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YourTango.com

Read my fun and engaging articles on YourTango.com dating as a single mom, being a badass etc. Visit my profile on YourTango Experts Save Save

ChoiceMoms.org

Mikki Morrissette has been at this a long time.  She coined the term Choice Moms.  As a former journalist, she has a plethora of resources, podcasts and content. I've contributed many articles and was a major contributor in her E-Guide for Egg Donation.

E-Guide to Egg Donation

The first-edition of the 2015 Choice Moms E-Guide: All About Eggs — a 47-page compilation of insights and Q&A on egg freezing, emotions of the donor egg journey, questions to ask before selecting an egg bank, and much more. I contributed much of the content to this guide.

Who's Picking Me Up?

Who’s Picking Me Up, is a wonderful, modern story about families written by fellow Single Mom by Choice, Signe Ford. Rufus the computer needs to know who is picking up each child in the class.  At first, he is confused by the unconventional families, but after an upgrade, he catches up and embraces the myriad of families structures represented in this book. Single moms by choice, same sex, divorced, blended etc—every possible family type is represented in a way that helps children value and understand their own unique family and the families they see around them.  A great book for preschools and daycares to help introduce the concept of family in the broadest possible sense. A delightful book available in English, Danish, Norwegian and Portuguese

Why Single Motherhood Doesn't Mean An End To Dating?

DatingAdvice.com wrote about Motherhood Reimagined in a recent article, covering the ways dating doesn't end just because a woman decides to become a single mother. Here's what they had to say: "Sarah Kowalski was in her early 40s when she found herself without a partner and yearning to experience the joy of raising a child. Determined to make her dream a reality, she embarked on a mission to become a single mom through sperm donation. After the birth of her son, Sarah knew she could help women in similar situations navigate paths to becoming parents, so she started Motherhood Reimagined. Her goal was to guide aspiring single mothers on the steps necessary to have a child in the face of fertility issues, or lack of a partner, and offer emotional support along the way. As an online community, support group, and coaching service rolled into one, MotherhoodReimagined.org celebrates all paths to motherhood while helping women come to the realization that being a parent doesn’t mean the end of their dating lives."

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

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

Is Now the Right Time to Have a Baby?

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | November 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…

Planning Who and What To Tell About Your Child’s Donor Conception

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | November 27, 2018

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…

Making Bold Life Choices

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | November 12, 2018

What do you do when you really want something, but you’re not sure you can pull it off? Like those big, bold life choices, should you become a single mother by choice, quit your job or travel the world with your child? Do you get put off by the enormity of the decision, feeling like…

How to Pick a Sperm Donor

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | April 20, 2018

If you’ve decided to move forward as a single mom by choice, a lesbian couple or otherwise in need of a sperm donor, there comes a time when you need to pick a sperm donor. For most people they’ve never done anything like it. You’re choosing the person to provide half the genetic material for…

Preparing to Visit A Fertility Doctor

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | January 18, 2018

So, you think you want to be a single mom via sperm donation, and you’ve made an appointment to see a Reproductive Endocrinologist or fertility doctor. You may have waited months to see this doctor so you want to be as prepared as possible for the appointment. The first step is getting clear about your…

Why I Chose Donor Egg IVF in Mexico

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | January 12, 2018

Why I Chose Donor Egg IVF in Mexico I shut my computer screen and took a deep breath. After months of stress, I finally had a sense of calm. I had just watched a video of the doctor at a fertility clinic in Cancun, Mexico being interviewed about Donor Egg IVF in Mexico. While it…

Gathering Support For A Newborn As A Single Mom

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | January 10, 2018

It’s the moment you’ve been anticipating–the day you get to bring your baby home.  All your the time spent trying to get pregnant or adopt and become a mom is finally approaching–but you’re terrified about being at home as a single mom to a newborn. For any mom, coming home from the hospital can be…

Choosing A Sperm Bank? Overview of Sperm Bank Policies

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | December 4, 2017

When I was choosing my sperm donor, I naively assumed that the sperm bank policies would be roughly the same across all banks. I got a few recommendations about what sperm banks other people had used and chose the one that had the most useful information about the specific donors. I did not, however, spend…

Scattered Seeds: In Search of Family and Identity in the Sperm Donor Generation

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | September 28, 2017

Your heart might stop a few times–then be warmed by the sweet connections.  One things for sure, you will be fascinated and better educated after reading Scattered Seeds: In Search of Family and Identity in the Sperm Donor Generation. Author, Jacqueline Mroz has done a wonderful job highlighting the issues with the lack of regulation…

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