Births to unmarried women ages 25 to 29 are up 30 percent since 1991; births to unmarried women ages 30 to 44 are up 17 percent.
One caveat: Statistics don't tell how many single moms are with a partner (and choosing not to get married), how many live with family (so they have some help around), and how many are truly alone.
Even if you’re a single adoptive parent and chose the challenge of going it alone, it’s still tough.
Single moms often hang in limbo waiting for child support that never arrives or paying attorneys to pursue what should be paid.
Somers, who grew up and still resides in Idaho, gives Yahoo Parenting an exclusive interview on life as a "single mom- sugar baby."YP: What do you think ultimately drove you to seek help from a site that hooks up women with wealthy man for sex and companionship in exchange for money?
I was a hormonal, heartbroken 28-year-old, and in between work hours spent editing textbooks, I nursed Mae and mashed up baby food. It didn't help that there were no single-mom role models in my life -- except, say, Madonna, who was also parenting solo at the time.I didn’t have a computer so I browsed the gold membership guys on my cell phone. " data-reactid="32"YP: Do you or the girls have a relationship with their dad? GS: I was with him for almost eight years, but I broke up with him last year because he wouldn’t get serious about working a steady job or getting his own place — he lives with his grandma.Single parents probably read the title of this article and think, “Ha! ” And in fairness, we realize that the challenges of caring for kids alone are innumerable.When single mom Gina Somers, 24 needed help supporting her daughters, ages 7 and 2, she logged onto Sugar Daddy For at the suggestion of a girlfriend who was a “sugar baby” herself at the time."My friend is also a young single mother and needed a way to bring in extra money," Somers tells Yahoo Parenting.
Well, let me clarify: I have no shortage of “dates”. I have an outgoing personality and seem to be asked out a lot…