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How to Drop Off Your New College Kid (It's All In the Numbers)

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Craig Tomashoff

Those strangers on a train got me looking back my days as a dad by focusing on facts instead of feelings. Hence, I've developed this list for my son. It compiles all the important numbers (some estimated) that spring to mind as I contemplate life with a son who is now on his own.

Learning to Be Alone

Karin Schott | Posted 07.01.2015 | Divorce
Karin Schott

In retrospect I realize that learning to be alone is part of the work of separation and divorce. Some day I may find another significant other. At which time I will be in stronger spiritual state to give and receive that kind of love.

6 Powerful Life Lessons Learned From Single Dads

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.19.2015 | Divorce

This Father's Day, we're celebrating single and divorced dads. Whether you have full custody or time with the kids every other weekend, the lesson...

7 Invaluable Love Lessons From Single Moms

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.11.2015 | Divorce

As a single parent, you're solely responsible for modeling what love looks like: If you choose to remain single, you teach your kids that you don't ne...

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 ...

Mom Goes On Strike To Protest 'Out Of Control' Teen Daughters

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents

Early last week, North Carolina mom Naasira Muhammad started picketing her house on strike against her "disrespectful" teenage daughters, WFMY reports...

The 15 Biggest Misconceptions About Single Parents

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.21.2014 | Divorce

The number of single parent households has skyrocketed in recent years. But despite their growing numbers, single parents still have to contend with ...

I Was Pregnant, Betrayed And 'Trapped In A Nightmare'

Terri Linton | Posted 12.27.2014 | Divorce
Terri Linton

Divorce at 42 means having the will to carry on after the biggest of heartbreaks, and the courage to believe that the best is yet to come. It means remaining grateful for my long-awaited beautiful son as we forge ahead on a road that has its bumps, curves and potholes, but never leaves us lost.

This Single Mom And Her Son Are The Cutest Thing To Ever Hit Vine

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.29.2014 | Divorce

Harmony Smith and her 8-year-old son Elliott are kind of a big deal on Vine. The mom-and-son duo are the creative forces behind a Vine channel wit...

Are Children Raised With Absent Fathers Worse Off?

Quora | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents

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.