Dating with Kids

How Do I Know If It Is the Right Time for Me to Start Dating Again?

How Do I Know If It Is the Right Time for Me to Start Dating Again?

A mom writes in asking for advice about when she might start dating again. This single mom, who has a 13-month-old baby, hasn’t dated anyone since she was six months pregnant. She says her last relationship was bad, but she has recently started feeling open to the idea of letting someone new into her (and her baby’s) life. She asks the community for advice about when people in similar situations knew they were ready to date, the best ways to meet potential partners, and more.

How Do I Explain to My 2-Year-Old That His Father and I Are No Longer Together?

How Do I Explain to My 2-Year-Old That His Father and I Are No Longer Together?

A mom writes in asking for advice about how to explain to her 2-year-old son that his father is no longer in the picture. She says she finally ended a toxic, years-long relationship with the father of her child, but her son constantly asks to see or speak with his dad. However, communication is very limited due to the aforementioned toxicity of their relationship. This mom also wants to know how she might introduce a new love interest into her son’s life at some point.

Is It Weird for a Single Mom to Use Tinder to Get Back Into Dating?

Is It Weird for a Single Mom to Use Tinder to Get Back Into Dating?

A mom writes in asking for advice about using the popular dating app Tinder. She says she has a 4-month old baby and is looking into getting back into dating. (She hasn’t been with the father of her child for about 10 months.) She wants to know if it would be “weird” for a single mom with an infant to use the app.

My kids don’t feel welcome around the guy I am dating: Advice?

I have a real issue and just wanted another take on this, I have two kids from a previous abusive relationship which I got out off a now 12&14 yr old, after several years on the push of my kids I went back into the market and found a nice guy everything was fine and my kids and him got along for the most part, I suddenly found myself pregnant with twins my pregnancy was difficult but my partner started making rude comments towards my kids of their race and their father and little things here and there which crawled under my skin, I at some point wished I wasn’t expecting at all, fast forward my partner has continued these side remarks and has put a divider between me and my older kids they don’t feel welcome when he is around and he has told me he dosnt want my older kids holding the babies which I don’t pay no mind, has anyone ever had an issue like this where the true colours of a person comes out when their children come I don’t know what to do I want to leave him, I would be happier but going at …

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The guy I am seeing told me he is a cross dresser: Advice?

I recently started seeing a guy whom I like. He is passionate, caring, sweet, and makes me feel like I am the only girl in the world. I have never had that before. My ex-husband was mentally and emotionally abusive, so this is all new to me. I have a two-year-old daughter, and I have been very careful not to introduce her to anyone, and I don’t plan to anytime soon. My dilemma: The guy I am seeing has recently revealed to me that he’s a cross-dresser. He only does it at home, never out in public. He showed me his private “room,” where he keeps everything, and he has way more clothes than I do. And I have a lot. My question is, what would you guys do? I don’t know if it’s too much for me. I don’t know if I can get past this, and although I was very supportive of him when he told me, I don’t know if I’m okay with it. He says he would understand if I stopped seeing him. I asked if he liked men, but he said he was 100% sure he did not. Sooooo, HELP! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was …

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My 11-year-old has expressed that she doesn’t want me to date: Advice?

HELP ME PLEASE!! I am a single mother of 4 children (11, 9, 5, 3) I have been divorced for almost three and a half years now. I have been dating the same guy for the past year. My oldest daughter (11) has expressed her dislike about me dating and “sharing our time together with someone else,” and she has also expressed this to him. Now, if she is here, he refuses to come around. I have told him that isn’t the way to handle, and if he just keeps on and doesn’t allow her to push him away from that, she will realize that he isn’t stealing my attention, but he doesn’t feel the same way. What do I do? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

How long should you wait to introduce your child to someone you are dating?

My SO and I have been dating for several months, and I am terrified for him to meet my daughter. He is an awesome man, and he asks about her daily. She has a dad, and we have 50/50. I’m scared because I don’t want another relationship to end for her. I am living a double life. She has no idea that I am even dating someone. So my question is, how long you would wait to be introduced to your SO’s kid? When is it too long to wait? When is the time? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

This Dad Needs Advice After He Told His Girlfriend, Who He Says Acts 'Spiteful' Towards His Daughter, That He'd Choose His Daughter Over Her if It Came to That

This Dad Needs Advice After He Told His Girlfriend, Who He Says Acts ‘Spiteful’ Towards His Daughter, That He’d Choose His Daughter Over Her if It Came to That

A dad on Reddit wondered if he was an asshole after he voiced his concern that her behavior was “spiteful” towards his four-year-old daughter and told her he would choose his daughter over her if it came down to it.

My boyfriend is trying to tell me how I should parent my kids: Advice?

I have three children from previous relationships and am dating this guy. My kids call him dad, and he has stepped up tremendously. However, I have an issue, and I’m not sure if I’m overreacting or what- I feel that he doesn’t respect my kids. My middle child refuses to eat meat (he’s 4 yrs) he says it makes him sad that it’s an animal I say it’s his body and I’m not going to force him to eat something like that if he chooses not to, but he doesn’t get anything else, my boyfriend says I need to force him to eat it. He says he’s a child and doesn’t get to make choices like that. He says he’s just a child he needs to do as I (we) say. I’m so lost on this topic. We fight about it constantly, and I just don’t know what to do anymore- any advice? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Single Mom Starts Dating Again

What’s the Best Way for a Single Mom to Meet a Potential New Partner?

A single mom-of-three needs help to figure out the best ways to start dating with a goal of meeting a trustworthy and honest partner. Over on the Mamas Uncut Facebook page, our robust community of moms is always having a conversation about topics that matter. We like to highlight those conversations from time to time. Important questions. Thoughtful answers. This is our Community Questions feature! A member of our community asks: I’m a single mom of three girls. Their dad has nothing to do with them, and I don’t get much child support. Maybe 3 payments per year. I work a full-time job and a part-time job, both jobs I basically work alone. I have my own house and car. I have everything I should have to be happy except for a partner. I want someone supportive and positive. My kids’ dad was abusive and neglectful. My ex of 3 years was controlling and angry. My question is: What are some good ways to socialize with a potential honest and trustworthy date with having a busy schedule like mine? – Mamas Uncut Community Member The Mamas Uncut Facebook community responded with some really insightful advice! Here are some answers to consider. Find Some …

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