I recently came across an opinion piece in The Washington Post titled, “The Dangers of Celebrating Single Motherhood“. The title alone put a knot in the pit of my stomach. The words contained within added to it. The author argues against pieces she has seen that have celebrated single motherhood saying, “Whether it’s good for […]Read More ›
Kathy Gambrell shared her path to single motherhood with me, explaining that Sept. 11, 2001 changed her view of how things should be and made her re-prioritize. At age 42, it was no longer about meeting the right person to start a family with, but instead was about starting her own family and having the honor and pleasure of nurturing a life. She became a single mom by choice and never looked back and says it has forced her to challenge herself, be a decision maker, become an advocate and learn the art of time management origami.Read More ›
My own mom is one of my role models. When my sister and I were just 6 & 3, our father died, leaving my mom a single mom. She fortunately had family nearby and a wonderful network of loving friends, but she showed me that even in the thickest grief, a mother’s love trumps all. You really can rebuild your life/yourself after devastating loss. She taught me so much about resiliency and love.Read More ›
I had the pleasure of meeting Holly in Ohio when I gave my TedX talk on Rebranding the Single Mom. She candidly shared her single mom experience with me our conversation was seriously the highlight of the whole trip.
Here is her story…Read More ›
I am a former globe-trotting network news producer and reporter who now works as an editor for UNHCR based in Nairobi Kenya. I’ve had a few different careers: actress, legal assistant, investigative producer, foreign correspondent, and now working in the humanitarian field. I wouldn’t have it any other way!Read More ›
I can say with certainty that this isn’t the way I saw my life playing out. I grew up in a traditional, loving household where my mother and father were married until my father’s untimely passing four years ago. The majority of my friends also grew up in two-parent households. It was the norm for me.Read More ›
I was recently invited to give a TedX talk at Ursuline College. And I said (sort of off the top of my head), “Rebranding the single mom. That is what I am trying to do in a small way, every single day. I don’t think that the reflection of single moms in the media is accurate and I also know that in order to make changes in the external messaging, I needed to change my own internal dialogue.”Read More ›