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What is Single Parent Gossip?
Single Parent Gossip is the brainchild of Lisa Nickeas Hernandez and Wolfgang Gruener. The site was born from the idea to support single parents and provide practical peer-to-peer advice on all those big and little challenges single parents face everyday. We created Single Parent Gossip to make the often difficult life of single parents just a bit easier and help you keep a positive attitude to tackle your daily challenges.
On Single Parent Gossip, you can connect with other single parents, stay up to date on single parent and divorce or custody news, educate yourself on general topics such as legal and tax issues, helpful technology and simple green ideas for a single parent household, as well as practical tips such as great weekend activities. We are constantly expanding our topic range and want to touch every aspect of the single parent life.
Be patient with us, we are just learning how to build this site. Of course we hope that we offer answers and support right away, but we know that we will miss here and there. And if you believe we are off track, just send us a note and we will do our best to improve Single Parent Gossip. And if you want to go one step further, don’t hesitate to let us know if you want to become an active contributor to this site.
Lisa Nickeas Hernandez
Single Mom and Founder
If you are a single mom, then you already know a lot about me. My days are filled raising my two amazing children full time. My nights are filled working as a nurse. Like so many other single parents, I had no choice but to learn how to deal with the daily struggles of being, let’s face it, alone. Occasionally I wish I had a few more hands and a few more hours available in a day.
As a single parent, you constantly educate yourself and you learn to master a pretty complicated life that is often filled with huge challenges. But so many times you face questions that have no answers. There are countless concerns that keep you awake at night. And even if you can afford professional advice, it may not always be what you are looking for.
You can turn to your family, friends and even the Internet looking for answers, but I could not always find the advice to solve my problems. This was my inspiration to create this website with Wolfgang. I wanted a place for people like me to share their stories and thoughts. A place where single parents know they can get answers and practical advice from other single parents. A place you feel comfortable coming back to.
In short: A place you enjoy being a part of. Single Parent Gossip can be that place.
Single Dad and Editor
I met Lisa during my divorce process and learned how important it is to connect with people who have gone through a similar experience.
I really never anticipated that I would be caught up in a divorce one day. But here I was, clueless where to find the information I needed for the new life that was ahead of me. Becoming a single parent – I have three children who I care for half of the time – has been the most dramatic change in my life, creating new challenges at a fast pace. I have adjusted, I am constantly learning and I want to pass on my experiences to other single parents in the same way I have received advice from amazing single parents I have met especially over the past few months.
Lisa and I want Single Parent Gossip to be an approachable, entertaining and useful parenting destination that reflects the unwavering dedication to children shown by single parents every day. We won’t solve your custody battle for you, but we will do our best to make your every day life easier and more enjoyable with tips, news, sharing of experiences and lots of stories from other single parents as well as parenting experts.
The result of our idea is in front of you and we have a sheer endless list of plans to expand this site with much more information and services that Lisa and I believe will enrich your life. Become part of our community and help us build a place with support, advice and a strong voice for single parents!
Shannon is a twenty five year old blogger from Toronto, Canada, and a single mother to a delightful eight year old girl. Check out her Lifecast on Single Parent Gossip!
Natalie is is the founder of Empty Nest Support Services. When her daughter was a senior in high school, she realized that as a soon-to-be “empty nester,” she would be undergoing a major life shift. Not wanting to confront this transition alone nor have her many friends face this abyss without strong support, she created a support services group, which quickly grew into a new career and an exciting full-time business. Natalie has been featured in Time Magazine, Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, Better Homes and Gardens, LA Times, ABC, and more. You can reach her at emptynestsupport.com.
Dr. Debra Condren
Debra Condren, Ph.D., interviewed 500 women for her book, Ambition Is Not A Dirty Word: A Woman’s Guide To Earning Her Worth and Achieving Her Dreams (Broadway Books). Debra is a psychologist, speaker, business and executive coach and career adviser, and is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Business Alliance. She received a U.S. Small Business Administration’s “Women In Business Advocate of the Year” award in 2000. She is currently interviewing women for her new book, Ambition Is The Best Revenge: For Women Like Us Who’ve Been To Hell and Back. Her client roster includes a diverse list of Fortune 500 companies, and a wide array of entrepreneurs, executives, professionals, and students between the ages of sixteen and sixty. Debra’s advice has been featured in major media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, BusinessWeek, CNN, ABC’s Nightline, Fox National News, and NPR’s Morning Edition. She lives in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, son, and stepson. Contact her at AmbitionIsNotADirtyWord.com.
Carolyn Dean MD ND, is the Medical Director of the Nutritional Magnesium Association. She is known as ” The Doctor of the Future” and is not only a medical doctor, but also a naturopath, herbalist and acupuncturist. She has authored 16 books including The Yeast Connection and Women’s Health, IBS for Dummies and The Magnesium Miracle. Radio, TV and magazines interview her regularly — including ABC, NBC and CBS and she has been quoted in many media articles including The New York Post, Women’s World, and FIRST for Women and she has many years of experience working with prenatal care, pregnancy issues and nutrition and is available for interview or email questions and articles on the subject of Pregnancy/Parenting Tips. She has had the privilege of being a foster mom and those “children” now have children.
