I share custody of her 50/50 and I absolutely love the days I have her because it means I can do so much fun stuff, and I get to have such a great time! Now, as before, nothing to be ashamed of in being a single mum. However, if you’re at the point in dating where your date might be coming back with you, do yourself a favour and shove the assortment of garish plastic toys in another room.
I would ‘reveal’ my motherhood title in a very positive way.
Usually your date will ask a bit about you and I would say, ‘And after university and a few terrible admin jobs, my ex and I had a beautiful baby girl who is now 4. Don’t ever apologise for being a single mum, own it you badass ladywoman you!
To save yourself James the Sacker Offer, bring it up when you’re talking about your job, your passions etc.
So many friends asked me, ‘How did you tell him about Darcy?
He will, with good reason, want to ensure that the man spending time around his children is someone he can trust.
And you may find yourself in the middle of a fraught situation between your partner and him. "If her ex is really jealous or hostile you’re in a no-win situation,’ says Sandra.
’ in hushed tones when I told them I’d been on a date.
Um, I’m not disclosing that I work for the MI5 or that I like to dress my cats up in frilly aprons and called them ‘Susanne’ under the light of a full moon, I’m just letting someone know that I’m a single mum. A lot of people dating are not on their first ever dates, so it’s not unreasonable to assume that some people will have had past relationships and children may have been part of those.
One of my very first dates in singledom was with a guy from Tinder called James.