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  1. I get this person needs to change his/whoever tone, I had two kids as a single parent making min. wage. Struggling. So, holidays I took on extra jobs to get extra cash.

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  2. Removing the asshole tone and the extreme jerkiness from this post, it is a good idea to start early. I am not a single mom, but by the time I pay my bills, there’s not a tonne left over. I will be starting to shop before the end of October. Takes the burden off all at once.

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  3. Single mom here. I likely pay more tax than you do and also don’t get child tax. You’re probably one of these people who think 50% of your income is taxed

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  4. Tina Duncan Tina Duncan says:

    I kinda enjoyed reading this lol

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  5. what a judgmental post. hey guess what!!! not all single moms sit on their ass & mooch off the system!! most are out there working 2 or 3 jobs to ensure their kids have a great Xmas!!! it’s always 1 bad apple that spoil it for the rest.

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  6. Nicole Getty Nicole Getty says:

    While this is a good idea your tone is an asshole. Ps not all single mom’s ask or get handouts. Ive never thats for sure. And fyi its not jyst single moms asking for help its families. Times are tuff. So stop being so condescending. God forbid u need help one day.

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  7. I was a single mom for years after my husband died. My daughter never got fancy things – mostly she got “need” items that she would get anyhow.. maybe a stuffie as well, lol, I never asked for help, but one year.. somebody came with a box of wrapped gifts for her.. still don’t know how they got my name but it was very nice.

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    • My son’s father passed away as well. We received a hamper one year. Someone put our name in. Till this day I still don’t know who it was. It did help us a lot. And I’m forever grateful to whoever thought of us.

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  8. Jocelyn Bear Jocelyn Bear says:

    What a cunt. Karma.

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  9. Randi May Randi May says:

    Truth! Another thing that bugs me is when women call themselves single moms but in relationships constantly…you aren’t a single mom in my eyes then.

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    • I get what your saying if it’s been a long term relationship. But if I was only dating someone for a few months. They are in now way responsible to do anything for my kids. Therefore I would still consider it as a single parent.

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  10. Koren Conway Koren Conway says:

    Obviously a deadbeat dad post.

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  11. OMG! Shut the f**K up already. Christmas IS for the kids, Big f**king deal if the parents need help u loser

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  12. Candice Ball Candice Ball says:

    You really shouldn’t direct this at all single moms

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  13. Trish Down Trish Down says:

    Most of us are already living beyond our means so time doesn’t REALLY help! Can’t buy anything with time if you’re already beyond broke! Lol jackass.
    I put myself into bankruptcy in order to afford a life that was suitable for my child. It costs money to go to work…and everything else you do. By yourself. Paying for what two income homes usually pay for on one income…don’t rag on single moms for asking for assistance…it’s hard enough to swallow your pride and ask for help without idiotic judgements

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  14. What an ignorant bitch. Some people actually live pay cheque to pay cheque

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  15. Sharon Ford Sharon Ford says:

    You nailed it Janet. This guy is a complete asshole and more disgusting is this site approving his post.

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  16. Sounds like someone needs an attitude adjustment lmao

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  17. Rae Wright Rae Wright says:

    Not from a single mom, but on the behalf of most human beings… Careful… Karma’s a bitch!! 😉

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  18. Sharon Ford Sharon Ford says:

    I should have wrote this guy or gal. Either way they are nasty.

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  19. Single mom here. And I probably make more than you do. Just keep that in mind. Not to mention I don’t get assistant for said hilda father either. But I live a good life.

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  20. How about instead of being a judgemental idiot. You help a family or two. I help a neighbour of mine by buying her granddaughter a nice gift or two.

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  21. Yeah – hard to buy presents in advance when every penny you make is accounted for.
    I remember getting to the end of the month and having $3-$5 dollars.
    With zero extra spending. ZERO. No clothes, no hair cuts, no liquor, no meals out, no TV, nothing.

    I guess if I saved that $3 every month all year I could scrounge up $36. But damn it – sometimes you need a damn coffee. Sometime the kids need school supplies. God Forbid the baby gets sick and goes through extra diapers. Guess there goes that $36

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  22. Agreed ! Start saving now and lay off the tattoos and hair dos , focus on the kids !

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  23. Amber Dawn Amber Dawn says:

    Wow.. you’re an ass. Single mom here, no hampers signed up for.. none going to be. Dont ask for handouts.. never have…
    I can provide just fine. But there are families out there… nothing to do with relationship status.. who do need help.. and you are an asshole….

    Wow I can’t get over how much of an asshole you are.

