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Motherhood, One Not Too Distant Day

What personal development strategies/hacks would you recommend for somebody preparing to adopt as a single working mother in 3-4 years? Special snowflakes inside, general advice welcome too! [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Jan 30, 2016 - 15 answers

Are there good reasons for not contacting this former student?

warning: outside US (cultural caveats apply) I (30) am tempted to facebook message a girl (18) who I taught last year in a nighttime high school for dropouts. She gave birth early this year and dropped out once again before her baby arrived (she was no longer in my class then). I am also working as a tutor in a very flexible and comprehensive special program for socially vulnerable youth, at a different school, which is particularly suitable for teenage single mothers as her. I would like to contact her to let her know about this educational option, offer my help, and maybe suggest a meeting to discuss this alternative. So far, not so bad, yet... [more inside]
posted by Basque13 on Aug 18, 2013 - 55 answers

Should I ask her when would be a good time to call her for a date?

I (30) met this woman (35) at a work-related meeting ten days ago. We were in a small group (2 men, 2 women), and chatted briefly. Among a few other things, she asked me if I was married and had children (no to both). She is divorced and told us (most of the interaction was with the group) that she was on her own, and had to work really hard to support herself and her two young children. She seems a very loving mother, in addition to an attractive and easygoing person. Before leaving she asked me (and the other guy) for our email addresses and told me she would send me a facebook friend request. This didnĀ“t mean much in itself, as we might conceivably need to get in touch for work-related issues. Later that evening I see and accept her fb friend request, and we chatted for a few minutes. [more inside]
posted by Basque13 on Mar 12, 2013 - 23 answers

Stretched too thin...help!

Overwhelmed with parenthood/work/life...how am I supposed to manage everything? Am I being selfish? [more inside]
posted by andariel on Sep 8, 2012 - 30 answers

At what point is it acceptable to cut ties?

How do I keep my sanity, the little dignity that I have left, and not completely ruin my daughter's life? [more inside]
posted by andariel on Jul 22, 2012 - 47 answers

Advice and suggestions wanted for a single mother: working, in college, not sleeping, and the hours (and stress) of this are about to blow up in my face. I may implode unless there is some kind of change.

Advice and suggestions wanted for a single mother: working, in college, not sleeping, and the hours (and stress) of this are about to blow up in my face. I may implode unless there is some kind of change. [more inside]
posted by WanderingTheHill on May 23, 2012 - 14 answers

Resources for single mothers in Seattle area?

What resources are available to a pregnant woman with a 1 year old and an autistic 3 year old in the Seattle (eastside) area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2012 - 12 answers

(Damn, no benzos. No wine.)

My unplanned-pregnant soon-to-be-single-mother friend was unexpectedly invited to Thanksgiving dinner with the, err, donor and his parents. She is freaking out, convincing herself that it will be terrible, etc. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2009 - 11 answers

Just the three of us

Single mom/Single parent: How does one go about building a lasting relationship with a single mother, to show her that you will not only be there for her, but also for her son? (She's 22, and he's under five I'm assuming.) [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on May 5, 2008 - 10 answers

Care & Feeding of a Single Mother

Books and resources for a single mother who doesn't really fit the stereotype of "mother", and is more about taking care about herself? Any other way I can help her? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 7, 2007 - 8 answers

The Single Mum's Guide to Social Enterprise

Socially conscious business ideas for a funky media-savvy single mother? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 18, 2007 - 7 answers

Post-Hippie Living in the 21st Century?

Alternative living filter: I am a single woman in my mid-30s, seriously contemplating having a child on my own. [more inside]
posted by picklebird on Jun 13, 2006 - 17 answers

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