Tag Archive for single parenthood

Non-traditional families: Video and Website Resources

As part of the extensive bibliography created by New York-based therapist Patricia Mendell, a long-time supporter of Choice Mom resources, this section lists videos and website resources she recommends for their stories and information for non-traditional families. Books for parents Books to share with kids VIDEOS “A Different Story” From the Donor Conception Network, 2003…

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,…

All By Myself: Facing the Empty Nest Alone

A woman on the Choice Mom Over 40 discussion board posted recently that, now that her twins are teenagers, she is beginning to recognize the day is coming when she will be Alone again. She wondered whether we could create a new Choice Moms resource for those of us on this journey who are feeling the…

Sad News: Choice Mom Janice Garfunkel

I’m very sorry to have learned from Marinela that Choice Mom Janice Garfunkel (Cincinnati), 54, lost her battle with breast cancer, leaving behind her two daughters. Here is how Janice described things in her blog: “I am a single mom of two fabulous children (1999 and 2003), and was diagnosed out of the blue with…