Tips for single moms:
1) Break the rules: Rather than waiting to find "Mr. Right," take charge. Ask a man out. It's okay to be non-traditional. (I asked my postman out last Valentine's Day!)
2) Put yourself online: What a better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than to give yourself the gift of getting back out there? Remember, however, that you're going online because you're ready - not because you're lonely or desperate.
3) Realize that you are loved: Even if you're not in a relationship right now, look around and see how you're loved in many ways. Appreciate the love between you and your child. Feel grateful for your friends and family.
Event: "Single Parents Night"
Feb. 13, 4pm
4210 Telegraph Ave.
Come at 4 p.m. for cookies and crafts for the kids. Rachel will be there at 6 p.m. for "adult conversation" and coffee.
If You're a Single Parent With Dating Questions, participate in the Childhood Matters call-in radio show on Valentine's Day! Please call into San Francisco Bay Area's talk show: Green 960-AM on Saturday from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. Join the discussion at 877-372-KIDS You can also listen online LIVE here. No doubt, the show will be REAL! With Rona Renner, RN, and Dr. Joshua Coleman, Ph.D., a relationship expert.
You can learn more and listen to past shows at www.Childhood Matters.
About Rachel Sara:
When my daughter was 7 months old, her father and I split up. He left the country without saying goodbye, I might add to start a new life. I was hormonal and heartbroken, living in Washington Heights. In between work hours spent editing textbooks, I nursed my baby and mashed up bananas. That first year was chaos. It didn't help that there were no single-mom role models in my life - except, say, Madonna, who was also parenting solo at the time. If she can do it, I can, I used to think, but I hardly had a superstar's life.Fortunately, I had a fantastic group of friends in NYC who helped. Maybe none of them knew exactly what I was going through, but they babysat and showered little Mae with love, which I appreciate to this day.In 2002, I moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area, where I grew up. I feel incredibly blessed have founded this blog, which has grown into the No. 1 blog for single parents on the web.