It’s easy to make a resolution to get healthy and get more exercise, but it’s often hard to get into a routine that fits into your busy day. Many women start out the new year with a schedule that looks good on paper, but after the third week of postponing exercise classes, doing last-minute projects instead of jogging, or just feeling too tired to get off the sofa and move, a lot of schedules and resolutions get abandoned. You can fit exercise into your day more easily than you think, if you just think about exercise in a different...

“Clean your plate!” is something that you probably hear yourself say regularly, especially when it comes to unpopular foods like spinach, cooked carrots and peas, or any vegetable that isn’t buried under a layer of cheese sauce. You may find yourself adding that extra cheese just so that your kids will eat their dinner, and for the kids, that’s not so bad. Growing children need extra fat and protein in their diets – but you don’t. Worse, a lot of parents choose to avoid the picky-eater argument by buying...

As the administrator of SingleMoms.org, I’ve thought long and hard about HOW to help the many single moms who frequent this site, looking for help. Most of our readers seem to be moms in desperate need of help — usually financial in nature. The problem is that there is really not very much direct assistance out there for single moms living in the United States. If you live somewhere like Canada or Europe where there are some strong social programs, there IS a substantial amount of government assistance available. But in the...

It’s unfortunate but true: some men just leave the scene when they find that there’s a baby on the way. Others stick around longer, but then leave after the first month or year, or when another child comes into the picture. Of course, there are times when it’s better if that man isn’t around: if he’s abusive, dangerous, irresponsible, or otherwise not suited to being a parent. In the end, however, many women are faced with the fact that – whether they planned it this way or not – they’re...

Note, the applicant has already been selected by the interested party who wanted us to help someone to grant a wish to (SingleMoms.org at behest of a TV show in NYC was helping find some individuals who needed help and a wish granted). Thanks for the messages. We got all the messages sent and we will keep you guys in mind for any future giveaways.     Are you a single mom (or single father) in desperate need of a wish to be granted or do you know someone who deserves to have their wish granted? Then read on, because SingleMoms.org...

Being a mother is frustrating, rewarding, time-consuming, worth every effort, and something you wouldn’t give up for a minute – until you run out of minutes, that is. But just because being a single mother means that all of the frustrations and rewards are yours alone, it doesn’t mean you always have to do it alone. Whether you’re just getting ready to face being a single parent, or you’ve learned over the years how to cope with family issues on your own, you need at least one source outside yourself that...

It’s every parent’s nightmare: your child is bleeding, or choking, or unconscious, and you don’t know what to do. Fortunately, there are ways that you can learn what to do in a health emergency so that you’re prepared for the worst.Get organized. First and most importantly, keep a set of emergency numbers close to the telephone, or programmed in your phone; this should include the nearest doctor’s office, the emergency services numbers, your child’s regular doctor, a poison control center, and a “nurse...

Good parenting isn’t just about making sure that your children get to bed on time, eat their vegetables, and brush their teeth every day. That’s all part of keeping your kids healthy, and that’s important, but there’s more to good family health than that. You’ve got to keep your own health in mind, both physical and emotional. You need to find ways to do more in less time – as a single mother, time is one thing you can never have too much of! Read these twenty tips to find out the best ways to have a...

Work, school, household chores, and all of the other details of your busy daily life as a single mom can push cooking to the back burner. Many moms think that it’s quicker and easier to just buy pre-packaged meals at the supermarket and reheat them at home, instead of spending time shopping for ingredients and then cooking (and cleaning up). And it’s true that it can be quicker and easier to simply take a foil-wrapped pan out of a box and stick it in the oven, to open a few cans and dump them in a pan, or to poke a hole in...

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...

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