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Our goal is to help you build a full, awesome life as a single mom. We've helped millions of mommas with career, money, business, parenting, dating, sex, success, love, and relationship advice. Our founder, Emma Johnson, started in 2012 as a way to connect with and support other single moms like her. We get it. We get you. You’re not in this alone!

Everything published on our site is:

  • Written by a team of widely published veteran writers
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Our core mission

  • Provide helpful resources: Whether you are struggling personally or financially, we have content to help you build a thriving life. 
  • Deliver unbiased advice: While most posts include some form of advertising, those fees do not influence our opinions. We do not accept direct compensation for reviews.
  • Publish accurate information: All content on our site is backed by reputable sources and is regularly updated to provide the most recent information available.

Ethics adheres to the following industry standards, which uphold the values of fairness, accountability, transparency, and independent reporting: content is for informational purposes and is not intended to replace the advice of a licensed or certified attorney, accountant, financial advisor, or other certified financial professional.

Editorial Process

Articles published on are assigned, written, and edited by our in-house editorial team, as well as vetted contracted freelance writers. Learn more about the people on our team

Quality Standards

Every article published on has gone through multiple editors to ensure accuracy, readability, and benefit to you, the reader. 


We are committed to swiftly making corrections and updates to published content as needed. 


Our writers are chosen after an extensive review of their past published works, ensuring their experience and intentions align with our core mission. Our writers are established journalists  who have written for national and regional publications including:

  • Bustle
  • Chicago Tribune
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Elite Daily
  • Forbes
  • Fox Business
  • Good Housekeeping
  • The Hill
  • The Huffington Post
  • Marie Claire
  • National Geographic
  • NBC News
  • The New York Post
  • The New York Times
  • NPR Talk Radio
  • Parade
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Reader’s Digest
  • SELF
  • Slate
  • Time Magazine
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Washington Post
  • Woman's Day

Where to start on

With 400+ posts on the site, you've got a lot to catch up on!

What to read first about MONEY:

8+ legit hardship grants and resources for single moms

Free help for single moms in 2023: 16+ resources

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

41 things to sell to make money

What to read first in DIVORCE:

15 signs your husband or wife is ready to leave

Should I get a divorce? Signs you should consider divorce or a legal separation

Best online divorce paper companies

What to read first in DATING:

Why kids don’t always come first when dating as a single parent

20 dating profile examples

Online dating apps: The ultimate guide for single moms

What to read first in PARENTING:

Co-parenting rules: How to coparent with an ex

Best co-parenting apps

What to tell your kid when their dad is not involved

Free resources

15 Steps to Thriving as a Single Mom

Single mom support group

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Resource guides for single moms

Free housingFree school supplies
Free laptops$500 monthly single mom grant
Free clothesScholarships for single moms
Free carFree Christmas gifts
Free smartphoneGovernment assistance for single moms
Free wifiFree and low-cost prescriptions
Free formulaFree diapers
Free gasFree toys
Free daycareAffordable dentures
Free prescription glassesFree money
10+ charities that help single mothersTutoring and homework help
Free or low-cost after school programsHealth insurance
Cash for carsFree food
Dumpster divingFree or cheap dental care
Free gift cardsFree Christmas money
Cheap eats near me

About the Founder of

Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson is founder of founder Emma Johnson is an award-winning business journalist, activist, author and expert. A former Associated Press reporter and MSN Money columnist, Emma has appeared on CNBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, TIME, The Doctors, Elle, O, The Oprah Magazine. Winner of Parents magazine’s “Best of the Web” and a New York Observer “Most Eligible New Yorker,” her #1 bestseller, The Kickass Single Mom (Penguin), was a New York Post Must Read. As an expert on divorce and gender, Emma presented at the United Nations Summit for Gender Equality and multiple state legislature hearings. More about Emma's credentials.

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About the editors on

Leighann Bacher, managing editor

Leighann Bacher is managing editor for
Leighann Bacher is a writer/editor based in Pittsburgh. She previously worked for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Magazine, and Akronlife Magazine, and served as the editorial director of a real estate marketing company. Leighann was named one of Pittsburgh Magazine's '40 Under 40 Honorees' for spearheading a social media campaign to connect people with COVID-19 vaccines and resources. Her greatest joy is spending time with her two kids and dabbling in her creative passions of photography, dance, and art.

