Tag Archive for Choice advice

Choice Mom E-guide: Finding Support

Visit our Eguides page for access to the FREE “2016 Choice Mom E-Guide: Finding Support.” What help will you need on the single mother by choice journey? Where will you find it? Insights shared by Choice Moms from our 2016 survey and therapists who support resources for this community. Special thanks to long-time Choice Mom supporters Dr. Joann Paley Galst (NYC) and Dr.…

PODCAST: Choice Mom Stories

Over the years I have talked with many single women about their Choice Mom journeys for the Choice Chat podcast and/or radio show. Here are some of these Choice Mom stories. LORI GOTTLIEB: Settle for Mr. Good Enough? After Choice Mom Lori Gottlieb wrote in Atlantic Monthly that perhaps settling for Mr. Good Enough might have been…

PODCAST: Relieving newborn baby mom stress

Two strong Choice Chat radio shows about relieving newborn baby mom stress. PEDIATRICIAN Especially if you are a new mom, single parents need stress-relief strategies and energy boosts. Noted pediatrician Dr. Robert Sears, a spokesperson for Happy Baby, offered in my December 2009 radio show tips for relieving the stress of being a newborn baby mom. He…

2016 Choice Mom Top Tens

It’s a list-making day. I wanted to see what Choice Mom resources are most popular with our 9,000-plus visitors per month. Top 10 Podcasts It’s interesting to me that all three of our podcasts about home insemination are highly popular. The library currently has 51 podcasts. This ranking is based only on data collected by the…

A Letter of Hope

This time of year is a struggle for so many. And for single women who long to start a family, particularly those facing the challenges of fertility over 40, it can be especially difficult. A woman wrote recently on the Choice Mom discussion board that she was giving up hope. She was unhappy about the…

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,…

“Don’t wait for Mr. Right because you never know when he’ll show up. Every year I think this’ll be the year I meet that perfect someone and then another year passes. And look at the boat I’m in now: 43 and needing to use an egg donor. No time will be the perfect time, so you just need to take that leap of faith and do it. I know it’s not easy, but nothing in life worth having is.”

— from one member of the Choice Mom discussion group to another

 

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Choice Mom EGuide: Egg Donors and Egg Freezing

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The 2015 Choice Moms EGuide: All About Eggs is a 47-page compilation of insights and Q&A on egg freezing, emotions of the journey, questions to ask before selecting an egg bank to choose among egg donors, and much more. Available for immediate PDF download using PayPal on our Eguide page. This eguide is for you if: you are…