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  24. Boyle Susan Boyle Susan says:

    this is just a disguiating post. heaven forbid people struggle in this lifetime!!! harsh!!!!

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  25. I hope you are reborn as a Saudi Arabian female. Let me just say. I am so damn happy to see those women fighting for their rights and making progress!!!

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  26. Tiffany Blue Tiffany Blue says:

    Well if it isn’t Scrooge McDick.

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  27. Clearly never been in need. Never had to suck you your pride and ask for help. Never had to decide if the pay you work your ass off for should pay the bills or buy food. Never had to choose you job or you child. Never had to starve so your child could eat. Pay is crap in this world availability for work is difficult without child care. Daycare cost as much as a single mom working pays a month. Making a statement such as this is asking Karma to bite you right in the ass.

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  28. Mal Esther Mal Esther says:

    Uncalled for. You are no doubt an asshole in your real life.

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  29. Lori Moon Lori Moon says:

    Well said Janet!

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  30. Lori Moon Lori Moon says:

    I’m not sure why this post is even on here..moderator should have better things to post.

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  31. Crazy how judgemental some are. “ single people “
    Aren’t all
    Handout crazy. So to the person assuming. Get facts straight

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  32. I know what you’re saying, but it was said wrong. There are a lot of people that take advantage of others, but there are also some that legitimately are trying and can’t do anything to help the situation.

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  33. A struggling single parent is not only struggling st christmas.
    Some people done have money to pay for groceries rent. Utilities.
    So for you to assume that they would have extra money now is ridiculous

    But a gift now. Go with out a meal. Or diapers. Or formula. Or to chip away at the power/gas bill

    You’re an asshole I hope you never reproduce

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  34. I hope you get hit by a bus.

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  35. Kole Dupe Kole Dupe says:

    Santas Anonymous

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  36. I agree with all this op said

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  37. As a single parent haha, I have to laugh at this. we are bombarded every year here for people asking for presents. Its ok to ask for help to get food as food is expensive at times but not gifts for other people.

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  38. Scrooge has already arrived or what??? Lol jerk!!!

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  39. If anyone needs help budgeting for the holidays let me know.

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  40. Sounds like the post fits you to a T. Loser

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  41. Sarah Smith Sarah Smith says:

    Haha! So much triggered anger from a troll post.

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  42. Tara Boucher Tara Boucher says:

    I’m enjoying how most people responding are turning it around by responding with love and kindness:)

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  43. Tannis Fong Tannis Fong says:

    @ADMIN & Jody Mitoma … at this rate, I am going to leave SOE soon. It is getting rediculous. Granted, I have not posted any shoutouts for a bit but … Please, enough with the garbage posts like this!

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    • We post what we receive. This has been the same for over 3 years now, Tannis. I’d appreciate not getting the blame for shifty posts. Instead, why not submit something that’ll uplift or make us smile? I can’t start picking and choosing posts. That’s not how I want to run this community. Please help me by submitting awesome posts.

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    • Then leave ! Why blame shout out ? Aren’t people free to write what they like ? Just like people are free to comment or scroll past , or better yet leave

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    • Tannis Fong Tannis Fong says:

      Shoutout Edmonton, perhaps start thinking about not posting repetitive shifty posts? I am sorry that my life has been too busy to take time to write happy stuff to fluff up the page. Life happens.

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    • And yet SOE you DON’T post everything. I should know, haven’t seen one of my Three come up that I’ve attempted in the past few months.

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    • Desiree, that may be because we didn’t receive it. We post 99.9% of what gets submitted. We only delete duplicates, and posts that don’t abide by our simple guidelines. 🙂 If posts don’t make any sense, then they too, will be deleted. We honestly don’t delete a lot. Try using a computer to submit your posts if you’re having issues on mobile for some strange reason. Oh and you said past few months? Last month and for many months prior to that, our submission form wasn’t working for everyone (we weren’t getting all submitted posts), so we are now using a new submission form, which has been working flawlessly. I made this change about 3 weeks ago. 🙂 Apologies!

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    • I’ve posted lots of wonderful posts ! I don’t care what people post . Freedom of speech . Just like your comment . Problem is . You are still around .

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    • Tannis Fong Tannis Fong says:

      I said soon … lmao do you have a crush on me or something? You keep chasing …

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    • LS Lau LS Lau says:

      I agree!! The comments this person is making is offending lots of people, not just single moms… Lay off the negativity… The world is already falling apart!! One negative post like this brings a lot of people down… have you not seen the comments below ???

