Amanda - posted on 07/17/2011 ( 49 moms have responded )
Until recently I was in the US Navy. In my first year I got pregnant and my mom went out to California to help me. Unfortunately my mom was having some problems with her asthma & didn't have insurance in CA. I couldn't take care of my daughter alone because I didn't even have a driver's license so my daughter went to Tennessee with my mom when she was 6 months old. Now she'll be 3 in September and loves living with her Nana, however I hate living with my mom & that's what I've been doing since May. I want to move out and take care of my family myself, but can I justify taking my daughter from the only parental figure she's really had for the last 2 years? My mother says it would be psychologically damaging if I did that to her but I think it's more likely to be my mother who's crushed by it. I appreciate her help, but I need to be an adult now right? My son's father wants me & the kids to move in with him in another state, should I do what I want or be more concerned with my mother's feelings?