I was going to keep my trap shut at this obvious bit of trolling, since folks are always telling me how mean and suspicious etc. I am, but since some really decent folks, including some wimminz, have expressed similar views, I'm sayin' my bit too.
Those of you have read my articles at Free Minds and those who know me are fully aware that I was left destitute with a baby and one on the way when their father was killed in an accident. I lived in communal situations, with relatives, and in the cheapest roachbag apartments. I survived on welfare intil the Social Security survivors' insurance started. When my boys started school, I started work. We had food stamps and medical assistance for most of the thirteen years I spent as a single parent. I didn't make excuses for our poverty or for the lifestyle we created within it. I walked to the bank, grocery store, clinic, park, and welfare office, carrying the little baby in a papoose carrier, pushing the bigger babe in a buggy big enough to hold him and a sack of groceries.
The point is that your crying 'don't judge me till you've been there' is pure rationalization. Lots of women right here on this forum have raised little ones successfully, alone, without resorting to turning tricks. It's your choice. personally, if I was going to sell myself it would NOT be in short-term rentals as you described. Especially if I was as pretty as you claim to be...but if I HAD chosen that route to support us, I darn sure would not be crying to a bunch of strangers that it isn't fair to judge me for my chosen road.
the troll smell is a bit too strong, I feel nauseated...