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EGUIDE on LGBTQ Families: Are the Kids All Right?

“It is commonly assumed that the more a family deviates from the norm of the traditional two-parent heterosexual family, the greater the risks to the psychological well-being of the children. But is this really the case?” — Susan Golombok, long-time researcher of non-traditional and LGBTQ families Years ago I had the pleasure of talking with students at…

Leaving a Partner…

This is not uncommon: A woman in her late 30s realizes that her partner sincerely does not want to have children. What does she do? Many women have joined our Choice Mom community to help make this tough decision. One such 39-year-old woman recently posted of her own dilemma. “I am scared that I won’t…

Notes From a Now Empty Nest

We spend so much energy worrying about whether we will ever be a mom — and how to become one… then question ourselves at times about whether we’re doing motherhood the “right” way… then shuffle from activity to activity with and without our kids… time passes… and before you know it (really)… they are gone,…

2015 Choice Mom Survey Results

In its first day, we had almost 300 responses to the 2015 Choice Mom survey! In total, we had 538 women respond who are Trying, Waiting or Being a single mother by choice. (No questions on this one for Thinkers.) Here’s what we reported… Methods to Motherhood Ranking in order of methods tried (not necessarily…

2015 Survey Results Continued

This is Part 2 data of the 2015 Choice Mom survey results. The overview is here. See Part 1 data here. Age at Live Delivery Not all of the women delivered after first conception. Some of the notable numbers so far: 38 women miscarried and are still trying to become a mother — half of…