According to Wallet Hub, New England states rate pretty well when it comes to a good environment for raising children alone. Each state was rated on professional opportunities, child care and work/life balance. Overall, Vermont came in No. 1.

Massachusetts came in second for child care, Maine came in sixth for professional opportunities, and New Hampshire came in sixth for child care.

By far, being a former single mom, child care was the biggest challenge that I had. My son, Colin, was 6 years old, and I had to find a baby sitter that was not only willing to take him to school and feed him breakfast, but also be up at 4:30 in the morning so I could be on the air at 5:30.

It was a challenge, but I was able to find really good people with children themselves to help out with him. It wasn't easy and broke my heart on most days. I didn't feel as if I had a choice. I had to work to pay the bills, so I had to drop him off at child care.

If I had to do it again, I think I would have changed jobs so I could stay home, make his lunch and take him to school, but I do have a great career that I love and wouldn't change that either!

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