troubles of transition to single parent

Kate - posted on 07/26/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am currently 7.5 months pregnant and have a 5 &3 year old. I am recently separated from my ex (thank goodness), but now I am realizing the struggle single parents have. I'm exhausted from working full time plus OT(which is needed when I go on maternity leave so I can be paid), my kids are great, but fight like crazy. My oldest is a bit mouthy(which is recent) and my son is going thru this not listening or telling me no phase. I'm sure its due to separation, but on top of it all, I have a roommate that gets upset when they hear us(kids and I) arguing. I find myself crying alot and feeling as if I have no control or anyone listens to me. Then couple weeks ago I find a dog on my front porch and no one will claim her. The puppy is super nice and my kids fell in love with her, but its another stress. I'm at lost as to how to pick myself up and focus on what to do next. Right now its getting thru the day, but when will that feeling stop? I want to feel like I'm in control of my life again and get back some form of normalcy. Any single moms out there that have felt the same way? How did you start to piece yourself back? Thanks!

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Kate - posted on 07/27/2015

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I want to reduce stress, but every time I bring up looking for a new home for our dog the kids get crazy upset. The roommate knew about the kids, but has become isolated and super upset with me due to all the craziness. How do I overcome everyday? Any suggestions on punishment for kids?

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