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Bonding With Your Child


 It may be hard for your child to know and understand the difficult situation that you are in as a single parent. You have a lot of obligations that you must meet on a day-to-day basis, yet you also want to create and keep that close, special bond with your kids. Try some of these to strengthen your family relationship:   Establish Family Time The tried and true way to build the relat...


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How to Save Money as a Single Parent


Finances are often tight as a single parent, and every dollar counts more than you’d think. Bills pile up and expenses will always be there, but there are ways you can manage your money to relieve some stress. Take a look at some of these strategies that may be able to help you out:   Tailor A Plan To You Remember that you do have obligations as a single parent, and luckily, you are ...


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Most Popular Children's Books


We all remember our favorite books as kids. Now it’s time to pass on that pleasure to your kids, but it may seem like there’s too many options out there to find  the best. Don’t worry, we’ve listed some of the top seven children’s books out there today, and some of which, you may remember from your own childhood:   Where the Wild Things Are Winner of th...


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Tax Deductions You Should Know About


Every dollar matters when you’re a single parent. When  your expenses stay the same, it may seem like taxes just eat away a chunk of your money you could’ve used elsewhere. However, you may not know about some important tax deductions that allow you to keep a good amount of your income:   Sales Taxes You have the option of deducting either state taxes or sales taxes from y...


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Where to Get Help for Domestic Violence


In the middle of a domestic abuse situation, you may feel powerless. You may not know where to go for help, or if there’s even proper help out there. You’re not alone. There are many organizations which serve to help out those suffering in an abusive relationship: The National Domestic Violence Hotline Featuring highly-trained advocates available 24/7, this hotline can be a safe have...


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Top 7 Places to Get Free Assistance


Life as a single parent presents many challenges in unexpected areas of life. There a large selection of organizations that seek to help and present solutions to those struggling and in need. A variety of nonprofits exist which may be able to assist you:   1. Help a Mother Out Dedicated to raising awareness and providing diapers to families in need, this nonprofit has 22 agencies across ...


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National Single Parent’s Day Contest!!


National Single Parent Day is coming up on Monday, March 21st! Who’s the strongest single parent you know? Tag them and tell us why you think so. Simply comment below and they could win a $100  Amazon gift card!    TO ENTER: The Contest entry period begins at between 2:00 p.m. PST on March 16, 2016 and ends at 8:00 a.m. PST on March 21, 201 (the "Entry Period"). Visit our fa...


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Best Careers for Single Parents


It can be difficult to balance a career with a life as a dedicated parent. However, there are some career options that will provide you with a manageable budget and schedule. Explore these career options to find a viable path for you:   Waiter/Waitress A career in the foodservice industry allows for flexible hours and high wages, before, and especially after, you factor in tips. You can wr...


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Finding Clothes for Your Family


When simply affording the necessities is a battle, finding the money to buy clothing for you and your children may seem impossible. Next time you find yourself in this predicament, don’t choose between putting food in your children’s bellies or clothes on their back. Here are places you can find clothing for free or next to nothing: Thrift Shops Thrift stores are notorious for having...


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Top 7 Places to Find Free and Low Cost Job Training


Finding a job that pays enough to take care of your family can be tough when you don’t have any qualifications. One way to up your appeal to employers is to get training. While job training can be costly, it doesn’t necessarily have to be. Here are 7 places to find affordable job training.   Adult Schools Most cities have adult schools with both enrichment and professio...


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