SPAOA - Single Parents Association Of America

Yes? No? Maybe? Do Disney Movies Relate to Single Parents?

You may be wondering why we are talking about Disney Movies and their characters. You also may be thinking, this has nothing to do with being a single parent! On the contrary! They definitely relate to single parents, especially their children. Most people have different opinions about Disney movies. Whether to allow their children to watch them. Some parents say it’s too much fantasy for them, they will think life works that easy. Especially for the girls, that they will find a rich handsome man, sweep them away from the situation they are from.

Now to the part you have been wondering about how they relate to single parents.

Most of these characters, start out with being with one parent, adoptive parents or no parents at all. These stories help children understand and have something to relate to what is going on in their lives. For example the movie -- Cinderella

Cinderella loses her father, and is stuck with a person she hardly knows, her stepmother. Cinderella wants a mother figure in her life, and just wants to please her new mom to accept her as her own. She cleans the whole house for her and her sisters, she cooks for them and does every command they say. SHE JUST WANTS TO BE PART OF A FAMILY!

To keep it short, she ends up going to ball she is not allowed to go to… how many kids sneak out or do the opposite of what their parents say?! Lol. She ends up falling in love with the prince and the prince ends up falling in love with her as well, and live happily ever after.

The point we are trying to get across is, this movie is good to watch with children, if you’re a stepmother for some laughs, or just a single parent, and for the ones who have lost a parent.

It shows even if you have struggles to go through, whether you are being treated bad or lost a loved one, YOU CAN GET THROUGH IT. Cinderella was able to cope with the loss of her father, for she knew how much he loved her. Even when surrounded with bad people and bumps in the road. To know someone loved or loves you, and supports you to achieve your goals, you will be happy and you might not find that rich prince charming to get away from the struggles but you, yourself, will find a way out and there is HOPE, there is always hope.

The point of these movies is to give hope to children, and showing single parents that children grow up the same and become as successful as children with two parents, or none at all. Children just need the love of a parent.

So we say YES to Disney movies, they are educational, they bring hope and understanding in a fun, adorable, funny way. So grab that blanket, some popcorn and start that extra bonding time!

Here is a small list of some movies of what situation they relate to.

  • Single Parents: Dumbo, Beauty and the Beast, Nemo, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, Pocahontas, Toy Story, Aristocats, and many more.
  • Adoptive/Stepparents: Pinocchio, Cinderella, Snow White, and many more.

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Small Acts Of Kindness:

Sarah is a single mom working as a waitress at Ruby Tuesday. Two customers came into her work during her lunch shift, in their national guard uniforms. She overheard them talking about how they wanted to order something small, since they were low on cash. They also mentioned that this was due to the government shutdown, which was messing heavily with their income. Being a single mom, Sarah also knew what it was like to go through financial hardship. So out of the kindness of her heart, she covered the lunch for both of the customers. She also left a note, which was posted to facebook by the customers. This small act of kindness got so much attention, and it even received the attention from Ellen Degeneres.

Click Here To See What Ellen Had to say

Even as a single parent going home with $8 dollars in tips in her pocket, Sarah went out of her way to show kindness to others who were also suffering through hardship. She is a wonderful example to do well unto others. No matter what situation you are in, never forget to be kind to one another, and to reach out to others in need. You never know how the universe will reward you.

God Bless you single parents, and remember to "Be kind to one another".


College Grants For Single Mothers

College Grants For Single Mothers - What Would you Do with A College Grant

No one will dispute that the life of a single mom can be very hard, working one or two jobs to support your kids, making sure they get up and go to school or day care each day, ensuring that they do well in school and stay out of trouble. The list just goes on and on and for the single mom there seems to be no rest and little joy in their lives. College grants for single mothers may be things you have heard about but were never sure they were real or right for you.

If you could get a college grant thought, allow yourself to dream of what you might use it for? To finally pursue that career that would not only interest you but would help you to be a better mom to your kids? No more working two jobs or having to work overtime just to make ends meet?

Please visit SPAOA so you can do more than just dream about what is possible, college grants for single mothers can help you create a new life for you and your children.


Assistance For Single Mothers

Assistance For Single Mothers - Knowing What is Available is Half the Battle

The biggest reason why more single moms don’t get help with raising their kids is that they simply do not know that the help is out there for them. Assistance for single mothers can make a huge difference in the lives of mothers and their children, but if you are not aware of the help you are entitled to in your area or the programs that are available then you have no way to take advantage of them.

