Did you know that unmarried women are now responsible for a whopping 36% of all births? That's the highest number of unmarried mothers in the past six decades. Nearly four out of ten moms are "single parents."
The fact is the Ward and June Clever household is clearly a thing of the past in more ways than one. American families look very different. But are the challenges single moms face different? Are there any silver linings? And what does the new family constellation mean for the kids?
Those are just a few of the questions we'll be discussing Tuesday, August 28 on the TODAY show. I'll be joined by the author of a newly-released survey of over 14,000 wed and unwed moms. The article will appear this month in Babytalk magazine.
Should be an interesting discussion! I hope you join me. And I'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter. How does this impact the kids -- or does it? What advice do you single moms have for other single moms? Let me know.
Watch the "Single Moms" segment from TODAY:
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Dr. Michele Borba is the author of Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me: The Top 25 Friendship Problems and How to Solve Them.