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Single Parents February 2012 Archive


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Online Communication Tools for Co-Parents

Monday February 27, 2012
How do you usually communicate with your ex? Do you rely on text messages, phone calls, or another form of communication — like e-mail? One of the categories for the ... Read More

Let the Voting Begin!

Wednesday February 22, 2012
If you've been following along here on the blog, you already know that today is the day that voting for the 2012 Single Parents' Readers' Choice Awards begins, and I'm ... Read More

Use Appropriate Consequences to Shape Your Kids' Behavior

Friday February 17, 2012
The consequences we choose for our kids have, well, consequences. Getting mad and even yelling at the top of your lungs might be an understandable response in the moment, but ... Read More

Is Having a Baby Together the "Next Step?"

Wednesday February 15, 2012
NBC's Parenthood is one of my favorite TV shows. Every week, I'm struck by how real the characters are. For example, Sarah is a 40-year-old single mom who's exploring the ... Read More

Last Call: Which Single Parent Organizations and Resources Deserve Recognition?

Monday February 13, 2012
So far, more than 30 different single parent advocates and resources have been nominated for the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards, and the nomination phase isn't over yet. You have until ... Read More

"Valentine's Day Makes Me..."

Wednesday February 8, 2012
Do you ever wish you could create your own set of conversation hearts for Valentine's Day? You know, little pastel candies with sayings like, "bug off," "BTDT" (for "been-there-done-that"), or ... Read More

Missing Utah Mom's Children Killed in an Apparent Murder-Suicide

Sunday February 5, 2012
It's a case of violence, despair, and a system that couldn't or didn't save two young children from the hands of their father. Susan Powell-Cox went missing in December, 2009. ... Read More

Pregnant and Single? 10 Questions You Need to Answer

Saturday February 4, 2012
According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, nearly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned1, and approximately two-thirds of the children resulting from unplanned ... Read More

It's Not Too Early to Think About Summer Camp

Wednesday February 1, 2012
I know -- it's only February. But summer camps fill fast, especially camps that are tailored to particular interests -- like zoo camps, cooking camps, and art camps. So ... Read More

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