Single mom not interested in dating

I remind myself that 1 day I don't want to be a burden on my daughter of not having my own life. How do you feel it harmed you to have that much focus on you? She has two great parents and has become a lovely young adult, and that is the one criticism I've heard her level at them. I live with no regrets and I fear that if I consume myself in finding "Mr.

Plus, I'd love to show her a nice nuclear family 1 day... Right" (if there is one) :) that I will look back and regret not spending that extra time with my son... He's 5 now and wants all my time, not sure that when he's a teenager he'll feel the same way. I feel it makes more sense to use what little personal time I have away from my daughter to focus on ME, not a man.

:)I'm a single mom by choice (got old and had my daughter on my own)... with no family near and older single friends who I decided to leave our comfortable lifestyle of wine clubs and travel - who just don't understand parenthood nor have interest in babysitting... But you're right, having a child all of a sudden takes away all that "need" to seek out a spouse (at least for me).

I fear I'll be my mother who divorced at 36 and never dated again!!

Immersed her life in her kids (or used it as an excuse to NOT get over the fear of dating after being married 15 years). I'd rather stay at home with my kids and either go out or just sit home and relax!

I go out with single dads and childless men alike, as I write at Wealthy Single Mommy.com, and some of the latter admit (while others appear) to be uncertain about the logistics of dating single moms.

I went out with a girlfriend in Montclair, NJ, to a fun place called Just Jakes. It was a little deceiving, sure, but I thought telling the guys I was a single mom would influence their answers—and I wanted raw thoughts.

As a single mom, I barely had time to get to know and date person. Before that, I’d had to log on to Ok Cupid, scroll through profiles, choose a few that didn’t seem too horrifying, message back and forth, then, in a moment of blind trust, give them my phone number like it was a precious gift.

As we texted, I would focus on one person, not even considering others in the meantime.

I would absolutely go on a date with a single mom and see where it could lead.

I don’t have kids, but I want kids, so if she already has one or two, it would be a bonus.

Glazed old-fashioned might be the closest thing to a Bloody Mary you both can get. Speaking of Bloody Marys, hangovers aren't an option anymore. Be supportive if she complains about him, but whatever you do, don't talk badly about him in front of the kids (it's actually included in many custody agreements; don't make a sticky situation stickier). She can't just see how the night goes and stay out as long as she might want. Handling what life serves is her modus operandi — she's been handling it since before you came along, and she's prepared to handle it if you leave. Pamper her because you admire her Terminator strength to always keep going.13. If you want to whisk her away for a romantic weekend, offer to help with the parental logistics so she's relaxed on her trip, not distracted with worry.

It's not about being in your 20s or your 30s or your 40s; it's about keeping it together during a living room performance of 9. It's very likely he will be a large part of her life for at least the next 18 years, so get used to it. Babysitters are people too, and good ones are a hot commodity. If she told the babysitter she'd be home by 11, make sure she's home by 11! Goldfish crackers and Band-aids are never far away. Hand sanitizer, Chapstick, a small dinosaur, some crayons, or a flashlight?

Until the mini people are old enough to get their own cereal and turn on the cartoons, there's no such thing as sleeping in.

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