Book Review: Married Mom, Solo Parent

Married Mom, Solo Parent
Carla Anne Coroy

I’ve been chosen to participate in a blog tour for Carla Anne Coroy’s first book, Married Mom, Solo Parent.  If you’d like to visit other stops on the tour, click here.

Scroll to the bottom of this post for some information on Carla’s Facebook party.

About the Book:

For married women who feel like single parents.

Bookstore shelves are full of parenting resources for moms who are newly divorced or widowed. But where do moms turn if they feel like a single parent–but they’re not? Whether he is away on business, deployed in the military, or obsessing over a computer game, dad may not be available for a variety of reasons. Moms who parent in this situation still need help and don’t necessarily relate to the advice given in divorce recovery or single parenting resources.

Married Mom, Solo Parent is a common-sense, down-to-earth look at the struggles wives and mothers face when their husband is not actively involved in family life. Writing from her own experience as a married single mom, Carla Anne Coroy will help wives and mothers sort through their questions, such as: Can I do this alone? How do I raise kids to honor their father? How do I give my children a healthy perspective of marriage if they never see one in action? With practical suggestions, anecdotes, and biblical teaching, this book will encourage moms to see their position as a high calling, to find healing for their worries and frustrations, and to tap into God’s strength for help in facing the daily challenge of being a married mom, solo parent.

My Thoughts:

While many women in this situation have deep roots of bitterness, Carla Anne comes across  in a manner that encourages other women and stresses the importance of honoring and supporting your husband. This book is chock-full of helpful information for any mom, not just those who have an absent husband; I was highly impressed with the suggestions provided. One of the most interesting parts of this book was near the end, when Carla Anne spoke about how to handle the situation when your husband decides or has the opportunity to reintegrate himself into your normal family life again. This book was very well written and I was super impressed with the way Carla Anne encouraged her readers to really support their husbands and not create negative energy in the house.

If you’re interested in checking out this book you can find it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as well as many other retailers.

About Carla Anne Coroy:

Carla Anne Coroy runs the Married Single Mom blog at She speaks regularly and serves as a staff writer for an online Christian women’s magazine Mentoring Moments for Christian Women. Carla Anne lives in Canada with her husband and four homeschooled children. For more information, visit


I received a complimentary copy of Married Mom, Solo Parent in exchange for this review. All thoughts are my own, I was not required to post a positive review.

Coroy FB Party


One thought on “Book Review: Married Mom, Solo Parent

  1. Thanks for your review Jamie! I’m glad you found the chapter on Dad reintegrating into family life helpful. That can be such a hard transition. And you are right… the book seems to be helping a lot of women that are not married solo parents… single moms and married co-parenting moms are telling me they find it helpful too.

    Blessings to you and your readers!
    See you at the MomChat Facebook Party!

    Carla Anne

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