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Nov 13, 2017 0

Product Review: A Lounger Fit For a Celebrity Baby

Posted In: Parenting, Product Reviews, Products and Giveaways
Cupid's Pulse Article: Product Review: A Lounger Fit For a Celebrity Baby
Treat your bundle of joy to a DockATot, and be wowed by its comfort, portability, and luxe style.

By Karley Kemble

Whether you’re a first-time parent or a mother of multiple kiddos, your child deserves the same treatment as a celebrity baby. Give them the proper care they need! The DockATot is a staple for all growing babies and is loved by moms everywhere, and has been called “A blessing for baby and parents.” Celebrity moms like Kim Kardashian, and Lauren Conrad all rave about this must-have baby product! This ergonomically designed lounger will make your life easier, and will provide your little one with a safe, snug, and soothing place to kick back and relax.

If you’re looking for a product that will truly change your baby’s life, you need a DockATot lounger.

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Apr 13, 2016 0

Celebrity Baby News: Megan Fox Reveals Third Pregnancy

Posted In: Celebrity Babies, Celebrity News
Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Baby News: Megan Fox Reveals Third Pregnancy
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green with son Noah. Photo: CPR/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

By Cortney Moore

In exciting celebrity baby news, 29-year-old actress Megan Fox showed off her baby bump, effectively announcing her pregnancy, in a form fitting black dress and jacket combo at Monday’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Fox was there to promote the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel. According to People.com, Fox filmed her role in the midst of her celebrity pregnancy. Fox has not revealed details regarding if the father of her third celebrity baby is her estranged husband Brian Austin Green. Regardless, we can’t wait to see this celebrity baby and Fox’s two other children, Noah Shannon Bodhi Ransom all together!

This celebrity baby news has us scratching our heads. What are some ways to cope with an unplanned pregnancy?

…Keep reading to learn more about how to handle unplanned pregnancies.

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May 2, 2016 0

Product Review: Find Out Why Celebrity Babies Love Lorena Canals Rugs

Posted In: Parenting, Product Reviews, Products and Giveaways
Cupid's Pulse Article: Product Review: Find Out Why Celebrity Babies Love Lorena Canals Rugs
Design your baby's room with style and safety in mind with Lorena Canals Rugs!

This post is sponsored by Lorena Canals Rugs.

By Dena Linzer

Your favorite famous couples aren’t the only ones living in luxury. Their celebrity babies enjoy their cozy and stylish bedrooms just as much.  Stars like Chrissy Teigen and Kim Kardashian are head over heels for Lorena Canals rugs, both owning the Galleta. If you’re looking for some parenting advice on how to style your child’s room, add that chic and comfy look with safe and eco-friendly rugs from Lorena Canals.

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Mar 28, 2016 0

Thanks to DockATot Baby Loungers, Your Child Can Relax in Style

Posted In: Parenting, Product Reviews, Products and Giveaways
Cupid's Pulse Article: Thanks to DockATot Baby Loungers, Your Child Can Relax in Style
Take a cue from your favorite celebrity couples and their celebrity babies, and use DockATot to help your child sleep peacefully!

This post is sponsored by DockATot.

By Dena Linzer

Ever wonder how celebrity babies like to relax? Look no further than the DockATot baby lounger! If your child struggles to get comfortable during their daytime naps or even while they’re in their crib or your bed at night, this lounger will help them get the rest they need. Plus, you won’t have to worry about their safety: The ideal hygienic microclimate mimics the womb, and the lounger is 100 percent breathable.
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Jan 25, 2016 0

Celebrity Baby: One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson Welcomes First Child

Posted In: Celebrity Babies, Celebrity News
Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Baby: One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson Welcomes First Child
Louis Tomlinson. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

By Jasmine Igwegbe

As we change diapers, diapers can also change us. In the latest celebrity news, One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson is expecting a celebrity baby with L.A.-based stylist Briana Jungwirth. Fatherhood for Tomlinson was, of course, unforeseen, but luckily he is thrilled about bringing a celebrity baby into the world, according to UsMagazine.comBoth Tomlinson and Jungwirth are looking forward to partaking in this changing experience.