Steve Garrison is a single dad of three children and an author, living in suburban Madison, Wisconsin. His life story mirrors that of many Americans. He made some poor decisions in his life, suffered emotionally and financially. Each time, he picked himself back up and tried again to make life better for himself and his children. His latest book, The Five Secrets from Oz, explores the endless possibilities that await those seeking a life change. Garrison has stayed true to his desire to want to help others and believes this book appeals to all individuals wanting to better their lives. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Kathryn is a Certified Public Accountant providing Single Parent Gossip readers with tax and financial advice. Her experience reaches from building personal wealth to establishing corporate structures relating to tax law. Her passion for law and her dedication to children and assisting individuals and families in complicated tax and financial matters have led us to her and we are glad that we can offer her practical and easy to understand advice to our readers. You can reach Kathryn at stonhedgeconsulting.com.
Samantha Rose Hunt
Samantha is a published journalist. Having been in both print and on the web. Working for TGDaily.com as well as APC Magazine she loves to be deep within anything tech.
Samantha is the PR whiz at Single Parent Gossip and also authors the column Simply Green following her passion of simplifying your life with easy green technology and products.
Living in Chattanooga, Tennesee, Samantha’s new hobbies are hiking, kayaking, outdoor sports, and renovating her home green. She is versed in interiors and blogs everything. She enjoys an intense blog following and has a unique ability to captivate an audience’s attention.
Pat McKenna is a Director of 2SAPlus Ltd, an Irish company focused on commercial IT Security, Identity Management and a href=”http://www.ChildWatch.ie”>ChildWatch.ie. While in the military, he specialized as a security analyst and later an IT Systems Administrator. He is proficient as a programmer with experience of languages such as assembler, C/C++, Java, C#, PHP, PERL etc. He has trained many people in the IT business and was a consulting subject matter expert to CBT Systems (later SmartForce) on their training modules. He has designed and holds patents for 2 Factor Authentication identity solutions. He has completed in-depth studies into threats to children and teenagers in computing for organizations such as Barnardos Children’s Charity, and is actively running programs to educate students, parents, IT staff, etc. and consults and investigates incidents where people are under threat from predators, or where an incident involving the presence of child pornography arises. He has been married for 24 years and has four children aged 11 to 21. Ask what his hobby is and he will tell you that he works it!
As the founder of co-parenting lifestyle company, WeParent, Talibah is a Marketer by trade, a problem solver by nature and a mother by grace. She is also an unmarried co-parent navigating the path that will lead to a happy, healthy son, and a fulfilled, balanced Mama and Daddy.
Inspired by the journey she shared with her son’s father as they worked to sort through challenges in their parenting relationship, Talibah decided to build the type of resource she thought would support their efforts. And, as she shared her vision with other single, bonus and co-parents, it became clear that her family wasn’t the only one in search of help. So began a mission to facilitate a co-parenting “revolution” among African-American mothers and fathers who are living apart and parenting together.
You can reach Talibah at www.WeParent.com.
Allison Nazarian is an entrepreneur, an author, a Single Mom, a doer and a dreamer. Allison’s is an open, truthful and usually quite hilarious voice both in her professional and personal worlds (which collide constantly).
Professionally, Allison is a marketing and writing coach and consultant. This means, simply, that she works with other entrepreneurs and business people to write better so they can sell more. Allison is a speaker on these topics, as well as on social media (twitter, in particular), working mom issues and the single life. She is also the author of Copywriting 101 for Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs, Coaches and Consultants and the soon-to-be-published 1 Minute Copywriter.
On the personal front, Allison, who is newly single (more on that in her Lifecast!), has also recently discovered (or remembered) that she is a lot of fun. Life has become more interesting for her and those who know and love her (which you will!) since she decided to be totally honest, open and truthful in all that she says, does or writes — even the stuff that isn’t so pretty or flattering.
Allison, who holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. from Columbia University’s School of Journalism, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, INC Magazine, Fortune Small Business and WomenEntrepreneur.com. You can connect with Allison professionally at AllisonNazarianUnlimited.com, through her blog at AllisonNazarian.com or on twitter with the user name @AllisonNazarian.
Angela Stalcup is a writer and speaker who explores issues of body image, beauty, and media at her blog, “The Curvy Life” www.curvylife.com. Using the filter of her own experience as a “curvy girl” in the world, she is creating new conversations about our definitions of beauty and attractiveness and is challenging the unrealistic standards of the female body so prevalent in modern media. By encouraging women to stand in the full power of their bodies and to celebrate their curves, she is pursuing her mission and passion: to help all women embrace their own beauty and to “get your curve on!”
Ellen Whitehurst believes that everyone and anyone can integrate the principles of Feng Shui into their lives while reaping the inevitable rewards of health, happiness, prosperity — the three great blessings of Feng Shui. Ellen’s unique ability to demystify the ancient principles Feng Shui makes it fast, fun and easy for anyone to achieve this ‘direct path to luck and good fortune.’ And, as a leading Feng Shui expert, holistic practitioner and active affiliate member of the American Society of Interior Designers, she has the credentials to prove it! Ellen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to contact Lisa or Wolfgang for media purposes such as interviews, we ask you to go through our PR whiz Samantha Rose. You can reach her email email@example.com or phone (323) 825 3055.
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