A woman who has kids has obviously been through some type of emotional roller coaster with a man.
Although she may be a strong woman for her children, there is a solid chance she carries some quantity of emotional baggage.
Showing you are a man who can step up and take charge will let her know you can be an asset, not just another mouth to feed.
The only thing a woman likes talking about more than herself is her kids.
It is imperative to be prepared to adapt to unexpected circumstances: kids get sick, babysitters flake, school events pop up, and moms get tired and might not want to go out.
The potential downside, however, is that your new romance is a package deal that includes the offspring of her prior relationship.
Whether they decide you're the coolest dude on the planet or punctuate every exchange with "You're not my real dad" depends on your confidence in yourself and your readiness for parenthood.
They also need to appreciate that the inclusion of a new male figure in their lifestyle doesn't diminish the importance of their real dad.
Early dates with your new love should be breakfasts or lunches when the kids are in school, or evening dates where the children have already been taken to a friend's house or the babysitter's before you arrive.
A random phone call or text to see how her day is going is a great gesture that will break up the monotony of her day and will put a smile on her face.