Whether it is going back to work sooner, not being able to stay at home with your LO, having LO spend the night with relatives sometimes, or sleep training, there are certain things that single mothers have to do that may not be our first choice but those are the choices we HAVE to make to survive.
I just posted on 3-6 about sleep training, Ferber is what I have chosen which is not cry it out contrary to popular belief. Anyway, some were supportive but others were judgemental a**hats. Well, I wake up at 5 am to get LO to daycare and drive the hour to work. I get home at 7, give her a bath and feed and then she's ready for sleep by 8. That doesn't leave me any time to eat, shower myself, finish up work or prepare for the next day but she refuses still to sleep anywhere but on me. Well, sleep training HAS to happen...there is nobody else in my house to hold her or help me, the buck stops with me. And I'm the only living we have.
I appreciate you ladies more and more every day, and don't even know anymore why I bother going to boards where people are so judgemental and unsympathetic to the hard choices we must sometimes make!!
Thanks for being awesome and supportive girlies!