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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.


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.

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...