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.

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Becoming a Single Mom By Choice Increased My Earning Potential
Despite popular myth and stereotypes, single mothers are not all poor and desperate. On the contrary; when I became a single mom by choice, I started making more money than I ever had. Here's how.
The Best Scholarships for Parents—Including Support Just for Single Moms
Pursuing higher education as a parent—especially as a single mom or dad—can be daunting and expensive. Here are scholarship programs designed to help lighten the load for parents who need a little help footing all the bills.
Money Lessons I Learned From My Single Mother
When my mom unexpectedly became a single parent, she had to pivot big time and learn to manage—and stretch—the household budget. And she taught me lifelong finance lessons along the way.
Mom Who Works Three Jobs Is Braiding Kids' Hair For Free to Help Other Single Moms
Tennessee mom of two Brittany Starks knows firsthand the added stress that comes with being a single parent during back-to-school time. To ease the burden, she offered to braid kids' hair for free in her community.
8 Ways to Reduce Financial Anxiety for Single-Income Families
Money causes stress for all types of people, but especially families working to get by on a single income. Here's how to conquer the anxiety.
How This Single Mom Bought Her Dream Home in Cash
How one mom left her husband and paid off $80K in debt in order to buy her son (and herself) a five-bedroom, four-bathroom dream home—in up-front cash.

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4 Time and Money Hacks From Single Parents
Single parents are some of the best jugglers of time and money. Here, they share their secrets to avoiding being overworked and over budget—hacks that any parent, single or otherwise, can use.
Teen Donates 80,000 Pennies After Dad Dumps Them on Lawn as Final Child Support Payment
Avery Sanford, who hasn't spoken to her father in years, said she and her mom donated the money to Safe Harbor, a domestic abuse center.

Man on Reddit Tells Sister to Lower Her Dating Standards Because She's a Single Mom

What she's looking for? A good-looking guy who makes a decent living and understands that her kids come first. How dare she.