Robyn Evans, assistant editor

Robyn Evans is assistant editor of
Born and raised in Baltimore, Robyn Evans is focused on helping women make healthy choices for body, mind and soul through her award-winning articles and three books. Robyn is a former feature writer for The Carroll County Times and has written for Club Thrifty and The Baltimore Sun. She’s a grateful bonus mom to a photographer son and activist daughter and works with young writers through the nonprofit Youth Writers Challenge.

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About the experts on

Kaitlyn Arford

Kaitlyn Arford, author at Wealthy Single Mommy.
Kaitlyn Arford is an award-winning freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the American Kennel Club, Bankrate, Betterpet, and Cuteness. She also publishes a weekly freelance opportunities newsletter that has been featured on As a lifelong Midwesterner, and current resident of Louisville, Ky., she is obsessed with finding the best deal.

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Emilia Benton

Emilia Benton is a writer for Wealthy Single Mommy.
Emilia Benton is a freelance journalist covering a wide range of topics including personal finance, health and wellness, among many others. Her work has appeared in publications such as LendingTree, Insider, SELF, Women’s Health, and more. Emilia is also a 10-time marathoner and lives in her hometown of Houston with her husband, Omar, and Boston Terrier rescue, Astro.

Amy Boyington

Amy Boyington, author at
Amy Boyington left her career as a preschool teacher to begin a freelance writing and blog management business. She has written for Reader's Digest, Savvy by, and Niche. A Jersey Shore native, Amy earned her A.A. in elementary education and B.A. in English from the University of Phoenix and now lives in Ohio with her two children. In her downtime, Amy enjoys taking her dog on neighborhood adventures and catching up on her favorite reality TV shows.

Natasha Burton

Natasha Burton is a writer for Wealthy Single Mommy.
Natasha Burton is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Healthline, Livestrong, and Woman's Day, among other lifestyle magazines and websites. She’s the author of seven books, including What's My Type?: 100+ Quizzes to Help You Find Yourself ― and Your Match!, 101 Quizzes for Couples and The Little Black Book of Big Red Flags.

Callie Carmichael

Callie Carmichael, an author on
Callie Carmichael is a writer and video producer based in Atlanta. She currently produces content for USA Today. Her media and communications background spans from CNN, Cox Media Group, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She's won two Peabody Awards for her work at CNN. She also provided media coverage for the Ebola and Zika outbreaks while at the CDC. Callie is a single mom by choice to identical twin boys that keep her hands and her heart full.

Gabrielle Clemens, JD, LLM, CDFA®, AEP®

Gabrielle Clemens, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA*), JD, LLM

Gabrielle Clemens, CDFA®, JD, LLM, Accredited Estate Planner, is a Financial Advisor at RBC Wealth Management – U.S. and Managing Director at Clemens Private Wealth Management Group and Seaport Boston Private Wealth Management. She is a 2022 Forbes Best-in-State Private Wealth Advisor, a 2022 & 2021 Forbes Best-in-State Women Advisor, and a 2021 America's Top Women Advisor.

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Carla Dempsey

Carla Dempsey, author at Wealthy Single Mommy.
Carla Dempsey is a writer and editor from southwestern Pennsylvania. She has worked in journalism for more than 25 years, producing and managing content for both print and online publications, including the Uniontown Herald-Standard. She has been instrumental in launching numerous content products during her career, including an award-winning weekly entertainment magazine for a Pittsburgh-area newspaper.

Donna Freedman

Donna Freedman is a writer for Wealthy Single Mommy.

Longtime personal finance journalist Donna Freedman created the Smart Spending blog for MSN Money and has written for dozens of other publications, including The New York Times Review of Books, NerdWallet, Magnify Money, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Vox, U.S. News and World Report, Get Rich Slowly, All You, The Simple Dollar, the Chicago Tribune and Wise Bread. Her work has won regional and national awards. She is a member of Mensa, but people are much more impressed by the fact that she was once on the game show “Jeopardy!” Donna lives and writes in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Christina Heiser

Christina Heiser is an author for
Christina Heiser is a New York City-based content marketer and freelance writer, primarily covering beauty, health, nutrition, fitness, and parenting. Her work regularly appears on websites including A Sweat Life, NBC News,, and Over her decade-long career, she's also held editorial positions at Everyday Health and Women's Health. When she's not working, you can find Christina checking out the latest boutique fitness classes, attempting to master gluten-free cooking, and watching reality TV.

