Single Parenting

You may be a single parent, but you're not alone. Read the stories and advice of other single parents here. Plus: Resources and advice for parenting through a difficult relationship with your ex and help for widows.

Surviving (and Thriving) as a Single Mom

Four common challenges and how you can overcome them.

My Life as a Teenage Mom

At 15, most girls are thinking about clothes, boys, and parties. But Jamie got pregnant -- and now she's focused on raising her son.

The Single Mom's Survival Guide

If you're splitting up, you need to help your kids (and yourself) make it through the rough stuff.

14 Inspiring Celebrity Single Moms

Parenting is tough enough when you're part of a pair; doing it solo is even harder. Whether they're co-parenting through divorce or completely on their own, these celebrity single moms handle it with grace.

10 Ways to Reduce Single-Parent Stress

One of every four American children today lives in a single-parent home. And though the circumstances may vary (some parents are divorced, others are widowed, and others are single parents by choice), the reality is that solo parenting is often stressful, demanding, and hectic. If you are a single mom or dad, there are 10 things you can do to help minimize the stress in your life -- and bring back the joy of parenting.

6 Strategies for Single Mom Success

How to set goals, say goodbye to guilt, and look on the bright side.

Benefits to Being a Single Parent

No, it's not easy raising kids alone. But it's not as awful as you might think. In fact, there are some wonderful benefits.

If You're Thinking of Becoming a Single Mom

The benefits -- and the challenges -- of single motherhood.

Single Mom? These Are the Best (and Worst) Cities for You

If you're a single mom, this list breaks down the best places for you to live based on things like median income, housing, and child care costs.

Life When Dad's Away

His job keeps him on the road -- you're home with the kids. Here's how to survive.

ICYMI: Dad's 'Proposal' to Daughter Is the Best Thing You'll See All Day

Men everywhere, meet Jason Garmon. Now, pay attention!

Your Single Parenting Dilemmas, Solved

We've gathered your most common single-parenting dilemmas and brought them to our panel of experts.

Dr. Spock: Growing Up in a Single Parent Family

Parenting advice from one of America's favorite experts.

The Single-Mom Dating Guide

I can't set you up with the right guy, but I can give you some pointers about getting back in the game.

Single Parents' Secrets of Success

The secrets of success in single-parent households.

Advice for Single Dads

Advice and resources to help single fathers feel better about parenting.

Talking to Your Toddler About the Death of a Parent

Losing a spouse is difficult to begin with--having to explain that death to your young child makes it even more heartbreaking. Many widowed parents experience just that. It is a hard undertaking, but it can be done with grace.

Single Working Moms, Your Heart Health Is Most at Risk

It may come as no surprise that single working moms are potentially the most stressed, and therefore at the highest risk for heart attack and stroke.

My First Year Without My Wife

When Cindy suddenly passed away, I honestly didn't know if I could manage my grief and raise our then 7-year-old. Whether you're ever in this position or you know someone who is, what I've learned in the year since can help make a staggering loss less painful.

Single Parents: Finding Support

How to let go of the bitterness and find the support you need.

Study: Why Family Breakups Are Hardest on Girls

The absence of a father figure may have long-term negative effects on girls' health, according to a new study.