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Single Parents

Accepting the Gift of Help

When you’re raising kids on your own, you are a downright super hero. Making sure everyone gets to where they need to be, with all of their equipment and paperwork and lunches and gym shoes, is absolutely a Herculean effort. Even an average Tuesday can rock the socks right off of you at times. I know... Read more »

Stop the Stereotyping

For some single parents, the weight of the world often sits squarely on our shoulders. We are responsible for an incredible amount of things, duties, and actions. It’s not enough to pay the mortgage, be smart when making a purchase and keep the floors relatively clean – we are also responsible for our children. Now... Read more »

Summertime and the Living Ain’t Easy for Single Parents

Who doesn’t love summer? Well, for many reasons, single parents. First of all, it’s a financial minefield. With school out there’s full time daycare to pay for and it’s not just a tiny bump; it’s a major increase in what is likely already a super tight budget. And then there are all the enriching camps... Read more »

A Back-to-School Checklist for the Single Parent

Yes, it is time to get our kids back on a school schedule. My blog post might just be a reminder for some, but it could be a very important checklist for the new single parent. With that in mind, I've gathered a lot of great suggestions from other single parents who have been there... Read more »

Valentine’s Day as a Single Parent: Turn the Blues Around

Certain holidays and celebrations can be a little bit more difficult than others for a single parent. Valentine’s Day used to be one of those holidays for me, but I learned some fun personal and practical family activities to celebrate without feeling the "Valentine Blues" as a single dad. Valentine’s Day with your Children The first thing... Read more »

Must-do for Single Parents: Create a Life Plan for 2009

One of the most important things a single parent can do at the end of the year is to get your family involved in Life Planning. Life planning is more than just goal-setting and new year’s resolutions. It’s about living your life next year with purpose and passion. Its foundation is based on your discovery of... Read more »