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Hi I'm now single with 1year old dd - advice needed

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mamachat Fri 08-Aug-08 19:28:57

I am no longer with dd's dad as he has been violent. He did not beat me up but was hitting me (I have very l;ittle brusies) and all infrount of dd. So I am pressing charges.

For the past year my whole life has been about dd, its like I live just to look after her.

I have recently started working 1-2 days per week. But I feel I need something to get really interested in. I am going to do a photodraphy course I think.

If you are a single parent do you get help with child care when studying? Also if you do will it be a nursery or child minder or something else?

Also if you have got any ideas of a great pick me up I would be grateful. Before dd I would have went out clubbing alot when newely single to get over the realationship.

But would not be a good idea with dd as she is still bf and very clingly. And I would miss her and can't be arsed with the hangovers.

I am getting my hair done soon so I feel better, any more ideas welcome...

mamachat Sat 09-Aug-08 08:25:03


beansmum Sat 09-Aug-08 09:02:45

I'm not sure about the child care thing but a photography course sounds like a brilliant idea. It's good to have something to do which is just for yourself and doens't involve dd.

I know that when I went back to uni I got help with nursery fees, but I was a full time student, I don't know if it would be the same for a part time course.

V. jealous that you are getting your hair done! I need a haircut badly! Not a good idea to ask ds to sit still in a hairdressers for an hour though.

mamachat Sat 09-Aug-08 09:07:15

I am going to start looking into it all asap as september will be here before I know it... How exciting smile

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