Does Being a single working mother get any easier, when u already have a toddler and are expecting?

Tiasia - posted on 05/22/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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i am a 21 yr old who has a 14 1/2 month old and am alittle over 3 months pregnant and i have a full time and part time job i sometimes feel like im missing my son growing up and its really upseting sometimes i know im working to support my children but i should still be able to be around for all their first too!

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Brandi - posted on 05/25/2009

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I have a 6 year old and a 16 month old and it is alittle harder for me. I work a full time job and sometimes don't know how I am going to get the bills paid. But the Lord has given me strength and I am able to keep it moving. Thats the thing abouut a woman. We have so much inner power that we sometimes fail to recognize it.

Kat - posted on 05/25/2009

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my advice is to cut back on work or you will fall apart! do you live in australia? sorry I'm not sure if you have things like social security available but you should not have to work that much! that's crazy! here I don't know many young mums who work like that so I'm assuming it's for survival and there is not much in the way of parenting payments??. but take advantage of your support networks and join a mothers group so you can spend some time with other young mums and you will also get to interact with your child. that is exactly what I did and although I still get the usual working mum guilt, I make sure I have quality time with my son. in the end, your son will grow up and know you did it for him thought.

Amelia - posted on 05/23/2009

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Hi! I'm 22 with a three year old and a nine month. I found it hard to be away from my kids while working all day. I stopped working on the weekends giving them completely to my kids. I know you have to make money to provide but you also have to provide them with a mother. Children need that bonding time when they know it's about them. It will make them very happy. But lso remeber to take time for yourself to make sure you don't stress yourself out. They grow up fast so don't letthe moment pass.

Brandy - posted on 05/22/2009

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have a 3year old and a 1 year old and I work part time and its hard for me. I guess when they get older it will get easier but when you have kids close together like that it can be to much and working. A friend of mind told it how much time you spend with your child and how you spend the time you with them so keep that in mind. Just keep your head up everything will work out for the best

Brandy - posted on 05/22/2009

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I have a 3year old and a 1 year old and I work part time and its hard for me. I guess when they get older it will get easier but when you have kids close together like that it can be to much and working. A friend of mind told it how much time you spend with your child and how you spend the time you with them so keep that in mind. Just keep your head up everything will work out for the best.

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