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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,&n...

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. &nb...

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 01.07.2016 | 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.

To The Single Mom With A Newborn

Nikki Stephens | Posted 12.23.2015 | Parents
Nikki Stephens

The newborn months are hard on every family, and you are doing it by yourself. You are surviving the hardest part, and you're doing so with only the resources you've developed on your own.

10 Quotes Every Exhausted Single Parent Needs To Read

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.17.2015 | Divorce

When you're a stressed-out single parent, you need every reassurance that you're doing right by your kids. Sure, raising them on your own is fulfilli...

Quiet

Karin Schott | Posted 12.15.2015 | Parents
Karin Schott

Life will settle down soon. I make promises to myself to realign self-care after the New Year. Paint my toe nails, get a hair cut, go for a long walk. This moment is busy. Sometimes too busy. As a single parent, sometimes there is no choice in this state of affairs.

10 Ways to Make the Most of Single Parent Holidays

A.S. Chung | Posted 12.14.2015 | Divorce
A.S. Chung

Travelling as a single parent with your children in tow can be stressful and exhausting. The thought of spending the whole vacation running after the ...

Remember When the Dog Knocked Over the Tree?

Dana McKenna | Posted 12.10.2015 | Parents
Dana McKenna

Since I hadn't grown additional arms since the crash occurred, I had no choice but to rely on the 9-year-old. Trying to give him directions on how to fix the stand while I held the tree at bay was something I seem to have mostly wiped from my mind.

11 Things You Can Stop Telling Single Dads Now, Thank You Very Much

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.08.2015 | Divorce

When you're a single or divorced dad, everyone and their mother seems to have an opinion on your personal life and parenting skills.  Below, Huf...

Freezing Your Eggs at Fortysomething

Francesca Maxime | Posted 11.06.2015 | Women
Francesca Maxime

I want women to know to just freeze their eggs if they want to. And for younger women, take a minute when you're in your 20's or 30's and just freeze them if you think having kids later in life is important to you. Because life happens - and sometimes things you think will line up, don't.

Every Other Monday Is Always Bittersweet

Lindsey Light | Posted 10.28.2015 | Divorce
Lindsey Light

I need a break from the nightly bedtime routine that is taking, on average, an hour due to a strong-willed toddler. I need a break from Disney Junior streaming into my house all hours of the day. But I don't want to share them ever again with anyone.

Is There A Good Age For Divorce?

Abby King | Posted 09.23.2015 | Divorce
Abby King

I don't think there's a good age for divorce. I think it all sucks for the kids. The only thing a divorced parent can do is do their best to have the best divorce possible.

Meditation on the Word Cleave

Karin Schott | Posted 09.16.2015 | Divorce
Karin Schott

A cleaver is a small green plant that grows delicate white flowers. If you break a leaf off and place it on your sleeve it adheres. When we meet someone we begin the process of cleaving. All you can do is think about that person.

Living the Dream: Solo Parent Reality

Alicia Bassuk | Posted 09.15.2015 | Parents
Alicia Bassuk

Everything in sight is the color of perilous loneliness. The water you flounder in is the black ink writing a life unexpected. The sky above you sinks below the surface of hope, at the rate of inevitable submersion.

4 Ways to Better Manage Your Time When You're a Single Mom

Lisa Froelings | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Lisa Froelings

Before anything else, kudos to all the exceptionally strong moms out there and I'd like to share some time management skills I've learned throughout the years trying to raise funds for my business as I try to raise my kids.

17 Things To Know About Loving A Single Mother

Bonnie Koehn | Posted 09.08.2015 | Divorce
Bonnie Koehn

I've only been at this single parenting thing for a few years, but I've learned some valuable lessons (both good and bad) about how relationships are different once you have a tiny person to consider. I've also observed my single mom friends navigating these waters over the years and heard the same few points arise again and again.

9 Reasons Divorced Parents 'Count' As Single Parents Too

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.25.2015 | Divorce

There's a new Mommy War being waged across the Internet -- though if you're not a divorced or single parent, you may not have noticed it.  ...

Because I Was A Single Teen Mom

Eileen Fragiacomo | Posted 09.14.2015 | Parents
Eileen Fragiacomo

My socioeconomic background (and the teen mom status and high school level of education that came with it) was always lingering in the back of my mind, making me feel very inadequate. But it also made me work even harder to keep up and grow as much as I possibly could.

Having Everything

Jana Llewellyn | Posted 08.07.2015 | Divorce
Jana Llewellyn

It's been five months since my husband moved out, eight months since we knew we were getting a divorce, and some of the reality is only just starting to hit me. No partner is coming home at the end of the day, and no one is waiting for me to come home.

This Is What Bad Childcare Looks Like...

Karin Schott | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Karin Schott

This is what bad childcare looks like: your child gets in the car and tells you that the worker was on her smart phone most of the time and not aware of what was going on with the kids in her care.

12 All-Too-Honest Confessions From Single Parents

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.28.2015 | Divorce

  It's easy to overlook how much you do for your kids as a single parent. School drop-offs and pick-ups, sick days, overblown supermark...