how do you handlebeing a single teenage mom without anyone to help at all
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Adria - posted on 12/26/2008
Remember to smile everyday, and look at your little one everyday...he sould make you smile. Sometimes those simple moments are just enough to keep going....and remember, it's ok to let them cry!! They do that, it's good for their lungs. My husband is a truck driver, gone for months at a time, and I'm a working mom, and it feels like i'm a single mom most of the time. Not a teenager, but moms are moms, no matter what your age is. If my little one is up and i need to take a shower, she sits in her crib or pack n play and she usually cries. Well, she used to, now most of the time she just plays, because she eventually learned that I came back. I always let her cry to sleep. If it goes longer than 15 minutes, i go up and rock her and she usually goes down the second time. They become much more independent and it will give you a little more freedom in the long run. Soon you will be able to do things around the house because your little one with occupy himself! And of course, I echo the church group and the le leche league, both groups i have gone to. Ok, kinda of wordy here, but please don't give up! There are always more rewards then setback....
Laura - posted on 12/26/2008
hang in there, sweetie. I echo those who suggested going to church. There are many good people who can reach out to you and support you. Also, are you still in highschool or done, or dropped out? If you're thinking of finishing high school, cyber school may be a good option to give you more flexibility. It's from home, and free.
Jody - posted on 12/25/2008
I am a married mom of two girls, so I have help, but I think joining a support group such as this one may be of emotional help. Do you go to church? You may be able to find some new parents there and see if they have any suggestions. Check your community, there may be things at a YMCA or fitness center that has something. There is also a national organization called M.O.M.S. group (moms offering moms support) .