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Single Moms

Yes, I'm Single And Happy

Sili M. Recio | Posted 02.10.2016 | Latino Voices
Sili M. Recio

Apparently, I'm not supposed to be happy and single, which is ironic because I know a ton of unhappy and married people. I didn't think they were supposed to be on that boat. And yet here we all are.

I'm a Single Mom by Choice and Feel Anything But Brave

Mommy Nearest | Posted 01.15.2016 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I recently "came out" with my pregnancy as a single mother by choice on Facebook, and I was surprised that the most common reaction to my post was "You're a badass!"

The Single Moms of Downton Abbey

Emma Johnson | Posted 01.05.2016 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

Super-excited to jump into Season 6! Am I the only one who notices that the whole show is essentially about single moms? Because it is. It is about women and money, and nearly all of the women are moms -- SINGLE MOMS.

5 Serious Perks Of Being A Single Parent

Lindsey Light | Posted 01.04.2016 | Divorce
Lindsey Light

While I could sit around and complain about how hard of a job it is and how I never imagined my life taking this path, I'm not going to. Partly because one of my New Year's resolutions is to complain less and partly because it's not all bad. In fact, there are certain advantages to the single parenting gig.

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.

Breaking Up on Social Media

Lindsey Light | Posted 12.22.2015 | Divorce
Lindsey Light

They say that breaking up is hard to do, but I'm pretty sure social media has made it 100 times harder. You've given someone so many years of your lif...

Post-Divorce Dating Truth #2: Know What You're Looking For

Lindsey Light | Posted 12.18.2015 | Divorce
Lindsey Light

I love love. I like to read about it. I want to see it in my TV shows and movies. I couldn't be happier (if slightly jealous) for my friends and family who have found it. And divorce hasn't changed that. If anything, it may have strengthened my feelings about falling into a true and selfless kind of love.

To The Single Mom At Christmas

Shawna Wingert | Posted 12.18.2015 | Divorce
Shawna Wingert

As we get closer to Christmas, I want to gently, lovingly say: You are not alone.<

10 Things Every Single Mom Needs

Lisa Dubino | Posted 12.08.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Dubino

The early euphoria of finally being divorced has turned into a steady stream of stressors that has elevated my cortisol levels to a new high. But I'm managing because I know it will get easier and overall my children and I are happy and healthy.

Post-Divorce Dating Truth #1: There Is No Romance in Chasing Someone

Lindsey Light | Posted 12.02.2015 | Divorce
Lindsey Light

Regardless of the reasons surrounding the divorce or the fact that we were trying to do right by ourselves and our kids, divorce is a major blow to the ego. And it can creep into our new relationships if we don't recognize and deal with it accordingly.

What if It Was You in That Picture Everyone's Laughing At?

Valerie Alexander | Posted 11.18.2015 | Good News
Valerie Alexander

Hateful, mean pictures show up on the Internet every day, with people gleefully leaping in to add their ugly voices to the fray. But if we can counter that -- if we can think about the human side and the human cost of those pictures, we can make the world a kinder place and we can all be just a little better.

Enough

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.

Seeing The Beauty In Failed Plans After Divorce

Lindsey Light | Posted 11.05.2015 | Divorce
Lindsey Light

I'm a better parent and a happier human being when I choose to focus on "what is" and "what could be," instead of "what should have been."

Single Parent Life Hacks: Work, Dating and Wellness

Jenn Lyons | Posted 10.19.2015 | Divorce
Jenn Lyons

As a single mom with an active career, I find myself struggling with managing my time and energy so I'm not constantly scraping the bottom, running on empty or raiding the freezer for emotional support in the form of chocolate chip cookies.

Children of Divorce Benefit From Play Therapy

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 10.14.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

Some kids take divorce relatively easy and others, not so much. Perhaps if my daughter had had a sibling to absorb and process the change with maybe she would have taken it better. Perhaps if she weren't so smart she would have handled it better. Perhaps if she were older....IF, IF,IF.

Surviving My First Summer as a Single Mom of Three

Georgia Kolias | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents
Georgia Kolias

Early this year, after ending a 20-year relationship, I found myself joining the ranks of single mothers. With three children who were 2, 5, and 8 at the time, I was honestly scared.

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.