We are two, Black Single Mothers who made the decision to have and raise our children on our own. We met as admins for a Facebook group called Mocha SMC.This group is an unapologetically Black space for Black women to discuss the trials, tribulations, and joys of this non-traditional path to motherhood. There are several SMC social media groups and forums – some focused on trying to have a child and others on parenting those children. But after spending time in those spaces, we realized there was a need to have a safe space for us to discuss these issues through the intersectional lens of being Black SMCs.
EP 15 - Mocha SMC "Ask Me Anything"
This is the final episode of season one and we tackle five questions from our listeners. These questions are topics that we didn't go into too much detail on during the season to include: "Is there a right age to become an SMC", "How did you tell your...
EP14 - Behind the Curtain: A Conversation with Seattle Sperm Bank
Alyse Mencias, Clinic Relations Manager for Seattle Sperm Bank joins us to talk all about sperm.
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EP 13 - Mocha SMCs and Adoption Part 2
This is the second part in our adoption series where we are speaking to two Black, SMCs who have adopted their children. Michelle is also an adoption attorney in the Chicago area and is able to give advice from a legal perspective in addition to her...
EP 12 - Birth Plans, Breast Feeding, Weaning OH MY!
In this episode we discuss how to process birth expectations and disappointments. Even if we plan out every detail of our pregnancy and birth, that doesn't mean it will go as planned. We have a very special guest on this episode - Mocha SMC Simone, who...
EP11 - Unpacking Adoption for Mocha SMCs (Part I)
In this episode we welcome two special guests, Angela and Michelle. They are both Black, Single Mothers by Choice who adopted their children. In addition to being an SMC, Michelle Hughes is also an attorney in the Chicago area who specializes in...
Fantastic and thoughtful podcast worth adding into your weekly rotation. You don’t need to be a parent to learn a lot from this podcast, and it’s been eye opening to hear experiences from Aisha and Hera. Highly recommend checking this out if you’re curious about what it means to be a mocha single mother by choice.