How to prep for postpartum if you are pregnant solo

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Being pregnant solo can be a rewarding and vulnerable time. In my experience, there are many universal truths about being pregnant, but it is also a unique experience to be pregnant solo. There are simply more things to think through so that you can feel supported and empowered as a new mama.  So, what does…

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Biological Mother vs The Donor

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Do you know someone that has a child via sperm or egg donation? Or maybe even via both sperm and egg donors? Or even a surrogate? If so, it’s likely that this is an entirely new concept for you. Maybe you are wondering how to refer to the donors or the woman raising this child? This…

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How I Came To Terms With Using An Egg Donor: 8 Salient Moments

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How I came to terms with using an egg donor Giving up on your own biological genes to have a baby using egg donation can be a huge step. It can feel overwhelming and downright tragic. Here are some of the ways how I came to terms with using an egg donor. From my experience, I…

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How To Educate Your Family About Becoming A Single Mother by Choice

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How To Educate Your Family About Becoming A Single Mother by Choice A few weeks ago, my blog post was about why your family might not be supportive of your choice to be a single mom. This week I’m following up with some suggestions about how to educate your family about becoming a single mother by…

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4 Keys To Thriving Financially As A Single Mom By Choice

Can I financially afford to be a single mother by choice

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Debra Jacobs, a fellow single mom by choice and a financial coach. The question I get asked more than most is “how do I know if I can afford to be a single mom by choice? So, that’s exactly what Debra and I talked about. There’s no magic…

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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

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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…

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

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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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