single motherhood

Happy Moms – Means Taking Care of Yourself – Single Mum, Parents Article

How Taking Care of Yourself Makes You a Better Mom Mothers sacrifice everything for their kids – their sleep, health and social life. It’s natural for moms to put their kids first and neglect themselves which can have a devastating and long-term impact on the entire family. You want to give your kids the best of everything – so start by giving them the best of you! This will require intentional choices where you have to put your needs first which,…

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You’re a Single Mom Pregnant with Twins? Here’s what you should know. – Single Mum, Parents Article

My life changed the day I found out I was a single mom pregnant with twins. You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. I’m so grateful I had two single moms with twins by my side that would help me through this journey. I hadn’t been feeling good for a few weeks and decided to go to the doctor to get checked out. If I’m being honest, I knew something was…

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What Parents Need to Understand About Childhood Sports Injuries – Single Mum, Parents Article

During the school year, many parents find themselves on the sidelines of a field, watching their child participating in football, soccer, baseball, or some other sport. Some children may even opt for more unconventional sports, such as horseback riding. The benefits of childhood sports are well-documented. These types of activities help children learn to stay active, and they develop positive traits, such as perseverance and teamwork.However, many parents may not understand the risks of playing sports or what kind of…

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Honesty Over Ease: Why I Won’t Avoid the Daddy Question – Single Mum, Parents Article

As a single mother by choice I expected the “Who’s the daddy?” question to come up. I’ve actually been surprised at the restraint people have shown when I’ve told them I’m expecting while not wearing a ring and still going by Miss. Sure, in some ways it’s none of people’s business, but as someone who is at times overly inquisitive herself, I understand it’s also natural to wonder. Since I’ve been so open throughout my journey to single motherhood, I…

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I’m a Single Mom, Please Don’t Wish Me a Happy Father’s Day – Single Mum, Parents Article

So Father’s Day is coming up but sadly that doesn’t mean much around here. I’m a single mother and my toddlers do not have a father in their life. On Father’s Day each year I usually have people thoughtfully wish me a happy Father’s Day. Then there are the cards from preschool and all of the social media shoutouts. I understand that these are just thoughtful acknowledgments, I do. Acknowledgment of my dedication, my ability to persevere, my enduring the…

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A New Beginning?? | Single Mothers by Choice – Single Mum, Parents Article

Here’s what I want. I want a baby. I am 39 years old. I am single. I have never been in a long term relationship. I am facing the reality that it is just not going to happen for me in time to have a baby. I have always wanted kids. When I was a kid I wanted to be a mom. I used to love to babysit. I don’t so much love babies, per se, as kids. I am…

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To Be or Not to Be a Single Mother by Choice (SMC) – Single Mum, Parents Article

There are many reasons TO become a Single Mother by Choice (SMC) and many reasons NOT TO. It’s such an individual decision to make. It is difficult to be a single mom, very difficult, but I think it’s also difficult to be a married mom. This decision isn’t one to be taken lightly, and it helps to really look at your whole life while you decide whether being a SMC will fit into it. When I was thinking I worried…

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10 Black Single Mom Bosses You Should Follow on Instagram – Single Mum, Parents Article

So everybody knows I love Instagram. If you didn’t you do now. I love that I have the ability to connect with some amazing women and see their lives through pictures. Over the last 2 years these are the women that have inspired me to start and keep going with my entrepreneurial goals. As a single mom it is inspiring to watch them build their businesses and live life to the fullest as single moms!   NAKISHA WYNN Nakisha is…

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My Only Regret is That I Waited So Long – Single Mum, Parents Article

I’ve always wanted to have children, always wanted to mother. I’ve been an au pair to other families, spent time with all of the kids of friends and family. I hoped and assumed, of course, that I would have a family of my own when the time came. I suppose that’s the tricky part – that time thing. Like many, I’ve been in a series of long relationships that have not withstood the tests of time. A long medical training…

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Dreams | Single Mothers by Choice – Single Mum, Parents Article

Sometimes I reflect on my life over the years. 15 years, probably more, that I have fought for what I want, for what I believe. I guess in a way motherhood and dating go hand in hand, since my whole life I believed that one was the means to another. My mother tells me that I have always believed that what I wanted, what I desired was out there. She admired my persistence and fight that it could be real…

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