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101 legit ways to make money right now (mostly from home)

Who doesn't need more money? If you're not up for selling an organ on the black market or dabbling in illicit activity, income on the side is easier to find than ever before, thanks to the burgeoning freelance economy and the technology that supports it. If you're broke and short on time, this post has more…
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Are single dads better dads? Often, yes. Here's why …

I’ve heard it time and again: While they they were married, he worked a bazillion hours, rarely helped around the house, barely made time for the kids and spent any free time or money doing whatever the eff he wanted. She was overwhelmed, angry, felt abandoned and worried – and the kids felt abandoned by…
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Share happy stories about your kids’ dad or mom [co-parenting tip]

The past few months Helena has been obsessed with family stories. “Mommy, tell me a story about when I was  a baby,” she'll ask, and I'll tell her about how once, as a sleeping infant, her laugh broke the pin-drop silence of one of New York Public Library's reading rooms, eliciting a symphony of chuckles.…
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Work at home jobs for moms

Best highly paid work-from-home jobs and careers for single moms

I have been a work at home freelance writer and media professional for 15 years. There is no way that I could manage my family life, business, and personal care without the flexibility my WAH schedule affords me. Since becoming a mom eight years ago, I have felt so grateful that I have control over…
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Why kids don't always come first when dating as a single parent

I meet most men that I date online. What do you look for when dating a man with kids? It's very common for guys with kids to write in their dating profiles: “My kids come first,” or “My daughter is the center of my world!” I get where you're coming from. You want a potential mate…
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Tips for dating a single mom (15 things NOT to say)

I go out with single dads and childless men alike, and some of the latter admit (while others appear) to be uncertain about the logistics of dating a single mom. On one hand, Dude, we are just like other women! Proceed as normal!  On the other, our lives are likely both wonderful and challenging in ways…
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How is property divided in a divorce and who gets the house?

Whether you owned a house, investments, jewelry, the engagement and wedding rings, real estate, vehicles, furniture or even a pet together with your husband or wife, when you breakup, these assets must be divided Who gets what in a divorce? What is the difference between community property and equitable distribution? Marital property vs separate property—what…
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Why and how to find divorced dads to date

The benefits of dating single dads

A few years ago, I went out a couple of times with a divorced dad whose daughter happens to be the same age as mine. We spent our first date talking about our kids and the challenges of parenting — and realizing we have a lot in common. For example, we both feel perfectly satisfied…
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7 Cups online therapy review

Ever had one of those really bad days where you thought, “I need to talk with someone” – but you didn’t have anyone to call? Now you do: Thousands of “active listeners” are waiting to talk with you free of charge at 7 Cups, an online therapy website. Online therapy sites are popping up all…
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Why post-divorce rebound relationships hurt so damn bad

Eighteen months after my marriage ended, I jumped into a heady, sexually intense year-long relationship with a fellow writer and parent who was 20 years older than I was. In hindsight, it was no surprise it ended — his kids were grown, mine were tiny, our lives were at different points. But that did not…
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