Hi, I am Amy.
I have been through many things in life, childbirth, abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, and most of all, I got my butt out of all of it and lived to tell the tale. I will call on my knowledge to help others speak out.
Single Parenting for Dummies
Being a mom isn't easy, let alone being a single mom. Don't get me wrong, I have lots of help from my lovely fiancé, but I am still struggling. I pay 550 on my mortgage, 120-240 a month in electricity depending on the month, 150 a week in daycare costs (4kids), 20 for a phone, 120 a month for internet and the list goes on. I make roughly 1000-1100 a month after taxes. No, my bills and my finances don't add up, but somehow it works and I learned not to question it.
Manners when Dealing with the Ex
There is this thing in life called manners. Boy, do they get you a long way. Especially when dealing with the ex. Now, no, I was not the one who was dealing with the ex, but rather my ex dealing with me. Our relationship is no where near rocky, It is much closer to an apocalyptical nightmare. That being said, I can seriously tell you if he asked nicely about this things would have been so much different.
Stuck in the Middle
In the midst of a divorce, or even after, your thoughts are often of the children. Now, most people have to sit and admit to themselves that their kids should see both of you and it is in their best interests. Sadly sometimes this simply is not the case.
Wake Up Call
There comes a moment in one's life where we wonder where we went wrong. I will tell you this, it hits you hard and mine was probably more literal than metaphorical. I spent 10 long years with my abuser, even married him. We had four kids together and I often wondered how the hell I got there.