Category: divorce

Hey, this is just the beginning

yes a mistake was made, but time will tell how good/bad the situation is. I think you are being a good mom by helping out and trying to readjust for all involved.

the mom I help out, she was 16 when she had her little one–the same age as my niece when she had her 1st. They are different like night and day. M is working, trying to educate herself and make a better life for their little family. baby girl was just over 2y when M asked for help–with no mother figure other than the daddy’s mom, she felt she needed guidance from someone she trusted.

My niece has 6 kids–3 different fathers, on her 2nd marriage and lives in the basement of her mom’s house with 9 other people. She has no motive to move on and move out. she is a 3rd generation teen mom and her oldest daughter is 4th generation. They just continue the cycle–little education, few job skills and no common sense.

My sister moved home with her two kids when she got a divorce

She has been employed on and off since then, but even when she had a great job, she was living there. It was supposed to be temporary, but her youngest has severe Autism and the idea of moving her and finding child care for her makes everything that much harder so she stays.

They say that it used to be the norm to have multiple generations living in one home and we got away from that for a while.