My Partner Is Deployed, But I Will *Never* Call Myself A Single Mom

Although some single moms receive child support, many are the sole providers for their family. According to the National Women’s Law Center, 41 percent of single moms live below the poverty line. Exclusive financial responsibility for a family is a tremendous burden, and single moms have to familiarize themselves with how to pay down debt, develop and follow a budget, manage credit, and take advantage of tax breaks.