Head of Household: A Journal for Single Moms
by Beth Raymer
illustrated by Laura Harrison
A beautifully designed guided journal specifically for single moms, by critically acclaimed author and single mom Beth Raymer.
There are an estimated 15 million children being raised by a single mother in the U.S. Yet, single mothers are deeply underserved when it comes to celebrating their triumphs and sharing their trials and challenges of being a single parent in today’s world.
Acclaimed author, journalist, and single mom Beth Raymer hopes to change that. She brings her signature wit, honesty, and wisdom to this unique resource that gives single mothers the most important tool of all: a voice.
This thoughtful journal encompasses both an inspiring personal reflection on the single-motherhood journey and a practical guide for any single mom—whether by choice, following divorce or widowhood, working, stay at home, or any other personal circumstance—to feel empowered and confident. In addition to featuring inspiring quotes from a wide-range of women, the journal includes prompts that explore the conscience and experience of single moms wherever they are in their journey toward building satisfying and successful lives with their children.
Diary | 144 pages | Chronicle Books | 2023
Beth Raymer is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Lay the Favorite: A Memoir of Gambling and the novel Fireworks Every Night. Raymer has an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University and lives in New York City with her young son, Junior.
Laura Harrison is an animator and painter with MFAs from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has appeared in various festivals including The New York Film Festival, Ottawa International Animation Festival, and many others. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.