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Your Single Parent Pick-Me-Up Kit


You love your child and wouldn’t trade them for anything. But it’s no secret that being a single parent can to incredibly tough. Being both parents at the same time is no small feat and sometimes it will wear on you. You will be exhausted, frustrated, and lonely. All of this is par for the course unfortunately.   While taking time to relax and de-stress is the best thing you can...


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How To Keep Your Child Safe From Sexual Predators


Here is a disturbing truth: a national survey of adolescents found that about 1.8 million children in the United States have been victims of sexual assault. A  Bureau of Justice Statistics report reveals “children who do not live with both parents as well as children living in homes marked by parental discord, divorce, or domestic violence, have a higher risk of being sexually abused.&r...


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Moving On A Budget


Moving is not an easy task, and it can become very expensive.  From paying the movers, to buying boxes, it can all add up and become economically stressful on the single parent.  Below is a list of simple ways to save money when you’re on the move.   Sell your stuff A great way to earn some extra money is to get rid of some of your stuff before you move.  So consider a...


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Ten Free (Or Almost Free) Things To Do With Your Kids This Summer


Summer is here and so is spring break! Whether you’ll be home with your child during the week or just the weekend, you’ll need to cheap entertainment to keep them busy. There is, of course, a ton of things to do and you could always get creative. But these 10 things are sure to be a hit!   Go to free museums, zoos, aquariums, and gardens Go to the library Camp out in the b...


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Birthday Parties on a Budget


Planning your child’s birthday party can cause more than the usual amount of stress when you’re on a budget. You don’t have to throw a party right out of Pinterest for your child and their guests to enjoy themselves.  Try these tricks to save money and stress on your kids’ party this year: Send Electronic Invitations Instead of having to buy invitations or make them ...


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Hope Housing


If you’ve looked into low income housing, you’ve probably heard of the Hope Housing Foundation. This nonprofit organization builds, finances, and renovates low income single -multi-family homes. They also buy, refinance, and upgrade multi-family rental properties that are at risk of being lost from the pool of affordable housing do to lack of funding.    To apply for Hope H...


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Child Protective Services: What to Know


One agency that all parents never want to come into contact with is Child Protective Services. Being at risk of losing your child is terrifying. Being educated on what they look for, what to do if they visit, and how to get your child back if they have taken them is important to know whether you are currently in the situation or not.   Causes For Contacting CPS Abuse Physical Mar...


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Where to Find Free Furniture


Furniture isn’t exactly cheap. Friends and family sometimes have a few pieces to offer you here and there but, depending on how much furniture you need, this is usually not enough. However, the internet offers additional options you may or may not have known about. Here’s four of the best ones:   Craigslist  Though it has become one of the most popular places to buy and se...


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Government Assistance For Single Parents


Raising a child by yourself is almost always financially difficult. Providing for a family is expensive and doing it on a single income can sometimes seem impossible. But you don’t have to do it on your own. Even two-parent households sometimes need help. While there are many nonprofits and organizations geared towards single parents, the government also provides assistance. The six programs...


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Five Things To Consider Before Getting Your Tubes Tied


A tubal ligation, better known as having your tubes tied, is no light matter. Although it’s one of the most effective forms of birth control, it’s not for everyone. If you are considering having your tubes tied, there are five things you need to seriously consider first.   Have You Done Your Research? Before going any further in your considerations, you should educate yourself ...


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