ARTICLES RELATING TO SINGLE PARENTING

How single parents can stretch their money and raise financially savvy kids

2019-09-28 14:30

Even heroes need a little help sometimes, especially when it comes to managing on a single income, says says Old Mutual's Strategic Retail Marketing Manager Karabo Ramookho.

"Men in South Africa get no real support": A dad's story about his life as a single parent, fighting for his kids

2019-04-18 12:33

"I have found so many dads trying to get to their kids, wanting to support the kids, trying to be part of their lives... however the legal system seems to be biased."

A day in the life of a single mom

2019-04-10 16:18

Two moms take us through the day-to-day reality of what it means to be a single mom, and provide some insightful advice for other single parents too.

School fee exemptions made easier for single parents

2018-12-04 10:56

Being a single parent can be rather tough, but the new Supreme Court of Appeal ruling that single parents may have their application for exemption of school fees assessed on their own financial situation, and not on their and their child's other parent's combined income, could be of some help.

Single dad transforms into Spider-Man to help autistic son

2018-06-18 15:33

A dad has found the perfect way to help his autistic son calm down by transforming into a superhero.

Can single moms have balance?

2017-12-21 12:43

Can working moms juggle career and family and still find time for themselves? Finding balance needn’t be a dream.

This photographer captured just how exhausting parenting actually is!

2017-11-03 15:00

Danielle Guenther, a mom and photographer, captured exactly what parenting is like in her series Best Case Scenario and we've never related to anything more!

How moms and sisters can push new moms to work longer hours

2017-10-03 12:40

Turns out, every choice you make as a working mom has already been made for you by family and friends, and you have no idea it's happening.

"I might be a bad mom, but I have a sweet, smart, well-mannered child"

2017-08-18 15:26

Wheels24’s Janine Van der Post shares a shocking truth: She doesn’t have a set routine with her toddler. But, that doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing.

Expectations around childcare are holding women back

2017-03-09 14:01

Mothers in the work place often get the short end of the stick.

 

"This is the painful truth in our country": One dad's letter about the lack of support men get has resonated with many fathers across SA

2019-04-25 08:58

“I could write a book on how the system in SA has always screwed the father in the best interest of the mother not the child.” Parents comment on custody battles, the justice system and the lack of support dads seem to get in South Africa.

"I am a 47-year-old divorced mom of two boys and a rescue puppy – this is what a "normal day" looks like for me"

2019-04-15 11:37

By the time you wake the kids up in the morning, you've already done several tasks – it feels like you've lived through a full day. Because as a single, working mom, parenting is something else entirely.

Solo moms: When dad works far away

2019-02-14 14:46

Parenthood is hard, full-stop. But, what if you find yourself in a long-distance relationship with a child involved? Relationship psychologist weighs in...

"My father refuses to be a part of my life, and it's like I died inside"

2018-08-13 17:05

We received a heart-felt letter from a 41-year-old mother who explains the detrimental effect her father's cold manner towards her has had on her.

Morning chaos and a single mom

2018-06-14 11:03

Nothing can prepare you for the highs, the lows and out of this world experience that is motherhood. Here is what a typical Wednesday morning is like for one single mother.

Working mom receives encouraging words from 8-year-old daughter

2017-11-23 16:09

“Those notes scribbled in crayon were just what I needed that day.”

ICYMI: Check out our top parenting stories of the week

2017-10-07 12:27

Cool birthday party ideas, viral videos, beautiful pictures and great parenting advice - check out Parent24's top stories of the week.

Juggling a career and motherhood: a Joburg scientist tells her story

2017-10-03 12:32

This working mom shares her challenges of having to balance work and motherhood, and shares a few tips on how to make it just a little easier.

Being a working mother is not bad for your children

2017-08-01 13:17

New research shows that for working mothers the benefits far outweigh the burdens.

Working moms: stop feeling guilty

2017-02-17 10:45

Do you constantly fight with yourself about whether you should be taking care of your kids or taking care of your career?

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