Add other single moms and dads
Mon, Feb. 28th, 2005, 12:28 am
Woot! I'll start....and if no one else joins, I'll talk to myself for a while. I am a single mom...I have been a single mom my whole life, though i was married for about 2 years in there somewhere. I have 3 kids. My first I gave birth to at teh age of 18. My second came along, by a different guy, 4 years later. After her dad and I broke up, I met my next boyfriend, and had my youngest 3 years later. I have been single ever since.
I am 36 years old, and I go to school fulltime at the local private college. I am majoring in psychology and writing. i write for the newspaper as well. I love it!!I also work part time at my youngest son's school (he's 11 now). I want to make a purpose with my life...use my experiences to help others. Especially kids and abused women.
I enjoy so many things, it's almost impossible to mention them all. I like reading, writing, gardening, movies, going out, pizza, pepsi, pets, kids.....too much to list.
Well...I hope someone else decided they would like to join. I think i'll go promote this place....*runs off to promote*
O_O I'm gonna make banners and stuff. That would be fun!
Mon, Feb. 28th, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
Hey, I'm Shannon. I made this community, and so far it is going nowhere. But, I am happy to see someone in here. You sound like a very strong woman. Three kids and doing it all by yourself, plus your doing something positive with your life. You really sound like a wonderful person.
I've been pretty busy since I made this community, but I am going to try to work more on it tonight and tommorrow. I don't have much talent when it comes to making banners and stuff, but I am going to try. If you want to do some that would be awesome. And promoting is always appreciated.
Tue, Mar. 15th, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC)
*whew* I have been so caught up in my personal life I forgot to check back here. Jeepers. But I'm here again. I would love to make banners and such if you don't mind. I can make some cool icons too for people if they want them. You know...kind of a single mommish theme.
Sun, Mar. 13th, 2005 02:09 am (UTC)
Hi! I am a 23-year-old single mom of a 3-year-old. I'm glad to see others on here that I can relate to. I was going to college full-time as a music major, but after so long, I decided that my daughter and work was more important! My school was just kinda eating me up, and now I'm making my career in music as a teacher and a performer. I love it! It's cool to see that you want to help abused women, because I have high hopes to do that also. My daughter's father wasn't very nice, to say the least. Right now, I'm working on moving on, though, for both of our sakes. Since she's been born, I've become a stronger Christian than ever, and God has really been helping me along, as frustrating as it can be sometimes! Anyway, maybe you could come check out my LJ sometime and post me a comment. I would really appreciate it! Thanx for having this on here!
Tue, Mar. 15th, 2005 08:43 pm (UTC)
erinysdaughter: Re: Awesome!
School is really stressful for me too. I am wondering if I really want to go back fulltime now. I'm gonna check your journal out, and I have friended you! <3
Tue, Mar. 15th, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC)
killme_slowlyy: Hi !!
Hi, im a 23 yr old single mom with a 3 yr old. i go to school full time.
its nice to know that there are other people i can relate too. all my friends are young and have no kids and dont understand what i go through and all the struggles i have been and are going through. and now i kno there are people who go threw some of the things i do.
and i think its great u have 3 kids single go to school have a job and still have time for your children. thats amazing.
well nice writing to you, lol. hope to hear from u soon.
Tue, Mar. 15th, 2005 08:44 pm (UTC)
erinysdaughter: Re: Hi !!
Hello! Thanks for the words! It is really hard to find people who do understand and don't roll their eyes whenever you have to say you make arrangements for the kids before you can do anything. I friended you!
Wed, Mar. 23rd, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you for making this community!!!
Wed, Jun. 15th, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC)
annbrampton: hi there...
I'm also a single mother... I'm 34 and have a 14 year old daughter and a 13 year old son!
I know how hard it can be sometimes, no child support, having to scrape by now and then but we always hang on and things always seem to work out.
I just wanted to show my support at this difficult time for you, I think you are being strong and supportive for your daughter and I'm sure you guys will make it work. Just keep walking, keep looking forward cuz that what keeps us single moms moving...
Best of luck! :o)
Sun, Aug. 14th, 2005 02:19 am (UTC)
cherandy: *knock knock*
Is anyone home?
I just found this community, in fact, just found *any* community at all. Is it possible to post here, message board style, or do we just leave comments like I'm doing now?
You can just call me Cherandy. I'm a 36 year old single mother of a fourteen year old daughter and an eleven year old son. Their father and I have been divorced for nearly six years, and he's still obssessing about getting me back. He's also an alcoholic bipolar schizophrenic. Life can get very dramatic around here sometimes.
I'm also a full-time college student, majoring in journalism. I'm thinking of changing my major, though, because my joy in writing has disappeared somewhere along the way. I know I have a way with the written word at times, but I don't seem to be able to call it to me anymore.
I hope this turns out to be a live community. It would be so very nice to "talk" with others who have a clue how freaking hard it can be at times. Not to mention others who can also understand the desire to help others, to counsel or teach or...something. To want to fight for the underdog.
My LJ is sparse, I lock many of my entries. I stopped writing here for a long time because I felt completely isolated, and I needed to be heard, but heard by a certain audience. I thought maybe this community could fix that "talking to the wall" feeling I get at times. I doubt that makes sense. :)
If anyone still comes here, I'd love to communicate with other single mothers. I'll make a note to check back soon.
Thu, Oct. 6th, 2005 01:13 am (UTC)
samsmom1125: New here too...
I just found this community, because I could get in and actually *talk*. I'm 34, single mom, working full-time. Sam(uel) is 10 months and just starting to walk. I miss him like crazy when I work. I want to see the firsts and I'm afraid I won't.
Anyway, I moved to Charlotte last summer and I am struggling with making friends who can understand that Sam comes first. I thought certainly there would be lots of single moms/dads to connect with in a big city like this. At least its big to me. But I have had NO LUCK. Someone suggested this so...here I am.
Hope to meet all of you!