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5 Friends Every Single Mom Needs

Emma Johnson | Posted 02.24.2015 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

If you're facing single motherhood -- whether by divorce, choice or happenstance, you need support. All the freaking support you can get You're building a new life here, woman! Who you spend time with influence who that new person will be.

What I'm Too Ashamed And Devastated To Admit About My Split Out Loud

Samantha Darby Sollenberger | Posted 02.23.2015 | Divorce
Samantha Darby Sollenberger

This is harder because I don't know what my husband has chosen over me. Over Alice. Over our family.

Pennies for Heaven

Liza Long | Posted 02.19.2015 | Women
Liza Long

Two months later, I celebrated my fortieth birthday in a way I never could have imagined. After years of hard work, sacrifice and a level of organizational commitment that in retrospect was possibly unwarranted, I was an out-of-work single mother of four children.

Why Dogs Are Better Than Dates

Liesl Testwuide | Posted 02.19.2015 | Divorce
Liesl Testwuide

It's a bad sign when I'm on a date and I miss my dog. If I look forward to drooly, droopy jowls rather than Mr. Comb-over's kiss, it's time to call a cab. Don't get me wrong; I love men. It's just that in a lot of cases, I love my dog more.

5 Audacious Ways to Rock Valentines Day Like a Boss

Lola Reed | Posted 02.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lola Reed

Does anyone actually love Valentines Day? Or are the vast majority of us just keeping up appearances? Going through the motions with buying some cho...

Three Years After My Husband Left Me, I Finally Let Him Go

Stacey Freeman | Posted 02.10.2015 | Divorce
Stacey Freeman

As it turned out, everything did have its place, myself included. It was only a matter of finding it.

11 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Parent

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.05.2015 | Divorce

Being a single parent is hard work. You know what makes it even more difficult? The questions and "advice" you get from people who have no idea what i...

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for the Single Dad

Jon Vaughn | Posted 02.02.2015 | Divorce
Jon Vaughn

Now that I'm freed from the chains of this holiday, I can finally say exactly what I would want, as a parent, dad, whatever, provided that it comes from my significant other.

Don't Call My Stepkids 'Baggage!' Your Trash Just So Happens to Be My Treasure

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 01.21.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Do I mind that my stepkids are referred to as leftover "baggage?" You bet, I do.

Feel Like Giving Up? 10 Things I Remembered in 2014 to Keep Going

Laura Aiisha | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

As the final weeks and days of this year have come and gone, I'm reminded of the ways that 2014 has pushed me backwards, pulled me forwards, lifte...

6 Ways to Express Interest When the Kids Are Around

Jon Vaughn | Posted 03.06.2015 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

There is absolutely nothing wrong with me passing along a compliment to a woman in front of her children, or mine. But I overthought things, and I shouldn't have. Somehow society has convinced me that when I have my daughters, women are off-limits.

A Christmas Letter From This Burnt-Out Mom To Her Single Mother Of 6

Susan Fishman | Posted 02.21.2015 | Parents
Susan Fishman

Maybe the joy of the season and the love for your kids filled your heart to the point that you've now forgotten the juggling and the exhaustion and the overall monumental holiday undertaking. But I want you to know that I haven't.

This Single Mom Waitress Just Got The Tip Of A Lifetime

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.21.2014 | Divorce

If there's ever a time you might need a little extra cash, it's during the holidays. One waitress in Herndon, Va. got something extra and then som...

6 Reasons Your Online Dating Profile Simply Isn't Working

Sheila Blagg | Posted 02.09.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

You've been on your dating site of choice for weeks without much attention at all. You haven't seen anywhere near the volume you were expecting -- or hoping for. There's nothing wrong with you. But there might be something wrong with your dating profile.

Kick Resistance in the Ass: 5 Things I Learned to Create My Legacy

Laura Aiisha | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

Standing up courageously in the face of fear, doubt, resistance, nerves and old limiting stories is by far one of the most dynamic and courageous human experiences I can think of.

All This Single Mother Wants For Christmas

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

Practicing gratitude has changed our attitude and perspective. Gratitude reminds my children that not receiving Christmas gifts is nothing in comparison to the obstacles other families face due to poverty, homelessness, joblessness, and hunger.

Does Age Make a Difference in a Relationship?

Sheila Blagg | Posted 01.19.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Age appropriateness is a frequent consideration of potential dating partners. In most cases, people will claim to prefer a partner close to his/her age, but in practical applications this isn't always possible.

My Daughter Asked Why Her Dad Left Us. This Is What I Told Her

YourTango | Posted 01.15.2015 | Divorce
YourTango

What do you say to a child who carries half the DNA of a person that causes your heart the daily battle of learning to forgive?

My Boyfriend Slept Over With My Kids Home for the First Time and Hilarity (and Normality) Ensued

Emma Johnson | Posted 01.13.2015 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

You should date, and let your kids know about it. Denying your sexuality and need for romantic connection sets a bad example for your children and thrusts too much responsibility on them to care for your emotional needs now, and physical and financial needs in the future.

10 Ways to Show Your Ex is Living With Someone

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 01.11.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

For someone trying to demonstrate that a former spouse is living with someone else in an effort to have an alimony obligation reduced or terminated, the job of collecting evidence is much easier today.

How My Single Mom Made Me A Male Feminist

TueNight | Posted 01.10.2015 | Women
TueNight

I used to think that my mom made her stand when I was seven in order to teach me to be a gentleman, a concept laden with the trappings of chivalry, often landing at odds with the equality demanded by feminism. Now I realize that she was actually teaching me that it was my job to show respect, keep my head up and look at the world through the lens of others.

Is Coffee-Shop Divorce Coaching an Alternative to Couch Therapy?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Would the comfy lounge chairs and soothing smell of lattes create the kind of inviting atmosphere, where people going through the most challenges conflicts of their lives, could open up and discuss their divorce?

Dear Single Mom (And Sometimes Single Mom)

Sybil Brun | Posted 01.04.2015 | Religion
Sybil Brun

I want you to know that I think about you often. I imagine how you feel on the lonely nights that seem to plague you. I remember the exhaustion that envelops you so much of the time that you think one day, it just might swallow you whole.

What Do Marathons and Divorce Have in Common?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Most who have been through a divorce will tell you that it is a marathon, not a sprint. In order to get to the finish line without collapsing, it is helpful to have a coach guide you from beginning to end.

A Poem About Losing Custody

Jon Vaughn | Posted 12.29.2014 | Divorce
Jon Vaughn

Shock and surprise, in the blink of an eye. I'm still a kid myself! This twenty year old guy.