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Single Mom Stress Escalates With COVID-19

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Single motherhood has always been fraught with challenges. Compared to married mothers, single moms face greater financial insecurity, isolation, and obstacles to balancing work and parenthood.

A health crisis, a lost job, or an expensive house repair threaten to crush a single mom’s financial well-being, since many of them live precariously close to the margins with little savings or assets.

Yet, somehow, most single moms have made it work—often by taking on an extra job, sacrificing self-care, and piecing together a way to provide for their children.

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