About Howtobeasinglemom.com

Howtobeasinglemom.com is about what it means to be a single mother. This site is a forum for discussing our thoughts, dreams, and experiences. It is a resource for sharing our fears, insights, and victories. It is a safe place to support and encourage each other.

More than 10 million single mothers live in the U.S. today. We come from all races, social, and economic backgrounds. We share a common goal to love our children and build successful lives for our families.

Please help us connect and communicate with each other. Share howtobeasinglemom.com with other single moms you know. Post links on Facebook. Sign up for automatic email updates, and respond to posts with your own comments, suggestions, and feedback.

This site is a place of peace, positive energy, and power. Help us make howtobeasinglemom.com a resource for single moms like you.

About Liz Shultz

I always knew I would be a mom. Growing up in a small town, I thought I would marry a factory worker, have a family, and live contentedly ever after. I did get married and have a daughter; but I found myself divorced at 25, with no education, a child in kindergarten, and a job cleaning hotel rooms for minimum wage.

Over the next eight years I worked full-time, went to classes at night, and completed a BA degree. I remarried and taught preschool while I began writing, first curriculum and articles, then blogs and websites.

I have never forgotten how it feels to be a single mom; to feel alone and fearful of the future, to stay up all night with a sick kid and then go to work in the morning, to work hard all week and feel exhausted and frustrated on the weekend. I also remember what I learned during those years; how to take care of myself and my daughter, how to set goals and strive to reach them, how to develop trust and confidence in myself.

I hope my experience and understanding will help other single mothers who are striving to connect and be encouraged.

Thanks for visiting,


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Fishing is a great metaphor for life!

Always be ready to catch new opportunities.

Always be willing to release what doesn't work for you.

I hope you find something worth keeping today.