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    I have been a single mom for about 19 years of my 21 year olds life, as he was 4 when I married and was only married for 3 years. I am still raising his sister she will be 16 in May. I really think financial emergencies are hard, and car work too, but when I really wish I had more help is when my daughter is crying because she is missing her dad who has not been in contact for almost 3 yrs now. He really acted like the perfect father there for about a year or so, so he could get custody then he messed up and she is paying for it. I thank God though that he has given us the strength to go through it.

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    I would say back then it was finances and being sick. I think finances are a given when you're a single mother. It is tough!! I hated being sick. Many times I would literally crawl to go to the bathroom to get a drink of water or my medicine. One time I was so sick, I sent my 4 year old daughter out in the dark to get the neighbor. I ended up in the hospital that time. Broke my heart to send her for help, but I had no phone at the time. (That happened 27 years ago).

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    Finances, followed closely by home repairs. All of the million things that were never my problem to fix - are now my problem to fix!

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    When I was single it was putting stuff together and fixing cars. Always paid a man friend so no funny stuff would be expected.I am not a handy woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamaof2rugrats View Post
    Finances. Without a doubt.
    How do you look so gorgeous immediately after giving birth?? Sorry I know it's off topic..lol

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    Dealing with car repair issues, and dealing with Dr's appt's school appt,.. ect..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigo View Post
    Oh yeah- being sick. Not having anyone to help when you are needing to just rest. The worst is if you have an emergency. Trying to find someone you trust to not only take you to the hospital but also watch the kids while you are there... the worst.
    Totally agree

    Also, taking care of the house (roof, renovations, etc.) I'm lucky to have my dad for helping me in this kind of situation. But for finding someone to watch sick kid when I must go working.

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    One of the hardest things I am dealing with being a single parent is getting enough rest. Even though my daughter is sixteen now, she is a special needs child and still needs close supervision to get her off to school on time. She also still needs close supervision in order to even accomplish chores and homework. Dad isn't involved in her life at all. What little help I get with raising her, comes from my mother.

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