Kids Eating Vegetables

How To Make Your Kids Eat Vegetables

One of the big fights that you will face as a parent is how exactly to make your kids eat vegetables. Vegetables are nutritious and necessary for a growing child, but they are also, unfortunately, not very tasty, especially to the palates of children. Although different methods will work for different children, there are a […]

Grants for Single Mothers

Single Mother State Grants

For information about grants for single mothers, education, housing, healthcare, childcare and other assistance available to you, select your state from the dropdown above or visit our page on government grants for single parents.

Money and Finances

Loan Repayment Programs for Single Mothers

Loan Repayment Programs for Single Mothers

Plenty of single parents out there would love to study further, but they do not have the financial means to do so. They are also worried about taking out loans as this may mean that they are putting themselves into debt that they may not be able to recover from. Fortunately there are a number […]

School Lunch Programs

School Lunch Programs Can Save You Money

It is true that school lunch programs can save you money but having to save money, while probably the most pressing issue, is not always the most important issue. As a parent you want the very best for your child in every single aspect of life. Reduced-cost or free school lunch programs have a stigma […]

emergency cash assistance for single mothers

Emergency Cash Assistance for Single Mothers a Lifeline

Being a single mother and still having to cope with studies as well as a full time job is no joke. Apart from taking care of a new baby and doing the household chores, there is the responsibility of holding down a job or trying to complete studies to ensure a better future. Emergency cash […]

Single Parenting Advice and Support

Single parenting is probably one of the toughest jobs any person could have. Whether you're a single mother or a single father doesn't matter, you are bound to face some challenges on your journey of raising your child or children alone. You'll have to be a caring and nurturing mother and a disciplining and stabilizing father all in the same day and move seamlessly between these roles! Being a single parent is hard work, but it can also be one of the most rewarding roles you will ever accept.

Regardless of your reasons for being a single parent, we hope to provide you with information, advice, tips and support to help you navigate the challenges of parenting a child alone. Start by exploring some of our popular single parenting articles and please leave us your comments and feedback.

Challenges Single Parents Face

Parenthood is a challenge in itself and as a single parent the challenges are often multiplied. As a single mother, you are faced with an emotional overload of balancing the priorities of your child or children and those of your own. Single mothers often put themselves second to their children and neglect their own emotional needs. It is crucial as a single parent to ensure you do not neglect your own needs as you are the sole care taker.

As a single parent it is also challenging to be the sole provider financially. Balancing a job or a career while being the single parent is no mean feat, and a support system can prove to be very helpful. Having friends or extended family members willing to help can alleviate many challenges being faced. Do not be afraid to ask for help. Responsibility overload as a single mother means you are the one making all the decisions and making sure your child's needs are being met. Juggling work, the household and parenting can feel like a large mountain to climb but by asking for help from extended family or friends might turn that mountain into a hill.

Getting Help as a Single Mother

Being a single mom or single dad, you may need financial help. In the case of a divorce, if you were previously a stay-at-home mom during the marriage, you may not have a job and the financial support you receive from your ex-husband might not be enough. Being a single parent can lead to many options.

Single mothers or single fathers living in the U.S. has access to many grants, and can find grants through the federal government, state government, as well as accessing the private sector, colleges and businesses. Applying for a loan as a single parent might be an option. Alternatively, if you would like to further your education and obtain a degree, you can apply for a government grant or scholarship. Working from home or earning money on line could alleviate your day to day stresses of balancing single parenting and a job. Any benefits, tax credits and related government-sponsored assistance are given 100% to the primary carer if the secondary parent does not have the ability to financially care for their child.

As a single parent who has suddenly become single after an acrimonious divorce, the new title of being a single mother can be rather alien - sounding and perhaps a little daunting. You can go online and receive help by talking to other single mothers or single fathers in similar situations. There are many websites available about single parenting advice where you can reach out for information and support. Sharing single parenting experiences through discussion boards, blogs and forums will make you feel you are not alone.

Supporting Single Parent Families

Being a parent in a two parent household is hard enough, having to play the mother and father role in a single parent family can be overwhelming and challenging. There is no reason to go through this alone. There are numerous support groups and other single parents that have or are going through the same thing. If you feel like you can't cope or if you need some assistance, make use of some of our articles and information we have on our site. Not only do we offer a sounding board for you on any of our comment threads, but we also help with many of the small things that can often make you feel overwhelmed and stressed out. Remember, families come in all shapes and sizes and ultimately, what defines a single parenting family like any other family is love, commitment and care.

Book Reviews

Single Moms Raising Sons book review

Single Moms Raising Sons

One of the biggest challenges for single mothers is how to raise their sons if there is no man around to serve as an appropriate role model. Boys need to learn how to be good men, and it is very difficult for a woman to achieve this if she is working on her own.

10 Excellent Toddler Books

10 Excellent Toddler Books

Single parents often can’t spend enough time with their children, mostly because they often have to work harder than most parents. One excellent way to spend meaningful, bonding time with your children is to read to them. Studies have shown that children who start reading from an early age have better language development. Toddlers books […]

Parenting Apart Book Review

Parenting Apart

In this book by Christina McGhee you will be taught how to raise your children in the best ways possible following a divorce. There are many important issues that are addressed in Parenting Apart and it’s well worth some of your time.


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