"This is a family too"

Single-parent households continue to receive attention from the media. One recent story in the The New York Times focused on this statistic: in the United States, one quarter of all families with children are headed by single mothers. The reasons given were varied—separation, divorce, widowhood.

There is something important that these households have in common, however, and one mother summed it up this way: "... you have to work harder at making sure they have what they need and at keeping the family together. This is a family too."

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