I've been waiting for my boyfriend to propose...he said when I lost weight when we move into a bigger home and when he gets a better job...each time we achieve he comes up with another excuse...I poured my heart out countless times and I put so much love and attention into my family. Today I really laid it all on the table. I'm disgusted with myself for giving my all before we were even... More
My husband and I are newly separated. I’m struggling with putting both toddlers to bed (1.1 and 2.4 years). I usually do one whilst the other plays with dad, and then come for the second. We didn’t sleep train our second, so it can take me 10- 25 minutes to put him down. Our first was the good sleeper, but is fussing and delaying for up to an hour after bedtime. I’m struggling. Tears and runn... More
Husband and I are pregnant with baby #2 and have a very volatile relationship. Neither of us are happy and have tried counseling, etc to try to make it work. Baby #2 was a surprise and we had previously agreed to separate before we found out I was pregnant. Long story short, after baby comes we will be splitting and co-parenting. We have decided this on good terms, no anger or hostility just sa... More
Recently I’ve been having anxious thoughts because one of my co workers unfortunately passed away of a heart attack. I am a single mom of a 2 year old toddler and for a quick second a question popped up in my mind. What if one day I suddenly passed out or have a medical emergency and it’s only me and my son in the house. How would I get help and how would he know to seek help for me? This thoug... More
I posted a few months ago and it made me feel so much less alone in my situation... so now I'm back for more. For over a year I've been dating a single dad. He's the best. He's raising 2 kids mostly on his own. The kids seem to like me and I've been getting to know them better. My boyfriend and their mom are in the process of getting divorced. It is complicated for many re... More
I need desperately to get my son evaluated. For many reasons i can not explain. I am a single mommy of two with a part time job. And no where accepts our insurer of amerigroup for behavioral evaluations does any one have any recommendations, even if i have to come out of pocket. I can’t afford it but i know my baby needs it.
Hello I'm a 27 year old single mom with an 18 month old toddler. I recently moved in with my brother and I'm still a stay at home mom. My depression is getting worse every month and I'm having anxiety and I guess if there is a term for grown up separation anxiety. Everything my brother would leave for work I just break down and cry. I feel like I just want to run away and I hate it ... More
So, my baby is 20 months. Almost 2. I am a single mom and have zero support. My family is not around. My friends are in a different city. I mean zero. I used to be a bad ass. Before I was a mom. I am a good mom (I think) but that is all, now. Everything I've tried to commit to for myself as a normal human has resulted in a failure. Like health commitments - social- job- continuing educati... More
I am single mom who has joint custody of my daughter between my parents. I don’t see her often which breaks my heart but when do I have her I’m always exhausted because it’s my only time off. I work two jobs and full time college. I feel so guilty because I sleep in late which I feel like I miss out on time with her. Then I also feel guilty since I’m so tired my patience is very little and I fe... More
Hi im new to this and not sure how this works. I was wondering if any other single parents could give me some advice? I have a very smart 2 year old and he has been asking about his dad, like were is he when can he see him, those type of things. His father lives in another state so i tell him his in fl but he wants more answers and im not sure how to explain to a 2 year old that his dad is off ... More
“It was like a marriage, only better. We had a kind of invisible rota. We cooked proper dinners for each other every night. We had roles.” Incredible story of redefining family after the end of a marriage. Has anyone ever tried something like this?
I just gave birth to my 3rd child last Saturday and I already have a 3 year old who will be 4 in November and a 2 year old. I am a single mom and it has been hard having all 3 together. My 2 year old is currently still in the potty training phase and very jealous of his new little brother and my 3 year old thinks he’s her baby and tries to be his mom. I know eventually things will get easier , ... More
Hi I am 19 and I am 15 weeks pregnant I was told growing up it would be very hard for me to have kids because of some conditions I have but somehow I managed... when the dad found out he left and it is hard walking around looking at couples with kids and hearing stories from older friends about the dad being the best for their kid.. And I am scared my baby will be mad they did not grow up with ... More
Some background info: I'm currently 21 years old, and I'm in my second year of college. I'm a pre-law student, so I still have a good 6-7 years of schooling ahead of me. So, my main issue is that I still live with my father (my son's father isn't in the picture). I really want to get a job and move out, but I feel like I wouldn't have any time left over to spend with my ... More
I’m a stay at home single mother with a three month old. We live with my mom who helps us but she doesn’t make a lot of money. I just filed for disability and now I’m waiting to get approved. I know the process is long and drawn out. My question is how do I make some money while I’m waiting that doesn’t involved babysitting. My baby has had some issues that has involved nicu and a surgery to co... More
Struggling to sleep train my 9 month old. I’m a newly separated mother, up until now I’ve been exclusively breastfeeding and cosleeping. But I don’t have it in me to continue with the added pressure of dealing with the separation, my 2.5 year old and waking 4-5 hours every night. We have a bedtime routine. My first son didn’t cry when I sleep trained him, and I did it when he was 4 months, so... More