Stressed. Just need some advice please.

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   Posted 9/19/2011 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 24 and a single mother of 2 toddlers. I bust my tail for minimum wage, go to school part-time, and live with my mother. After I pay my monthly bills, and buy diapers and whatever else my kids need I barely have money for gas. Therefore, my mother has to watch my kids for me because I can't afford to pay anyone right now. She was on drugs when I was growing up so we don't really have that great of a relationship. She is on disability and is on a lot of medication. Sometimes I come home from work and my kids will have cigarette burns from where she has fallen asleep holding them while smoking. I just don't know what to do. I can't afford anything and I don't have anyone else to help me out. She constantly yells at me and puts me down and complains about how much she hates keeping my kids. She is always so negative and I would give anything to have my kids away from her. But I'm just stuck right now and just feel lost. I have no idea what to do. If any of you guys could give me some advice I would appreciate it.

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   Posted 9/20/2011 1:21 AM (GMT -6)   
can your local department of human services help you? maybe some low cost or free sitting?

with healing compassion, jamie



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   Posted 9/20/2011 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
There is help for working moms going to school. Check with child services and with the department of human services. You don't want your mom watching your kids if she is burning them while nodding out on prescription meds. That isn't cool. Get help now so that you can continue your education. I am sorry for your situation.

Keep your chin up. This will work out.

Hugs, Karen
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