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I A Mother of 5 Children

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    I haven't been open to discussing this until recently - I realized that there are so many young kids going through what I went through and sharing my story and offering my advice...
    Kerryn2508 Kerryn2508 22-25, F Feb 16

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    My mother-in-law had a farm. She pretty much forced all the grandkids to be in 4-H. There was a lot of work to prepare for the County Fair in that area. The kids had to shovel...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    Over the course of a 23 yr controlling, emotionally and at times physically abusive marriage, I had 4 beautiful children. I was the virtual epitome of the "Martha Stewart" mom. I...
    Chrissy342004 Chrissy342004 41-45, F 11 hrs ago

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    You know today I just want to rant... its frustrating after 4 yrs of doing this single mom thing and seeing how much of a creep the ex-husband/ my childrens father is. Today was my...
    Irishm4id3n Irishm4id3n 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 11

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    My husband and I have been together a little over 5 years (married only 7 months). This is my second marriage. I have two children from my previous marriage, now 15 & 13. He...
    doobiemom321 doobiemom321 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 9

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    It seems that here recently I see on the news all these cases of measles being reported. This really hits too close to home for me. I remember as a kid going through the lines at...
    missourimule63 missourimule63 51-55 1 Response Feb 1

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    The ABC's for Mothers in Laws (those of sons with a negative aura)Acknowledge and accept that your son is married, you may not like his choice but it’s his decision.Be...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I love my children (if you have read my experiences I am sure you have surmised as much) more than anything. My son is special needs and doesn't express himself like other...
    SunAgain SunAgain 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    12 things I observed about my in laws: 1. Inability to recognize and accept change in family relations and dynamics. Your son/brother has new priorities; his wife has taken the...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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    English-language support group for mothers around Tokyo TMG (formerly known as the Tokyo New Mothers Group) is a support and contact group for mothers in Tokyo. We are an English...
    rancu rancu 22-25, M Feb 5

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    I really don't like being around my mother, she is the most hurtful person I have ever met. the things she says are just unbelievable at times... I really don't know what happened...
    veezus veezus 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I'm the youngest of my parents' children; a little bit of the Irish-Catholic "Unanticipated Joy". My brother and sisters are in excess of ten years older than I am. We were a loud...
    petergavin69 petergavin69 41-45, M Feb 7

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    more single mother to be. due in June. stressful, but i still feel blessed. All children are a blessing and a children.
    modestmuslimah modestmuslimah 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    For about 11 months now, we have had custody of my sisters 4 children. It's been quite the struggle but as time flys, the better and better they become. The one that gets to me the...
    Tweekie25 Tweekie25 22-25, F Feb 10

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    Tokyo Mothers Group: Out and About - Tokyo and Beyond Getting about in Tokyo, and Japan in general, is pretty easy. Although the crowds can be daunting, there are usually...
    mersaberden27 mersaberden27 26-30, F Feb 17

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    My mother in law is a flip flopper. One minute she is acting like my friend and then the next minute she is undermining me about something. You see, I'm African American and my...
    antique10 antique10 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you have to smoke, don't do it around the children. Second hand smoke is more deadly. If your children are more important to you than a damn cigarette, then you would keep them...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Any other daughters of narcs have this? My mother never asks how I am or cares about I feel. Talk about my problems, she doesn't listen and switches it to be about her (common...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 day ago

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    I know this is long. I want to know if anyone else feels the guilt that I feel and depression or if anyone has similar experiences. Thank you so much for your support. I feel...
    interested0001 interested0001 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    I know this is long. I want to know if anyone else feels the guilt that I feel and depression or if anyone has similar experiences. Thank you so much for your support. I feel...
    interested0001 interested0001 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    I've been doing a lot of thinking and praying lately, and I've come to the decision that this semester will be my last one, at least until my children are much older. I have proven...
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    You hear about mothers-in-law that aren't friendly or a little jealous that their baby boy is all grown-up, and I personally would love to have a mother-in-law like that! But noo...
    AnneMarie2245 AnneMarie2245 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I know that I have not discussed it here but I am now in a loving relationship with an older man. I still have my own apartment but I stay over at his house more often than not...
    teresasimpson teresasimpson 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 8

