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'I'm Not A Bad Mom'

Posted 05.23.2013 | Divorce

The phrase, "judge not, lest ye be judged" never felt more appropriate. When single mom Kate Wolff quit her job as an art teacher to follow her dre...

What It's Like To Be A Single Dad

Posted 05.17.2013 | Divorce

It's no surprise that single parenting is tough. And in a HuffPost Live segment that aired Thursday, journalist Corey Dade opened up about its particu...

The Perfect Mother's Day Gift For A Single Mom

Posted 05.08.2013 | Divorce

Stumped on what to get the woman who does it all -- a.k.a. a single mom -- this Mother's Day? Good news: HuffPost Divorce readers have you covered...

28 Ways To Stress Less As A Single Parent

Posted 04.24.2013 | Divorce

Raising a child alone is no easy feat. From wrangling the kids for soccer meets to preparing dinner and micromanaging the chores, it's a rare single p...

LOOK: Mom Might Need A Bigger Car...

Posted 04.05.2013 | Divorce

This woman might need a bigger car. On Friday, Reddit user 580k posted a photo of the decal he spotted on the rear view window of, presumably, one...

The 30 Best Things About Being A Single Parent

Posted 03.21.2013 | Divorce

Happy National Single Parent Day! Did you even know it was a holiday? In 1984, President Ronald Reagan officially designated March 21 as the day t...

Single Dad for Six Months

Charles Scott | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Charles Scott

Being a single dad was a challenge. I was sometimes lonely, regularly exhausted and often wished my wife was around to help. But even though it was not easy to be a single parent, I'm grateful for the experience.

My Kids Don't Have to Fail Just Because I'm Single

Jim Higley | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Jim Higley

My own personal journey has taught me the importance of not trying to be both the mother and the father. No one person can be two, distinct people. What I can be, however, is available and engaged. Regardless of the circumstances.

'The Office' Star Angela Kinsey's Awesome Co-Parenting Advice

Posted 01.08.2013 | Divorce

Angela Kinsey, the actress who plays Angela on the "The Office," stopped by HuffPost Live Tuesday to dish on the hit NBC show. While in the studio, sh...

Managing Stress As a Single Parent

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents
Brett Blumenthal

Parenthood is challenging enough, but parenthood as a single mom or dad can be much more stressful. Yet, not properly managing stress can cause us to become less effective as a parent, but also in life. In order to enjoy single parenthood, here are a few tips to reduce stress.

8 Tips for Enjoying Your Holiday Season

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 02.09.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Many people in the midst of loss or facing a life challenge at this time of year have questions about coping with the holidays. How do you handle the holidays, especially if you don't feel like handling them at all? Read on for answers and a few great holiday suggestions.

This Is What Single Parenting Looks Like

Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.06.2012 | Divorce

What does single parenting look like? HuffPost Divorce asked our community to send in photos of what single parenthood looks like in their day-to-d...

Our Favorite Single Moms On TV

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.04.2012 | Divorce

Over the last four decades, the number of single moms in the U.S. has increased dramatically -- from 3.5 million in 1970 to a whopping 10 million in 2...

Dismissed For Being Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.26.2012 | Money

Rebecca Edmonds, the daughter of a Navy captain, proudly followed in her father’s footsteps when she joined the armed forces. But her dream came to ...

Half-cocked and Fully Clueless: Why Mitt Romney's Shot at Single Parents Misses by a Mile

Christina Pesoli | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Christina Pesoli

Romney said that we should, "tell our kids before they have kids they ought to think about getting married to someone." I couldn't disagree more. Marriage and parenting are both hard work. But these are two separate endeavors.

Why Parenting Is Easier After Divorce

Christina Pesoli | Posted 09.16.2012 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

There is big flaw in the system when it's easier to be a good parent and a good partner when you're not married to the father or mother of your kids.

The Secret To Eradicating Post-Divorce Parenting Guilt

D. A. Wolf | Posted 08.12.2012 | Divorce
D. A. Wolf

If single parenthood is a rough road, we're told to put on a brave face and "get over it."

Tom Zeller Jr.

Poverty Calculator Highlights Hurdles Facing Poor | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 06.07.2012 | Impact

Imagine a single, unemployed mother of two children -- an infant and a 4-year-old preschooler. She's unskilled and her work options, at least at the ...

Lifestyle Design: Parenting while Single

American Anthropological Association | Posted 07.14.2012 | Black Voices
American Anthropological Association

Applied & Visual Anthropologist Gia M. Hamilton IS The Off The Grid Socialite The Off the Grid Socialite, is a socially and ecologically conscious in...

The Challenges Of Motherhood After Divorce

Pamela Alma Weymouth | Posted 07.11.2012 | Divorce
Pamela Alma Weymouth

Sometimes, in the sleep-deprived haze of motherhood, one forgets the obvious. I am constantly forgetting car keys, closing the clasp on my belt buckle, that the tag goes on the inside not the outside, my patience.

Why I Love Being A Single Parent

Kate Schermerhorn | Posted 06.27.2012 | Divorce
Kate Schermerhorn

Nothing drive me as crazy as those women who act like some horrible tragedy has befallen my children and me when they hear I am divorced ... yes, twice

The Two-Headed Concept Known as 'DaddyMama'

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 06.17.2012 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

It's hard for a child to perceive his parents accurately under any circumstances and harder, still, when they're married.

Work, Yes; Job, No

Pamela Kripke | Posted 06.16.2012 | Women
Pamela Kripke

When I became a mother, I don't remember filling out an application, or submitting a resume, or answering silly questions about my strengths and weaknesses.

6 Steps To Pain-Free Post-Divorce Conversations With Your Kids

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 06.13.2012 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

Put yourself in your child's place and you will likely make wiser decisions when it comes to talking about sensitive areas in their life.

Why Don't People Send Casseroles After Divorce?

Jennifer Evans Gardner | Posted 04.22.2012 | Divorce
Jennifer Evans Gardner

My son hadn't had a home-cooked meal in eons, and I was certainly in no shape to be near sharp knives and a hot oven. "Where's my f-ing casserole?" the voice in my head said. After all, I was mourning a death, too: the death of my marriage.