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I A Mother of 5 Children

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    as i re arranged the furniture in my living room today, i couldn't help but feel nostalgic. i have this wooden rocker. it's not the prettiest or the most fancy of chairs, but it...
    smokieBrie smokieBrie 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    I am the mother of children with different fathers. Right away when people hear that, they think bad things. They judge incorrectly. I never actually thought I would be in this...
    Col308 Col308 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    At a very young age, I remember being confronted by my drunk mother. She told me that she never liked me and how I turned out. That the only reason why I existed was because my dad...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I'm a wordy girl - I apologize in advance.... In my college English class my Prof asked us to write about the thing that scared us most in the world. I wrote about being afraid I...
    annaj5 annaj5 31-35 Sep 26

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    A lady loved by many but invisible to the world She was loved and cherished by both children, husband and family She couldn’t see In her utter misfortune of being plagued with...
    generationlover generationlover 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'm that mother. And all that's keeping me from opening and downing every pill bottle in the house is the thought of my children having to live saying these words - "I lost my...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So my fiance and I are getting married next August, at which point we will have been together nearly 5 years. Our relationship is very strong, we truly are perfect for each other...
    WifeToBe822 WifeToBe822 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I am both a mother and grandmother. I am a mother of seven and a grandmother of three. Four of my children are on their own. I have two kids married and two out of state college...
    debbielovescruises debbielovescruises 41-45, F 8 Responses Sep 26

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    Everybody should have a medical dna test before bringing kids into this world. I don't want to spread more genetic disease into the world just because I wanted to reproduce and...
    OceanNymph OceanNymph 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 12

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    As a sensitive, creative, artistic and brilliant child all I wanted was for my mother to love me. My mothers response to me when she first saw me as a baby was that I was "ugly and...
    lutqueet lutqueet 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    Hello ep, I'm Emma and I'm 40. I live in Yorkshire with my husband John and our nine, beautiful, annoying, loud, mischievous, hilarious children. Seth is 11;Daniel is 10...
    mumsnineangels mumsnineangels 36-40, F 7 Responses Sep 23

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    When I was a child, my mother taught me to be afraid of my father. She always told me he didn’t want to be bothered by me, and that I should leave him alone. That happens in a...
    greenacres33 greenacres33 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    My mother likes to make strangers think she's perfect.. When I was growing up she would talk to people in sweet ways and say ' that's my girl' to appear to be a good person. To win...
    mrsdavid1975 mrsdavid1975 36-40, F Oct 14

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    I'm not sure if it's emotionally abusive, but it hurts either way. She had a lot of **** as a child, an alcoholic verbally abusive father, an emotionally distant often absent...
    PinkNailPolish PinkNailPolish 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I am the mother of four, all grown now and it is the most rewarding part of my life. I have been a mother nearly all of my adult life and I can't think of not ever being one. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 30

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    My mother has only laid her hands on me maybe three times in my entire life. She worked all the time to support my siblings and I. I looked up to her. My oldest brother is 23, I'm...
    Psymonshadowblood Psymonshadowblood 18-21, F a week ago

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    I am a mother of 4 children. 2 children wit my first husband and 2 with my second husband. My 16 year old daughter had been complaining of pain and swelling in her thumb for a...
    ratgirl73 ratgirl73 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I am a 27 and have been with my husband for 5 years but recently got married a few months ago. Our lives would be so much better if the monster in law would go into a nice...
    MonsterInLaw0847 MonsterInLaw0847 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 5

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    I'm having a very difficult time with my MIL. Mind you she is 75 and we are living with her for the time being. She drives me nuts and it almost seems as if she does it purposely...
    determinedwife determinedwife 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 22

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    My MIL has been living with us for 3 years. It's been hell from day one! She is lazy, vain, a liar, always has her nose stuck in her bible and tries to get you to believe like...
    yellowflower12345 yellowflower12345 46-50 1 Response Sep 23

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    My husband and I are invisible to our dil. Married 20+ years with 2 daughters. Her parents live close as well (as we do). We definately get left overs. It could be worse (as I've...
    dogpoo dogpoo 61-65, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    I hate kids. I am not sure if it's because of the upbringing with my mother but some people are not cut out to be parents. It ****** me off when people tell you "Oh, you will...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F Sep 28

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    As a person who is absolutely proud of being able to deal with difficult or unpleasant people with grace, I have hit the wall with dealing with my mother in law. Here is a woman...
    Xiramat Xiramat 26-30, F Sep 22

