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Motherhood is not just a role, it's a way of life. And raising a child on your own, well, that's a full-time job for 18 years (in addition to earning an income, which may also be a full-time job). It used to be a popular belief in America that children needed a nuclear family to grow up healthy, happy, and stable. No matter the structure though, women are making it work. In the United States today, there are about 12 million families headed by single parents, and almost 10 million of those are headed by moms.
On the web, many of them are run by women raising children. Whether a woman is widowed, divorced, or chose to start a family without a man in the picture, there are many reasons they may be raising a kid alone. As many of these blogs show us, sometimes a single-parent family is the best environment for a child. In addition, some women are taking fate into their own hands and choosing to have children by themselves. It seems like there's a blog out there with a niche for every kind of family at any stage now. Writers have created communities around the world sharing their experiences as parents. They are using their blogs to offer support and give advice to other single moms on how to make it work and help your children thrive. These are some of the very best. We've selected advice columns, honest storytelling, and practical guides that'll help you.
Shortly after leaving a career in Los Angeles to become a full-time caregiver for her grandmother, Dresden decided it was time to start her journey into motherhood as well. Five years ago, she conceived her son via anonymous sperm donation and has chronicled her journey ever since. On her blog, you'll read about her life as a single mom, what it's like to live in a multigenerational home, and how she fits her own wellness in while juggling motherhood.
Tweet her @DresdenPlaid
Epic Mommy Adventures
Natasha started her blog at the urging of a friend, who said it might help her chronicle her journey and connect with other single moms. Today, she is guiding others through their struggles by sharing her experiences and offering weekly tips in her advice column. She’s the first to admit that single parenting is hard, and her advice is both motivational and practical. Along with some guest posters, she’s there to help you navigate through everything from baby daddy drama to single family finances.
Tweet her @1EpicMommy
The Middle Cinnamon Roll
Trina is a concert pianist, scuba diver, brazen adventurer, and grateful single mom. She’s also an optimist. She believes we are stronger than we think, and she's the perfect example of this. While divorcing her husband forced her to replace a career as a pianist with a cubicle job, it also liberated her and her kids to live a better life together. This blog has chronicled her life as a parent and teaches us to stay true to ourselves, cry when we need to, and be happy.
Tweet her @TrinaDye
Jean may say she’s no super parent, but as a single mother of two teenage girls, it's hard to imagine she has no super powers! Since 2007, notSupermum has been sharing stories about single parenting, creating a peaceful space in your home and garden, and making great food and drink. She also shares photos of her travels, why she volunteers, and more.
Tweet her @notsupermum
The Pepperrific Life
Single mom life on Pepperific is covered with a light, positive perspective and a wide lens. Pepper shares a mix of content, ranging from relationships to home improvement to fashion. It's a great place for advice on pretty much every aspect of life: from the best baby gifts for first time parents, to prom dress styles that both mom and daughter will approve of. Life is complex, full of challenges, and a lot of fun with Pepperific.
A Single Mom's Guide for Life
This single mom from the Bronx is wholeheartedly herself: a loving mother, a sarcastic poet, an organized preschool teacher, a saucy wine connoisseur, and so much more. She's raising her daughters, “Sass” the princess and “Laughs” the tomboy, to express exactly who they are, too. Their family is happy, their lives are full of joyous mayhem, and she's challenging them all to grow.
Single Mother Ahoy
Vicky and her daughter got off to a rough start. An abusive cycle at home resulted in a premature delivery and she’s been a single mom ever since. Vicky’s posts range from deeply personal accounts of her experiences and how they’ve impacted her, to practical advice, to reviews of toys and yoga routines. Regular features include self-help challenges, toy reviews, and projects like "Goal Setting for Greatness"!
Tweet her @SingleMAhoy
Single Mothers by Choice
There are so many reasons why some women choose to become single mothers. Jane Mattes, psychotherapist and author of the book “Single Mothers by Choice,” started this community over 30 years ago and now it has grown to have chapters in over 18 cities with a huge network online. No matter your reasons or story, the women in this network have experienced every nuance of single motherhood. Whether you're already a mom or considering whether starting a family on your own is the right move, this is a place for the resources you need and a community that understands you.
Single Parent Pessimist
Single mom Claire’s blog is blunt, honest, and realistic. Sometimes she gushes about her little boy, while at others she vents her frustrations. Her balanced sharing of the pros and cons of being a single mother makes for a refreshing take, and she also interviews other single parents to get their perspectives. She shares kitchen and housekeeping tips, features giveaways, and shares personal anecdotes, like how the Spice Girls inspired her when she was younger.
Tweet her @vampybear
Super Single Mom
Prince Cornelius is a lucky boy. From Houston to Los Angeles to Miami to New York, his mother Niedria inspires other moms to get out and enjoy incredible actives with their kids — and he gets to tag along. She recommends kid-friendly events, shares insider perspectives on charity events, and interviews community leaders we should all know. She's also a deeply caring person and this comes out in her words and in the charities she covers. Come here for to-dos and inspiring articles.
Tweet her @NiedriaKenny
Three Boys and a Mom
Can you imagine raising twin boys and their little brother all by yourself? On her blog, Rachael shares honest accounts of both the joys and the struggles of getting to where she is now, and letting go of what she needs to leave behind to move on. Read posts about how the love she has for her children gives her strength, and get motivation from the inspiring quotes she often shares.
Tweet her @rachaelplus3
Wealthy Single Mommy
Wealthy Single Mommy shows readers that you can thrive in all aspects of life: as a mother, career woman, and single woman looking for love, even while facing extraordinary circumstances. Veteran journalist and storyteller Emma Johnson 's marriage was unstable — then her husband fell off a cliff. He survived but the injury amplified his anger issues and, after having their second child, he left her. She had no choice but to figure it out all over again on her own. Stay driven and fulfill your dreams with the help of Emma's practical advice, like what loans are best for moms, and personal stories, like her confessions in "WTF Wednesday." Her readers are a community of ambitious women.
Tweet her @JohnsonEmma