Is Becoming a Single Mom the Latest Trend to Hit Hollywood?

daisy_ryan_meg_ryan_01.jpgIn these crazy economic times, middle class single moms who have painstakingly paid their mortgages, car insurance and taxes on time– each month- are now being faced with cleaning up the messes of larger than life- selfish- Wall Street tycoons who shamelessly  squandered more money on a dinner at Cipriani’s than a single mom spends on an entire month’s worth of groceries! These single moms in the trenches are scrimping and saving, cutting coupons and more often than not doing without. While some of these single moms have proudly chosen single motherhood, for others being a single mom has been a surprising life’s challenge, when a relationship went sour. 

I wonder, how do ordinary single moms in the trenches really feel about this glamorous new crop of Hollywood single moms- and I’m just throwing out a couple of names here…Sheryl Crow, Mary Louise Parker,  Meg Ryan and Nicole Richie, women who have chosen to adopt or get pregnant knowing full-well that they would be the sole provider for their child.

Do real single moms believe they can relate to these women– who have extremely DEEP pockets with which to raise these kids and of course, a trail of nannies, chefs, assistants, to handle grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, and the myriad of tasks that single moms in the trenches often eek out a way to get done- while holding down an eight-hour -a-day job in the process!

So single moms in the trenches, I want to hear from you–how do you really feel about these Hollywood single moms? Are they the new face of single motherhood? And if so—is that a good or bad thing?

And now it’s time for our Sunday Link love to all the Real single moms who we think are the true celebrity rockstars…O Solo Mama asks; Do Single Parents have Stupid Kids?in her effort to track what folks are saying about the risk to kids in non-traditional familes– and she comes up with some pretty interesting finds…

Sassafrass talks about how a dark rainy night 32 years ago changed her life forever…in a good way!

Solo Mother  tells us how to get more bang for your buck out of one little chicken!

Ms. Single Mama gives us voyeurs a peek into her foray  dating another single parent- in her next installment of Cabin Man-

Solo Mom AKA Thumbnail Glimpse eloquently tells us how she’s coping with the economic crisis

Matt Logelin Single Daddy extraordinaire talks about the pitfalls of heading out for a trip with a baby in tow; remembering to pack up all the babay paraphenilia, but forgetting his own in the process– truly the mark of a selfless parent!

Here’s to all the single mommy (and daddy) bloggers- you’re our true inspirations!

And don’t forget to check out this week’s brand new column; Raising a Fatherless Boy; What Single Moms Need to Know

Happy Sunday,

Melissa Chapman

Single Moms Channel Editor

Single Minded Women