single mom stimulus

I’m not sugar-coating this for you: Shit is real and it’s going to get worse before it gets better.  Chances are you are either losing your mind trying to figure out how to work from home with kids around, or out of a job altogether and terrified about the future. You are not alone. I…

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Alimony hurts gender equality and holds women back.

I blindly grew up and into my 30s assuming the standard-issue feminist party line: Women’s work is uncompensated and undervalued. When women become stay-at-home mothers, that benefits men’s careers, and when the marriage ends, she should be compensated for that lost earning potential. Both partners’ lifestyles should be the same when the marriage ends! Then,…

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What happens to my kids if I die?

What happens to my kids if I die? Whether you’re a parent of teens, or have recently welcomed a new baby into your life, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question: What happens if I died? This question can be especially loaded if you’re a single parent. Have you done everything possible to care for…

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Cozi free co-parenting app

Modern life is hectic enough. Divorce makes it even more complicated. A family organization app can turn your out-of-control existence into an orderly, well-planned life. Cozi is one of the top-reviewed and most-used family organization apps on the market. According to its website, more than 20 million people currently use this free app Cozi. Download…

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parental alienation fatherlessness

Mention the fatherless epidemic in the United States, and the arguments are polarizing: Why fathers walk away after divorce It is either: Men are irresponsible douchebags who abandon their children to mothers, who are left to raise the children with few resources, or … Women are conniving, malicious, entitled nut-jobs who alienate fathers from their…

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how teach kids about money

This post was created in partnership with T. Rowe Price. You can google all the typical questions about teaching kids about personal finance: Allowance guidelines by age, save-spend-give jars, and other basic tools for teaching littles about stocks and compound interest. But how do you apply these lessons to real life? Below, you will see…

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better dad after divorce

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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co-parenting never say negative things about other parent

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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putting kids first in relationship woman with kids single mom

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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Why and how to find divorced dads to date

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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single mom life insurance

Here’s the thing with life insurance for moms: You know you’re supposed to have it, but you probably don’t because you think it is not affordable. Guilt and stress ensue. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Mama, you’re not alone … A Genworth survey found that 69% of single-parent families with kids at home are…

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Online therapy via text, phone and video is used by millions. Low-cost and free options for therapy.

If you told me eight years ago I could find a licensed psychologist to come to my apartment in New York City for less than $150 and without spending months on a waiting list, I would have spit my latte right in your face. Today, though, it’s a different story, as millions of people receive…

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OurFamilyWizard review

What is Our Family Wizard? Quick answer: OurFamilyWizard (sometimes mistakenly referred to as, ‘My Family Wizard) is a co-parenting app used by tens of thousands of parents to make it easier to share a calendar and schedule, text, share documents and information and other features for better communication — that can be used in court…

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benefits of 50/50 custody

After one meeting with my ex and our lawyers to negotiate the custody agreement of our divorce, I went home, busted out the calculator, and cried. I freaked out at the idea of being away from my kids for extended hours or days, and I need to know how many hours each week I would…

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Reviews and cost of best co parent app

Co-parenting can be overwhelming, or even toxic. Luckily, there’s an app for that. Co-parenting apps can simplify scheduling, keep everyone on track. The right app might even make co-parenting communication, schedules, activities and contacts easier and more effective.   Some single moms and dads use apps because a lawyer, judge or mediator mandated them to. But…

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how to coparent with narcissist

It is not divorce or separation that harms children — but conflict between parents, no matter if they are married or divorced, studies find. Penn State University sociology professors studied 2,000 married persons and 700 children and concluded that children that had the highest levels of anxiety and depression either had low-conflict parents who divorced or…

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Married, two-parent homes are now the minority. Non-traditional or single-parent families are the new norm.



There is a better-than-average chance that your family doesn’t look like the Cleavers.  Traditional family vs. non-traditional family Today, two-parent, monogamous, heterosexual traditional families (by definition) are the weirdos. Statistically, they are a 49 percent minority — a figure poised to plummet in our lifetimes. After all, 57 percent of Millennial moms are unmarried (according…

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I wrote this a couple of years ago, and revisit each holiday season for both myself and readers. I admit that the holidays are hard for me personally — so much pressure to make them memorable, spend more than I’m inclined to, and be cheerful when I often feel lonely and overwhelmed. Last year was first…

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single mom enjoying life

A while ago a member of Millionaire Single Mom on Facebook said: “I’m a new mom, expecting in a few months. What POSITIVES can you tell me about single motherhood?” I responded with a few points, and invited other members to share. Here is what we said: From me, Emma Johnson, on why being a…

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single mom road trip

I am writing this from a plane with my kids on the way from our NYC home to Chicago, where we will spend two weeks visiting friends and family, and the places where I grew up in a small town in Northern Illinois.  This pilgrimage has become an annual tradition. It started out as a…

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