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For 15 years I have changed diapers or wiped butts (more, if you include the years with my elder son).I'm still packing lunches with only five minutes to spare before the bus arrives, pulling on their socks and brushing their teeth.
Once you've decided that you're ready to date, it might feel impossible to find the time.And Baumgartner says that single parents need to consider that this may be true."I tell clients that having some time for 'just themselves' is important," she says.It's one thing when the kids were younger, to feel that your world is small and only about them. But the ugly truth of caring for kids with special needs as they age is that it starts to feel like a job or a burden. But the constant 24/7 "at-attention" caregiving does.I'm now in my 15th year of sleeping with one ear open, with an average of four hours of sleep a night.