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Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: Interview with Rosanna Hertz
SearchMothers.com interviewed Dr. Rosanna Hertz, author of Single By Chance, Mothers By Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood Without Marriage and Creating the New American Family. In her book, Dr. Rosanna Hertz, Sociologist, Professor and Author, offers a researched account of one of the fastest-growing phenomenon among middle class women. She looks at the unorthodox path taken and how these women have managed to make single parenthood work in their lives. read more

20 Secrets to Successful Single Motherhood
If you decide to take up the challenge of being a successful single mother, you will soon find that your life has changed dramatically. The only person who can determine the outcome in you life is you. Trust that, by following the process of self improvement and success, you will come out ahead in life. It is the best example that you can set for your children.read more

Unmarried With Children: The Challenges of Dating after Divorce
Divorced mothers who date must learn to care for their children's emotional needs while not neglecting their own. But, one of the biggest challenges for divorced women is simply meeting a man willing to date someone with children. read more

Raising a Boy: For the Single Mom
According to family therapist Michael Gurian, "A mom with a father involved in the boy's life typically does not have to do too much to extend out beyond who she already is. If she is alone in raising her son, however, then she has to hold onto her own identity as a woman and try to extend toward the masculine." read more

Single Mothers On a Budget
As a single mother you might groan at the thought of putting together a household budget with all your expenses, but its easy to do and will also help you become very financially organized. Shaping up your finances is important if you are experiencing a life altering experience such as a marriage, divorce, new baby or any other event that changes your finances dramatically. read more

Traditional Dating and Internet Dating: The Pros and Cons
If you are currently a single mom and you want to position yourself for the dating circuit, you must first reflect on what type of dating you prefer to attempt. In this contemporary and technological age, there are two styles of dating to choose from. Traditional dating and internet dating. read more

How to Raise a Well-Balanced Child on Your Own
It is a daunting task for any couple to raise a healthy, well-balanced child. It can be even more challenging for a single parent, since there is no solid partner available to help alleviate stress, play "good cop, bad cop" in matters of discipline and enforcement, and provide a child with two different sets of skills, perspectives, and networks of family and friends. read more

Hiring A Nanny: For the Single Mom
For a single mom to have the loving and reliable childcare she desires, the nanny needs to be happy with her job. Nannies will frequently talk to each other about what is normal or customary in nanny jobs, and a positive experience is sometimes driven by perceptions. As a single mom you must be committed to having the nanny achieve a win-win working relationship. Following these guidelines will help insure a positive experience for both you and the nanny. read more

The Financially Challenging Single Life
Whether living alone or with a partner, single people face their own set of financial challenges. But, don't worry, you are not alone. The U.S. Census Bureau says that almost half of the adult American population (86 million) siphon into this category. read more

How to Raise a Well-Balanced Child on Your Own
It is a daunting task for any couple to raise a healthy, well-balanced child. It can be even more challenging for a single parent, since there is no solid partner available to help alleviate stress, play "good cop, bad cop" in matters of discipline and enforcement, and provide a child with two different sets of skills, perspectives, and networks of family and friends. read more

An Overview of Single Parenting
Single Parenting has been on the rise dramatically over the past 3 decades; and it's still on the increase. Once upon a time it was often looked down at as a matter of limited values, and on occasion as the result of romantic tragedy. Today society sees it a lot more realistically, and acknowledges that regardless of the cause; it's just as important to be sure children have the best start on life that they can receive. read more

Victim Assistance for Women
Here are 21 resources for women's self-defense training, victim assistance, stalking, domestic violence, and advocacy to reduce violence against women. These resources assist victims of violence and crime through hotlines, referrals, criminal and civil justice processes, victim's rights, and support groups. Begin the healing process by calling a hotline and/or talking with someone who is professionally trained to assist you. read more

Single Mothers Website and Message Boards - Online resource for single mothers. Website offers forums, resources, articles, editorials, tools, and more for single mothers.


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A Single Parents Network - A single parent web community geared to single parents resources, information, and discussions combined with the largest single parenting social club just for single parents.

Single Parents Day - Single Parents Day is on March 21st each year.

SingleRose - features articles, chat, bulletin board, and relevant links.

Single Mothers Message Boards - Message boards for single mothers with joint or sole custody, single mothers by choice or chance, and much more.

SingleMothers - provides resources and advice for single mothers. Official site of the National Organization of Single Mothers, Inc. and the publication, Single Mother.

Single Mothers By Choice - A single mother by choice is a woman who decided to have or adopt a child, knowing she would be her child's sole parent, at least at the outset. This website is run by Jane Mattes, C.S.W., who founded the national organization, Single Mothers by Choice, in 1981.

SingleMOM - where mothers share experiences, advice, and much more.

Parents without Partners - Resource for Mothers without partners. Find a chapter near you.

Single Parenting at About - Site dealing with parenting, time management, budgeting, child support, custody, dating, and all things that relate to being a single parent.

Single Parents World - Newsletter type site devoted to Single Parents.

Single Parent Central - An online resource for single parent families. Includes links, facts, and stats.

Single Parents Association - an international, nonprofit organization devoted to providing educational opportunities and FUN, family activities through a Chapter network.

Solo Singles - You are not alone. Others like you struggle with parenting alone daily, during holidays, and weekends. Read how single parents cope during the holidays, build their children's self esteem, and are dealing with disciplining their children.

Singleparent-tips - Single parent tips for dealing with finances, stress, divorce, holidays, home jobs, kids, dos and don'ts, fun activities, goals and priorities, ex-spouses, child care, educational opportunities, dating, family relationships, and links to online single parent support.



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