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SPAOA Proudly Announces MMA Superstar Frank “The Legend” Shamrock as A New Ambassador
The Single Parents Alliance of America is pleased to announce Frank “The Legend” Shamrock as a new ambassador. Shamrock is an MMA Superstar, and the first person to hold the UFC Middleweight Championship, a World Champion—and was undefeated in the UFC. Shamrock recently retired from fighting and now devotes his time to his nonprofit, The Shamrock Way, which helps at-risk youth realize their full potential through physical activity and a supportive environment.
As part of his Ambassadorship, Shamrock will host a weekly program, along with his daughter Nicolette Shamrock, on SPAOA’s YouTube page. The videos will teach parents how to bond and engage with their children through martial arts; and will teach children how to protect themselves, as well...
Free And Cheap Back to School Supplies
Back to school season is here and that means back to school supplies and clothes, which can cost over $1000. This is a high expense for any family, but for those going through a financial rough patch, it can be especially steep. However, these necessities are vital to a child’s success. Because of this, there are quite a few ways for parents that are having a hard time getting their child school supplies to get help.
Tax Free Weekend
Many state’s take part in an event designed to help parents afford school supplies and uniforms. In participating states, all eligible purchases are tax free during each state’s tax free weekend. Check the website to find it if this event is running in your state and when it is taking place.
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Top 5 Tips For Travelling With Children
Travelling with children can be extremely stressful, especially for a single parent. No matter the mode of transportation or the reason for the trip, avoiding meltdowns and fiascos can seem almost impossible. But it’s possible to relieve some of this stress by planning ahead. There are lots of things to take into considerations, some will be specific to your family and circumstances, but these 5 tips will make any single parents run a bit smoother.
1. Give Yourself Extra Time
There will always be a few mishaps during your trip. Giving your family extra time allows you to take care of anything that may come up without setting you back. If travelling by plane, arrive 3 to four hours ahead of time. This is 1 to 2 hours more than the general rule of thumb (2 hours before flight...
Easy, Healthy and Kid-Friendly Healthy Recipes
Having a child can present a unique obstacle for parents looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Making a separate meal for your child would be costly but children aren’t known to enjoy healthy foods. This is why kid-friendly healthy meals are the perfect solution. You can get creative or find recipes on the internet like these 5:
No real recipe needed here. Just bake a potato and add broccoli, chicken, and cheese. This is a classic meal for a reason; starch, protein, and veggies in one delicious package.
Crispy Fish In A Forest
All this recipe calls for is cod, panko crumbs, and broccoli. Bake the panko crusted cod, roast the broccoli and you’re done.
Southwestern Chicken Roll-Ups
This recipe only calls for six ingredients and ta...
Your Single Parent Pick-Me-Up Kit
You love your child and wouldn’t trade them for anything. But it’s no secret that being a single parent can to incredibly tough. Being both parents at the same time is no small feat and sometimes it will wear on you. You will be exhausted, frustrated, and lonely. All of this is par for the course unfortunately.
While taking time to relax and de-stress is the best thing you can do in these situations, a little inspiration and encouragement can also do the trick. The internet allows you to find all types of uplifting content without having to leave your home (and worry about finding a babysitter). Because we know you don’t have time to search all over the internet for the encouragement you need, we’ve put together your new inspiration toolkit.