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single moms or am i an alien?

are there any out there? seems like everywhere... work, Kinderkrippe, pools, etc i'm unique!
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Old 05.08.2012, 23:05
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Re: single moms or am i an alien?

I think all the other single mums have been locked up for bad behaviour. Expect a knock on your door any day soon...
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Old 05.08.2012, 23:25
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Re: single moms or am i an alien?

I was just thinking the other day how difficult it must be to be a single mother here in CH (or anywhere for that matter).

I hope you at least have some family or friends here to help you. I have a 10-month old baby, and I couldn't imagine doing this alone.
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Old 05.08.2012, 23:38
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Re: single moms or am i an alien?

I moved here as a single mum. It's hard, but not that much harder than being a single mum in the UK without family close.
The other thing is I work 100% and so that leaves little time for all the family type things, which are aimed at stay at home or part time mums. But again, the same was true in the UK.
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Old 05.08.2012, 23:43
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Re: single moms or am i an alien?

Is this a poll? I'm going to disagree with the other posters before me and go for "alien".
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Re: single moms or am i an alien?

Lol.

I guess I didn't think they were mutually-exclusive.

I'm a mom. I'm NOT single. But I am most definitely an alien.
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Re: single moms or am i an alien?

It's not that I'm complaining it's hard. Switzerland is a very good place to raise a child I think. The logistics and financing of all is the tricky part...
Carrie F, a 10 month is certainly a handful and fully understand you. I had help when mine was younger but always a 100% job, etc. My daughter is 3 now and the last year I have managed alone and not that bad.
Now being summer... being my daughter is older and we are spending more time outdoors and kids venues and never meet another single mom!
Besides of abi_bouw of course and invite noted!
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Re: single moms or am i an alien?

I know a few single working mums, and they are extremely time-poor and spend most of any extra time with extended family...and to be honest, probably spend 90% of their available 'social' time with their extended families trying to get a bit of a break from their 100% child-rearing.

So, not surprised you haven't spotted them around the lake, or down the local park...but they're definitely out there...
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Re: single moms or am i an alien?

Single working mom here - what strikes me is how difficult it is to do stuff with other families on weekends. It's like weekends are holy family time unless you're very good friends.
And agreed, there doesn't seem to be any opportunity to meet other single moms (or dads for that matter!) at playgrounds and other places - everyone sticks to themselves so much!
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Re: single moms or am i an alien?

Hi Ama.

I know a number of single mothers, all Swiss, but all with older children, so they will be spending less time at the playground. There is even a social network between them, where they support each other- swap lunch at each others houses, and of course have someone to lean on that understands.

Here is the organised network in your area, with a few social events coming up:
http://www.frauenzentralezug.ch/cont...amm%202012.pdf

(I googled: alleinerziehend zug)
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