From sleep issues to tantrums to potty training, you have to tackle every arduous aspect of parenting on your own.Through this role, you learn just how much you are capable of and give your child the ultimate representation of a role model.I also thought paying child support meant your child’s needs were met.I didn’t realize bills stretch far beyond a daycare’s door.You have to make sure you're serious and your partner is serious before you bring the kiddos into the mix.
You read books on how to give birth and how to breastfeed, but learning how to date when you have a child seems much more complicated.I scoured the Internet for advice about dating people with kids. I got the same advice from multiple people: "Be yourself." OK, what next? We were on and off, and it wasn't the healthiest relationship I've ever been in.The only books I could find were about step-parenting. Considering the divorce rate in this country, I thought finding the advice would be easy. *crickets* My relationship with this man continued for... But I did learn a LOT about the kiddos and how to deal with them.When my ex-husband and I separated, I thought I’d be single for the rest of my life.I planned on keeping my married name, raising my 2-month-old daughter alone, and living out some kind of disservice.