5-Year-Old Mother?


Courtesy of:  2Spare.com

Lina Medina (born September 27, 1933 in Paurange, Peru) gave birth at the age of 5 years, 7 months and 21 days and is the youngest confirmed mother in medical history. This world record is closely followed by a similar case in Russia.

Lina was brought to a hospital by her parents at the age of 5 years because of increasing abdominal size. She was originally thought to have had a tumor, but her doctors determined she was in the seventh month of pregnancy. There was never evidence that Lina Medina’s pregnancy occurred in any but the usual way, but she never revealed the father of the child, nor the circumstances of her impregnation. She refuses interviews.

5 Signs Your Man is a Fool Called Crazy! Part I


5 Signs Your Man is Fool Called Crazy! Part I

I have dated my fair share of fools, and I’m sure you have, too. After all, it’s a numbers thing, if you think about it.  There’s a lot you can do to reduce the number of fools you run into, but that doesn’t mean you will avoid  them altogether.

Some fools have a way of slipping through the cracks. Slick, sleazy or grimey, a fool will get in where he can fit in, even if no one wants him there.

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Happy Marry Your Baby Daddy Day!


To the couples, who decided to make it official and get  married on the National Marry Your Baby Daddy Day, congratulations!

May you have a long, happy and joyous union.

To learn more about today’s celebration of “Marry Your Baby Daddy Day”, click here to read my previous post.

God bless!

Ms. No Single Mama Drama

Single Mothers: Need Money for College?


I was going through some paperwork the other day, when I got a revelation: In the last five years and, especially, the last three years, I have come a long, long way financially.

As a single mother, I have had more than my fair share of financial struggles–can I get an Amen?

As I was sorting this paperwork, I found my earnings statement from the social security administration, dating back to my first job in 1986.  Basically, it’s a report of your financial earnings and what you should receive from the SSA at retirement age (don’t even get me started…LOL).

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Anyhow, I noticed that after getting some certifications and B.A. degree, my income increased more than 3 x from what it was for most of my career.  My last increase was over $21K.  Yes, for me, that piece of paper is worth its weight in gold.  And, sometimes, I don’t think it matters what your degree is in, just that you have one.  For instance, I have an English degree, but I work in a technical field, but without that degree and certifications, I don’t think that I would have qualified for my current position.

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Freelance Writing Side Hustle


Freelance Writing Side Hustle
Ms. No Single Mama Drama

Freelance_Writing_Side_HustleSo you wanna do some freelance writing as a side hustle, huh? Well, in these economic times, I don’t blame you. And, guess what? It’s exactly these kinds of economic times that are perfect for the freelance writing side hustle!

Read my previous Side Hustle posts:

Side Hustles: Make Extra Cash – Part I

Side Hustles: Make Extra Cash – Part II

Side Hustles: Make Extra Cash – Part III

Why a Freelance Writing Side Hustle?

Companies everywhere are downsizing and, as a result, more and more companies are finding that in order to survive these unfortunate times, they have to cut creative staff, like writers.  But their loss is your gain. Now, there are exceptional opportunities for new freelance writers.

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