How often should I go out as a single mother of one?

Sarah - posted on 03/09/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )




How often should I as a single mother of a 7 month old get to go out a month? I work 30 hrs a wk and go to school part time.I like to sing karaoke it is a stress relief for me. I like to go and sing and have a good time with a few friends.


Dove - posted on 03/09/2013




If your child is well loved and cared for... it's really your business. When I was a single mom of a 7 month old... I never went out unless he was with me. I still don't 'go out'.... and he's 5 (though I HAVE been out some in the past 5 years). I don't like going out though. ;)

Michelle - posted on 03/09/2013




Well when I was a single Mother I didn't get to out every month. It was sometimes 6 months in between. It depends on how often you can get someone to watch your child. Even if you can afford to pay a babysitter.

You chose to have a child and there are a lot of sacrifices we give up to have children.


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Gwen - posted on 03/12/2013




Go out? What's that?? LOL! My daughter just turned 5, and I just went out last weekend with a girlfriend for the first time since 2012. Before that was probably 2011. :) Even though it might be exciting to go out more often, I already miss out on so much of her life working full-time, the last thing I want to do is spend my free time away from her. My stress relief is coloring pictures, having a "camp out" in our tent in front of the TV, playing tag, or going for walks. I started taking her out in the stroller when she was about a month old. We've graduated to wagon and now two-wheeler. It's a great stress reliever to get out of the house for some fresh air and exercise.

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