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Break the Decision-Making Spiral

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | May 22, 2017

Decision-making is stressful—from the small, seemingly insignificant decisions to the big ones, such as do I want to have a baby alone, or am I ready to use an egg donor or adopt? As a Single Mom, when your child comes along, you are forced to make all parenting decisions alone, such as who to…

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My Infertility Story — How I Got The Baby I Was Meant To Have

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Apr 23, 2017

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week. Here’s my infertility story and how I became a mother via egg donation.  #NIAW #ListenUp Throughout my life I was led to believe it was no big deal to conceive a baby in my forties. Back then, when people asked me (as they so often do ask women in their…

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Single, 42 and Infertile But I Still Gave Birth To My Baby

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Mar 4, 2017

As a child, I was obsessed with babies. If anyone asked me if I wanted kids when I grew up, I would exuberantly respond that I wanted eleven babies (I know, right? Eleven??). I distinctly remember stalking a pregnant mother in my neighborhood, asking if I could care for her child once it was born.…

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How Being A Single Mom Makes You Better At Dating

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Feb 10, 2017

Being a Single Mom can be lonely at times and make you yearn for a partner. To make matters worse dating as a Single Mom can feel like an uphill batter against an endless shortage of time, money and energy. My son is still young, and I can barely fathom dating. And, yet, I see…

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Teaching Love Through Imitation

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jan 16, 2017

When I proactively chose to become a Solo Mom, I knew parenting would become my spiritual practice. We know that children learn more from imitation than from what we actually tell them.

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My 2017 Promises to YOU!

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Jan 1, 2017

This year, my hope is that you will learn everything I know about becoming a single mom by choice, fertility issues, and using a sperm donor and egg donor to conceive. But even more, I hope it inspires you to take whatever path to motherhood (or not) that feels right. As you may know, my…

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Infertility Made Me Stronger

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Nov 21, 2016

Infertility made me stronger–it’s true.  When I first learned I was infertile I would have never guessed that it would fundamentally change me for the better. After several years of hemming and hawing, I had only just come to terms with having a baby solo.  I didn’t have a partner yet, so it was time…

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How the Donor Origins Conversation Is Really Going With My Son — I Never Expected This!

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Oct 20, 2016

When I decided to use donor sperm and egg to conceive my child, I never anticipated the way in which the donor origins conversation would played out with my son. I did my research about how to talk to my child about his donor origins. I wasn’t nervous or anxious about broaching the topic with…

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How Did I Choose My Sperm Donor

By sarahkowalski@gmail.com | Oct 12, 2016

How did I choose my sperm donor in a way that uniquely matched my personality and priorities.

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