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What You Might Not Know About Single Moms

Rebecca Bitton | Posted 10.27.2014 | 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 Martir | Posted 10.22.2014 | Divorce
Vanessa Martir

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 09.19.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 09.12.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | 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.

The 10 Best Cities For Single Moms In The U.S.

Posted 06.25.2014 | Divorce

Single moms looking to thrive may want to head out of the city and into the suburbs, a new survey suggests. NerdWallet, a personal finance website,...

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...

The Taste of Kindness

Carissa Henry | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Carissa Henry

Sometimes words just aren't enough. As much as I am in love with words, as much as they tirelessly enrapture my mind each day, sometimes they just can't encompass the depths of what I feel.

Why This Is Better Than Sex for Single Moms

Kerri Zane | Posted 08.16.2014 | Women
Kerri Zane

Being a single mom is a challenging balancing act. It's especially demanding for those of us in the labor force; attending to family and work frequently takes priority over socializing with friends or dating

The Truth About Single Moms

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 08.13.2014 | Divorce
Lisa Marie Wilson

It may be true that we will hook you on our line quicker for a date, as we don't have much time when the kids are away, but it doesn't mean you won't get thrown back in the lake just as fast. So here's the truth about us single moms.

Kids of Divorce Turn Out Just Fine

Honoree Corder | Posted 08.10.2014 | 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.