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

Suzanne Skees | Posted 07.02.2014 | 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 06.26.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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.

How I Almost Lost My Son

Nadine Young | Posted 03.31.2013 | Parents
Nadine Young

I think of the string of coincidence (or are they miracles?) every day.

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.

I Am a Sister Giant

Monique Ruffin | Posted 01.15.2013 | Women
Monique Ruffin

Shame rises within me as the word "takers" resonates throughout my body. I take a deep breath, attempting to calm the anxiety and heat rising from my belly. I find it difficult to hold the complexities of this issue of poverty within me -- I know the face of poverty well.

This Is What Single Parenting Looks Like

Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.06.2012 | Divorce

What does single parenting look like? HuffPost Divorce asked our community to send in photos of what single parenthood looks like in their day-to-d...

A Tribute to My Mother on Her 70th Birthday

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 12.22.2012 | Parents
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I have often wondered why the Bible includes 'Honor your father and mother' among the ten most important commandments, right up there with not murdering or stealing. Perhaps the reason is this: Gratitude is the mother of all virtues.

The Best Piece Of Divorce Advice I Ever Got

Debbi Dickinson | Posted 11.24.2012 | Divorce
Debbi Dickinson

My husband and I were in marriage counseling and it was becoming evident that divorce was on the horizon. The one thought that kept going through my mind was how I was going to handle the demands of my professional career as a single, divorced mother.