Tithe Your Time

Tithe Your Time

I’ve often said there are two things single parents are short on: time and money. Somehow though, a single father or single mother has an uncanny ability to make dollars stretch further and find a way to do the work of two people in half the time. True as that may be,...
Christmas, Single Parents, and Immanuel

Christmas, Single Parents, and Immanuel

Christmas. Many of us think of it as a time of celebration of our Lord’s birth; a time of joy, creating and reliving childhood memories; music, family, food, and holiday cheer. This is the one season that seems almost magical- the most wonderful time of the year. For...
Preparing the Lone Traveler: Tips for Planning Your Solo Vacation

Preparing the Lone Traveler: Tips for Planning Your Solo Vacation

Imagine a trip unhindered by the plans and expectations of someone else. You can be your own travel guide and decide where you want to go and when you want to explore. Traveling alone can help your mental health or teach you things about yourself you wouldn’t learn...
Traditions as a Single Parent

Traditions as a Single Parent

Traditions: they mean something in a child’s life. Whether it’s an annual celebration, a special day of the week, or something that is just between you and your child, traditions have the ability to bring our sons and daughters back to a time in their life they can...
Single Dad, You Can Still Be “Dad”!

Single Dad, You Can Still Be “Dad”!

Single dad doesn’t always mean you will have your kids full time—and even if you are their primary caregiver, there are still bound to be times when you are apart from each other for longer periods of time. I once had a new single father describe being away from his...
My Stuff Stays Here! When to Let Your Child Bring Possessions to the Other Home

My Stuff Stays Here! When to Let Your Child Bring Possessions to the Other Home

              Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. —Colossians 3:21 It can be frustrating as a single parent to use your limited resources to provide for your child’s needs—only to have certain items go over to the other parent’s...