About SMU.

Single Mom University supports and promotes the education and empowerment of single moms through online, self-paced educational courses that teach financial security, positive parenting habits, career preparation, and self-care. Through teaching modules and video lectures, single parents from around the world will become more adequately equipped to enhance life skills in a variety of areas. Classes incorporate curriculum in three core areas: Parenting, Finances, and Health & Wellness. Parenting electives range from parenting infants & toddlers to successfully navigating teen years, including setting parental boundaries, unlocking discipline techniques, and more. Financial curriculum includes understanding your credit report, planning for college, developing a resume, budgeting, and others. Some of our Health and Wellness modules include cooking healthy on a budget, fitness & exercise, and more.

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SMU Director.

Juliet P. Brand

Jennifer Maggio


Jennifer Maggio is an award-winning author and speaker, as well as Chief Executive Officer for the global nonprofit, The Life of a Single Mom. She was named one of 2015's Top 10 Most Influential People in America by Dr. John Maxwell. She is a national speaker who has been featured in countless media venues, including The New York Times. She is an 11-time Circle of Excellence Winner who climbed the corporate ladder, before launching The Life of a Single Mom. Maggio's personal journey through homelessness, abuse, and years of parenting alone has fueled her passion to see every single mother empowered, encouraged, and equipped to do life well.

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Courses Overview.

Single Mom University courses are designed to teach financial security, positive parenting habits, career preparation, and self-care. Classes incorporate curriculum in three core areas: Parenting, Finances, and Health & Wellness.


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Whether you are parenting boys or girls, toddlers or teens, SMU’s Parenting section has something for you! The goal of each module is to equip you with practical knowledge that can be easily implemented into your parenting techniques.
SMU’s Financial Modules are designed to help you go to the next level in your financial goals. Whether it be planning for your children’s educational futures, rectifying a poor credit history, or planning a career for your future, our financial education is sure to help you!
The last person whose needs get address are our own! This is why more than 90% of single mothers surveyed through The Life of a Single Mom indicated they are overwhelmed and stressed. SMU’s Health & Wellness classes were designed with busy single mothers in mind. Classes address such areas as healthy eating on a budget, getting exercise when time is limited, effective self-care techniques, and spiritual wholeness, among others.

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