, acknowledges that stepping back into the dating world can be tough, not only for the single parent, but for the kid, too.Here, she reveals to how she gets her important alone time with a 'tween in the house, as well as her rules on the tricky and challenging process of dating as a single mom.I am a single mother (and only parent) to an 11-year-old boy and we live in a suburb of Boston. On my blog I talk about my life (sometimes in the dating scene), my son, reviews, and share things that I love all while trying to find the humor in it.I have a wonderfully supportive family; without them I would probably be lost.Whether you agree with the first group or the second, one thing is certain. They met in college and he was totally not her type.
Single parents often have to rely on friends and their community.If you feel ready to date, there is no reason to wait for the perfect time or until the nest is empty. After all, they have had you to themselves for quite a while, and now they have to share. Take some time to find out about this new man; his interests, work, and hobbies. Children get uncomfortable when there's a parade of men taking their Mom out.It's fine to talk about your kids, but keep it to a minimum. It's a good idea to keep your dates private until things start to get serious.I take advantage of my downtime..when he's at sports practice, I'll read a book.Single parents have to worry about who's going to watch their child in the mornings and get them off to school and watch them after school.