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Obama Aide Valerie Jarrett Opens Up To Her Daughter About Life As A Single Mom

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents

Most know Valerie Jarrett as President Obama’s longtime confidante and senior advisor, but her role as a single mother and her close relationship wi...

To The Tired Single Mama: Here's What Your Child Sees

Lindsey Light | Posted 07.07.2016 | Divorce
Lindsey Light

They see a home where they can play and learn and be themselves. They see a place that they are safe and well cared for. More importantly, they see a person who is beautiful because she has made it her life work to give them the best life possible.

10 Things I Said I Would Never Do As A Parent

Meredith Masony | Posted 06.27.2016 | Parents
Meredith Masony

Being a parent is super easy if you aren't one. Wait, what? Well, before I had kids, I was great at giving advice about parenting. If I could go back in time, I would slap Pre-parenting me and set the record straight. This is the hardest job on the face of the earth. I said a lot of things prior to being a Mom.

The Best Date I Never Had

Lindsey Light | Posted 06.23.2016 | Divorce
Lindsey Light

Most importantly, I concluded that I am okay waiting. Now that I am secure in who I am and what I want in a relationship, I am also content to wait until I find it. And I learned it all on the best date I never had.

Father's Day Lemonade

Jon Vaughn | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

My daughters have given me more Father's Days than any given Sunday. There are lots of moments throughout the year they make me feel like a good dad without even trying. If you're a dad like me, all you really want is your children to be happy, joyous and free.

This Single Mama Installed a Toilet Seat, and the Internet Cheered Me On

Lindsey Light | Posted 06.10.2016 | Divorce
Lindsey Light

I was so proud. It looked so pretty. I told my kids, and they didn't care. It pained me to see my hard work go unnoticed and unappreciated. So I decided to take a picture and share it with the people of the internet.

Parenting Stones

Meredith Masony | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Meredith Masony

Parenting is the toughest job on the planet. I say it all the time. We need to stop judging each other and start supporting each other. We are humans raising humans. We need to be respectful and honestly, mind our own business at times.

Viral Facebook Post Takes Down Myths About Single Moms

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.31.2016 | Parents

Being a single mom today inevitably comes with challenges, but one frustrating issue is the preponderance of harmful stereotypes and misconceptions. ...

My Son Is Not the Man of the House

Bonnie Koehn | Posted 05.19.2016 | Divorce
Bonnie Koehn

My son is not the man of the house; he's a little boy! It's not his job to take care of mom; its mom's job to take care of mom.

How To Kill It As A Modern Day Single Mama

Shelley Hopper | Posted 05.13.2016 | Divorce
Shelley Hopper

Most mamas have their personal Ken doll and second babies on the way, and I'm over here in my beach shack with Tanner, trying to eat clean(ish) and working on my abs to stay a babe, ya know, since I'm single now.

What My Single Mother Taught Me About Feminism and Gender Equality

Kimberley A. Johnson | Posted 05.10.2016 | Women
Kimberley A. Johnson

Her influence has helped me to believe in myself. I've lived on my own and paid the bills with no help from anyone. I've negotiated impressive salaries, thrived in competitive sales situations, and I've successfully stood up for myself when I experienced gender discrimination in the workplace.

A Mother's Day Thank You to Single Moms

Stephanie Ortiz | Posted 05.08.2016 | Parents
Stephanie Ortiz

Thank you for giving your child the stability of a loving home. Thank you for working, perhaps too hard, to provide for your child's material needs. Thank you for the sacrifices that you make to put your child first, often neglecting your own desires in favor of fulfilling your child's.

On Mother's Day, Remembering Sex Worker Moms

Katherine Koster | Posted 05.08.2016 | Women
Katherine Koster

Sex worker mothers are an inspiration to me, and in recognition of Mother's Day, I've collected and would like to share the words of some sex worker mothers as well as activists working with sex workers, incarcerated mothers and mothers impacted by unjust systems.

Me, Myself and Mom

Jon Vaughn | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

When I was a kid, I tried everything. Soccer, baseball, football, basketball, rollerblading, it didn't matter. In 6th grade, I learned the trumpet; in 7th grade, I started dabbling in guitar; and in 8th grade, the junior high marching band lost their tuba player so I stepped in.

10 Powerful Thank You Notes To Single Moms, From The Kids They Raised

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.05.2016 | Divorce

There's no greater bond than the one between a single mama and her children. In celebration of Mother's Day, we asked writers to share a few reasons t...

What Moms Really Want From Their Husbands on Mother's Day (Video)

Meredith Masony | Posted 05.05.2016 | Comedy
Meredith Masony

I have three children, one husband, and two dogs. I really just want to be left alone on Mother's day. Take a look at what I really want my husband to give me for Mother's day, you might agree.

Helpful Financial Resources for Single Mother

Allan Smith | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
Allan Smith

Raising children and managing finances simultaneously is a difficult task for all parents. This scenario can become worse if you need to raise your ch...

3 Awesome Songs To Change The Brand of The Unmarried Mom

Monica Leftwich | Posted 05.02.2016 | Women
Monica Leftwich

Is it even possible? Can you change millions of minds when it comes to unmarried mothers? Can you show the naysayers that you're more than your past shortcomings and bad decisions?

There is NO "Me" time in Maternity Meghann Foye

Meredith Masony | Posted 04.29.2016 | Comedy
Meredith Masony

Meghann Foye was in the New York Post yesterday discussing here belief that all women, whether you have children or not, are entitled to leave the wor...

6 Things Every Budding Single-Mom Entrepreneur Needs to Succeed

Toby Nwazor | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Toby Nwazor

Startups are like plants. They need to be nurtured from planting, to germination up till harvest. It takes time, confidence, perseverance, focus, skill and determination. To a lot of people, building successful startups is a herculean task. But with the right knowledge and inspiration, even this mountain is surmountable.

Exile in Tweenville: A Lesbian Single Mom, Raising Boys

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 04.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

As a lesbian solo mom raising two boys, often I feel like an anthropologist dropped into an unfamiliar culture, scrambling to understand their rituals. But I'm not just an observer here. I need to understand the ins and outs of Boyville.

Dear Single Parent, You Are Home

Lindsey Light | Posted 04.19.2016 | Divorce
Lindsey Light

One night last weekend, after we were finished running around, I put a movie on for my son, daughter, and me to enjoy. We had snacks and drinks. Blankets kept us warm and comfy (Spring in Ohio isn't all that warm, FYI). In that moment, my son looked at me and said, "I just love being home." My heart melted.

Start a Conversation With Your Child #TalkToMe

Amanda W. Rose | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents
Amanda W. Rose

This interview was the most meaningful interview I have ever done. I encourage you to make your own #talktome conversation with your children. As we spark connections with those we love we can spread more love through the world.

Dating a Single Parent? Here's What You Need To Know

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 03.30.2016 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Dating a single parent is complicated. That doesn't mean a relationship with a single mom or dad can't be amazing, and that you can't enjoy it, but da...

5 Facts About Motherhood That You Didn't Expect

Mim Jenkinson | Posted 03.28.2016 | Parents
Mim Jenkinson

Don't get me wrong, I love being a mum. I've always wanted to be one and I'm delighted that I have two adorable children who I love dearly. However, in the last few years I've learned that motherhood isn't all smiles and rainbows.