Tag Archive for thinking

PODCAST: Before becoming a single mother by choice

What should a woman know before becoming a single mother by choice? Recorded at the New York City Choice Mom event, this podcast features mental health counselor Joann Paley Galst discussing the basic tips she offers any single woman who is considering Choice Motherhood. In a more detailed conversation with Dr. Galst, we talk about the…

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…

Egg freezing: Pros and Cons 2016

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11169420/Facebook-egg-freezing-The-facts-dont-lie-We-havent-cracked-egg-freezing.-Not-even-close.html

A thorough exploration of egg freezing, adapted from “What’s a Young Woman to Do?: Update on Non-medical Fertility Preservation,” submitted to the Choice Mom community by long-time supporter Joann Paley Galst, Ph.D. A politically correct term for social or non-medical fertility preservation — AGE-banking (anticipated game exhaustion; Stoop et al., 2014) — has entered the mainstream. Facebook, Apple, and…

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…

To Mother Alone or Not? Floating in the Space of Indecision

Rachel Lehmann-Haupt

by Rachel Lehmann-Haupt @rlehmannhaupt excerpted from DIY Mom: A Solo Parenting Adventure (Shebooks, 2014) On my 39th birthday, two years after I froze my eggs, I decided that if I wasn’t in a serious relationship by the time I turned 40, I was going to start intrauterine insemination with the poker player’s sperm. Even though…

Diana is a Mom! A Five-year Journey (Part 3)

I got a few of these wonderful updates from women last week while I was on a camping trip with my son. Diana is a woman I met in the United Kingdom, who had originally decided that the “fatherless” issue was a reason for her to NOT become a Choice Mom. That story is here.…

Taking a Leap of Faith: What holds us in place?

I met someone recently who is a project manager finished with two years of sustainable development work in Nigeria, preparing for a new adventure in South Sudan. As we talked alongside a bonfire that we stoked until 4 a.m., I was invigorated by the reminder that it was a spirit of adventure that enabled me to become a Choice Mom in the first place.

Unmarried With Children

In a recent newspaper article, "Middle Class Trading ‘I Do’ for ‘Maybe Later,’" I was quoted talking about the economics of not having a husband (or "co-parent," as I inadvertently called it). I’m interested in hearing your thoughts on the subject.