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.

Life of a Single Mom

This is the life of an accountant who while furthering career was the single mother to a monster kid. Some of her difficulty’s and some things she is proud of.

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....