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    • Shoutout Edmonton bull shit you post what you receive! I’ve been waiting for mine to be posted and you keep posting complete effin stupidity like this!

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    • I agree. I am not a single parent (I can’t imagine how challenging it would be!) and I still find this post extremely offensive. This is stereotypical and degrading and I am unfollowing this page.

      Hopefully next time before sharing things that belittle any particular group of people (whether it be for social standing, relationship status, religion, race, gender etc) you will consider the damage you are doing it by sharing on your page Shoutout Edmonton . Super disappointed.

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    • Dario Tomada Dario Tomada says:

      As a single parent, I agree..budget and theres np..yes gifts wont be big, if you want to give big presents, there’s a thing we call a job. Not easy but no one promised it would be. Thats life, suck it up princess.

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    • Lisa Whelan Lisa Whelan says:

      This post is perfect, and so is shoutouts response to it.

      Imo anyways..lol

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  44. Sheila Flett Sheila Flett says:

    A very big judgemental statement.
    Are you …the writer a single mom?
    Do you know what it’s like to have only yourself to depend on?
    Have you not struggled in life?
    Have you ever had to Juggle bills so your child could have a gift to attend a birthday party or even have one for themselves? Or cover for extra costs for school activities?
    Have you ever worried about your power or gas being shut off?
    Do you know how difficult it is to swallow your pride and ask for help?
    It’s not a laughing matter. Show some respect.

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  45. Kathleen Rae Kathleen Rae says:

    Not just single moms but frugal moms. Christmas shopping starts in September for me. It’s easier to spread the expense over several months.

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  46. Cherry Pie “ I don’t know what’s emptier, my bank account or my love life” Sound familiar loser?

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  47. Cherry Pie “ I don’t know what’s emptier, my bank account or my love life” Sound familiar loser?

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  48. Dave Wright Dave Wright says:

    I thought “shout out” meant the same thing as “atta boys” for recognizing something positive someone or something in Edmonton not a platform for keyboard warriors

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  49. Just make sure everyone commenting all pissed off at the OPs statement has their wallet open in December when the posts start rolling in. Put your money where your mouth is.

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  50. Shawna Perez Shawna Perez says:

    Exactly!!! As a former single parent I know all too well the benefit of managing your money for special events and holidays. Being smart is the way to go.

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  51. I shop all year. I get wicked deals and find cool things. Most of the time they are on sale.

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  52. And why is it “single moms?” It must be like Janet Butler said, some dead beat loser in his moms basement who never got what he wanted as a child. Lol. Pouty pants. Lol

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  53. Amina Asim Amina Asim says:

    This is probably written by a guy who still lives in his parents basement. People who succeed and who are doing great things with their lives, don’t have time to write such silly and unnecessary things.

    To all the single moms out there, keep being awesome. ♥️

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  54. It’s Terrible that a few-ish people take when they can afford and leaves the rest of us skeptical of everyone. I know there are amazing people out there that truly struggle at Christmas and I will always help where I can!

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  55. Not a single parent but a family. But no baskets signed up for. But no heat or electricity either. Wcb doesnt cut it but life goes on. Gotta love keyboard warriors

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  56. Tamara Marie Tamara Marie says:

    Bullshit because even some couples live pay check to pay check not just single moms you piece of shit.

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  57. Kristy Hedin Kristy Hedin says:

    Douchebag post – for real!

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  58. I was thinking the same thing! Either that or a spoiled asshole who’s never worked for anything. Entitlement at it’s finest.

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  59. Brad Daniels Brad Daniels says:

    Yeah not single dad here. I read this rant and I wondered, what are you accomplishing by doing this? Does it affect your own well being that people struggle during the holidays? Does it make you feel good being condescending toward people? These women probably already feel bad enough they don’t need some keyboard warrior belittling them. Here’s a tip, when you see posts if people asking for help, move along. If you’re not going to help then don’t let it bother you. And to the women who ask for help, good on you for asking, it takes alot to ask for help. Also don’t let the people that post crap like this get you down. The original poster should be ashamed for doing this.

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  60. Liz Dubray Liz Dubray says:

    Hahaha. YOUR tax dollars??? Lmfao! Some of us single mom’s probably make more than your sorry ass does working at burger king. LOL! Most people who complain about their tax dollars are the ones not making enough to support their wannabe extravagant lifestyle! So take your jealousy and the measly pennies that you make and go buy some friends cause you sure don’t have any here. Sounds to me like someone is sad because no one wants to spend Christmas with them. Or any other day of the year for that matter. Merry Christmas you whining piece of shit. ❤❤❤

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  61. Amanda Boal Amanda Boal says:

    We can win this discussion easily! People are intilted to there opinions it’s there’s
    People also choose to be compassionate and kind and loving escially at Christmas when giving loving and spending time with family and friends feel darn good ! I’m just remember that and regardless

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  62. Why isn’t your shout out Edmonton titled: hey deadbeat dads pay for your kids.

