jobless and 2 children

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ok i am a single mother of two wonderful children and its been hard to find a job when u dont have transpertation and im warry about at home daycare at nite time...i've had 2 bad experience when i did work day shifts and i found one that i liked but the thing is she doesnt do 2nd or 3rd shift any more and its really hard to find a good child care these days and alot of jobs are 2nd and 3rd shift and because i dont have a the money for a car and all the stuff that goes with it and i dont have my liecence so taking the bus at nite time is really tuff and my bf is a big help and we live together but i dont want to put more os a burden on him with my children by picking them up after work so late and i dont know what his schedual is bc if they work over time he might get out later then me or not...confused


Zacharia - posted on 07/31/2009




I just moved to GA and in the same situation...But what I did is I went down to the DFCS (Department od Children and Family Services) IDK if you have heard of it but you can go there and fill out for Food Stamps and Cash Assistants(which is called TANF) I am starting the TANF program Monday and what it is, It's sort of like a work program you will have to go out everyday and look for a certain number of jobs for 1 month (They will give you a check as long as you are in the progam,how much IDK) and the one in GA if you don't know find a job within that month then they will hire you at the DFCS office. The only reason they have you in the program for 1 month before they hire you is too see if you will stick with it because if you stick with then they know you will dtick with the hob they give you. Also while you are in the program they provide daycare for and as far as transportation they give you bus passes so you can go out and look. Hope this helps you.


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Brandy - posted on 11/23/2009




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Sondra - posted on 11/13/2009




I was in that boat as well over a year ago! It is so hard and stressful because (for me) it felt like I was failing my kids. I always found myself thinking, they deserve a better mother who can support them. I was the one who left my ex (their father) because of his irresponsibility. He was lying about working, lying about the money and where he was spending it, then he quite his job ( I didn't have one) and myself and my 2 kids ( my son was only 4 weeks old!) didn't have insurance! It was a hard decision but now, I honestly felt like I was the best mom I could be and there are angels always watching over you and your children. Just don't give up, and don't feel too bad about asking for help. I'm not sure where you're at but try finding a job where can work at a daycare facility. Then you're able to bring your kids with you! Just don't give up!

Jessann - posted on 09/24/2009




The DCFS program can also help with childcare assistance in some states.... And, you can take a class through them and become certified to watch children from your own home and be paid by DCFS so that you dont have to worry about parents not paying. The class is free in most states and low cost in others.

Jonestania45 - posted on 09/19/2009




hi am in actally the same boat.

Recently i got put on to a course thought the job centre called bespoke. i am going back to work as a voluntee in my eldest school part time and the job centre are paying for my youngest to go in to a nursey.

i know it is only volentee work but it will give you some qualifications for the job that you have always wanted to do .

good luck

Dani - posted on 09/17/2009




I'm so sorry to hear that you moms are struggling financially! It's HARD in this economy finding a job and with the additional challenges of motherhood and single motherhood, it can be even more difficult still! I actually started working frolm home a year ago and it's been wonderful! If you'd like to learn more, you can request information at

All the best to you!

Connie - posted on 05/29/2009




I am in the same boat! I am a single mom of 2 young kids. I had a terrible experience with a nanny who came to my house when i was working. she was abusing my kids so she was fired. i lost my job 5 months ago because my kids kept getting sick and i had to keep staying home. now, i cant find a job and i am at my wits end. i'm fixing to lose my house and everything. my sorry ex pays child support like every 3 months. i have been borrowing money from my parents but they are not giving me anymore. there has to be help for these sitauations but i dont know where to turn! its VERY tough to be a single mom! my ex left us for someone else.

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