Single mother and dating
I’ll never forget the first time I came down the stairs all dressed up to see my baby with his bottle, ready to be put to bed by someone else. But now I know how important my personal time is to keep me sane.
A good mum is a happy mum – never feel guilty about wanting time to be you.
"Once the boyfriend is introduced there is no going back, and expectations are raised," she adds.
What to do instead: Time is the best measure of knowing when to introduce the children.
In our household ‘baggage’ is considered a swear word.
I had a boyfriend once who wanted to get way too involved too quickly, and my child just doesn’t need the potential disruption that would cause. When you’re a parent, things can feel even tougher.When I first started dating again after my son (who is now three) was born, my confidence and self-belief couldn’t have been lower.It took me a long time to get over the stigma of being a single parent – especially when it came to dating.I now realise that my family is something to celebrate, rather than hide, and that the right person will recognise this also.