Frank, funny, and unflinchingly real stories by Solo Moms, for Solo Moms
In the United States, more than 15 million women are parenting children on their own, either by circumstance or by choice. Too often these moms who do it all have been misrepresented and maligned. Not anymore.
In We Got This: Solo Mom Stories of Grit, Heart, and Humor, 75 Solo Mom writers tell the truth about their lives—their hopes and fears, their resilience and setbacks, their embarrassments and triumphs. These personal essays, poems, and quotations offer a literary look into a diverse range of Solo Mom experiences. You’ll meet women pursuing parenthood without a partner, moms shepherding their kids through divorce, military moms holding down the fort, widowed moms navigating grief, dating moms testing out Tinder, and more. Some of these writers’ names will sound familiar, such as Amy Poehler, Anne Lamott, and Elizabeth Alexander, while others are about to become unforgettable. Bound together by their strength; pride; and, most of all, their dedication to their children, they broadcast a universal message, empowering Solo Moms everywhere: You are not alone. Your tenacity, courage, and fierce love are worthy of celebration.
Edited by Marika Lindholm, Cheryl Dumesnil, Domenica Ruta, and Katherine Shonk, our anthology is available for preorder on Amazon, with a publication date of September 10, 2019. It’s the perfect gift for a mom who parents alone or is about to embark on that journey. We can’t wait to share our love letter to Solo Moms who deserve that and more!
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