This celebrity baby was a surprise, but a happy one! What are some ways to cope with a surprise pregnancy?

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Jun 29, 2015 0

Bristol Palin Announces Second Celebrity Pregnancy

Posted In: Celebrity Babies, Celebrity News
Cupid's Pulse Article: Bristol Palin Announces Second Celebrity Pregnancy
Bristol Palin is expecting her second celebrity baby. Photo: LApix/FAMEFLYNET

By Katie Gray

There is another celebrity baby on board! Bristol Palin recently announced her second celebrity pregnancy. According to UsMagazine.com, Palin released a statement saying, “Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one. At the end of the day, there’s nothing I can’t do with God by my side, and I know I am fully capable of handling anything that is put in front of me with dignity and grace.”

Some celebrity pregnancies aren’t happy occasions. What are some ways to announce your unexpected pregnancy to family and friends?

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Apr 16, 2015 0

‘Sons of Anarchy’ Star Theo Rossi Is Expecting Celebrity Baby with Wife Meghan McDermott

Posted In: Celebrity Babies, Celebrity News
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Star Theo Rossi Is Expecting Celebrity Baby with Wife Meghan McDermott
Theo Rossi and Meghan McDermott are expecting a celebrity baby. Photo: Kelly Olszuk / PR Photos

By Meranda Yslas

It is celebrity baby season! UsMagazine.com confirms that Sons of Anarchy star, Theo Rossi, is expecting his first child with wife Meghan McDermott. This soon-to-be first time dad is not nervous at all, but rather he and McDermott are “really excited” about their celebrity baby news. The married celebrity couple’s baby is due in June.

There’s no lack of celebrity babies in Hollywood right now! How do you know whether to have another child with your partner?
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Apr 16, 2015 0

Hilary Duff Says She Loves Her Post-Celebrity Baby Body

Posted In: Celebrity Babies, Celebrity News
Cupid's Pulse Article: Hilary Duff Says She Loves Her Post-Celebrity Baby Body
Hilary Duff now a single celebrity mom. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

By Meranda Yslas

Two years following the birth of her son celebrity baby Luca Cruz,  Hilary Duff is loving her post-celebrity baby body, according to People.com. The actress admitted that getting back into shape wasn’t easy, and her body isn’t the same as it was before her celebrity pregnancy. “My body is never going to be what is was,” the 27 year old celeb shared. “I have stretch marks, my boobs are different- much different! And that’s fine and I’m happy with them.”

Even celebrity babies cause their moms to struggle with getting back in shape. What are three ways to get secure with your post-baby body?

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Apr 13, 2015 0

Gaiam Product Review: Stay Fit During Pregnancy with Desi Bartlett!

Posted In: Fitness/Health, Product Reviews, Products and Giveaways
Cupid's Pulse Article: Gaiam Product Review: Stay Fit During Pregnancy with Desi Bartlett!
Love advice: Learn how prenatal yoga with Desi Bartlett can benefit your relationship & love in this Gaiam product review. Photo courtesy of Gaiam.

This post is sponsored by Gaiam.

By Rebecca White

Learning how to listen to your body is of the utmost importance, especially during pregnancy. While you’re waiting for your bundle of joy to arrive, prenatal yoga will calm your mind, relax you, and build your endurance to prepare you for the journey of motherhood. To help pregnant women everywhere, Gaiam has teamed up with renowned yoga expert Desi Bartlett to create a new workout DVD called Prenatal Yoga Workout with Desi Bartlett. With our product review, find out how you can stay calm throughout your pregnancy and learn some helpful love advice for you and your honey during this time!

