Irish family stereotypes normally revolve around the idea of the bigger the better but, in fact, many Irish households don't live up to this model.
Indeed, the 2011 Census showed that over half-a-million people in Ireland live in one-parent families, meaning that almost 20% of Irish children live with a single parent.a date, let alone a compatible one!
I want to ask you to press pause in your search for a mate and focus on yourself and your children.
The messages are in every magazine, web ad, commercial and billboard- meet your mate here but the content is wrong.
I know, I know, the logistics of dating as a solo parent who’s working to provide for her family can get tough.
I’m right there in the trenches online at single parents' dating sites and on apps, looking for love and, mostly, looking to stay out of trouble.
These last ten years have not been easy, but they have allowed for me to be an intentional parent and to focus all of my efforts on my son and my daughter without interference from an adulterous and addicted spouse.