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Are Children Raised With Absent Fathers Worse Off?

Quora | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the truth over whether or not children raised by single mothers/with absent fathers are worse off?...

This Ad Beautifully Illustrates Just How Heroic Single Parents Really Are

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.20.2014 | Divorce

Being a single parent is by far one of the toughest jobs on the planet. But all too often, single moms and dads go unnoticed for their tremendous sacr...

The Sweet Thing She Said About Life As A Single Parent

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.06.2014 | Divorce

With Mother's Day just around the corner (buy your gifts if you haven't already!), we thought we'd take a moment to salute all the celebrity single mo...

Why It's Awesome to Be a Single Mom

Honoree Corder | Posted 05.24.2014 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

Sometimes being a single mom can be just plain awesome! In fact, once you get the hang of it and find your groove, you will most likely agree that being a single mom can, in many ways, be sooooo much better than when you were coupled up.

The Good of Single Parenthood

Kerri Zane | Posted 05.20.2014 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

When your children are in your custody, one-on-one, you have the opportunity to instill the values that are most important to you. For me it's integrity. I got to share what it is and what it feels like to be on the giving and receiving end of keeping your word.

This Is What It's Like To Be A Single Mom In America

Posted 03.18.2014 | Divorce

According to the The Shriver Report, more than 42 million women and the 28 million children who depend on them are either living in poverty or teeteri...

11 Things Every Single Parent Needs To Know

Posted 03.11.2014 | Divorce

Jumping into parenting is daunting enough with a partner. When you're a single parent going it alone, the stakes seem that much higher. From diaper du...

17 Things No One Tells You About Single Parenting

Posted 12.20.2013 | Divorce

When you're a new single parent, the thought of going it alone is more than a little frightening. But the more you know, the more manageable raisi...

11 Things No One Tells You About Single Parenting

Posted 10.04.2013 | Divorce

When you suddenly find yourself raising your kids on your own, the impulse to read everything you can find on single parenting and the impact of divor...

Your Wingman Has Nothing On This Little Girl

Posted 08.29.2013 | Divorce

Dating with kids isn't easy -- unless your kid takes it upon themselves to find you a date. One little girl decided to do exactly that recently, a...

Emily Maynard: Single Mom Superstar

Kerri Zane | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
Kerri Zane

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Emily about raising her daughter on her own, the joy's and struggles of being a single mom, her new jewelry business and what the future holds for her and Ricki.

The One Thing a Divorced Parent Needs to Know Before School Starts

Stann Givens | Posted 10.20.2013 | Divorce
Stann Givens

Divorce can often lead to a situation where the parents of children have a difficult time communicating with each other.  Many times this leads to one parent being denied access to the information provided by the children's schools.

He Called my Teenage Daughter a Bitch -- Now What?!

Kerri Zane | Posted 10.16.2013 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

What does a woman do? For the first time since my divorce I saw my future with a man. I wanted to wake up next to him for the rest of my living days. I wanted to walk his dog every morning (and I'm not really a dog person).

23 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Parent

Posted 08.12.2013 | Divorce

The next time you consider offering a single parent unsolicited advice, you may want to think twice. Though the constructive criticism generally comes...

The Single Mom Superstar Project!

Kerri Zane | Posted 10.10.2013 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

Having a clear picture of your pretty little details and unmentionables is a great way to start your very own personal single mom superstar project. Want to learn more ways to become a single mom superstar?

10 Simple Solutions for the Time-Starved Single Mom

Kerri Zane | Posted 10.06.2013 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

Rather than its original intention, of making things easier, I believe all this new technology has added more stress to our daily lives. But it's not all bad. Some very clever entrepreneurs have stepped up to lend us a virtual helping hand.

PHOTO: The Story Behind This Photo Will Make Your Heart Melt

Posted 07.17.2013 | Divorce

If you hand a little girl a bottle of nail polish, you're almost certainly going to get your nails done by her in that cute, perfectly imperfect littl...

5 Crazy Places to Snag a Great Summer Date

Kerri Zane | Posted 08.21.2013 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

Now that you're on the look out in crazy places nothing should stand in your way of a great summer date. But what if you still don't have the nerve to approach that hottie you've spotted across the plumbing supplies aisle?

5 Fun & Free Ways To Entertain The Kids This Summer

Kerri Zane | Posted 08.13.2013 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

For single moms on a budget, this can be a very challenging season. Try to mix in a dose of much needed mommy me-time and it can be doubly complicated. Here are some ideas for summertime fun that won't break the bank.

Making the Case for Dating a Bad Boy

Kerri Zane | Posted 08.10.2013 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

"Every man is a bad boy until he meets a good woman." I posted the comment to my facebook community this week and got a lot of very interesting and varied responses.

5 Ways for Single Moms to Celebrate Father's Day

Kerri Zane | Posted 08.06.2013 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

If you are a single mom because of divorce, the day can unfold as an interminable 24 hours spent by yourself, dwelling on bittersweet memories of what was. If you are single mom due the death of your cherished man, the day can not only be challenging for you personally, but for your children, too.

LOOK: Single Dad's Parenting Win Is Super Sweet

Posted 06.04.2013 | Divorce

Co-parenting obviously isn't a competition. But let's be honest, it warms your heart just a little bit when your kid tells you your spaghetti and meat...

5 Tips for Single Moms to Survive the Plus-One Wedding Season

Kerri Zane | Posted 07.23.2013 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

June is the start of wedding season and the biggest month for couples to say "I do." For those of us who receive a bevy of wedding invites, but seriously lacking a steady party date, the plus one season can feel a lot like dodging emotional landmines.

6 Quotes To Make Single Parenting Less Stressful

Posted 05.21.2013 | Divorce

As any frazzled single dad or single mom can tell you, raising a child by yourself is no easy feat. From getting the kids out the door in the morning ...

5 Amazing Ways for Single Moms to Celebrate Mother's Day

Kerri Zane | Posted 07.06.2013 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

Mother's Day can be especially trying for newly single moms. In the past it was their significant others who planned the day and assisted the kids with picking out cards,flowers and activities. But here are some low stress ways to celebrate the amazing solo mom you are with your kids.