Frustration Of The Single Mom
Trigger warning: This post may get emotional.
I am beyond upset today. To explain why would be an understatement. But I will do my best to explain to my followers what has upset me. I am 35 weeks pregnant, and a couple days. I am still a student at Southern New Hampshire University. There is something wrong with today’s society, to deny a single mom, soon to be of two, a subsidy to help with childcare. I can no longer afford $90 a week for childcare. It really hits home to have me say that. But it’s true. I was so excited because L’s new daycare was going to help with a subsidy, but I just found out I no longer qualify for the subsidy because I am unable to work due to my high-risk pregnancy, and they don’t see Online Learning as a learning environment. I feel utterly baffled.
I am just so upset. I know plenty of people prior to me, who don’t work, and the state pays for their children to attend a school or childcare facility. I just don’t understand it. I am trying to understand it, but it still leaves a giant whole in my heart. My daughter’s heart is going to be broken. For the first time in my life, I can’t support something she enjoys. I am sure there will be a hundred more opportunities to make her happy. But to remove her from her favorite school, because Mom is broke… That’s not one of them. I just hope that the state has a good reason for not allowing single mothers subsidies to better their lives through education.
However, my goal is to write a letter. A single letter. Someday, maybe I will change the world. I highly doubt it. But who’s with me? Has anyone else been denied a government aid, simply because your method of learning is different than the traditional? I’d like to see a show of hands to anyone who’s been cut off state assistance for a bogus reason.
The Overly Frustrated Single Mom