My name is Jenn, but I’m most often called Momma, or Wallace’s Mom. I’m 33 and I’m a single mom by choice. When I grew up I wanted to be an archeologist, an author, an illustrator, a teacher, a chef, and a mother. As an adult, I’ve been a short order cook, a cashier, a bookseller, a student, a pizza maker, a nanny, a performance poet, a smut peddler, a bear maker, a tea seller, and I’ve worked on a dude ranch. I currently sell used books on Amazon, teach yoga, and am a doula. I grew up in Michigan, called Chicago home for 6 years, spent a year and a half in Denver, back to Michigan for a spell, 9 months in Chicago, and the last 4 years in Michigan again.
My son, Wallace, was conceived via DIY alternative insemination with the help of a known donor. He was born March 11, 2013. I would like to have another child.
I started this blog as a safe place for me to talk about my feelings, plans, and experiences. I also wanted to be able to share with others who might be interested in starting a family on their own. I found much comfort and validation in reading the blogs of other families and found a sense of community through writing my own. Due to some privacy issues, many of my posts are password protected, so please email me if you are a friend or follower. My email is goodfamiliesdo at gmail dot com. Oh, and the title is a reference to a book, 50 points for anyone who gets it.