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My First Family Vacation As A Single Mom

Tammy Letherer | Posted 05.21.2015 | Divorce
Tammy Letherer

I stick close to the lodge the following day, made safe by sunshine, staff members, and internet access. That's when I overhear the director and head counselor talking about a bear.

14 Tips for Guys Interested in Dating Single Moms

Emma Johnson | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

I go out with single dads and childless men alike, as I write at WealthySingleMommy.com, and some of the latter admit (while others appear) to be uncertain about the logistics of dating single moms. Here's a few tips which apply if you'd like to seriously date a mom.

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.

34 Ways Moms Can Earn and Save More Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.15.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Raising a family on a budget is a daunting task. From infancy up to adulthood, having kids is expensive and it takes a lot of creativity and strategy to keep the finances in order.

15 Reasons Single Moms Are Totally Awesome

Emma Johnson | Posted 05.11.2015 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

Over at WealthySingleMommy.com I devote a lot of pixels to the challenges of single motherhood. But you deserve to celebrate why you, as a single mom, are so awesome. Here goes.

Obama's Mother's Day Calls Will Warm Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

Three lucky moms got the surprise of a lifetime when President Barack Obama called to wish them a happy Mother's Day. The three women, from Minnes...

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.

Our First Teachers: Moms and Education

Patricia Roberts | Posted 05.08.2015 | Education
Patricia Roberts

As I shared in a post at this time last year, the topic of education always seems to surface when I speak with adult children of all ages about the admiration they have for their mothers.

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.

Online Dating Survey: Single Moms Are Finding Love 10% Faster

Julie Spira | Posted 05.07.2015 | Style
Julie Spira

Let's look at the online dating behaviors of single moms and what their children think of their dates. If you think being a single mom reduces your chance of finding love online, this is a misconception among many others.

The Honest Truth About Being A Single Mom

Michelle Matthews | Posted 04.29.2015 | Divorce
Michelle Matthews

I used to make fun of that saying, "it takes a village to raise a child," but it's true. You may not need a whole entire neighborhood but another set of hands would be nice.

3 Things That Changed For The Better Post-Divorce

Lindsey Light | Posted 04.28.2015 | Divorce
Lindsey Light

Don't get me wrong, divorce is not the path that I would have chosen, and it is difficult for everyone involved, but I've learned that, once it becomes your reality, you might as well find the good in it.

Brotherly Love's Eric D. Hill Gives a Shout Out to Single Moms!

Ilana Rapp | Posted 04.23.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Eric D. Hill is known for his character R.J., one of Vee's foster kids, on Netflix's Orange is the New Black. He's spreading his wings into film! Follow Eric on Twitter: @realehill and the film Brother Love at #BrotherlyLoveTheMovie . Photo by Melissa Hamburg.

How This Former Teen Mom Got Past Feeling Like She Had To 'Over-Parent'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents

As if facing motherhood as a teenager isn't challenging enough, countless young women must also battle the stereotype that they're unable to effective...

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 05.22.2015 | 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 05.17.2015 | 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 05.17.2015 | 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 05.11.2015 | 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.