To parents who want to provide a memorable Labor Day weekend for your children, I wish you well. After you vacuum the minivan, drop the dog at the kennel, and hunt down one damn DVD that isn't scratched to death, you might want to toss out your laminated itinerary, bedazzle your noise-reducing headphones and prepare for Plan B.
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.
Accessible from almost everywhere and relatively transparent, online dating offers much in the early stages that in-person dating simply can't. Still, there are certain constructs and certain habits you'll need to follow if you want to be successful.
Are you happy? Better yet, what does happiness mean to you? I, myself, have been on [what seems like] a ceaseless quest for happiness and am hell-...
I don't normally read much fantasy or science fiction, so I was pleasantly surprised by Wishful Thinking, Kamy Wicoff's debut novel, which contains a bit of both. And while I certainly know what it is to be way too busy, and to wish you could be in two places at one time, I'm not a mother and I don't even own a smart phone.
I've never lacked fathers or father figures. What matters are those great father figures who loved us, taught us, cared for us, protected us, and helped shape us into the men and women we become.
When I first heard of Stephanie Synclair, I was incredibly inspired by her story--she went from $21 in the bank, living with her mother and her two-year-old son, to building a 7 figure coaching business within 5 years.
Every day brings a new beginning. New beginnings can signify leaving the past on the way to the future. We've all been there, and while it's exciting, it's also scary to travel the bridge that takes you from your yesterday to your tomorrow.
If my divorce taught me anything, it is that my happiness is my responsibility. It cannot depend on extrinsic factors or other people. I may have been strong-willed before my divorce, but I am fiercely independent now. If I want to do something, the fact that I'll have to do it alone will not deter me.
"Self-Love" is a popular term that is used now, more than ever, and is thought to be something that is a prerequisite for a good life and loving relationships. But what exactly is self-love, and why is it so important?
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.
Dating is different than it used to be, and you truly may not know what you are looking for at first. Take time to figure it all out before you get serious with someone new.
There's a beauty and a freedom that being "both parents" allows me: I get to make all the decisions. When I figured out, years ago, that I couldn't give Indie vacations, I decided to build different kinds of breaks into our days.
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!
Those of us who aren't single parents need to step up. We need to help out our single parent friends. Let's offer to babysit their kids so they can have a night off or go for a run or take a shower in peace.
Monitoring young urban males will be a very hard task. Several factors will increase or decrease the level of difficulties you will face as your young male grows older. Here are some Tried & True tips that will help make the process of monitoring him easier.