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Kelly Rowland is doing everything in her power to ensure her son Titan's childhood is more "stable" than her own.

The 39-year-old single mom grew up as the daughter of Doris who left Kelly's abusive alcoholic father, Christopher, when Kelly was six years old.

Doris then took on a job as a nanny to make ends meet for Kelly, but the disruptive nature of the role meant the former Destiny's Child star felt insecure as a child.

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Now that she is single, having split from her estranged husband, Tim Weatherspoon, last year, Kelly is determined to ensure her 5-year-old son Titan has a happy and secure childhood.

"I felt like as a kid, my mom had this job - she was a nanny," Kelly told Extra TV. "That moved her around a lot... I just wanted it to be stable a little more. With him - he doesn't really have to want for anything."

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Titan's father, Tim, is still a big part of his life -- which is very important -- but Kelly has primary custody of her son since she is the main breadwinner.

"I'm working my butt off for [Titan], and his life is going to be different from mine, period," Kelly told Extra TV.

Kelly home schools Titan while schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic. But the job is much harder than she ever anticipated. The "Coffee" singer laughs that teachers definitely need a raise once the lockdown is over.

"I'm scratching my head, because sometimes you go through that whole phase, 'I'm not a teacher, oh, I'm doing good at this, no, I don't have the patience for this.' Teachers need a raise, so many things!" she said.

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Brandy dropped a new single to honor single mothers, entitled "Baby Mama" featuring Chance The Rapper. Brandy said the inspiration for the song is her 17-year-old daughter, Sy'rai Iman Smith.

"The inspiration for Baby Mama was of course my daughter and how she makes me a better person. I wanted to do a song about her and speak to all baby mama's out there that may feel like they can't make it or they can't push through, you know, if you use your child as an inspiration you can do anything and I want to everybody to feel that. I have to give Chance The Rapper a huge shout out, he spit a really really dope verse on it and I’m so pleased with it. – Love, Brandy."

The music video was directed by celebrity photographer Derek Blanks with creative direction by Frank Gatson. Gatson is the friend who called 911 the night of Jussie Smollett's unfortunate career-ending incident in Chicago last year.

Brandy is asking for donations to Homes for the Holidays, part of Warrick Dunn Charities to benefit single parent families in need.

Homes for the Holidays partners with affordable housing providers to reduce the financial burden on single parent homeowners by fully furnishing their new house, providing down payment assistance, and stocking the pantry with food and other household necessities. Since 1997, "Homes for the Holidays" has rewarded 177 single parents and 477 children and dependents.
 

Back in the day, a single mother with 6-12 kids lived the good life while collecting government checks for each child. Sadly, those gravy days are over.

A mother of 11 is facing eviction after she was laid off before Christmas. Jessica Sumlin, of Whitehaven, near Memphis, is struggling to find work to support her 11 children.

"If I had family to go to - like immediate family - I'd go and ask them, but I don't have any immediate family. It's just me and my kids," she told Fox13Memphis.com.

On her GoFundMe page, Sumlin said she and her kids lived with her mom until she got pregnant again.

"I had a newborn so we couldn't stay there, and during this time I got a storage... which, after renting for a month, they informed me that someone had broke in and stole all me and my children's things."

She said kindhearted friends helped her move into an empty house and she's asking for donations to fix up the home. The house she moved into has black mold and no heat.

According to Fox13Memphis.com, Sumlin was laid off after 12 years at Taco Bell because she was a high-risk pregnancy. She said she found a temporary job in November, but she was laid off again just days before Christmas. She tried applying for jobs to make ends meet.

Now she is close to eviction and her lights are due to be cut off for nonpayment.

"My rent man constantly calling and texting me saying that I'm past due in rent.

A GoFundMe page raised over $9,800 of a $2,000 goal.

Twitter users weighed in with their own opinions about her situation.

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Freshman Michael Todd said he was bullied in school his whole life because his single mom didn't have enough money to buy new clothes for him to wear.

Todd was having a hard time fitting in at Martin Luther King Prep in Memphis, TN. He was bullied for wearing the same clothes to school every day.

"I don't really have clothes at home. My mom can't buy clothes for me because I'm growing too fast," he told Fox 13 in Memphis, TN.

After being bullied by ruthless classmates, two high school football players stepped in to help Todd out.

Kristopher Graham and Antwan Garrett surprised Todd by gifting him with bags of clothes and shoes from their own closets, according to Fox 13.

"I said, 'You know, we was in the same third period. I apologize for laughing at you and I want to give something to you to make it up,'" Graham told Fox 13 Memphis.

"I was shocked, completely… You guys are awesome," said Todd.

"It was a weak moment for me, I was crying," Garrett said.

"And then I almost cried when we had lunch, he told me, he was like, 'You know, you two the only two to actually ever give me a gift,'" Graham said.

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