Single mom breastfeeding and dating


After a time, I got back on my feet and ventured out. And what did I see? A lot more single moms than I had ever noticed before. In fact, in 2005, nearly 4 in 10 babies in the . were born outside of marriage, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It's an all-time high -- and it's not due to teen moms (teen motherhood is at its lowest rate in 65 years). Births to unmarried women ages 25 to 29 are up 30 percent since 1991; births to unmarried women ages 30 to 44 are up 17 percent. One caveat: Statistics don't tell how many single moms are with a partner (and choosing not to get married), how many live with family (so they have some help around), and how many are truly alone. But the point is, there are a lot of single moms out there.

As an almost 30-year-old single mom, I just didn’t have it in me to go looking for sex. Honestly, I didn’t even think about sex. With all of the other things going on in my life, it was easy to shut off that part of myself. Now, three years had passed, and I’m still on the fence when it comes to my feelings about sex.

Lots of my friends are divorced single parents, but not many have been single from the beginning, like me. I don’t have much of a blueprint for how to date. I’m also really happy just being a mom, so naturally I’ve been hesitant to start dating again. I love taking care of my daughter. Once she was born, I felt like I had found my total joy and purpose in life. I also felt ambivalent about my personal life. What business did I have dating while my daughter was still so young? She’s only 8-months-old. If you consider that I’ve been single since two days before I found out I was pregnant (when her dad and I broke up), however, I’ve been single for well over a year. It makes sense that a single woman in her thirties would be curious about dating after that long.


Single mom breastfeeding and dating

Single mom breastfeeding and dating