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Top 10 Rules for Dating a Single or Divorced Mom

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 11.17.2014 | Divorce
Jodi Meltzer

What do I want at this stage of my life? I am trying to figure that out... and I am not in a hurry. But I can share some rules for dating single or divorced women. I have a handle on them already.

Popular New England TV Personality Bianca de la Garza Shines as a Single Mom

Caroline Presno | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

In a Q&A with Garza, I asked about her parenting style with her 8-year-old daughter, Danica, the challenges of being a single mom and how she overcomes them, and the specific steps she takes to balance career and motherhood.

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.

Thinking Of Divorce? Here's How I Took The Leap (Literally)

Amy Byrnes | Posted 11.10.2014 | Divorce
Amy Byrnes

I stood at the top of the cliff with my daughters standing on either side of me and thought about all the things I'd never done because I was afraid. I thought about how I never wanted them to see me timid again. How I wanted to show them what it looked like when you do something that scares the living shit out of you.

Young Single Women, Many People Don't Want You to Vote. That's an Excellent Reason to Vote

Sara Eckel | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Sara Eckel

There is nothing that makes a single person less qualified to vote than a married person -- or a woman less qualified than a man (a matter I thought we resolved in 1920).

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 You Might Not Know About Single Moms

Rebecca Bitton | Posted 11.04.2014 | Divorce
Rebecca Bitton

I'm loath to refer to myself as a "single mom" -- not because I'm ashamed of my status, but because that label conjures such stereotypical misconceptions.

I'm A Single Mom, And This S*** Is Hard

Vanessa Mártir | Posted 10.22.2014 | Divorce
Vanessa Mártir

We can't say it's hard. We can't cry over the pressure. We are supposed to grin and bear it. It's no wonder so many snap, so many are depressed, so many take this pent-up rage and resentment out on their kids. I'm not saying it's right. I'm saying I understand, carajo.

3 Secrets To Long-Lasting Relationships

Sheila Blagg | Posted 10.20.2014 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

You can't instantly walk into a successful long-term relationship, but you can nurture one into existence. If you're trying to turn a good short-term relationship into a great long-term relationship, you'll need to put in effort to make it work.

This Is What You Should Be Feeding Your Child

Jon Vaughn | Posted 10.16.2014 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

Whether you're a Lunchable type of parent, or you're sending them with five course meals, I hope you're packing a little extra. This is the real stuff that satisfies hunger.

What We Miss When We Photoshop School Pictures

Sarah Maizes | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Sarah Maizes

Personally, I've always thought the whole point of school pictures is to provide an authentic representation of childhood -- to record every shift of the dental landscape, document every boo-boo, remind us of an unrequited love affair with bangs.

10 Reasons To Date A Single Mom

Kerri Zane | Posted 09.23.2014 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

This week is National Singles Week. Who knew?! So, it seems imperative that every single man, who sees it fit, should take their favorite single mom out on a date. Yes, she has children, but don't let that scare you.

#WhyIStayed: I Wanted to Be a Hero to My Child?

Ama Yawson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Ama Yawson

I was shocked to read, was the following excerpt of Dr. Boyce Watkins's open letter to Janay Rice in which he calls women who stay with their abusers in order to keep their families intact "heroes."

The Top 7 Mistakes Women Make In Divorce

The Stir | Posted 11.15.2014 | Divorce
The Stir

Written by Adriana Velez on CafeMom's blog, The Stir. "Divorce is the psychological equivalent of a triple coronary bypass," said author Mary Kay Bla...

17 Things Only A Divorced Mom Knows

The Stir | Posted 11.13.2014 | Divorce
The Stir

After the divorce tear gas stops stinging and the OMG-I-should-have-been-a-lawyer bills are paid, there's a period of awakening, of embracing your new reality as a divorced mom. At times, it's intoxicating. Other days are wracked with guilt. Here are 17 things only a divorced mom knows.

'I Want To Pee Like Daddy'

Jon Vaughn | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

She's not as confusing as some of the women I've dated; I understand her; I get her and she gets me. We grew up together, in a sense, and now I see a young, independent, beautiful and risk-taking female version of me. (This version looks much better than the original, by the way.)

The Quote That Keeps 'Screwing Up' Connie Britton's Dating Life

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents

There's no question that Connie Britton is a catch, but she's worried something she said recently is scaring men away. When the actress stopped by ...

My Love-Hate With Online Dating

Jon Vaughn | Posted 11.05.2014 | Style
Jon Vaughn

I'm no expert with online dating, and I'm not in a rush to get into a relationship, but let me share with you what has worked for me. It's helped me get rid of the junk. And speaking of junk, men, quit it. You're the only one that thinks it looks fabulous.

How to Have a Friendly Meeting with Your Ex

Sheila Blagg | Posted 11.02.2014 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Keeping things friendly with the ex is a subject that often perplexes even those involved in the tamest of divorces. Many people ask "can I really have a 'friendly' meeting with my ex?"

The Contagious Disease of Happiness

Jon Vaughn | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

Being a dad is not always easy, and the life balance of being a single parent teeter-totters between my children's happiness and my own. I've heard parents say, "As long as my children are happy then I am happy." That is false. In order for my children to be happy, I must be happy first.

Sitting at the Feet of Jill Scott

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 10.11.2014 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

You probably know that Jill Scott is a critically acclaimed actress. But you may not know some of the dues she paid to get there. She discovered the hard way that there is no book, nor dummy's guide to dealing with fame in Hollywood.

Dear Single Mom: Listen, I Was Your Son, I Get It

John McElhenney | Posted 09.27.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

I know it's hard to be a single mom. Though I've never been one, I have been the son of a single mom. We went through an awful divorce (their divorc...

Mom Whose Daughter Played Outside While She Worked Was Not Fired (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business

UPDATE: July 25 -- Robert Phillips, Harrell's lawyer, confirmed Friday that Harrell was never fired. He wrote in an email that McDonald's told him and...

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.

On Single Moms and Dating Younger Men

Emma Johnson | Posted 09.01.2014 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

In relationships, I prefer to be younger and cuter than my mate. Even just a year or two his junior somehow feels more comfortable, as illogical and sexist as that is. But it is. Because youth and its wingman -- beauty -- have power of their own, no matter how fleeting.