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Mar 26, 2015 0

‘Bachelorette’ Star Emily Maynard Enjoys Her Celebrity Pregnancy While Taking a Boat Ride with Family

Posted In: Celebrity Babies, Celebrity News, Emily Maynard - Season 8, Reality TV, The Bachelorette
Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelorette’ Star Emily Maynard Enjoys Her Celebrity Pregnancy While Taking a Boat Ride with Family
Former 'Bachelorette' Emily Maynard shares photos of her celebrity pregnancy & celebrity baby shower and showcases her relationship and love. Photos courtesy of Instagram.

By Emma L. Wells

Lucky for fans, former Bachelorette Emily Maynard is keeping the world up-to-date about her celebrity pregnancy via Instagram. Last week, the blonde beauty posted a picture of herself with husband Tyler Johnson and daughter Ricki with the caption, “Spring break on a boat.” In it, the reality TV star is glowing, and her baby bump is growing! UsMagazine.com reported that she recently celebrated her celebrity baby shower and shared a sweet photo of the gender reveal cake. Unfortunately, Maynard didn’t let out any secrets about her celebrity pregnancy, writing, “The cutest gender reveal cake I ever could’ve imagined…I’ll let you all know once I tell all our family first 🙂 Any guesses?”

This Bachelorette star is having fun during her celebrity pregnancy! What are some pre-baby activities you and your partner can do to make this time special?

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Dec 31, 2014 0

How to Celebrate the New Year with a New Baby

Posted In: Love, Relationship Advice Articles
Cupid's Pulse Article: How to Celebrate the New Year with a New Baby
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson with Maxwell. Photo: VM/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

By Courtney Omernick

You may think that all of the fun of New Year’s is over because you have a new baby in the house, but guess again! Just because your newborn is taking control of how you spend your time doesn’t mean you have to have a dull New Year’s celebration. Check out some fun ways to celebrate New Year’s with your baby in tow:

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Oct 8, 2014 0

Child Expenses After Divorce

Posted In: Hope After Divorce Articles, Relationship Experts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Child Expenses After Divorce
Mother and children. Photo: Anna Omelchenko / Bigstock.com

By Michele Sfakianos, RN, BSN for Hope After Divorce

The expenses for caring for children continue to rise, and that doesn’t make it any easier for divorced parents. Each parent attempts to keep their own household going, and at the same time, they often try to share expenses for their children. This may be court ordered or due to a mutual agreement between the parents.

Whether the divorcing couple is a celebrity couple in the public eye or a private couple, the children’s needs and welfare should be the number one priority. You must accept and embrace the reality that your children’s expenses to live will not change. They are our greatest responsibility and deserve the best care and protection we can give them, whether married or divorced. Some divorced celebrity couples, like Demi Moore and Bruce Willis and Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, seem to put their children’s best interest ahead of their own as they co-parent together.

Related Link: Ryan Phillippe Says He’s ‘ Proud’ of How He and Reese Co-Parent

Routine check-ups at both the doctor’s office and the dentist are essential for your children. One of the parents should have both medical and dental coverage on the children, as the cost of this type of preventative care out of pocket is very high. If one of your children have an emergency for either place, it can be a bill you have to pay for a very long time.

Childcare is another expense that can add up when a divorce takes place. Perhaps one of the parents was the caregiver, and now both are in the workforce. The parents should decide on a childcare provider together. It may be a licensed facility, a nanny, or even a family member. The cost of childcare should be second to the quality of care that your children are receiving.

Inevitably, there will be additional expenses for your children. Who is going to pay for school clothing and supplies? Many parents who pay child support assume that they pay enough for such items with that monthly check. Yet it may be just enough to help the family with food and shelter. You don’t want your children to go without due to lack of money.

Many children love to be involved in extracurricular activities as well. It can be sports, dance, or clubs. There will be expenses involved, including special clothing and shoes needed and even enrollment fees. Parents need to be willing to share these expenses so that their children can take part in such events.

