Single Mother by Choice (SMC) has come to be the term that describes women who have realized that being single doesn't mean they don't get to be mothers. Usually, SMCs are employed women in their late 30s and 40s. SMCs aren't usually truly "single mothers" by choice, but are single, and becoming mothers by choice; but some do prefer to parent independently! If you are thinking, trying, having, have...join! The support, the insider information (Where's the good sperm at? Does adoption from Russia happen still?), the freedom to tell it like it is (What the heck is wrong with a society where all these smart, interesting, caring, and capable women are struggling with barriers to motherhood?), and socializing with an interesting, diverse, smart, spunky, and mature group of women (yeah, really awesome) is wonderful.