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2012 Readers' Choice Award Nominees

Get to Know These Advocates of Single Parent Families

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The Single Parents at About.com 2012 Readers' Choice Awards is all about sharing the good things individuals and organizations are doing for today's single parent families. The contest is divided into four separate categories:

  • Favorite Organization Supporting Single Parents
  • Best Children's Book for Single Parent Families
  • Best Online Communication Tool for Co-Parents
  • Favorite Family Law Blog

Update: The nominating phase of the Readers' Choice Awards is now over. But stay tuned, because the finalists will be announced on February 22, and voting will take place between February 22 and March 21. If you're a nominee, start spreading the word now that you could be a finalist very soon!

In the meantime, we'd like to acknowledge all of our nominees - and the hard work they do for single parent families every day. So check out this alphabetical list of who's been nominated so far:

30Boxes

Screenshot courtesy of Jennifer Wolf

Category: Best Online Communication Tool for Co-Parents

Web Site: www.30boxes.com

Social Media Links: Twitter

Reasons Nominated:"It's a free calendar program that allows you easily coordinate events with others."

A Smart Girl's Guide to Her Parents' Divorce

Cover art courtesy of Pricegrabber.

Category: Best Children's Book for Single Parent Families

Author: Nancy Holyoke

Reasons nominated: "This book is part of the popular American Girl's 'A Smart Girl's Guide to...' series, which kids and tweens can really relate to."

Bethany Single Parents

Screenshot courtesy of Jennifer Wolf

Category: Favorite Single Parent Organization

Web Site: www.bethanysingleparents.com

Social Media Links: Facebook

Reasons Nominated:"Monthly support meetings & events (with childcare) featuring single parent success stories, issues, and special topics. All sessions are designed to inspire, inform, encourage, and undergird single parents emotionally, spiritually, and informationally. Newsletters, website, and a Facebook group augment live meetings."

The Big D...Divorce Thru the Eyes of a Teen

The Big D Divorce Book
Cover art courtesy of Pricegrabber

Category: Best Children's Book for Single Parent Families

Author: Krista Smith

Social Media Links: Author's blog site

Reasons nominated: "This 12-week curriculum for teens living through the devastation of their parents' divorce has brought great healing to these kids. They are able to connect with others living this hurt, share and process through their feelings with caring leaders. It is well thought out and well done."

The Bright Side

Cover art courtesy of Pricegrabber.

Category: Best Children's Book for Single Parent Families

Author: Max Sindell

Social Media Links: Visit the Author's Web site

Reasons nominated: "Max shares his own story and helps kids and teens adjust to life after their parents' divorce."

Cofamilies

Screenshot courtesy of Jennifer Wolf

Category: Best Online Communication Tool for Co-Parents

Web Site: http://cofamilies.com

Social Media Links: Twitter

Reasons Nominated:"Cofamilies is a free calendar program for parents that lets you color-code your schedules."

Cozi

Screenshot courtesy of Jennifer Wolf

Category: Best Online Communication Tool for Co-Parents

Web Site: www.cozi.com/

Social Media Links: Twitter

Reasons Nominated:"It's a free calendar tool that allows you to easily share calendars with multiple users."

Dear Sammie: A Letter to a Grandchild of Divorcing Parents

Cover art courtesy of Pricegrabber.

Category: Best Children's Book for Single Parent Families

Author: Patricia Friedberg

Social Media Links: Twitter

Reasons nominated: "Shows the emotions children feel going from the space of turmoil during the parents' anger together, to how it transitions when they separate into two separate spaces of peace and love in two homes. It also lets the child see they're not alone in this process."

Divorce Care For Kids (DC4K) Book: Stories for Kids in Divorce

DivorceCare 4 Kids
Cover art courtesy of the www.dc4k.org bookstore.

Category: Best Children's Book for Single Parent Families

Author: Linda Ranson-Jacobs

Social Media Links: Author's Web site | Twitter

Reasons nominated: "This curriculum has helped thousands of children whose parents are divorcing. It is a 12-week curriculum for elementary-aged kids and helps them process their feelings about the turmoil they are living. It is well thought out and is used around our country and beyond."

Divorce Happens to the Nicest Kids

Cover art courtesy of Pricegrabber.

Category: Best Children's Book for Single Parent Families

Author: Michael S. Prokop

Reasons nominated: "My daughter, who was 6 years old back then, was helped by this book more than any other. Just the title says it all. Thank you Michael S. Prokop!"

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