I just dont know what to do anymore. Things were going so well, I got a decent paying job, I finally got us moved out of the 2 bedroom apartment and into a house where the kids and me could finally all have our own rooms. Money wasn't tight and we weren't living paycheck to paycheck and now I just dont know. Things in the house or car break and that takes money. Kids need glasses and drs. app and medicine and that takes money. Everythings hit all at once and now I feel like I just want to cry. I know I'm not the first single parent to go through any of this and I know I'm not going to be the last but selfishly thats not making me feel any better at the moment. Even though kids have a roof over their heads food in their bellies and clothes on there backs but right now I feel pretty worthless as a mom, hell I cant even give my kids christmas. I know the whole presents thing isnt even important but that on top of all the other things I'm really waiting to see that light at the end of the tunnel not the train.

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Nov. 30, 2010 at 12:18 PM

I'm sorry! Don't be too hard on yourself...you've gotten an apartment and are doing the best you can right now. Things won't always be like they are at this time...things change and your situation will too. Maybe you could contact Salvation Army, Union Mission  (they do Christmas Baskets with toys for children), local Churches or Social Services and ask what programs they have in place for Christmas. There are some groups on here too for getting Christmas help. And...if your children are young (and won't notice the difference) you could probably find some gently used toys at the local Thrift Store or new ones at the Dollar Store. And, you could check on FREECYCLE...people are always giving away things on there for FREE! You can also do things like decorate, make cookies, make presents for others and things like that at home. I hope things will all work out for you and that you all have a good Christmas!

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