No one ever said being a mom would be easy, but being a single mom takes those challenges to the next level. You love your kids with all your heart, but it’s a lot to do on your own. Single motherhood can be incredibly isolating, too. That’s why we wanted to put together this list. You’re not alone: These mamas are here to commiserate with you, inspire you, and remind you just how strong you are.
Who better to write about single motherhood than a single mom who also grew up with a single mother herself? Emma Johnson is a mom of two and started her blog as a way of connecting with other professional single mothers. Her posts are proof that it can be done. Her blog offers advice on how to make the finances and schedules work so single motherhood can be a joy, not a burden.
A single mom for seven years now, Vicky Charles has a hard past she isn’t afraid to talk about. She’s overcome domestic violence and what she calls a “life-changing nervous breakdown.” She says becoming a mom is really what helped her fully recover. While her blog started as just a place to share her thoughts on her own life, it’s become a source of support for mothers who appreciate Vicky’s raw honesty, positive advice, and product reviews.
Not everyone becomes a single mom by chance. There are a growing number who choose single motherhood from the outset. This is the blog for those moms, the ones who used sperm donors or adopted on their own without having a partner in the picture. Here you’ll find posts for those just considering single motherhood as well as those already thoroughly entrenched in that path.
Lucy Good created this space specifically for single moms looking for a bit of community and connection. The blog provides support and inspiration as well as valuable tips on how to make it all work on your own. If you’re still looking for more connection beyond that, Lucy also runs a private Facebook group for single mothers that’s nearly 15,000 strong.
Founded by Jennifer Maggio, a young single mother of two who survived homelessness, abuse, and multiple teen pregnancies, The Life of a Single Mom is a nonprofit aimed at helping struggling single mothers get back on their feet. Find parenting advice, inspiration, and tips on how to deal with some of the hardest parts of doing this on your own. It’s a space meant to uplift and encourage to keep you going — because you really do have this, Mama.
No one gets married with the intention of one day getting divorced. When that happens, it can be devastating. This is even more true when kids are involved. DivorcedMoms aims to be a resource for the moms who have found themselves in the position of having to tell their children the marriage is over. They have tips and advice as well as insights for moms at every level of that journey.
No one knows how to juggle it all quite like a working single mom. It’s something Elizabeth is especially experienced with. She balances work from home and outside the home alongside her solo parenting duties. She created Rock-A-Bye Parentsas a resource for other working moms who might be looking for ways to help their lives run a little more smoothly. And if you’re even kind of considering a Disney World vacation, you should definitely check out her travel tips and pictures.
Are you ready to dip your toes back into the dating pool? Has your ex found someone new? Do you need some help embracing your new single mother status or helping your kids adjust to their new normal? SingleMom has posts for all of that as well as some inspirational and uplifting parenting content meant to remind you to slow down and enjoy the time you’ve got with your kids. Come here to discover self-love and self-worth with zero judgement.
Julia Hasche was just a few months postpartum when she was plunged into single motherhood. She had to find her way quickly and realized that single moms needed a resource to guide them in navigating those tricky waters. Today she works as a mentor for single moms while also penning posts for her blog to inspire and advise other women walking the same path she has.
Alicia is a highly-educated (three-time Columbia grad!) single mama in NYC who calls herself a “stylista” at heart with a penchant for children’s fashion. She uses her blog to document her life. This is a great space for single moms who just want a glimpse at how other mamas do it. Lately Alicia has taken up running, brought her kids to cooking classes, and shared personal relationship stories sure to tug at your heart.
Being a single mom is just part of Pepper’s identity and blog. And while she’s got great posts on things like dating while parenting, she also writes product reviews and advice on how to bond with your kids. This is the blog for single moms looking for a little bit of everything, including some self-help with a side of money management.
If you’ve been feeling stuck lately, The Single Mom Blog is here to inspire and motivate you. With posts on co-parenting, self-care, and fun projects for you and the kids, this is the place to potentially find your groove again. There’s even a podcast you can listen to after the kids are in bed.
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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.