Whether you’re a single mom by choice or by circumstance, there’s no doubt parenting solo can be difficult. But it can also be unbelievably rewarding. Babble offers perspective from a mom who credits her divorce for making her a better parent, three women who became single mothers by choice, and a woman who went on a quest to get pregnant without the complications of having a husband or boyfriend. We also look at why so many women today are choosing to have babies alone, how some single moms are sharing housing and support, and what the dating scene is like for single parents.