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I Am a Child of a Battered Mom

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support

    I have always wanted to be a mom. I remember being a little girl playing with my baby dolls, I was always mommy and I loved my little babies. Now I get to celebrate being a mother...
    Imnothomeyet Imnothomeyet 26-30, F 2 Responses May 10

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    (Not going to reveal my name) My birthday is October 29, 1997 and I was born in Dallas, Texas. I was my birthmother's 8th child. She gave away 4 and kept 4. I was part of the 4...
    esxx esxx 16-17, F May 10

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    I'm still not certain about being a survivor. Mom was 15 when I was born, and I was 5 when she and her new boyfriend were murdered. They were both bound and forced to watch her...
    scarred4lifeby5 scarred4lifeby5 61-65, M 7 hrs ago

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    To a miscarriage when I was 20. To this day I cry about it sometimes... I finally named her willow a few days ago (don't know if it was a boy or a girl.. But always thought of her...
    GlucklicheMama GlucklicheMama 31-35 5 hrs ago

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    The broom handle cut the air and landed across my back knocking the wind out of me. Deliberately tripped and sent to my knees I collapsed flat on my face,but dared not roll over. I...
    Neptuneb4Saturn Neptuneb4Saturn 18-21 1 Response May 21

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    My father is a recovering alcoholic. He has been sober for 4 years, however it still affects me today. I always push people away, never trusting them because I feel as if everyone...
    babycakemks babycakemks 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    My mother has always been pretty "so-so" on her driving skills. You kind of wonder how someone could get in so much trouble only driving at 10 miles per hour. I have come to...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am 14 years old, I have a few older sisters. while on a trip with my family i started noticing that my mom was protective over her phone. When she was in the shower I looked at...
    abbys669 abbys669 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    Child abuse of any kind is unacceptable under any circumstance. However I do believe in spanking the child to teach a lesson. There is a line between spanking, and beating. I think...
    JohnnyLeeKeyboardist JohnnyLeeKeyboardist 41-45, M 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I want an online mom my real mom passes away when I was 5 years old I really need a mom on ep to help me make choices
    noah1200 noah1200 13-15, M 13 hrs ago

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    as I lie here nursing My toddler to sleep, it hits me; I am a great mother! I have heard so many people tell me this before, but my own ego would not allow me to rejoice in those 6...
    mommashelper mommashelper 18-21 12 hrs ago

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    Hi, my name's Ember. I am 16 and have a 5 moth old son, namef Nathan. His dad, Brandon, and I are still together, and he's here for us both. When my mom found out, she was upset...
    EmberD EmberD 16-17 1 hr ago

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    You gotta be a Foster Child.. or Orphan growing up in the Cupboard. Did you tell your mothers that?
    mataltoronee mataltoronee 41-45, F 52 mins ago

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    Whatever else may happen in my life, I know this much is true...that I am blessed beyond measure to have my two beautiful children in my life, and to be able to call myself their...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 14 Responses May 10

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    I am 21 years old and It all started about two years ago. I would walk past a pregnant woman and instantly feel envy. I became a photographer for JC Penney and most of my clients...
    howtopinup howtopinup 18-21, F 3 Responses May 2

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    I found this site and have hesitated for months about joining. I have been estranged from my only child. I got married at 20 and had my beautiful daughter. When the abuse in...
    Tiralynn Tiralynn 61-65, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hi, I'm a mom of 2 kids, married for 22 yrs, have everything I could ever want. But my mom, my best friend for life, passed away 2 weeks ago due to alcoholism. She was only 69...
    anothersadlady anothersadlady 41-45, F 1 Response May 19

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    Well I got beatings when I was growing up. some were extreme. Hmmm but it's kinda the norm to beat children where I am. I stopped getting beating when I was like 16. Yup! I don't...
    legzydawly legzydawly 18-21 2 Responses May 12

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    Is a woman a woman before child birth? Let's not fight now! It's a debate that I had with my girlfriend's dad the other night. I was surprised to hear that he disagreed with me. I...
    sgordon1 sgordon1 36-40, F 2 Responses May 14

