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Single Motherhood

An Important Conversation About The Mom Arrested For Leaving Her Kid At A Park

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents

On July 1, Debra Harrell had a choice: She could either bring her 9-year-old daughter to work at McDonald's with her, or she could bring her to a near...

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,...

We Know Single Moms Are Amazing And Now Science Knows It Too

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 05.01.2014 | Divorce

Single moms are often faced with tough challenges specific to raising a child on one's own -- but a new study says that, despite the hurdles, single m...

Why Kiyah Wright Wants A 'Baby Daddy' And Not A Husband

OWN | Posted 04.14.2014 | OWN

Kiyah Wright is an independent, successful, 35-year-old woman living in New York City. She has a fabulous career as a celebrity hair stylist, a great ...

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.

How One Mother Changed My World

Lynda Lopez | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Lynda Lopez

Motherhood is hard. It's even harder without support. With your help, we can make it just a little easier.

5 Things I Learned During My Year As A Single Mother

Sarah Smiley | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

On paper, I had a partner in parenting. In practice, however, I was parenting alone, and it wasn't easy. Indeed, that year gave me greater appreciation for what real single parents must go through every day.

Essential Organizational Tips for the Single Mom

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Valerie DeLoach

After being a single mom for almost nine years, I have plenty of tips and ideas on how to improve the quality of life for not only you, but the people around you.

A Glimpse of the Future: The Necessity of Subsidized Child Care

MotherWoman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Nichole Dupont I was at work on the due date for my first child. I know, I know, that doesn't make me special, but I was working. Not because I wa...

Family and Food, The First Supper

Wendy Gaynor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Wendy Gaynor

I threw my first "grown-up, from soup to nuts" dinner party when my daughter Ruby was three months old. The occasion was a surprise birthday party for...

Halfway Done -- The Way of Motherhood

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

When I fulfill my well-being first, I have the strength and stamina to care for my family completely and I am able to accept and honor the incomplete nature of life.

The Single Mom Superstar Project!

Kerri Zane | Posted 10.10.2013 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

Having a clear picture of your pretty little details and unmentionables is a great way to start your very own personal single mom superstar project. Want to learn more ways to become a single mom superstar?

One Choice, Two Parents: A Summertime Planner

Mark Roseman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Divorce
Mark Roseman

Parents most often live in different towns, perhaps different states, perhaps different regions of this country. But, unlike most of the year with cookie cutter visitation arrangements, the summer means even more scheduling, more agendas.

LISTEN: Sheryl Crow's New Song About Single Motherhood

Posted 05.29.2013 | Divorce

Sheryl Crow is poised to take the country world by storm with her new album "Feels Like Home," due out in September. But the singer's genre switch ...

What Single Moms Deserve On Mother's Day

Tracy Schorn | Posted 07.10.2013 | Divorce
Tracy Schorn

Mother's Day has a way of making single moms feel quite alone. It's often seen as a celebration of the traditional nuclear family. Of the legacy that comes from being partnered, of having a spouse say, "Wow, I'm so happy we made these kids together."

What I've Learned About Motherhood By Being a Single Mom

Jessica Ashley | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Jessica Ashley

I have officially held the title of single parent for twice the amount of time I was a married mom. It has not been easy. Or simple. Or all bliss. But I love the family I've made, the home we've created and the kind of mother I am always becoming.

How To Celebrate Mother's Day As A Single Mom

Posted 05.10.2013 | Divorce

By Mandy Walker for YourTango.com Celebrating Mother's Day as a single mom is not the same as when you were a married mom. For starters, whether...

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...

Single Mom Care Package

Honoree Corder | Posted 07.08.2013 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

If you've ever been through a divorce or bad breakup involving kids, you're way ahead in this situation, but if not, and you're like most people, you won't have the first clue what to say ("I'm sorry?" "Congratulations?").

LOOK: Percentage Of Single Mothers Is Much Higher In This Demographic

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.02.2013 | Women

The rate of single motherhood, which has been steadily increasing since the 1940s, has skyrocketed in recent years, according to a report by the U.S. ...

Warning: Jill Scott's Thoughts On Single Motherhood May Offend You

Posted 04.04.2013 | Black Voices

Don't let Jill Scott's strong vocals and independent spirit fool you. The Grammy-winning singer-turned-actress says that when it comes to being a mom,...

The 30 Best Things About Being A Single Parent

Posted 03.21.2013 | Divorce

Happy National Single Parent Day! Did you even know it was a holiday? In 1984, President Ronald Reagan officially designated March 21 as the day t...

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.

Republican State Senator Makes Racially Charged Claim About Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

A controversial Republican legislator, infamous for his extreme anti-abortion views, is again making headlines after an interview on a conservative Ch...

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.