How to tell your children you are getting married When to tell your children that you plan to marry (or re-marry) can be a tough decision. Should you tell them alone? Should you tell them with your fiancé? Or break the news with their father? Much of this decision will depend … [Read more...] about How to tell your children you are getting married
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Child support collection scams Every year, many moms desperate for their unpaid child support turn to private organizations that claim to be able to collect any owing child support to you. But many of these so-called organizations are actually scams that prey on desperate moms … [Read more...] about Child support collection scams
Reading as "Me Time" How many times do you think back and remember how you used to devour an entire evening reading a novel? Or when you were reading a book that was so good, you would stay up until four in the morning to finish it. Who says you can't do that now that you're a … [Read more...] about Reading as “Me Time”
How to form your own support group A support group can be an extremely powerful and positive part of anyone's life. Being able to share passion about something you are interested in goes a long way in your spiritual growth. But what if there is not a support group in your area … [Read more...] about How to form your own support group
How to share your fears with others Sharing your fears with a small handful of your cloest friends can be a valuable way to analyze your fears, and gain insight into fears that are truly powerful, and those that are simply taking hold of your life without meaning. Who should you … [Read more...] about How to share your fears with others
Introducing your kids to your new boyfriend's kids You have met someone, who also happens to be a single parent. You want to introduce the kids to each other, but what is the best way to do this so you don't alienate either set of children. Here are some useful tips to make this … [Read more...] about Introducing your kids to your new boyfriend’s kids
Does joint custody mean an even split of time? While in a small minority of cases, joint custody does mean an equal split of time between moms house and dad's house, the majority of custody cases see children spend anywhere from 65% to 85% of their time in one parent's house, … [Read more...] about Does joint custody mean an even split of time?
Should you have a one night stand or a fling? There is nothing wrong with having a fling or a one night stand for the sole reason that is because you are also a parent. But should you decide to become involved in a relationship that you know will not lead to anything permanent, … [Read more...] about Should you have a one night stand or a fling?
Using Music to Calm your Nerves Music has been proven to have strong therapeutic and relaxation properties - just by listening. And while classical music is the most common, any instrumental, or even nature sound recordings have a calming effect. Studies have shown that listening … [Read more...] about Using Music to Calm your Nerves
How to find "Me Time" Taking time for yourself is particularly important for moms, because they often spend all their time doing things for others, rather than themselves. How are some ways you can get me time for yourself? Swap child care with another mom Wake up an hour … [Read more...] about How to find “Me Time”
When Deadbeat Dads File for Bankruptcy Deadbeat dads often threaten to file bankruptcy (or actually do declare bankruptcy) in order to be absolved of paying child support. But in actuality, he cannot discharge any child support obligations simply by declaring. In other words, … [Read more...] about When Deadbeat Dads File for Bankruptcy
Do you need a "living together" agreement? Particularly for women with children, living together agreements have been gaining popularity as a way of protecting themselves if a serious relationship ends, but also as a way to provide crucial support for children in a time that … [Read more...] about Do you need a “living together” agreement?
You have the idea of a typical blind date in your mind, and it isn't a very pretty picture. On the other hand, staying home is not a pretty picture either. So consider taking up your friends on some of these offers. If you are still unsure, be very clear on what criteria you … [Read more...] about When friends set you up on blind dates
What is meditation and should you use it? Meditation conjures up a wide variety of images for women. Many women who practice meditation call it relaxation to the extreme. While relaxing, your mind can still wander to all kinds of thoughts, such as what to cook for dinner and what … [Read more...] about What is meditation and should you use it?
There is something about a bubble bath that does wonderful things for your well being. Sinking into the hot water, with a mountain of bubbles and a good book can cure almost anything - at least for the duration of the bath. If you don't have any of the wonderful bath products … [Read more...] about Why all moms need bubble baths