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Single By Chance Mothers By Choice

Author : Rosanna Hertz
ISBN : 9780195341409
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The remarkable number of women taking the daunting step of having children outside of marriage is explored in this account of this fast-growing phenomenon, revealing why middle-class women have taken an unorthodox approach to parenthood and how they are making it work.
Category: Family & Relationships

Single By Chance Mothers By Choice How Women Are Choosing Parenthood Without Marriage And Creating The New American Family

Author : Rosanna Hertz
ISBN : 9780199884490
Genre : Social Science
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A remarkable number of women today are taking the daunting step of having children outside of marriage. In Single By Chance, Mothers By Choice, Rosanna Hertz offers the first full-scale account of this fast-growing phenomenon, revealing why these middle class women took this unorthodox path and how they have managed to make single parenthood work for them. Hertz interviewed 65 women--ranging from physicians and financial analysts to social workers, teachers, and secretaries--women who speak candidly about how they manage their lives and families as single mothers. What Hertz discovers are not ideologues but reluctant revolutionaries, women who--whether straight or gay--struggle to conform to the conventional definitions of mother, child, and family. Having tossed out the rulebook in order to become mothers, they nonetheless adhere to time-honored rules about child-rearing. As they tell their stories, they shed light on their paths to motherhood, describing how they summoned up the courage to pursue their dream, how they broke the news to parents, siblings, friends, and co-workers, how they went about buying sperm from fertility banks or adopting children of different races. They recount how their personal and social histories intersected to enable them to pursue their dream of motherhood, and how they navigate daily life. What does it mean to be single in terms of romance and parenting? How do women juggle earning a paycheck with parenting? What creative ways have women devised to shore up these families? How do they incorporate men into their child-centered families? This book provides concrete, informative answers to all these questions. A unique window on the future of the family, this book offers a gold mine of insight and reassurance for any woman contemplating this rewarding if unconventional step.
Category: Social Science

Single By Chance Mothers By Choice

Author : Rosanna Hertz
ISBN : 0198039913
Genre : Social Science
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A remarkable number of women today are taking the daunting step of having children outside of marriage. In Single By Chance, Mothers By Choice, Rosanna Hertz offers the first full-scale account of this fast-growing phenomenon, revealing why these middle class women took this unorthodox path and how they have managed to make single parenthood work for them. Hertz interviewed 65 women--ranging from physicians and financial analysts to social workers, teachers, and secretaries--women who speak candidly about how they manage their lives and families as single mothers. What Hertz discovers are not ideologues but reluctant revolutionaries, women who--whether straight or gay--struggle to conform to the conventional definitions of mother, child, and family. Having tossed out the rulebook in order to become mothers, they nonetheless adhere to time-honored rules about child-rearing. As they tell their stories, they shed light on their paths to motherhood, describing how they summoned up the courage to pursue their dream, how they broke the news to parents, siblings, friends, and co-workers, how they went about buying sperm from fertility banks or adopting children of different races. They recount how their personal and social histories intersected to enable them to pursue their dream of motherhood, and how they navigate daily life. What does it mean to be 'single' in terms of romance and parenting? How do women juggle earning a paycheck with parenting? What creative ways have women devised to shore up these families? How do they incorporate men into their child-centered families? This book provides concrete, informative answers to all these questions. A unique window on the future of the family, this book offers a gold mine of insight and reassurance for any woman contemplating this rewarding if unconventional step.
Category: Social Science

Single Mothers By Choice

Author : Jane Mattes
ISBN : 9780812922462
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A handbook for women who have chosen single motherhood offers an analysis of available options, from artificial insemination to adoption, and examines the special problems, questions, and rewards of single motherhood
Category: Family & Relationships

Choosing Single Motherhood

Author : Mikki Morrissette
ISBN : 9780547527093
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The comprehensive guide for single women interested in proactively becoming and being a mother—includes the essential tools needed to decide whether to take this step, information on how best to follow through, and insight about answering the child’s questions and needs over time. Choosing Single Motherhood, written by a longtime journalist and Choice Mother (a woman who chooses to conceive or adopt without a life partner), will become the indispensable tool for women looking for both support and insight. Based on extensive up-to-date research, advice from child experts and family therapists, as well as interviews with more than one hundred single women, this book explores • common questions and concerns of women facing this decision, including: Can I afford to do this? Should I wait longer to see if life turns a new corner? How do Choice Mothers handle the stress of solo parenting? • what the research says about growing up in a single-parent household • how to answer a child’s “daddy” questions • the facts about adoption, anonymous donor insemination, and finding a known donor • how the children of pioneering Choice Mothers feel about their lives Written in a lively style that never sugarcoats or sweeps problems under the rug, Choosing Single Motherhood covers the topic clearly, concisely, and with a great deal of heart.
Category: Family & Relationships

When Baby Makes Two

Author : Jane Storesifer
ISBN : 1565653467
Genre : Mother and child
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Information on the emotional, economic and legal issues of single motherhood
Category: Mother and child

Knock Yourself Up

Author : Louise Sloan
ISBN : 1583332863
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A straightforward and lighthearted guide to achieving single motherhood addresses a range of concerns, from artificial insemination methods and handling pregnancy while single to managing finances and addressing the concerns of friends and family members. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Category: Health & Fitness

Choice

Author : Karen E. Bender
ISBN : 9781596929869
Genre : Fiction
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A moving collection of personal essays about the real, human experiences behind the highly politicized issue of reproductive choice. At a time when a woman’s most complex decisions have been reduced to political rhetoric and impersonal theory, and political debate has been hijacked by pundits and name-callers, Choice joins the discourse with an assortment of candid voices in an effort to humanize the debate about reproductive rights. In addressing a wide range of women’s choices — from using birth control to taking the morning-after pill, from adopting a child to putting a child up for adoption, from having an abortion to bringing a pregnancy to full term — 'Choice' explores the complexities inherent in every reproductive decision. Including twenty-four honest, heartrending essays from established writers such as Francine Prose, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Pam Houston, Ann Hood, and Sarah Messer and emerging talents such as Kimi Faxon Hemingway, Stephanie Anderson, and Ashley Talley, 'Choice' will allow you to truly understand the meaning of the word “choice” — regardless of what side of the debate you stand on.
Category: Fiction

Reflexivity And Voice

Author : Rosanna Hertz
ISBN : 0761903844
Genre : Social Science
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Qualitative researchers are increasingly concerned with issues relating to writing up their studies and creating a new ethnography where the author's voice, as well as those of their participants, are more fully realized for the reader. This volume, a significant expansion of a special issue of the journal Qualitative Sociology, presents an array of contemporary ethnographers grappling with the problematics and new conventions of ethnographic writing.
Category: Social Science

The Kickass Single Mom

Author : Emma Johnson
ISBN : 9780143131151
Genre : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
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When Emma Johnson's husband moved out, leaving her broke, pregnant, and home alone with a toddler, she couldn't find the advice she needed to thrive as a single professional woman and parent. So in 2012, two years after her marriage ended, Johnson launched a blog on her newfound, successful life as a single mom. Now this book will help millions of women confront the naysayers in their lives (and in their own minds) to build a thriving career and achieve financial security, and to reignite their romantic life-all while being a kickass parent to their kids.
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS