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Why Women Feel Sexier After Divorce

Emma Johnson | Posted 04.30.2013 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

There is something amazing and magical that happens when women divorce. They get beautiful.

5 Ways To Be A Full-Time Parent Post-Divorce

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

"Visiting". It's a word that many parents and professionals have come to hate.

Single Mothers Aren't the Problem Today, Absent Fathers Are

Cara Lemieux | Posted 03.31.2013 | Parents
Cara Lemieux

Oh wait -- did we all forget how most moms (referenced in these articles) become single moms? Right, at one point there was a man... and then there wasn't. But for some reason (which infuriates me), the headlines don't typically frame the story that way.

A Day in the Life of a Woman in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Picture, if you will, a 23-year-old woman, a single mother of a 1-year-old daughter, struggling to make it -- living in the Bronx and surviving thanks to subsidized housing, public assistance, and the support of her family. That was me in 1995, when I first heard about NEW.

WATCH: Is There Still A Stigma Attached To Single Motherhood?

Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents

As of 2011, there were ten million single moms raising kids under 18 in the U.S. -- nearly three times as many as there were in 1970. But is there sti...

Are Single Moms 'Not Equipped To Cope' With Sons?

Posted 01.11.2013 | Divorce

It seems like the internet can't stop talking about single mothers lately. It all started in early January, when single mother Pamela Gwyn Kripke ...

Less Than Perfect -- I'm a Single Mom

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 01.19.2013 | Divorce
Rayanne Thorn

Letting Go. Learning to let go is a difficult accomplishment for most. Yep, I'm calling it an accomplishment, because it is one -- if you can do it. ...

WATCH: Do You Know 'How To Be Black'?

Michelle Marques | Posted 11.15.2012 | Black Voices

It's an age old question that has fueled many debates--what does it really mean to be black? Author Baratunde Thurston seems to have the answer. I...

Our Favorite Single Moms On TV

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.04.2012 | Divorce

Over the last four decades, the number of single moms in the U.S. has increased dramatically -- from 3.5 million in 1970 to a whopping 10 million in 2...

LOOK: 'Single Mom' Leaves Outrageous Tip On Dinner Receipt

Posted 11.01.2012 | Parents

A photo of a receipt allegedly left by a single mother at a restaurant has gone viral after it was originally posted on Reddit. The bill shows a charg...

Dismissed For Being Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.26.2012 | Money

Rebecca Edmonds, the daughter of a Navy captain, proudly followed in her father’s footsteps when she joined the armed forces. But her dream came to ...

How Not To Date Like A Loser After Divorce

Kimberly Seltzer | Posted 11.18.2012 | Divorce
Kimberly Seltzer

Dating is different when you're a single dad.

Is a Child's Behavior Always a Reflection of His Parents?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.15.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Being away from parents is a good thing. It gives kids room to grow and explore in new ways. We will still be the most influential people in our children's lives, but they don't have to be -- and shouldn't be -- our mirror image.

7 Financial Lessons Gleaned From My Split

Tina Pennington | Posted 11.07.2012 | Divorce
Tina Pennington

I may have been an ostrich with my head in the sand, but I'm determined my daughters won't be.

Of Lice and Men: V

Devon O'Brien | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Devon O'Brien

Our first date was set for a Friday at a steak place downtown. My first meet and greet of my virtual dating career.

Of Lice and Men: IV

Devon O'Brien | Posted 11.03.2012 | Parents
Devon O'Brien

The way some people, upon hearing of a bank robbery or a murder, feel unaccountably guilty -- so I, as soon as Errol was sent home, felt itchy. Yet, was mine a real or a phantom infestation?

Single Mothers in Poverty: A Symptom of Failed Economic Policies

Riane Eisler | Posted 10.31.2012 | Parents
Riane Eisler

It's high time we change the conversation about both the economy and single mothers.

Of Lice and Men: III

Devon O'Brien | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
Devon O'Brien

"How dare she put my hair in a rubber band," Cole muttered once we were alone. After his diagnosis, we walked dejectedly through the school parking lot and on our way to the car.

Of Lice and Men: II

Devon O'Brien | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
Devon O'Brien

The school nurse caught some hair in a comb and the two of us leaned in, peering into the numberless strands. Our faces were side by side, within kissing distance. I had not been this close to another grown up for a whole year. It was intimate and weird.

Of Lice and Men

Devon O'Brien | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Devon O'Brien

Allow me to begin at the beginning. I am a single mom. This is the story of our lousy year.

Mom Of The Month: Poet Staceyann Chin

Posted 08.06.2012 | Black Voices

When speaking to poet Staceyann Chin, it's hard not to be taken by the sound of her voice. That voice -- that honey-thick Jamaican accent that ...

Parenting: How Money Struggles Change Things -- And How They Don't

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.22.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Children living in poverty face immeasurably greater challenges than those who are better off. They need social supports and, often, support from the government. But most of all, children need caring, resourceful parents who give them time and attention.

Time and Money: The Story of Single Moms

Peter Edelman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Peter Edelman

The debate should be about how we get child care to everyone who needs help with it, paid parental leave, assured child support and a decent system of income assistance.

Single Mom Goes From Relying On Welfare To Become ER Doctor

Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact

When Amanda Lamond was 18, she learned that she was pregnant. Doubters told her to forget pursuing a career in medicine. "There were people that t...

How A Cash-Strapped Seattle Mom Got A Full Financial Makeover

The Seattle Times | SUZANNE MONSON | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money

Monthly pedicures? It's a thing of the past. An occasional girls' night out? That's ancient history, too. A video-game system for her 9-ye...