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5 Great DIY Gift Ideas


Christmas is a time for joy and cheer, but if you’re short on funds, it can also be a time of stress. Single parents face this challenge often because they are only working with one income. But a lack of money doesn’t have to hold you back from giving your kids a merry Christmas. DIY gifts are the perfect solution and add a personal touch. Here are 5 homemade DIY gift ideas you can mak...


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Thanksgiving Tips with Robert Ferguson


                                                           Want to savor your Thanksgiving without packing on the pounds? In this installment of our video series with SPAOA Ambassador Robert Ferguson, he explains how to eat all of the Than...


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Raising Financially Literate Children


Every parent wants their child to have more than they had. We want them to have a better life, avoid the mistakes we’ve made, and be more successful. Because of this, we teach them manners, push them to do well in school, and pass on the values they will need to get by in life. However, unfortunately, money management is not one of the things parents teach their children. They either believe...


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Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes


One of the best things about Thanksgiving is all of the food. Family, fun, and gratitude are the most important parts of the holiday, but the food is most people’s favorite. As much as everyone eats on Thanksgiving, there are always leftovers. These leftovers are always used the same old way they always are; microwaved or turned into dry turkey sandwiches. If you want to try something differ...


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Things To Be Thankful For As A Single Parent


Thanksgiving is right around the corner and everyone is beginning to think about what they’re grateful for. What goes on the list varies for everyone, depending on each of their circumstances, but we all have at least a few things to be thankful for, regardless of our situation. That means there are even things to be thankful for as a single parent. If, in the midst of fatigue and hard times...


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Useful Books For Single Parents


Before we had television, radios, and even newspapers, we had books. They are one of our oldest sources of information on often the most reliable. There is a book about anything you can imagine, including single parenting. Whether you are need to be uplifted or just in need of some guidance, there is a book for you. Reading may be something you don’t think you have time for but a little bit ...


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Parenting With A Mental Illness


Both single parenthood and mental illness carry major stigmas but when you’re a single parent with a mental illness, that stigma can seem too large to bear. However, having a mental illness doesn’t mean that you can’t be a great parent. You may be plagued but doubts and fears but so is every other parent. Parenting is difficult whether you have a mental illness or not.  For...


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Dealing With Your Child's Behavioral Issues


As much as you love your child, their bad behavior can be incredibly frustrating. It may start with the terrible two’s or any time after, but nipping it in the bud as soon as possible is a must. Discipline is a bit of a controversial topic, but one that every parent has to face. As a parent, your discipline style is up to you (as long as it’s legal) and what works for one of your child...


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Child Care Facilities Now Require Comprehensive Background Checks


While almost all child care facilities require their employees to undergo some form of a background check, the government now requires all child care facility employees to undergo a more thorough form, called a Comprehensive Background Check. The new, more strenuous, background checks will be done using both the individual’s name and fingerprint, and will include looking for things like stat...


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Parenting A Child With A Disability


Parenting is difficult for everybody. Single parenting is even harder. But being a single parent of a child with a disability can be the hardest. Children with special needs require more attention, energy, and resources; which can be especially difficult for a single parent to provide. However, that doesn’t mean that single parents are not perfectly capable of raising happy children, who jus...


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