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Coping With Hope And Despair When TTC

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Aug 1, 2019

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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Mindset Shifts–How To Make Difficult Choices (Like Becoming A Single Mom) Feel Positive

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jul 30, 2019

Mindset Shifts–How To Make Difficult Choices (Like Becoming A Single Mom) Feel Positive Do you ever wish you could shift your mindset and make becoming a single mom by choice feel like an empowered choice? When I talk to many women who are trying to decide whether to take the leap t single motherhood, they…

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Single Mom on Father's Day

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

By Joanna James | Jul 16, 2019

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

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jun 7, 2019

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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Single Mom Postpartum Depression

How These Single Moms Coped with Postpartum Depression

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | May 20, 2019

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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Older Mom

9 Reasons it’s Great to be an Older Mom

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | May 16, 2019

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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having a baby without a partner

Why Single Moms Are Happier Than Those That Marry, According To Census Data

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jan 24, 2019

Several years ago, my fortieth birthday fast approaching, I forced myself to ask whether I wanted to have a kid even though I didn’t yet have a partner.  I knew my fertility window was closing and Mr. Right was decidedly absent. But I worried about whether I would be happy as a single mom.  And…

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twice a mother adoption and surrogacy

Mom Spotlight–Becoming a Mother Twice in 24 Hours via Adoption & Surrogacy

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jan 14, 2019

Stacy tried for 8 years to have a baby. “Infertility is such a dark tunnel and it’s really really easy to get sucked up into that dark tunnel.” –Stacy After trying with her own eggs, Stacy had to get really clear about why she wanted to have a baby. Specifically she had to decide whether…

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Is Now the Right Time to Have a Baby?

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Nov 30, 2018

When is it the right time to have a baby? Many women who are considering having a baby alone, want to know when they will be ready to have a baby alone?  When should they move forward and do it alone?  The honest answer is probably never. And, you’ll never know if you were ready…

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