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How did you know you were ready?

 
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vanessasarah



Joined: 05 May 2012
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State or Province: Maryland

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 6:16 pm    Post subject: How did you know you were ready? Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

In brief: I am 26. I live in a 1 bedroom apartment. I work as a youth coordinator, but its only PT. I will hopefully be getting another PT gig as a teacher. I love kids and I have always wanted them, and in the past few months that has shifted to feeling suddenly, really, ready. I do not want to wait until I am partnered--I don't know if that will ever happen, and I don't feel like I need a partner. But I want to hear from other single parents--how did you know that you were really ready?

Thanks.
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Still in Love



Joined: 05 Sep 2006
Posts: 216
State or Province: California

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't... not when I had my first child... I was a teen mom my first time, and it was my not believing abortion was the right choice for me.

I had two kids in my early 20's... and looking back, I wasn't ready then either. My last little one... at age 34 I was ready for... but wasn't ready to be a single mom again... but I didn't get a choice in that.

26 is still really young...

you are not ready... you are only working part time, looking for another part time job... financially you aren't prepared... you are living in a one bedroom apartment, and your living quarters are not ready for a child.

I'll tell you what I tell all my children. wait. even if you meet someone and get married... wait till you are in your thirties. Enjoy your life... enjoy traveling, and finding your place. Then once you are settled and established, and you had done all you wanted too... then have your children. When you can devote all your time, patience and money to that child.

If you need to ask, you are not ready... if you don't even have a bedroom for the child yet, you are not ready, if you are not working in your career, you are not ready, if you don't even have medical or dental... you are not ready.
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ackebea



Joined: 03 Jun 2012
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State or Province: Texas

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:19 am    Post subject: I knew Reply with quote

I had tried for any years and when my marridge ended because of it I decided to adopt by myself. If you are intrested in info about that let me know.
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State or Province: Arizona

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:44 pm    Post subject: precisely how yet another it Reply with quote

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