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  63. get that stick out of your you know what and just live your own life instead of insulting others. Might come a day that you need help and no one will help. Oh but you got it all figured out to tell for ev one how to live their lives. also I’s not just your Taxes. It’s all tax payers however most places run off donations as the gov doesn’t help as much as they used to nowadays. times are changing I’m worried for all of us. Peace 🙁

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  64. You know, I actually do this every 20th starting in September.

    However, that is because I am NOT a single mom and am able to use that money strictly for my son.

    I don’t have other things that it needs to go to, I budget my income to suit my needs.

    That being said, you have no fucking idea what it is like to be a single mom or dad. You have NO idea the struggle that people are going though. Maybe they use that money so that they have food to feed their kids.

    It must be SO nice to be you and not have to worry about anything.

    Asshole.

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  65. I am not a single mom however after an injury, my only income is my Avon business. I pay for all my bills. My husband and I work together. We have 2 kids and before my injury and after, we don’t believe in insane “brand name” or “popular” gifts. I know what its like to budget every dollar. I do it every month. I do pay for morgage and utilities and property taxes first. My kids do have schools fees paid for. I buy formula and diapers. Yet I still find I can splurge on getting my hair done every 6 months or little things. And sometimes I am panicking about paying for an unexpected prescriptions. I get both sides of it. But I do cut things…my husband and I buy something for ourselves like a gift certificate for dinner. And our kids get socks, and things that they need. If there is extra, then yes. But sometimes you have to do your best. I find that in a year, I can save enough for one dinner at Olive Garden. My daughter got a box of diapers for her birthday. She liked playing with the box. I don’t agree that only single parents have a hard time.

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  66. The one thing I always loved about Canada is our sense of common decency towards one another. Bet you wouldn’t have the guts to say that to a single mother’s face, only have “online balls”.

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  67. Wow. I get that there are scammers out there but posts like this stop people that really need help from asking. I hope that if you are a person that needs help, please reach out. Don’t let Douche Canoes like the op stop you. We all need a hand once in awhile!

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  68. Mom of four here. What a douchebag! I guess his mom just announced he’s not welcome in her basement anymore and there will be no presents and Christmas dinner for him either. Ha, better start looking for your own dinner and presents douchebag.

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  69. Geezus Murphy….Always an asshole to pee on the cornflakes. Just fuck off Grinch!

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  70. Let me mention that it’s not just single moms, I see other people like couples ask for help. So maybe tell everyone not just single moms.

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    • That is actually my big pet peeve. Always emphasizing single moms. Yes I know it is hard to be a single parent. I understand that. But there are couples who have a hard time or single dads or kinship parents…just seems like there is a lot of focus on single moms – whether positive or negative. That is discriminating to others

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  71. Jen Pratt Jen Pratt says:

    Call to Karma to teach this errant soul some lessons on humanity and humility.

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  72. Two Christmases ago we had pizza, a broken tree and were in the midst of moving my daughter and grandchildren because I’d just left an abusive situation and they weren’t safe either. Christmas is the most likely time for domestic violence to occur and often times leaving isn’t planned because it’s do or die for many. Have a little compassion. Its hard enough to swallow ones pride to ask for help for ones family to begin with.

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  73. I’m a single mom with 3 kids and I moved to St Albert 4 months ago to get away from the drug invested crime town we lived in and get a fresh start…. well after a battle finding a job I was let go before my three month period because “it’s not working out” so in return I lost my house. I applied all over and nothing so guess what? Instead of asking for hand outs and help my grampa offered to come get me and my friend offered me a place to stay AND I already have a job lined up when I get back which is tomorrow so don’t shit on single moms!! It’s not easy but we do what we can to take care of our kids! And if anyone can get the $60,000 plus that my ex husband owes for child support I would gladly help all the single moms out there cuz we have one of the toughest jobs! ❤️

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  74. I’m a single mom with 3 kids and I moved to St Albert 4 months ago to get away from the drug invested crime town we lived in and get a fresh start…. well after a battle finding a job I was let go before my three month period because “it’s not working out” so in return I lost my house. I applied all over and nothing so guess what? Instead of asking for hand outs and help my grampa offered to come get me and my friend offered me a place to stay AND I already have a job lined up when I get back which is tomorrow so don’t shit on single moms!! It’s not easy but we do what we can to take care of our kids! And if anyone can get the $60,000 plus that my ex husband owes for child support I would gladly help all the single moms out there cuz we have one of the toughest jobs! ❤️

