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  1. Single Parenting
    Soooo. I'm just feeling so alone and burned out. I don't know what to do. I have 3 kids (ds 8, ds 5, dd 2) and I'm 8wks pregnant with #4. I homeschool because ds1 has special needs, I have severe morning sickness (currently taking zofran but still sick 24/7) and I'm really struggling with just...
  2. Single Parenting
    So x and I have been separated three months and have been arranging Childcare/ custody on a adhoc basis. Ex is self employed and I work shifts, dd8 is in school and dd4 is in nursery 8am til 5am. He has been at the house with the children while i work and he leaves to go to his new place when I...
  3. Single Parenting
    I'm single and have three kids ages 5 to 10 - 24/7 365. XH lives 3000 miles away. I have no family here. So I have a full time au pair. I need to make some money and I need to meet people and have a life at least somewhat where I get to spend time with grown-ups. I feel tremendous guilt...
  4. Single Parenting
    Ex and I have been "coparenting" since DD was 1, she's 4.5 now. We do a semi-split week, which is Sat at 6pm through Thursday morning school drop off with me (so 5 nights) and then Thursday after school until Saturday evening with her dad. He used to keep her through Sunday evening, but he works...
  5. Single Parenting
    Alright my single mamas! Here it is in a nutshell: Met baby daddy in October 2010 in PA (I'm from OH he's form NC) we were both working on the same job. He lived in NC, I was living in PA had moved from OH in June 2010... We hit it off, whirlwind relationship. Job was up, so in March 2011 we...
  6. Single Parenting
    Hi.I am still waiting to hear if i will be reassigned or let go at work...they say they should know in a couple of weeks... I'm doing a good Job not freaking out. But I am preparing I am currently renting a 2/2 and the lease is due for renewal next month. Not knowing if I will have the same...
  7. Single Parenting
    Hello ladies, I'm hoping I can get some input on my situation. I moved back to WA to be with my son's father 3 months after he was born. When I got pregnant he denied it was his and basically didn't want to have anything to do with me until we could do a paternity test. I moved from WA and...
  8. Single Parenting
    I feel so stuck in life. I desperately just want to be a SAHM, but since I have no partner, that dream is impossible. I have a beautiful 7 month old girl, and I love her with every fiber of my being. I just don't know what to do with the rest of our lives. I have no supportive family...
  9. Single Parenting
    My friend J has always been a single mother to her 3 year old. There's never been a plan on the book, she has always tried to amicably share time with her x. No child support given, no help with expenses, it just was what it was and she was comfortable with that. Three weeks ago she was...
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    Hello everyone, I am currently making the transition to single parenthood and am having serious anxiety about what to do regarding this issue. I just finished university for nursing and am entering the workforce where shift work is the norm. When my ex-partner moves out in the next few weeks...
  12. Single Parenting
    Hello mamas,(and papas?) SMBHA here, and would love to hear some thoughts on discussing dad's chosen total uninvolvement with your child... DS is only one but I often wonder how I will approach this as biodad lives in the same city and parents his other child, so the "wasn't ready / able to be...
  13. Single Parenting
    Hi everyone, I've been lurking here on MDC for a long time, and I've seen you ladies give fantastic advice time and again. I think I need some help. I'll be changing a few minor details for anonymity. Last year, I was working at a music store. I had a regular customer who I talked to...
  14. Single Parenting
    Mamas - I've been a single parent since DD was 1 (she's 4.5 now) and this past September moved in with the man I had been dating for a year or so. I'm a full time student with a job on campus, but am mainly living on student loans so that I can finish my degree. I will be starting grad school in...
  15. Single Parenting
    I am planning to take the kids out of the country to visit some friends this year. I am just starting the divorce process....should I apply for passports now or wait until divorce is through? We will all be changing our names at some point as well. Thoughts?
  16. Single Parenting
    i just have a few questions about visitation for the father, and can't find the laws about it in Washington State Can he take him overnight when he is only 2 weeks old? Can he feed him formula, even though I want him to have breast milk, but don't want to pump? Just want baby to be with me...
  17. Single Parenting
    A friend of mine recently shared this website with me and I thought all my single momma friends would love it, too. It's called the Brave Girls Club and they have a daily inspirational email that you can subscribe to. http://bravegirlsclub.com/a-little-bird-told-me-daily-truth-emails The...
  18. Single Parenting
    I'm newly single and already missing the sex! I've seen a few of you talking about fwb ... where do you get one lol A little bit about my life, I'm a stuent midwife, so in work or uni I only really come into contact with women (and their partners) there are doctors of course but ... no! I...
  19. Single Parenting
    Bearing in mind I am in the UK. Things have gotten rubbish with the ex. I have decided to just file for divorce and get it over with. He comes over and has bought the girls loadsa stuff (a lot of it is super messy stuff, so he comes over, gives them this stuff, they make a mess and ex says...
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