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I am worried about being a single mom to two.

Posted by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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So I am a single mom of one little girl she's 5 and now I am pregnant. My relationship with this father went down so once again I am single. Well I am worried about working, going to school, raising a 5 year old and being pregnant and then in feb when the baby comes. I am worried. How do you all do it?
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krisnkids
by Silver Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 11:04 AM

We do it because we don't have a choice.

Schedules are good, get the 5 yo on a set schedule then when the baby is born get him/her on a good schedule asap.

When the baby is young and the 5 yo is at school, sleep when baby sleeps, be up when baby is up. Otherwise you will loose your mind due to lack of sleep.

 

erinmomofone
by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 11:06 AM
I'll be working the baby will be at work with me when she/he comes.( I work in a daycare) I am just worried with everything. I am hoping to find a place my little family can grow up. My dd and I have been moving a lot this year. My lease is up in two weeks.


Quoting krisnkids:

We do it because we don't have a choice.


Schedules are good, get the 5 yo on a set schedule then when the baby is born get him/her on a good schedule asap.


When the baby is young and the 5 yo is at school, sleep when baby sleeps, be up when baby is up. Otherwise you will loose your mind due to lack of sleep.


 


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mammabug13
by Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 11:41 AM
There is always a way. I was scared too at first but life has a funny way of working itself out. Just remain positive and confident. I know my children and I are much happier now that we are in our own. Keep the faith mamma!
erinmomofone
by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM
I have been single with my first for a year now.


Quoting mammabug13:

There is always a way. I was scared too at first but life has a funny way of working itself out. Just remain positive and confident. I know my children and I are much happier now that we are in our own. Keep the faith mamma!

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mammabug13
by Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 1:22 PM

 

My babies are 2 and 3, it was a bit of an adjustment at first but things work great now for the most part.  I'm sure you will be just fine.  I'm also sure that your 5 yo will be helpful with the baby.  There will be times that you may loose your cool.  Just breathe and take things one day at a time.  I promise things will not always be as hard as they seem at first.  Your gonna be a great single mamma to both your babies.  Chin up girly!

Quoting erinmomofone:

I have been single with my first for a year now.


Quoting mammabug13:

There is always a way. I was scared too at first but life has a funny way of working itself out. Just remain positive and confident. I know my children and I are much happier now that we are in our own. Keep the faith mamma!


 

erinmomofone
by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 1:37 PM
Thanks.....I hope Ill be okay. Just want it to happen so I can do it. Haha. I hate waiting


Quoting mammabug13:

 


My babies are 2 and 3, it was a bit of an adjustment at first but things work great now for the most part.  I'm sure you will be just fine.  I'm also sure that your 5 yo will be helpful with the baby.  There will be times that you may loose your cool.  Just breathe and take things one day at a time.  I promise things will not always be as hard as they seem at first.  Your gonna be a great single mamma to both your babies.  Chin up girly!


Quoting erinmomofone:

I have been single with my first for a year now.



Quoting mammabug13:

There is always a way. I was scared too at first but life has a funny way of working itself out. Just remain positive and confident. I know my children and I are much happier now that we are in our own. Keep the faith mamma!




 


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mmpdrs07
by Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 6:25 PM

HAHA Yep you will loose your cool!  Im sorry I know that's not funny but I lost mine last night.  I have been single since April and have a 3 year old who is currently trying to set new boundaries and OMG he's driving me insane!!!!  I love him to death but some nights I would love to go home, play, eat dinner, bathe, and just go to bed with NO crying and whining.  And God bless whom ever taught him the phrase "shut up" I would like to beat them right now.  Nothing better than my 3 year old son saying "shut up momma" it makes me cringe!


Quoting mammabug13:


My babies are 2 and 3, it was a bit of an adjustment at first but things work great now for the most part.  I'm sure you will be just fine.  I'm also sure that your 5 yo will be helpful with the baby.  There will be times that you may loose your cool.  Just breathe and take things one day at a time.  I promise things will not always be as hard as they seem at first.  Your gonna be a great single mamma to both your babies.  Chin up girly!

Quoting erinmomofone:

I have been single with my first for a year now.


Quoting mammabug13:

There is always a way. I was scared too at first but life has a funny way of working itself out. Just remain positive and confident. I know my children and I are much happier now that we are in our own. Keep the faith mamma!





faerie75
by Ruby Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 6:29 PM

 well not to scare you but when i had my second id just divorced and had a 3 year old and i did NOT have an easy time AT ALL.

hayliedlr
by JoAnna on Aug. 22, 2013 at 12:33 AM
It's just something that I deal with. I have 4 kids and my youngest is 4and starting school so it's getting easier.
kimscorner
by Member on Aug. 22, 2013 at 4:44 PM

I'm a divorced mom of 4 (3 still living at home...ages 10, 7, and 16 months)...my oldest is 19 and lives with his girlfriend.

I do it alone (I do get child support)...no one at home to help me.  I'm the only adult here!  lol....  :)

You do it because like a pp stated, you have no choice.  It's hard, but that's what makes it all that much more rewarding for me....because I AM doing this alone!  (And I really mean alone....I'm an only child.  My mother passed away in 2011 and my father just died a couple weeks ago.)

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