The Mocha SMC Blog

First, we’d like to acknowledge all the wonderful fathers out there – single fathers, partnered fathers, and stepfathers. We love fathers and want to remind everyone that our decision to have children solo isn’t an indictment of all men and doesn’t mean that we cannot appreciate the role father’s play in our society.  But since […]

Five Tips for Surviving Father’s Day as a Single Mother by Choice

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Today is National Single Parent day.  While we are single parents every day, many don’t know there’s a day recognizing single parents – we certainly didn’t. So, we’re choosing to use this day to reflect on why we built this platform and how we got here. We created our podcast, and the accompanying virtual platform, […]

Happy National Single Parent Day

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During this episode we introduced some acronyms and discussed adoption resources and support spaces, here is a recap: Acronyms: DIA – Domestic Infant Adoption EM – Expectant Mother HAP – Hopeful Adoptive Parent(s) Adoption language is very specific. Language used outside of adoption spaces is often outdated and offensive.  Two examples are: When a woman […]

Adoption for the Mocha SMC

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Episode One: What is a Single Mother by Choice? With each episode of the podcast, we are going to share links to helpful resources and sources that we quote for data. These resources help us ground our discussions, but we also want them to be available to our listeners to refer to as needed. Episode […]

What is a Single Mother by Choice

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Episode Two: “Baby Making” – Path to Conception So you decided you want to do this – make a baby on your own – and you want to go the path of a donor with the assistance of a medical professional. In this episode, we discuss the differences between IUI vs. IVF to include success […]

Baby Making – Path to Conception (IUI vs. IVF)

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Leading up to our first Mocha SMC live event, which we held this past Valentine’s Day, Aisha found an article in Working Mother that listed the top ten ways for single moms to rock Valentine’s Day. After reading a few of their suggestions, like having slumber parties and playing truth or dare with your kids, we decided […]

Ten Ways for Mocha SMCs to Rock Valentine’s Day

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Both of us loved to travel before we had children. While having children presents new challenges to travel, we also decided we were up for the challenge because we wanted to show our children to the world. This week on the podcast we discuss our travel hacks and the different ways we approach travel with […]

Travel – The Mocha SMC Way

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When we both became moms, we knew we wanted to be the kind of moms that created an environment that was Black affirming, inclusive, and validated as many family structures as possible. Regardless of what we do in our homes, our kids will pick up on negative stereotypes as they move through the world. So […]

Books We Love – Black Affirming and Inclusive

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Episode Two: “Baby Making” – Path to Conception So you decided you want to do this – make a baby on your own – and you want to go the path of a donor with the assistance of a medical professional. In this episode, we discuss the differences between IUI vs. IVF to include success […]

Strong – The Micro Aggression

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