Related Link: Helping Your Child Through Divorce

Summer is also a time when there are more expenses for children. They may want to go to swimming lessons, camping, or even to a summer camp. All of these things cost money, and someone has to pay it! Some feel the parent who makes more money should cover the cost. This is up to the parents though, as many want to do everything 50/50. Problems could arise when one parent can’t afford their share.

As you can see, there are plenty of additional expenses to consider for your children when you are divorced. Make sure you are willing to discuss these expenses with the other parent. You always want to do what’s in the best interest of your children. Bottom line: Get as much in writing as you can when it comes to who will cover expenses. This way, everyone involved knows what to plan for.

For more information about Hope After Divorce, click here.

Michele Sfakianos, RN, BSN, is a Registered Nurse, Life Skills Expert, Speaker and Award Winning Author. She is the owner of Open Pages Publishing, which includes her series of “The 4-1-1” books on Life Skills, Step Parenting, and Surviving Teenhood. Michele is a contributing expert for HopeAfterDivorce.org, DivorceSupportCenter.com, FamilyShare.com, and CupidsPulse.com.

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Oct 8, 2014 0

You and Your Significant Other Can’t Have Kids: Should You Adopt?

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Cupid's Pulse Article: You and Your Significant Other Can’t Have Kids: Should You Adopt?
Adoption. Photo: lyricsaima / Bigstock.com

By Courtney Omernick

Making the decision to have children is definitely one that takes some thought. But, if you can’t have children the natural way, the adoption process is a whole different thing to think about. Should you or shouldn’t you adopt? Hopefully, Cupid’s advice below will help make the decision process easier:

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Jul 2, 2014 0

Helping Your Child Through a Divorce

Posted In: Hope After Divorce Articles, Relationship Experts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Helping Your Child Through a Divorce
Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston. Photo: M Van Niedek / PR Photos

By Patricia Bubash, M.ed, LPC for Hope After Divorce

In spite of the naysayers who were telling me to not bother spending money to see Jersey Boys, I decided to go see the matinee (it was cheaper, of course). And I was glad that I ignored the unfavorable critics.  I thought it was an excellent movie: good acting, touching story of poor boys making it big, and music that had everyone clapping, tapping their feet, and enjoying songs from their youth.  I anticipate seeing it at least another two times and even buying the DVD when it comes out.

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Jun 4, 2014 0

Co-Parenting Teenagers in the Summertime

Posted In: Love, Relationship Experts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Co-Parenting Teenagers in the Summertime

By Lisa LaBelle

Co-parenting and planning summer visitation with teenagers can be challenging and emotionally draining. Hopefully, plans can be worked out peacefully with your ex-spouse — consider Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe for a celebrity example — but there are many who are not so fortunate. The error comes when parents choose to not give their teenagers a voice in planning their time. They don’t stop to think about the consequences that occur when their teenagers aren’t able to participate in activities and events that are important to them, through no fault of their own.

The solutions are simple. Here are some tips to help with co-parenting during your teenager’s summer plans:

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May 21, 2014 0

10 Date Ideas for the Married Couple with Kids

Posted In: Love, Relationship Advice Articles
Cupid's Pulse Article: 10 Date Ideas for the Married Couple with Kids
Mother and children. Photo: Anna Omelchenko / Bigstock.com

By Sanetra Richards

Finding time to go out on dates with your spouse can be difficult. The both of you may have hectic work schedules that always seem to get in the way. And it is not just the two of you … the kids are also in the equation! No matter how hard you may try, planned or spontaneous dates rarely ever happen. Even if you do actually go out, you constantly find yourself worrying about the kids – is the babysitter reliable, what they are doing, and should you hurry back home. Well, fret no more! Cupid has 10 suggestions to help you and your spouse get away from your routine and schedule some date time for each other:

1. Every day alone time: Who says you can’t have a date every day of the week? Believe it or not, it’s possible! Join your partner in something that is a part of their daily routine, whether that means an early morning workout or late evening planning session. Quality time with your partner can make a huge difference, especially if you are doing something that brings you together at the start of each day and/or at the very end. Maybe even put the kids to sleep at an earlier time just to have that hour or so to wind down together.

