My MIL is single/divorced (despite whatever weird relationship is going on with her ex-husband... I won’t go into details lol). During a tumultuous time in their life, my husband had to step up and become the adult early on in his life. He always said, “you don’t date or marry anyone, no one will treat you well” as a means of protecting/loving his single mom. They were very close for a while u... More
My oldest child (who is 18) is leaving for college in less than four weeks. She’s moving to live on-campus about three hours north of here. I just had a baby too! (Past July). I have a 17 year old, an 8 year old, and a 1-month old at home. Am I supposed to feel too sad about this or am I overreacting since it’s just a few hours north (Santa Barbara)? Has anybody been through this?
Hello everyone, my name is Angie and I recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy after 23 years. I have a 23 year old daughter and after my husband and I were told by his doctor that he could no longer have children this baby was a true blessing for us. Even though I've raised one child I feel like this is all new to me. Anyone going the the same experience as I am? I must admit my anxiet... More
I have been in my step children’s lives for the better part of 10 years. They are now 18 and 22 and have been living with us full time for almost 3 years. Their mother is “in” their life but her involvement reminds me of a dolphin. She’ll come into their lives for a dinner here or a movie there but for the most part she has not contributed financially and leaves most of the heavy lifting to us... More
Yesterday my first born went off to college. I am terrified that I didn't teach him or I didn't tell him or I wasted so many opportunities to show him the right choices vs. the wrong because I am a single mother who is currently unemployed, without all the basic necccessities to provide a " normal" childhood.
I am a younger mom of a new adult son. We grew very close because his dad passed when he was a toddler. I re married and together we had two sons. Mine being the youngest is setting out to live his own life. We were very involved in sports and family. All throughout their lives in between practices and games I made sure we went to all family gathering, birthdays and holidays, his, mine, ... More