How many SWWAN moms

The numbers hurt. Got these amazing statistics on single parents from a story in an Iowa newspaper (from an Alabama news source) about a young widowed single mom:

“According to the 2000 Census, 12 million people were single parents. From 1970-2000, the number of single mothers increased from 3 million to 10 million, while the number of single fathers increased from 393,000 to 2 million. The number of children under 18 living with single parents went from 11.9 percent in 1970 to 26.7 percent in 2000. Of those, 22.4 percent lived with their mothers.
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Now you know those numbers are even higher in 2006, and seemingly continuing to go up for the foreseeable future.

Is this the perfect time for SWWAN? Yep, a SWWAN caring for her little ones without a mate works extra hard, no doubt about it, and we’re here to help make life a little easier in as many ways as we can. We’re working on our discounts and extra services programs–starting with Chicago and moving out to the world.

If you have a little one, here’s a simple online story about baby swans (the bird kind). It comes with questions to spark your child’s curiosity. Enjoy.


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