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?
You are a vibrant, energetically alive adult who deserves to have a social life.
To help make the transition from mommy or daddy to date, lover, boyfriend or girlfriend, stop thinking of yourself as just a parent, and start thinking of yourself as an attractive, devastatingly sexy single.
Your relationship with your children’s other parent has ended. Perhaps you have felt some combination of hurt, anger, depression, relief, guilt, uncertainty, or hopefulness.
Maybe you’ve taken the time to address your feelings and are ready to think about getting into a new relationship, or maybe you left your relationship in order to begin again with a new partner.
If you're still wearing a wedding ring, take it off now.
Your children may perceive a new person in your life as someone who could not only interrupt that reconciliation, but interfere with your time with your them as well.
Chances are your little radar detectors have already picked up on your positive mood, even if they don’t know what (or really who) is making you smile.
But before you bring someone new into their lives, double check that you and your beau are on the same page.
To help boost your confidence, take more care with your appearance than you might be in the habit of doing.
When you're out doing errands on the weekend, wear something that flatters you, even if it's just a pair of great-looking jeans, instead of wearing cutoffs or sweats. A different haircut and an updated wardrobe are both good ways to feel more attractive and desirable.