I'm a young married mum of 20, almost 21 with a 15 month old daughter and another bub on the way. I live in Beenleigh. I love my kids and I absolutely believe being a stay at home mum is the best thing I can do for them. But I'm so isolated. I am visually impaired, making me unable to drive, which immediately rules me out of pretty much everything. Most people don't have two spare car seats for carpooling, let alone a third when the next baby comes. Groups and classes aren't generally in reasonable distance of public transport, and even those that are are very hard for me to get to because my vision impairment makes going to an unfamiliar place or finding a certain house a daunting task at best.
My husband and I lost most our friends when we married and had children young, though it's a decision we don't regret at all, and we find older parents tend to judge us harshly for our choices as well. We hope to have a large family, and have fairly old fashioned values, but as long as people respect our beliefs we can get along with just about everyone. I'm terrified of my husband finding full time work again because I am so dependent on him as my only friend through the days (he is in a dificult situation atm, he is studying, working in the evenings, hoping to replace that job with a part time daytime job soon, plus casually running a computer repair business from home, he has a few promising job opportunities coming up, but a couple of them are full time positions).
Please, dosen't someone want to befriend a young mum? Our schedule is completely flexible, we have routine rather than set times so naptimes aren't an issue, and we can get to some central locations ourselves, or our door is always open for a friendly face. I just can't find anyone who wants to come in. I'm tired of being alone and only having friends on a computer screen. I'm tired of watching the clock all day waiting for my husband to finish his 'work time'. Being unable to drive in Australia is a very isolating thing.
Anyone that wants to can email me at abba12_the_first@(nospam)hotmail.com - just remove the (nospam) from that address before trying to use it.