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Commit to a Mantra, Not A Resolution

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Calling Forward The Qualities You Want To Use To Approach Your 2021 Vision As we emerge into 2021, many of us will be looking at what we want to cultivate, center around, and call forward in 2021.  For many that means setting New Year’s Resolutions…right? Well, the thing about resolutions is that they often carry…

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How These 10 SMC’s Talk to Their Children About Being Donor-Conceived

SMC discuss donor-conceived

How These 10 SMC’s Talk to Their Children About Being Donor-Conceived  If you’re contemplating becoming a single my by choice (SMC), it’s normal to worry about what it will be like to explain their are donor-conceived using a sperm donor and in some cases an egg donor as well. The latest research suggests that being open…

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Even Single Moms By Choice Deserve Support -Cultivating Support

single moms by choice deserve support

Single moms by choice deserve support just like any other person.  That’s why I couldn’t believe it when someone close to me told me, “You can’t expect support because you decided to have a kid on your own.” And, they made clear, that meant I shouldn’t ask or expect emotional, financial, or logistical support. In…

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Single Moms in Quarantine, Happy Mother’s Day–I See You!

single mom in quarantine on Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day single moms and single moms-to-be! To all of you hard-working, amazing solo moms wearing 16 different hats trying to keep you and your kids afloat during quarantine, or desperately wishing to be moms, I see you!  I think being a single mom in quarantine is the biggest test of single motherhood I’ve…

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Coping With Hope And Despair When TTC

Trying to conceive TTC hope and despair

When you are trying to conceive (TTC) it’s hard to manage the constant cycle of hope and despair. You want to stay positive while trying but then it’s crushing when you get a negative. It’s easy to get deflated, lose energy to keep going or simply feel tender and hurt. The ups and downs are…

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Single Mama Bear Takes on Father’s Day (Part 2)

Single Mom on Father's Day

After my blog post about Father’s Day here in Mexico, many of you have asked how it went. In case you missed the first blog post my son’s school was originally planning to combine a Father’s Day activity with an invitation for the firefighters to come to our school for a water fight. Aiden initially refused…

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Single Mama Bear Takes on Father’s Day

Single Mama Bear Takes on Father’s Day

Recently, I’ve been noticing that my 5-year-old son is going through a new phase in his processing that we are a mom-and-kid family—there is no dad in the picture since I used a sperm donor (often referred to as a single mom by choice). I know he’s processing because I’ve been getting reports from school…

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How These Single Moms Coped with Postpartum Depression

Single Mom Postpartum Depression

For single moms, coping with postpartum depression can be especially difficult because they don’t have a partner who can share the load of looking after a newborn or spot the signs of depression when it starts to appear. Depending on their support network, they might also lack emotional support. “One of the things that didn’t…

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9 Reasons it’s Great to be an Older Mom

Older Mom

Biologically speaking, the younger you are when you have a baby, the better. But what about after you’ve had the baby? In this post, I’ll share 8 reasons being an older mom is great according to the wonderful women I’ve interviewed on my podcast. 1. Your support network is likely to be stronger The older…

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