Change Your Life In 2012

Ever feel like you’ve drifted off-track, but don’t know how to get back on—or what track you’re supposed to even get on?

Meet Trisha Waldron. Trisha was 28 years old when she realized her life was not quite heading in the direction she had always hoped it would. Though she had two beautiful little girls, ages 4 and 6, she was now single and barely surviving on food stamps in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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Abused Mother & Son Saved By Facebook Post

Held hostage with her 17-month-old son for 5 days, a Utah woman hid in her closet with a laptop and posted a plea for help on Facebook, saying they would likely be “dead by morning” if somebody didn’t come to their rescue.

The post prompted a concerned friend to call police. When officers arrived to check on the woman’s welfare, they were initially denied access to enter the home. When they finally were able to enter, they asked the woman if she was OK and she responded with a shake of her head to signal “No.”

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Co-Abodes & “Mommunes” On The Rise For Single Moms

In 2009, more than 4 in 10 births were to unmarried women. That’s a jump from 18% in 1980 to an astonishing 41% in 2009. Consider the reality that the average single mom makes just over $25,000 a year, and factor in the average cost of raising a child per year, which is estimated at around $13,860—and it’s easy to see why single moms everywhere are finding more and more reasons to share housing.

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