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Single Parents

Custody Battles in the Time of COVID-19

Protecting Your Family Through the Toughest Times It may seem obvious, but you need to think about your child’s best interests when going through your custody arrangements. In a time where your children might not have any buffer between them and their parents’ personal lives, you will need to be even more sensitive than usual. […]

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Living a full life through and after divorce

Divorce is tough, so why are these women from Mothering & Daughtering smiling?   Because Elizabeth Cohen has a roadmap for a mama who is considering divorce, in the middle of a divorce, or post-divorce. When she went through a divorce as a young mother, she couldn’t find the support and resources she needed and, frankly, […]

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Why I Agreed to Reduce My Daughter's Child Support

Child support, the bane of some non-custodial parents’ existence, is ordered for children to equalize the standard of living if there is a great financial divide between households. For the father of my child, it was a tool for harassment, a bullying card if you will, until I agreed to impute my own income. He […]

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New Series "Single Parents" and "The Kids Are Alright"

Is the summer television series drought getting you down? Here’s something to look forward to! ABC has released some of the trailers for its new comedies and dramas as part of the 2018-19 series orders. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am some of them are family-centric comedies that look like they’ll be hits! […]

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Family Travel: 24 Hours in Grand Valley

This is me: And these are my kids: Let’s do a recount: 1 of me 2 of them Oh. And we all ski. Here’s what taking two kids skiing all by yourself looks like: Pack the gear. Pack the snacks. Check the gear. Realize you packed ski helmets for exactly no one. Pack the ski […]

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First Comes Love: Thank you, Nina Davenport

I recently watched a documentary by Nina Davenport called First Comes Love about her journey to single motherhood.  Even those who are not single mothers by choice (SMC – we get an acronym) would find it engaging and insightful but if you are a SMC it hits you on a personal level.  For me it […]

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A beautiful Facebook message on how to co-parent

Jessica Singleton and the father of her son aren’t still together, but gives an amazing example of how to co-parent beautifully. In a heartfelt Facebook post dedicated to her ex, Jessica detailed all the things he does for both her and her child that might seem simple but which she doesn’t take for granted. “This […]

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Single Mom Truths (and Challenges)

As much as I feel privileged to have time alone with my daughter after a long day of work and school, I dread walking through the door to an empty home. As much as I am proud that I can financially and practically care for her on my own, I am often just as resentful […]

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