Visit FamilyCorner.com for tons of seasonal ideas!
quick link - go to our home page quick link - kid's crafts, family fun, printables, etc quick link - sign up for our free newsletter quick link - holiday crafts, recipes and ideas quick link - gardening, organizing, saving money, decorating and more quick link - our FunBook is filled with lots of quick ideas, tips and crafts quick link - join our bustling community of friendly members


Go Back   FamilyCorner.com Forums > Parenting > Parenting Issues > Single Parents

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-19-2015, 08:51 PM
cat lover's Avatar
Head Moderator
FamilyCorner Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Taswell,Indiana
Posts: 8,009
Being a single parent

What do you think is the hardest thing about being a single parent?
__________________
cat lover
We Welcome Strays

When I was young we used to go "skinny dipping"; now we just "chunky dunk"


“The value of doing something does not lie in the ease or difficulty, the probability or improbability of its achievement, but in the vision, the plan, the determination and the perseverance, the effort and the struggle which go into the project. Life is enriched by aspiration and effort, rather than by acquisition and accumulation.”

― Helen Nearing, The Good Life
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-22-2015, 08:49 AM
Moderator
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 12,889
Though I have never experienced being a single mom, I believe the lack of support would rank first and foremost, as would expenses.

I babysat (my younger years) for two single moms, and both struggled to make ends-meet. I recall one of the moms being thrifty and resourceful, while the other lived as though a steady stream of cash was at her disposal.

Additionally, transportation, particularly if the option of having a personal vehicle at ones disposal wasn't an option.

List of single mom needs (raising a baby/toddler):

- Cloth diapers/rubber pants/diaper pail
- Washing machine
- Support network (family/friends)
- The ability to be resourceful/thrifty/frugal (homemade baby food, sewing, cooking from scratch, etc)
- Having easy/close access to all amenities so as to lessen the need for transportation
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-19-2016, 09:57 PM
Forum Member
FamilyCorner Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 2
I think the most difficult think being a single parent is to manage the kids alone, I being a single working mom, know how difficult it gets to handle the kids specially when they throw tantrums and get cranky, You are also constantly worried about developing their personality,so after thinking all the pros and cons I decided to put my son in a daycare,so that he develops his skills and interacts with other kids, knowing fully well that it will make another hole in my pocket,but surprisingly the Calling All Kids Too daycare in which I admitted is affordable and amazing!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-20-2016, 04:03 PM
jokir's Avatar
Seven Year Member
FamilyCorner Junkie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Missouri
Posts: 909
I remember well the days of being a single parent. There is nobody to help out with the kids at home. You rush home from work and start your home jobs of cleaning,cooking, overseeing homework and refereeing the spats. There was seldom a time I was in the bathroom by myself.You do however become very close to your kids.Thankfully they overcame a cranky always tired momma and have become great adults with kids of their own.
__________________
Joyce
Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Parent bullying our child frustratedparent Parenting Issues 3 05-06-2010 05:48 PM
Swallow Once? FDA Approves Single Drug For Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Lifestar Medication, Prescriptions & Insurance 1 02-27-2004 05:20 PM
Staying Home: From Full-Time Professional to Full-Time Parent Amanda Books for Adults 0 02-15-2003 08:23 PM
A Single Parent for 17 years! Leace Single Parents 6 09-27-2002 06:54 AM
Single parent site! yes grdeanangl Single Parents 4 08-15-2002 06:00 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright 1997-2012, FamilyCorner.com Magazine, Inc. an Internet Brands company

POPULAR AREAS OF FAMILYCORNER.COM

Our Family FunBook is packed full of ideas from parents just like you!

Our members say that they have never found a friendlier message board community than ours!

Our kid's craft section is filled with easy ideas for creative little minds.

We have tons of free printable coloring pages to keep your little ones happy.

We offer a wide variety of free newsletters delivered right to your inbox.

Our Household Hints & Tips have a wealth of information on cleaning, organizing, and more!
Go to the funbook Go to forums Go to kid's crafts Go to printables Go to newsletters Go to Hints & Tips

Home || Newsletters || Advertising || Terms of Use || Privacy || Services || Submissions || Contact Us || Media Opportunities || Link To Us || Shop || Feedback || Staff || e-Cards || Reminder Service



FamilyCorner.com® is sponsored in part by...




Visit our friends --> MomsMenu | Main Street Mom | She Knows | Baby University | Personal Fitness Zone | iChef.com

Copyright Notice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use/Disclaimer