( – This holiday season, don’t be caught up in how much things cost. Here’s a chance to teach your children how to appreciate money, how to develop their own style and how to turn an ordinary thing into an exciting thing! Thrift store shopping. In this post, we’ll also show you how to get toys, coats and housing help for your children and your family if you’re in a financial bind.

How to Buy Awesome Clothing from the Thrift Store



Sex and the Single Mom: How to get back into the dating game


How to get back into the game.

1. Abolish Negative Dating Mindsets

Before you set out into the glorious world of dating and men, I help you face and work through the fears and negative mental scripts that you may not even know you have—but keep single moms stuck and single. With a few easy exercises, you can figure out where you are now, and unstuck yourself for good.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Black moms aint sh*t, according to “Moonlight” movie

single-black-moms-custody-moonlight-movie ( – Because Black moms ain’t shit, according to the movie, “Moonlight,” White audiences, critics and the mainstream media are raving about this crackpot film. After all, they’ve been saying this for years so “it’s about time someone made a movie about it.” There is little redeeming value in the movie and the harm it does is significant.

Sex & the Single Mom: Learning to Love Again

learning-to-love-again(Single Mom Club: – Cupid has been tracking me on a GPS for years. Six and a half years to be exact, which is exactly how long I’ve been celibate. I managed to outsmart, outwit and outlast his clever antics until recently when his upgraded bow and arrow landed directly in my heart as if it had a homing device.

While he made a direct hit to my heart, Cupid missed my head so while my heart is leaning toward allowing myself to feel and experience the love and comfort of a man, my head ain’t going for it. It’s been a pretty serious fight going on internally for me since I met “Mr. No Backing Down.” Continue reading

FREE CLOTHING for single moms and families in need

black mom with childIt’s getting cold and you’re not getting any richer. If you’re in need of clothing for you or  your children, this thread will be helpful. We’ll be adding to the list by major city as we obtain the information starting with NYC.

New York City clothing closets and thrift stores.

The greater New York City area has dozens of clothing closets and thrift stores. Centers are located in all boroughs, including Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. While some of the locations will provide free items, baby supplies, work attire, and more to low income, other centers will sell gently used items. In addition to providing clothing, some of the New York City centers will offer additional aid, such as food, shelter, or referrals to emergency assistance. If a location is not near you, or can’t meet your needs, then they can often provide referrals to other programs or local charities.

single moms school clothes at thrift storeMost of the centers rely heavily on donations from the community. Resources are always limited, and unfortunately not everyone will be able to receive free clothing or other support. Some of the items in highest demand tend to be winter coats for children, professional suits or dresses, shoes, and also assistance around the holidays. So those items will be distributed in short order. Some of the New York City thrift stores may also sell gently used furniture, cribs, or appliances. If your income is low enough, the clothing closet or thrift store may provide a voucher so you can receive the item for free. Continue reading

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Single MOM Magazine - ( Welcome to and Single Mom Magazine! Here, you’re not some stereotype or freak show. You’re not a mom seeking sympathy or someone who others need to pity. You’re just MOM! The African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Just think of as your electronic village. We want you to feel comfortable. To feel loved and special. We want to help you find ways to enjoy time with your family no matter how many hours you have to work to make it happen. We’ll help you save money. Review products that will make your life easier, alert you about great NO-STRINGS ATTACHED freebies and big discounts, share crafting ideas, help you find budget-friendly travel opportunities and more. So, welcome to the family. We’re so glad you’re here! Send us photos of you and your children. Submit questions. Submit articles. Feel free to share whatever you want regarding your family and parenting.   To share you stories with, pleas use the contact form below:

FREEBIES: National Fried Chicken Day and beyond

Hey Moms! It’s FINALLY National Fried Chicken Day and you’re going to love it because we’ve got the full list of places to get your grub on for free or at a discount!

Boston Market: Get an Oven Crisp Chicken Meal for just $7.99

Brown’s Chicken & Pasta: While the offer isn’t specific to National Fried Chicken Day, a meal of 8 Boneless Wings, Regular Fries and a Biscuit is only $4.99

Carl’s Jr/Hardee’s: Get a spicy Chicken Sandwich with small fries and a drink for $4.00 Continue reading