National Single Parent Day: Do You Know the Date?

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National Single Parent Day is March 21, 2020. Surprisingly, I just learned about this nationally recognized day established in 1984! Why is this significant? Because I was a single parent for eight years and never knew the day existed. So, I thought to myself, what a wonderful opportunity to bring single parents into the spotlight […]

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Single Parenting: One Way to Take The Edge Off

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This past Sunday our planned day rotated 180 degrees. Have you had one of those? Trying to get somewhere and ended up someplace else. It was early, around 7am. The snow had fallen the night before. White snow covered the road. Bundled up for winter, my child and I ventured out in our car to […]

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Single Parenting: Art, Love, & Grief Defined

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Don’t you love those pieces of plain construction paper that are turned into spectacular artwork? Typically, designed with hand drawn stick figures and hearts? The words scribbled, “I love you Mom,” or “I love you Dad.” And how about the paintings with bright colored paint! Oh, the simplicity and love demonstrated in children’s artwork.  Single […]

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Single Parents & Loneliness: Another Approach

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Oh my gosh, it is about to happen. The emails keep coming. The stores look different.  The candy is the same, just a different shape. The pinks, the reds.  Yes, Valentine’s Day is on the horizon. I knew immediately what I would write about. Hold that thought. About and Shop First, check out the Home page of […]

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