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Single Parenting: Tips on How to Cope With Raising a Child on Your Own

Generally, raising a child comes with challenges, but when you are a single parent, these challenges are doubled because you don’t have someone to lean on. People become single parents for many reasons. Some people have children with a partner that...
by ParentsNeed on Dec 18, 2016

Ending 2014: A letter to my oldest

My dear First Born,Well it’s been quite a year, hasn’t it, Kid? When you woke up on January 1, 2014, you probably didn’t imagine that the next 365 days or so would pan out quite like they have, huh?Yeah, me neither. A year ago, we were in quite...
by Writing - It's My Thing on Dec 22, 2014

Do You Get Lonely As A Single Parent

                                                            Courtesy of StockvaultThis is a guest po...
by Mother 2 Mother on Nov 4, 2014

Where Is My Daddy

When you're a single parent, you always feel like there's a piece of your life missing.  You wake up alone, you go to bed alone.  You maintain your home alone, you take of your child alone.  Alone becomes a part of your daily routine.
by Mother 2 Mother on Oct 10, 2014

A Decade on a Dock: Musings of a Single Mother before Marriage Part 1

  This recent self portrait represents who I have often wanted the world to see when they look at me: heroic, larger than life, capable, confident, and self reliant for starters. My convoluted sense of who I believed I needed everyone to think I...
by Mama C and the Boys on Jul 24, 2014

A Decade on a Dock: Musings of a Single Mother before Marriage Part 1

  This recent self portrait represents who I have often wanted the world to see when they look at me: heroic, larger than life, capable, confident, and self reliant for starters. My convoluted sense of who I believed I needed everyone to think I...
by Mama C and the Boys on Jul 24, 2014

If You Want To Be Mentored You Must Show Up

People can transparent if you're willing to look hard enough.  Several months ago I was contacted by a young lady to be her mentor.  As a single mother who survived raising my daughter, I reach out and try to help other single mothers on ho...
by Mother 2 Mother on Jul 6, 2014

We're a team

I've said before how lucky I am when it comes to the wee woman. She's honestly the best thing that's ever happened to me and she truly is such an amazing little girl. Since it's just the two of us we have developed a really special bond that goes bey...
by My Adventures in Mommyland on Jun 16, 2014

And we’re live: The AARP Modern Family has arrived!

    The story, the video, the piece we have all been eagerly waiting for is finally here. For the entire online story please go right to the source! If you are a member of the AARP family (#46isthenew50) crack the magazine and see our story...
by Mama C and the Boys on Jun 3, 2014

And we’re live: The AARP Modern Family has arrived!

    The story, the video, the piece we have all been eagerly waiting for is finally here. For the entire online story please go right to the source! If you are a member of the AARP family (#46isthenew50) crack the magazine and see our story...
by Mama C and the Boys on Jun 3, 2014

#122 Fun with blog archives: The day from Hell - circa 2006

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by Joy 365 on May 25, 2014

#122 The day from Hell - circa 2006

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by Joy 365 on May 25, 2014

How To Find Mentors When Dad Is Absent

Are you a single mother who needs to provide male influence for your son or daughter?   Been there.  I also know that parenting is a taxing role, but one that can be rewarding too.  As single parents, we worry about everything because...
by Mother 2 Mother on May 20, 2014

And so the questions begin...

I try my best to protect Emma from the truth...to shield her from any pain. But she's a smart girl....and unfortunately there's only so much hiding I can do because the questions have already started."Mommy, where's daddy? I haven't seen him in a lon...
by My Adventures in Mommyland on May 10, 2014

Love Potion 101: Get out of Dodge for at least three days-ALONE

  A week ago, Shrek and I went on an international adventure, alone, for three and half days. We dropped the boys off with Uncle and my father and his wife on a Thursday in Massachusetts and drove across the Canadian border the next morning. We...
by Mama C and the Boys on May 7, 2014

A Single Mom's Open Letter to the Men Who Hate Us

Dear "Freelance Writer" attempting to give dating advice to men,I recently read your article and immediately responded with an anger filled retaliation. So let me try again...I actually thoroughly enjoyed reading what you had to say since it gave me...
by My Adventures in Mommyland on Mar 30, 2014

Work Hard, Play Hard

Back to school I go.  Yes..I have just applied to the University of Hartford to finish my bachelors and will hopefully start classes in September. I need to sit down and speak with an adviser but I think depending on how many of my credits transf...
by My Adventures in Mommyland on Mar 3, 2014

Co-parenting in the blended age: Notes from the trenches

We were both watching him unravel slowly on the sidelines. He faced the opposite wall so no one could see. I could feel his body tense from across the court, and feel the tears welling up in his eyes. His worst fear had just come true, he had shot a...
by Mama C and the Boys on Feb 17, 2014

Single Moms

What men think I do: Seriously?! Just because we're single moms does not mean we're desperate men-chasers looking to get married and find a step-father to our child(ren). To be honest for me personally I'm almost afraid of commitment. After getting o...
by My Adventures in Mommyland on Feb 6, 2014

Cuddles

I dropped Emma off last night with her dad and she leaves today for her trip. The night before she left we had a special mommy/daughter night. We played. We laughed. We kissed. We cuddled. We read her favorite story and mine, too. (It was a special...
by My Adventures in Mommyland on Feb 5, 2014


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