Honoring Single Fathers This Father’s Day

Father's Day

Being a single dad on Fathers Day could be a difficult experience to endure. In some ways it is even harder for single dads than it is for single moms on Mother's Day because children traditionally have a stronger bond with their mother than with their father. There are a number of things that you as a single father should keep in mind when it comes to Father's Day. In addition there are several things for your children as well as your ex to take responsibility for on this very special day. Just because things did not work out does not mean that you do not still have the same rights to … [Read more...]

Ideas for Single Parent Family Activities

Activities for Single Parent Families

As a single parent you may struggle to think up single parent family activities to do while your children are on vacation from school, and financial constraints may hold you back in this regard. However there are a number of extremely affordable options open to you if you know where to look. The important thing is that you find time to do something with your children as a family. This will instill important family values in their minds. Single Parent Family Activities Clearly there are a number of single parent family activities that do not require you to go away for a holiday: You … [Read more...]

The Best Cities for Single Moms

best cities for single moms

As a single mother there are a lot of demands on your resources and on your time and you may feel just a little overwhelmed by your life situation. However what many single mothers don't know is that there are places across the country that are better to live in than others of you are a single mother. The best cities for single moms are found predominantly in the states listed below. Although this article will focus mainly on these states, the top ten best cities for single moms are generally considered to be Rochester, NY, Port St. Lucie, FL, Bakersfield, CA, Ann Arbor, MI, Fort Meyers, … [Read more...]

Tips for Becoming a Mompreneur


There are a lot of demands on the limited resources of the average single mother so it may be a good idea for you look into starting your own business. There are many successful mompreneurs out there that have managed to get ahead of the game by finding what their community lacks and then filling the gap. Here are some tips to help you become a mompreneur. Profit from your passion The first tips that we have for you today is to: Profit from your passion Capitalize on your hobby If there is something that you love doing then it is in your best interests to try to develop that … [Read more...]

Suddenly Single: Cooking for One

Mother in hotel room with toddler boy

Cooking for one has never been as convenient as it is now with packaged foods and fish and meat counters in supermarkets, where you can buy everything in one spot. There are many healthy options available and so there is no need to opt for greasy, unhealthy fast food. Cooking for one will take time to get used to. As humans, we associate eating with socializing, and being motivated enough to prepare a delicious meal alone for yourself will take some time. Creating it into an event to look forward to after a hard day at work might make it easier for you. Pour yourself a glass of wine, put on … [Read more...]

Tips for Spending Quality Time With Your Kids

Tips for spending quality time with your kids

Ten tips and ideas on how to spend quality family time with your kids Read to your children, and have them read to you. Every child loves a good story and once they have read a few books and received pleasure from them, they will turn to reading instead of the computer to play games or watch television. A good way to start is with an adventure story or a mystery. Make reading a regular thing. Let them discover the world of storytelling. Have dinner together. This not only anchors the family but allows everyone to talk about how their day was and what is going on in everyone’s lives. It … [Read more...]

A Single Parent’s Survival Guide to Christmas

A Single Parent's Survival Guide to Christmas

If this is the first Christmas you are alone, it will be hard as you recall earlier times with your husband on this day. Let go of that feeling and prepare to have a wonderful day. Tips to avoid mayhem on Christmas Day Buy presents for everyone during the summer when there are sales and there is no pressure on you. You would also have a better selection of gifts to pick from. The children will notice that no presents have been bought and will be even more surprised when they see presents under the tree on Christmas morning. Make your own tablecloth and decorate it with flowers, candles … [Read more...]

What Makes The Best Kids Halloween Costumes

Best Kids Halloween Costumes

Many parents go overboard every year and spend thousands of dollars on costumes and accessories for their children’s Halloween parties because they think this will make their children happy and give them the best kids Halloween costumes. You can make your child equally happy and save yourself some cash at the same time by making them yourselves, or handing down costumes from older children. The outfit is only worn once a year and no child will want to wear the same costume two years in a row. You can pop into second hand stores and shop online at second hand stores as well to find that … [Read more...]

What There Is To Know About Halloween Pumpkins

Halloween Pumpkins

It is October, and all over the world families are getting ready to celebrate Halloween, which means it is time to look for the best kids Halloween pumpkins, pumpkin costumes, pumpkin stories, and of course pumpkin recipes. Halloween is big in the U.S of A, and this means that there are literally hundreds of farms all over the country where you can go and pick the best kids Halloween pumpkins, but don't leave it too late or you will miss the best ones. The History Of Halloween Halloween or All Hallows Eve can trace its beginnings to the ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead, and … [Read more...]

Tips To Teach Art For Kids

Kids Draw And Paint

Drawing and painting skills develop with age, but you can help your kid along by using tips to teach art for kids. There are a number of ideas regarding this out there, but remember that actual talent cannot be taught. At this age your aim is simply to introduce your child to the ideas and concepts surrounding drawing and painting. Teach The Kid How To Hold A Crayon This is the first basic step in teaching your kid to draw. Usually you will start this at around the age when a child can begin holding a crayon and other small items fairly well. The following steps can be followed when teaching … [Read more...]

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