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I Am A Mother , Since I Was 17

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    Motherhood

    I am a mother of four children. Most people look at me and can't believe it, but I assure you that it is true. I have to say it is both the most rewarding and most overwhelming job that anyone could have. I have been with my husband since I was fifteen years old. We had our...
    purplehaze2202 purplehaze2202 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 10, 2010

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    Why Did You Become A Mother?

    There are some people in this world who should never have children. Everyday we hear stories about children who have been neglected and beaten. Things like this infuriate me. It makes me want to ask "Why did you become a mother?" You are the one who chose to bring a child into...
    purplehaze2202 purplehaze2202 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2010

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    My Mom

    Sometimes I wonder what my kids are going to say when they look back st their childhood. I look back on mine and remember things about my mom that I both loved and hated. Even now there are times when the woman drives me nuts. My mom has never been the type of person to keep...
    purplehaze2202 purplehaze2202 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2010

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    Time Heals

    In a few months it will be seven years since my dad commited suicide. You know that saying "Time heals all wounds"? I think it is a load of crap. Some wounds just don't heal. This is one of those wounds. People don't understand how hard it is to lose someone you love like that...
    purplehaze2202 purplehaze2202 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 11, 2010

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    Trying To Stay Strong

    There have been so many obstacles lately. Sometimes I think I am about to fall apart. I know that I have to be strong because when I start falling apart , everyone else falls apart too. It is alot of pressure to be the one to set the tone of your family. You aren't allowed to...
    purplehaze2202 purplehaze2202 26-30, F 1 Response May 26, 2010

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    Can't Find The Words.

    Have you ever had a hard time telling people what you really what to say? It might all be in your head but you can't get the wwords out. Maybe when you do the words come out all wrong. I have this problem alot. I have so much I want to say to so many people that sometimes I can...
    purplehaze2202 purplehaze2202 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 2010

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    I Became A Mother At 17

    I had my first child at the age of 17. At the time I had no idea what I was doing. I was sure that I was doing everything wrong. Being a mother that young means that everyone feels the need to tell you how you should raise your child. I have a cousin who is 9 months older than...
    purplehaze2202 purplehaze2202 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2010

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    I was born with a normal family,. A mother, father, older brother and older sister. However, once I turned the age of 3, my mother decided to undergo gender reassignment surgery...
    Mzamigo Mzamigo 18-21, F Mar 24

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    My mother, who was physically and mentally abusive when I was a child, hasn’t spoken to me for 16 years and has had nothing to do with her three grandsons who are now grown. They...
    writer109 writer109 51-55, F Mar 27

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    my stupid mom thinks that I still have to wear diapers to bed and i'm 14!!! seriously my brother did the hand in water prank on me and I wet the bed and now my mom wants me to wear...
    lynetteTheChic lynetteTheChic 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    My parents divorced when I was four, my father left when I was five. He had visitation rights and one day simply didn't show up. My mother called, he had emigrated. I didn't...
    MonaO78 MonaO78 36-40 2 Responses Mar 29

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    This happened about, three years ago, I don't remember very clearly. I have a very bad memory. I don't talk about this much, in fact its my first time researching it on the...
    MsStacyWolf MsStacyWolf 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I was in pre-school, and things were going normally. All of a sudden, the phone rang and the preschool teachers told us that we were all going home early. They didn't tell us why...
    whitemiddleclassteengirl whitemiddleclassteengirl 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    So, one night during the summer, my boyfriend and I were going through some turmoil in our relationship. I was so angry because he was supposed to pick me up from Anacostia Station...
    RoyautePrincess RoyautePrincess 26-30 2 days ago

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    My mother suddenly died two years ago at age 57 and my father started dating again shortly after. It was understandably an incredibly horrific time for my father and it was...
    SisyphusGirl SisyphusGirl 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I hate my mother because she's always messing up my life. I'm not saying this in an angsty teenage way, I'm saying the truth and it's not just my life she's messed up. We're a...
    ChocolateCoveredKFC ChocolateCoveredKFC 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    when I was 18 my mom passes away due to Thyroid .she is the only person who actually understand me.She knew she was going to die and I knew it also. We were talking and crying. I...
    daffodil22 daffodil22 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I went for a walk with a new friend, and she started talking about a guy who had started talking to her, and asked me if she should give him a shot, and go on a date with him. I...
    bluemoon2121 bluemoon2121 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Left Behind In A Broken Nation- It's been 13 years since I saw my mother last at age 7. I saw her less than a month after my father was arrested in Russia and thanks to my...
    2ndGenPuppet 2ndGenPuppet 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Meant for someone else, but not for me. Love was out to get me. That's the way it seemed. Disappointment haunted all my dreams... Then I saw his face. And now I'm a believer...
    ladypirate108 ladypirate108 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    My father died of cancer last year in October. I am an only child and since I was small, I have never been able to get along with my mother. She is a very good human being and has...
    anxvar anxvar 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    What ten minutes of your life would you choose to return to for just ten minutes? The reality is we never get that choice in a conscious manner, happenstance or serendipitous...
    oldbaldguy oldbaldguy 70+, M Mar 30

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    Cold: Every since I was a kid I never understood why my mother treated me so badly. She wouldn't hug me kiss me comfort me say I love you, every time I tried to show affection she...
    mutherlesschild mutherlesschild 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    My mother and I grew apart after she had my sister which is only natural but the bridge grew and grew over the years. I was to fat, I liked weird things, I was stupid, dramatic, I...
    Cerci575 Cerci575 18-21, F Mar 25

