Ellie DeLano

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Ellie is a parenting and relationship blogger, a full-time working autism Mom, published author, and frequently exhausted person. In addition to her blog, SingleMomtism, she is the author of "Yoga Pants & Pinot: A Practical Guide to Surviving Divorce" and "David And Me Under The Sea: Essays From A Decade With Autism." She has previously blogged for WomansDay.com. Most days you can find Ellie slogging her way through the world of single parenting, mid-life dating and reinventing herself with a pop-tart in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.

In Praise Of A Special Needs Sibling

It's not easy to be the brother or sister of a child with special needs. As a parent, I see...

5 Important Things To Remember When You Talk To A Teenage Girl

I am the mother of a teenage girl. Some days, I can't say that without gritting my teeth or...

Mom! I’m Bored! 5 Great Ideas To Beat The Summer Blahs

Summer is here and that means longer days, lots of sunshine, pools and beaches and barbeques and vacations. Unfortunately, if...

Looking For Great Family Fun? Host Your Own Backyard Campout!

It's the time of year when the weather is warm and the kids are out of school. You really...

5 Great Father’s Day Ideas That Won’t Break The Bank

Father's Day is coming and I know you're probably rolling your eyes at the thought of another necktie or...

Dear Daughter: You’re Going To Be A Terrible Mother Someday

My darling daughter: You told me yesterday, without the slightest hesitation, that you know beyond a shadow of a doubt...

Brevity Is The Key When You’re Parenting A Teen In The Information Age

From the moment my daughter was born, I was ready. Ready to impart all the life-lessons I've learned, ready...

Five Things You Can Do To Help A Single Parent

Being a single parent comes with all sorts of everyday struggles. You probably know at least one single parent...

10 Party Options for a Cold-Weather Birthday.

Both my kids have birthdays in changeable cold weather months. My daughter falls in the beginning of April and...

The Fine Line Of Raising A Fierce Daughter

From the moment my daughter was born – even before, really – I wanted her to be fierce. I wanted...