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What Happened After Oprah Made This Single Mom's Wildest Dreams Come True

OWN | Posted 04.17.2015 | OWN

Years ago, Denni Foster was like so many other moms, working tirelessly to provide a good life for her three children. Her husband had left when the c...

5 Sanity-Saving Tips For Busy Single Moms

Lindsey Light | Posted 04.15.2015 | 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.

6 Mother's Day Gifts That Mom Actually Wants

Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents

Another gift-giving holiday is upon us, and this time it’s Mom’s turn to be pampered and showered with attention. However, the perfect gift for he...

Photographer Adds Deceased Father To Family Portrait In Touching Tribute

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents

Last July, Sierra Sharry was eight months pregnant with her son, Taos. She and her boyfriend, Lane Smith, were beyond excited to welcome their first c...

Why (Most) Newly Divorced Parents Should Wait to Date

Shelley Wetton | Posted 03.22.2015 | Divorce
Shelley Wetton

Parenthood and dating can co-exist but those who manage them well are not struggling to acclimate to newly single lives. And they've healed to where parenthood and dating no longer collide but can share space in their life so they can mindfully and healthfully meet someone new.

Small Commitments for a Healthier Relationship

Sheila Blagg | Posted 03.17.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Before you can start building a healthy, long-term relationship, you must first understand that there is no such thing as one big commitment that suddenly enters you into that partnership.

Mom Burn Out

Melissa Charles | Posted 03.19.2015 | Parents
Melissa Charles

Comparing ourselves to anyone else is a sure-fire way to madness. Yet, we do it constantly. The media loooooooves our comparisons. Heck, the entire advertising industry is based on making us dissatisfied.

9 Important Lessons My Single Mother Taught Me About Love And Dating

Bustle | Posted 03.11.2015 | Women
Bustle

I was raised by one of the most badass women I have ever had the pleasure of meeting -- my single mother. My mother wears all black, can quote Vygotsky and wrote her PhD dissertation when I was in elementary school, while typing on our OG Mac computer.

Love is Greek to Me

Jon Vaughn | Posted 04.15.2015 | Style
Jon Vaughn

Love has been a challenge. Searching for it, finding it, maintaining it, and enjoying it; all of it. Being a single dad, love with my daughters is eas...

Why I Married A Man I Didn't Love (And What I Learned)

Shelley Wetton | Posted 04.01.2015 | Divorce
Shelley Wetton

If I found someone fast, my son wouldn't remember a mommy who was lonely and alone. And this is precisely how I arrived at the altar a second time -- broken, clinically depressed and desperate for a world that resembled that movie reel of what once was.

Why Are Working Moms Crying?

Erin Mantz | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Erin Mantz

Change is hard. It can hurt. You could say the same for motherhood. Finding the right parenting strategies so you don't end up in tears has no global solution.

Inside The Secret Life Of A Poor Single Mom

Jeannine Trimboli | Posted 03.22.2015 | Divorce
Jeannine Trimboli

I think about money all the time. I think about the bills that need to be paid, the things my kids need, and the fact that what's coming in currently is not enough to cover what needs to go out. Every day is a list of choosing. Of overdraft fees. Of cancellation notices. Every moment is a feeling of defeat and a pang of failure.

I Lost Everything, But Found My Voice In The Process

Jeannine Trimboli | Posted 03.16.2015 | Divorce
Jeannine Trimboli

This past year I haven't written the way I used to. There have been so many other things I wanted to write about but I just wasn't ready. I wasn't brave enough. Maybe now because I literally have nothing to lose, I have once again found my voice and my courage. Yesterday I filed bankruptcy. Chapter 7.

Meet Four Working Moms Who Fought For Higher Wages In 2014

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business

Mothers struggling to get by on low wages made headlines in 2014. Some got in trouble for leaving their children in a car or on a playground while th...

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.

From The Outside Looking In

Osha Maloney | Posted 02.07.2015 | Parents
Osha Maloney

Do they notice my big eyes looking in from the other side of the glass longingly at their delicious plates of food, bags of goodies?

Do Men Get More Appreciation For Being Parents?

Courtney Carter | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Courtney Carter

I'm not saying that a man raising his kids shouldn't be appreciated. But he is doing what he is supposed to do just the way mom is.

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.

Thanks + Giving -- Makes Ya' Feel Good!

David Kanegis | Posted 01.26.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As I sat waiting to be called in I thought about Thanksgiving, its origins and about how lucky I am. My life like most has challenges, yet I pride myself on virtually never complaining. Then I had an aha moment.

Giving Thanks: Three Lessons I Lived As a Single Mother

Tai Goodwin | Posted 01.24.2015 | Black Voices
Tai Goodwin

Growing up in the inner city of Philadelphia, being raised in a single parent home didn't make you stand out. In fact, before my parents divorced, I was an anomaly among my friends: their fathers didn't live at home with them.

Dating Ideas for Single Parents

Sheila Blagg | Posted 01.24.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Dating is stressful enough; dating as a single parent is even tougher. You're so busy trying to keep up with your job and the needs of your children, you probably don't have time to stop and think about date possibilities.

Top 10 Rules for Dating a Single or Divorced Mom

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 01.17.2015 | Divorce
Jodi Meltzer

What do I want at this stage of my life? I am trying to figure that out... and I am not in a hurry. But I can share some rules for dating single or divorced women. I have a handle on them already.

Popular New England TV Personality Bianca de la Garza Shines as a Single Mom

Caroline Presno | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

In a Q&A with Garza, I asked about her parenting style with her 8-year-old daughter, Danica, the challenges of being a single mom and how she overcomes them, and the specific steps she takes to balance career and motherhood.

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.

Thinking Of Divorce? Here's How I Took The Leap (Literally)

Amy Byrnes | Posted 01.07.2015 | Divorce
Amy Byrnes

I stood at the top of the cliff with my daughters standing on either side of me and thought about all the things I'd never done because I was afraid. I thought about how I never wanted them to see me timid again. How I wanted to show them what it looked like when you do something that scares the living shit out of you.