During the process of writing “Choosing Single Motherhood: The Thinking Woman’s Guide,” I read a tremendous number of books about parenting, donor insemination, alternative family building and more. Now I’m selling some of those books to single women, researchers and thematic book collectors. They are listed in full as “Products” at Amazon under my Choice…
Continuing our series from Patricia Mendell — storybooks to share with our kids. Krauss, Robert, Aruego, Jose, & Dewey, Ariane, Illus., Herman the Helper, It is the story of a young octopus who likes to help everyone in his family as well as others in any way he can from morning until night. Beautifully illustrated…
This has come up so frequently lately that I want to focus our attention again on responses to these topics: What do we tell our children, and others, about how they were conceived? About why they don’t have a dad?
Our storybook created by Choice Moms, featuring artwork by Choice Kids, is called "I Felt You Flutter in My Heart."
I recently received this idea from a Choice Mom about how we might celebrate all of our families — no matter the structure — with a new idea. Please feel free to share at your schools and through your social networks!
A woman with two young children wrote to say that a half-sibling of her kids was traveling to the U.S. from another country and wanted to meet, since the children shared the same sperm donor. The mother didn’t feel prepared to talk to her kids about how they were connected, yet didn’t want to miss the opportunity to meet.
We love reading stories with our kids about non-traditional families. And we actively seek information about alternative family-building for ourselves. Here are recommendations.