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Budgeting Your Halloween Candy with Robert Ferguson


The Single Parents Alliance of America (SPAOA) is thrilled to announce nationally recognized certified nutritionist, Robert Ferguson, as the newest SPAOA Ambassador!  Known for being an author, speaker, fitness expert, successful CEO of the Diet Free Life, and even serving on the Presidential Task Force on Obesity, Robert is a well-known authority on the subject of nutrition. In partnering wi...


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20 Best DIY Halloween Costumes


Before Halloween stores came along, there was no such thing as a DIY Halloween costumes. Everyone made Halloween costumes by hand. Now you can buy costumes almost anywhere and they are rarely cheap. But making Halloween costumes by hand is still quite popular.   The best DIY costumes are accurate, inexpensive, easy to make. Being able to make a costume out of items you already have at home ...


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Finding Housing With An Eviction On Your Record


Putting a roof over your families head is one of the most important jobs you have as a parent. However, sometimes this job isn’t easy - especially if you have an eviction of your credit report. While finding housing after an eviction is difficult, it’s not impossible.   Before you start looking for a new apartment, you need to prepare. Preparation is always an important aspect o...


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Frank Shamrock: Spirit of Martial Arts


Nicolette Shamrock, daughter of SPAOA ambassador and martial arts legend Frank Shamrock, joins us to talk about a child’s perspective on the true spirit of martial arts training. Although only 8 years old, Nicolette is able to understand and explain the importance of confidence, strength, and a balance of the mind and body for both children and adults alike. You can view this video by clicki...


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How to Repair Your Credit


Whether you are trying to buy a home, rent an apartment, or take out a loan, you will eventually learn how important it is to have good credit. Almost any situation that depends on your ability to pay on time and regularly will use your credit history to decide how much of a risk you are. The lower your credit score, the more of a risk you are and the more difficult these types of situations will ...


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Where to Find Coupons and Freebies


You may have suspected that you were paying more than you need to for the items you need. If you aren’t taking advantage of coupons and freebie opportunities, it’s an accurate suspicion. Many people ignore coupons because they only seem to save a small amount of money. They also brush off freebie opportunities because they assume they are too good to be true. However, the savings from ...


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Frank Shamrock: Mind Of Martial Arts


When you think about mindfulness, you probably think about meditation. While that’s certainly a good  way to cultivate it, it isn’t the only way. In today’s installment of our video series with SPAOA Ambassador Frank Shamrock, he explains that mindfulness is one of the core benefits of martial arts. You can watch this video here. Mindfulness is simply a state of being focuse...


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The Importance of Having a Single Parent Support System


Single parent support systems still tend to have a certain stigma associated with them. It’s unfortunate, however, because there many benefits to being raised within one. For example, a child raised in a single parent family has the advantage of being able to understand their parent’s perspective of perseverance and dedication in the face of solidarity. Here are some aspects to undersc...


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Help Getting Into a Home


As a single parent, you’d understandably want the best environment for your child to grow up in. This includes a safe home in a healthy environment, complete with rich local education and a strong social support group. With these financial resources, you can strive to get the best housing possible for you and your child(ren).   Buying a House The dream of owning a house has the poten...


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Frank Shamrock: Introduction of Martial Arts


In this video, Frank speaks about himself, his nonprofit organization, The Shamrock Way, and his partnership with the Single Parents Alliance of America. You can view this video by clicking here. In the videos that follow, Frank and his daughter, Nicolette, take you deeper into the discipline of martial arts. They explain the skills, values, and lessons you can expect to learn from martial arts, s...


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