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20 Perks of Being a Single Mom to a Toddler in your 20s or 30s

Shelley Hopper | Posted 05.31.2016 | Parents
Shelley Hopper

There's no doubt that becoming or being a single mom in your 20s can be intimidating, terrifying, and make you feel like less of the "normal" family/parenting unit, but, that being said, it's one of the most rewarding, remarkable journeys a person can embark on. Raising one munchkin solo can have it's perks, and here are a handful of them...

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. ...

Giving Birth To My Son Gave Me The Strength To Leave My Husband

Romper | Posted 05.24.2016 | Divorce
Romper

It isn't structure or size that makes a family, it's love.

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.

10 Things Every Single Mom Knows To Be True

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.08.2016 | Divorce

In their kids' eyes, single moms are basically superheroes -- but hey, we're guessing even Wonder Woman needs a nap every now and then. Raising kids a...

The Truth About Single Motherhood

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 03.30.2016 | Divorce
Rebecca Lammersen

Some days I'm ok. Some days I'm great, and some days I'm miserable. That's just how it goes. I've accepted that.

True Confessions Of A Reluctant Single Mother

Divorced Moms | Posted 03.29.2016 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

Before life's unexpected twists left me staring down the barrel of single motherhood, I had never wanted children.

Don't Tell Me I'm Not a "Real" Single Mom

Nikki Stephens | Posted 03.21.2016 | Parents
Nikki Stephens

I was recently mansplained how there are real single moms and then there are single moms who claim the title. Ya know the type of single mom I'm referring to? No, you don't? That's ok, because I didn't either.

In Praise of Baggage

Sonya Rowell | Posted 03.16.2016 | Women
Sonya Rowell

The next perpetually single person in their 40s who whines at me that they thought they'd be married by now, then in the next breath qualifies it with "but I don't want someone with baggage" would be well advised to step back quietly, making no sudden movements so as not to antagonise me.

Those poor, fatherless children

Sonya Rowell | Posted 03.07.2016 | Parents
Sonya Rowell

One of the most annoying things about being a single parent has been dealing with the conclusions that people seem to leap to. In my experience,...

I'd Like To Dispel A Myth About Single Mothers

Sonya Rowell | Posted 03.01.2016 | Divorce
Sonya Rowell

Most of the single mothers I know find the idea of another relationship pants-wettingly terrifying. We're single for a reason, and in stark contrast to the oft-repeated opinion that it's because we're "too fussy" in most cases, it's because we weren't fussy enough the last time.

Dear Unknown Author

Dana Laquidara | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics
Dana Laquidara

The daughter in the story is challenging her father's opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the addition of more government welfare programs. The father basically responds by suggesting these taxes are the equivalent of his daughter handing over one point of her 4.0 GPA to her irresponsible, lazy friend who only has a 2.0 GPA.

14 Annoying Misconceptions About Single Moms

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.24.2016 | Divorce

Let's clear some things up about single moms: They're not desperately lonely, they're not living off their ex's dime, and sorry, but they aren't dying...

Single Motherhood: What I Wish I Had Known

Cara Lemieux | Posted 01.05.2016 | Parents
Cara Lemieux

My daughter just turned five... which means I have (I still can't believe I am saying this) five years of single motherhood under my belt.

10 Quotes Every Exhausted Single Parent Needs To Read

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.17.2015 | Divorce

When you're a stressed-out single parent, you need every reassurance that you're doing right by your kids. Sure, raising them on your own is fulfillin...

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.<

Why Being a Single Teen Mother Gave Me These 5 Things

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 07.23.2016 | 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.

Dear Single Mama

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 05.23.2015 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

Motherhood placed a child at the center of your broken heart, and it is with that overwhelming love for your child that you will find the strength to conquer these dark times.

The Emotional Moment When A Toddler Sees His Mom After Her 3-Week Chemo Treatment

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents

Single mom Laura Martancik has been battling Hogdkin's lymphoma since July 2013. After undergoing standard chemotherapy and radiation treatments, she ...

55 Personal Photos That Capture Both The Challenges And The Joy Of Single Motherhood

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 02.24.2015 | Parents

According to a recent Pew Research Center report, 34 percent of kids today live with an unmarried parent, up from 9 percent in 1960. Single parenting,...

Documentary Confronts The Black Community's Single-Parent 'Epidemic'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices

There is one number that is always mentioned in the discussion of black children born out of wedlock: 72 percent. Estimations place the growing nu...

What Infertility Really Feels Like In Your 20's

Audrey Bellis | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Audrey Bellis

The relationship I have with my body is a direct expression of the relationship I have with myself. I can't wear exhaustion like a badge of courage anymore.

An Important Conversation About The Mom Arrested For Leaving Her Kid At A Park

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents

On July 1, Debra Harrell had a choice: She could either bring her 9-year-old daughter to work at McDonald's with her, or she could bring her to a near...

The 10 Best Cities For Single Moms In The U.S.

Posted 06.25.2014 | Divorce

Single moms looking to thrive may want to head out of the city and into the suburbs, a new survey suggests. NerdWallet, a personal finance website,...

We Know Single Moms Are Amazing And Now Science Knows It Too

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 05.01.2014 | Divorce

Single moms are often faced with tough challenges specific to raising a child on one's own -- but a new study says that, despite the hurdles, single m...