Tina Meeks first started posting about motherhood on Instagram because she felt lonely as a relatively new mom. It was , and Meeks and her husband James, an entrepreneur in the tech space, had just moved to Dallas from Phoenix. At 27, and with no one to commiserate with about the trials of parenting a five-year-old and a newborn, Meeks felt like a fish out of water in her new community. I began sharing the ups and the downs of balancing motherhood and my work life. Meeks, who is now 34, called her Instagram "Her Life Sparkles," based off of her childhood nickname, Sparkle.
Dating is If you're moving on after a divorce , or you've been single but you're back on the apps for the first time in awhile, this emotional roller coaster definitely includes some extra twists and turns when you're a mom. Here's what to know about dating as a single mom, according to women who've done it—and a few things someone who has started seeing a single mom and wants to impress her should keep in mind. Dating—and the possibility of rejection that comes with it—can test even those with unbreakable self-esteem.
But the experience left her feeling lonely — and old. For me and most of my older mom friends, it was about taking time to find the right partner rather than succumbing to pressure to marry quickly. Now, some 15 years later, it has about 5, members and 20 chapters around the world.