Single does not mean alone

An African Proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child”. That statement refers to any child, every child, YOUR child. If that is the case, how then, as a single parent, are you expected to raise your child on your own? Single parents, take heart – you are not.

Fantasia proves dreams deferred are not denied

Barrino’s ever evolving story proves that a life interrupted by rape, illiteracy, pregnancy and single parenthood can still be put back on track. A period of struggle does not have to equate to a lifetime of failure. She has proven that a dream deferred is not a dream denied.

Get/Stay Engaged in Your Child’s Education

Guilt becomes a familiar emotion as the school year slides by with well intentioned thoughts but unfulfilled actions of being more involved this year, being more active in education, joining the PTA, joining your child on at least one field trip, volunteering for at least one book fair or bake sale, attending more athletic events, attending open house, parent teacher conferences, school board meetings and the list goes on and on. Where does one find the time to do all of this?

Raising Boys: Tip 3: Protect Your Son

As a single mother of sons, I challenge you to begin to watch television with new eyes. Pay special attention to the way men are portrayed on television these days, especially in sitcoms. You will be surprised…and not pleasantly.

Single Parent Hero: Warrick Dunn

Twelve years of helping single parents secure first time homeownership! The Warrick Dunn Foundation strives to help those who are helping themselves. I learned a long time ago that you cannot be all things to all people. However, each of us can do our part to help in some small way to make our community a better place to live. As a result of growing up in a single-parent household, I have focused my charitable efforts on helping single parent families obtain first-time homeownership. I believe that homeownership is the foundation for establishing a stable and productive family environment, an environment in which children can thrive educationally, socially and economically.  (http://www.warrickdunnfoundation.org/home.php)

Warrick Dunn is  a lot of things to a lot of people. To some, he is the Running Back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. To others, he is the Founder of the Warrick Dunn Foundation. To still others, he is the oldest of the six children of a single mother who achieved greatness despite the odds. To single parents, he is a champion and keeper of dreams. 

We will be interviewing Warrick Dunn on the SingleParent411 BlogTalk Radio Show on August 7, 2009 at 11 a.m. EST. Please send us the questions that you would like for us to ask him and we will ask him LIVE on the air. Feel free to tune in, call in or join our chat room which will be open during the show.

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Dreams Deferred Are Not Dreams Denied

It was single parenthood that introduced me to deferred dreams. Putting the needs of my children before my personal amibitions, dreams and goals was the right thing to do and for that I have no regrets. However, as my children transition from dependence to independence, I have time to revisit my personal dreams that have been deferred.