Topics: Unmarried Families, Single Women, Single Parents, Single Mothers


Andrea Engber was born on September 19, 1949 in New York City where - at a number of highly respected institutions - she completed her education in art and design. In 1972, she entered the business world as an assistant editor and designer for Bowker, a major publishing company, and later advanced in her career from an art director for a leading Madison Avenue agency to creative director of various advertising and marketing firms where she specialized in automotive and toy packaging, trade advertising, video production, brochure, literature, and book design and copywriting.

No nonsense American Woman Award recipient, 1995-1996
Mother of


16 year-old son, Spencer Brandon Engber.

Founder and director of National Organization for Single Mothers, Inc., (NOSM), Charlotte, NC

Editor of SingleMOTHER, the nationwide pick of single mothers by choice or circumstance whether divorces, adoptive, widowed or a M.O.M. (Mother Outside of Marriage).

Nationally syndicated newspaper columnist of the weekly, Single... With Children, distributed by Universal Press Syndicate

Contributing editor and single parenting columnist for Working Mother magazine.

Author of the Complete Single Mother: Reassuring Answers to Your Most Challenging Concerns, (1995, Adams Publishing, Holbrook, MA) 2nd edition, 2000.

Writer of essays published in newspapers, magazines and books including The Chicago Tribune, The Charlotte Observer, Parenting, Working Mother, For Women First, American Woman, Woman's Own, When I Think About My Father and A New York View of Charlotte.

Guest on nationally syndicated radio and television talk shows including National Public Radio, CBS, ABC and NBC radio networks, etc.

Parents Choice Awards,
Parents Guide Awards, etc