Stay Calm Single Mom!

It wasn't always calm at first. I had to come to the realization that I wasn't going to get anywhere with him if I was constantly arguing with him. His brain is pretty fried from all the drugs so I knew that he wasn't going to understand much. I stay calm daily by putting my trust in God that He'll watch over my daughter while she's at her dad's and that no serious harm will come to her because if it ever did, he'd never see her again. I would make sure of that. I'm patient, but I'm not stupid. I also try to take it easy as a parent. I don't want to be overbearing as a parent. She spends most of her time with me but I try not to be mom and dad at the same time. I can only be mom. I can't try to be two people at once, that's only going to stress me out even more. Her and I always have fun together and I try to make sure that trend continues. That's how I stay calm :-)

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    05/27/14
    Beth
    I love that you say you don't try to be Dad. I am not a single mom, but I do think many single moms get burnt out because they are trying to be both parents instead of focusing on being one. Keep up the great work, Dale!
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    About Dale Polley
    Born: Indianapolis, Indiana
    Current: Fortville, Indiana
    Birth: January 04
    On Moms.com since: Apr 8, 2014
    I'm a 23 year old single mother living in Fortville, IN. I work in Indianapolis. I have a wonderful 3 year old daughter, Clara. Check out my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005722937289 :-)