One evening in February 1992 Sara was watching President Bill Clinton call out a few “welfare moms” in his State of the Union speech. He was commending their efforts in transitioning from public assistance to gainful employment. Sara watched those women rise from the audience and thought, “Wow! That’s great! Look at them!” And all of a sudden it hit her. “Hey! That’s my story!” And right then she knew she wanted to dedicate her life to helping other single moms “stand up” with pride.
Sara went from being the first woman in her area to use the new free Medicaid prenatal clinic, to a degreed professional and high ranking state staffer who set Medicaid policy, and she was a single mom nearly every step of the way.
Therefore, you can imagine her frustration when she was constantly bombarded in the media with messages about how ineffective she was because she was a single mom. She was told how poorly her kids were going to turn out, and every other ridiculous notion that society hurls at women raising children alone. Sara wanted to send a new message. She wanted women to know that they could succeed as women, and that their children’s future was not dependent on their mother’s marital status. But more then tell them, Sara wanted to show them how.
Sara launched Single Moms Ask Sara to show single moms how to rule their world, achieve their goals, and turn their families into productive and effective goal oriented teams.