Posted in Stay-at-Home Parents

I feel lame.

I'm 21 years old, I have a 10 month old. I only work the weekends, which is when my sister or mom can watch my daughter. I feel like I'm failing at life. My husband is deployed, so we never got a home of our own; because when he left our little girl was maybe 3 months old and I didnt want to be alone. Which is why we didnt get our own place. So I'm still living with my mom. I do everyones laundry, clean the house, pay rent and shop for things when needed. Yet i still feel like a failure, I'm planning on going back to college next semester, and picking up more hours when he gets home.

  • Lulu
    Nov 23, 2018

    You are not a failure. Being alone to raise a little one is hard. I'm glad you have a support system. I've heard so many stories of military married women who feel like single parents. Being a new mom is already rough enough; being a military wife is super hard. You are doing a great job! Try not to be so hard on yourself. You made a great decision!

  • Lily
    Nov 24, 2018

    I am almost right there with you! I am almost 21 with a 15 month old and number 2 on the way. I am so sorry your husband is deployed, that must be so hard. I am a online student, and work as a nanny. When I went back to school it brought back something in my life I didn’t know I was missing. So I would say definitely go back to school and if you can do most of it online, it is best for us mommies! :) you are not failing at life! You are doing amazing and keep it up because your little one will be so proud of you!:)