Hailey Hudson

Hailey Hudson is a writer for Wealthy Single Mommy.
Hailey Hudson is a full-time freelance writer and content marketer based out of Atlanta. Hailey writes in the health care, digital marketing, education, and pet industries for clients like Healthline, BakersLife, Incredible Health, BestColleges, All Star Directories, and Chewy. When she's not working, she's writing young adult novels, singing musical theatre, or doing advocacy work in the chronic illness and disability fields.

Denise K. James

Denise K. James is a writer for Wealthy Single Mommy.

Denise K. James is an independent writer and editor based in the Southeast who has written for South Magazine, Homelight, Celebrate Hilton Head, Grand Strand Magazine, Birmingham Lifestyle, Edible Northeast Florida, Southern Flavor and many others. She holds a master's degree in English from the College of Charleston and has lived in multiple Southern cities, with Atlanta as her current home.

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Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson is a writer for Wealthy Single Mommy.

Holly Johnson is a financial expert, award-winning writer, and Indiana mother of two who is obsessed with frugality, budgeting and travel. She has written for U.S. News, Brides, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fox Business, and Lifehacker. Holly is founder of of the family finance resource,, and is the co-author of  Zero Down Your Debt: Reclaim Your Income and Build a Life You’ll Love.

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Lisa Lagace

Lisa Lagace is an author for
Lisa Lagace is a Toronto-based freelance writer covering the entertainment and lifestyle beats. Her words have been featured in NPR, USA Today, TV Insider, Marie Claire, The New York Post, and Paste Magazine, among others. She taught herself everything she knows about finance after graduating with significant student loans and realizing her expensive education taught her nothing about the intricacies of money. Today, she uses that knowledge to help others who find themselves in similar situations.

Theona Layne

Theona Layne, a freelance writer for
Theona Layne is an experienced writer based in Pittsburgh, Pa., specializing in health writing. Over the past several years, she has written for companies such as Medical News Today, UPMC, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Clean Eating Magazine, and Temple University Health System.

Zarira Love

Zarira Love, author at Wealthy Single Mommy.
In her years of researching and writing for Custody X Change, Zarira Love has distilled the topics of child custody and parenting to make vital information accessible to all parents. She earned a BA in Creative Writing from SUNY Purchase College and currently resides in New York City. She has also written for

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Pamela Gwyn Kripke

Pamela Gwyn Kripke is an author for
Pamela Gwyn Kripke is an award-winning writer whose fiction and nonfiction writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Dallas Morning News, Slate, Medium, and Folio, among other publications. Her essays have been published by Creators Syndicate, Gannett Newspapers, McClatchy and The Huffington Post. Kripke holds a B.A. in English from Brown University and an M.S. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Choncé Maddox

Chonce Maddox, a writer for
Choncé Maddox is a freelance writer who enjoys covering topics about budgeting, debt management, and side hustles. Her work has been featured on sites like Business Insider, The New York Post, Fox Business, and USA Today. She lives with her husband and son in the Nashville area.

Miranda Marquit, MBA

Miranda Marquit is an author for

Miranda Marquit is a finance writer who has written for Time Magazine, NPR, Forbes, The Hill, Marketwatch, and CNBC. Miranda ran for a state representative seat in Idaho in the November 2022 election.

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Cynthia Measom

Cynthia Measom is an author on
Cynthia Measom is a personal finance and business writer with 15 years of experience. She has written for GOBankingRates, Yahoo Finance, MSN, Chron, INSIDER and AOL Finance. Cynthia believes everyone should go beyond the money mindset of “survive” and get to a place where they can actually thrive. Cynthia holds a BA in English from the University of Texas.

Bianca Mendez

Bianca Mendez is an author for

Bianca Mendez is a writer and editor living in New York City. Her work has appeared in Women’s Health, Bustle, Well+Good, Latina, Refinery29, and many other publications. She also served as a sex and dating editor at Elite Daily and was a freelance lifestyle editor for Bauer Publishing’s Teen Department, where she helped the team launch three new magazines.

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Carley Millhone

Carley Millhone is an author for
Carley Millhone is a freelance writer and editor based in the Midwest who covers health, women's wellness, and travel. Her work has appeared in publications like Health, SELF, Greatist, and PureWow. As a former demand editor at Greatist, a sister site of Healthline Media, Carley developed the women's health vertical and created SEO health content covering clinical and wellness topics. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her hitting the trails for a run or hike.

