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Birth Plan B – Single Mothers by Choice – Single Mum, Parents Article

All that I could say while being lifted into the ambulance was “she can’t come now, she can’t come now.” The doors closed and I could think of nothing but the little girl inside of me. I was in premature labor at 28 weeks pregnant. When I arrived at the hospital the paramedics rushed me down the hallway. As I lay on my side on the gurney to ease the pain, the look of concern was reflected in the strange…

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Mother’s Day as a Single Mom – Single Mum, Parents Article

When you’re a single mom, Mother’s Day looks a little different. There isn’t any sleeping in. When little man wakes up at 4:10, then again at 5:25, there isn’t anyone else to push out of bed to go get him. But then when you pick him up and give him a good morning hug and he tells you, “So happy!” you’re pretty damn glad it was you who went in to get him, and you could care less what time…

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10 Sources of Income That You Can Earn From Home – Single Mum, Parents Article

Heather is a single mother living in beautiful Colorado. She has 3 wonderful children; twin 17 year old boys and a 11 year old daughter. She has lived in Colorado for the better part of her life and is a stay at home work at home mother. She started her own business over 9 years ago and is happily, albeit precariously, balancing work and personal lives. She spent over 8 years struggling financially and emotionally as a single parent before…

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No One – Single Mothers by Choice – Single Mum, Parents Article

As I sit here tonight going through pictures of Tate, ‘checking’ Facebook, deleting some emails, I am overwhelmed by the quiet of my home. Tate has been in bed since 7, and Vincent is still not pleased with me over his visit to the vet yesterday. I looked around and just became insidiously aware of my aloneness. Every. Single. Night. Once Tate is asleep I do have a myriad of things to accomplish before I can rest and just be.…

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My Village – Single Mothers by Choice – Single Mum, Parents Article

Just a few short weeks ago, my aunt died. This was a woman who was among the first to tell me she supported me fully when I told her I wanted to become a Single Mother by Choice (SMC) … the woman who threw me a baby shower, the first person aside of my mom to come visit my newborn son, and the woman who told me she thought it was “awesome” how I was choosing to live my life.…

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I LEFT. Corporate America to Mompreneur – Single Mum, Parents Article

I left Corporate America and became a mompreneur, but it was not quick or easy. See, I started working when I was 15 and I decided I liked the money! Not only did I like the money but I loved the competition of trying to be the best in every position I held. Year after year of working in Corporate America, brought much happiness. I was a hard worker and the harder one worked, the easier it was to reach…

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I’m Not Alone!! Oh Great Goddess, I am NOT ALONE! – Single Mum, Parents Article

Unless you are nearing or over 40, single and childless, you cannot imagine how I feel and that’s not your fault – we are just living different experiences. I have not been able to express to my friends how it FEELS to be in my situation, but I am now connected with other women who TRULY understand what it’s like to want a child so much that they will do it on her own – even when deep down they…

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7 Free Gifts for Single Moms – Single Mum, Parents Article

Here, at The Life of a Single Mom, we have a tagline. It reads No Single Mom Walks Alone.  That tagline is a frequent source of conversation with our staff, board members, volunteers, and other stakeholders.  How do we empower single moms to feel that they aren’t alone? How do we effectively ensure that we’ve done all we can as an organization? So what free gifts do we have to offer? We know that many single moms feel that they…

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The Politics of SMCs – Single Mothers by Choice – Single Mum, Parents Article

When I first joined the national Single Mothers by Choice (SMC) organization, and my local group, I assumed the other women I would meet – virtually and in person – would be fairly similar to me.  I thought that making such an “unconventional” life choice would be a decision only left-leaning, primarily urban/coastal women would make.  I could not have been more wrong. What I’ve found instead is an amazingly diverse community of women.  Our political affiliations are all across…

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Deciding Whether Or Not To Become an SMC – Single Mum, Parents Article

Choosing whether or not to become a Single Mother by Choice (SMC) is a very personal decision. And no one can make this decision for you. Only you can figure out which path is right for you and which will make you happiest and most fulfilled. That said, of course there are hundreds of ways of living child-free, just as there are hundreds of ways of living with children. Each person has to decide what parts of her/his life she/he…

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