The solo mum and the crystal ball – Single Mum, Parents Article

I vividly recall light-heartedly telling my mum then that if I was still single at the age of 35 I would have a baby alone and she could help me take care of it. I was 31 and had just ended a relationship with a man everyone thought I would marry. But I wasn’t prepared to settle for the crumbs of a relationship he was prepared to offer me. I must have had a crystal ball because, although it took…

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7 things I wish I’d known before I became a single mother by choice – Single Mum, Parents Article

It’s not easy to know what to expect what you become a single mother by choice. For anyone , becoming a parent is a journey into the unknown. But for those of us going it alone, there are very few role models around us to show us how our life might be. While more and more women are choosing single motherhood it’s still unlikely that anyone in your close circle of friends and family has gone ahead of you on…

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Why you shouldn’t freeze your eggs if you’re a single woman over 35 – Single Mum, Parents Article

Are you thinking about freezing your eggs? If you are then before you take any action, read this post. Finding yourself single in your late thirties when you’re desperate to have a baby is a flippin’ awful place to be. I know, I’ve been there. The unfairness of it is overwhelming. As you watch all your friends get married and start popping out kids the ‘how did this happen to me?’ thoughts are impossible to suppress. Knowing what to do…

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Why so many fabulous women are using a sperm donor to have a baby – Single Mum, Parents Article

When I had my daughter I was the only person in my circle of friends who’d used a sperm donor to have a baby. But since then one of my best friends has also had a baby using a donor. And a couple more have looked into it. They’re still deciding if it’s the rather path for them, or have frozen their eggs.  In fact nearly every time I tell anyone that I had my daughter using a sperm donor,…

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Thinking about becoming a single mother by choice? 6 places to find information & support… – Single Mum, Parents Article

If you’re thinking about becoming a single mother by choice, you’ve got some hard decisions ahead of you. Believe me, I know! It took me years to get off the fence and consider the option, let alone do something about it. What tipped the balance for me was finding the support of women who’d already done it. So today I thought I’d share with you places you can turn to de-mystify the process. You’ll also benefit from getting to know…

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