Tag Archives: single moms

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 asked me what the hell was wrong with me. I’ll be the first to admit I’m a stubborn woman. After being single for nearly five years, I’d become extremely set in my ways. Without the support of a man I had to learn how to support myself– and damn it, I do it well! Read more

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 preference. I've always been a waiter. I'm pretty picky about the men I bring into my own life, so you can imagine how picky I am about who I bring into my son's. I've never wanted to introduce someone to him and a few months later have to explain why "so-and-so" isn't around anymore. Read more

Why You Should Break Your Dating Rules At Least Once

A mom looks for dates online
When I decided I was ready to seriously date as a single mom, I came up with a laundry list of dating rules for myself. It was uncharted territory for me, and frankly pretty scary. In my mind I was dating for two now – not just one. If I wanted to make sure the next man I fell for would be a good role model for my son, I had to be a hell of a lot pickier. Dating in my 20s was about hooking up, while starting to date again in my 30s was about settling down. I’d worked hard to build a stable life for my son and myself after becoming a single mom, and I wanted to be extremely cautious about the men I let into it. Read more

Single Parents: How And Why You Should Get Back In The Dating Game

single mom leaves home to go on a date
Let’s face it; dating as a single parent is challenging. Time constraints, worrying about other people's expectations and fear of the unknown can often make the process feel stressful and complicated. Still, the obstacles that we face while dating as single parents shouldn’t deter us from looking for our next big love and even having some fun. Read more