Five Myths of Choice Motherhood

Since writing Choosing Single Motherhood: The Thinking Woman’s Guide, I have hosted 25 networking events worldwide for at least 1,000 single women who are making or who have made the decision to build a family on their own. I have become acquainted with the stories of thousands more on the Choice Mom discussion boards. And I can tell you that I have learned five common myths single women have about the Choice Motherhood journey.

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1. If I become a Choice Mom, I will need to do everything alone.

2. Someday I will have everything set up – money in bank, career security, maybe even my ideal partner at last – and this will be an easy step to take then.

3. It will be a relatively simple process for me to conceive.

4. My child will not care about missing a father, or about knowing his genetic history.

5. I will never meet a partner if I become a Choice Mom.

These are five pretty strong myths. And in many ways, it can make us feel safer to believe in the myths we want to be true. But when we look myths square in the face, acknowledge the truth from the fiction, we are more able to set in motion the life that we want to lead.

So, welcome to the discussion, and welcome to the journey!

Mikki Morrissette


  2 comments for “Five Myths of Choice Motherhood

  1. May 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    I am single and right now am in the process of waiting to see if I’m pregnant. Myth #1 from the above list is particularly haunting right now. So, would love to hear about some others journeys through this and how they are getting support. Also, I just started a blog about my own journey. It’s Peronal vignettes and mention of some resources.

  2. rebe
    April 9, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    so helpful! thx!!

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