Who Is Today’s Single Mom

Single motherhood is nothing new — unmarried women have been raising children since the dawn of time. What is new is that single moms in the United States have (in a very short period) changed from being a largely poor and undedicated minority, to an increasingly affluent mainstream group of 10 million women. Today, more than 40 percent of U.S. babies are born to unmarried women, more than double that number in 1980. The majority of single moms in 2016 are college-educated, and their average income (adjusted for inflation) has more than doubled since 1960. As U.S. women overall are more educated and affluent and attitudes about family and marriage change, single motherhood is projected to grow in scope and acceptance. 
For more information about Today’s Single Mom, take a look at this infographic by Emma Johnson in partnership with BBVA Compass.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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