All the single mamas raising kids isn’t always easier with a partner


Here’s a secret some of us don’t talk about — doing it all ourselves is often much easier than being married By,Dena Landon/Salon When I tell people that I’m a single mom, with 60 percent custody, the typical response is a combination of pity and comments like, “you’re so strong” or “what a tough job.” If I’mContinue reading “All the single mamas raising kids isn’t always easier with a partner”

We Don’t Spoil Our Children Anymore — We Entitle Them


How much is too much to give your children? Consider this: For everything you give your child, you are taking something away. This applies to buying your teenager a new car, giving them the down payment on a home, or leaving them $100,000 when you die. The typical parent, at all income levels, imbibes theContinue reading “We Don’t Spoil Our Children Anymore — We Entitle Them”

Not Married with Children


Dating for single parents takes navigating pitfalls and focusing on family and the future Dating as a single parent comes with its own set of hazards. “There are a lot of messed up, confused people out there … and you really have to be careful,” said Mark Akin, 41, a single father of 11-year-old Hugo.Continue reading “Not Married with Children”