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To Date or Not to Date? For Divorced Parents, the Struggle Is Real

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 10.08.2015 | Divorce
Antonio Borrello, PhD

Some parents are relieved to sign the divorce papers and feel like they can finally move on with life. But their children face a different reality. Legal finalization is often the beginning of the difficult family transitions they must handle.

As My Son Turns 16

Dana McKenna | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
Dana McKenna

I'll bet you thought you'd never get here -- the big ONE SIX. DRIVER'S LICENSE AGE!!! Woohoo!!! (That's me -- you go ahead and make whatever sound you want). A junior in high school. Looking seriously at colleges, trying to imagine yourself living somewhere else, on your own. Pretty heady stuff, isn't it?

How to Date Yourself After Divorce

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 10.02.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

There is one thing you will never regret after divorce and that's getting to know yourself. For the past year and a half, it's what I have done and I know that if I am to ever meet someone, he will be lucky to have a solid woman.

Kristen Bell, Jessica Alba and Others Support Pregnant and Parenting Foster Youth at Raising Baby

Matt Hartman | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
Matt Hartman

Welcoming close to one hundred current and former foster youth, along with their adorable children, to the event, Raising Baby provided the young parents with multiple workshops and activities.

6 Things Only Single Moms Would Understand

Lisa Froelings | Posted 09.17.2015 | Women
Lisa Froelings

Being a mother is no easy feat, more so if you are a single mom. Certainly motherhood is different for anyone. How one survives the day alone is an arduous journey. Here are a few things all single moms out there will find true.

How to Balance Out the Many Disadvantages of Single Motherhood

Lisa Froelings | Posted 09.11.2015 | Women
Lisa Froelings

They can enumerate all negative things about being a single mother I am blessed with people that surround me. In time, I was able to manage my finances. Money does not come by easy and when I started to earn, I prioritize my son's college fund.

7 Things Sports --and Wrestling--Taught My Sons That I Could Not

Michele Weldon | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Michele Weldon

For millions of American parents, Saturdays -and Sundays-- are again fully booked with carpooling, cheering from the sidelines and unfortunately so...

WATCH: Best Friends Lend a Helping Hand in Memory of Single Mom

HooplaHa | Posted 09.02.2015 | Good News

Michelle Singleton was a single mom of four children, who was just 32 at the time of her cancer diagnosis. Her childhood friends Jody Farley-Berens and Andy Royal McCandless sprang into action to help their friend.

Government Checks for Stay-at-Home Mothers

Allison Chawla | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Allison Chawla

Why is it that the world expects mothers to sit home and raise the future of our nations without any type of financial compensation?

Dear Amy Poehler

Dana McKenna | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women
Dana McKenna

May I call you Amy? I know we've never met, but after reading your book, Yes Please, I feel like we just had a two week slumber party. And after you've seen someone in their hypothetical pajamas, it seems we should be on a first-name basis.

How We Are Redefining Home and Family

Vicki Larson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women
Vicki Larson

There are more than 124 million single Americans, by choice or chance, outnumbering those who are married. Clearly, the vision we have of the nuclear family, living with a white picket fence somewhere in suburbia, is outdated.

Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Parenting, Goodnight Guilt: How To Be A Better Parent Than You Have Ever Been

Margaret Hession | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Margaret Hession

To somehow yoke the term parenting with the concept of an obstacle course of terrors seems somewhat frightening, and honestly an unlikely partnership of sorts. And yet, ironically, this description actually comes close to describing the profound mystery of parenting Americans are faced almost every day.

Love Advice: In Defense of Ciara and Single Moms | Posted 08.06.2015 | Black Voices

If you're a single mother like I am, the photo may have touched you in a deep place, because it represents something that many single mothers find important: a relationship where one's child feels comfortable and adored by one's new partner.

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, 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

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 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.