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

  • As a mom, I wanted to protect my sweet children from all the dangers in our home and in the world.  But my oblivious kids simply wanted to explore and touch everything and be free.  The more restrictions I placed on them, the more easily and gleefully they appeared to thwart my plans. How many…

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  • For a good part of my adult life, I wanted to be a mother, but as I got older, I worried that it might not happen for me. I hadn’t met the right man to marry, so how could I become a mom? But then, one day, I realized that even though I hadn’t found…

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“I used to think that becoming an SMC was my plan B, but it was the best decision I ever made. My son is my pride and joy. I can't imagine life without him. I am thankful that I had support along the way through the SMC community. I no longer consider it my plan B.”

– Anonymous