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Paycheck To Paycheck: How 4 Real Single Moms Make It Work

LearnVest | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents

Today there are 10 million single moms making it work, day by day, we decided to profile and celebrate four who were willing to share their tips on how they're doing it. Read on and get inspired.

Premonition of a Parent's Worst Nightmare

Terry K Carr | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Terry K Carr

Any parent who has lost a child will tell you that you never get over it. What is not talked about so much is the haunting thought of losing another.

Dear Family Whisperer: Tips for a Sometime Single Parent

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Would it be comforting to you to hear more details of his days? Would he prefer to text during the day (just to let you know he's thinking about you) or have one long phone conversation in the evening?

Why Single Mom Selfies Are So Important

Jessica Ashley | Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents
Jessica Ashley

Counting myself in has been one of the greatest exercises of being a single mother, and it has not always been easy. Even when the numbers only go up to TWO, adding myself in -- and then clicking the camera button -- has reinforced with each photo that I am important, my face matters, I am still here.

This Ad Beautifully Illustrates Just How Heroic Single Parents Really Are

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.20.2014 | Divorce

Being a single parent is by far one of the toughest jobs on the planet. But all too often, single moms and dads go unnoticed for their tremendous sacr...

The Dichotomy of Forgiveness

Trish DeLuca | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Trish DeLuca

I have a relationship with my children's dad today that is nothing short of miraculous. We laugh, we talk, love our sons unconditionally and with unabashed pride. Would I be the person I am today had I not been born to my family, through my father, to the life I live?

Being 'Motherful' for Father's Day

Ernest Owens | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Ernest Owens

There is an overpopulation of families in our society that are obligated to acknowledge a holiday that doesn't exist in their households. And what is even worse is that much of what we hear and see during this time of year is society's self-imposed pity party that we never invited ourselves to.

Kids of Divorce Turn Out Just Fine

Honoree Corder | Posted 06.10.2014 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

You have two choices: you can spend your time worrying about what might happen, or you can get busy doing what would make a the biggest and best positive impact.

The Fatherhood Movement

Etan Thomas | Posted 06.12.2014 | Black Voices
Etan Thomas

That will be our overall message: To reach for the stars no matter what your situation. Will there be obstacles? Yes. Will it be easy? Absolutely not. But there are too many examples of men who were able to be successful and make the right decisions who came from so-called "broken homes."

Positive Divorce: From Blame to Forgiveness

John McElhenney | Posted 07.20.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

Positive divorce is a choice. And the process to get there requires time, insight, and often the help of professionals. But the alternative is bitterness and continued failings at love relationships as you make the same mistakes.

Love Is a Choice Not a Feeling: Reflecting on My Divorce

John McElhenney | Posted 07.15.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

I've had a hard time getting around the idea that my marriage and the love that we established actually failed at some point. Even with the best of intentions and with two smart and well-educated people, we somehow managed to mess it up. At least that's how I used to think about it.

A Message to Single Moms on Mother's Day

Sarah McCartan | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Sarah McCartan

Whether you have actively made a choice to carry on as a single mother, or it's become a necessity based on your individual circumstances, this Mother's Day, here is a message for every single mom out there.

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...

We Know Single Moms Are Amazing And Now Science Knows It Too

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 05.01.2014 | Divorce

Single moms are often faced with tough challenges specific to raising a child on one's own -- but a new study says that, despite the hurdles, single m...

Child-Inspired Single Mom Success

Debbe Daley | Posted 06.02.2014 | Divorce
Debbe Daley

One day, you are a single mom to a young child and the next, your 3-year-old little girl has turned into a young, single adult owning her own company in Manhattan at 27 and offering you words of encouragement. Where did the time go?

Divorce: Life Goes On and It Can Be Awesome!

Betsy Chasse | Posted 05.25.2014 | Divorce
Betsy Chasse

Whoa, you mean I don't have to find a husband? I don't have to stay in the career I was in while I was married? I am completely free to reinvent myself any way I want? That's awesome.

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.

4 Action Steps to Take When Times Are Tough

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 05.20.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

When a family faces challenging times -- illness, loss of a job, the end of the marriage, financial stress or a myriad of other problems life sometimes throws our way -- parenting can be even more difficult, especially when there is just not enough time, energy or resources.

The Good of Single Parenthood

Kerri Zane | Posted 05.20.2014 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

When your children are in your custody, one-on-one, you have the opportunity to instill the values that are most important to you. For me it's integrity. I got to share what it is and what it feels like to be on the giving and receiving end of keeping your word.

Confessions of a Single Gay Dad: When Being Gay isn't Gay Enough

Jon Raj | Posted 05.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Jon Raj

I need to find similar families, make new connections and start tackling the hard question that will be coming from a very young, inquisitive boy. In essence, "come out" again -- this time, for my son.

A Mom's World Without a Man

Marva Soogrim | Posted 05.06.2014 | Women
Marva Soogrim

When you're a single mother, the stress doubles. However, so does her strength as she forgets her fears and forges ahead to find the best way to have a child.

How to Raise a Confident Child

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

Real confidence only comes from endless practice, mistakes, setbacks, recovery and finally mastery. And kids only have these kinds of experiences when parents believe in them,

5 Things I Learned During My Year As A Single Mother

Sarah Smiley | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

On paper, I had a partner in parenting. In practice, however, I was parenting alone, and it wasn't easy. Indeed, that year gave me greater appreciation for what real single parents must go through every day.

WATCH: Author On 'The Secret Sex Life Of A Single Mom'

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.18.2014 | Divorce

Dating after a divorce can seem like a daunting task. But author Delaine Moore embraced it. She turned her sexcapades into a steamy memoir, The Secret...

WATCH: I Had Twins At 57

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

In 2004, Aleta St. James became the oldest American woman to give birth to twins at the time. During a segment about single parenthood on HuffPost Liv...