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Whether you’ve been a single parent for years, or this is the first holiday season that you have to cope with how to handle a change in your family situation, you still want to make sure that your children have happy memories of the holidays. This time of year can be hard for single moms, who often have to make hard decisions about what they can afford, or how much time they can take off work to share in the celebrations. It’s especially hard if you have to arrange that time to share the season between two or more families...

Every mother knows how quickly kids grow, and how hard it is to keep up with their clothing needs for school, sports, and home. Sometimes it seems as if you just bought your son a new pair of pants the week before, and he’s already grown out of them! Because your kids are your first priority, you always make sure there’s enough money to get them the shoes and clothes they need, and you’re probably used to finding bargains for kids’ clothes. But what about your own wardrobe? It’s easy to forget that you need...

It’s hard being a single parent. If you’re the only one bringing in money to support your family, you find yourself trying to balance your responsibilities on the job with all of the things you want and need to do for your children. That can be difficult when you have to make the choice between putting in overtime and earning more, or spending time at home with your family. If you really need money, sometimes that’s not a choice at all, and you have to give up that valuable time with your growing children. It’s...

This article is part of our free Financing to Freedom series which teaches moms to make a part time income on the side through FREELANCING. The motto of the Peace Corps is “the toughest job you’ll ever love” – and that’s a great motto for parenting, as well. Single parents know that when you’re the only one doing that job, there’s a lot of time involved. If you’re one of the millions of single moms who also work outside the home, you probably can’t imagine finding time in your already...

This article is part of our free Freelancing┬áto Financial Freedom series which teaches moms to make a part time income on the side through FREELANCING.When you’re having problems keeping your household budget balanced, you’ve got two choices: cut back on your spending, or increase your income. However, most single parents have already cut everything out of that household budget already that isn’t absolutely essential. If you’re in that situation, then it’s time to start looking for additional income. It...

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