This was the toast raised to single mom Beth Saidel, a university administrator, by her colleagues at Barnard University.
“It takes a college to raise a child.” Don’t you love it?
At first, my only hang-up about this article was the fact that it was written by a married mom. As a single mom freelance journalist whose story ideas have been rejected by Babble.com many times, I was throwing my hands in the air… “No fair, guys.”
But maybe it takes an objective, on-the-sidelines married mom to say:
“…there is something truly progressive about women taking a stand for the domestic, for children and the joy parenting brings to your life, even if it means giving up some of the benefits of being single without gaining the financial and emotional advantages of marriage.”
What does it take for YOU to raise your child(ren)?
Cable TV after-hours?
Photo: It takes a hefty gang of girlfriends to raise my child… That’s us in S.F. with our girls. The mama-in-the-middle has teenagers, so she was on her own that night.
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