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    Actually I'm not and actually approve highly. I study Biomedical Sciences and will likely to go to work in the Pharmaceutical Industry. As someone who has been exposed to...
    MimsatheQuiet MimsatheQuiet 18-21, F Feb 14

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    I breastfed all of my 12 children over the years. Both the kids and I were very pleased that I breastfed them. There is so much love and bonding between mother and child when the...
    oldernudistfamily oldernudistfamily 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    There are these kids that I want to adopt. One of the reasons I want to get married and have a house, so that I can give these children a good home. My daughter wants an older...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am so greatfull for the father that my children made me!!! There is nothing more that I look forward to do than to teach them about life. Watching them grow and make mistakes...
    dgob1 dgob1 41-45, M 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    The only women who think they're ready for motherhood are the ones who have no children yet. Once they're here, you might get lulled into complacency now and then thinking you've...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    MIL thinks I should go to work, take care of kids, clean the house, drive children everywhere, etc without the husbands help. like hell no. I need husbands help. luckily my...
    AngelicInnocence92 AngelicInnocence92 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I am a mother of 3. I thought I would be married to my soul mate by now, but that never happened. I hate this situation that I've created for myself and my children. Doing things...
    Lonely2008 Lonely2008 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    My friend's son is extremely ill and has been accepted into a clinical trial that could very well save his life. They live here in NC and the trial is in PA. It would require them...
    localrocklover localrocklover 26-30, F Feb 4

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    I am a mother of two amazing little boys. When I am with them my heart is full. The times I sit still and look at them I see just how fragile life is. I had someone ask me who was...
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    my mother in law lives with us, because my husband fears for her health and safety. She is an alcoholic and spends every moment off work, drinking and smoking cigarettes. I take...
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Pregnancy Are you expecting? Tokyo Pregnancy group (http://tokyopregnancygroup.blogspot.com) gives pregnant women and women trying to conceive a chance to meet other expecting...
    lyndoncooper lyndoncooper 26-30, M Feb 11

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    My mother was never around when I was a child. When my dad got sick she threw herself into her work and forgot that I even existed. She left me alone to fend for myself, her work...
    margotcarter margotcarter 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I am a single mother of three children and pregnant with my 4th child. Currently, I am 7 1/2 months pregnant and expecting a boy on April 1, 2015.
    jessicabeth jessicabeth 31-35, F 33 Responses Feb 20

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    Haha I wish I could! Even if I can't, I do feel mature enough, physically, emotionally and romantically to be the mother of a man's child. I want to feel that pure innocent love...
    xxxSissyGabriellaxxx xxxSissyGabriellaxxx 18-21, T 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I am 35. I have 6 children. I have a confession. I miss my pretty hair, wearing heels and dressing up. I don't even own heels or dresses any more and my hair is always in my famous...
    princessjess32 princessjess32 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I can't stand the little *************, and I'll never have one. Not with how messed up the world is today. If it weren't for abortion I'd have 3 tiny Tims running around. Best $80...
    TimboSlice01 TimboSlice01 26-30, M Jan 31

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    A perfect example today of good parenting. Little boy was acting up at the toy store where I work. His mother came down to his eye level and very calmly asked him if he wanted...
    tbwilliamsra tbwilliamsra 18-21 5 Responses Feb 7

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    For TMG members looking for various exercise and fitness activities, please take a look at the list below!There is a wide variety of classes ranging from Yoga to Zumba at different...
    alduckhum alduckhum 36-40, M Feb 10

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    I am a single mom of two children. My son and daughter are fraternal twins and are 17 years old now. We are a very close knit family. My kids are warm, loving, and a lot of fun...
    businesswomanathome businesswomanathome 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Even when she tries to help she makes a bigger mess and more work than there would have been had she minded her own business. Keep having talks with the hubby about it, and his...
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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    I dont know why I am writing this, I just need to get things off my chest. I don't hate my mother. And that's the worst part because I despise the person she is, yet I feel...
    Bizarree Bizarree 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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