Events

We took a hiatus from hosting Choice Mom events and workshops, but are now planning 2016 talks, especially for women in the Thinking and Trying stages of the Choice Motherhood journey. Are you a woman in your 30s or 40s and considering your options for building a family?

While we build our plans for 2016, here is a snapshot of what we’ve discussed at past events.

Choice Moms in D.C.

We’ve had several Choice Mom networking events in the Washington D.C. area. Including a 2016 National Zoo conversation on Father’s Day, when my teenage kids talked to a group of single mothers by choice about growing up without a dad. If you are looking for resources for Choice Moms in D.C., here are a few of the…

2013 Event: Choice Moms San Francisco

We had a great event in July 2013 for Choice Moms San Francisco. From that, we have several new ways to connect for women in the Bay Area, as well as single women anywhere who are struggling to conceive, and who are building families with donated egg or embryo. Discussion with some of the women…

Notes from NYC event

I lived in New York City 18 years, so it’s always a little odd for me to fly in and out of town for a weekend workshop, as I’ve done the last two visits. But we do pack a lot of information-sharing and support into these events, and the NYC event held in July 2010 was quite dense with resources. Here is some of what we shared.

Choice Mum Notes from the U.K.

Thanks to the generosity of Choice Mom Emily, I’ve been able to spend a wonderful 10-day holiday in London with my kids and parents. While here I met in Coram’s Field with 14 women, including Moms, Thinkers and Tryers from Belfast, Dublin, Belgium and many others in the United Kingdom. I also met with a large group of Ph.D. students in Cambridge, who were interested in the Choice Mom story.

How to get to “yes?” to this choice

My favorite part of Choice Mom networking events this year is our opening large group discussion, when we talk together from all stages about the issues and concerns we have faced. In the D.C. event, we had several Thinkers who wanted to know how women moved comfortably into the Trying stage. The question being, "How did you get to yes?" In response, Tryers and Moms reported: