man and woman sitting on opposite park bench sides breaking up
, , ,

9 Reasons We Stay In Toxic Relationships

The question always arises whenever anyone sees a woman in a toxic relationship: why do you stay in a toxic relationship if you are unhappy? Unfortunately, the answer to the question of why we stay in toxic relationships is not as clear cut.…
colored heart on paper
, , ,

Single’s Awareness Day: Are You Kidding Me?

Single’s Awareness Day: Are You Kidding Me? There are a few days every year that really make you feel single. No doubt that the biggest culprit is Valentine’s Day. To make our single souls feel better, someone decided to dub the day of love…
mom blowing bubble for son
, ,

Single Mom Raising Boys: Finding Male Role Models

Single Mom Raising Boys: Finding Male Role Models Most days, if the phrase, “moms raising boys” hits the news there either is a school shooting, reviews of gang violence or other youth violence. Troubled boys without a father-figure in their…
silhouette of woman with fire behind her
, , ,

Getting Out of an Unhealthy Relationship

Getting Out of an Unhealthy Relationship Breaking up is hard to do under the best of circumstances. Getting out of an unhealthy relationship has internal dynamics that make is all the harder to end. Understanding what makes a relationship unhealthy…
women at sunset celebrating
, ,

Finding Your Single Mom Tribe: The Right Support Group

Finding Your Single Mom Tribe: The Right Support Group Cheers was the record-breaking sitcom of the 80s and early 90s because it touched on what every single person wants: a place to belong. Your tribe accepts you, all of you. The hysterical…
man in hoodie in dark with Xs for eyes
, ,

Co-Parenting with a Toxic Ex

Co-Parenting with a Toxic Ex In the divorce process through the time your kids finally leave the house, you will hear over and over again, “Get along for the kids.” The notion that you once loved this person and the fact that you aren’t…
being Home
, , ,

Buying a House After Divorce

Buying a House After Divorce Buying a house after divorce was my number one personal goal aside from caring from my son and getting back to work. I knew what it would take but it all seemed so far out of reach. For as much energy as my mind…
, ,

Tax Tips Single Moms Should Know

Being Head of Household grants you greater exemptions than claiming Single status on your tax return. I wish I could say it was as much as filing Married Jointly but that is what is called “the price to pay for freedom.” Okay, maybe that…
, ,

Getting Over Emotional Trauma: Abusive Relationships Take a Toll

The tolls of emotional trauma in an abusive relationship leave the abused feeling everything is their fault, they are crazy and wrong and even evil. Everyone reacts differently to emotional trauma depending on their life history and the extent…
be buddy not bully
, , ,

Disciplining Your Child: Co-Parenting Rules

“I can’t make you do anything.”I can still remember the first day I said it to my son. He got in trouble for not being nice to his friend who was over. When the playdate was over, he was sent to his room to sit on his bed without toys.…