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Single Parenting

Single parents face special challenges. When everything falls on you, we can lighten your load with tips and tricks that apply to your unique situation raising kids on your own.

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August is Child Support Awareness Month, so we asked a family lawyer to explain the sometimes-confusing process of filing for child support when parents were never married. ... more
Divorce parties are a new trend that is growing in popularity among separating spouses. Sure, the concept is kind of funny, but does it go beyond kitsch to the point of harming kids who are watching their family dissolve? ... more
Just because your kids are with their father, or Dad isn't in the picture at all, doesn't mean you can't make Father's Day special. ... more
Skyping in Seattle, texting from China: single dad and player for the 2012 Championship-winning Miami Heat Dwyane Wade shares how he stays connected to his two sons when he's away from home.... more
How one single mom celebrates Father's Day with her son despite the absence of his dad... more
The no-fear, you-can-do-it (and rock it out!) guide for single mothers ... more
There was a time when gay parents and single adoptive mothers were unheard of... more
Divorced and single parents’ number one complaint when looking for a potential relationship? Lack of time. Luckily, meeting that special someone doesn’t have to mean a time-consuming break from regular life with your kiddo. Here are eight... more
For single parents, being asked some pretty tough questions—Where's Daddy? Is that lady my new mommy?—is part of the gig. Allow our handy how-to guide from Mama's Boy blogger and single mom Christine Coppa make your... more
How do successful single parents keep it all together? Author, blogger and single mom Christine Coppa shares her advice for surviving (and thriving) as a single parent ... more