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Dispelling the Myths of Becoming a Single Parent by Choice

By Alex Temblador

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This last weekend, I was speaking to someone about growing older and the different stages of life. Of course, parenting was one of the topics that we discussed, but more specifically, becoming a single parent by choice. For this person that I spoke with, becoming a single parent by choice never seemed like an option, despite the fact that they wanted kids. Their reasonings...

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I’m the Daddy I Never Had

By Serge Bielanko
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Henry looks up at my face in the middle of his push-up to see if I’m watching him.

I am. I can’t not watch him. It’s pretty much impossible.

It’s around 7 in the evening and we’re both down on the rug exercising. I’ve been doing this pretty steady for the past year; no matter how tired I am at the end of the day, I get Charlie, 1, to bed in his crib, set up Violet, 6, with my...

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Five Children’s Books That Celebrate Adoption

By: Amber Leventry

For the last 15 years, the Saturday before Thanksgiving has also been known as National Adoption Day. This one day in November is not just a Saturday to tackle the grocery list, prepare the house for holiday guests, or pack the car for a trip to see relatives. It is a day–this Saturday, November 21st–that will finally provide homes for some of the more than 100,000 children in...

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Tears & More Tears: A Single Mother By Choice Jounrey

By Monique
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I started my journey toward being a single mother by choice with fertility testing. I had taken a series of tests a week prior. I sat in my fertility doctor’s office waiting for my results. Every minute seemed like an hour. How long was it going to take her to get back to this office? I hate when doctors make you wait, especially when they have critical news. I knew I had set out to do...

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Acceptance is Tough: Single Mom By Choice & Finding Support

By Monique

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After I left the Single Mother By Choice meeting, I had made my decision. I knew this journey was going to take me and my emotions to a place that I had never been before.  Having a baby was still just a thought because I was far from actually trying to have a baby; all I knew was I wanted a baby.

How the hell was I going to do this? All I could think about was how much getting...

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Ben Carson is Anti-LGBT, Single Parents

By Alex Temblador
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Republican presidential candidate, Ben Carson is by no means pro-LGBT, but he has now started spewing anti-modern families’ statements to the media.

This morning on a Sirius XM radio interview, Carson reportedly said, “We’ve got to stop paying attention to the PC police who say every lifestyle is exactly of the same value.” Actually, our Declaration of Independencesaid that we...

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Interracial Donor Children

By Monique

single mother by choice

Explaining the minority experience is not easy when you aren’t a minority. I am a minority. My experience is directly attributed to the racial climate I grew up with, my family and education. How do I explain to my child why their donor is white? The age old saying is, “if you have an ounce of black in you, you are black.” Interracial children can definitely have identity issues.

What...

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Single Mother By Choice: You Make Plans and God Laughs!

By: Monique

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I had a plan for my life. I left high school with a scholarship to work on being the first generation college educated in my family. All that weight on my shoulders to succeed. I knew I would meet my husband in college and get married after graduation and have a few kids. You make plans and god laughs. Other than graduated with a BA none of those other plans happened. My life turned...

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Just The Two Of Us Updating The Family Tradition #Howwefamily

By Linda Grant

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Conceptually, I knew what I was getting into when I made the decision to adopt a child on my own without family nearby for support. But not until I was in the throes of the day-to-day care of an infant, did I realize how hard single motherhood really is. There is no middle-of-the-night solidarity with a partner when Baby won’t sleep, no other breadwinner in the family to head off...

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The Challenges This Single Stay-At-Home Dad Faces

By Hamid Newberry

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Is it wrong to say that being a stay-at-home parent is for the mother. There, I said it. I would also like to state that it is incredibly difficult being a stay-at-home dad, even in the more open-minded times that we live in.
I don’t live in a hipster city any longer; I moved from Seattle about 10 years ago when I realized that the internet didn’t feel like employing me. I also...

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Single Dad ISO Puke Bucket

By Hamid Newberry

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The boys woke at their mom’s house Easter morning, and after diving into their Easter baskets full of toys and candy, I picked them up at noon. This was my first holiday experience since my wife and I separated, so I got to feel the strangeness that comes with two separate celebrations per special occasion.

As far as the boys were concerned, they scored! Getting double the candy...

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8 Things These Gay Dads Don’t Want To Hear

By Henry Amador

8 things dads don't want to hear

 

1. When are you going to tell him he’s adopted and how do you think he’ll take the news?

We’re not, we are planning on waiting until he is either eighteen or just senses that he’s different to SURPRISE him with the news. Adoption is not a bad word, we have used the term since he was born. Firstly we are two men, as soon as the birds and the bees fly into our home he might start...

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