This article was originally published in The Jewish Observer.
I am a single mother to an 8-year-old boy. I recently got Covid and was unable to work for a few weeks which put me behind in my rent. I just caught up but now I am facing a medically necessary surgery that will require more time off and medical bills. I barely make ends meet and am concerned about how I am going to manage medical bills on top of the typical living expenses. I do get a little child support from my son’s father but even with that, I struggle financially. Do you have any advice that might help me figure out how to juggle all of this?
-A Struggling Mom