I am SO glad you found your way here. First and foremost – YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Here you will find support, encouragement, inspiration and wisdom (plus a few chuckles).
Making Lemonade The Single Parent Network is a community for single parents of all kinds, founded by a divorced single mother. When I first got divorced, I found no real resources or expert information…so I started collecting information, resources and connections I had made online. So, let’s begin this journey of not only surviving – but prospering as a single parent man or woman…
Find articles on starting a new life, parenting with a difficult ex, divorce, single parent support, single dads, finances, divorce support, dating, raising teens, step-children, children with special needs and more.
Making Lemonade was created at a time that I could not find any divorce or single parenting support. I was way over my head with feeling overwhelmed, juggling work, homework and finances, and trying to keep my sanity.
At first, I went to the internet (this was 1996 when the web was a mere newborn). I started with an AOL home page “A Day in the Life of a Single Mother“. And one day, after networking and researching my way through the internet, I bought this domain name….because “when life gives you lemons...” What do you do? I found I was always Making Lemonade. Hence the name.
I slowly built up my little plot of land on the web – and now I am my most proud. This 20-year-old cyber child of mine is in it’s finest form, and this incarnation of Making Lemonade is dedicated to my son, Sam. We basically grew up together, each of us with our challenges, changing roles and rules. We were team-mates in the world of single parenting. The relationship between a parent and child changes form all the time, but the love is always present (maybe lessened during tantrums and time outs).
I’ve been writing my entire life: from journal writing to articles, stories, lyrics, and poetry. I’ve worked for magazines in Minneapolis and again in New York. I loved it. It’s all about being creative…like the things we do when we become a single parent. I am here to make a difference in the lives of single parents and their children, it is important to me to help others and leave a legacy behind. So….Welcome to my world; welcome to something I am highly passionate about.
Take some time for yourself, relax and take a look, grab a beverage and enjoy the new and improved Making Lemonade – The Single Parent Network. Much of this content is from my book (no need to buy it now). I call this cyber baby – my Masters Degree in divorce, and single parenting ( and raising a boy to manhood). You get to basically read my journal, my cathartic ramblings, my spiritual evolution and my feelings about relationships.
Have some fun, some laughs and hopefully a few “Aha Moments”. Read articles on Raising teenagers, divorce, dating, finances, articles for single dads, moms, step-parents, parents of special needs children, grandparents… Learn tips, gain support, all while receiving a single parenting education.
You can also purchase the Making Lemonade Kindle book – by clicking on this link.
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