Valerie Ann - posted on 09/26/2012 ( 62 moms have responded )
I need all the advice I can get! I am in a tough situation. Financially, things have been really hard. I am not in the best of situations to take care of my children like they deserve. I have been trying to find a job for months and to no avail. It's hard being a single Mom and to need a job that will coincide around your children's schedules. I have no available family to watch them and the cost of daycare is out of the question. My daughter is 12 and son is 11. My youngest son is 5 but he is from my last relationship. With the financial hardships, it's been quite a challenge to adjust. We went from a beautiful 2,000 sq ft home to an apt less than a 1,000 sq ft. I have tried to instill in their minds that material things do not make you happy. Their Father buys their love. Now they are at that age where material things seem to matter more than anything else. So they are demanding to live with him. But he works as a commercial fisherman and his job requires him to be gone year round. I have full custody established through the court system. He is putting it in their heads that they can come live with him anytime and that his soon to be wife can raise them. Advice anyone???