FAQ for you


How did you become a single mom?

My daughter was seven months old when her father and I split up. That’s a graceful way of saying: He left the country to start a new life.

When did you decide to start dating again?

After moving from New York City to the Bay Area — back into my father’s apartment, ten years after leaving home — I cried many tears and faced some intense demons. Eventually, thanks to friends and family, I got back on my feet. A few years later, I decided to enter the dating scene: in the form of Match.com.

Why did you write a book?

I never really knew how to date — and as a single mom? No clue. So, I went looking for a first-person narrative written by a mom who’d been there. When I couldn’t find such a book, I got an agent and pitched the idea: Single Mom Seeking: Play Dates, Blind Dates, and Other Dispatches from the Dating World (2007, Seal Press)

Are you still a single mom?

And then… 10 years into solo motherhood, I met Chris. I had a hunch that he was a great guy after he designed and built a bed for me. We got married in 2010 in his parents’ backyard in the San Francisco Bay Area.

What does your life look like today?

We’re all learning how to live together — as our love grows in our new little family. And our love story includes remodeling our 700 foot square home to make room for all of us. Our hope is to be as green as we can as we add on.

My message to the world has not changed. On my blog — whether I’m helping single moms find balance or showing Americans how to live sustainably – I hope to bring a little light to others’ lives.

Big news! In October 2011, I announced “another addition” on the way!

You can also find me on: Twitter.

Single Mom Seeking has been listed as one of Babble’s Top 50 Bloggers in 2009 (wow, thanks guys!)

It’s also one of Parenting magazine’s “Mom Blogs We Love — along with Total Divorce’s top “Definite Divorce Reads” and one of the 100 Most Bookmark-Worthy Websites for Dr. Moms

In 2009, I was honored to speak  on at Mind of Moms at BlogWorld Expo.

Leslie Morgan Steiner at The Washington Post included my guest post as one of her favorites

I love to talk about parenting, dating, and relationships. If you’re with the media, feel free to contact me! Here are some recent clips:

The New York Times

The Today Show

LA Times

Sending hugs,

Rachel


Photo by the amazing Johannah Hetherington

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