A Single Parent

October 22, 2008 at 3:33 AM 1 comment

I’m a single parent. When I read magazines I sometimes feel like nothing applies to me. Working Mother, Parenting, Child and other similar magazines don’t talk much about the single parent world. Dating is not a topic I would find there so I turn to Cosmopolitan and the likes but there are never any tips on dating when you have children. And what of the ‘step’ parent roles when a single parent does re-marry or dates someone for a long period of time. What role should the other adult play in the children’s lives?

With a full-time job, raising a child and maintaining a home, I sometimes feel I’m crazy to pursue this dream but for 12 years it’s all I’ve wanted to do, start a magazine for single parents because we are far from being alone. www.spmagazine.net is where someone can start in order to get more information. One issue was printed in the Spring of 2008 and the next issue will come out soon, hopefully with the help of a volunteer with InDesign experience. If you read this, say a prayer for me to make this a huge success! I could use all the help I can get, even if it’s spiritual.

In every issue, a story will be covered on one or more single fathers and single mothers from a variety of backgrounds (i.e. through divorce, never married, by choice, death of a spouse, same sex marriage, etc.), step parenting, going green, getting organized and more.

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  • 1. Tobie Smith  |  December 30, 2008 at 4:04 AM


    I’m a graphic designer in San Francisco, with quite a bit of catalog, travel editorial experience, but I also have been thinking about doing a similar project. I also do freelance writing and would love to contribute an article if you ever need some writing. I know there was a similar magazine that was supposed to start this year. But the press kit only had articles of wealthy Hollywood mothers and I didn’t feel it applied to me.

    Let me know if you would be open to that.

    Thanks and take care.


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