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    Let me quote my friend on here when she found this out, "When someone tells you that they are fcked up and to block them, believe them." On that note, if you're a mother, please...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    Hello, I feel as though I should apologise in advance of the really long rant I'm about to have..thank you so much if you read any, let alone to the end. My husband have been...
    RedCurlyHair RedCurlyHair 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 26

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    So, I've told my mother that I am planning on moving out next year and she was upset because she is the religious type of person who believes that the only reason a woman should...
    mayy95 mayy95 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    My mother is controlling to the point of insanity, she has decided that I have been texting far too late at night so she has set texting and calling restrictions between the hours...
    missbnewyork missbnewyork 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 30

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    I have been a step mother for six years now and really enjoy that so much. I am a step mom to three adorable kids by my second husband and his ex. They are boys ages 13 and 15...
    olderandmaturefemale olderandmaturefemale 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    "Well that baby grew into a boy who became her pride and joy. He loved her like no man could. And her heart finally felt peace, because she finally understood God's love... And as...
    DanniBelle1121 DanniBelle1121 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The age old phrase "unconditional love"...Must it apply to the children of the parents? Because my mother is a hateful *****. Anything she sees , does or needs she will turn into...
    BlackBeach BlackBeach 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I'm so scared my husband will leave me to have children. He wants children, loves them, idolises them. I think kids are cute but I'm much rather enjoying seeing, learning and...
    CorruptedAngel CorruptedAngel 22-25, F Oct 4

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    I do not hate her. I'm at the point where I've accepted that I've allowed her behaviour to continue without setting clear boundaries. I've done this to balance other family...
    notbuyingintoit1 notbuyingintoit1 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    well all I can say i'm 4 months pregnant and I am only 16 and not ready to be a mother. plus my baby father is not around so it better I give my baby a better life I just need help...
    mira454 mira454 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 23

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    I have just got into a new relationship with my boyfriend and we have been together 6 months but we have known each other since we were little. We used to go round to each other's...
    xMySecretx xMySecretx 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    I have officially decided to cut my MIL out of my life for good. Maybe MIL isn't the exact title, since I'm only the fiance, but it's a shame that it had to come to this. I heard...
    curlyhairedgirl curlyhairedgirl 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 26

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    Yesterday, i went to the bookstore to buy a book of course, but while i was there, i saw this book i read when i was in elementary school, and i thought, awwww it's been so long...
    chucku45 chucku45 13-15, F Sep 27

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    I truly feel as though I have failed my children in so many areas. Hopefully I will wake up tomorrow feeling more positive with better resolve.
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss 36-40, F 7 Responses Oct 6

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    Today I just want to scream and cry but I have kids who depend on me. People were not meant to raise children alone. I have zero family near by and m just having a hard day. Thanks...
    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F 8 Responses Oct 7

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    I hate them. I am 16 years old, in grade nine, my classmates and I had to take home a computerised baby, which woke me up at 3am for whatever reason. It screamed and cried, and I...
    minecraftmaniac1998 minecraftmaniac1998 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 8

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    I always knew I never wanted kids, dunno why I just never did when I was a little girl my friends would play with dolls and prams, me?, I'd play with animal toys they were kind of...
    13Selene13 13Selene13 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am a woman who has breastfed her two teenagers when they were born. I am now pregnant again now and will continue that tradition of breastfeeding when my twins are born in...
    singlepregnantmom singlepregnantmom 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Whatever your denomination (I'm a Catholic but it really doesn't matter) it is fun and interesting to meet other women, who stand a little outside our secular culture and for whom...
    MrsSThomas MrsSThomas 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I have always known from a very young age that I did not want to have children. Maybe I would be a good father, but I do not want the responsibility of raising a child. I like my...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    Hello ep, I'm Emma and I'm 40. I live in Yorkshire with my husband John and our nine, beautiful, annoying, loud, mischievous, hilarious children. Seth is 11;Daniel is 10...
    mumsnineangels mumsnineangels 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    A bit of background on me first. I am 3 months post partum with our 2nd son. 6 weeks after my first pregnancy, I looked like my pre pregnancy self again. No stretch marks. Well...
    kendrao kendrao 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    I don't have any children of my own but I can not imagine being able to abuse my own flesh and blood. I was never abused as a child by my parents but I was sexually molested by...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F Sep 30

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    I was born in South Korea to a Black mother in the US Army and a "local" [Korean Mother/White Father] father. When I was 1 my mother left Korea with me claiming sudden assignment...
    DiemLibre07 DiemLibre07 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 12