Meet the leaders of Single Mom Nation

Jessica Ashley, Founder & Host

I’m the founder, author and host of Single Mom Nation, a site focusing on girlfriend-to-girlfriend advice on self-care, co-parenting, dating and relationships, style and expert tips for single mothers and divorcing women. I am also host and producer of the podcast Single Mom Nation.

I am also the Divorce Coach for Moms and a CDC certified divorce coach. Yes, you need one. Here's why.

I appeared on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday Life Class on single motherhood, sitting a few feet away from Lady O on a panel of single moms led by Iyanla Vanzant. Here's a clip.

I've won some lovely awards for my writing, including #3 Relationship Blog, Top 50 Mom Blog and Top 100 Mom Blog. My own authored posts have garnered more than 40 million page views, and 40,000 comments. Perhaps you remember my pink shoes? I blogged for a decade at Sassafrass, where the high-heel logo spoke to my still-raging shoe obsession.
My on-air appearances can be seen and heard on Huffington Post Live, NBC-5, WGN-TV, Martha Stewart Radio, Better TV, FM100 and morning talk shows across the country. I've created sponsored content for many national brands and nonprofits, including Target, Duracell, Crest, the CDC, Heifer International, the UN and an Iris Award-nominated series for Huggies.

I help brands and lifestyle sites launch, polish and develop authentic content that makes readers and customers want to click, stay, purchase and evangelize all those good works, products and experiences. I'm an expert in brand voice that speaks to moms. If this tricks your trigger, check out my portfolio and professional bio here

Real-life lady

I've been a thriving single mom for more than a decade. I wear inappropriately high heels to the playground, am mom to an 13-year old awkward breakdancing, Tae Kwon Do-ing, stand-up comic son and a fiery, booty-shaking preschooler affectionately known online as Boss Lady. I'm #blessed to have a chef boyfriend who keeps a list in his cell phone of all the foods I will never eat (#mayonnaise #cottagecheese). I respond to both Jessica and Ashley.

Single Mom Nation Mission

Single Mom Nation is where single mothers of all experiences, women seeking divorce, ending a relationship, deploying with the military or supporting a deployed parent, who feel alone in a marriage or partnership, who are considering parenting and relationship options or some other circumstance that lifts them up as the primary person raising a child - it is where we can all meet to get girlfriend-to-girlfriend advice, generously support each other, where we can laugh, sob, be sassy, feel safe and get real. 

You will find posts, interviews, videos, products, advice, comments and insights here that are intended to ignite conversation, shine a light on our diverse parenting experiences and help you an even more amazing single mother. We also like to go on and on about how whip-smart, stunning, clever and creative we all are. 

Single Mom Nation and all associated products, videos, podcasts and affiliated entities are owned by Jessica Ashley under Sassafrass Media LLC.