From the day I found out I was pregnant I have changed my life for my baby. I went back to school and got my HS diploma, quit smoking, and made money in every way I could. Even though the only work I found was working from home selling Avon, I scraped together every penny I could find to pay for my daughter's things. I planned on getting medi-cal and WIC when she was born to help pay for food and her health insurance. However, since I live with my parents and I don't pay rent, they denied all my applications. Addison was born last week and Sunday was the last day she was insured on my health plan. Just thinking about how I will never have enough to pay for her to have health coverage makes my heart break and the tears don't stop coming.
I feel like I have explored every outlet to find a job, yet still no one will even give me an interview. Every time I need formula, wipes, diapers, or anything for Addie, I reluctantly feel cornered to ask my parents for help. I feel deflated and exhausted from searching for a health plan that I could pay for long enough for a few months until I can at least have time to job search and hopefully start work.
Any advice or experience from other single moms on how they got through financially would be appreciated.