There are 13 million single parents in the United States with over 21 million children in single parent households.

Whether you are a single mother by chance or by choice, we are here to help you meet the challenges of parenting, — and all of the other issues impacting your life.

Help for Single Mothers – Knowledge is Power

As a single mother, we know the right information can turn the light on in your world and take you from surviving to thriving. We cover all the issues and pack every article and page with wisdom, resources, ideas, and real solutions to whatever life is currently bringing your way.

single motherWe’re each at a different point in our life, and our site is created to reflect the wide range of interests and needs of today’s single mom. While one parent may be searching for an education grant another mom is looking for advice for her special needs child. We cover it all.

Here are a few of the topics you’ll find useful:

  • Scholarships and Grants for Single Moms – Many single mothers have given up on their hopes of a solid education. We know that a college degree or trade school certification can greatly improve the quality of life for your single parent household and we are dedicated to providing you with the right information.

You’ll find that we have the latest scholarships and grants, complete with links and instructions. But we don’t stop there. We also take a candid and critical look at different careers you may be interested in, outlining the earning potential and providing you with the education requirements for each.

We don’t want to see you heading down a dead end path, so we lay out clear information for each career we cover. Want to see a career outlined that we don’t have in our database? Simply drop us an email and we’ll give you the details!

  • Financial Help and Programs for Single Mothers – Once in a while everyone needs a little assistance. As a single mom, where do you turn? There are more resources and financial help than you may be aware of, and we make it our mission to provide them to you. Whether it’s help with formula and diapers or finding money for your first start-up business, we are your source!

SingleMommie.com also offers our own Hope Grant, recently launched to provide $500 worth of assistance to reach single mothers at the point of their greatest need. The funds can be used to help with food, utility bills, tuition, rent, or the cost of daycare.

  • Affordable Housing for Single Mothers – Are you dealing with an income that’s too high for assistance, yet too low to enjoy the quality of life you and your child deserve? We provide you with solid tips and inside information on finding affordable housing, even without government programs or section 8 assistance.
  • Loans for Single Mothers – Whether you are looking to start up a new business venture or purchase your first home, you need to know the basics of applying for loans, what to look for and what to avoid. We also teach you how to handle your bills, access your credit report, and plan out a realistic budget.
  • Single Parent Dating – Feeling apprehensive about the single mom dating scene? Now that you have the responsibility of a child, the rules of dating have changed. That doesn’t mean you have to be a hermit. So, where do you find balance? We’ve asked our experts and have plenty of single parent dating advice for you. 
  • Child support & child custody – These are often touchy subjects. Child support and child custody issues can lead to bitterness, resentment, and brutal battles that can end up harming your child emotionally if they are dragged into the details. We take a healthy approach to child support and custody by providing resources but always suggesting that parents take the mentally and emotionally healthy road. Sometimes the answers aren’t easy, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose your peace.
  • Raising healthy and happy children in a single parent household – Without another parent to bounce ideas off of, you may wonder if you’re doing things right. There are so many decisions to make and so many questions. We regularly provide you with insightful tips, research statistics, and advice from professionals on a variety of topics that affect you and your child.

As you can see, our only mission here is to support both you and your child (or children) and help each of you reach your full potential as individuals and as a family.

Reliable Information for Single Moms

single parentIf you’ve spent any time at all searching for information or resources for single moms, you’ve most likely run into more than a few roadblocks. Some of the information found online, such as grants for single parents, can be confusing at  best. Much of the information just leads to a dead end.

This can be incredibly frustrating, especially when you are desperately in need of assistance and don’t have time to deal with false information. We promise you won’t run into this problem when visiting our site! We pride ourselves on providing up to date, credible information, advice and resources. We know your time is valuable and reliable information is vital!

Again, we warmly welcome you, and if there’s anything we can add or a topic you would like us to cover, please leave a comment and let us know. Your success as a single parent is our number one priority! We want you to thrive!

Image Credits ECohen & Ronald Sebastian on Flickr

Other Great Resources

Grants for Single Mothers: Guide to Getting Grants
If you are struggling financially as a single mom and want to break free from your current situation, a grant can be just the vehicle that takes you from point A to point B.

Housing Options Available For Single Moms That Need Help
Are you starting to get nervous about where you and your children are going live? Have you been moving from home to home and want to finally provide a stable place for you and your children?

Scholarship Opportunities to Help Pay Tuition Costs
As a single mother, you’ve got more on your plate (and on your mind) than most. Dividing your time between caring for your children, yourself, the household, and any mishaps of the day can leave you without a spare moment to research the possibility of furthering your education.

Financial Assistance Programs
As a single parent, it’s difficult to make ends meet sometimes. You may only be pulling in a half of what parents raising children together make from employment. This can make single parenting extremely difficult, which is taxing not only on you, but also your children.


Charleston, South Carolina is a beautiful city. The Victorian homes by the bay, the quant cobblestone streets, and hospitality of the residents can’t be beat.

In addition to the beauty of the city, there’s also many opportunities for individuals with a low income to succeed. The Charleston and North Charleston housing authority will soon receive $57 million in federal grants to help residents interested in the self-sufficiency programs offered.

In Charleston and North Charleston, individuals with a low income are able to seek assistance with housing costs (rent and utilities). There are approximately 1,500 residents receiving this assistance now. There are about 750 people on a waiting list.

So that residents are not utilizing the Housing Choice Voucher program forever, the cities have implemented self-sufficiency programs. Currently, there are 55 people in these programs. [continue reading…]

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You’re a single mother, so money is tight. You don’t want to be tied down to the same low income you currently have, so you want to break free and do something on your own. That makes perfect sense.

The only problem is that you don’t have thousands or even hundreds of dollars to throw into a business, even if it’s the best idea that’s ever been thought of. The good news is that you can start a business with zero investment. You just have to work a bit harder to get it off the ground. So yes, that means you shouldn’t quit your day job just yet.

Welcome to the World of Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a system that has enabled entrepreneurs to start their businesses with less money than they had ever imagined. Investors fund new businesses because they are looking for good ways to use their money that will benefit others.

It takes work, skill, and a little luck too. However, if you learn the ins and outs of it, you’ll be well on your way to collecting money for your business. [continue reading…]

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When you have child support coming in along with schedules of when dad gets the kids, and when you have to pick them up, everything can get pretty overwhelming.

Even with calendars, spreadsheets, and every other organizational tool, you may still feel as though you’re going to forget something or get something wrong. It’s a battle that almost every single parent fights after a divorce because they just have too much going on along with the emotional stress of starting a new life.

That’s why a divorced mom of a 10 year old girl decided to start a company called Ittavi, which provides software to single parents. She wanted to make a software that will help divorced single parents keep everything having to do with their children organized. [continue reading…]

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Unfortunately, many times, adoption agencies will choose a couple over a single mother when looking for someone to adopt a child. These agencies believe a two parent household has the means (financially and emotionally) to support a child better than one parent can do alone. This isn’t always the case though.

The trend of single parenthood is on the fast track, and the perception of it is finally changing. Single parents are finally starting to show skeptics they can care for adopted children just as well as couples can, and in many cases, better than they can. [continue reading…]

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Children Fare Better Than Finances after Separation

After separating from a spouse or significant other, it can be difficult to juggle all of the stressors that comes along with the split. Not only do you deal with your own emotions, but you also have to comfort your children. Along with those emotions, you have financial issues coming down the pipeline only having [...]

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