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    Single mother of two
    Rookerj10 posted:
    Hello all, I'm 23 yrs old and have two boys (ages 3 1/2 and 1 yrs old). It's a struggle like all you know to juggle home life and work. It's also hard to date when you have fear that your kids will get attached and the relationship ends up failing. I'm just trying to make sense of how to date while still protecting my boys just in case whomever isn't the one for me.
    Zaysmama responded:
    Hey there, I can relate rather closely!. I am 21 and have one son. He is recently 2. I hate dropping him off to daycare, but i know i have to work to support us. I have had one serious relationship since his birth and when that failed, it hurt both of us. He had considered that man his daddy, since his daddy walked out on him. Ever since, I've been terrified of comitment for both myself and him. Are your son's fathers in their lives?
    Rookerj10 replied to Zaysmama's response:
    They have different dads and both are jerks. I'm use to doing this by myself with support from family but it would be nice to have a better half.
    Zaysmama replied to Rookerj10's response:
    Seems that doing it alone is something that is pretty easy to adjust to. I know for me i just had to remind myself that I'm all he has. That's what has kept me going on the worst days!... I agree, it would be nice to have a better half. My family tries to help but they all have their own problems and lives so its rare that they can do much. so can i ask how you ended up a single mom? what is your story?
    Rookerj10 replied to Zaysmama's response:
    Well, my first child was conceived during my first encounter with his father. His excuse for not taking care of his responsibility was the fact that we disn't know each other....he was also mad that I didn't get a abortion. As far as my second child, his father purposely got me pregnant and then I found out a little before I had "pregnancy symptoms" that he and our relationship was a bunch of lies. Great story huh? Lol.
    Pipers_mommy responded:
    hey i was actually researching support groups as well. Im 21 and my daughter is 8 months. Her father and i met and got pregnant, i did not know he was a dru9g user and dealer and i triedto make it work for the whole pregnancy and ended it CASTROPHE. I know i should be a lot smarter about protection, but i think i may be pregnant again with a man im not in a relationship with and im broke as it is, switching jobs with no car. I just feel so stressed out! I need some good support!
    Zaysmama replied to Pipers_mommy's response:
    Hey there soory no one has responded sooner...
    This is a great place to find support. I am still a single mother and hopefully within the next few weeks I will be a single mother of 2! Sorry to hear things didn't work out I know how hard it can be to think of doing it alone. Hopefully you have some friends and family by your side to help out a little bit!

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