You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe



Single mothers wish for happiness

A great many of the letters sent to Globe Santa each year are from single mothers facing hardships that are both emotionally draining and financially debilitating.

In the face of different challenges, they have a single purpose: they want their children to be happy at Christmas.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week