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

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

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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