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How To Kill It As A Modern Day Single Mama

Shelley Hopper | Posted 05.13.2016 | Divorce
Shelley Hopper

Most mamas have their personal Ken doll and second babies on the way, and I'm over here in my beach shack with Tanner, trying to eat clean(ish) and working on my abs to stay a babe, ya know, since I'm single now.

'Eat Pray Love' Made Me Do It

Katische Haberfield | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women
Katische Haberfield

Recently to celebrate the ten year anniversary of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert published a book of short stories titled "Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It". Although my submission was not successful, I share it with you to show you that life is lived and a career is born, by living in the moment.

To My Single Mom Who Was There For Me Every Day: You Are My Hero

YourTango | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents

By Michelle Spollen Thank you for being brave enough to bring me into this world, despite not having a man by your side. For putting your life to th...

This Emotional Ode To Single Moms Has The Sweetest Twist

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 05.06.2016 | Divorce

When these four sons and daughters sat down to read aloud heartwarming letters thanking the single mothers who raised them, they had no idea their mom...

Heartfelt Letters Show Kids' Appreciation For Their Single Moms

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.06.2016 | Latino Voices

In honor of Mother's Day, four people raised by single moms wrote personal letters thanking them for all their hard work. We wanted to make the experi...

10 Things Every Single Mom Knows To Be True

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.08.2016 | Divorce

In their kids' eyes, single moms are basically superheroes -- but hey, we're guessing even Wonder Woman needs a nap every now and then. Raising kids a...

True Confessions Of A Reluctant Single Mother

Divorced Moms | Posted 03.29.2016 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

Before life's unexpected twists left me staring down the barrel of single motherhood, I had never wanted children.

Don't Tell Me I'm Not a "Real" Single Mom

Nikki Stephens | Posted 03.21.2016 | Parents
Nikki Stephens

I was recently mansplained how there are real single moms and then there are single moms who claim the title. Ya know the type of single mom I'm referring to? No, you don't? That's ok, because I didn't either.

8 Things You Need to Know if You Are Dating a Single Mom

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 03.16.2016 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Knowing what to expect helps, as does taking your time, being patient, and understanding that you don't come first. That doesn't mean she isn't completely nuts about you, but she has to care for those kids with all she has.

14 Annoying Misconceptions About Single Moms

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.24.2016 | Divorce

Let's clear some things up about single moms: They're not desperately lonely, they're not living off their ex's dime, and sorry, but they aren't dying...

The Secret to Well-Being: Radical Self-Care

Carrie Doubts | Posted 02.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Carrie Doubts

See if this sounds wake up exhausted already. Your feet hit the floor and the day begins: barking at the kids to get ready for school, ...

What Love Looks Like As A Single Parent

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.12.2016 | Divorce

Don't think for a second that single parents suffer from a lack of love in their lives: It's hard to feel like anything is missing when you have littl...

The 3 A.M. Call That Made Me Realize My Boyfriend Was Stepdad Material

Kristina Kuzmic | Posted 02.10.2016 | Divorce
Kristina Kuzmic

This man, this wonderful man had the nerve to come along and interrupt my bitterness. I am forever grateful to him for that. And so are my children.

Yes, It's Possible To Divorce Without Ruining Your Kids' Lives

Divorced Moms | Posted 02.09.2016 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

If a separation is handled in the right way -- and what I mean by that is that your kids' well-being drives the process of separation rather than your own ego -- it is possible for your kids to transition well.

The Broken Crib -- Future Loss Experienced Through Divorce

Leah Dillon | Posted 02.05.2016 | Divorce
Leah Dillon

Rivers of tears. Rivers and rivers, accompanied by some sniffling, and a wet hand trying to smear away the bursting streams that flooded - refusing to cease. My tears.

Dating As A Single Mom: I Want To, But I Can’t

Washington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.15.2016 | Divorce

I fell pretty hard for my babysitter recently. I have two kids, an 8-year-old and the other just over a year. The youngest had been kicked out of two ...

The Meaning Of My Motherhood

Shana Swain | Posted 12.31.2015 | Parents
Shana Swain

I didn't want kids. My life was mine. The oldest of seven, I saw what my mother had been charged with, and I was not gung-ho about being a mom.

It Sucks to Be a Mom

Nikki Stephens | Posted 12.30.2015 | Parents
Nikki Stephens

We say that being a mom is the most beautiful, powerful thing a woman can do. We say that being a mom is amazing and you become overfilled with joy immediately. Sometimes though, being a mom is tough. It's messy. It's exhausting. It's downright annoying.

To The Single Mom With A Newborn

Nikki Stephens | Posted 12.23.2015 | Parents
Nikki Stephens

The newborn months are hard on every family, and you are doing it by yourself. You are surviving the hardest part, and you're doing so with only the resources you've developed on your own.

10 Quotes Every Exhausted Single Parent Needs To Read

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.17.2015 | Divorce

When you're a stressed-out single parent, you need every reassurance that you're doing right by your kids. Sure, raising them on your own is fulfillin...

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, gent...