I am a full time single Dad to my 2 year old daughter. It is just me and her – we don’t have extended family and the mother is no longer in the picture etc. I have a few friends who help out now and then, sometimes it looks like the movie ‘three men and a baby’ ;-P
Would love to reach out and get to know other single parents in the West London area (not to far from Heathrow)- for fellowship, play dates and perhaps the occasional reciprocal baby sitting on the odd Saturday! :-]
I fall under the 30 – 35 year old age bracket if that helps and new to this forum!
Is your daughter attending nursery? Some people qualify for free nursery places for set hours per week. I pay a private nursery but get 30 hours free until child start school. You should look into this. I know you do a good job but this is very helpful as you will have a few hours to do chores etc..
Our nanny is is usa so I’m stuffed until 23 August but I made friends with daughter nursery carers and some left and they kept in touch so I use them occasionally as they have had their CRB disclosure in place and would be vetted.
I’m not entitled to the free nursery for 2 year olds due to my income, I do have her in private nursery full time tough. I felt guilty at first but she really enjoys it and her development has just exploded! I make sure the evening and especially the weekends is our special quality time!
Look don’t feel guilty my daughter does 3 days when I’m at work and the nanny comes over to take her out. I have a denanding job . I cut my days but still have the same amount of work. Sept will be joinjng a gym and having me time as i shant increase my wirking days. Children will learn when they are with other kids . So if your little one is at nursery just discreetly speak to her key carer about doing odd evening as your child knows them.. also carer will want extra money as their wages are quite low.
Hi, I’m not in your area either but I’m a single mum to a 3 month old girl. I used to live your sides when I went to uni. I too would like to meet people in similar positions I find it incredibly lonely. The new baby attraction has worn off and I feel isolated