Alana, it is nice to see someone write up so much in their bio. That goes a long way in helping others be able to start to know you, and for you to know yourself better. I like the term ‘Maddi’. I use that for me as well, given that I’m am certainly doing both roles. I’m 65, retired, have a 41 year old daughter, and two boys still in grade school.
Yes, taking it slow and steady will help not only you, but your son as well. Too many throw open the door and rush in like gang busters, and then all too quickly regret that decision.
As for who you are attracted to, and if it fits you in this label or that label; no, it just makes you human.
But, welcome to our neck of the world. I do hope you are getting situated and seeing all there is here. Please let me know if you have any questions. Either I, or someone else, will make sure we reply back. I do so hope you will join us in the Chatroom. I enjoy chatting there a lot. If you look in Social -> Member Directory, you can search for other people that may be near by. Or under Places -> Local Places, you can search for all sorts of things that may be near you. Hope to see you chatting soon. Oh, and don’t forget about digging through the Articles and Forums. Loads of information there. Hugs, Michelle