When my ex-husband and I separated, I thought I’d be single for the rest of my life.
I planned on keeping my married name, raising my 2-month-old daughter alone, and living out some kind of disservice.
As a mom, you’re wired to put your children before yourself. But like they tell you on airplanes, you can’t help anyone with their oxygen mask until you put your own on.
Whether your last relationship was a marriage or a short-lived fling, there’s never a right or wrong time to start dating.
As a mom, your heart is already full of love for the tiny person you created.
If you’re not sure you have room in your heart (or life) for another person, then you don’t need to add one.
It had been a long time since I viewed myself as an individual rather than a wife or a mother. I was no longer looking for someone to complete my life – that role belonged to my daughter.
Instead, I wanted someone to join us and add to our happiness.
When you keep that in mind, you find that dating as a single mom is a little less terrifying.But if you’re still hesitant to re-enter in the dating world, here are some tips to make dating when you have a child a little less scary. From sleep issues to tantrums to potty training, you have to tackle every arduous aspect of parenting on your own.Through this role, you learn just how much you are capable of and give your child the ultimate representation of a role model.One thing parenting doesn’t make easy though, it dating.You read books on how to give birth and how to breastfeed, but learning how to date when you have a child seems much more complicated.