When your child is your top priority, is there room for romance?
The New York Times' latest Modern Love piece "Me, My Daughter and Them" by Heidi Wendell focused on a single mom's hesitation to let any man come between her and her daughter. We asked Rachel Sarah, author of Single Mom Seeking, for her thoughts on this difficult topic.
"As any single mother knows, a revolving door of men is not healthy for your kid. But as any single mother also knows, trying to date and parent simultaneously is challenging. Sometimes you can't help but overlap them. Heidi writes that any man who came into their lives 'would always be secondary.' I agree: That's how it is for single Moms. Any man who can't accept this should walk the other way," she explains.
"What I also love about this essay is the fact that the writer clearly wants to be with a man, but she's not in desperate pursuit of one. She seems satisfied by her mother-daughter team (I am, too). Is there such a thing as finding a balance between being a parent and a lover? I'm still trying to find that out."
Single Moms, how do you balance motherhood and romance? Comment below.