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A Christmas Letter From This Burnt-Out Mom To Her Single Mother Of 6

Susan Fishman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Susan Fishman

Maybe the joy of the season and the love for your kids filled your heart to the point that you've now forgotten the juggling and the exhaustion and the overall monumental holiday undertaking. But I want you to know that I haven't.

This Single Mom Waitress Just Got The Tip Of A Lifetime

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.21.2014 | Divorce

If there's ever a time you might need a little extra cash, it's during the holidays. One waitress in Herndon, Va. got something extra and then som...

6 Reasons Your Online Dating Profile Simply Isn't Working

Sheila Blagg | Posted 12.11.2014 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

You've been on your dating site of choice for weeks without much attention at all. You haven't seen anywhere near the volume you were expecting -- or hoping for. There's nothing wrong with you. But there might be something wrong with your dating profile.

Kick Resistance in the Ass: 5 Things I Learned to Create My Legacy

Laura Aiisha | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

Standing up courageously in the face of fear, doubt, resistance, nerves and old limiting stories is by far one of the most dynamic and courageous human experiences I can think of.

All This Single Mother Wants For Christmas

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

Practicing gratitude has changed our attitude and perspective. Gratitude reminds my children that not receiving Christmas gifts is nothing in comparison to the obstacles other families face due to poverty, homelessness, joblessness, and hunger.

Does Age Make a Difference in a Relationship?

Sheila Blagg | Posted 11.19.2014 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Age appropriateness is a frequent consideration of potential dating partners. In most cases, people will claim to prefer a partner close to his/her age, but in practical applications this isn't always possible.

My Daughter Asked Why Her Dad Left Us. This Is What I Told Her

YourTango | Posted 11.15.2014 | Divorce
YourTango

What do you say to a child who carries half the DNA of a person that causes your heart the daily battle of learning to forgive?

My Boyfriend Slept Over With My Kids Home for the First Time and Hilarity (and Normality) Ensued

Emma Johnson | Posted 11.13.2014 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

You should date, and let your kids know about it. Denying your sexuality and need for romantic connection sets a bad example for your children and thrusts too much responsibility on them to care for your emotional needs now, and physical and financial needs in the future.

10 Ways to Show Your Ex is Living With Someone

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 11.11.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

For someone trying to demonstrate that a former spouse is living with someone else in an effort to have an alimony obligation reduced or terminated, the job of collecting evidence is much easier today.

How My Single Mom Made Me A Male Feminist

TueNight | Posted 11.10.2014 | Women
TueNight

I used to think that my mom made her stand when I was seven in order to teach me to be a gentleman, a concept laden with the trappings of chivalry, often landing at odds with the equality demanded by feminism. Now I realize that she was actually teaching me that it was my job to show respect, keep my head up and look at the world through the lens of others.

Is Coffee-Shop Divorce Coaching an Alternative to Couch Therapy?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Would the comfy lounge chairs and soothing smell of lattes create the kind of inviting atmosphere, where people going through the most challenges conflicts of their lives, could open up and discuss their divorce?

Dear Single Mom (And Sometimes Single Mom)

Sybil Brun | Posted 11.04.2014 | Religion
Sybil Brun

I want you to know that I think about you often. I imagine how you feel on the lonely nights that seem to plague you. I remember the exhaustion that envelops you so much of the time that you think one day, it just might swallow you whole.

What Do Marathons and Divorce Have in Common?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 11.03.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Most who have been through a divorce will tell you that it is a marathon, not a sprint. In order to get to the finish line without collapsing, it is helpful to have a coach guide you from beginning to end.

A Poem About Losing Custody

Jon Vaughn | Posted 10.29.2014 | Divorce
Jon Vaughn

Shock and surprise, in the blink of an eye. I'm still a kid myself! This twenty year old guy.

Carrie's Fab Cab

Carrie Ross | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Carrie Ross

Before this, the only thing I've ever really felt done well is be a mom. This job allows me to support our family and still do that.

Study Sheds Light On Single Parents' Sex Lives

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 10.08.2014 | Divorce

According to new study, becoming a single parent does not mean you will never have sex again, contrary to popular belief. In fact, single parents are ...

7 Habits Of Highly Effective Single Moms

Divorced Moms | Posted 11.29.2014 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

Your divorce can be seen as a transforming event, and you alone are responsible for creating a new kind of family for you and your children.

Surviving Cancer and Divorce Through Art

KnowMore TV | Posted 11.25.2014 | Divorce
KnowMore TV

My first thought was my kids. Two pre-teen daughters. They were going to be without a mother. My first call was to my husband. My philandering husband.

5 Changes I Made As A Single Mom That Make Me A Better Mom

Divorced Moms | Sophie Rosen | Posted 09.15.2014 | Divorce

By Sophie Rosen for DivorcedMoms.com I believed I was the quintessential mother. Generous until it hurt. Selfless until it hurt me. A martyr, as my...

Do Married Friends Exclude You Because You're Divorced?

Emma Johnson | Posted 09.06.2014 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

My social life is different now that I'm not married. When I was married, there were times I went out with my girlfriends, and there were times when my husband and I went out as a couple with other couples.

Why Single Mom Selfies Are So Important

Jessica Ashley | Posted 08.24.2014 | 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.

Planning A Solo Summer Vacation With Kids? Read This.

Emma Johnson | Posted 08.23.2014 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

This weekend I've been coordinating my family's second annual road trip. Last year I defied all naysayers and enjoyed a 10-day driving vacation to see...

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...

6 Road-Tested Tips For Summer Travel With Boys

Liesl Testwuide | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Liesl Testwuide

My middle son is the Recorder. He records unusual sightings, like a bear peeing or a running cantaloupe (turned out to be an antelope.) He's responsible for writing down shopping lists, fast food orders and game scores. His creative abbreviations like J.C. (just ketchup) keep us laughing.

5 Things I'm Going To Tell My Son On His Wedding Day

Posted 05.31.2014 | Divorce

By Sophie Rosen for DivorcedMoms.com My son is nine years old. Since he was four, his father has not consistently lived with him in the same house...