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7 Reasons Not To Stay In A Bad Marriage, As Told By A Divorced Guy

Carey Fan | Posted 07.18.2016 | Divorce
Carey Fan

Staying in an bad marriage sends a message to your kids that it is okay to accept a life of unhappiness. But it is not okay.

10 Heartwarming Thank You Notes To Single Dads From Their Daughters

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.18.2016 | Divorce

It takes a special dad to raise his daughters as a single parent. Take this guy, who became a pro at hair braiding for his daughter's sake -- or this ...

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 ...

6 Valuable Lessons Learned From Growing Up With A Single Parent

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 06.13.2016 | Divorce

Single parents often don't realize how closely their kids are watching and learning from their positive examples. Below, six writers share the most va...

12 Things No One Ever Tells You About Being A Single Dad

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.13.2016 | Divorce

Nothing can fully prepare you for raising your children as a single dad -- but getting advice from dads who've done it themselves certainly helps. Be...

Viral Facebook Post Takes Down Myths About Single Moms

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.31.2016 | Parents

Being a single mom today inevitably comes with challenges, but one frustrating issue is the preponderance of harmful stereotypes and misconceptions. ...

10 Powerful Thank You Notes To Single Moms, From The Kids They Raised

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.05.2016 | Divorce

There's no greater bond than the one between a single mama and her children. In celebration of Mother's Day, we asked writers to share a few reasons t...

The Weight of Words

Karin Schott | Posted 04.22.2016 | Parents
Karin Schott

This is what I do know, ten-year-olds do not understand the weight that adults give to words. Together we will spend time figuring out how the school is taking this teachable moment and educating him.

What If Co-Parenting Is Just You Parenting?

Karin Schott | Posted 04.20.2016 | Divorce
Karin Schott

It is such a comforting word Co-parenting. It is the word used when a couple who has had a child or children are no longer together and yet they magically cooperate in all the care and decisions of those children.

10 Things Every Single Mom Knows To Be True

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.08.2016 | Divorce

In their kids' eyes, single moms are basically superheroes -- but hey, we're guessing even Wonder Woman needs a nap every now and then. Raising kids a...

Don't Tell Me I'm Not a "Real" Single Mom

Nikki Stephens | Posted 03.21.2016 | Parents
Nikki Stephens

I was recently mansplained how there are real single moms and then there are single moms who claim the title. Ya know the type of single mom I'm referring to? No, you don't? That's ok, because I didn't either.

After 20 Years As A Single Dad, This Is What I Know To Be True

Joe Seldner | Posted 03.22.2016 | Divorce
Joe Seldner

There is something about single parenting that is, or at least can be, satisfying beyond what I ever expected.

In Praise of Baggage

Sonya Rowell | Posted 03.16.2016 | Women
Sonya Rowell

The next perpetually single person in their 40s who whines at me that they thought they'd be married by now, then in the next breath qualifies it with "but I don't want someone with baggage" would be well advised to step back quietly, making no sudden movements so as not to antagonise me.

15 Totally Sweet Thoughts Single Dads Have About Their Kids

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.15.2016 | Divorce

It's the little moments you savor most when you're a single dad: that time you and the kids rocked out to a Journey cover band at the state fair or th...

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.

Those poor, fatherless children

Sonya Rowell | Posted 03.07.2016 | Parents
Sonya Rowell

One of the most annoying things about being a single parent has been dealing with the conclusions that people seem to leap to. In my experience,...

14 Annoying Misconceptions About Single Moms

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.24.2016 | Divorce

Let's clear some things up about single moms: They're not desperately lonely, they're not living off their ex's dime, and sorry, but they aren't dying...

What Love Looks Like As A Single Parent

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.12.2016 | Divorce

Don't think for a second that single parents suffer from a lack of love in their lives: It's hard to feel like anything is missing when you have littl...

15 Heartfelt Confessions From Kids Raised By Single Parents

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.05.2016 | Divorce

Single parents do it all and do it well. In their kids' eyes, they are real-life superheroes -- and that title is in no way undeserved. Below, 15 peo...

This Is What Single Parenting Looks Like, In 17 Adorable Selfies

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.05.2016 | Divorce

Single parents: We know you're insanely busy but we've got a little request for you: stop whatever you're doing and take a selfie with your kids. La...

What You Learn About Being A Dad When You Grow Up Without One

Johnathon Briggs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Parents
Johnathon Briggs

Ten years ago, Friday the Thirteenth proved to be the most extraordinary day of my life. Two days after Christmas in 2005, I set out to answer a seemi...

What You Learn About Being A Dad When You Grow Up Without One

Johnathon Briggs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Parents
Johnathon Briggs

As a journalist, I wrote stories about complete strangers. But as a man, my own story was incomplete. I never knew my dad. That changed on Friday, January 13, 2006.

10 Habits This Dad Developed To Find Happiness Post-Divorce

Matt Sweetwood | Posted 03.11.2016 | Divorce
Matt Sweetwood

For the second time, I was left heartbroken, lonely and overwhelmed. But this time, I was determined to follow a different path and not allow history to repeat itself -- for the third time. I had 13 years and a lot more life experience under my belt, which gave me the strength and wisdom to develop these 10 habits to direct me to happiness and success after divorce.

Hate is Not an Option, You Must Like Your Ex

Karim Shamsi-Basha | Posted 01.05.2016 | Divorce
Karim Shamsi-Basha

can't say it was immediate. But little by little, after ignoring much and focusing on the children much, I was able to connect positive thoughts to my Ex. It is an ongoing process, one that takes a great deal of intention, effort, and tenacity.

It Sucks to Be a Mom

Nikki Stephens | Posted 12.30.2015 | Parents
Nikki Stephens

We say that being a mom is the most beautiful, powerful thing a woman can do. We say that being a mom is amazing and you become overfilled with joy immediately. Sometimes though, being a mom is tough. It's messy. It's exhausting. It's downright annoying.