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Greater Than or Less Than? Dating as a Single Mother

When you're dating as a single mother, it's about the kids, too. Illustration by Dori Hartley
I'm not dating anyone right now. More often than not in my life, there's been someone. And I'm grateful for that. I don't buy the...
If there's one thing I've learned from my relationships, it's that ignoring my intuition is a slippery slope.

Amazing Dad: Gary Cuccia

Gary Cuccia advocates for teen dating violence education in schools, in memory of his daughter, Demi Brae, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Credit: Courtesy of Gary Cuccia
Amazing Dad: Dr. Gary Cuccia, founder of the Demi Brae Cuccia Aware...

Dating With Kids - A Dad's Point of View

Dating is hard enough when you're a parent -- what about introducing your date to the kids? Or having sex??? It is human nature to desire a partner in life. Almost all of us want someone with whom to share our existence -- to soar with on the ups ...

Bachelor Star (and Single Dad) Dumps Fiancee - On TV!

Any divorced parent will tell you that dating is hard when you have kids; you have to make careful choices about who you go out with and when you bring that person home to meet the tots. And you had better not make any mistakes when you get serious w...

Teen Romance - How Old is Too Old?

Lucinda Law is a 16-year-old girl who was recently given legal permission to marry her 26-year-old boyfriend, who she's been seeing for two years. Her fiance is a family friend who has known Lucinda since she was nine years old. Perhaps more shocking...

Rhode Island to teach about dating violence

Three years ago, Lindsay Burke didn't know about abusive relationships and it cost her her life. She was killed by her boyfriend who was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. Lindsay Burke may not have recognized the signs...

What are your rules for dating?

I have a friend with three daughters who has a simple plan for when his daughters come of age -- he'll bury the first boyfriend in the front yard to serve as a warning to others. I think I'm going to use the advice someone gave me -- When a boy comes...

Single moms looking for love

There is a new reality show coming that is sure to appeal to many of the more than 10 million single mothers in the United States. Single Moms, debuting this June on TLC, takes a look at what it is like for a single woman raising kids to find love an...

Should tweens be dating?

When I was eleven years old, I had a crush on a boy named Jeff. Unfortunately, Jeff only had eyes for Rachel and the two of them were considered a 'couple.' Back in those days, being a couple in sixth grade didn't mean anything more than eating lunch...

Dating for (long)-married couples

Now that you've been married, for perhaps what seems like forever, do you ever date your spouse? Just in time for Valentine's Day comes an article from the New York Times about how couples who've been together a while try to kickstart that romantic ...

The Love List

It's not often that I'm able to catch Oprah. (Shocking I know! A SAHM doesn't watch Oprah and eat bonbons every day at 4 pm?) But sometimes nap schedules align and I get a moment to find out what's happening at Harpo Studios. Wednesday's show was ...

Teen actress dating 30-year-old co-star

An entertainment news show - I forget which one - recently touted Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere as an example of a young Hollywood girl with her head on straight. The 18-year-old says she has resisted the pressure to diet herself down to skeletal ...

How do single moms get back in the game?

A single mother doesn't have much time to socialize; a job requiring two is left to one and leaves little time for sitting around or going out on the town. Though our time is often short we still manage to get a conversation in on the soccer sideline...

Bruce Willis scares the crap out of his daughters' boyfriends

Most guys can remember the first time they dated a girl with a really scary father. The kind of guy all those movie stereotypes are based on, that's rude, standoffish, and does everything but punch you in the face while you for wait for his daughter,...

Marry our daughter -- selling teen brides

Now and then, we all come across a website that we really hope is a joke, but we're not quite sure. Marry Our Daughter is one of them. If it turns out to be the real thing, I suspect it is legal, at least in some parts of the US, but I have to say th...

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