I am a single mom to two kids, 16 and 10. I have been divorced for 9 years and the ex is less then helpful. He takes them for 24 hours about 4 times a year. (he lives only 20 minutes away) The child support doesn't show up on a regular basis so I have to work 2 jobs to make ends meet. I feel bad for my kids. They don't see much of me and have been forced to grow up way before they should have. It's hard work!