I've been single parenting for about three years now. I have a lot of help. And even with all that help I'm still overwhelmed. But what I'm doing is nothing compared to what some of my homegirls are going through. Here's the thing. When a kid goes and shoots up a school, or robs a Circle K and ... Read More »
Books For Single Moms
Single mothers carry an enormous load of responsibility, especially those having sole and/or primary custody of minor children.
They nourish, they nurture, they teach, they discipline, they shelter, they protect, and they provide… all without the assistance of another equally-invested adult.
There are numerous books written for, written by or dedicated to single mothers. Here you can read about many of these books, get information on them and see which SingleMom.com find interesting. Some of these books are also offered in the giveaway section.
Question: Our first-born is showing extreme jealousy towards the new baby. He’s obviously mad at us for disrupting the predictable flow of his life with this new challenger for our attention. How can we smooth things out? Think about it: Before the baby entered your family, your toddler was ... Read More »
Paralysis There is this strange dueling that goes on when you reach this stage of simultaneously feeling ready to date again, but also complete terror of even speaking to the opposite sex ever again. Maybe that's a little melodramatic. My landlord is a dude and I can speak to him just ... Read More »
Like attracts like. If you know who you truly are: a person who is mature, responsible, capable, has herself together, a great parent, a hard worker, a kind, compassionate, strong person, then why would you not attract someone similar in a partner? If you find that you are attracting the kind of ... Read More »
Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?-A Story of Divorce, Boulden Publishing, 2008, is the only children's fiction storybook about shared custody for the elementary school aged child. The story is about two brothers, Mark, a 4th grader and Evan, a 1st grader. It chronicles their daily life, having two ... Read More »
If you and your partner are, as they say, "unequally yoked", it has the potential to cause resentment in your children. As you're trying to bring your partner to 'full-blown' maturity, or responsibility, or adulthood, or religion, or spirituality, or strength or whatever it is, your children are ... Read More »
Repulsion I became repulsed - completely repulsed - by the idea of sharing my space, my life, my bed, my words, my ideas, my opinions with another man ever, ever, ever. Everything every man ever did annoyed the living shit out of me. I was not the girl to vent to. If you said, "Ugh, my ... Read More »
Leanna, a mother to a six year old son and a ten year old daughter, fell in love with a new man and became engaged. She was a relatively successful, hardworking woman and her fiance was stumbling in his career, in between jobs and contemplating going in a new direction altogether. Problem was, he ... Read More »
I have never been a romantic comedy girl. In 9th grade, Natural Born Killers was my favorite movie. I can still recite it. After that, indie character studies and documentaries became my go-to types. I refused to watch the Notebook. It took years and a handful of guys telling me "no for real, this ... Read More »
As a dating mom, you do not have the luxury of finding a fixer-upper. For the sake of your children, who need a competent adult in their lives, you can't waste time on a potential partner who comes in a box labeled "assembly-required". You need an already put-together, mature, capable, caring ... Read More »