The first time I came onto girlmom, I was 20 years old and pregnant with my Bean. I was engaged to my kid's dad, depressed, miserable, and lost.
My kid just turned nine. She is going into fourth grade at an amazing school. Her bio-dad calls twice a year, and that's the only contact we have with him. She has some higher needs (she has an ADHD diagnosis, and an ODD diagnosis, which I don't really agree with).
Girlmom helped guide me through the roughest parts of my life. Breaking up with my kid's dad, an intense toddler who screamed for four hours at a time, poverty and hopelessness. Girlmom helped me become the awesome, awesome mom that I am, and helped me parent my awesome, awesome kid.
I don't think we would have made it this far, if girlmom had not been there for me when I was a girlmom.