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#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 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.

7 Social Issues Robin Williams Brought To The Big Screen

ThinkProgress | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact

Robin Williams was serious about a lot of issues in his personal life, whether campaigning for a new G.I. bill, or raising money for Hurricane Katrina...

The Ballet of Waking Up As A Single Parent

John McElhenney | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
John McElhenney

I love the quiet mornings. And on the weekends, especially in the summer, I love the pace at which the house wakes up.

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,...

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.

Longing for a Father

Monique Ruffin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices
Monique Ruffin

Until I got married and had a son, Father's Day had been a horrible day for me. Before then I'd never really understood the love between a father and ...

The Sweet Thing She Said About Life As A Single Parent

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.06.2014 | Divorce

With Mother's Day just around the corner (buy your gifts if you haven't already!), we thought we'd take a moment to salute all the celebrity single mo...

The Truth About How Hard Single Parenting Is

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 06.25.2014 | Divorce
Lara Lillibridge

If you are contemplating leaving your marriage, it's probably not because you are happy. Parenting when one or both of the parents are miserable is far more difficult.

The Playboy Effect: Youth, Fitness and Sexual Desire

John McElhenney | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
John McElhenney

Back in the days before the Internet, Playboy Magazine was a head rush for the imaginations of curious little boys. Finding a Playboy Magazine somewhe...

Why It's Awesome to Be a Single Mom

Honoree Corder | Posted 05.24.2014 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

Sometimes being a single mom can be just plain awesome! In fact, once you get the hang of it and find your groove, you will most likely agree that being a single mom can, in many ways, be sooooo much better than when you were coupled up.

This Is What It's Like To Be A Single Mom In America

Posted 03.18.2014 | Divorce

According to the The Shriver Report, more than 42 million women and the 28 million children who depend on them are either living in poverty or teeteri...

11 Things Every Single Parent Needs To Know

Posted 03.11.2014 | Divorce

Jumping into parenting is daunting enough with a partner. When you're a single parent going it alone, the stakes seem that much higher. From diaper du...

A Lesson From Philomena

Mark Roseman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Divorce
Mark Roseman

I intended to be one of just a handful of patrons attending a recent performance in Delray Beach, FL of the new BBC film, Philomena. Philomena. This f...

The Awesome Thing My Aunt Did After Her Divorce

Samara O'Shea | Posted 03.10.2014 | Divorce
Samara O'Shea

After several years of living there, the decision was made to separate. My initial question about what happened was answered in due time. Morty remarried shortly after the divorce.

17 Things No One Tells You About Single Parenting

Posted 12.20.2013 | Divorce

When you're a new single parent, the thought of going it alone is more than a little frightening. But the more you know, the more manageable raisi...

I'm Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner for 15 in My NYC Apartment and It Will Be Low Stress. Here's How

Emma Johnson | Posted 01.27.2014 | New York
Emma Johnson

I've hosted Thanksgiving dinner for the past few years and it's always a good time. Guests include a mix of friends and family, friends of friends and a few neighbors stop by for a pre-dinner drink. This year it's shaping up to a whole new level.

The Amazing Note A Stranger Left One Struggling Single Mom

Posted 10.30.2013 | Divorce

Any parent will tell you that getting your kids to behave while out to dinner is no easy feat. When you're a single mom with three kids -- including t...

Cancer's Bright and Blissful Side

Karen Sewell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Sewell

There are two sides to nearly everything. When it comes to cancer, it's the dark side of things that often holds the focus and my experience with cancer was no exception.

Best Dad Ever Shaves Leg To Show Tween How It's Done

Posted 10.08.2013 | Divorce

Well, we've found an obvious frontrunner for dad of the year. Over the weekend, Redditor and single dad P-Rickles showed off his silky smooth leg...

The Expert Parenting Advice I Ignored

Sue Sanders | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Sue Sanders

Before I went on a date, I needed a few things: a sassy haircut, a cute new outfit and a man. I found the first two in my Brooklyn neighborhood and the third online.

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 J.K. Rowling Is Most Proud Of

Posted 09.18.2013 | Divorce

J.K. Rowling may be best known for writing one of the most successful children's book series of all time, but Harry Potter is not what she's most prou...

WATCH: Daughter Reunites With Birth Mom 22 Years After Adoption

Posted 09.18.2013 | Divorce

On February 6, 1991, Jennifer Moorhead made the difficult decision to give her newborn daughter up for adoption. Moorhead was already a single mom and...

Study Sheds Light On Single Moms' Happiness Levels

Posted 09.17.2013 | Divorce

Previous research has shown that single mothers are less happy than other American women. But a new study in the Journal of Happiness Studies has conc...