iHeart Single Parents on Fox!

by mssinglemama on August 14, 2008

My favorite cartoons from my very impressionable 7-12 years… just take a look and the next time you wonder why I’m such a feminista/girlie girl. Sexy cartoon stars will do that do you.

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My favorite cartoons from my very impressionable 7-12 years… just take a look and the next time you wonder why I’m such a feminista/girlie girl. Sexy cartoon stars will do that do you.

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My favorite cartoons from my very impressionable 7-12 years… just take a look and the next time you wonder why I’m such a feminista/girlie girl. Sexy cartoon stars will do that do you.

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Clare, the co-founder of iHeart Single Parents, made an appearance on Fox’s Morning Show this week.

Click here to watch Clare’s interview.

I’m so excited that iHeartSingleParents.com is finally getting the attention it deserves.

Morning Show hosts Mike and Juliet say, at the start of this piece, that 40% of new mothers in the U.S. are unmarried and of those the fastest growing group is women in their late 20’s. Not sure where they got that statistic (and it is Fox) but could that be true? Forty percent!

Mike and Juliet also ask Clare if she would recommend that other women choose to be a single mom. In her blog post, Clare says they sprung these questions on her – “They didn’t ask the questions that the producer and I practiced on at all.”

I can’t speak for Clare but being a single mother is seldom a choice for any of us. It’s something that happens. We choose to go on as single moms… but we certainly didn’t choose this path? Or did we? I chose to leave my husband. Does that mean I chose to be a single mom? I’ve written about this here.

Food for thought. And evidence that talk show hosts will always go for the controversial chord of any conversation.

Regardless, Clare did a fantastic job representing! And if you haven’t been over to iHeart lately, get over there because there are nearly 1,000 members now… and as Clare says in this interview, having a single parent social network to turn to really makes you feel less alone.

[Photo: Clare and her 2-year-old son, Colby]

P.S. Proves my point that Single Moms are on Fire!

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Katherine August 15, 2008 at 6:07 am

Being a part of I-heart for a month and a half now… I too am very excited about this exposure. Watching this site grow and also gleaning from it’s support and the riendships made have been a great experience for me.

I watched the interview the day she went on and was quite impressed with her handling their questions. It was noticeable that they put her on the spot but she handled it all with such grace. I am glad to promote the site from my own blog and look forward to more great discussions over there.

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O Solo Mama August 19, 2008 at 8:03 am

I’m ashamed to say I haven’t joined, and now I will. Abvout choosing single motherhood. . .yes some of us did. I think the great and unacknowledged thing about the single-parent phenom is that we are all different and have different stories. . .and are kids are at different stages too. Makes for a very rich community.

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