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.

I Became a Single Dad at 19 and Here's My Advice to Others

I started raising my two kids on my own after their mom began using drugs. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do, but I knew I never wanted my kids to grow up without a dad the way I did.
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This Is How to Introduce Your Teenager to Your New Partner

In this week's 'Teen Talk' column, a young adult describes the dos and don'ts of introducing a new partner to your kids.
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Single Moms vs. Single Dads: Examining the Double Standards of Single Parenthood

While society's commitment to promoting equality for all parents is only getting stronger, social perceptions of single moms and single dads still vary greatly. Let's investigate the disparities and pinpoint how we can do better to support all solo parents.
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I'm a Single Mom and I Want to Stay That Way—Stop Trying to Get Me to Date

After my cancer diagnosis, I decided to go with the flow in life—and right now I choose to be single. No, I’m not lonely, sad, bitter, or struggling. I’m at peace with my already perfect family dynamic.
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I’m a Single-Ish Mom And I Have No Regrets

I made a bargain with my boyfriend to raise my son on my own. And it was the best decision I have ever made.
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7 Co-Parenting Books That Take the Stress Out of Life Post-Divorce

Nobody has all the answers when it comes to life after divorce and co-parenting a blended family or step-siblings, but these books are a great place to start.
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More Single Parenting

Single Mom Builds an Entire House by Watching YouTube Tutorials

An Arkansas mom-of-four couldn't afford to buy a home, so she built one, learning how through tutorials on YouTube.
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Surviving (and Thriving) as a Single Mom

A single mom's parenting duties are no different than they are for a married one — except that you're on your own. Here are some of the biggest worries of new single moms, and a few words of wisdom to help you overcome them.
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How to Afford a Baby as a Single Parent

Raising a baby as a single parent can be tough, but it doesn't need to break the bank. Financial experts share smart money tips for handling parenthood on one salary.