Singlehandedly began when Betty Wyman and Amy Carpenter had a conversation about the need for an on-line community devoted to solo parenthood.

At the time, Amy was working on a book based on her experience as a single parent, and Betty was strategizing how she could take her tech-savvy entrepreneurial passion and use it in support of single parenthood. It wasn’t long before they decided to partner with each other in bringing forth their creative dreams.

Singlehandedly quickly became a community of writers and thinkers who have all experienced the single parent life; whether through divorce, death of a spouse or personal choice. Our stories are based on real-life situations and are designed to uplift, inspire and support the single parent journey. Topics include practical matters such as managing a budget and overseeing a household, as well as matters of the heart such as re-entering the dating game, navigating a co-parenting relationship and navigating difficult childhood stages.

Our writers speak with authenticity and clarity as they describe the uniquely challenging yet wonderfully rewarding experience of solo parenthood. Many of the site’s contributors are health and wellness practitioners who bring additional wisdom to their articles, based on professional know-how. Readers looking for more than anecdotal feedback or quick-fix advice, will find our stories rich with heart-felt truth, as singlehandedly mindfully supports the soul of the solo parent path.

Interested in writing? We invite you to join our community and become a contributor, just follow this link:

“When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal someone else.”

-Iyanla Vanzant

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The house is quiet. All three of you, oblivious, sleep soundly in your beds. You trust me to keep you safe. Happy. All by myself. The house is dark.

~ Sheryl Carpenter