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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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
9 Reasons it’s Great to be an 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…Read More
Why Single Moms Are Happier Than Those That Marry, According To Census Data
Negative commentary about single moms is still prevalent, but having a baby without a partner as a single mother by choice might make you the happiest according to science. 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…Read More
Is Now the Right Time to Have a Baby?
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…Read More
Planning Who and What To Tell About Your Child’s Donor Conception
One of the most common concerns people bring up to me is who and how to tell other people about their child’s donor conception. It most regularly comes up for me when I’m talking to women about the use of an egg donor, but it’s relevant for anyone who’s used a sperm donor, adopted or…Read More