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After I finished high school, I started waiting tables. Then two weeks before I turned 19, I had my son, Mikhail. Thankfully, I had a lot of support from my mom and stepdad. We lived with them but it was hard having and not having a partner.
At the time, I was so focused on parenting Mikhail that I blocked everything else out. I was sad about how things went down but at that point, all I cared about was giving my son everything he needed financially, emotionally and physically.
There was also a nonprofit organization in Delaware that provided free child care for single, divorced or widowed parents, who were full-time students, so I was lucky enough to enroll my son. The program caters to working adults so I would leave Mikhail Backpage kendall florida daycare during the day and my sisters would watch him at night.
My mom and stepdad had a Date an italian woman role in helping me raise him so he could have a proper foundation. My stepdad is black and I have biracial nieces and nephews. For a while, he went to a small Catholic school but eventually I decided to put him in public school, where it was much more diverse.
I wanted him to see that Pakistan sex gils everyone is cookie cutter and being different is beautiful. While I was still taking classes, I was in a new relationship and got pregnant again at 21 with my daughter Grace.
He used to come get Grace every other weekend to try to keep their relationship close but unfortunately, he ended up having other priorities that took his focus away. Eventually, he stopped including her in his life, so that was very traumatic for the both of us.
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After that, my mom did absolutely everything she could to provide for us.
She started loading trucks at UPS so she could get Serial daters online dating for us and she would start work at a. There were also a lot of other people who stepped in to help us at that time; we always had someone around to be with us and to take care of us. Watching everyone come together during our time of need was probably one of the biggest things that shaped me as a person.
I love watching my kids grow as individuals.
My daughter is such a free-spirited child and I absolutely love hanging out with her. I would say the hardest is protecting them from the outside world.
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In middle school, Mikhail was very disorganized; he would do his homework and forget to hand it in, things like that. I would meet with his teachers so we could work as a team to figure out what was the best way to help him stay on top of things. Grace is a little different because she has ADHD and Craigslist akron ohio personals from anxiety.
Every year I collaborate with the school and her teachers so we can plan out the best course of action for her, and I can help them understand her needs. Growing up, I had people give me a hard time in school so it Horny women in neesessd heartbreaking for me to watch her go through the same thing. In the past, I tried to control everything so I could protect my kids and keep them safe.
You have to accept your circumstances and adjust. I learned to let go of my expectations so I could face what was in front Alcohol services birmingham me and move forward on a new path.
Be that person who is in their corner, supporting them no matter what. Also, love and accept who your children are.
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