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I Am A Mother Before Anything

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 261 People

    Until You <3 {this Is Precious All Moms Should Read}

    I never pulled over to stare at horses, I was never willing to give someone else my last bite, I never planned on handling someone else's boogers, I never listened to a song 50 times in a row, I never found rocks on my dryer, I never had to power to heal a wound with my kiss...
    Ameliosgirl Ameliosgirl 18-21, F Jan 11, 2012

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    I found this wonderful link

    for all mothers everywhere, and the children too! I haven't yet but I think I will print it out, frame it, and hang it above my desk to remind me that everything I do, or DON'T do, MATTERS to my children. 
    JustJeni JustJeni 41-45, F 7 Responses Feb 21

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    She Is First

    My daughter comes first always. I think people forget that i am a mother somtimes cause im young. But regardless of age i am a mother first everything else after that.
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars 26-30, F 2 Responses May 17, 2011

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    My Kids=My World

    I have been fortunate enough to stay home with and for my children as they are growing up.... I am always here for them, in good times and bad, and am so very proud of the kind, caring individuals they are becoming.
    lifesinlimbo lifesinlimbo 46-50, F Oct 21, 2013

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    Sometimes I Get So Busy,

    That I Forget The Little Things. And Then I Hear A Voice Saying "Watch Me Mama"! See me when my eyes light with pride, when I give you a gift I have made myself. See me when I look at you as you're reading me a book. See me try to understand when you take the time to explain...
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Corbyn Comes First.

    I am a mother before i am anything else. I take care of my son before i take care of myself. I will suffer being tired or hungry for him. I take care of him then do my homework once he is changed and fed and sleeping. I love being a mom. My son even comes before my bf/baby's...
    babymama16 babymama16 18-21, F Mar 1, 2012

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    A Mommy First

    My son is the most important person in my life he comes first.
    UnforgettableEyes UnforgettableEyes 22-25, F Apr 14, 2011

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    Sometimes I Get So Busy, That I Forget The Little Things. And Then I Hear A Voice Saying "Watch Me Mama"!

    See me when my eyes light with pride, when I give you a gift I have made myself. See me when I look at you as you're reading me a book. See me try to understand when you take the time to explain things to me. See me melt when you use a funny voice to coax a grin out of me when I...
    SweetKiester SweetKiester 36-40, F 7 Responses Jun 6, 2013

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    I love my 3 year old daughter more

    than words can describe. She is my top priority and I live my life for her. I've learned that being a great mother means taking care of yourself so you can be there for your child. I try my best to get rest and divide responsibilities with my husband. Even though I want to be...
    thetiredmama thetiredmama 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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    If there is any accomplishment

    that I would like to be known for in my life is that I have done a good job as a mother. My children's interests and needs come first before anything else. I love my children and I will do anything to make their lives better even if it means making sacrifices.
    ladybug1234 ladybug1234 46-50, F Aug 25

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    I Made A Difference After Years

    Thirty five days of Summer school break is at long last facing it's final draw.Five days more and back to school, and kids would be dragging their own stories on how the Summer has been to each.And this year has been the same with all the Summer breaks we've had. Heat and...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    hawksnester hawksnester 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I inherited all of my mother’s best qualities. Yeah my mom was a peach. She passed on so many characteristics which are just now blossoming with age. More similarities present...
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    I picture myself in a hospital, finally after all this time is see his/her face. So small and tiny, looking up at you. My eyes and my husbands hair or maybe the other way around...
    waterlily88 waterlily88 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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    You know, we respect our mother if she respect us. We help her out with things, we show her love and happiness but when you say jokes things to her she'll get so bitchy with you...
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    Married for a few months. Now expecting a baby (5 months preg yay!) everything was perfect until.... My OWN mother became bitter. I found out she's been complaining about me to...
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    Thinking back the other day about my childhood, I admit that I was a handful and needed some of the "whoopings" that I got, other times I needed a parent to talk to me. My...
    Cryingcorner Cryingcorner 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Okay it's kinda like a love-hate relationship. I swear I love her with all my heart, but sometimes it's just like......... UUUGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I mean both my brothers and me...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    She whined for years that none of the 4 boys wanted to take over the family farm. She wanted to retire with a nice chunk of change and listed it for over $400,000. 5 years later...
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    It's only been a little over year since my mother walked out, and no one should ever have to brave that storm. I wonder still every day when it becomes easier. She was my...
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    The time is almost upon us... The Earth has reached the maximum population threshold... Seven billion and counting... Mother Earth is angry.... tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes...
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    Last night was tumultuous. I can't drive quite yet, and I was going to a cafe to meet up with some of my dearest friends whom I hadn't seen in a very long time. I felt as though I...
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    Before I message back. Before I ever add someone to my circle which is why I don't have many people. And I will read through and probably respond to a lot of your stories. Some...
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    Ever since I was a little girl I have wanted to be a wife and mother more than anything. I value my purity and I am waiting till I find the one that God intended for me to get...
    baileyelizabeth baileyelizabeth 13-15, F Aug 18

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    I'm 55 and a 22-year survivor of ovarian cancer. I'm also a 55-year survivor of a passive-aggressive mother. My mom had a pretty tough childhood, and I am sad to know the awful...
    Katsez01 Katsez01 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    Well here we go, time to let out every thing out. I hope in doing so I'll find some one I can relate to and finally make a friend. Some days I feel especially lonely. I'm very...
    novalucian novalucian 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 5

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    This is going to be a bit long winded, so if you do take the time to read it all; thank you. My son is 13 months old. His dad and I were together for five years and he asked me...
    SarcasticCommentLoading SarcasticCommentLoading 22-25, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    No contact with my mother for a week now. I prefer when there is no contact. She only contacts me when she wants to take one of my children out. I am considering stopping this...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    My mother is the most evil person I ever met! No one have treated me worse in my whole life. My mom is a total ***** who is trying to destroy my life every day, her biggest fear...
    afreespirit afreespirit 16-17, M 4 Responses Sep 2

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    sydnew sydnew 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    An update & advice for those with crazy MILs Hi there, I posted some time back (possibly several years ago now) regarding my absolutely terrible mother-in-law who singlehandedly...
    DustMite DustMite 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 28

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    Hello my name is Jenny and my Ex boyfriend, his name is Bobby,......has wore all my clothes, well at least all my dresses and lingerie. I know it sounds so yucky, but as he grew up...
    jennylee911 jennylee911 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    As it was told to me, when I was around 2-3 yrs old my dad and my mother broke up. She moved to California and originally took me with her. Months later, she called my father and...
    SukYoung SukYoung 26-30, F Aug 31

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    You know what really bothers me, and my husband reminds of this periodically, is that I am showing my kids how they should treat me when they get older by the way I engage with and...
    nkmnovember nkmnovember 36-40 Sep 1

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    This is the way I have come to view my mother at this point. Until recently, I thought it was just bad events in her life that caused my mother to be angry and gloomy everyday...
    SamiSquare SamiSquare 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Hi Guys, I am new to this space and really am anxious on sharing my experience with you buddies on my first day here. So to begin with I would like to give you guys a background...
    troubledDIL2012 troubledDIL2012 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 27

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    My mother has always been a vile and vicous woman. She lives to make everyones life a living hell. When I was a kid my parents would always fight. When I was 9 years old my...
    nexus321 nexus321 22-25, M Aug 27

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    FoxyRose FoxyRose 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    youngadult14 youngadult14 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    timeline112 timeline112 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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