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    My mum is the type of mum where if I say "can you pick me up some ____?" she'll get it. But the moment I say "Mum, I need you." , "Mum, I'm not feeling good." , "Mum, I need your...
    jheyjuneice jheyjuneice 18-21, F Apr 1

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    Too Young To Remember- My mother was killed in a car wreck when I was 1 or 2(my stepfather can't keep dates straight). We were on the highway when a double cab truck jumped the...
    StandoffishBrat StandoffishBrat 18-21 Apr 3

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    Did You Hear Me Crying Mama?- Though the scene unfolded over a decade ago I can still see it clearly. There's 11 year old me kneeling with face to the wall and arms up like I've...
    UnwantedMutt UnwantedMutt 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I have been married to my husband for 10 years and together for 13. Before we married, I thought my MIL was like the mother I never had. (My mother past away when I was a young...
    adreanasmom adreanasmom 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I started to write an upset email to bf not to break up but to share with him later and discuss my feelings. I am 17 he is 18 and lives with his family. He's going to college in 4...
    carebare124 carebare124 18-21 11 hrs ago

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    I was devastated.....on labor day in 1987 i was awakened by my little sister on top of me shaking me and crying she was screaming"Mommies dead Bub Mommies dead!!!!"....i opened my...
    shannon744 shannon744 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    So my husbands parents have always been weird to me. One because they are not happy together and didn't even really raise my husband and they are rude and clingy. So even before we...
    mad4maddie mad4maddie 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Since i've been young, my mother has always been drinking. It wasn't that much whilst i was younger but i wish i had not been have to do the things i did. I have multiple stories...
    Soldottern Soldottern 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ever since it became clear that my brother was going to excel in school it has been hard for me. I did well at school but never as good as my brother (I have always been proud of...
    AndyEW AndyEW 26-30, M Mar 19

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    My mother died 2 months ago from cancer. I was able to be with her at home. She had inhome hospice care and was well cared for. When my mommy died I was crying out that I killed...
    krazyjohn krazyjohn 66-70, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    So I have been in NC with my "mother", father and brother for almost a year. I've never been happier about a decision that I've made, even tho it's been hard mourning the loss of...
    Misstaco Misstaco 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    My mother has always had mental issues. She has random outburst, going from laughing to a screaming rage in a matter of seconds (for no reason), she belittles everyone as her...
    Anonymisses Anonymisses 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    A discussion with a couple of women in their 40's about the dreaded "Skirt up" pre spanking ritual. --------------------------------------- 2/24/10 Maria has joined the...
    Phoebe20 Phoebe20 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 22

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    My mother has been an alcoholic since I was very little. I've seen a lot of things that can not be unseen. Since I was 12 years old, I've practically raised my sister. My mom got...
    sweetsarahxo sweetsarahxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Where do i even start... my mother is my everything, she is my best friend and all the family i have left since i do not have a relationship with my other family due to abuse. I...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F Apr 7

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    A few weeks ago I posted about me and my bf moving into a place soon and another post about her being to intrusive in her sons life and mine. This is an update. Ok..for the past...
    Slumbergirl92 Slumbergirl92 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    A Decision I Made... Years Ago. To have and to hold from this day forward. Sept 15, 2001 on this date I informed my spouse and said "I was going to transition into a woman, many...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I don't understand after I lost my mother Oct 3 2013 I have not been the same I snap at people I don't won't to go anywhere I don't won't anyone around just not the same as I once...
    keibb37 keibb37 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I was 16 when my mother got into a car accident. She was in a coma for 2 months before we decided to take her off life support. She was the coolest mom ever. Now I'm like desperate...
    Jill0829 Jill0829 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I was never sick as a child-actually, quite the opposite. I was strong, rambunctious, energetic, and was constantly getting in to this I wasn't supposed to. Lol. So, fast forward...
    RustyJames2130 RustyJames2130 31-35, F Mar 23

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    My mom was diagnosed with cancer during spring break of my junior year in high school. She passed away august 30th at 9:23 am. Her body died everyday but her mind didn't start to...
    alexyboo alexyboo 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Being a mom is so hard ! I mean I knew it would be hard but not this hard . It's been almost 2 weeks since my son Kaine has been born and I love motherhood and I love that my ex...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I live in the apartment next to hers. I would move to another place in a heartbeat if I thought I could actually afford it. However, since my mom's the landlady I get a discount...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Children needs to be disciplined, no matter the age or gender. That is how me and my sisters and my brother were raised - I was born in a underclass household in the early 70's...
    MaryKoviski MaryKoviski 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I'm a young, single mum to be. I have been single for about 2-3 months now. I was in a long term relationship and lived with him. Long story short, he is 20 and I'm 16, he was very...
    ProudTeenMummy2013 ProudTeenMummy2013 16-17, F 27 Responses Apr 8

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    My mother lied to me my whole youth about who my father was. I was told my father was my mother’s first husband. Meanwhile my mother married my step father when I was just 20...
    dwc294 dwc294 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I studied marshal arts from an early age. I was never good at much else in youth (in my opinion.) My teachers in all the various forms (Kenpo, Taekwondo, Hapkido) said I had...
    yoiteangel yoiteangel 46-50, M 4 days ago

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