Religious communities seeking to win back millennials may have to wait a little longer. Even as young adults increasingly put off marriage, the tra...
Life does that, it patiently waits for you to catch up with it, always reminding us that it is also short. There may not always be a tomorrow. Stop saying I will do that when.... Or I will be better when... start living your life. Don't make life wait patiently on you.
I have one daughter, and during the turbulence of her volatile teenage years we both counted down the days until she left for college.
When kids go back to school at various ages, new demands pile on parents very quickly. New schedules, new homework, new teachers, and new schools are just the beginning.
Your own desire to heal is a powerful thing, and so is your solitude. To be fully healed, you have to be fully present. To be fully present, you have to allow the time and space to exist on your own as you are - without the distraction or expectations of another person.
You're not a real single mom. I've thought about that phrase so much over the past few weeks as back-to-school season was in full force.
I was raised by a working mom. I am a working mom. I see you. You're doing good work.
Going through a divorce is one of the most stressful transitions you can have in your life. It is even more challenging when you have children togeth...
I just exited a 7 year season of single parenting. It started with a divorce, and ended in a second marriage. I learned so much during that time, enjoyed the gift of closeness with my children, being able to lavish them with all my attention. I treasure those years with just the three of us -- my two children and me. Now the dynamic has shifted, as we welcomed two more bonus children, and a husband and father.
Staying in college and persisting to degree completion is challenging for many students. However, it's particularly difficult for students who also are parents. These students are an important and growing segment of today's college population.
While I can sit around itemizing all the reasons being a single parent is stressful, overwhelming, and a Groundhog Day of misadventures in scheduling...
I’m pretty sure all divorced men and women call themselves a single parent. Whether it is someone who sees their kids every other weeken...
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.
They see a home where they can play and learn and be themselves. They see a place that they are safe and well cared for. More importantly, they see a person who is beautiful because she has made it her life work to give them the best life possible.
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.
Being a parent is super easy if you aren't one. Wait, what? Well, before I had kids, I was great at giving advice about parenting. If I could go back in time, I would slap Pre-parenting me and set the record straight. This is the hardest job on the face of the earth. I said a lot of things prior to being a Mom.