The children may already feel they lost one parent in the divorce, Baumgartner says, you don't want to put them through another loss if this relationship ends.
It's also important to consider the age and personality of your children.
Don't have shared custody or family or friends in the area? You're older now, hopefully wiser, and have kids to consider.
You can't date the same way now as you did in your twenties, Baumgartner says.
Baumgartner recommends relating it to friendships your child may have had.
Talk about how we meet people we like and as we get to know each other better we get to decide if we still want to be friends, she says.
We provide an easy way for single parents to meet, connect and fall head over heels in love!"How would you feel if your kids came into your bedroom in the middle of the night with this person sleeping over?If you can comfortably answer your child's questions and tend to their needs with that person lying in bed next to you, then maybe you're on the way to some slumber parties." If not, you can find other creative ways to make time for intimacy."In my coaching practice, I suggest that single moms do the inside work to get really clear about their wants, needs, values and beliefs and get in touch with their intuition," says Kerri Zane, single-mom lifestyle expert and author of It Takes All 5: A Single Mom's Guide to Finding the Real One.Once you've decided that you're ready to date, it might feel impossible to find the time."Not to say that one should abstain from this kind of activity, but it's best to do it when the kids are not in your custody or [are] at a friend's house." Still thinking of having your new love spend the night when the kids are home?