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.

'Conan' Show Donates $20K to Family of Producer Who Died After Birth of Third Child

Shortly after giving birth to her third child, Sara Porter contracted a rare bacterial infection that ultimately took her life.

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.

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.

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.

If You're Thinking of Becoming a Single Mom

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

Life When Dad's Away

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

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.

6 Things NOT to Say to a Woman Who's Pregnant & Single

A piece of advice: you're going to want to think twice before you say any of these things to a woman who's pregnant and single.

8 Things NOT to Say to a Single Parent

"Where is the child's other parent?" As long as our kids are happy and well taken care of, why does it matter..? Just don't say it.

You Have to Read This Daughter's Amazing Viral Tribute to Her Single Dad

Her post honors all the single parents out there doing the best they can every day for their kids.

How to Deal With Rude Questions

Every pregnant woman gets asked rude and invasive questions -- but single moms-to-be get a few extras thrown into the mix. Here's how to answer those wild and weird queries.

January Jones Is Killing It as a Single Parent

The 'Mad Men' star shares her inspiring and independent take on raising her son solo.

Your Single Parenting Dilemmas, Solved

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

Dr. Spock: Growing Up in a Single Parent Family

Parenting advice from one of America's favorite experts.

You Won't Believe How This Single Mom Spent Her $5400 Tax Return

The internet is loving this mom-of-two's message about how she's spending her tax refund.

5 Tips for Better Online Dating for Single Parents

If you're not feeling confident in the online dating department, experts from EliteSingles are here to help.

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.