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Dear Single Moms: Your Kids Will Be Fine

YourTango | Posted 11.23.2015 | Divorce

Despite a childhood filled with divorce, custody battles, and latch-key afternoons, my sister and I grew up to be kick-ass women.


Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women
Kerrie L Cooper

I am living someone else's life, she thinks to herself. I am working towards someone else's goal, not mine. She is not happy, not fulfilled in anyway. She feels like a hamster on a wheel that is spinning at an ever increasing rate and yet she cannot get off. These are the thoughts that creep into her mind as she stares at the cars stuck in the rush hour traffic ahead of her.

Never Enough Time in Her Day

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women
Kerrie L Cooper

She takes her files and laptop to her bedroom, stops to throw in a load of laundry and then heads to the kitchen to start dinner. After dinner, she prepares her kid's lunches for the next day before helping them with their homework, which takes all of one and a half hours.

Freezing Your Eggs at Fortysomething

Francesca Maxime | Posted 11.06.2015 | Women
Francesca Maxime

I want women to know to just freeze their eggs if they want to. And for younger women, take a minute when you're in your 20's or 30's and just freeze them if you think having kids later in life is important to you. Because life happens - and sometimes things you think will line up, don't.

A Day In The Life Of A Single Mom

Cosmopolitan | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.01.2015 | Divorce

It's 5:30 a.m., and he crawls into my bed, muttering "momma" in the most precious, pathetic baby voice I have ever heard. I open my eyes halfway...

Comic Book Puts New Spin On The Superhero Single Mom

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 09.16.2015 | Black Voices

Most hero narratives -- take Batman, for example -- are told in the protagonist's point of view. But music-video director, Dennis Liu, flipped the scr...

17 Things To Know About Loving A Single Mother

Bonnie Koehn | Posted 09.08.2015 | Divorce
Bonnie Koehn

I've only been at this single parenting thing for a few years, but I've learned some valuable lessons (both good and bad) about how relationships are different once you have a tiny person to consider. I've also observed my single mom friends navigating these waters over the years and heard the same few points arise again and again.

Why This 51-Year-Old Mother Of Two Is Living A New Life In China

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 r...

5 Things To Know About Kids Who Grew Up With Single Parents

YourTango | Posted 08.11.2015 | Divorce

Children of single parents grow up seeing a very different example of romantic love than those who grew up in a "normal" household.

12 All-Too-Honest Confessions From Single Parents

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.28.2015 | Divorce

  It's easy to overlook how much you do for your kids as a single parent. School drop-offs and pick-ups, sick days, overblown supermark...

Why Being a Single Teen Mother Gave Me These 5 Things

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Sky Mandala Marcano

A severe wake up call to my core desires and ambitions. You know that feeling of helplessness and a loss of personal power? Well it can make you feel things you never imagined. Including figuring out what you want out of life.

7 Damn Good Reasons To Date A Single Mom

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.12.2015 | Divorce

If you've won the love of a single mom, you've hit the relationship jackpot. Few love as selflessly and fiercely as a woman who's raised her kiddo...

What Color Is My Parachute? And Does It Match My Shoes?

Tammy Letherer | Posted 06.03.2015 | Divorce
Tammy Letherer

I made an appointment today to be evaluated by a vocational expert. What fun! At long last I'll find out if my current job as stay-at-home-mom has earned me any street cred, or if, in fact, serving sausage patties 20 years ago at Bob Evans was the apex of my career.

A Letter to Jennifer Garner

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 06.01.2015 | Divorce
Beth Cone Kramer

Jen, no matter what the outcome, take time to heal. Explain to your beautiful daughters in an age appropriate way. You two will always be connected through your children, who will never cease to amaze you.

What Raising Kids Alone After Divorce Feels Like

Dina Strada | Posted 05.22.2015 | Divorce
Dina Strada

The other night, I had a few friends over to what I consider to be my lovely new home. It's all mine. Paid for by me. Decorated by me. Infused 100% with my style, taste and spirit. When friends walk into my new home, they all say the same thing, "Now this house is so YOU." And it is.

A Single Mom's Guide To Career Advancement

Jenn Lyons | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Jenn Lyons

While there is much debate if working mothers can "have it all," single moms go out and "make it happen." There is no other option.

Are Single Parents All Created Equal?

Stacey Freeman | Posted 05.14.2015 | Divorce
Stacey Freeman

Not all single parents are created equal. Some of us have it easier than others, and in different ways. Some of us have it more difficult, and in different ways. We can debate until we are blue in the face what constitutes those "better" or "worse" situations.

10 Things Single Moms Want Their Kids To Know

Stacey Freeman | Posted 05.11.2015 | Divorce
Stacey Freeman

Today, deep into my routine as a single mom of two teenage daughters and an elementary-school-age son, hearing those criticisms has yet to become any easier. I somehow suspect it never will. So I continue to remind my kids (and myself) I'm not infallible. I'm human.

7 Invaluable Love Lessons From Single Moms

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.11.2015 | Divorce

As a single parent, you're solely responsible for modeling what love looks like: If you choose to remain single, you teach your kids that you don't ne...

A Tribute to Single Parent Moms

Risa Garon | Posted 05.08.2015 | Parents
Risa Garon

Always, always give yourself credit for all that you do, all that you are, including your children's loving mom.

An Open Letter to Non-Single Moms

Deandra Coleman | Posted 05.08.2015 | Parents
Deandra Coleman

At the end of the day, material things don't matter. But for a single mom, who wears so many hats every single day, who is many times both mom and dad and who never gets any time off, a simple card signed by her children on mother's day could mean the world to her. So I urge all you non-single parents, if you know a single mom, pick up her kids, help them pick out a card and sign it.

Single Mom and the Empty Nest

Debbie Burgin | Posted 05.01.2015 | Divorce
Debbie Burgin

When you divorce without children, the initial phases are emotional, financial and sometimes fairly deep, but you generally get through it, and go your separate ways. When you divorce with children, those phases stretch on forever.

5 Sanity-Saving Tips For Busy Single Moms

Lindsey Light | Posted 06.15.2015 | Divorce
Lindsey Light

The truth is I don't need sympathy; I need help. That was not an easy conclusion for me to come to.

When Your Child Walks Away Happy

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 05.30.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

The confident girl who walked away from us without blinking an eye is maybe coming back to us, her loving and worried parents.

Dear Single Mama

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 05.23.2015 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

Motherhood placed a child at the center of your broken heart, and it is with that overwhelming love for your child that you will find the strength to conquer these dark times.