In 2017, as a project to serve the mission of When She Thrives, the vision for The Scenes From A Single Mom Book Trilogy was born, and Volume I was published in Spring 2018. The purpose of The Scenes From a Single Mom Book Project is not only to provide opportunities for single mothers to set and pursue new goals, as Authors and Entrepreneurs, but to redefine what success means for themselves and for their families, and to encourage and empower others to do the same. Moreover, the project fosters community and accountability because each story is necessary for the project to be complete, just as each woman and her family have something to contribute to the community. Through the journey of sharing their stories, Scenes From A Single Mom Authors are making lasting impact in their homes, + creating new ways to make an impact to change their communities, and the world.
The Podcast + Blog
With the birth of The Scenes From A Single Mom Book Project, the Scenes From a Single Mom blog was re-birthed. Scenes From A Single Mom started as blog in 2011 by Tiffany Huff-Strothers, when she felt compelled to share her journey of being more than “just a single mom.” She shared transparent, up close and personal insight into her journey to balance the lies of the single mother, baby mama drama stigma with the everyday challenges of being strong enough to manage full time employment, a social life and a healthy, loving home for her two young sons while her roots in the hood constantly threatened to take her under. The blog soon grew into a community of not only single moms, but women across the country struggling to share their truths, refusing to be defeated by their trials and learning to celebrate their triumphs and successes on their own terms.
When Scenes From a Single Mom Volume I was published in 2018, seven women became Published Authors and Entrepreneurs. Each woman now has an additional income stream to support her family and to increase impact in her community. Additionally we have been strategic in partnering with individuals, organizations and corporations to put copies of Scenes From A Single Mom Volume I in the hands of single mothers who might not otherwise have access. These strategic partnerships have allowed When She Thrives to support single mothers who are homeless, living in public housing and receiving supportive services from other community organizations by providing books and workshops around the topics of truth, trials and triumph throughout the greater Pittsburgh community. Volume II launchedAugust 2019 and includes 13 authors. Volume III was completed in 2020 with 12 authors..