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I Am A Mother First, All Else Second

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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 37 Responses Feb 9, 2010

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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 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 2 Responses Sep 5, 2011

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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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    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 1 Response May 28, 2014

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    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F May 10

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    bljxo bljxo 13-15 1 Response May 10

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    xBlossomx xBlossomx 16-17, F 1 Response May 10

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    Happy Mothers day to all the awesome moms out there :)
    adriana0102 adriana0102 16-17, F 1 Response May 10

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    Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there..especially my mom and R.I.P❤️❤️😢😘
    kikilicious16 kikilicious16 16-17, F May 10

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    HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!!! To all you moms out there... your great ;)........ im making my mother a steak dinner and her fav potato's she did bring me into this world and i love...
    juicelovr juicelovr 36-40, M 2 Responses May 10

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    roxy20122929292 roxy20122929292 22-25, F 2 Responses May 9

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    happy mothers day to all moms, you gave us life and we thank you for it, we love you
    Angel861 Angel861 13-15 May 10

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    EVEN IF SHES A CROOKED A LIAR MEAN AND A WITCH.....REMEMBER KIDS SHE S STILL A MOM. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TOO ALL THE CROOKED MOMS!
    HAPPYMOTHERDAY223 HAPPYMOTHERDAY223 51-55, F 1 Response May 10

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    Happy mothers day to all the moms...u make the world so beautiful...
    slatzer slatzer 26-30, M 1 Response May 10

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    MsLena83 MsLena83 31-35, F 2 Responses May 10

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    This will make my second year of being a mommy. And in just a few weeks or months ill be a mom of five little ones and OMG that scares me. My second set of twins! Every moment has...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 22-25, F 4 Responses May 10

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    My MIL is passive-aggressive, controlling, two-faced, hypocritical, manipulative person. When I first met her, she was wonderful; big personality, loving, and outgoing...Until she...
    NoMorePainNoMoreGuilt NoMorePainNoMoreGuilt 31-35, F 10 Responses May 25

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    Hi I go by Fruity punch on here.I would like to share a personal story from my experience with my mother.Let me start back when I was younger for you to understand the emotional...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 1 Response May 13

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    I need help! I hate my mother in law! Any time her name is mentioned or I hear her voice I literally feel sick to my stomach! This woman has her hooks into my husband and I do not...
    pissedoff1966 pissedoff1966 46-50, F 4 Responses May 16

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    My mother is emotionally abusive and I’ve only just began to see it. My mother is a sole parent to me and my younger brother. She left my father taking me and my brother with...
    throwawaybro throwawaybro 22-25, M May 5

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    I hate my mother. I know many people say this but very few actually mean it with all their soul. I am the very few that do. I never tell anyone about this because I know how they...
    ihateher44 ihateher44 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Update to my in laws wanting to visit our home. My previous story (http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Hate-My-Mother-In-Law/5797843#reply_7961789) occurred on Monday...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 2 Responses May 8

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    Reference is made to post (http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Hate-My-Mother-In-Law/6693688). Thanks so much for sharing! I looked at the movie today and it made my blood...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    This is my first experience here, I found it while searching for this very thing. Growing up I always seemed to have a strong bond with my mom. She and I left my real father...
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    Well, we arent married..yet...but we are in a committed, monogamous relationship. live together and planning on marriage down the road. His mom was super sweet to me at first when...
    bethkins24 bethkins24 46-50, F 3 Responses May 7

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    I recently decided to cut my mom and my sister out of my life. I don't know if it is a good idea to keep trying. My mom has it in her head that I was talking bad about her on...
    BitchieHouseWife BitchieHouseWife 26-30, F 1 Response May 12

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    I was an abused child growing up, all done by step-fathers. I don't hold anything against my mother, since she was mistreated along with me. My first step-father abused me and my...
    Sonicblu Sonicblu 41-45, M 2 Responses May 17

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    How to Quiet the Mind - By Gina Lake The mind is a wonderful tool for thinking, but it has a dark side. There is an aspect of the mind that is not useful but pretends to be...
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F May 2

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    My parents and I never had a very close relationship. I will admit that it is partially my fault, but it felt it necessary since I was little to put a distance between myself and...
    Marchi Marchi 22-25 May 6

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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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    So. To some this may be and inspiration and others probably cannot wait to put me in a certain category, or put me down and add me to some bs statistic. But b4 I start I'd just...
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