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I Am A Mother First, All Else Second

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    So hard doing this by myself:-( hard with no

    mother around to help at all. Hard in general. I'm trying for my daughter no matter what with a job and everything else. I hope she knows I am trying my hardest for her. She's my world wouldn't change it for a second. :-)
    skipper02 skipper02 26-30, F Dec 7, 2013

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    My Child:)

    There is one thing in this life that I am very sure about,is to always put my child first.
    angelwithoutwings angelwithoutwings 26-30, F 1 Response May 25, 2011

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    My Mother's Selflessness

    I think my mother put herself on hold as she was raising us. She put us first, always; and she was second. I remember one time when I was little, we were having dinner and there was one small succulent piece of chicken left, and we both reached for it, then she gave...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 38 Responses Feb 9, 2010

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    I am the original person

    who created this group a few years ago when I used a different name. I realize now what a mistaken ideal this was and will be removing myself from the group. When you completely devote yourself to a person or job or hobby, you lose part of yourself in the process. This includes...
    hischelsea hischelsea 46-50, F 2 Responses May 28, 2014

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    My Most Important Role

    Becoming a mother was all I ever dreamed of.   Its what I love about me the most.  That I am my child's mother.  Often times you'll hear me ask, what was I thinking?  I've said that quite too often these past few years as they have been very trying for us. As a divorced...
    Mahal1023 Mahal1023 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2011

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    And after all these years we are still friends.
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    That one phrase that always got used when I brought up how controlling she was: "Would you rather not have anyone to love and take care of you, like I did? You should be thankful...
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    I could have never imagined the nightmare that my husbands first wife and grown adult children have become. I have been married to him for just over 2 years and everything seems to...
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    I am a single mother as well of 3 boys 6,8,11 yes I would also do everything I can to make sure they r ok but I made the choice to have them so I have to make sure I get out there...
    hisriderforlife hisriderforlife 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I'm living a double life. Only a mother could understand. Giving 110% for my career while simultaneously dying a little more every day that I'm not home with my baby. Each week...
    tomzgirl tomzgirl 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    ACMJC ACMJC 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    g4it g4it 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    DonRex DonRex 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 2

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    How Carl Sagan Put Things in Perspective Carl Sagan, now deceased, was one of the world’s greatest astronomers, and a gifted writer as well. ~“The Pale Blue Dot”, written...
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    nonolover nonolover 36-40, F Feb 1

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    dylster15 dylster15 26-30, M Jan 31

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    jusreadin jusreadin 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    kayla459 kayla459 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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