News & Advice

Good News! It looks like LB may still qualify for Head Start! They base eligibility on last year’s taxes, and I didn’t start my new job until January, so I still fall within the Po’ White trash guidelines. That means no moving her to the more expensive, but closer ( literally, downstairs) daycare. No filing another modification of Child Support.

Oh the luck!

I also got an email from one of my mom’s friends, who also happens to be a single mom. She raised her daughter from a very early age, and apparently read my post at Rocky Mountain Moms Blog. Since there’s been so much discussion about single moms dating lately, I thought I’d post her opinion on the subject, after living single motherhood for more than 30 years:

 Being a dating, single mom is tricky, but not so hard.  I strongly suggest what I did.  I kept the guys away from my daughter.  They knew about her, but they were not exposed to her.  I was out to have a good time.  Not find a daddy.  However, if I found someone that I really enjoyed, and the feeling was mutual, and I was hopeful, then they could meet her because I was not going to spend a lot of time without my girl.  They had to be worthy, and they had to be good with kids.  Or that was it. 

I really hear her on “having a good time” vs. “finding a daddy”. This is the argument that I keep trying to make. That single moms CAN have a sex life, an adult life, and that life doesn’t affect or hurt their child in any way.  The question is, can we bring this philosophy to the next level?

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10 thoughts on “News & Advice

  1. YAY on good news!
    I love what your mom’s friend said, and that’s how I look at it as well. I’m still really scared of the whole blended family concept since I’ve seen the hardships of that one. Plus, I really have no need for a relationship right now. But sex every now and then is good!

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  2. That IS good news! And I, too, like the comment your mom’s friend made, AND april’s response. I just don’t have anything else to add, which is amazing! 🙂

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  3. Glad LB doesnt have to move schools – although somehow I actually thought you had moved her!

    I also totally get that fun vs daddy thing – very true!!!!

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  4. I have to say it works! I’ve been a single mom for ten years and that is exactly how I manage my life. Thank you for saying it out loud!

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  5. That’s great news about LB.

    I like what your friend said also. Of course, I’m not dating, casually or seriously, but I already know that I wouldn’t want Shiloh around someone if I was. At least not unless I knew it was very serious and it was going somewhere. I don’t think that would be fair to her.

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  6. I completley agree with your mom’s friend. In the seven years I’ve been a single mom my kids only meet a guy if it becomes a LTR. They never meet “dates” but they know I that I date and are happy that I do instead of making myself a spinster just because I’m single AND a mom.

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  7. Good news on not having to move LB! I’m happy for you!

    And your mom’s friend and I have the same thoughts on this one. I couldn’t agree more!

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