“I am 33 and going through my first pregnancy. My partner and I never dated or had anything serious, we were just friends, and now we have a baby on the way.”
A single mom writes in asking for advice about how to buy her first house. This 23-year-old mom has a son and currently lives with her mom and stepdad. She receives no financial support from her son’s party father, nor does she want financial support from him. She wants to buy a house on her own for her and her son. But she doesn’t know where to start. Any advice for this single mom and first-time homebuyer?
A mom writes in asking for advice from single moms who have left their town or city and started over with their children, but otherwise alone. This mom says her daughter’s dad “wants us gone,” and she is seriously considering picking up, moving away, and starting over. She is not happy in her relationship and wants to get away from the toxicity. Is this a good call? Any advice for her? YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Single Mom Takes Aim At Mom-Shamers Who Judge Moms For Bringing Their Kids Into the Grocery Store, Shuts Them Down With a Sign She Posted on Daughter’s Back A member of the community asks: “Have any other single moms left and started over? Have any of you single moms moved you and your child out of your city/town to start all over? My daughter’s dad wants us gone, and I think it’s time we pack up and leave as his request. I don’t have my license, and because of this COVID stuff, me getting my license right now is impossible. I planned on going back to school in the fall in the city. Should we just go? And live by ourselves? I’m not happy with my life …
A mom writes in asking for advice about when she might start dating again. This single mom, who has a 13-month-old baby, hasn’t dated anyone since she was six months pregnant. She says her last relationship was bad, but she has recently started feeling open to the idea of letting someone new into her (and her baby’s) life. She asks the community for advice about when people in similar situations knew they were ready to date, the best ways to meet potential partners, and more.
A mom writes in asking for advice about how to explain to her 2-year-old son that his father is no longer in the picture. She says she finally ended a toxic, years-long relationship with the father of her child, but her son constantly asks to see or speak with his dad. However, communication is very limited due to the aforementioned toxicity of their relationship. This mom also wants to know how she might introduce a new love interest into her son’s life at some point.
A mom writes in asking for advice about co-sleeping and getting her one-year-old daughter to start getting used to sleeping in her own bed. This single mom has co-slept with her daughter since she was born. She also wants to know how to feel more comfortable herself with her daughter not sleeping as close to her.
A mom writes in asking for advice about an argument she had with her friend in which the friend told her, “No wonder you’re single.” This mom was very hurt by this comment for many reasons, not least of which is the fact that her last longterm relationship was abusive. She wants to know if she is overreacting to being told such a thing or if she has a right to be upset.
A mom writes in asking for advice about using the popular dating app Tinder. She says she has a 4-month old baby and is looking into getting back into dating. (She hasn’t been with the father of her child for about 10 months.) She wants to know if it would be “weird” for a single mom with an infant to use the app.