2. Weekend getaways: A short vacation is not only what you may need individually, but also as couple. Work can definitely become overwhelming and you just want a day (or two, maybe three) to sit back and enjoy each other’s company, without the pressure and stress of work interfering. A trip to a cabin or a resort sounds nice, right?

Related Link: Date Idea: Spice Things Up

3. Amusement park: Married couples tend to become accustomed to the the following routine: work, kids, sleep, repeat. Sometimes it’s easy to forget what fun feels like. An amusement park is a great place to channel your inner child. Take your spouse on a date to a nearby theme park – enjoy the roller coasters, attractions and games, but most importantly don’t forget to laugh!

4. Dance night: What better way to show off your moves than dancing? Schedule a night for dancing it up at your local club. Try something as sassy as salsa or as precise as square dancing. The goal in all of this is to simply have fun.

5. Fishing: Envision a nice day out by the lake, relaxing in a chair, with a fishing rod in the water awaiting a tug. Hardly any disruptions besides the noises of nature and sound of the water. You and your spouse will temporarily be worry-free.

Related Link: Date Idea: Hot or Cold Night

6. Park picnic: One of the most classic (romantic) dates of all time is a picnic in the park. Create a basket full of you and your partner’s favorites, maybe take an activity you will enjoy (frisbee, kites, etc), and voilà! Maybe even consider bringing the kids along and making it a family day.

7. Pick a hobby: Choose an activity that the both of you love to do together. Perhaps yard work, such as gardening or mowing, is therapeutic – use this as a bonding experience and call it a date!

8. Pamper & Polish: Every once in a while, your sweetheart deserves a little TLC (tender, love, and care). Why not be the one to give it to them? Schedule him/her a session at a local spa or create your own at-home spa. If you would rather channel your inner romantic and set up your own spa, here are a few tips: make sure the environment is set nicely – well-lit and scented, relaxing music, and full of peacefulness.  Then, give them the best massage they could possibly imagine (with the help of your favorite scented oil). They will appreciate the thought and touch.

Related Link: Date Idea: Be a “Cheap” Date

9. Comedy show: Laughter is good for the soul, right? Search for tickets to your favorite comedian’s show and ask your honey to join you for the night. Get a few laughs in while enjoying the evening.

10. Road trip: Hop in the car and GO! A road trip entails lots of jokes along the way, singing songs on the radio, sightseeing, etc. Make a day out of it – travel down the roads with the most scenery. Take photos to capture the memories and most importantly, enjoy the ride.

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May 16, 2014 0

Cupid’s Weekly Round-Up: Being a Better Parent

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Cupid’s Weekly Round-Up: Being a Better Parent
Couple getting ready for work. Photo: Wavebreak Media Ltd / Bigstock.com

By Shannon Seibert

Being a parent is the hardest job out there. There isn’t a rule book that gives explicit instructions, and there isn’t a how-to guide for every experience your child will go through. It’s tough, but it’s a blessing. With that thought in mind, we’ve pulled together five articles from our partners to instill confidence in your parenting skills:

1. There is no such thing as perfect: If there were a dictionary for parenting vocabulary, the word “perfect” wouldn’t be found on a single page. Don’t stress about being the perfect role model who always makes the right decisions and says the right things. One important lesson for children to learn is that it’s okay to make mistakes. Rosie Pope embraces this idea and calls herself “a work in progress!” (CelebrityBabyScoop.com)

2. Yelling doesn’t always work: They pull your hair, bring dirt into the house, and rub mysterious substances all over your pristine white walls, and you wonder how you’ll get through the day without a meltdown. Patience is a virtue that kids enjoy to test. Instead of yelling at your children when they begin pushing your buttons, here are three things to try to avoid raising your voice. (GalTime.com)

