Like attracts like. If you know who you truly are: a person who is mature, responsible, capable, has herself together, a great parent, a hard worker, a kind, compassionate, strong person, then why would you not attract someone similar in a partner? If you find that you are attracting the kind of ... Read More »
The Dating Mom's Thrive Guide to Successful Dating
A must-have guide to dating
In THE DATING MOM'S THRIVE GUIDE, author and media personality (BOUNCE 23 TV Columbus) Donella Martin Braddix gives it to you straight, no chaser. Why just survive, when you can THRIVE? Topics include: Should you date or take a break? Are there any benefits to risking having a rebound relationship? Should you include the children as part of the dating process? How can you protect your children from sexual predators when you're dating and the types of potential partners to avoid: the 'fixer-uppers' and the 'unavailables'.
Written with humor and honesty Donella's book inspires all women to remember that, regardless of socio-economic status, race or marital status, you are far more than a statistic and you have the power to manifest your hopes and dreams in the dating world and beyond!
Destination: Dating Mom
The End of An Era
Should I Date or Take a Break?
Risk The Rebound Relationship!
Protecting Your Children From Potential Sexual Abuse
Making Your Children a Part of The Courting Process
Okay, I'm Ready! Now What?
Read below excerpts from the book, which is available on Amazon.
If you and your partner are, as they say, "unequally yoked", it has the potential to cause resentment in your children. As you're trying to bring your partner to 'full-blown' maturity, or responsibility, or adulthood, or religion, or spirituality, or strength or whatever it is, your children are ... Read More »
Leanna, a mother to a six year old son and a ten year old daughter, fell in love with a new man and became engaged. She was a relatively successful, hardworking woman and her fiance was stumbling in his career, in between jobs and contemplating going in a new direction altogether. Problem was, he ... Read More »
As a dating mom, you do not have the luxury of finding a fixer-upper. For the sake of your children, who need a competent adult in their lives, you can't waste time on a potential partner who comes in a box labeled "assembly-required". You need an already put-together, mature, capable, caring ... Read More »
Finding a soul mate cannot heal what is broken within you. Finding a soul mate cannot heal what is painful within you. The love of someone who cares for you cannot heal the wounds you have acquired from a traumatic childhood. The love of a partner cannot rescue you from the clutches of ... Read More »
The World Health Organization has determined that Depression is the world's biggest health epidemic, the leading cause of disability worldwide—more than cancer, AIDS, heart disease and accidents. According the WHO, more than 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. So, if you're ... Read More »
Having grown up with a father who was unavailable for her, her subconscious sought a way to fix the past. As a youth, she hadn't been able to woo her father away from drugs and other women. But, now, as a woman, her subconscious was plotting to change the ending and win this time. While she ... Read More »
Some of you might be able to relate. Some of you might have a history of attracting the same type of guy. They may look different on the outside, but ultimately be struggling with the same issues as the last one. It's like you can't get away from that type of man, no matter how hard you try. ... Read More »
I won't tell you how the story ended. Let's just put it this way: In his age-old quest for the drawers, he had actually managed to dispense some wisdom. I mean, he had actually done me some good. He had set me free. And from then on, after almost a year of holding in my grief and refusing to ... Read More »
Biologically speaking, I was in my sexual prime and having always been a passionate woman who had shut herself down for the sake of remaining in a passionless marriage, I was ready to get busy. And on a more practical note, my daughter was still very young. She was too young to understand ... Read More »