Rules of dating for single moms

Traditionally men view the introduction of children to be a big step.

When you have talked about exclusivity and are both sure you share the same vision for the future of your relationship, then you can introduce the kids.

Your pursuit of a new relationship won’t erase the existing hurt of an old one. Unfortunately, too many second marriages or new relationships pay the price for a broken-hearted mom who didn’t take the time to mend. Don’t wait to be head-over-heels for a guy before deciding what your boundaries will be. The man that she once had no interest in suddenly became the man of her dreams. The founder of The Life of a Single Mom Ministries and Overwhelmed: The Single Moms Magazine, Maggio spends many of her days praying for and counseling with single mothers nationwide.

Her children's games are the only ones she wants to play. Feel like she's perfect except you don't want kids?

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?

Say good-bye to after-parties, say hello to more-time-for sex (Lock the door!

The female race is an elusive and intimidating breed. In fact, I would venture to say that there are times when even they don't know what they’re thinking, so you have GOT to be on your toes. Once you think you've got them figured out, you get clocked in the head with their purse, and you have to look for another gal to date.

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