Health

All parents want to raise self-confident, self-sufficient children. However, for single parents, it can seem like you are always struggling just to keep up. Whenever possible, enlist the help of the other parent – yes your ex. Assuming you have a good relationship with him or her, as part of your co-parenting process, you both […]
Dating can be challenging in the best of circumstances. Add children, an ex-spouse or partner, and trust or commitment challenges, and you have an uphill battle at times. However, it does not have to be as treacherous as it seems. You also do not have to enter the dating world until you are absolutely ready. […]
Let’s face it: Life can be hectic, and we can’t always make fitness a priority.  Sure, it sounds great to have the freedom to hit the gym for an hour every day, but that’s not possible for most single parents who run on a tight schedule. Plus, if we take into account the monetary investment […]
Whether you realize it or not, the things you teach (and don’t teach) your children today will have a profound impact on their lives as they grow up and go out into the world. Habits, manners and attitude form at an early age and once kids get older, it’s harder to change or influence them.  […]
COVID has had quite an impact on our young people. From missing grad to missing summer vacations, it’s been a difficult year full of emotional and social challenges for our teens. Now, even the 2020-2021 school year will not be a seamless process for them as well. For example, they are not going to be […]
School classrooms have certainly changed over the last few months, and they are not likely ever going to be the same. Change is hard. Children, especially, tend to struggle with the change of environments that they do not understand. A pandemic can be challenging for the smartest adults to understand, much less elementary-aged children. Returning […]
As a single parent, life is not easy. It takes time to create a balance in your life, and frankly, the cards are already stacked against you even without the COVID factor. Let’s rewind a few months ago. Everything seemed manageable. Maybe you had a routine and a certain rhythm in your life… then boom! […]
For single parent families headed by moms, Father’s Day can bring a mixed bag of emotions. As you see families having brunch celebrating their dad’s special day, it’s hard to resist the thought of what it may be like for your kids (especially if they are boys) not to have a father to celebrate with. […]
Valentine’s Day can be a real drag for some of us “single” people. Every year, when Valentine’s Day comes around, some of us fantasize about being showered with gifts, receiving a bouquet of red roses, being whisked away for a weekend getaway or being surprised by that special someone in our life. But for us […]
Valentine’s day is here again and if you’ve been with the same lover for many years, you may be running out of Valentine’s ideas. Don’t let this year go down in relationship history as just “another Valentine’s day”. Be creative. Be original. Every Valentine’s day should be as exciting as the first Valentine’s day you’ve […]