updated 08/25/2013 AT 2:20 PM ET
•originally published 08/25/2013 AT 1:00 PM ET
So it’s not surprising that the 27-year-old isn’t rushing to try and find Mr. Right.
The single mom reveals in an interview with the Huffington Post that she has her hands so full with daughter Ricki, that after the 8-year-old goes to bed, the last thing she feels like doing at the end of a long day is “to get dressed, go out and make small talk” on a date.
“I’m figuring it out on my own,” says Maynard, who was pregnant with her daughter when her first love, NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick, died in a plane crash in 2004. “But I will say this: When I do find him, this man will be the best, because he’ll be someone who adds something pretty spectacular to our lives.”