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
Aria has been saying shut up to just about everything I say to her lately she's become very rude and started hiting me as well. I've done everything in my power to make sure this would not happen but I have a big family and cannot monitor everything everyone's says or does. I have no clue how to redirect this I've tried being strict and nice and I've tried timeouts and poppi... More
Okay so I absolutely despise the idea of leaving my baby girl with a random stranger. As a single mother though I obviously need to work. My mom has been watching her, but I feel as an adult and her parent I don't want my mom raising her. At this point, I see her my days off but I work from 830 am to usually 5 or 6 sometimes even later. I don't love the idea of a daycare either because ... More
My husband is a civilian for the Navy and immediately after my daughter was born started traveling for work constantly, with very little notice anywhere from 1 week to a month at a time. Even though I've come to accept that this is part of our lives, I have a very hard time not being resentful towards him, feeling overwhelmed and envious of families with both parents where it's not all ... More
Does anyone else feel like this? I don’t really have any mom friends so when my friends invite me out, I have to either bring the baby or find someone to watch her. I don’t have too many ppl that I trust to watch her an most of the time I have to bring her with me. Today I actually wanted to go this event but of course no kids allowed but i didn’t find out until I got to the place. So I actua... More