You are not alone! I'm not exactly new, I used to frequent the boards, but it's been quite a while, so I had to re-register.
Nice to meet you!
I'm also a single mom, to a beautiful 13 month-old. It is scary. His dad and I never "officially" broke up, our relationship just died. We are both commited parents, though, which is good, but we've been fighting a lot lately about where "babylovecake" spends the weekends. "Dad's" demands keep increasing, so I am seeking legal advice to find out what my rights are, and to determine what's best for my lovecake.