Dating while being a single mom

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 probably best you move along if either of you wants something long-term.2. Instead of pretending you know what it's like, ask questions and be humble. It's also a real question that single moms actually hear. Don't be surprised — or rude — when she hasn't heard the latest from Beyoncé or seen any movies.

The second time it occurred was years later, when my husband and I divorced.

How ironic that two different life choices and paths would lead me to the same status; that of a black single mother.

What to do instead: Time is the best measure of knowing when to introduce the children.

Later, it would dawn on me that my daughter was in a way single too.

Despite my ex-husband not being her natural father signed divorce papers would symbolize not just one, but three broken, if not failed relationships. And I assumed complete responsibility, for possibly dismaying my daughter by not setting an example of a functional, successful relationship; one that I rarely witnessed as a child.

This year I came home four times from college and he was in town every single time.

After I went back to campus each time Mom said, ‘I never get to see you!

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