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Where to Find Help With a Security Deposit


Saving enough for a new apartment is great but sometimes a security deposit ends up being more than you bargained for. But that doesn’t necessarily ruin your chances of getting into a new apartment. There are places that you may be able to find help with your security deposit. Here are a few of the most common ones.   Government State & County Human/Social Service States a...


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Where To Find Assistance For Single Parents


Raising a family on a single income isn’t easy but there is help. Nonprofits, charities, and the government have programs that assist single parents with their expenses. Though there are different types of local aid, the programs below help people across the nation.   CoAbode CoAbode connects single parents looking to share a home and split the costs. They direct you to other single ...


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Where to Find The Best Pi Day Deals Near You


March 14th is Pi Day, and to celebrate, restaurants are celebrating with deals on pizzas and pies. Here are the national chains that you can find Pi Day discounts at:   Pieology Get a custom pizza for $3.14 at one of their locations in 18 states when you sign up for their e-club, Pie Life. Whole Foods Large bakery pies or take-and-bake pizzas are $3.14 off. Hungry Howie's Enter the pr...


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4 Places to Find Gas Vouchers


Gas can be expensive. Driving your child to and from school and activities, driving yourself to and from work, and making other miscellaneous trips adds up. When gas costs more than you can afford, it can be a stressful situation. It’s great if you have a friend or family member that can loan you the money, but if you don’t have anyone to help, you’ll have to look elsewhere for a...


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5 Places To Find Help With Utilities


When you’re going through a financial hardship, utility bills can be hard to pay. You’re only allowed a certain amount of extensions of your bill before your service is cut out, and the longer you wait to pay, the more money it will be. That’s why it’s important to seek help as soon as you can, especially as a single parent. Here are five places to turn to for assistance: ...


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Co-parenting Tips To Make Your Life Easier


Co-parenting is a common challenge for single parents.Though it's great for your child to have both parents involved in their life, it may be a struggle for you. Getting past your issues with your child’s other parent enough to raise your child isn’t easy. Even the toughest single parents may find it difficult, but it can be done though.   Though a divorce or split can affect yo...


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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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