Are you a single mother or father by choice? Welcome to the Postpartum Project!
We salute you. Statistics show that single mothers by choice are a growing phenomenon, There are 10 million single mother-lead families in the United States (Census). 3x the number in 1960. 25% of families are headed by single moms. (Pew). 40% of babies born in the United States are born to single mothers. (Pew)
As a recent divorce, a dear friend of mine who is a proud single mother by choice, urges me to just go online and buy sperm if I want another child. She states the advantages of being a single mother by choice are:
- Having a child makes you a hot guy magnet.
Why? Because you are no longer needy. You are a self-sufficient hot single mama ready to tear up the world.
- When a single mother by choice does date and marry or re-marry, she makes the calls in terms of how to raise her child.
No strange co-parenting where the father wants to raise the baby Hindu and you want to raise her as a Jew.
- It is empowering. It takes courage to go against the grain, be brave. Take that leap.
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. Paulo Coelho