3 Super Healthy Sack Lunches Made in Under 5 minutes

It's September and school is back in session.  It also means the early morning jam to get up and out the door is top priority as well. As a conscientious mom you want to make sure your children eat well, but you don't always have the time to prepare a healthy sack lunch. Well I have done some early bird homework for all of us....more

An Interview with Real Housewife of NYC - Amanda Sanders

 Last week I had the pleasure of speaking one-on-one with Amanda Sanders, one of the newest cast-wives on the Bravo series, The Housewives of NYC. She is a savvy single mom balancing a full plate of professional successes while raising two beautiful young daughters. We had a frank discussion about her unexpected journey to single motherhood. The good and the bad of her ex-husband’s key to her home, what it’s like being a Bravo housewife and the exciting launch of her new jewelry line. KZ: Are you a full-time single mom? In other words, do you have 100% custody?...more

This is Why Single Moms Need A Night Off!

The work of motherhood is never done. Not that I’m complaining. I love being a mom. It is my most important job. Nevertheless, it is non-stop and when you are a single mother the intensity of the task at hand rises exponentially. Married mom’s, who’s husband’s travel, or are workaholics, think they know what it’s like to be a single mother. But, until you actually experience the 24/7 juggling act, you can’t really understand....more

How to Make Mother's Day Special for Single Moms

Mother’s Day can be especially trying for newly single moms. Now that you are on your own it can seem just like any other day But it doesn’t have to be. Here are some fun ways to make it special.1. Do something you and your kids enjoy.When my children were younger we would each pick our favorite activity and write them on a slip of paper.  I made sure all the choices were something that was relaxing and fun for everyone. We’d put them in a grab bag. Then I got to draw the winning activity....more

Single Mom Tax Season Time Savers

When you are a child the month of April is all about the beautiful rain showers in anticipation of sprouting flowers. As an adult this month means tax filings and financial belt tightening. For single moms it can be stressful getting organized for your accountant and a nail biter anticipating whether you’ll be receiving or writing a check to Mr. I.R.S. To help ease the season I’ve come up with a few tips to allay the angst. ...more

Celebrating Single Parenthood

Being a single parent definitely has it's inherent challenges. There is also great joy and satisfaction. Plus today is a special day set aside just for us. March 21 is National Single Parents Day. So, for all the mom's and dad's out there that are making strides to raise great kids in single parent households here are 5 good reasons to celebrate!1. You don’t have to compromise rules...more

No Stress Spring Break for Single Moms

Spring Break is days away and if you don’t have a family trip planned the sights and sounds in your household are going to be reminiscent of summer. "Mom what are we doing? Then what? and then?!! You know what I'm talking about. As a busy single mom you are going to need to find ways to keep young ones occupied for a solid 10 days.  Here are a few tips for fun daylong activities....more

Why Obamcare gets an “F” from this Single Mom

Watching Covered California Unfold...more

I Did – But Now I Don’t - Mr. Valentines

It's that time of the year again, Valentine’s Day. It is the most treacherous season for single moms. It seems that no matter where you turn, everything has shifted into a heart-like shape. (Have you seen the recent commercial where even the camera lens has morphed into a heart?!) ...more

Single Moms Valentines is a Stupid Cupid Holiday Anyway!

      At the start of my single mommyhood, February 14th  was that dreaded day when I felt like an absolute less than. I was the loser, with my pint-sized mini-me's, in tow, walking the world with the proverbial forefinger and thumb “L” tattooed on my forehead. The truth is even when I was a happily married mom, (well maybe not so happily at the end), but married nonetheless, Valentines Day was one of my least favorite holidays. It always seemed so forced and contrived.  ...more