I’m a lone parent with no informal childcare and have to study full-time in order to keep a roof over our heads. My son is 2 yrs 11 months and daughter is 23 months old. It’s our fifth time to test for covid and self isolate (thankfully always neg) but had meant that my babies have only had 9 days of childcare in almost 3 months. All seminars / lectures are online but it’s been hell juggling it all and keep up with house work and being a student rep too. I don’t know how much longer I can keep up with it but don’t have a choice financially as ex refuses to pay the 16% of his salary to children and I can’t enforce it as he doesn’t pay taxes and has never filed for an annual return for any of his companies in a decade. I don’t know any single parents that a) have children of my age group or that age gap and b) have to work or study full time. I don’t feel anyone understands so I don’t say much but I’m really struggling.
I’m sorry to hear about your situation, I’m kinda in a similar situation where I get one weekend off a month an work nights during the week. It kinda catches up with you an I couldn’t imagine what your currently going through. If there’s anything I can do or need to talk or just vent, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. This goes for anyone. I’ve not been on this site long but I have noticed I’ve not made enough effort to write on here etc, but Im trying to make more of an effort. I’ve noticed alot of feelings people are going through as similar to mine an it’s not nice. Anyway I hope your ok