Even when this change was something wonderful, something felt like it was getting left behind and that “something” was me. In fact, you are starting “Chapter Two” of your motherhood story. Perhaps you were secretly hoping the heartaches of raising your child were over. For many moms, their relationship with their son or daughter was poor when their child left home. Not only do you feel like a failure as a mom, but now you feel like you’ve lost your season to redeem the relationship. You will always be their mom, and God is always at work in your prayers.It’s now been a number of years since that season, but two truths bubble to the surface, truths that might serve you well if you’re just now beginning the journey of a new life at home with your child out of the household. Now is the time to ask God for wisdom in how to best support your child and provide sound advice when asked.(SMC) has thousands of members of all races, religions, ethnic groups, and lifestyles, from all over the United States, Canada, and abroad.The main thing that we have in common is our belief that a woman can successfully raise a child on her own.Finding a new place to put down roots is hard enough when you’re single, let alone when you attach “mom” to that status and a kid, or several, to your hip.
For insight regarding those issues and how best to address them, we turned to a panel of experts in women’s and family studies as well as local administration.We have chapters in most major metropolitan areas of the US and Canada, including, among others, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, DC/Virginia, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, Raleigh/Durham, San Francisco, Toronto, and more. Whether or not there is a chapter near you, if you join, you will receive access to a list of members in your area and contact information for them.Keep in mind that new members join us every day, so if there is not yet a chapter in your area, there may be one soon.SPAOA campaigns to achieve equality of opportunities for Single Parents across the nation regardless of tribe, race, nationality, gender, or religion.SPAOA is concerned with promoting the welfare and social and economic development of single parents and their households.