We're not damaged goods! Mama Olive pens moving letter for single moms

Getting back into the dating scene as a single mother can be daunting, but let me remind you: you are NOT damaged goods - Mama Olive

Digital content creator Tatiana Karanja aka Mama Olive

Digital content creator and award-winning photographer Tatiana Karanja popularly known as Mama Olive has penned a heartfelt and moving letter to all single mothers out there yearning for love but scared of getting back into the dating pool.

In a post shared on her Instagram post, the mother of 3 took time to share her sentiments on do's for when getting back to finding love as well as how to ease your kids into the idea of having a partner present in a healthy manner.

"We are not damaged goods," started off the brand influencer.

She went on to pen;

"To my fellow single mamas, this message is for you. 💕 Lately, I’ve connected with amazing single mamas on their unique journeys. One big common fear is getting back into dating because “who would want to date someone with kids”

Getting back into the dating scene as a single mother can be daunting, but let me remind you: you are NOT damaged goods... there are people out there who would be honoured to have you in their lives, embracing both you and your children

So hold your head high and know that love can find you again, if that’s what you want ❤️,"

Tatiana Karanja and her 3 kids

On tips of how to keep a healthy balance and relationship between your partner and your kids Tatiana went on to note;

"One crucial lesson I’ve learned is the importance of discussing parenting with a potential partner.


Find someone who loves and accepts your child(ren), shares your values, and respects your role as a parent. Communication, alignment on discipline, and emotional support are key.

Introduce your kids when the relationship is serious, always prioritizing their well-being,"

In regards to when reentering the dating world:

"1. Prioritize your children’s well-being and happiness. 2. Trust your instincts, take your time. 3. Be open and honest about being a parent .4. Introduce your kids only when the relationship is serious. 5. Listen to your children’s feelings about your new partner.

Tatiana Karanja aka Mama Olive with her Kids

Lastly, 6. Ensure your partner respects and supports your role as a parent. 7. Trust that the right person will love you AND your children unconditionally,"

Finishing up she asked single moms who have actually tried dating to share with her how their experiences have been so far.

"You deserve someone who loves you... you are strong, resilient, and capable of finding a partner who will cherish both you and your child(ren).

These are some of my thoughts however, any Mamas with experience and some stories to share, please do in the comments below so we can learn from you who’ve gone through it. Whats worked?

What hasn’t? WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW?!" The last of her post read.

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