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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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  • Regularly updated to reflect the most recent, verified information available is reader-supported through the use of affiliate links for products and services we like for companies like BetterHelp. Here's more about how we make money.

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
  • Elle
  • Forbes
  • Fox Business
  • Good Housekeeping
  • The Hill
  • The Huffington Post
  • Marie Claire
  • National Geographic
  • Newsweek
  • 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 500+ 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 2024: 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

Are you part of the Facebook group, Millionaire Single Moms? No income requirement, though BIG GOALS and a positive MINDSET required!

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 meFree vet care
Free car insuranceLower car payments

About the Founder of

Emma Johnson is founder of

Emma Johnson founder 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. The 50/50 Solution (Sourcebooks) is out March 26.

Learn more about Emma.

About the editors on

Leighann Bacher is managing editor for

Leighann Bacher managing editor

Leighann Bacher is a writer/editor who was named one of Pittsburgh Magazine's '40 Under 40′ Honorees.

Robyn Evans is the assistant editor of Wealthy Single Mommy.

Robyn Evans

Robyn Evans is a former feature writer for The Carroll County Times and has written for Club Thrifty and The Baltimore Sun.

About the experts on

Kaitlyn Arford

Kaitlyn Arford is an award-winning freelance journalist who has written for the American Kennel Club and Bankrate. She has also been featured on

Emilia Benton is a writer for Wealthy Single Mommy.

Emilia Benton

Emilia Benton is a personal finance and health and wellness writer who has written for LendingTree, Insider, SELF, and Women’s Health.

Amy Boyington, author at

Amy Boyington

Amy Boyington is a freelance writer who has written for publications like Reader's Digest, Savvy by, and Forbes Advisor.

Natasha Burton is a writer for Wealthy Single Mommy.

Natasha Burton

Natasha Burton has written for Cosmopolitan, Woman's Day, Women's Health, Healthline, and Livestrong.

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

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

Financial Advisor

Gabrielle Clemens is a Financial Advisor at RBC Wealth Management and was named a 2024 Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisor and Best-in-State Women's Advisor.

Carla Dempsey, author at Wealthy Single Mommy.

Carla Dempsey

Carla Dempsey is a former writer and editor for the Uniontown Herald-Standard and helped launch an award-winning weekly entertainment magazine in Pittsburgh.

Donna Freedman is a writer for Wealthy Single Mommy.

Donna Freedman

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 and Money Talks News.

Christina Heiser is an author for

Christina Heiser

Christina Heiser is a New York City-based writer and content marketer whose work has appeared on,, and NBC News.

Hailey Hudson is a writer for Wealthy Single Mommy.

Hailey Hudson

Hailey Hudson is a freelance writer who specializes in health care, marketing, and tech topics. She has written for Healthline and BankersLife, among others.

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

Denise K. James

Denise K. James is a writer and editor based in Atlanta whose work has appeared in Charleston Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Vessel, and Birmingham Lifestyle.

Holly Johnson is a writer for Wealthy Single Mommy.

Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson is a financial expert and award-winning writer who has written for U.S. News, Brides, Wall Street Journal, CNN, and Fox Business.

Christelyn Karazin, a writer for

Christelyn Karazin

Christelyn Karazin is the author of Swirling: How to Date, Mate and Relate, Mixing Race, Culture & Creed. She has written for Woman's Day, Ebony, Jet, and Reuters, and is the creator of online self-development courses called The Pink Pill.

Pamela Gwyn Kripke is an author for

Pamela Gwyn Kripke

Pamela Gwyn Kripke is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Dallas Morning News, Slate, Medium, and Folio.

Lisa Lagace is an author for

Lisa Lagace

Lisa Lagace is a Toronto-based freelance writer whose work has been featured in NPR, USA Today, TV Insider, Marie Claire, The New York Post, and Paste Magazine.

Theona Layne, a freelance writer for

Theona Layne

Theona Layne is a health care writer who has written for companies such as Medical News Today, UPMC, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Clean Eating Magazine.

Zarira Love, author at Wealthy Single Mommy.

Zarira Love

Zarira Love is a writer for Custody X Change, where her primary focus is on family law and court procedures. She has also written for

Chonce Maddox, a writer for

Choncé Maddox

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.

Miranda Marquit is an author for

Miranda Marquit, MBA

Miranda Marquit is a finance writer who has written for Time Magazine, The Hill, Marketwatch, and CNBC.

Cynthia Measom is an author on

Cynthia Measom

Cynthia Measom is a personal finance and business writer with 15 years of experience. She has written for GOBankingRates, Yahoo Finance, MSN, INSIDER and AOL Finance.

Bianca Mendez is an author for

Bianca Mendez

Bianca Mendez served as a sex and dating editor at Elite Daily a writer. Her work has appeared in Women’s Health, Bustle, Well+Good, Latina, and Refinery29.

Carley Millhone is an author for

Carley Millhone

Carley Millhone is a freelance writer and editor based in the Midwest who has covered health, women's wellness, and travel for publications like Health, SELF, Greatist, and PureWow.

Danielle Page is a writer for Wealthy Single Mommy.

Danielle Page

Danielle Page is a freelance writer, editor, and content strategist who has worked with National Geographic, NBC,, USA Today, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Elle, and Shape.

Yingjia Puk is a GIA certified gemologist.

Yingjia Puk


Yingjia Puk is a GIA graduate gemologist and CAD/CAM jewelry designer as well as a member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers.

Maria Raczka is a writer for Wealthy Single Mommy.

Maria Raczka, PhD

Maria Raczka, PhD, has written about relationships, dating, and wellness for sites like, CitySignal, and The Blast.

Molly Ronsenblum, Esq. is an author for

Molly Rosenblum, Esq.


Molly Rosenblum is founding attorney of The Rosenblum Allen Law Firm in Las Vegas, 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.

Rachel Teichman, an author for

Rachel Teichman

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.

Lauren Ward, an author for

Lauren Ward

Lauren Ward is a personal finance writer who has written for USA Today and Fox Business, covering topics like budgeting, credit and debt, and real estate.

Ashley Welch is an author for

Ashley Welch

Ashley Welch is a former health editor for and has written for WebMD,, and Healthline.

Jessica Wrubel, a freelance writer for

Jessica Wrubel

Jessica Wrubel is a Chicago-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in Parade and The Spruce.

Rebecca Zung, Esq. is an author for

Rebecca Zung, Esq.

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.