Now that I have newborn son and live only with him, I find that I have a new sense of wonder about the world. But I also find myself needing to be more careful, too. My son's father is a troublemaker. My ex is not happy that I left him, but I had to for my sake and our son's sake. I saved my money for many months before I had the baby, knowing that I should leave when the baby was born. I even saved money for an Alabama ADT security system so that I could keep whatever home I rent safe, too.
Family members helped me move out of my ex's place after the baby was born. We got all of my things and the baby's things moved out while he was at work.