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    • Don’t worry about it sweetie pie your doing great awesome amazing beautiful job of taking care of yourself and your beautiful family and kids AND babies keep strong and keep safe and secure sweetie pie have a very good day and night and enjoy your day and night and enjoy your day and night and blessing of the Lord’s prayer and Jesus Christ is watching you AND your family and friends and kids God bless you all the take care of yourself and keep safe and secure sweetie pie

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  75. As a single mom who’s definitely struggling, I have never asked for help, but no need to put down people who do. They obviously don’t take pride in that. So why the message? To make them feel worse than they do?
    Have a merry fucking Christmas and I hope that this position never hits you like a tonne of bricks, because I’ll tell you what…. I did bad mouth single moms as well, then I became one due to unforeseen, traumatizing circumstances. So, my dear, I hope you don’t become a mother, because I know for a fact that no mother, no matter how well off you are, would never judge another to this extent. It takes a village and I hope you find peace within, seriously.

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  76. Rhon Magyar Rhon Magyar says:

    Who needs 10 gifts?

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  77. Rhon Magyar Rhon Magyar says:

    The poster is a bit harsh lol but you have to admit you have all seen SOME “struggling” parents driving new model cars, Xboxes, latest cellphones, $200 hair jobs and gel nails, eating out every week and then bumming off others who work 2-3 jobs just to survive. We all know at least one person like this.

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  78. Ron Barchuk Ron Barchuk says:

    That’s a bit rude. They just used those tax dollars to put there kids back in school I’m thinking. Presents aren’t as cheap as you might believe.

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  79. Bitter towards single moms?

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  80. I won’t write a novel – story short. Your cynical condemnation and dead heart comes through loud and clear. It all comes around, and you’ll be at the top of the list with all the rest of the mean machines in the world today. HAppYSHopPINg people, and I hope you find EVERYTHING for the kids!!

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  81. I dont make a lot of money but its more than enough to survive.. As long as my bills are paid ..I always have extra and its more than enough for 3 kids and myself.. My thing is
    . Less is way more!!

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  82. Shari Heiser Shari Heiser says:

    Pretty sad someone took time out of their day to spread some Scrooge. And since you’re so smart, your contribution to people on assistance is likely under a dollar a year. So go on with yourself you big spender, I’m sure there’s a child who has a lollipop you’d like to take.

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  83. Kevin Lenz Kevin Lenz says:

    Fuck it, yall need help buying your family a Xmas dinner hit up my dm, no one should be hungry in this day and age. Open your hearts and wallets people, it won’t kill you.
    Every child deserves to open a present on Xmas morning despite where it came from, some of you may forget this

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  84. Jessy Turner Jessy Turner says:

    Buddy’s prolly sitting on EI posted up in mom’s basement writing crap like this.

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  85. This is not Shoutout Edmonton … should be called “Look at Me !!! I’m a Loser , Gonna Insult Ppl to Make Myself Feel Better “

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  86. Jade Davies Jade Davies says:

    @admin you should pound sand. Honestly you are a terrible person. Give a shit if you dont run your page like that. You should screen things that are bullshit. You say that you dont post things that dont make sense? This doesnt make any fucking sense. Fix it. Douche canoe.

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  87. I’m outta here. Most posts lately are rude, self righteous, and mean. I hope the OP never finds her/himself in the position she/he is demeaning in the post. Peace out!

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  88. Alana Kornik Alana Kornik says:

    I’d highly suggest some soul searching! You never know when you might find yourself on the flip side of things.

    My husband went from working an oilfield job and is living quite comfortable to being unemployed with a brand new baby. Living off EI was very tight. We were always the ones helping. When we could and giving to others until we found ourselves in need. It’s a humbling experience to have to seek help.

    I have zero judgment for those people that need it. Heck we might find ourselves in that situation again at some point.
    Ultimately what we should be doing is banding together as a community and taking care of our own.
    I pay my taxes and chances are I’ve covers some expense for your ignorant ass. Get over yourself that’s what a collective society does.

    It’s about the kids NOT about the parents. If it means swallowing your pride to give your children a nice Christmas with a meal and present then that’s what a good parent should be doing.

    For those that have enough. Consider giving a little. It doesn’t have to be much but to the child receiving that might not get anything new that year it’s a BIG deal to know your loved and worth something.

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