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Dating as a Single Mom by choice

12 Reasons Dating as a Single Mom is Better

Before I had my son, I worried a lot about dating as a single mom by choice. Would I ever have time to go out and meet new people? Would my single-mom status be a total turnoff to men? What man in his right mind would date someone with so much baggage? These are all…

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are you ready to be a single mother by choice

When Should You Take The Leap To Be A Single Mother By Choice?

When Should You Take The Leap To Be A Single Mother By Choice? If you’re anything like me, you grew up believing you’d eventually meet Prince (or Princess) Charming, make beautiful babies together, and live happily ever after. But if your Prince Charming is taking his sweet time, you might be wondering if it’s time…

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smc new year resolutions

Commit to a Mantra, Not A Resolution

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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SMC discuss donor-conceived

How These 10 SMC’s Talk to Their Children About Being 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…

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single moms by choice deserve support

Even Single Moms By Choice Deserve Support -Cultivating 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 mom in quarantine on Mother's Day

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

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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pregnant single mom preparing for childbirth

Child Birth Planning Considerations for Pregnant Single Moms

Birth Prep for Solo Pregnant Mamas   Have you been thinking about the day you will give birth? I’m sure it’s mixed with excitement and trepidation. Being a single mom about to give birth isn’t easy. But you are strong and will make it through. Yet, there are some things to consider when you are…

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Trying to conceive TTC hope and despair

Coping With Hope And Despair When TTC

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 By Choice) Feel Positive

Mindset Shifts–How To Make Difficult Choices (Like Becoming A Single Mother by Choice) 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 to single…

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