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My Husband and I Are Splitting Up Due to His Emotional Abuse. I Am 36 Weeks Pregnant and Have Three Other Children. Single Moms: How Do You Do It?

A pregnant mom-of-three writes in looking for advice from single moms. She and her husband are splitting up due to emotional and verbal abuse. She is very scared about the future.

The Poop Trail: How My Mom's Favorite Story from My Childhood Taught Me an Important, and Funny, Lesson About Motherhood

The Poop Trail: How My Mom’s Favorite Story from My Childhood Taught Me an Important, and Funny, Lesson About Motherhood

It was undeniable that my mom had a favorite story from my childhood. She called it, “THE POOP TRAIL.” Of course, she had a few other anecdotes dear to her heart, but as I lost Mom when I was 22, the only tale that left a lasting impression on me was the shocker.

Awkward! Kendall Jenner Said Kourtney Kardashian Is the Worst Parent in the Family, but then Kim Came to Kourtney's Defense

Awkward! Kendall Jenner Said Kourtney Kardashian Is the Worst Parent in the Family, but then Kim Came to Kourtney’s Defense

Generally speaking, it’s not the best idea to judge other parents, let alone rank moms you know from best to worst. Kendall Jenner, though, did just that when she played “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” during a recent appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

A Dad Wants to Know: Is He a Terrible Person for Admitting He Regrets Having Children?

A Dad Wants to Know: Is He a Terrible Person for Admitting He Regrets Having Children?

One dad recently wrote a candid post on Reddit admitting he regretted having children. He explained that he and his wife have a six-year-old and a four-year-old set of twins, including one child with what they suspect to be ADHD and ODD. He and his wife are now in marriage counseling because, as he wrote, their “marriage basically went to sh*t after having kids.”

How can I help my daughter with her attachment issues so I can have a break?

Asking for some KIND advice from other mommas. So I’ve been mostly a single mom all of my daughters life.. she’s going to be 2 in April and she is an EXTREME mommas girl.. we live with my parents so she’s very comfortable with them but if mommas around she will not go to them. Like acts like she’s dying if I hand her to someone else. This being said it gives momma very little time for myself. Any tips and tricks to help her get over the attachment or do I just ride it out? I don’t usually post on here.. more of an onlooker but this momma needs a break. Lol (this includes her refusing to play by herself at all because she HAS to be at my side at all times). Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My daughters dad is harrasing me and I don’t know what to do anymore. Any advice?

I have been split with my daughters dad since January last year. We was in a domestic relationship and had non stop harassment despite a restraining order I have on him, he isn’t aloud contact with our daughter (ordered by a judge)… He constantly comes round to my home, banging on my door and has done since we split up. I report him and report him and report him but never have any luck, when he gets in he attacks me and despite how many times he’s found guilty all he gets is probation and has had a prison sentence of 3 months…but came back after, social services wanted me too move but I live down the same street as my mum and I love my house so much I didn’t want him to drive me out of it, now I’ve had enough of it, I have no friends here, the only family I have is my mum and dad, and sister that I barely see or speak too… another incident happened the other night with my ex threatening me, I asked my mum if I could sleep over because I was afraid and she began shouting at me and …

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My friend hasn’t paid me for babysitting her child, what should I do?

Hi ladies in need of advice.. for the past 3 weeks I’ve been helping a friend by babysitting while she worked as she’s a single mom and also has bills to pay. I offered to get paid less than what any baby sitter asks for and was promised id get paid on a specific day. Fast forward to her pay day and she hasn’t paid me but asked her ex for the money. I don’t understand though it should be her paying me not him.. anyways it’s been 2 days and I haven’t gotten the money mind you she’s gone for 6-7 hours at a time. That’s reasonable I can handle her child but my main motivation was the $ bc I’m a sahm. My question is should I continue to help her? She saidddd she’ll pay me back tomorrow but that’s what she said yesterday and the day before Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Can my husband give up his rights instead of us going to court?

I have four kids with my husband I’m just wondering ..instead of going thru court and stuff is there a way he could just give his rights up?? I’m hoping he will. Only because he’s not a active dad and hasn’t been. We have 4 kids 5 and under and he’s gonna be going to prison for quite some time. I’m really hoping he will do that much instead of making me go thru tons of paperwork and court. We live in Montana….I don’t meet with a attorney til next week so I’m just kinda wondering how that work if he did it. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Single mamas, how did you meet your significant other?

I’m curious to know how/ where other single mamas have met their boyfriends/husbands/significant others. I’m 30 years old with a 9 year old daughter & a 6 year old son (they have different dads, neither of which are in their lives) I want to be in a serious relationship with someone who is willing & wanting to be a stepfather eventually. But where do I meet a good guy like that?! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

I need tips on juggling beng a single working mom.

So I’m a 20 year old single mom, I work 3rd shift over 40 hours a week. I have been feeling so guilty lately. Before I started working at my new job my energy was low, but since I’ve started working here my energy has dropped like crazy (I’ve been here a few months). By the Time I get off work and home it’s 7:30 am and my daughter gets up by 8-8:30. She’s 18 months and very active. Loves to constantly be moving, getting into stuff, dancing and anything active. She will take a nap (most days) around 2 for and hour and a half and that’s when I get to sleep. I am so exhausted in more ways than one. I have been feeling like a really bad mom and really guilty because sometimes I just don’t want to play with her because I don’t have any energy and it makes her upset so I will end up playing but it will be short bursts of me playing. Some days I have good days and I do a lot with her and I always try to put in the effort. I never let her have a bad day …

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My mom cares for my kids while I attened school. I want to pay her but she won’t let me.

My mom watches my two year old son and 6 year old daughter while I attend school. She watches them 4 hours for three days. She also cooks. She takes my daughter to school also. I have offer her money but she doesn’t accepts. Should I keep on insisting or leave it? I feel bad and I want her to accept it because my step dad doesn’t like her babysitting my kids and I think if I gave her money, he won’t say anything Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.