3. A strong relationship is positive encouragement: Kids learn by example. By having a loving relationship with your significant other, it will stimulate positive life-learning for your children. Avoid having major confrontations in front of your children. In turn, your kids will be more likely to have caring relationships of their own as they grow older. (YourTango.com)

4. Teach your kids to love learning: Education is such a beautiful gift to give to a child. Inspire your kids to want to learn more about the world. Read books aloud, help with their homework, and teach them to ask questions. But don’t allow them to rely on you as their only resource. Encourage them to acquire knowledge independently, making the information more meaningful. (GalTime.com)

5. A healthy lifestyle can bring the family together: It can be difficult to get your children to munch on carrots instead of chips. Get creative in the kitchen and get your family moving with group exercise to form lasting bonds with each other. Pull ideas from these tips to work on healthier living. ( YourTango.com) 

Have any tips for being a more confident parent? Tell us in the comments below!

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Apr 9, 2014 1

To Move or Not to Move? Why This Decision Is Tough on Kids

Posted In: Hope After Divorce Articles, Love, Relationship Experts
Cupid's Pulse Article: To Move or Not to Move? Why This Decision Is Tough on Kids
Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow. Photo: Solarpix / PR Photos; Andrew Evans / PR Photos

By Michele Sfakianos, RN, BSN for Hope After Divorce

Divorce is one of those life events that forces huge changes in your life, whether you like it or not. During a divorce, a decision will need to be made on living arrangements. Let the court decide who needs to move out and what will happen with the home. Sometimes, one spouse will offer to move out but wants their part of the equity in the house. The partner who stays put may have to put it up for sale in order to pay the other partner unless they can refinance, thus adding the amount of equity onto the mortgage.

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Mar 26, 2014 2

Hang Tough – You’ll Get Through It

Posted In: Hope After Divorce Articles, Love, Relationship Experts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Hang Tough – You’ll Get Through It
Couple missing each other. Photo: Wavebreak Media Ltd / Bigstock.com

By Janeen Diamond for Hope After Divorce

“When depression sets in, bring on the sugar! Right?”  

I don’t know about you, but for me, the winter months are often the hardest to get through. Sometimes, it feels like all I can do is grit my teeth and survive! The snow falls, which is great the first several times, but then it starts to get annoying. The sun rarely shines because of the inversion, and, no matter what I do, I’m freezing all the time.
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Feb 20, 2014 7

Single in Stilettos Show: Best Dating Tips for Single Moms

Posted In: Dating Advice Videos, Single in Stilettos Shows Articles, Videos

In this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to author and lifestyle expert Kerri Zane about dating as a single mom. Zane knows from personal experience just how hard it can be for single moms to enter the dating world. In 2001, her 12-year marriage fell apart, leaving her feeling scared and unsure about the future. During her post-divorce journey, she learned how to forgive herself, how to listen to her intuition, and how to embrace her power to make her own choices.

Related Link: Would You Date a Single Parent?

Now, Zane wants you to live happily ever after too. In this video interview, she answers questions like: When is the right time to start dating again? How do you balance dating and parenthood? How do you tell a new guy that you have kids? And how do you handle men who don’t want to date single moms?

For more information about Single in Stilettos shows, click here.

For more videos from CupidsPulse.com, check out our YouTube channel.

