Parenting.com: 16 celebrity single moms When Should You Reveal You Have Kids?
When my ex walked out, my daughter wasn’t even two yet.
I remember saying to my mom that I didn’t know anyone else who was divorced, single parenting and dating.
So, you’ve gotten back into the dating game — good for you.
And if you’ve found someone you think you might be with for the long haul, that’s great too: Your kids will benefit from having healthy relationship role models — and a happy mom.
"It's hard to meet your match when everyone you're hanging out with is under three feet tall." She recommends, instead of heading to kid-centered places, to try some kid-friendly ones, where you might be able to scope out a cutie.
"A museum, bookstore, sidewalk fair, farmer's market, or a park without swings where your kid can run on the grass and play catch are all places where adults hang out too," advises Spencer.If you want your boyfriend to eventually be a father figure to your kids, make sure he sees you as more than just his go-to dinner date.Don’t be afraid to discuss where you see yourselves in a year and five years — before you bring him home to meet the family. And what role, if any, does he want to play in raising your little ones?Does either one of you want to get married in the future? If he doesn’t know the answers or you can’t see eye-to-eye, you may want to hold off on the introductions (though that doesn’t have to mean it’s break-up time).But if he’s as smitten with you as you are with him and sees a possible future with you and your kids, follow these tips. If you freak out when your son skins his knee, he’s a hundred times more likely to have a meltdown.Dating isn't a single mom's top priority, so help her arrange things so she can get out with you.