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5 Body Language Cues That Mean He Likes You

Sheila Blagg | Posted 10.29.2014 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Some guys show their interest more readily than others, and you can be left wondering how the date really went. His body language can communicate his interest without him realizing it, so use these cues to help decipher your date.

Move Over, Avengers: Single Parents Are The Real Superheroes

Kaly McKenna | Posted 10.28.2014 | Divorce
Kaly McKenna

As a single mom, the one thing I do have in common with these characters of fiction found in your local costume aisle is that I hide my superpower. I hide it really, really well. Instead of a mask, I hide my superpowers behind my tired eyes and weary yawns.

#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."

From Food Stamps to Financial Success -- Without Burn Out

Britt Bolnick | Posted 10.27.2014 | Women
Britt Bolnick

When my daughter was 14-months-old, her father left us, leaving me with a hefty mortgage, a physically taxing waitress job, a baby who clung to me all her waking hours, and a body, heart and mind that was steps away from a complete breakdown. My discomfort led to a moment of clarity: I could make a decision about how we wanted to live.

Single Mother Clergy Affirm The Importance Of Family

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 08.03.2014 | Religion

(RNS) When Philadelphia’s St. Paul Baptist Church hired the Rev. Leslie Callahan as its first female pastor, in 2009, she was nearing her 40th birth...

The ABCs of Being a Real Man

Tami Shaikh | Posted 09.27.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

Being a single mother it becomes more of a struggle because I have to be the female role model for my daughter and the male role model for my sons. Some days it's hard, and other days it's very clear what I expect from my boys.

Lamb's-Head Stew: The Local Treat That Got This Widowed Mom off the Street

Suzanne Skees | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

At 44, she doesn't take this work for granted -- it's been a long road from selling food off a street cart to owning her own restaurant.

Dear Family Whisperer: Tips for a Sometime Single Parent

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Would it be comforting to you to hear more details of his days? Would he prefer to text during the day (just to let you know he's thinking about you) or have one long phone conversation in the evening?

Why We Reach for Guns

Kirsten Larson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Kirsten Larson

My father was gone two weeks when a man I didn't know -- my mother's new boyfriend -- pushed the butt of a .22 rifle onto my right shoulder and with his big, dirty fingers folded my slender 4-year-old finger onto the trigger

My Mom Taught Me Everything and Nothing I Know About Parenting

Jill Patir | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Jill Patir

My mother taught me absolutely nothing about parenting. You see, she taught me to trust my instincts. She taught me that each baby is different. And she taught me that I need to listen to my gut when it comes to raising my daughter and when it comes to doing what is best for my family.

25 Lessons for My Son About Being a Man, From His Single Mother

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Zoey Gulmi

They'll tell you it's weak to cry and to fall in love. To live with an open heart. But the bravest thing you can do is to let your heart be exposed for all the pain it may entail.

The Single Moms Club -- Take This Job and Love It!

Cocoa Brown | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment
Cocoa Brown

Yes, we still have single mommas in the hood holding it down, but you also have single mothers taking their kids to school or football practice in the Benz they paid for and tucking their kids into bed at night in the house in her name.

On the Brink: Surviving as a Single Mom in America

Beth Leyba | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Beth Leyba

I am somebody. I have value. I am working, even if it's barely enough to get by. I will simply keep doing the best I can for my children, and I will continue feeding homeless youth even as I struggle to put food on my own table.

11 Things No One Tells You About Single Parenting

Posted 10.04.2013 | Divorce

When you suddenly find yourself raising your kids on your own, the impulse to read everything you can find on single parenting and the impact of divor...

What Single Moms Need To Know About Back-To-School Season

Kerri Zane | Posted 10.27.2013 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

For single moms, the season means tiptoeing through a variety of co-parenting and other parent landmines. Several in fact, that first time single moms might not even realize exist. Words to the wise, tread lightly and follow these five rules.

Emily Maynard: Single Mom Superstar

Kerri Zane | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
Kerri Zane

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Emily about raising her daughter on her own, the joy's and struggles of being a single mom, her new jewelry business and what the future holds for her and Ricki.

Going the Distance

Christa Del Giorno | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents
Christa Del Giorno

I was at work when I went into labor. I calmly told my boss I needed to leave early and splurged on a cab to take me to the hospital. I checked-in by myself, had the boy by myself, and left the next afternoon. By myself.

And 'She' Lived Happily Ever After: Preparing Your Daughters to Go It Alone!

Laura Wellington | Posted 09.15.2013 | Parents
Laura Wellington

With a lack of fairy godmothers in sight, we moms must do everything in our power to ensure that our daughters live the royal lives they so deserve whether or not their princes show up at all or for a lifetime.

Barbara Ross Miller: Finding My Inspiration

Barbara Ross Miller | Posted 09.09.2013 | Women
Barbara Ross Miller

I've found my inspiration in other women. Some of them have passed through and others have become a part of my life, either professionally or personally.

Culturing My Kids -- Episode One

Elise Sax | Posted 08.28.2013 | Parents
Elise Sax

But as I stand in the kitchen, ordering pizza for dinner and watching them watch a character on TV named Bernice scream obscenities at people as she tows their cars, I wonder if my "not enough" has slipped even more. Maybe I'm not even close to enough.

On the Trail of the Whales: Deadly Ambush in the Deep

Doreen Walton | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

We're speeding north on the Coast Starlight, to our next stop on the grey whale migration route. It's a romantic name for a train, and it's a dreamy r...

I'm Looking for Free Help and Counseling With Debt. Who Can I Trust?

Steve Rhode | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, My niece in Ohio has considerable student loan and other debt. My guess is around $40,000. She's workin...

The Perfect Mother's Day Gift For A Single Mom

Posted 05.08.2013 | Divorce

Stumped on what to get the woman who does it all -- a.k.a. a single mom -- this Mother's Day? Good news: HuffPost Divorce readers have you covered...

A Farewell Letter, Unread

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.26.2013 | Parents
Tamar Abrams

One day in September 2000, I sat down and penned a letter to my then-7-year-old daughter. When I was finished filling two pages of lined paper, I sealed them in an envelope upon which I wrote, "For Hannah -- to be opened only in the event of my death."

5 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Single Parent

Kerri Zane | Posted 08.13.2013 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

Yes, it can be very stressful, but there are actually a lot of benefits too.