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Feb 19, 2014 1

How to Date when You’re a Single Parent

Posted In: Love, Relationship Advice Articles
Cupid's Pulse Article: How to Date when You’re a Single Parent
Mother and children. Photo: Anna Omelchenko / Bigstock.com

By April Littleton

Being a single parent has its challenges – especially when it comes to dating. When you’re raising children on your own or co-parenting, getting back into the dating pool is hard. You’re not sure how your kids will adapt to someone new hanging around. Plus, is it even worth it to try to give your heart to someone else? Cupid has some tips:

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Feb 12, 2014 1

Making the Most Of Valentine’s Day Even If You’re Unhappy

Posted In: Hope After Divorce Articles, Love, Relationship Experts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Making the Most Of Valentine’s Day Even If You’re Unhappy
Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie. Photo: Bob Charlotte / PR Photos

By Michele Sfakianos, RN, BSN for Hope After Divorce

unhappy valentine’s day? it doesn’t have to be

After a divorce, many holidays can be depressing, and Valentine’s Day can be the most depressing of all. The media promotes this day for lovers, and those not in a relationship — or just getting out of one — may feel left out. The holiday can also leave you feeling as if something’s wrong with you because you don’t have someone special to share it with. But don’t worry — you can still have a happy Valentine’s Day!

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Feb 6, 2014 2

Top 3 Non-Negotiable Questions You Need to Think About Before Filing for Divorce

Posted In: Guest Posts, Love, Relationship Advice Articles
Cupid's Pulse Article: Top 3 Non-Negotiable Questions You Need to Think About Before Filing for Divorce
What to consider before filing for divorce. Photo: CandyBox Images / Bigstock.

By Mark Baer

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Some married couples live together with their children. When those children grow up and move out of their parents’ home, does that mean that they are no longer a family? Some married couples with children don’t live together because of their work commitments and for other such reasons. Does that make them any less of a family? Religious beliefs aside, some couples such as Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have children together, but were never married. Aren’t they still a family? Married couples with children sometimes divorce. Does that mean that they are no longer a family? If you think about it, the nature of their relationship changed from being married with children to being unmarried with children. I’m afraid that when a couple has children together, their marital status does not control their status as a family.

Many may define a “perfect” family as one in which the parents are married and in love with each other. I opted to use the word “perfect” because that was the term and definition used by a minor child of divorce, who was interviewed in a documentary film by Ellen Bruno titled “SPLIT.” While his family may not be “perfect,” as defined by him, I promise you he still considers it a family.

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Jan 31, 2014 1

Cupid’s Weekly Round-Up: Staying Warm With Family

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Cupid’s Weekly Round-Up: Staying Warm With Family
Summer day. Photo: kalim / Bigstock.com

By Maria Darbenzio

With temperatures remaining on the low end of the thermometer, it’s easy to want to stay snuggled by the fire drinking hot cocoa. Although that sounds like a pretty great way to spend your day and night, it’s smart to have some other ideas to help you stay warm with your loved ones this winter. Take a look through these articles from our partners for some great suggestions:

1. Take a trip: If the weather is getting to you and you’ve just about had enough, take a break from the cold winter air. Considering how busy you are between work and family, you deserve a vacation! Try somewhere warm where you can bask in the sun while your children play in the sand. Check out these famous families that have been doing just that. (CelebrityBabyScoop.com)

2. Be careful: You’re off to the beach and ready to spend your day soaking up the sun. Even though Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, not everything has to be red. So make sure to keep your skin and eyes healthy by lathering on that sunscreen and wearing your shades. (GalTime.com)

3. Arrange your gear: If you can’t take a trip to somewhere hot, be sure to bundle up before going outdoors. Stay organized this season by keeping all of your cold weather gear sorted neatly. The last thing you want is to be headed out the door in a rush with only one glove. (GalTime.com)

4. Stay happy: No matter what your plans are, spend each moment with your family in pure happiness. Let them know how much they mean to you. Taking time to have fun and get away from a hectic schedule is the perfect way to spend this winter, whether it be in your own backyard or on a sunny beach somewhere. (YourTango.com)

5. Appreciate the little things: Eric Micha’el Leventhal once said, “There is no greater treasure in this world than somebody who loves you as you are.” Learn to fully appreciate where you are in life and celebrate your relationships. Check out some of these other awesome quotes about gratitude. (YourTango.com)

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