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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 ...

What I Learned From Sir Bob Geldof

Claire Naidu | Posted 12.10.2015 | Divorce
Claire Naidu

You may remember him from The Boomtown Rats, he starred as "Pink" in Pink Floyd's film, Pink Floyd - The Wall, he co-founded the charity group Band Ai...

How Can Moms Better Manage Their Business While Raising Family?

Lisa Froelings | Posted 12.01.2015 | Women
Lisa Froelings

Even in the world where there are many ways to run a business or take care of the kids, it is still difficult to juggle and do them all at once. When things get tough and you cannot take it anymore, be humble and ask help from family, friends, or employees.

Becoming a Single Mom

Lizz Wilson | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Lizz Wilson

The instant I caught of glimpse of that pregnancy test screen, I knew my life was going to change. Starring at the words PREGNANT laid coldly on my ba...

Sharing the Love, and Thanksgiving, With Your Ex

Edward D. Farber, PhD | Posted 11.20.2015 | Divorce
Edward D. Farber, PhD

You've thought about separation and divorce for months or years, with time to try to understand what Thanksgiving will be like without your old family tradition and without your ex. But your child, facing perhaps the first separated holiday, has not.

Shonda Rhimes Drops Everything When Her Kids Ask 1 Sweet Question

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.12.2015 | OWN

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Is Marriage the Cure for Poverty?

Nigel Barber | Posted 11.10.2015 | Parents
Nigel Barber

Marriage is correlated with prosperity in the U.S. So many conservatives promote marriage as a financial elixir. Yet this perspective is scientifically flawed. It also suffers from too narrow a geographical focus on conditions in the U.S.

5 Tips For Making It Through The Holidays As A Single Parent

Divorce Magazine | Posted 11.09.2015 | Divorce
Divorce Magazine

The holiday season can absolutely be a time for great joy and compassion, and like everything else in life, you will only get out of it what you put into it. Whether you are spending time with your children this year or not, remember to embrace the holidays, remain active, and make peace with yourself and the coming season!

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.

The Best Date That Never Should Have Happened

Michael Hodor | Posted 11.03.2015 | Divorce
Michael Hodor

Although it was clear that we were very attracted to each other, I started doing calculations and projections into the future, and all I could see was this one unchecked box sort of suspended above her head, slowly turning in an ominous way.

5 Things Men Should Not Do On A First Date

Michael Hodor | Posted 11.02.2015 | Divorce
Michael Hodor

Don't talk about your ex-girlfriends or your ex-wife unless asked. Man to man, I think its great you used to date a Victoria's Secret model who went on to become a political correspondent for Fox News. But I promise you, women don't want to know about it.

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.

Why Is There a White House Council on Women and Girls, But Not a White House Council on Men and Boys?

Ira Israel | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Ira Israel

Although we still live in a predominantly patriarchal society where women are paid less than men for the same jobs, as the paradigm shifts towards true gender equality everyone benefits from candid discussions about gender roles.

The Challenges of Dating As a Single Dad

Michael Hodor | Posted 10.21.2015 | Divorce
Michael Hodor

What I want is to be coupled once more. I have learned (and re-learned several times) that finding a life partner is not a simple thing to accomplish with two kids, partial custody, and a career that has me traveling nationwide practically every other week.

I Hit A Wall 2 Years After My Divorce, And Here's What I Did

Lindsey Light | Posted 10.20.2015 | Divorce
Lindsey Light

Two years post-separation, my mind finally had enough free space and time to process everything I had been through. And I was shocked. I had tricked myself into believing that preoccupying myself with to-do lists and everyday tasks during the most traumatic moments of the separation and divorce meant that I had successfully moved past them.

Why It's Both Difficult and Necessary to Take a Trip Without the Kids

Lindsey Light | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents
Lindsey Light

This past summer, I was actually brave enough to board a plane with my preschooler and toddler and head to sunny Florida. We enjoyed the beach, pools, Disney World, and, most importantly, time with our extended family.

The Conversation I'm Afraid To Have With My 5-Year-Old About His Dad and Brother

mater mea | Posted 10.09.2015 | Parents
mater mea

I grew up with stepparents and siblings who had different fathers, and there was no shame or confusion among us. But there were awkward and sometimes embarrassing moments when people tried to figure us out.

To Date or Not to Date? For Divorced Parents, the Struggle Is Real

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 10.08.2015 | Divorce
Antonio Borrello, PhD

Some parents are relieved to sign the divorce papers and feel like they can finally move on with life. But their children face a different reality. Legal finalization is often the beginning of the difficult family transitions they must handle.

10 Things Healthy Men Should Do With Women

Margaret Hession | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Margaret Hession

Most of us who have been in an honest and intimate relationship know that sometimes it's good, even excellent; and sometimes it's bad. Really bad -- as in Titanic bad. And when it's bad that's when we have the capacity to do the most harm. Repeatedly, actually.

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.

The Day My Daughter Taught Me The Courage of Conviction

Kasey Ferris | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Kasey Ferris

Being a single mom with five kiddos at home means that I have to be incredibly budget-conscious. It also means that, while we find fun in lots of ways, they're not generally the same ways others find fun.

5 Things Single Moms Don't Say in Public

Shanita Hubbard | Posted 09.18.2015 | Parents
Shanita Hubbard

Sometimes I feel like women overcompensate for the fact that they are single mothers by pretending to be a superhero. Everything is always "fine." They are never tired and never miss a step.

6 Things Only Single Moms Would Understand

Lisa Froelings | Posted 09.17.2015 | Women
Lisa Froelings

Being a mother is no easy feat, more so if you are a single mom. Certainly motherhood is different for anyone. How one survives the day alone is an arduous journey. Here are a few things all single moms out there will find true.

Face Everything and Rise

Shanita Hubbard | Posted 09.10.2015 | Travel
Shanita Hubbard

As a faithful lover of everything travel I was bold in my pursuit of adventure. Depart for Spain solo, armed with New York Bodega Spanish and an address of a host family? Fly to Italy for a weekend because the pizza is dope? Spend the night in the airport in London to save on hotel fees? I will take yes for 500 Alex.

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.