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The Reality of Being the Odd Mom Out

Jenn Lyons | Posted 06.29.2016 | Parents
Jenn Lyons

Many moms of families who do not fit the preconceived "norm" may find themselves feeling like the odd mom out, not fitting neatly in with any one social circle. The fact is the things that make us feel different are the same things that help us relate to almost any type of family.

14 Daily Reminders For Single Parents Who Do It All And Do It Well

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.16.2016 | Divorce

When you're a single parent, there's no such thing as a day off or a break. You love your kids more than words can describe, but doing it all on your ...

What You Can Assume About That Divorced Dad You Know

Matt Sweetwood | Posted 03.15.2016 | Divorce
Matt Sweetwood

The idea that mom can choose to leave and dad can choose to stay was foreign to many.

Single Parenthood for Beginners

Matthew Williams | Posted 02.22.2016 | Parents
Matthew Williams

Daddy. There is no sweeter sound in the world than the word Daddy from the mouths of your children. Of course there are also times when its sound is...

Heroes and Villains

Cynthia Jennings | Posted 02.19.2016 | Parents
Cynthia Jennings

What happened to the days when our kids thought we were heroes day in and out? And it didn't take much more than bandaging a scraped knee, mending the seam of a disemboweled beanie baby or allowing an extra half hour of TV on a school night.

A day in the life...

Cynthia Jennings | Posted 02.12.2016 | Parents
Cynthia Jennings

Morning "Morning baby, time to get up." I rub her back and push back the golden halo of hair that surrounds her. "I'm tired," she mumbles in a small...

The Broken Crib -- Future Loss Experienced Through Divorce

Leah Dillon | Posted 02.05.2016 | Divorce
Leah Dillon

Rivers of tears. Rivers and rivers, accompanied by some sniffling, and a wet hand trying to smear away the bursting streams that flooded - refusing to cease. My tears.

Connelly Gives a Different View of Bosch In 'THE CROSSING'

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.08.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

This book does have one distinction in tone from all the others. In past stories there has been a despair surrounding Harry, an aura of melancholia he can't shake.

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.

Money Prep for Prospective Parents

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.02.2015 | Money
Nathaniel Sillin

As adults start families later in life, financial needs for childcare, college saving and retirement seem on a tighter collision course than ever before.

Why This 51-Year-Old Mother Of Two Is Living A New Life In China

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ...

5 Things To Know About Kids Who Grew Up With Single Parents

YourTango | Posted 08.11.2015 | Divorce
YourTango

Children of single parents grow up seeing a very different example of romantic love than those who grew up in a "normal" household.

12 All-Too-Honest Confessions From Single Parents

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.28.2015 | Divorce

It's easy to overlook how much you do for your kids as a single parent. School drop-offs and pick-ups, sick days, overblown supermarket tantrums -- as...

Refusing Bad Touch in Africa

Misbah Noorani | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Misbah Noorani

It is evident that this girl, like so many other girls at Waa, sees the value of education. I first understood this while conducting an Agree-Disagree debate activity with a group of girls, age 13, at Waa.

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Dating After a Breakup

Sheila Blagg | Posted 07.22.2016 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

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.

I'm the Second Favorite Parent -- And That's Okay

Mommy Nearest | Posted 07.20.2016 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

It took some convincing on my part, but as I've witnessed it more and more, I've come to some realizations that I want to pass on. It's not easy to be the second favorite parent, but you should take it as a compliment and here's why.

The Father My Mother Was To Me

Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D.

For many years after my children were born, I feared becoming "him," my biological father. I focused on not being "him" and while doing it, I ignored the obvious -- that I did have a great father figure in my childhood.

The Unplanned Pregnancy That Brought Me A Daughter With Down Syndrome -- And Everything I Didn't Know I Wanted

Posted 05.27.2015 | OWN

Cristina Nehring was thrilled to meet a guy, less thrilled to get pregnant, terrified when he left -- and ecstatic about the child who changed everyth...

A Single Mom's Guide To Career Advancement

Jenn Lyons | Posted 05.20.2016 | Parents
Jenn Lyons

While there is much debate if working mothers can "have it all," single moms go out and "make it happen." There is no other option.

Take Heart That Your Parents Made Mistakes

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

Each of us forms images of the world based on our experiences derived from engaging with our families. Gradually we learn that our expectations don't ...

What I'm Too Ashamed And Devastated To Admit About My Split Out Loud

Samantha Darby Sollenberger | Posted 04.25.2015 | Divorce
Samantha Darby Sollenberger

This is harder because I don't know what my husband has chosen over me. Over Alice. Over our family.

Why Are Working Moms Crying?

Erin Mantz | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Erin Mantz

Change is hard. It can hurt. You could say the same for motherhood. Finding the right parenting strategies so you don't end up in tears has no global solution.

Carmen Milian: Single Mom Superstar

Kerri Zane | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
Kerri Zane

Get ready everyone. Christina Milian, her mom, Carmen, and sisters, hair stylist, Danielle and, Cordon Bleu Chef Lizzy are getting ready to give the Kardashian's a run for the their money.

How I Survived My Son Leaving (Me) for College

Michelle Martin | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Michelle Martin

I honestly did not know who I was without him in my daily life, and I wasn't very eager to find out. Even though I always worked, empty-nesting after spending nearly two decades immersed in raising my son filled me with dread and terror.

My Daughter Asked Why Her Dad Left Us. This Is What I Told Her

YourTango | Posted 01.15.2015 | Divorce
YourTango

What do you say to a child who carries half the DNA of a person that causes your heart the daily battle of learning to forgive?