9 Facts About The Suburban Single Mom

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February 17th, 2020 . Jackie Pilossoph

Living life as a suburban single mom is kind of complicated. Why? Because although divorce is pretty common nowadays, being a single parent in a family oriented suburban community is still far from the norm. Not that the single mom and her kids don't...

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You Got This, Girl! 10 Single Mom Dating Tips

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November 15th, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

Jackie, I'm wondering if you can write about dating as a single mom when your ex is especially difficult.  In any divorce, when you think about dating again, you get overwhelmed, but what if you add to that worries about your ex actually trying to s...

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Isn’t It Time To Celebrate YOUR Independence?

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July 3rd, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

In what feels like a personal quest to help people appreciate your independence, instead of dread it, fear it, or be sad about it, I decided to write my Love Essentially column on the topic. I've been a single mom for 11 years now--hard to believ...

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Women Express What Being A Mother Means

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May 5th, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

I love Mother's Day, and every year we celebrate and do something fun. But honestly, I feel the privilege of being a mother every day of the year. I don't think there is a day that goes by that I don't feel immense gratitude for the two best gifts I ...

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Single Mom Says “I Am Not The Mother I Wanted To Be”

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November 13th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

I have been a single mom for 11 years. That doesn’t mean my ex doesn’t see my children. In fact, he’s played a big role in their lives. So, I’m not claiming to be this struggling, single mom who’s all alone in the world. But that said, bein...

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