Walk into any home of a certain age (or with residents of a certain age), and it's pretty much guaranteed that somewhere -- most likely in a dank basement or attic -- you'll find a moldering crate of old home movies. When you stumble across a treasure trove like this, your first instinct might be to watch them right away -- or have them converted immediately into DVDs. But curb that instinct for just a second: There are a few steps you need to follow before you take any kind of leap with old home movies. We'll walk you through them in this article so you can make sure all your precious memories of Great Aunt Ida are perfectly preserved.
Once a newborn is brought home, life usually changes. A lot. Babies require round-the-clock care and exhausted parents typically fall into bed at night, too tired to think about hiring a babysitter and making plans to go out with friends. After a while, this sort of set-up can make first-time moms and dads forget what it was like to interact with other adults, especially ones without children. Can you successfully navigate the evolving social scene of new parenthood?
As a single parent, it can help to know others who are in your same situation and understand what you're going through. Where should you begin when trying to meet other single parents?