Guest Post: Being a Single Mom (Finances)

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I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education, a special education certification, and a Master’s of Education in School Counseling from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Yet, I have a job where I make $15/hour. I absolutely love my job, or I wouldn’t have been doing it for the past 15 years.

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When I was a little girl, I dreamed of owning my own home. I love to decorate. I love to host and have people over. It seems like the simplest of dreams, yet I don’t think it will ever become my reality.

I do have the educational background and ability to make substantial money which would be enough for Bryleigh and I to live off of on our own, but that day seems it may never come. At the end of the day, I make enough for my car, insurance, phone, and a few extras. I don’t know how I’d make it on my own by adding a mortgage and all the extras that occur with owning a home.

I was able to keep a condo for a little while after, my daughter, Bryleigh’s dad moved out of it and into his new girlfriend’s home. I had a different job for about 8 months which paid a lot better then they wrongfully fired me. Made up accusations of things I didn’t do. I had proof the accusations were false but never had anyone willing to look at my case. I went through my savings account trying to keep that condo and, in retrospect, that was a stupid thing to do. It ended up working out, though…as I try to look for the good in any situation. The condo was on the third floor and Bryleigh needed a yard.

I sucked up my pride and moved Bryleigh and I back in with my parents for a second time. The first time was after my divorce in 2010. Sometimes life throws you curveballs, running home just might get you the win…for now.

This is a multi-part post. For part 1 click here. Come back next Wednesday for part 3!

Our Daily Dealings is written by three authors from different backgrounds and experiences. One is a married mom of four, one a single mom and one a single lady. All have faced different circumstances in life and all are willing to bring it to the table. There will be articles posted on just about everything so there should be something for everyone to enjoy. We are so glad you are here and appreciate your support. Thank you for giving us even a few minutes of your time and we would covet your comments! Hope you have a great day!

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