Danielle Page

Danielle Page is a writer for Wealthy Single Mommy.
Danielle Page is a freelance writer, editor, and content strategist who done work for National Geographic, NBC,, USA Today, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Elle, Shape, and many others. Page has held full-time roles as an editor and brand journalist at major publications including The Huffington Post, Bustle, and currently USATODAY.

Yingjia Puk

Yingjia Puk is a gemologist.

Yingjia Puk is a GIA-certified gemologist and CAD/CAM jewelry designer as well as a member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. Yingjia has worked extensively with jewelry since 2006, with positions at Harry Winston, celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz and Good Housekeeping and BlackBook magazines. Previously, she managed the gemological laboratory at Yingjia is originally from Singapore.

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Maria Raczka, PhD

Maria Raczka is a writer for Wealthy Single Mommy.

Maria Raczka, PhD, writes about relationships, dating and wellness for sites including, CitySignal, and The Blast. She holds advanced degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Rochester. Maria lives in New Jersey.

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Molly Rosenblum, Esq.

Molly Ronsenblum, Esq. is an author for

Molly Rosenblum is founding attorney of The Rosenblum Allen Law Firm in Las Vegas, Nev., where she and her team focus on family law, criminal defense and civil cases — aiming to treat every client’s case like the most important case. Molly is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, a certified parenting coordinator, and an award-winning pro bono volunteer with the Southern Nevada Legal Aid Society. Molly graduated cum laude from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she received the Dean’s Award for Academic Performance. In her personal time, Molly is an avid triathlete having completed several Ironman competitions. Molly’s biggest accomplishment is her two children.

Rachel Teichman

Rachel Teichman, an author for
Rachel Teichman is a freelance writer whose work has been featured in The Buzz Magazines, Jewish Herald Voice, Kveller, Red Tricycle and Texas Living Magazine. She created @CraftsandCrumbs to share her favorite cooking and crafting ideas for families on social media. Rachel lives with her family in Houston and recently published two children’s books, B is for Bagel and D is for Donut.

Ali Velez Alderfer

Ali Alderfer, a writer for
Ali Velez Alderfer is an Atlanta-based writer, editor, and mom who is always trying to nail down that perfect work/life balance. She is the author of The Working Mom’s Handbook: A Survival Guide for Returning to Work After Having a Baby (Rockridge Press, 2020) and her work has appeared in Newsday, Buzzfeed, Insider, and CNN. She did her undergraduate studies at Emerson College and has an M.Ed from Harvard University.

Lauren Ward

Lauren Ward, an author for
Lauren Ward is a personal finance writer covering topics like budgeting, credit and debt, side hustles, and real estate. Her work has been featured in online publications such as USA Today's Blueprint and Fox Business. Previously, she worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and in nonprofit fundraising. She lives in Virginia with her husband and three children.

Ashley Welch

Ashley Welch is an author for

Ashley Welch has more than a decade of experience in both breaking news and long-form storytelling. She served as the health editor for, reporting, writing, and editing daily health news articles and features. She currently works as a freelance editor and writer for a number of health, wellness, and lifestyle outlets, including WebMD, and Healthline.

Ashley holds a bachelor's degree from Fordham University and a master's degree from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, where she studied health and science reporting.

Jessica Wrubel

Jessica Wrubel, a freelance writer for
Jessica Wrubel is a freelance writer, editor, and fact-checker whose work has appeared in Parade, The Spruce, and other publications and websites owned by Tribune Publishing, Hearst Communications, The Arena Group, and Dotdash Meredith. A lifelong New Englander, Jessica moved to Chicago six years ago for the big city life but goes home for lobster rolls frequently. She graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Nutrition and a master’s degree in Health Education.

Rebecca Zung, Esq.

Rebecca Zung, Esq. is an author for

Rebecca Zung is a family attorney recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Lawyer in America,” and author of the bestselling books, Negotiate Like You M.A.T.T.E.R.: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win (foreword by Robert Shapiro) and Breaking Free: A Step-by-Step Divorce Guide for Achieving Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Freedom.

Rebecca has been featured by Extra!, Forbes, Huffington Post, Newsweek, Time, Dr. Drew, NPR Talk Radio, Reader's Digest, Good Day New York and CBS Los Angeles.

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