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    My old mom dont care about me.
    lindaspanked lindaspanked 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I really love my mom, and I know she needs help. She is also depressive, she harms herself and just got divorced from my dad, she attempted suicide 3 times, she is now turning into...
    mynameisromina mynameisromina 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    My Mother has deen died for 22 years and I miss so. She was only 36 years old. There are alot of things my mother never had a chance to do and see. Like my children, flat screen TV...
    alwayshisbaby73 alwayshisbaby73 41-45, F May 18

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    I often hear people make remarks about teen moms and it makes me so angry! Yes I have read the statistics; teen moms are more likely to become single parents, they are more likely...
    mommashelper mommashelper 18-21 May 20

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    What a terrible thing! Spanking children! Don´t you think? Children who are spanked grow up to become violent as adults, right? That is the politically correct view these days...
    Helle31 Helle31 31-35, F 3 Responses May 24

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    I had my first encounter with CPS ever today at our first interview with our caseworker & was informed she's already recommending my son, who was just born last Sunday & is still...
    hollygolightly24 hollygolightly24 26-30 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I lost a little boy to CPS. While I was incapable at a time to be a mother to my son for issues out of my control, with a little help and encouragement I could have gotten back on...
    tmurray14 tmurray14 22-25, F 1 Response May 5

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    Since it’s mother’s day today, I would like to show my appreciation and love to those who took the initiative to help me and act as my mother. I love you all and I know I don...
    Secret179688 Secret179688 18-21 May 10

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    okay here goes, my first memory i remember is when i was 3 and my dad bought me a play house castle i had so much fun with it. i walk out my room and see my dad beating my naked...
    IamTheReject IamTheReject 18-21, M May 23

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    I lost a little boy to CPS. While I was incapable at a time to be a mother to my son for issues out of my control, with a little help and encouragement I could have gotten back on...
    tmurray14 tmurray14 22-25, F May 5

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    I lost a little boy to CPS. While I was incapable at a time to be a mother to my son for issues out of my control, with a little help and encouragement I could have gotten back on...
    tmurray14 tmurray14 22-25, F May 5

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    Happy Mothers day to all Moms here at EP.. I love my Mom so much. I have gone thru so much trials and last year i thought was the end of it. But i hold on because of my child and...
    mas4074 mas4074 36-40, F 1 Response May 10

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    For a lot of reasons. I don't even know when to start. Growing up she was never around. She was always working. But when she was not she would be out with friends or boyfriends...
    photosin photosin 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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    When i was bout 4 or 5, there was this teacher who came to my house to teach my sister mathematics. He used to sexually abuse me and my sister, he used to ask me to touch him...
    anonymousgirl2000 anonymousgirl2000 13-15, F 1 Response May 14

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    Happy Belated 9th Birthday, Baby Girl! Your Mommy is fighting so hard to get you back- My eldest child,born a month shy of my 16th birthday back in 2006, has always resided in the...
    BeingOracleSince90 BeingOracleSince90 22-25, F May 17

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    My youngest son who'll be turning 17 years old came to my room this morning. Put his right arm on my shoulders and said .... Son: Mom, I have something to tell you Me: What? Do...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am 14 let me start off before I was born my mom smoked drank got on roller coasters and she knew that she was pragnat she tired to she tried to have an abortion but she was too...
    Kellyfoster2000 Kellyfoster2000 13-15, F 3 Responses May 3

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    So many people carrying the same wounds and pain… I am one of them…My mother abused me horribly, but I managed disconnect from her as I was age 4-5. I told myself: this is...
    soulbridge soulbridge 36-40, F 1 Response May 6

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    I was never my mother favorite child. I am the oldest and I have a sister who is 5 years younger than me. I was the mistaken child and the black sheep of the family because...
    xbukix xbukix 22-25, F May 6

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    I thank God for giving me two wonderful parents. They gave me, my brother and sisters the best education and moral values to live by. They lavished us with love and trust . In...
    1littleangel 1littleangel 51-55, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I wasn't anything that you could call "normal" growing up. I mean, from startign school through 5th grade, I didn't have friends, I kept quiet, I kept my grades up but my mom never...
    KelvinLe690 KelvinLe690 13-15, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't hate my children. I was frustrated and angry and in the moment typed it into google. (Much better than saying it to them) I am clinically depressed and when I am down I...
    madlisatom madlisatom 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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