Women stalk each other and fight among themselves over a man. Relatives, friends, neighbors, even employers get caught up in the disputes. The man terrorizes the woman. Kids are abused, neglected, ignored, sick, or pregnant themselves. Many children are caught in the crossfire between female rivals, between the parents, or between a parent and a "fiance." Mothers don't finish high school, can't find jobs, suffer medically and psychologically, move in with their own parents or with fiance after fiance, and repeatedly call on taxpayers to support them. Baby daddies take no interest in their children, don't support them, expose them to new girlfriends, or are prevented by the baby mama from having a relationship with their children. The Baby Mama Syndrome reveals a world you didn't know existed, a world of unconventional relationships, unrestrained sexual activity, unwed pregnancies, and violence described graphically by the people involved. Be prepared to be shocked, be prepared to be amused, but most of all, be prepared to be concerned -- for the parents, the children, and the rest of us. JUDGE ROBERT DOYEL retired in 2010 after nearly 16 years as a Florida judge, mostly in family court. Over the years, he handled part or all of 15,000 to 20,000 restraining order (injunction for protection) cases as well as thousands of dependency, divorce, custody, and paternity cases. A native of Oklahoma, Judge Doyel received his law degree (JD) from the University of Oklahoma and a master of laws (LLM) and doctorate (SJD) from the University of Wisconsin. Before going on the bench, he was a law school professor and a board certified trial and appellate lawyer. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War. RECOGNITION FOR JUDGE DOYEL GOVERNOR JEB BUSH, Governor's Peace at Home Award: "In recognition of outstanding accomplishments and contributions in the justice system" in efforts toward "stopping domestic violence" FLORIDA CHIEF JUSTICE HARRY LEE ANSTEAD: "for providing leadership within Florida's Court System in the area of Domestic Violence" FLORIDA CHIEF JUSTICE BARBARA J. PARIENTE: For "exemplary service on the Supreme Court Steering Committee on Families and Children in the court" as chair of the domestic violence subcommittee FLORIDA CHIEF JUSTICE PEGGY A. QUINCE: "for eight years of dedicated and loyal service" on the Supreme Court of Florida Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees, including chairing their domestic violence subcommittees AMERICAN ACADEMY of MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS FLORIDA CHAPTER: For "the most outstanding contribution to the field of matrimonial law by a member of the judiciary" FLORIDA COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: "for his outstanding contributions to the effort to eliminate domestic violence"