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Custody and Child Support
By an older mama ally

Before the unexpected pregnancy that made it all a reality, I thought about having kids in what I thought was a pretty realistic way. I even figured that there would be a good chance that I’d be a single mother, and felt prepared to deal with that. The custody battle was a different... Find Out More

Adventures in Breastfeeding by Jess DelBalzo

When I was younger, I swore up and down that when I had children, I would never do it.

My mother reminds me now and then: I was adamant about it. But as soon as my baby was born, I forgot all of my previous promises, and now I can't seem to stop. I do it all the time, and... Find Out More

When I sat in my bathroom looking at the pregnancy test, all my worst fears were realized. Two pink lines stared back at me. I was numb.

The next few weeks were filled with conflicting emotions about the pregnancy. The things I knew about unwed young mothers weren’t good things. I knew how I looked upon girls I knew that got... Find Out More

More Than They Tell Us: Our Rights as Pregnant and Parenting Students

By Rebecca Trotzky-Sirr

It’s hard enough to stay in school as a mama, but if your school is discriminating against pregnant and parenting students it can be damn near impossible. If you are pregnant or parenting, you have a right to stay in school. More than... Find Out More

What do you do if you are sued for custody of your children? If a friendly breakup turns ugly? If your kids' other parent disappears with them? If you suddenly have to sue for custody yourself?

Few life-crises are as emotionally taxing as a custody battle, so we asked family law attorney Linda French to walk us through the scary first... Find Out More

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