Solo Parenting Resources

FINANCIAL

College Grants, Childcare Subsidies, & Government Programs/Assistance (by State) … 

https://singlemotherguide.com/

USDA Cost of Raising a Child Calculator (A tool to help estimate your annual child-related expenses) … 

https://www.cnpp.usda.gov/calculatorintro

Articles, Tips and Tricks for Frugal Living  (A VERY comprehensive website!) …

https://www.thepennyhoarder.com

LEGAL

Free Child Custody/Legal Guidance …

http://www.childfindofamerica.org/services/parent-help/

Find Legal Aid by State …

https://www.lawhelp.org/find-help/

American Bar Association Legal Referrals …

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_services/flh-home.html

HOUSING

Co-Abode: Single Mothers Sharing Housing & Supporting Each Other …

http://www.coabode.org/

Next Door: Find Housing Opportunities in Your Neighborhood …

https://nextdoor.com/

Up-to-date Housing and Rental Stats …

https://www.zillow.com/research/data/

DCA Guide to Tenants’ Rights (California) …

http://www.lapublichealth.org/eh/docs/housing/brochure/tenright.pdf

Tips to “live in a small space with kids and not go crazy”…

https://grist.org/family/2011-03-07-seven-ways-to-live-happily-with-kids-in-a-smaller-space/

HEALTH

TONS of Useful Child Health Information, Broken down by Age/Stage (from the American Academy of Pediatrics) …

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/Pages/default.aspx

Surprisingly Healthy Fast Food Options …

https://www.eatthis.com/healthy-fast-food/

Best and Worst Fast Food Meals for Kids …

https://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/best-and-worst-fast-food-kids-meals?utm_term=.uhBxz61em#.hiMVKGj0a

Mental Health Resources …

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/finding-help

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health) Programs and Centers …

https://www.samhsa.gov/programs-campaigns

MISC. PARENTING RESOURCES

Science-Based Information on Raising Children …

InfoAboutKids.org

How to Build Your Child’s Resilience (APA site) …

http://www.apa.org/topics/parenting/resilience-tip-tool.aspx

Good Tips for Selecting Educational Toys …

https://qz.com/156218/parents-are-buying-their-kids-all-the-wrong-toys/

A List of Free Things to Do with the Kids …

https://www.kiplinger.com/article/saving/T065-C011-S001-50-free-or-cheap-things-to-do-with-kids.html

(FREE) ENTERTAINMENT & INSPIRATION 

A Very Funny Website …

www.Cracked.com

The Best Podcast Ever …

https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerfulJRE/featured

Free Documentaries Online …

https://www.reddit.com/r/Documentaries/

Motivation to KEEP Hustling! Speech by Lisa Nichols …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NsykK5sAWg

RECOMMENDED READS (a list in progress…)

Where Children Sleep, by James Mollison

http://jamesmollison.com/books/where-children-sleep/

“…stories of diverse children around the world, as told through portraits and pictures of their bedrooms.”

Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids, by Kim John Payne & Lisa M. Ross

https://www.amazon.com/Simplicity-Parenting-Extraordinary-Calmer-Happier/dp/0345507983

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