Melysa Schmitt

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About Melysa

Melysa Schmitt Funny. Sexy. Inspiring. These are the three words that best describe Melysa Schmitt. Melysa is the owner of, a lifestyle blog where she candidly shares her successes, failures, and misadventures in dating and single parenting. She's also the author of Sex, Lies & Bacon: A Blogvel.

Melysa has developed a distinct and sassy voice online, allowing her to reach out to fellow single parents all over the world with a simple, underlying message: Your relationship status does not limit or define you.

She has been published in The Star Ledger and written a parenting column for, an online version of the same. Her blog has been featured in several Top Lists online for advice on sex, love and dating. She’s been listed in PopSugar’s Top 25 Blogs On Single Parenting three years in a row. Melysa has also been a repeat guest sharing her single parent expertise on NYC's WPIX 11 Morning News, as well as a guest on ABC's Katie starring Katie Couric.

Posts by Melysa

Is Dating A Single Mom For You?

Looking for an independent, super woman? A single mom might be just what you need, but think before you leap; Dating a single mom isn’t for everyone. Our lives are typically busier than our kid-free counterparts so we don’t have … Continue reading

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Sex And The Single Mom: Finding Your Confidence Naked

Knocking boots with someone new as a single mom is a scary thought for a lot of people. Prior to your separation or divorce you probably shared a bed with the same person for years. Most likely, that person understood … Continue reading

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5 Signs You’re In The Right Relationship This Time

If you’re dating with children, chances are you’re anxious about choosing the right kind of partner.  We all want our children to see us in a healthy relationship with someone who treats us right. But even if you’re lucky enough … Continue reading

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Giving Up Control In A Relationship Without Losing Your Independence

Mom keeps her independence while maintaining control of her relationship with her children

The first time my current boyfriend tried to take out my garbage, I stopped him. A few days later when he offered to do my dishes after I cooked him a meal, I refused. When I told my mother, she … Continue reading

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Dating Exclusively Before Diving Into A Relationship

Since becoming a single mom more than five years ago, I’ve gone through a lot of changes – especially in my dating life. I’m sure many single parents can relate. For awhile I bounced back and forth between playing the … Continue reading

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Dating With Kids: Tips For Introducing Your New Boyfriend

A single mom introduces her boyfriend to her child

So you’ve finally met someone. You go, girl! Wondering if it’s getting serious enough for this amazing man to meet your kid? While some single moms choose to introduce new boyfriends right away, others wait. It’s really a matter of … Continue reading

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