There are some places where you can look for this information such as your local health and human services, or the heating assistance program but if you do not have the time n your day to make the visits to these places then you will never know. Plus even these organizations re not always aware of the different help available for single moms, so what you really need to do is to join SPAOA. We can help you find assistance for single mothers, from local, state and federal agencies and organizations.


Single Mother Grants

Single Mother Grants - Choosing What Type of Education you Want

Single mother grants are available in a number of different ways, you can get grants at a state, federal or private level and the grants can range from small amounts of money to help with tuition to larger amounts that will pay all of your tuition and some of your day to day costs. The biggest problem comes in when you try to decide what you want to do, it is important to first keep in mind that many single mother grants have a limitation on them for what type of schooling you can use them for, so you must first check on this before you start making decisions.

Once you know what type of schooling you can choose, (usually trade schools or no more than 2 year programs) you should look for something that will interest you, but do not fool yourself about money either. It is important that the trade you choose can comfortably support you and your children, hopefully you will be able to find both in an area near you, if not you will need to carefully balance both needs, keeping in mind that you may be able to build on your schooling later.

SPAOA can help you get more information on single mother grants and help you find programs that you can apply for. For more information please sign up for a free membership at SPAOA.


Housing Assistance for Single Mothers

Housing Assistance for Single Mothers - Finding Housing for your Family

Finding a place to live with your family is never easy, but it can be even more difficult for the single mom with kids. Housing tends to be expense and the lower priced housing may not be fit to live in or in an area that is not ideal for raising kids. Fortunately there is housing assistance for single mothers however you will need to know where to look to find this. Also it is important that you start applying early, and have all of the information that you need to make your application.

Housing assistance for single mothers is available for renting or buying depending on your intent and the availability of funds, there are many different criteria in order to qualify for this assistance and grants. SPAOA can help you find all the resources you need for housing, schooling and much more, we are committed to help the single parent provide the best life possible for their kids.


Help For Single Mothers

Finding Help For Single Mothers

Finding out suddenly that you will be responsible for raising your kids alone is not always a welcome realization. For moms that are unprepared for such situations realizing that you must provide for your children can be a stressful proposition but not one that cannot be overcome. The first thing you must do is find help for single mothers in the form of resources and the best way to do that is on the Internet.

These days most local as well as national agencies are available online, you simply need to find them. SPAOA is the go between that helps you find help for single mothers that is available online. They offer you both local and national resources as well as the support you need to improve your life and that of your children. Membership at SPAOA is free and offers you a wealth of benefits and resources you won't want to do without.


Grants For Single Mothers

Grants For Single Mothers - Where to Look for Grants for Single Mothers

It can be very confusing when looking for grants for single mothers, there are plenty of sites online offering them but many of them are simply scams looking to take your money, and sell you information you can get online for free. You should take the time to look carefully to find out what organizations will offer you help to find grants and financial assistance for free.

SPAOA understands how hard being a single mom can be, we offer information about grants for single mothers, as well as information about where to go for financial assistance and where to get the type of support every single mother needs. Membership is absolutely free and you can get all the support you need. Don’t pay for information when you do not need to, when you can get everything you need from SPAOA.


Grants for Single Moms can Mean Changing Many Lives

Grants for Single Moms can Mean Changing Many Lives

Single moms have one of the hardest jobs of all, raising a family is a two person job and unless you have a good job, you may find yourself taking on two jobs or depriving your children of the things they need like medical care or decent clothes. Grants for single moms can change all of that, and while we may seem to think that it only effects the immediate family truth is that any time a family's life is changed for the better through a grant, the effect is much more wide spread.

Children that receive the proper care and attention are much more likely to thrive, do better in school and have good relationships with other kids. They are also more likely to go on to making better choices about their lives, go to college and be better prepared to take care of their own kids. Few women choose to be single moms, but grants for single moms can help to make their lives and the lives of their children a much happier future. SPAOA is a free organization that offers resources for single moms to help them give their kids a better life.


Government Grants for Single Mothers

Government Grants for Single Mothers - Don't Miss This Chance to Better the Life of your Kids

There are a number of reasons to go back to school as a single mom, and getting a better job is only one of them. Having more money and time can impact your childrens lives in a number of ways from not having to work two jobs to make ends meet to being able to save up for help your child with their education. There are many government grants available for single mothers to allow you to make this big step in your life and ensure that your children have the life they deserve.

Government grants for single mothers allow mothers to go back to school while helping them to support their children while they are in school. You will be able to choose from a variety of careers that will offer you a better living than what you were doing before. Grants do not have to be paid back so you need not worry about putting yourself further in debt. Want to know more about grants for single moms? SPAOA can help we offer a list of available programs in your area.