I would imagine that everyone has some sort of reaction to that word.To some, the word evokes memories of romantic moments with a significant other.So, I've scoured the interwebs for tips that should help when dating a single mom.Here are eight rules that I think will lead you in the right direction.Some of which, I believe, are universal to single mothers in my age bracket.I wrote this piece with the intention of supporting the man interested in a woman with children.There are men out there who will embrace you and your children without hesitation, and they will see it as a blessing. My 19-year-old self thawed in the middle of Single-town, expected to assume the role of a 31-year-old eligible bachelorette with an A-game. I spent the entire decade of my 20s hibernating in the cave of accelerated adulthood -- planning a wedding, building a home, getting pregnant, having miscarriages, getting pregnant again, breastfeeding, home making and child-rearing.I missed out on the 10 years of dating and hard knock life lessons of an un-committed Gen X'er.
From the outside, we may look the same as our single comrades (with no children,) but the insides of our lives, minds and hearts are vastly different.
Hidden under the layers of responsibility lie our own needs, which resurface as we disengage from our identity as a married woman.
Since my separation three and half years ago, I've noticed a growing number of my contemporaries (in their early to mid-30s) join the force of divorcees.
To offer him a peek inside her life, to help him understand her better.
This piece is also dedicated to all of the single mothers who will hopefully read this and know they are not alone in their needs and desires.