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5 Tips for Parents of New College Students Thumbnail 5 Tips for Parents of New College Students Thumbnail

I didn't get the opportunity to go away to college. It's the one thing I regret the most. Because of this I always encouraged my sons to think about out of state colleges. I wanted them to experience certain freedoms and interactions that they would not have received if they stayed nearby. Yet the one [...]

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5 Things You Can Not Control When Co-Parenting With An Ex Thumbnail 5 Things You Can Not Control When Co-Parenting With An Ex Thumbnail

It's been eight years since my divorce was finalized. Yet, I'm still learning how to co-parent with my Ex. This stage in my life, my boys' lives, didn't come with a manual. It's been a learning process. I may not have all the answers, but what I have learned is that letting go is essential [...]

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Single Mother, You Are Not Respectable | Migdalia Rivera, Latina Blogger Single Mother, You Are Not Respectable | Migdalia Rivera, Latina Blogger

Recently, while speaking to a neighbor the topic of divorce came up and I mentioned I was divorced. She seemed shocked. Her: Well that changes everything!  Me: How so? Her: I thought you were a single Mom! Being a divorced Mom makes you respectable. Growing up I often heard the chisme/gossip about the woman down [...]

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Dating After a Divorce: Who Pays? | LatinaOnaMission.com Dating After a Divorce: Who Pays? | LatinaOnaMission.com

Becky here! I'm a new LOAM writer. Just to give a little background, I'm a single Mom of two, living in NYC.  I've been single for approximately two years and recently decided to jump back into the dating world. A short time ago I met a man while traveling abroad. Actually, we met on the [...]

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I Fired My Son | latinaonamission.com I Fired My Son | latinaonamission.com

Today I fired my son. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I'm having mixed emotions. The mother in me wishes I could have given him another opportunity; however, the business woman knew there was no other way. He worked five hours. In those five hours, he worked on my social media editorial calendar, [...]

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27 Reasons Single Moms Need a Husband That Do Not Involve Sex Thumbnail 27 Reasons Single Moms Need a Husband That Do Not Involve Sex Thumbnail

This past week, I was sick. Not just sick, but sick as a dog, and in that fever induced state, I must admit I really, really wished I had a husband. After I got better, my single Mom friends and I compiled a list of 27 Reasons Single Moms Need a Husband That Do Not [...]

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5 Tips To Help Single Moms Raise Sons Thumbnail 5 Tips To Help Single Moms Raise Sons Thumbnail

As a child, I played with dolls. I had all types of dolls. Dolls that drank from a bottle, wet their diapers and called me “Mama”. They listened when I talked, sat still as I read bedtime stories and went to bed when I said they should. They never complained, rolled their eyes or sassed [...]

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Migdalia Rivera & Sons | Latina On a Mission Migdalia Rivera & Sons | Latina On a Mission

As a single mother, I have a special request of my readers. This Mother's Day, I propose each, and every reader, Adopt a Single Mother. The number of single mothers has grown tremendously. And with that growth comes the need for support. Today, almost one quarter of mothers are single mothers and the sole providers [...]

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Single Mom, Funny Parenting Anecdote | Latina On a Mission Single Mom, Funny Parenting Anecdote | Latina On a Mission

Some time ago, I posted the following on my personal Facebook page: Parenthood prepares you for the business world in ways that school can't. It teaches you to roll with the punches, manage a variety of personalities, to multitask, and think outside the box. You have to be light on your feet, quick with your [...]

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Back to School Tips for Single Mothers Thumbnail Back to School Tips for Single Mothers Thumbnail

Migdalia Rivera, Founder of Latina On a Mission, shares her personal Back to School Tips for Single Mothers. While LOAM was compensated for said post, the tips remain those of the author. With school back in session in many parts of the country, I wanted to share my "Back to School Tips for Single Mothers". [...]

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