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Name: rixyrix
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iv been a single dad for 4 months now and things are realy geting on top ov me, i cant work at the moment and live too far from my familey to ask for thayr help. does anyone have any advice
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Name: Sharon | Date: Jan 8th, 2008 1:23 AM
Hi i have just been a single mum for about that long and im in the same boat except that i ahve my family reasonably close. I dont really have any advice which doesn't really help you but i would love to hear what u find out cos i need some too!! 

Name: Lauren | Date: Jan 16th, 2008 12:55 PM
I think both of you and all single parents just need someone to talk to. I'm a single mom and loving it. It is hard work but stay positive and know that in the end it's worth it. I have my downfalls but always try to stay positive. E-mail me if you want someone to talk to [email protected] 

Name: linda-mate | Date: Jan 23rd, 2008 1:34 AM
there is plenty of help out the go see your local health nurse and they can give you lots of info.your can always put your child in childcare if you want to work. 

Name: JCgc | Date: Jan 23rd, 2008 4:42 AM
Well, I am 40 and I am also a single dad, and I can tell you that in my opinion you are quite young to be a dad, but regardless I am going to tell you that life changes quite a bit and your life it's going to be different in a few years, so you need to hang in there and think about your child right now, don't think about you, we tend to be a little selfish when we don't have time for ourselfs. I don't know the age or your child but you have a lot of time to grow and your child is going to need you for the next few years. So the main Idea is, take care of your child now and have a plan for the future.

Good luck


Name: elvagreen | Date: Jan 25th, 2008 5:58 AM
You may refer from some single fathers in your area via singleparentloving.com. Good Luck! 

Name: mich | Date: May 2nd, 2008 8:34 PM

If you would like to talk. My email address is [email protected]


Name: briseis | Date: May 3rd, 2008 11:36 AM
Avoid speaking with Michelle; she'll only try to con you into giving her your baby.

The first few months are tough. I have a 7-month-old and it isn't easy, but it will get easier as time goes on I promise you and your baby will grow into a child who idolises you. 

Name: VSKislove | Date: May 3rd, 2008 10:09 PM
Good Afternoon rixyrix,

A child is the best gift anyone could ever get. Enjoy everyday beacuse times goes by FAST.


Name: SingleParentChat | Date: May 5th, 2008 5:43 AM
I am a single dad myself and have some idea of what you may be going through. Things can be very difficult without the support of extended family as a single parent.

Try looking for single parent support groups in your area. Or you may turn to your church as well..they sometimes have daycare or people who are willing to lend a helping hand. Also check out babysitting exchange groups.

Things will get easier as you get into the groove of being a single parent. It can seem overwhelming at the beginning but stay focused on your child and you will be able to get thorugh the hard times.

I've started a blog/forum to share some of my own experiences as a single parenting dad. Check it out; you may find some useful info.


the best. 

Name: Nikki | Date: May 6th, 2008 2:24 PM
I hear you, im a 24 year old single mom. Im starting to feel a little worn out... 

Name: Benton | Date: May 11th, 2008 2:35 AM
I too am a single father of twin boys, Sam and Andy. My wife died of cancer just after they turned two, and I was 24. It's hard at first, very hard. My family was far away as well, and it was difficult to work, but there's always something that you can do. If you need a sitter try care.com, or try googleing nannies. Another thing that works well is connecting with other people with children. I found my friends to be indispensable when my boys were small because if I needed to work, I could always drop them off for a play date for a while. If you'd prefer to stay at home, as I did, try getting a job through the computer, or something where you work on the phone. Website design was what I did, and I was able to stay home with my boys all at the same time. They're actually 15 years-old now, and believe me, things do get easier once they get older; especailly when they enter school, you tend to have more time at that point.

Hang in there!


Name: Lauren | Date: May 15th, 2008 12:56 PM
Just want to say i think its amazing that u are taking on the responsibily of being a single dad, so many men wont even try. It is hard but watching your little miracle grow and knowing that you helped it, is amazing.I am a single mom and wish my sons father would be more involved. I'm not perfect but any advice you need on anything specific please feel free to ask and i will help where possible. You can email me at [email protected] 

Name: venus | Date: Jun 4th, 2008 2:06 PM
im a single mom also and 4 kids..from philippines 

Name: courtnie | Date: Feb 17th, 2011 4:28 PM
hi all 

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