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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 Things You Should Totally Say To A Single Mom

Samantha Darby Sollenberger | Posted 07.15.2015 | Divorce
Samantha Darby Sollenberger

There are a lot of lists out there about things you should never, ever say to a single mom. Those lists are pretty long, I know. But here's one that could help you out!

Our Rescue Dog Was The Addition To My Family I Never Knew We Needed

Stephanie Land | Posted 06.16.2015 | Divorce
 Stephanie Land

I'd tried to talk myself out of this many times. I knew this could go very, very badly in quite a number of ways. But I saw too much of myself in this dog. I knew what she needed. We had that understanding already.

Palatetraining: Parents Aim to Buy the Best Food but Need to Make the Best Food

Dr. Laura Lefkowitz | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Laura Lefkowitz

(Counterclockwise from top right to bottom right: My palette of fresh organic homemade tricolor carrots, sweet potato, butternut squash, Fuji apples...

10 Secrets to Divorcing Gracefully

Tammy Letherer | Posted 06.12.2015 | Divorce
Tammy Letherer

As any divorcee knows, we can't always get what we want. Sometimes we need to be reminded of our priorities, or at least of our manners. Because, as contrary as it may seem, being graceful takes effort.

20 Things I've Learned As The Daughter Of A Single Parent

Sasha Bronner | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Sasha Bronner

The absence of my father will always be a thread running through the needle of our family, but my mother loves life. She advocates meeting new people, seeing new countries, trying new things and always growing.

What My Divorce Taught Me About Quitting

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 05.27.2015 | Divorce
Nicole Jankowski

Tomorrow I will load up my backpack with sharpened number #2 pencils and brand new textbooks and head off, once again, to begin yet another semester of university learning.

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 06.29.2015 | 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 06.28.2015 | 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 06.22.2015 | 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 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.

6 Mother's Day Gifts That Mom Actually Wants

Posted 06.23.2015 | 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...