Profile for Marlee Sheaffer

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True Story: What You Don’t Know — But Should — About Single Mothers

Single Mom Speaks
Jennifer has been a single mom and Rick Santorum can kiss her ass. Read More »
Ann Hates Single Moms
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Ann Coulter trashed single mothers on the "Today" show. Read More »
Single Mom Hallmark Card
Hallmark made a card for black single moms on Father's Day. Read More »

I’m going to propose something that may seem radical, given the hysteria that single motherhood seems to conjure in American society. The typical single mother? She doesn’t exist.

As a solo-parenting mother (which is different than a single parent — this is a nuanced “issue” my friends!), I’ve searched high and low to find out if a significant portion of single moms are representative of the stereotype that politicians, moralizing religious groups, and census statistics tell me are single (puns!) handedly causing a rise in childhood poverty. All I’ve managed to find is a group of people as diverse as our married counterparts. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Can Bra Shopping At Home Really Work?

Undies expert: Thongs
I hate thongs, but I also hate panty lines! Read More »
Underwear Expert: Bras!
Help me find a bra for post-pregnancy boobs! Read More »
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For me, dating and bra shopping are analogous. I enter both scenarios with excited anticipation and high hopes of finding a good fit only to be met with similar disappointments. The attractive ones often end up making me uncomfortable. The seemingly sensible ones offer little support. Usually, both end up in either a figurative or quite literal let down. Dating and bras; my success rate with both has led to some serious lamenting with lady friends. “Will I ever find the one?”

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