When my oldest was 15 months old and I was 5 months pregnant, their dad took off. I ended up on the streets for 2 weeks with a kid and then into a homeless shelter. Thinking about that time seems unreal now. My best advice is to take each day as it comes, trust yourself to make wise decisions, enjoy your children even if you don't have a pot to piss in, know that there are resources in your area to help you. Look at the united way website or call 211 to get listings of helpful organizations.
Since all this happened to me; I've become a nurse, support my children, off of welfare and am hopefully closing on my first new home this week.
at 1:23 AM on Jun. 29, 2011