For a single parent, it can seem as if work never ends. Not only do you play the role of breadwinner and sole provider, but you also play the role of caretaker and homemaker. Without a partner on board to share some of the responsibility, anything that even remotely resembles a work-life balance can seem, well, laughable.
It’s not uncommon for single parents who work outside of the home to feel guilty for having to spend time away from their children. They will often attempt to offset feelings of guilt by spending every non-working spare or “free” moment with their children.
It may not be easy, but it is possible – and necessary – to juggle everyone’s schedules and yet manage to find some time for yourself.
Here are five tips to help single parents find work-life balance:
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Meet Frankie, aka “Frankenstein.” Frankie loves to smash things, which has earned him the dubious distinction of being banned from all of the porcelain and pottery shops in town.
Can I increase my son’s life insurance coverage? Will it be difficult for him to buy coverage later in life?
Teaching teenagers how to manage their finances when they become adults is one of the most important lessons that a parent can impart.
Here are four basic lessons on money-management for teens that parents should plan to teach their teenagers early on:
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Meet “Clair the Good Witch,” short for clairvoyante. We recently heard the wind whisper that her pastimes include sweeping, casting spells, and pinning photos of homemade brews on Pinterest. Today, Clair flew in to lift the spell of confusion that’s been cast on some parents and grandparents about life insurance premiums.
The competition among college applicants is at an all-time high, causing the acceptance process to become more selective than ever. In 2015, college acceptance rates dropped to a record low of 5.05 percent. No wonder that teens are feeling the pressure to get into college!
If your teenage is starting the senior year of high school, here are some things that he or she still has time to do to stand to college admissions.