Parenting

You may be a single parent but you don’t need to parent alone. No one can know what it’s like to be the sole parent quite as well as another sole parent. About half of the Single Mothers by Choice members are mothers, and we enjoy supporting one another through the inevitable ups and downs of parenting via our local chapter meetings and/or our lively 24/7 online discussion Forum.

Join our network and get connected with other Single Mothers by Choice who have children at all stages, from newborns to adults. Learn and discuss how we answer the “Daddy” questions, how we help our children understand their origins, should we have a second child, and many, many more questions like these.

Our members are always happy to share their experiences and wisdom with those who are on the same journey.

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Latest Posts About Parenting

  • It’s family month at Norah’s daycare and we were asked for family pictures. They make little collages and write the names of family members by them (“Me & Mommy,” that sort of thing). I was so worried about Norah feeling like the odd girl out with our little Single Mother by Choice (SMC) family that…

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  • I had just finished a twelve hour overnight shift in the NICU where I worked as a nurse. I was riding the bus home in the early Saturday morning hours, bone tired. It was sunny, I think, and I was feeling regretful of my need to sleep before the next night’s shift, wishing I could…

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– Sophie Holland