American Short Stories Interview

I interviewed my 53-year-old mother. Asking about her childhood and what it was like to be a single mom.

An Inspiration

A strong woman and an amazing single mom to two kids sadly passed away, but the support around the two kids lead one of them to become a teacher as a thank you to the teachers that once supported him....

Growing Up in Chicago

This interview was conducted November 26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Natalia Beltran (16) interviewed her mom, Erica Avila (36) about her childhood in Humboldt Park and how living in such a troubled neighborhood shaped her into the woman she is...

“How my moms strength shaped my life.”

Peggy Holmes describes how her mothers strength raising 7 children by herself proved to be influential in her life.

Shantelle ( moms interview )

I take a second to get one on one about my moms life in great detail. From her childhood, to her favorite thing about me ! Great bonding experience.

Interviewing Megan Doughty

We talked about her cancer life and how it changed her. We also talked about Peyton, her 4 year old daughter as a single mom.

My Moms Childhood

My mom’s childhood was full of obstacle but it shaped her for what she is , a strong woman that I look up to. Even though shes a single mom of four kids she got her master’s degree in accounting....

Cathy on being a single mom: “Hell yeah, I got this.”

Cathy Fox sits down with Preston Spangler to talk about her experiences with being a single mom. Although she is not a woman of many words, she shares some powerful stories about her hardships raising four kids after a divorce.

Your Past Doesn’t Define You

Symphony Pomales (16yrs) interviews her grandma Shirley Lopez (55yrs) on November 15, 2017 in Valrico, Florida. Mrs. Lopez tells about her life growing up in the urban city of Bronx, New York. She also tells of her struggles being a...

An interview with my single mom

I asked my twice widowed mother questions about the single mom life. Whether or not she felt like she had she had done a good job being a single mom.

Moments with my mother

I talk to my mom about her life and becoming a nurse while being a single mother of 4.

A story of Amy’s life

A story of a mothers life and the transitions and challenges she faced

"Deep down inside I felt like something wasn't normal. And it turns out it wasn't."

Kelly Plunkett speaks with her Nurse-Family Partnership nurse Kyla Pfannenstiel at Children First about her journey to becoming her son’s biggest advocate & a confident mom. With Kyla’s support, Kelly overcame homelessness relating to domestic violence, and was persistent in...