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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...

The Single Mom Manifesto

Honoree Corder | Posted 07.28.2014 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

Words of encouragement and affirmation, just for single moms! You are beautiful, capable, intelligent, and a great mom. You can take the time you nee...

My Single Mother

Susannah Lewis | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Susannah Lewis

I thought of my mother, the young widowed mother, who never complained or sighed or rolled her eyes when the sink was full of dishes or when I slammed my bedroom door because I was a pre-teen and hated all of the world and everyone in it.

Kevin Durant's Sweet Tribute To His Mom Just Might Leave You In Tears

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.07.2014 | Divorce

Kevin Durant had plenty of people to thank when he took home the NBA's MVP award Tuesday night: his teammates, his coaches, the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

5 Ways to Shake the Single-Mom Blues on Mother's Day

Emma Johnson | Posted 07.07.2014 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

As a single mom without a lot of extended family nearby -- and therefore hardly any fixed traditions or planned events that my kids and I can blindly participate in -- it's a lot of pressure to not only plan the festivities, but invent tradition out of thin air

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...

The Good Son Comes Home to Inspire All Our Sons

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 06.14.2014 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Why am I writing this? As a single mother, raising two black young men and surrounded by the death of so many young men, I am constantly in search of positive influences that will inspire them, motivate them and keep them on the right path.

Single Mom Snags Huge Shopping Spree With Miami Heat Star

Posted 04.11.2014 | Divorce

He may be gearing up for the playoffs, but that doesn't mean Chris "Birdman" Andersen of the Miami Heat is so busy he can't help out a fan in need. ...

Former NFL Player Has An Awesome Surprise For This Single Mom

Posted 04.02.2014 | Divorce

One Ariz. single mom got the gift of a lifetime recently: the keys to a new home -- courtesy of Habitat For Humanity -- and one heck of a housewarmin...

Divorce Diaries: Top 12 List of Two Years of Separation

Denise Albert | Posted 05.14.2014 | Divorce
Denise Albert

I'm a better mom than I've ever been. No doubt. No question. I'm the mom in the pool now. And I can't get out!

This Is What It's Like To Be A Single Mom In America

Posted 03.18.2014 | Divorce

According to the The Shriver Report, more than 42 million women and the 28 million children who depend on them are either living in poverty or teeteri...

11 Things Every Single Parent Needs To Know

Posted 03.11.2014 | Divorce

Jumping into parenting is daunting enough with a partner. When you're a single parent going it alone, the stakes seem that much higher. From diaper du...

Autism: A New Cultural Competency

William Stillman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
William Stillman

Understanding autism cultural competency includes making compassionate accommodations when and where possible in consideration of someone's sensory sensitivities. This requires not only awareness but compromise.

How A Facebook Post Answered This Single Mom's Prayers

Posted 12.26.2013 | Divorce

Maria Gregg, a single mom from Gwinnett County, Ga., had fallen on some hard times. So a week before Christmas, Gregg made her way to the North Gwinne...

5 Things Your Lawyer Won't Tell You About Divorce

Kerri Zane | Posted 02.25.2014 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

Top of mind, no matter how you proceed with your divorce, always remember that the health, happiness and well-being of your children comes first.

Divorce Diaries: Home Is Where You Wake Up Happy

Denise Albert | Posted 12.31.2013 | Divorce
Denise Albert

I can't wait to wake up happy in my rented apartment that will be home, because that is where my kids are. That is where I will create new memories. That is where I will wake up happy. And that is what I call a dream home.

The Amazing Note A Stranger Left One Struggling Single Mom

Posted 10.30.2013 | Divorce

Any parent will tell you that getting your kids to behave while out to dinner is no easy feat. When you're a single mom with three kids -- including t...

Taming Your Inner Crazy

Jennifer Gardella | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Jennifer Gardella

Put together an amazing life for yourself full of activities, friends, and work. Find a trust worthy guy to be part of your amazing life. Then leave some calendar space for the relationship to gain traction and start to grow.

Single Moms: Easy Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costumes

Kerri Zane | Posted 12.15.2013 | Parents
Kerri Zane

Halloween is a busy time of year for single moms with young kids. Picking the perfect costume can be time consuming and expensive. So why not opt out of those pricey, pre-made costumes and make your own? Here are five easy do-it-yourself costume ideas.