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Single mom by choice — why I’m considering sperm donation at 26 years old

Single mom by choice — why I’m considering sperm donation at 26 years old

My son and I just celebrated his second birthday on January 30. I’ve had baby fever something fierce for about 6 months now and the idea of waiting until I find the elusive “one” in order to have more children seems absurd. I’m ready to […]

Why you shouldn’t date single moms

Why you shouldn’t date single moms

“To be honest, I don’t really date women with kids, but we can have fun.” EW. Get ready for a rant. I know, I know, another post on dating a single mom. Why it’s great, why it’s only for dudes with their lives together, yadda […]

You’re not a real single mom

You’re not a real single mom

You’re not a real single mom. I am a single mom. I have never been married and my son’s father is not in the picture at all. I don’t receive child support and I do it all on my own. I bare all of the […]

A letter to my son’s father after their first meeting

A letter to my son’s father after their first meeting

A letter to my son’s father after their first meeting.¬† Dear T, Saturday was everything I have wanted for the last 9 and a half months. You were so great with him and didn’t force the connection; that wouldn’t have worked with a 9 month […]

The Good, Bad & Downright Ugly: Being a Single Mom (GUEST POST)

The Good, Bad & Downright Ugly: Being a Single Mom (GUEST POST)

I would be lying if I said everything about being a single mom is either bad or good. Just as with anything, there is both good and bad. Being a mom, in itself, has challenges.¬†Being a single mom has those challenges as well as a […]

To the single mom with a newborn

To the single mom with a newborn

You, you there in spit-up stained sweatpants, bloody chapped nipples and tears streaming down your face. Yes, you, the single mom with a newborn. I promise it gets better. I have been where you are. I have gone days without sleep, and not figuratively speaking, […]

Two Is Enough

Two Is Enough

One day my son will ask me where his father is, or why he doesn’t have a daddy. I think about this day often; and up until now, I had no idea what I was going to tell him. I thought about telling him every […]

Letting Go – How a single mom let go of the pain and resentment toward her son’s father

Letting Go – How a single mom let go of the pain and resentment toward her son’s father

I know that Zay growing up without a dad isn’t my fault. I know being a single mom isn’t my fault, so I’m letting go of the hard feelings. This wonderful father who sat in front of me doesn’t deserve my negativity. He’s doing his job and loving it and I can’t hold the faults of Zay’s dad against the man doing what he’s supposed to. So I’m letting go. I want to say thank you to all of the men out there raising their children, loving them and doing a damn good job despite your concerns that you’re not. I promise you are killing it at parenthood and the world needs more great men like you.