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Being a solo parent might have come to you unexpectedly or it may be what you have always planned. Even the most resourceful parent may find themselves in need of support, ideas, and resources. No matter the circumstances, this is the right place to find everything you need to be an outstanding solo parent. Host Robbin Rockett brings on a different guest each week to discuss all the aspects of being a single parent. You may be solo in your parenting role, but you are not alone. Listen to the show each week to find refreshing new ideas, hear stories of other solo parents, and connect with the community that is here to support you! Get tips and resources to help you thrive as a single parent at http:/
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Feb 23, 2017

If you're unsure about dating as a single parent, or how to introduce a new partner to your kids, listen in and find out from today's guest, Nettie Reynolds, how single, yet supportive co- parenting has really worked for her and her partner.

Nettie, a positive and supporting person with integrity and courage, is a storyteller, a performer, a Hospital Chaplain and the single mom of two young adults. Listen in today and discover how she has managed to incorporate her partner into her life with her kids successfully and in a truly unique way- perhaps a way that could work for you too.


Today, Nettie talks to Robbin about:


  • Her transition from being married to being a single mom.
  • Her rationale behind her crazy trip with her kids to the Grand Canyon to bury her wedding ring.
  • How she learned that no matter what you do, as long as you're safe and productive, it's going to be okay.
  • Her use of the word 'transition' rather than the word 'divorce' and the positive effect that it had on her kids.
  • When and how she introduced dating into her single parent life.
  • How she went about introducing her new sweetheart to her kids.
  • How she and her sweetheart helped each other to get up and get going, when things got tough.
  • How she and her sweetheart have approached the integration of their two families, without co-habitation.
  • The importance of not being defined by your gender, as a single parent.
  • How their decision not to blend their families has taken a lot of the pressure off.
  • Why it is important for you to date, as a single parent.
  • How she coped during her early transition, with the help of pajama- jeans and long lasting lipstick.



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Nettie recommends: Listen To Your Mother on Youtube.

Feb 16, 2017

When it comes to navigating life, we could all use a little assistance. Being a single parent is difficult, and it’s reassuring to know you’re not the only one making monumental decisions for yourself and your children. Introducing dating into the mix can also make your life a little more complex. Dating as a single parent is something we will probably all face at some point, so we wanted to give you some great advice to help you steer clear of the pitfalls of dating again! Stay tuned to hear some authentic, honest, and helpful advice from hardworking, single mom, Katy Olds, with your host, Dr. Robbin Rockett. 


Listen as Katy also discusses:


  • Challenges of becoming a newly single parent 
  • Strategizing how to meet people
  • When is it too early to put yourself out there 
  • Don’t bury the fact that you’re a parent out of embarrassment 
  • Appreciate the new, available opportunities 
  • Taking time to decide if you’re ready to date 
  • Finding validation in yourself 
  • Arranging dates and minimizing electronic communication 
  • Deciding your boundaries and requirements 
  • Being honest about your circumstances
Feb 9, 2017

Parenting is difficult no matter the situation and transitioning into being a single parent can be scary. You have to completely reestablish and build not only your life and social circle but yourself. If you’re struggling with making a decision about dating, or simply want to hear another point of view, tune in while your host, Robbin Rockett, collects some helpful tips and tricks from single mom, Dr. Jill Gross. 


  • The process of online dating as perfected by Jill
  • The importance of knowing what you want and don’t want 
  • Setting up values and enforcing them 
  • Always be truthful and know the audience you're appealing to 
  • Be sure to express yourself and not to advertise something meaningless 
  • Online dating is just an introductory 
  • Someone who’s serious about a relationship will want to keep the virtual communication to a minimum 
  • It’s easier to communicate through a screen and the internet can be deceiving 
  • The importance of being honest and cutting off relationships if necessary 
  • Focusing on how that person makes you feel and the atmosphere they give off 
  • Focusing on the present in the relationship
  • Getting to know someone takes time 

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Feb 2, 2017

If you're a recently divorced parent and unsure if you're ready to begin dating, or if you'd like to find out how to know when the time is right, listen in to today's show and find out from the guest speaker, Jill Gross, what you can do to ensure that you're well prepared for meeting a possible new partner.


Jill is a psychologist, living in Seattle and she's the single mom of two kids, aged 12 and 14. She has been divorced for about eight years and during that time, she developed a system, which is effective when it comes to playing the dating game. Jill should know, as she found herself a new partner that way and they have been together for the last three years. Join Robbin and Jill today, for the first half of a two-part series about dating and being a single parent and find out how to know when you're ready to date.


Today, Jill and Robbin discuss:


  • Some sound advice for single moms and dads, about where to start with the dating game.
  • How Jill relates to the problems experienced by single parents.
  • Dealing with the grief of divorce when dating.
  • The HOW to do it- Honesty  Openness and Willingness to try. (Melody Beattie)
  • Dating from a place of adding value, rather than filling a void. 
  • The end of a marriage can feel like a death and it often requires mourning to come to terms with it.  
  • Why it can take you a couple of years to work out your 'stuff' after your marriage ends.
  • Using support or interest groups to be with people who are going through the same thing as you are.  
  • Getting out of your comfort zone and trying something new, something that scares you a little, even.          




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