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    I’m posting here tbh because I’m exhausted.

    My head is constantly heavy, feel like i could sleep for days and my patience is wearing thin.  I’ve been a lone parent since week 5 in pregnancy with no physical support, child is a week short of turning 4 years old. Not had a night out, no mates, no baby sitter.  I wonder where humanity has gone.


    If anyone knows the names of any groups that will physically help a lone parent, plz leave them in a comment.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hey Wanderer

    Do you have family locally and a good network of friends? I remember when my children were younger and attended nursery, there was a number of staff willing to baby sit for a small charge to boost their income. It wasn’t advertised, I just asked the staff that my children were most comfortable with.

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    Hi Wanderer, It’s the sheer relentlessness of it all that got to me.

    You’re doing really well if you’ve got through 4 years. Your little one will go to school in September and then things get better, I promise. There will be play dates and other mums who will share babysitting.

    Does your little one go to a preschool? Is there one near the primary school? If so, you might try booking one session a week for you both to get to know other families a little ahead of time.

    It being January doesn’t help either. Maybe take a multivitamin so your vitamin D levels are topped up so you don’t feel so tired.

    What county are you in? What groups are there locally? Do you have any older and lonely neighbours who would be pleased of an hour or two acting as a stand-in nana? Do you have any family, locally, you could talk to?



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