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10 Things No One Tells You About Single Parenting

Yes, there are the obvious challenges that come from living on a single income—and the advantages of not having a full-time mini-me to watch (if you have shared custody), but there are so, so many other subtleties you’ve probably never even thought of.

I Tried the KonMari Declutter Method and It Worked (Sort Of)

Thinking of trying the KonMari organizing method? Here’s what happened when one busy working mom had enough of her clutter.

Stages of Dealing With a Picky Eater

Having a child who won't even eat a slice of pizza might bring you to the verge of tears. If you've been there, you'll recognize these stages of being the parent of a picky eater.

What I Did With My Engagement Ring After My Divorce

That beautiful engagement ring was so important, but after a divorce it's hard to look at it the same way. You don't want to wear it. So what do you do?

Are You Taking the Plunge? The Polar Bear Plunge, That Is!

There are lots of Polar Bear Plunges at the Jersey Shore starting on New Year's Day. Will you brave the icy cold Atlantic?

I Let My Child Take Flute Lessons: What Was I Thinking?

We want our kids to learn and try new things, but at what cost to our eardrums?

How to Have a Happy School Drop Off and Pickup in 10 Easy Steps

The privileged person’s guide to school drop-off. (Note: Don’t worry, none of the “rules” actually apply to you.)

13 Things Never to Say to A Single Parent

When chatting to your single parent friends -- please, please don’t say any of these things.

The Stages of Awareness When Your Kid Has Lice

It can’t possibly be your kid, until it is.

Dating In NJ: A Single Mom's Logistical Nightmare

As if juggling dating post-divorce custody schedules isn’t enough, add in the nightmare of meeting guys all around the state and see the reason I’m still single.

The Best Part of Parenting? Blaming Your Kid for Stuff

Think that parenting is all about shaping the next generation? It is. That, and having someone to blame for my bad taste in music.

I’m Scared to Tell My Kids About My First Marriage

One parent explains why telling her kids about her divorce at a young age is the hardest talk to have with them.
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