Need some serious advice on my work/childcare situation

Jasmine - posted on 02/27/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hello, this is my first post. I'm going to try to explain as much as I can. I'm a single mom to a3 year old girl living with my very supportive boyfriend. His mom was watching my daughter until decrement she had a meltdown and decided we were asking for help too much. I literally have no family that can help other than my grandma who is limited because she is up in age. Were struggling to make ends meet. The only job available to me.. Which is my current is a caregiver less than 20 hrs a week.. 25 minute walk. We don't have a car :( which is going to make it hard to get my daughter to and from a daycare. Sometimes I work 2 shifts. 9-12am abs 5-7pm. I also live in a really bad area. I'm currently a cna and I really want to go back to school but ask available classes that I want to take are out of town! And public trans. Is limited because my city is so small. I thought about using part of a student loan for a cheap car because then I'd have many other job opportunities but there aren't any classes available to me to sign up for. I need help! The lady I take care of is so nice she said I could bring my daughter to with if I needed.
Everything from grocery shopping, laundry, picking up my daughter from visitation with her dad is hard. I get so scared walking home at night. My bfs job won't work with him on schedule at all. What are my options? We only make a combined 1000-1200 a month. I know I can get help with childcare but transportation is a huge issue.

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Jasmine - posted on 02/27/2013

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I don't think that's an immediate option without going to court. It would interfere with the mediation agreement (which I already hate). A friend had offered a place in his nice home for is to come stay with him but I think the offer is up. I literally have no money saved and build are way past due. If we did move I have no idea how we'd get there or get our stuff there. I've even applied for housing and got denied 3 times..

Amy - posted on 02/27/2013

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Can you move to a bigger city where public transportation won't be a problem? I'm not sure what else you can do, maybe move close to a school that offers a program you are going to be studying.

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