Thank you so much Alaina for sharing this story with us! ” – Chelsea A true page-turner this book pulls no punches. Sheer recounts stories from her personal life with humbling candor, drawing readers in with all the confidence of a best friend. Sheer’s emphatic advice to each and every single mom searching for Mr. Despite what you have gone through, you remained strong for yourself and Benjamin–and in telling your story, you also give other single moms, dads, and everyone else HOPE. Dear Alaina, I stumbled onto your blog late one night while I was researching single mom dating statistics. I found validating and warm reassurance while reading your posts.
Sheer invites you into her world, and while I am not single nor a mother, the underlying themes of trusting and believing in yourself rang true to my heart. Sometimes I feel like I will never make it through this deep and dark era as I face motherhood alone.
Ms Single Mama finds a way to balance romantic optimism with the realities of daily life, all the while ensuring the needs of her son Benjamin are met. Then sometimes I hear/read stories like yours that give me a little push that I so badly need in the positive direction. I am 24 years old and single mom to two beautiful twin girls..
As both Benjamin and her confidence grow, she slowly heals from her previously chaotic life.” – Amanda, Stack of Spines I love hearing from you, my readers. The fact that my blog helps all of you feel more confident, empowered, and inspired fills me with so much hope and happiness. I never planned on being a single mom of course, but I was young when I got married and put up with an abusive husband for one year.
I receive so many, it is hard to respond to all of them. I found myself with newborn twin daughters to raise at 20 and I somehow have made it this far.
When asked what she wishes her mom would do differently while dating, Rachel, a smart young graduate student, replied, “I wish she would recognize her own impulsivity and emotional rollercoaster.
She does and says things without recognizing that to some extent our whole family is dating this guy.
At the time, she was just about to begin her own blog on being a single mother. Thanks for putting your heart on your sleeve for the rest of us single moms!!!
Flash forward to today and she has tens of thousands of readers and is still a thriving, happy and successful single mother. I need to re-write the ending and a bunch of other things, so stay tuned for an updated version. ” – Ericka Sevilla, on Facebook.“For anyone who is on the fence on whether or not to buy this book…DO IT!
My single mom friend and blogger, Emma Johnson, is such an inspiration. In the book you’ll find out…“There’s no difference to me between this book and something on a shelf at Barnes & Noble. of Follow Your Bliss ”“OMG…I can NOT stop reading your book. I’ve loved your blog all along – but your book is truly, truly incredible.
I met her years ago at the 2012 Blog Her conference. I bought it and have been devouring in big gulps for the past few nights. I am healing so much in so many ways just by reading your experiences and knowing, once and for all, that I too will be ok.
In my case, it took something actually happening to Benjamin for us to be able to receive full custody with zero unsupervised visits at his father’s home. I regret not acting like a mad woman and hiring a fierce attorney to keep him from ever spending the night there.