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How To Give Yourself The Best Valentine's Day Ever


Valentine's Day is the day of love, but that doesn't mean you have to be in a relationship to celebrate. You can express your love to your child, family, and friends- but it's also a great time to show yourself some love. Though some feel that self-love is selfish, it's important for your well-being. This is especially true for single parents, because your child will learn self-love by your exampl...


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Are You Ready To Get Back In The Dating Game?


Valentine’s Day is coming up and it may be causing you to think about your dating life. If you’ve been out of the dating game for awhile, this can cause some anxiety. But with some self-reflection and guidance from professionals like our SPAOA Ambassador Steve Ward, the journey to your new love can be less worrisome and more fun. The first step you need to take before you get back in t...


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8 Fun & Inspiring Black History Facts To Teach Your Child


Black History Month is here again and it’s a time to reflect on the contributions of the black community that have changed our lives and society. While your child may be learning about the greats that we’ve all come to love, they may not get the chance to learn about lesser-known or more recent figures. That’s where you come in. Don’t worry if you can’t think of any n...


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20 Winter Activities To Do With Your Kids


It’s the middle of winter and your kids are probably getting antsy and bored. While this period can be frustrating as a single parent, it is actually a great time to bond with your child through fun winter activities. Whether you are in a snowy area or dealing with rain, there are things you can do with your child to make the most of the weather. If you’re having a hard time coming up ...


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Finding Child Care During Snow Days


Winter can be a wonderful time of year, but for most parents, it can also present one major headache: snow days. If you live in an area that gets heavy snow, you know the struggle. Schools close, daycare centers close, and some babysitters aren’t even available. If you can use personal or sick days, have friends or family that can watch your child, or are able to telecommute, these snow days...


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Winter Money Saving Tips


  Winter tends to be one of the more expensive seasons - and not just because of the holidays. Warming up your home, your children, and yourself can rack up quite a bill on its own. However, winter eating and traveling habits can also incur costs you may not have even thought about. A lot of these expenses can be slashed or eliminated altogether though. Here’s some tips on how to do it...


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15 Tips For Sticking To Your New Years Resolution


New Year’s resolutions are notoriously hard to stick to. Of those that set a resolution, only 9.2% feel they actually succeeded, This can be discouraging if you’ve set a New Year’s resolution, but don’t let this scare you. You can absolutely stick to your resolution if you set yourself up for success from the beginning. The tips below will help you do just that.   &n...


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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 five: Baked Potato No real recipe needed here; just bake a p...


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SPAOA Bed Giveaway


It pays to ask for help when you need it, as Felicia of Milwaukee, WI found out when we called her and told her we were flying out to buy beds for her grandchildren. Felicia posted her story on our website after finding it by chance while searching the web for assistance. The SPAOA team was so touched by her story, we decided to personally head out to Milwaukee and help. We are so happy that we co...


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Ways To Save On Back To School Supplies


Kids will soon be returning to school from winter break, and for some that means school supplies will need to be replenished. While more expensive items like backpacks may have already been taken care of at the beginning of the school year, other items will need to be replaced. The expense probably won’t be as high, but if you’re low on cash, getting these school supplies can still be ...


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