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55 Personal Photos That Capture Both The Challenges And The Joy Of Single Motherhood

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents

According to a recent Pew Research Center report, 34 percent of kids today live with an unmarried parent, up from 9 percent in 1960. Single parenting,...

Talk to Your Co-Parent Before Bringing Home a Beau

Tara Fass | Posted 01.05.2015 | Divorce
Tara Fass

It's a healthy impulse to want to connect with someone special again. But whether or not it's a good idea to introduce all new dates to your kids -- well, that's an entirely different discussion.

When Co-Parenting Is A Necessary Evil

Tara Fass | Posted 12.30.2014 | Divorce
Tara Fass

Putting the financial and care-taking assistance on the back burner for a moment, the impulse to reach out to share your news and the experience of parenting is part of what it means to be human. You can't avoid it.

How I Survived My Son Leaving (Me) for College

Michelle Martin | Posted 12.29.2014 | 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.

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 ...

Divorcing During the Holidays

Sheila Blagg | Posted 12.06.2014 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

I can write a blog telling you that following these specific steps you won't feel the pain of the loss of your marriage, but I am sorry, I can't do that!! What I can do is share with you what helped not only myself, but my friends, members on my website and coworkers.

The ER: Holiday Sanctuary for the Broken

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

Where our patients sometimes live in darkness, squalor, danger and hunger, whether run-down trailer, homeless tent or government project, the emergency departments are different. They are places of bright lights and warmth, safety and relief; where beds are clean and food is available. And if nothing else, places where there are people who are interested and polite.

Dear Single Mom (And Sometimes Single Mom)

Sybil Brun | Posted 01.04.2015 | Religion
Sybil Brun

I want you to know that I think about you often. I imagine how you feel on the lonely nights that seem to plague you. I remember the exhaustion that envelops you so much of the time that you think one day, it just might swallow you whole.

3 Secrets To Long-Lasting Relationships

Sheila Blagg | Posted 12.20.2014 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

You can't instantly walk into a successful long-term relationship, but you can nurture one into existence. If you're trying to turn a good short-term relationship into a great long-term relationship, you'll need to put in effort to make it work.

6 Reasons You Should Consider Online Dating After Divorce

Sheila Blagg | Posted 12.15.2014 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Make sure, before you start looking for a new relationship, that you understand what you're looking for and why you're looking for it.

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...

7 Habits Of Highly Effective Single Moms

Divorced Moms | Posted 11.29.2014 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

Your divorce can be seen as a transforming event, and you alone are responsible for creating a new kind of family for you and your children.

#WhyIStayed: I Wanted to Be a Hero to My Child?

Ama Yawson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Ama Yawson

I was shocked to read, was the following excerpt of Dr. Boyce Watkins's open letter to Janay Rice in which he calls women who stay with their abusers in order to keep their families intact "heroes."

The Contagious Disease of Happiness

Jon Vaughn | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

Being a dad is not always easy, and the life balance of being a single parent teeter-totters between my children's happiness and my own. I've heard parents say, "As long as my children are happy then I am happy." That is false. In order for my children to be happy, I must be happy first.

7 Social Issues Robin Williams Brought To The Big Screen

ThinkProgress | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact

Robin Williams was serious about a lot of issues in his personal life, whether campaigning for a new G.I. bill, or raising money for Hurricane Katrina...

The Ballet of Waking Up As A Single Parent

John McElhenney | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
John McElhenney

I love the quiet mornings. And on the weekends, especially in the summer, I love the pace at which the house wakes up.

The 10 Best Cities For Single Moms In The U.S.

Posted 06.25.2014 | Divorce

Single moms looking to thrive may want to head out of the city and into the suburbs, a new survey suggests. NerdWallet, a personal finance website,...

The Taste of Kindness

Carissa Henry | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Carissa Henry

Sometimes words just aren't enough. As much as I am in love with words, as much as they tirelessly enrapture my mind each day, sometimes they just can't encompass the depths of what I feel.

Longing for a Father

Monique Ruffin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices
Monique Ruffin

Until I got married and had a son, Father's Day had been a horrible day for me. Before then I'd never really understood the love between a father and ...

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...

The Truth About How Hard Single Parenting Is

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 06.25.2014 | Divorce
Lara Lillibridge

If you are contemplating leaving your marriage, it's probably not because you are happy. Parenting when one or both of the parents are miserable is far more difficult.

The Playboy Effect: Youth, Fitness and Sexual Desire

John McElhenney | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
John McElhenney

Back in the days before the Internet, Playboy Magazine was a head rush for the imaginations of curious little boys. Finding a Playboy Magazine somewhe...

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.

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...