I would suggest living with what you have, don't uproot your children, it is hard to make the decision to stay home to raise your children, they need you now and always will, sure you may hate your job, I am sorry to hear that you are the sole provider, take time for yourself, try to be happy and maybe in time something will open up nearby.
$30 an hour sounds pretty good to me but I have been out of nursing for a long time. Money isn't everything if you don't have your health and your family. Find what supports are close by, family, friends, school parents. I am a mother of 4 young adults, was a nurse and when i started my family, work was placed on the back burner for me, my health has deterred my ability to re enter the work place but I will always be a nurse. Make your ex help you for the sake of the children, they will praise you for it later in life. Nursing was my love and sometimes we have to make choices, I chose my family. You will have plenty of time to find something that interests you as time goes by but you can never make up this time with your children.
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I decided to post here instead of the general nursing session because I need to make some important decisions for me and my family. I am a single mom with two young kids currently confused and unhappy.
New grad (Dec 2011), in the middle of a divorce, living in the east coast. I accepted a job in a nursing home in february because I didn't want to stay home since I am the sole provider. I hate the job and I have been living in temporary accommodation since I had to move from one part of the state to be closer to the job. This job is part time and the pay is about $30 an hr.
I got a a med-surg position out of state last december and there is a possibility I may be able to get another position since I didn't exactly turn the job down. The job is in the south and the pay is about $18 plus maybe a $3 differential.
My question is should I consider taking the hospital job and relocating (if possible)? I actually would need a second job just to survive either at my current location (which is part time) or if I relocate.
I feel so unhappy and stressed at the moment and not sure what to do.
I would have to finance the relocation myself since there is no relocation assistance or anything.
Please I need advice and encouragement.