Nani - posted on 08/23/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
I am a single mother with a 3 year old daughter, I was raped by someone I know so there is no father in the picture, I don't receive any ad or support. I live in a area with no family and few friends so no real support network to speak of. I work 42 hours a week at a production plant friday through sunday from 4pm to 4 am and monday from 4pm to 11pm. While I was pregant I started training as a court reporter and time consuming expensive process. At the time I was living close enough to atlanta to travel to the school and had the support of my father to watch my, at the time, 1 year old daughter. To make a long story short I had a falling out with my father and he kicked us both out because I would not quit school. So to avoid being homeless dropped out of school and traveled to south ga to enroll in job corps (they have a program here for single parents). I tried to get them to let me finish school while in j corps because my school has online classes. They wouldn't let me, eventually I graduated got a decent paying job in the same city. I want to go back to school but I feel an insane about of pressure and uncertanty. Not only will I get permanently kicked out if I don't pass my next semester with flying colors (therefore having to pay back almost 20,000 in student loans), I will fail at providing a better life for myself and my daughter. So I have to find a way to work, study, prepare her for preschool, and still manage the day to day things the wear me out. F.Y.I- she is in a overnight daycare that's about 60 a week but since she get's there so late in the afternoon they don't really bother to teach her anything it's just a glorified babysitting service. I make 200 dollars to much to qualify for tanf or food stamps. So my question is how am I supposed to do this? Any suggestions, revelations, or person tips? Is their anyone else like me? If so how did you manage?