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Are you in a relationship, single parent, or somewhere in between? Who is the main "caretaker" for your SN child or do you share responsibilities equally?
I am divorced and haven't even looked for another relationship. I am the only one that takes care of Danny. My mom will watch Danny for me for a while but even she has to have me prepare everything for him and send a 2 page explanation of what to do and what not to do for her to feel comfortable watching him for even a short period of time. :/
I am a single mommy and my oldest's dad will sometimes take him but not often. My parents are too scared I think to take my kids for overnight but will watch them if I have to run somewhere that will only take an hour or so. My sister takes my two older kids once in a while to give me a break (she is awesome). But mainly its just me.
I'm married and I do EVERYTHING for Ava. He doesn't even know how to turn her oxygen on. I've asked him repeatedly to learn but his excuse is "I'm not a doctor"....umm........Neither am I! Ava requires a lot of care around the clock.
I am married and do most of Kaiden's caretaking. Thurs & Fri DH works from home to save on gas and of course he's here on the weekends . he's there for the therapy sessions which is really nice! And if I need to go somewhere that I either can't or don't want to take Kaiden with I can plan it for Thurs - Sunday. Sometimes DH wants me to prepare Kaiden's meals ahead of time if I am gone, but I told him he needs to learn to prepare them too. He did really great this weekend and Kaiden loved spending so much time with him that he did NOT want to hang with me at the end of the day!
Im in a relationship but i do most of the caretaking of the boys. My SO will watch them for a short period, but doesnt have a clue when it comes to meds or how to get our 4yr old to settle down.
He also works 20days gone and 10home.
My parents take my daughter once and a while but refuse to take the boys and his mom would take the boys but works two jobs.
I'm married. DH is pretty awesome at caring for Lil Buddy, but he doesn't do much on the therapy side of things. He'll give him his medications and play with him and watch him and make his food though and all those things aren't easy. I am the one that does the therapy with him mostly though. He really doesn't respond to DH, so that is DH's excuse... although if he'd do more I'm sure Lil Buddy would eventually respond to him like he does to me.