Before thoughts of 2012 slip into oblivion, let’s take some time to reflect on the year’s accomplishments. Specifically, let’s look at the top single parent websites. Perhaps you are new to online resources for single parents. If so, you are in for a real treat. The web abounds with helpful and encouraging support for single parents of all stages and ages, such as the following:
- http://thelifeofasinglemom.com/: Created by 2012 Rising Star Award winner Jennifer Maggio and The Life of a Single Mom Ministries (TLSM), this website abounds in supportive tools such as a resource kit for women who want to start their own small groups. You’ll also find uplifting articles, a single parent topic forum, and links to purchase Maggio’s single parenting books. Be sure to check out the link to TLSM’s newly launched Single Moms Across America Campaign, which provides conferences and other events to rejuvenate weary single moms.
- http://www.smoreforwomen.org/: Written by author and speaker Gail Showalter, SMORE for Women is a blog with a passion to "encourage single moms by inspiring them to acheive their full potential." SMORE for Women recently made it to the top of yahoo and stands for Single Moms—Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, Empowered. Sign up to receive encouraging posts, inspiring thoughts, practical advice, and information about Showalter’s speaking events. For those in the Texas area, Showalter regularly teaches single mom classes and leads a group.
- http://www.singleparentstown.com/: Run by the single parent guru, Bill McLeod, this website is a potpourri of advice from today’s leading single parent writers and speakers. In Single Parents Town, you’ll find a blog that posts expert articles, a store to purchase books such as McLeod’s Kickin’ Butt as a Single Parent, and a place to submit your own single parent story. Check out the site and sign up to receive McLeod’s online freebie, “9 Steps to Becoming A Successful Single Parent for Your Children.”
Single parenting is hard work, but you don’t have to do it in isolation. Help is available anytime at your fingertips, whether you are confined at home with the kids or taking some time to yourself on your lunch break. Using tips from the experts will help you succeed on the road of single parenting.