Single mom struggling.
I am a 37yo single mom of two wonderful kids ages 7 and 10. I have also been taking care of my mentally disabled mother for the last 4.5 years.
The past few years have been very rough on all of us. I went through a divorce after 11 years of marriage and then just under a year later, sad and vulnerable, I fell into an abusive relationship ending when he finally escalated and beat me up. During the fight my face slammed on the bathtub and cracked two of my front teeth. One eventually fell out and one is loose. I currently wear a retainer of sorts with a fake tooth in it so I don’t walk around looking a mess. And will continue to wear it until I can afford to have it fixed.
We are now on our own and the 50 hours a week I work isn’t making ends meet. I work very hard, but cannot afford to pay my bills on time and am always in fear of utilities being shut off or being evicted.
I’m trying so very hard and don’t know what else to do. I pour my life into my family and work and just want to be able to pay my bills, buy healthier food, and not be so scared that the car’s going to break or the kids are going to need something for school or something I can’t afford. My kids are in football on scholarship and once the season is over I will get a second job to make things work. For now, though, sports are what bring my children a much needed outlet and friends.
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