Single Parenting

Pregnancy Announcement – Our family is growing!

Pregnancy Announcement – Our family is growing!

Back in February, I told you all I was considering artificial insemination to become a Single Mom by Choice (SMC). I’m so happy to announce that after all of this time, I am officially pregnant with baby number 2! I wanted to write down my […]

TTC acronyms so you can understand your support groups

TTC acronyms so you can understand your support groups

I recently joined a Facebook group called SMBC TTC …. in case you have no freaking clue what that means like I did at first, it means Single Mom By Choice Trying To Conceive. (Click this link if you’re interested in learning why I joined […]

Mommy and Son Date Night Ideas

Mommy and Son Date Night Ideas

One thing I’ve noticed is that Z and I get very antsy when we fall into a mundane routine. Wake up, get dressed, go to school, come home, watch TV, eat dinner, go to sleep. It’s not a bad routine, but it’s boring. We start […]

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, […]

Mommy and Me Halloween Costume – Mom and son Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse

Mommy and Me Halloween Costume – Mom and son Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse

Mommy and Me Halloween Costume – Mom and Son Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse I love Halloweeen and hate tacky store bought costumes. I love taking clothes I already own and turning them into new characters. I will usually add some handmade DIY or store-bought […]