Send your essays to [email protected] write “single mother” in the subject line. This year marks the 10 anniversary, they might buy important jewelry and give it to each other to wear. I am going to buy a ruby and bake it into a cake and forget that I did it and give it to myself. The apprehension was warranted; the details have been hard.
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One-fourth of them are supposed to experience the kind of emotional havoc that renders them useless forever. My kids have seen me write for a living at home, tutor, teach classes, and sew purses at the kitchen table so that I could be available to them after school. When they were in elementary school, they put 4.58 in an envelope and gave it to me. I took one of the dollars and wrote on it: “This is my birthday present from my wonderful daughters who are selfless and sincere and my very special comrades.” I gave the rest back to them and told them not to ever worry. Growing up in a house of girls, they’ve learned about independence, about teamwork, about climbing on ladders and lifting couches and fixing (OK, attempting to fix) leaky shower faucets. Female strength is worth nurturing, and it just happens organically in an all-gal house.Tex Mex restaurants first surfaced ouside the southwest region in cities with large Mexican populations. Diana Kennedy, noted Mexican culinary expert, is credited for elevating this common food to trendy fare. But it is foreign in that its inspiration came from an alien cuisine; that it has never merged into the mainstream of American cooking and remains alive almost solely in the region where it originated..." ---Eating in America, Waverly Root & Richard de Rochemont [William Morrow: New York] 1976 (p. A combination of the words "Texan" and "Mexican," first printed in 1945, that refers to an adaptation of Mexican dishes by Texas cooks.It is difficult to be precise as to what distinguishes Tex-Mex from true Mexican food, except to say that the variety of the latter is wider and more regional, whereas throughout the state and, now, throughout the entire United States." ---Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink, John F. 325) [1950s] "Mexican restaurants, whos popularity coincided with the arrival of large numbers of Mexican immigrants after 1950, have for the most part followed the from and style of what is called "Tex-Mex" food, and amalgam of Northern Mexican peasant food with Texas farm and cowboy fare.We’d love to hear from single dads and boys raised by single mothers, too. That’s because a decade is a long time, a long time to share towels and make compromises and most often raise kids. In unmarital circles, OK, in my unmarital circle, a decade of parenting—alone, without the relationship part—is not an accomplishment. Now, I see that they have grown up with so much more.If the forms ask, I check off the box that says “head of the household.” Gender: female. More than, I daresay, their peers from two-parent families have. Kids of unmarried parents, according to all of those studies (of rich moms and poor, educated moms and not-so), are supposed to be failures.In fact, some believe that in an era when children are coddled and dependent for way too long, being a child of a single parent has distinct advantages.