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5 Myths And 5 Truths About Online Dating After Divorce

John McElhenney | Posted 07.29.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

Some women will string you along, making it seem like they are interested but they will never accept the offer of a meeting. This is due to one of three things.

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 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.

For All The Dads

Phoebe Holmes | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Phoebe Holmes

It seems these days, we're so caught up in Celebrating Motherhood, we forget that there are dads out there too.

What Everyone Wanted To Know The Moment I Announced My Divorce

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 03.30.2014 | Divorce
Craig Tomashoff

When they were younger and divorce was still new, we stuck together so we didn't have to navigate our new world alone. Now, they have friends and interests that have nothing to do with me.

Woman-Up! How to Become an Awesome, Mindful Father

Luis Moro | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Luis Moro

Your capacities and capabilities for love, compassion, resilience and willingness to learn will be constantly developed, tested and expanded when you "woman-up."

5 Guys Every Single Mom Should Date

Today's Mama | Posted 02.16.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

Inspired by the true life events of today's single moms, the following is designed to be a guide, not a rule book, for those mamas re-entering the dating pool with both bruised hearts and jelly stains on their LBDs. Together we stand.

When It Comes to Custody, It's a Woman's World

Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Divorce
Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D.

We Dads in the park look distantly at each other, each of us alone. Society has not yet opened a collective space for us.

An Improbable Nanny

Dana Clark | Posted 11.30.2013 | Comedy
Dana Clark

Being a professional nanny is a kind of ridiculous satire for a girl raised by a single dad.

5 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Mom

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 11.05.2013 | Divorce
Wendy Fontaine

Being a single parent, particularly a single mother, and identifying yourself as such, means constantly being open to criticism, not only from other parents, but also from politicians, family members and even strangers.

The More Time I Have With My Kids the More Time I Want With My Kids (the Single Parent Paradox)

Emma Johnson | Posted 10.13.2013 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

I guess I was. And I see now how much better behaved my kids are now that they have that better, more chilled-out mom. More polite language. Better listening and chore-doing. Fewer meltdowns -- and quicker apologies in the event of a spaz-out.

'Outrageous' Law Forced Him To Pay Child Support For Another Man's Baby

Posted 07.29.2013 | Divorce

Joseph Chmelar, a divorced father of two, was in for a big surprise when his young sons informed him that his ex -- whom he had only recently separate...

What I Know About Single Dads

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 09.02.2013 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

I can honestly say that being a single dad doesn't seem like any big picnic. So, I want to validate single dads and tell them how much the single mom really appreciates them, whether she admits it or not.

Number Of Single Fathers Has Jumped In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 07.02.2013 | Parents

There is yet another data point to add to the changing portrait of American parents: the number of single fathers has risen ninefold since demographer...

I Don't Live For My Kids -- and That Is My Biggest Gift to Them

Emma Johnson | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Emma Johnson

I recently overheard a mother proudly declare: "I live for my daughter." Too bad for that little girl. And too bad for the mom.

Just because he loves kids doesn't mean he will love YOUR kids

Emma Johnson | Posted 08.12.2013 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

A couple months ago I wrote about what I expected to be a sweet one-off hook-up with a hot motorcycle-riding Sicilian I was convinced I had nothing in...

On Being Proud

Jason Guberman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason Guberman

There's something about Pride that never fully resonated with me, but now that I'm in a certain place in my life and a father, my pride is much subtler, but much more powerful than I ever could have expected.

When To Tell Your Date That You Have Kids

Posted 06.09.2013 | Divorce

If you've recently started dating after divorce, you may be wondering when to tell a potential love interest that you have kids. According to HuffP...

Why You Should Introduce Your Kids To A New Love

Posted 06.06.2013 | Divorce

Getting back into the dating world after divorce is no easy task, especially when you have kids. And it can be even trickier to determine when -- if e...

Single Dads Face More Pressure to Have Babies (and Single Moms Win at Dating)

Emma Johnson | Posted 08.05.2013 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

While friends will occasionally ask if I want more children, I don't feel much pressure to make a decision. I'm single, after all. I have two kids who are awesome and healthy.

Facebook Is My Baby Daddy

Emma Johnson | Posted 07.29.2013 | Parents
Emma Johnson

As a single mom, there are lots and lots of things that I can handle really, really well. But there is one thing that I cannot do: I cannot be my own companion. And so I turn to Facebook.

Dating and the Single Mom: When Do You Come clean About Having Kids?

Emma Johnson | Posted 07.29.2013 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

Having kids is often a deal-breaker when dating. That is OK. Most people have a few things they just aren't willing to compromise about. No exceptions. As far as I'm concerned, that is perfectly fine.

Get Along With My Ex? Are You !@#$-ing Kidding Me?

Honoree Corder | Posted 07.21.2013 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

With some hard work and a few key action steps, I can now see my ex's name pop up on my caller ID and not have a pit in my stomach. Is it perfect? No. Do I feel like we're in a good place? Yes. I only got there because I decided to get there.

5 Reasons Your Divorce Is a Blessing in Disguise

Honoree Corder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

What I've realized, in retrospect, is that divorce (as with any challenging situation) actually contains within it many blessings. A decade later I am full of gratitude for my divorce, the opportunities that have crossed my path, and who I've become.