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When most girls imagine becoming mothers one day, they usually envision a partner as part of that package deal, too. But life doesn’t always work out the way you imagined as a kid.

No one ever said motherhood would be easy, but single motherhood is a whole other ball game. This is a fact the women writing these blogs prove to their readers again and again, as they blog with humor, honesty, and an undying love for their kids.

Emma Johnson

Over the last year, Emma has rebranded Wealthy Single Mommy, the blog she originally started. But she’s still the same single mom who grew up with a single mom herself: the one who wanted to start a community to provide information and inspiration to other professional, single mamas. Today, she just so happens to also be promoting a new book while still encouraging other single moms to “date, parent and make money like a mother.” Visit the blog.

Sass, Laughs, and Mayhem

Mayhem (as she refers to herself online) is a single mom of two living in the Bronx, New York. She’s also a teacher and wine connoisseur who blogs to provide a resource for other single moms. Sass, Laughs, and Mayhem posts range from personal exploits and book reviews to everything in between. Visit the blog.

Single Mother Ahoy

Vicky Charles doesn’t shy away from the hard stuff. A survivor of domestic violence, she had a breakdown in 2010 and wrote about it. Single Mother Ahoy was originally meant to be an outlet for her, but it’s since become so much more. Here, other single moms can find book and product reviews, personal development posts, and information about stress and depression. Visit the blog.

Single Mothers by Choice

The Single Mothers by Choice (SMC) blog is a space for women who entered into single motherhood intentionally to connect. These are the mamas who used sperm donors or sought out adoption, without ever having a partner in the picture. The blog provides information and support for women who’ve already gone down the SMC road or those who are considering taking the plunge. Visit the blog.

The Pepperrific Life

Pepper doesn’t just blog about single motherhood — though that’s certainly a topic she shares plenty about. She also writes about searching for love as mothers, managing money, health, fashion, and everything kids. You’ll find plenty of posts on The Pepperrific Life that cover just about every facet of single motherhood you could possibly be looking for. Visit the blog.

Epic Mommy Adventures

If you’ve ever felt like motherhood was your calling, you can probably relate to the mama behind Epic Mommy Adventures. But even in knowing motherhood was the role she was meant for, she still found herself constantly questioning every choice she made. Which is why the blog was born: as a space to find connection and reassurance that she wasn’t alone in those feelings. And now she hopes it’ll provide the same safe space for other moms! Visit the blog.

Because I Said So! And Other Tales

Most moms would probably hesitate to call themselves parenting experts, but Dawn is a single mom to three girls and three boys. So, she’s kind of earned that title. (Even if she does joke that she’s mostly an expert on what not to do!) Dawn shares funny and relatable stories about motherhood and general awkwardness on Because I Said So! Let’s just say her posts are sure to make you laugh. Visit the blog.

Pea of Sweetness

Emilee Roberts is a Christian, home-schooling mama to three kids with special needs. She lives with fibromyalgia, has a child on the autism spectrum, and two more with sensory processing disorder. She blogs about it all on Pea of Sweetness. Today, she also has posts on natural and eco-friendly living, homemaking, and links to her own personally made products. Visit the blog.

Beanstalk

Lucy Good wants you to know that she’s a “surviving perfectly OK” single mom. At least, most days. With two little girls of her own, she’s passionate about creating resources for other single moms — a passion that initially inspired her to create Beanstalk. Today, she also runs a private Facebook group for single mothers and continues to share posts meant to inspire other moms in her shoes. Visit the blog.

The Life of a Single Mom

Jennifer Maggio is an award-winning author and speaker who has survived homelessness, abuse, and multiple teen pregnancies. The Life of a Single Mom was originally a book she released in 2009. Today, it’s a nonprofit aimed at helping struggling single mothers get back on their feet. The blog provides posts written by various contributors. The goal is giving single mothers the information and inspiration they may need. Visit the blog.

Rock-A-Bye Parents

Elizabeth is a working, single mom who knows how hard it can be to get everything that needs to be handled, handled. She created Rock-A-Bye Parents as a resource for other working moms who might be looking for ways to help their lives run a little more smoothly. The blog provides activities ideas, recipes, and travel tips all moms could use. Visit the blog.

 


Leah Campbell is a writer and editor living in Anchorage, Alaska. She’s a single mother by choice after a serendipitous series of events led to the adoption of her daughter. Leah is also the author of the book “Single Infertile Female” and has written extensively on the topics of infertility, adoption, and parenting. You can connect with Leah via Facebook, her website, and Twitter.