As founder of ESME (Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere), I’m proud to contribute to the growing trend of single moms supporting one another. At ESME.com, we are guided by the belief that women parenting on their own don’t all have to share the same background, upbringing and circumstances to find connection and offer support. Solo Moms are a diverse group: divorced, widowed, Solo by choice or circumstance such as, a partner’s deployment or incarceration. ESME’s mission is to connect Solo Moms and former Solo Moms, from all walks of life, so that they can offer each other advice, resources, inspiration and maybe a laugh or two. Together we are stronger and wiser.
By honoring the strength and diversity of the Solo Mom community, ESME’s tagline Independent Together comes to life as we set out to redefine single motherhood. When Solo Moms are empowered by mutual support, there’s no place for pity, scorn or blame. It’s time for Solo Moms to bridge our differences, build a strong coalition and demonstrate that single mom families are a valuable part of the American landscape.
By Marika Lindholm, Founder of ESME (Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere)