How does everyone do it? I'm living with my parents at the moment while we wait for a council house/find a house we can afford, they both work full time so aren't available for childcare therefor I would need to afford a nursery or childminder. I'm learning to drive as we are out in the sticks and it's a must really so I need to be able to afford to run a car.
I know most single mums will be in the same boat as I will be in once we've moved out so I'm wondering how everyone does it?
I need to do it, we need to form a proper life and i need to get myself off benefits and into our forever home.
We've lived on our own for most of dds life but the last couple of months at my parents have really made me determined to sort it all out and get on.
My experience is mostly in animal welfare, I'm part way through an animal behaviour degree but gave up when dd was born as I didn't have the support to do both. I can't afford to do both yet and it'd mean moving dd back up north which would be the 3rd time she's moved in her 2 years and she's just settled after the last time.
I just want a job that's well paid enough to cover living costs, any extra is a bonus and if it's something I enjoy that's even better.
I've been thinking about retraining in early years but thats something I'd have to look into especially as I couldn't get another student loan.