See full summary » Jess is a single mother who has always been close to her 15-year-old daughter Sara.
When Sara thinks about having sex with her new boyfriend, Jess gets overprotective.
But then, Jess meets a newly single doctor and has an affair, while forgetting what she has tried to teach her daughter.
If everyday experience hasn't convinced you of this, there's research that will. You know how to flirt, how to ask someone out, how to be charming, interesting, and an altogether enjoyable date. If she is running up against challenges, offer her love and support and encouragement in whatever form speaks to her. Glazed old-fashioned might be the closest thing to a Bloody Mary you both can get. Speaking of Bloody Marys, hangovers aren't an option anymore. Be supportive if she complains about him, but whatever you do, don't talk badly about him in front of the kids (it's actually included in many custody agreements; don't make a sticky situation stickier). She can't just see how the night goes and stay out as long as she might want. Handling what life serves is her modus operandi — she's been handling it since before you came along, and she's prepared to handle it if you leave. Pamper her because you admire her Terminator strength to always keep going.13. If you want to whisk her away for a romantic weekend, offer to help with the parental logistics so she's relaxed on her trip, not distracted with worry. It's not about being in your 20s or your 30s or your 40s; it's about keeping it together during a living room performance of 9. It's very likely he will be a large part of her life for at least the next 18 years, so get used to it. Babysitters are people too, and good ones are a hot commodity. If she told the babysitter she'd be home by 11, make sure she's home by 11! Goldfish crackers and Band-aids are never far away. Hand sanitizer, Chapstick, a small dinosaur, some crayons, or a flashlight? Single, divorced lawyer Jess Gradwell returns in this sequel as she tries to raise her new three-year-old son, Jake, while dealing with her teenage daughter, Sara's, growing carnal desires ...
See full summary » When 15-year-old Matt Freeman gets 15-year-old Francesca pregnant, their parents decide to put the unborn baby up for adoption. If you've been in the dating scene for any significant length of time, you likely feel you've got it handled. Her life is full of responsibility and commitments and little people who need her. But what if you chat someone up only to discover she's not only single, but a mom? You like this woman because she is capable and determined and basically an all-around life-conquering badass, right? Until the mini people are old enough to get their own cereal and turn on the cartoons, there's no such thing as sleeping in. If you really want to impress everyone, let her sleep while you get the pancakes going and put the coffee on, or take everyone on a doughnut run. She probably doesn't need saving, but she definitely needs a massage. If the single lady you are interested in is also a single mom, chances are her free time is limited. Yes, you need time together and yes, you should make her list of priorities, but don’t expect to be the list, and don’t whine if she wants to see friends or recharge alone. Don’t just understand that they come first, embrace it. This can be challenging in the best, most-amicable of situations, thanks to our very human natures and pesky evolutionary flaws like jealousy. She loved, she created a family, and at some point, she let go.