Posts Tagged ‘single mom’
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…Read More
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…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
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
Making Bold Life Choices
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…Read More
Single, 42 and Infertile But I Still Gave Birth To My Baby
As a child, I was obsessed with babies. If anyone asked me if I wanted kids when I grew up, I would exuberantly respond that I wanted eleven babies (I know, right? Eleven??). I distinctly remember stalking a pregnant mother in my neighborhood, asking if I could care for her child once it was born.…Read More
How Being A Single Mom Makes You Better At Dating
Being a Single Mom can be lonely at times and make you yearn for a partner. To make matters worse dating as a Single Mom can feel like an uphill batter against an endless shortage of time, money and energy. My son is still young, and I can barely fathom dating. And, yet, I see…Read More
From Frazzled To Grounded : How A Lack Of Time Has Made Me Rock Solid
Someone recently asked me how motherhood has affected my creativity. Because I am publishing a memoir about my journey to solo motherhood and building a related coaching practice, motherhood is literally the fruit and source of my creativity. But the most surprising outcome of being a Solo Mom is that I’m incredibly grounded and centered,…Read More
An Ode To The Exhausted Single Mom: 7 Reasons You’re a BadA$$
We all know, being a single mom is hard! There’s rarely a break and the weight of the world falls squarely on your shoulders. When I had my baby as a single mom by choice (meaning I used a sperm donor to proactively get pregnant alone), I got a ride home from the hospital from some friends,…Read More