JUST NEED TO TALK.

Erin - posted on 11/01/2008 ( 3 moms have responded )

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HELLO, I'M 30 YRS OLD, AND THE SINGLE MOTHER OF A 10 YR OLD SON, AND 8 YR OLD GIRL. I AM RAISING MY 33 YR OLD SISTER WHO IS 8 MONTHS PREGNANT (LOL), I WORK 3 JOBS, 2 AT TWO DIFFERENT AMBULANCE SERVICES, AND 1 IN HOME HEALTH. ON TOP OF ALL THAT MY SON HAS BEEN HAVING SOME HEART COMPLICATIONS. MY DAUGHTERS BDAY IS NOV 15, AND SON IS DEC 22. THEN CHRISTMAS. AND BOY IM STRESSED OUT. ANY IDEAS OF HOW TO STAY ON A VERY TIGHT BUDGET, AND STILL GIVE THE KIDS A LITTLE EXTRA. AND ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO RELIEVE STRESS.?

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Erin - posted on 11/02/2008

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THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED, IT WAS NICE TO HEAR YOUR IDEAS, AND I'LL TALK TO YOU ALL SOON! THANKS AGAIN

Lisa - posted on 11/01/2008

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you sound like a loving caring mom that woks to hard and has no time to herself. i to am a single mom with to children but i only work 1 job.. there are many days that i feel completely over welmed.... i cant even imagine how you handle 3 jobs 2 kids and an expecting sister. but i do know 1 of the best stress reliefs is just having some one to talk to and vent to.... so feel free to chat with me any time....

Mindi - posted on 11/01/2008

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WOW !! you have a lot on your plate.... I too work for an ambulance company full time and I have two girls and my husband to take care of......I cannot imagine how you do what you do ?? I used to be single with my girls for a long time and work 3 jobs just like you ..... but I always did the wrong things to unwind and take my mind off of the stress I was going through....like drinking to much and hangin' out with people who didn't really care about me. I would say take time for you and your kids....do the simple things rather than the expensive things ..... it seems your time is ALWAYS worth more than any gift could ever give. My youngest daughter has a crappy valve in her heart too and eventually will need it replaced. But we go to childrens hospital in seattle and they always take good care of her. So my worry's are much less then they used to be. I know its such a horrible feeling to have something go goofy with your child....its rough. Anyways I just thought I would write to you when I saw your message and let you know you're not alone woman. You can write me anytime ; )

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