I was recently approached about submitting an essay on single motherhood to a magazine. I sent the editor a précis of my motherhood to date: began trying to conceive when I was 36, unexpectedly conceived identical twins, babies contracted twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome in utero. Had experimental surgery. Babies survived. HadContinue Reading

To the Child of My Dreams: Since I was a very young child I’ve dreamed of holding you in my arms…. looking into your face and seeing some of myself in you…watching you grow and develop some of my characteristics (good ones, hopefully). It seems now that that will notContinue Reading

Good lord”, said my therapist when I told her I was trying to have another baby with my husband. “You haven’t even recovered from your other 2 baby losses. And all you do with your husband is fight. You don’t even seem to like him.” “Good lord”, said my therapist when IContinue Reading

Fun ideas for a family photo shoot to make your single mom’s family pictures extra special. Updated with more fun family picture ideas in July 2020. Make your family’s photographs magical with The Photography Super Bundle. If you are like me when I first got divorced my family just didn’tContinue Reading

Many of the single moms in my community have a dream of having financial stability and wonder if owning their own business is the solution. Are you too wondering if it is possible to be an entrepreneur and a single mom? I started my mental health counseling business in theContinue Reading

Single moms can use these journaling prompts to improve their mental health. Journaling can reduce anxiety and decrease depression when life gets hard and you have little hope. After my divorce, I sat for hours staring out the window sometimes crying, sometimes journaling trying to figure out how my lifeContinue Reading

In  5 Steps to Work Life Balance I give an overview of achieving that work-life balance we all strive for. In this post, I will focus on setting priorities as a way to improve time management. Sometimes it seems that everything is the top priority. Raising the children is theContinue Reading