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Choosing Single Motherhood: The Thinking Woman's Guide
by Mikki Morrissette | Parenting & Families
Registered by inkognitoh of London, Greater London United Kingdom on 1/11/2013
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by inkognitoh from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, January 11, 2013

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Purchased from amazon at the start of a grand adventure on the recommendation of the fertility clinic I visited while attempting to become pregnant.  


Journal Entry 2 by inkognitoh at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, January 20, 2013

8 out of 10

I quite enjoyed this book but it was definitely preaching to the choir; that is, those of us who had already made the decision to become 'Choice Mothers'. I actually wish I had of read this book prior to commencing insemination because it made many good points about the sort of donor to choose and the legalities and moralities of each decision.

Having already started on my journey (and pregnancy) while reading this book, I found the constant reiteration of building a network, creating a village, reaching out to people, extremely helpful as women in my position tend to be independent and isolated to an extent. I know that's true for me at times so I've been trying to feed this advice into my daily life starting in pregnancy and hopefully moving forward throughout raising my child.

The other thing I would recommend for anyone reading this book to consider whether or not to become a Choice Mother is to Google negative thoughts and comments from children raised by solo mums. This book really didn't cover those kids who were not happy with the choice their parent made. If they were interviewed, then they kept those thoughts to themeselves and I think therein might lie the problem for children raised by women like me. 


Journal Entry 3 by inkognitoh at St.Thomas' Hospital in Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (3/12/2013 UTC) at St.Thomas' Hospital in Waterloo, Greater London United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Left in the reception area of the ante natal scanning unit where most people come to have their first scans in the 8th floor of the hospital. I was attending Breast Feeding & Parenting classes, almost at the end of my journey. 


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