Helping a Future Dad

Baby things wanted – girl.

My nephew (age 20 and single) is expecting his first child with his ex girlfriend. Baby is due (if I am remembering correctly) in the July time frame.

These kids do not have much and as we know parenting is hard and expensive at ANY age. I am looking to gather clothing, toys, infant items, coupons for them (in addition to those new I am purchasing). If you or a neighbor have anything old you may be wiling to part with in coming months, let me know. I will gladly pay shipping and/or pick up if you are local. If you know of any online, local (Hartford CT area) support groups for single dads, I welcome as well.

As is often the case with my family and others, he is being looked down upon for getting his girlfriend pregnant outside of marriage, thought to be a loser, etc. despite stepping up and helping to parent Ella Jewel (her future name) with his ex. I believe strongly people live up to expectations and that if we expect him to fail (just because he has in the past) and be a loser he will. He, just like the mother, needs support and encouragement, just like any parent of any age and marital status. Hoping to do what I can for him and his little girl.

Leave a comment or message me at bluestokking at gmail dot com with details.