What I've realized, in retrospect, is that divorce (as with any challenging situation) actually contains within it many blessings. A decade later I am full of gratitude for my divorce, the opportunities that have crossed my path, and who I've become.
There is a warmth and wholeness to single dads that men without children rarely possess. Another perk: You know what you're getting. A man's parenting profile is about as transparent of a resume as you'll find.
At the same time I heard a voice -- clear as day -- ring out in my mind. It said, "He will not be the last man you love."
I refuse to do laundry. That's a bit of an overstatement, but I really, really hate to do the wash, and I really, really hate the fold.
Mother's Day has a way of making single moms feel quite alone. It's often seen as a celebration of the traditional nuclear family. Of the legacy that comes from being partnered, of having a spouse say, "Wow, I'm so happy we made these kids together."
Our life, for the years that we are raising our kids, revolve around them. It's just the way it is. But, as every empty nester knows, all things come to an end. All things except motherhood.
When people in the world of "haves" I now inhabit tell me that things are impossible or too hard to achieve, I think back immediately to the women I grew up with, single moms counted out by so many. And I am inspired by and grateful for their example.
My friends have cleared me to date, "get out there" has been stated, texted, messaged, and posted by my inner circle. I've been in two serious post-divorce relationships and just ended a little something. But, where the heck is a divorced single mom going to meet the perfect guy?
One of the tragedies of split custody is depending on the warmth between you and your ex, your child is out of your control. It might be for days at a time. You have to bury your worry and love, so that you don't waste the time you're apart -- so that when you do get your child back, you're not a clingy basket-case.
The model based on committing to a "soulmate" for the rest of one's life is but a blip in the history of marriage, and it's day has come -- as evidenced by the steady, high divorce rate and dwindling numbers of people in America who get married at all. The new model is a 10-year marriage contract.
What MaryAnne remembered most vividly about those last few minutes alone in the fortune teller's stall was the smell, a sickening mixture of cheap per...
The Uniform Parentage Act governs the determination of parentage of children who are born of parents that are not married.
Ladies, here's how your ex feels about you.
Put dating in perspective and see it for what it is: not just a chance to meet new people, but as an opportunity to reconnect with your authentic self.
As a single mom, February 14th can take on an extra special kind of pressure. Here are my top five favorite ways to reclaim this holiday for yourself.
Oh wait -- did we all forget how most moms (referenced in these articles) become single moms? Right, at one point there was a man... and then there wasn't. But for some reason (which infuriates me), the headlines don't typically frame the story that way.