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I Am a Mother of Now Grown Sons

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    Parent's Birthdays

    I am curious to hear from other moms of grown sons what they experience at birthday time.  My sons are 25 & 22 years old now.When I was growing up birthdays were always recognized.  Not always a big party but at least dinner out with the family or something. For many years now...
    LibertyMoonbeam LibertyMoonbeam 56-60, F 7 Responses Feb 27, 2011

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    Mother Of 3 Amazing Grown Sons

    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the stories in your group!!!!  Today is Mother's Day, and all 3 of our grown sons (19, 21 and 23) took time from their busy schedules (College finals) to be here for the day!  Even though there were trying times (most associated with driving...
    DeeDee1975 DeeDee1975 46-50 May 8, 2011

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    I Am An Italian Mother Of 2 Grown Boys/men.

    If your a mother from an old Italian raised family, you can connect. I have spoiled, but taught them well. To respect others, to cook and be self sufficient. I am very close to my sons and probably have to learn to let go a bit....definetly!  The next phase in our life is being...
    joannemm99 joannemm99 51-55 1 Response Oct 7, 2011

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    Get to Play With the Baby

    Yeah!!! My oldest is coming to visit for a while today. He's on the move from NC to MD and is stopping by on his way.  So hustling and bustling around the house getting things extra just right. I get to play with my grandosn. yeah!!! So starting the ham, and getting...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F Sep 8, 2008

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    4 Boys...why Does It Seem Like Ten?

    I am a mother. Yep yep yep... of four (4) grown sons. Guess now I can't say my boys...have to say my men. Gads...Can't quite wrap my head around that one. But they are 18-28. And there is sort of a formula for that...ten years between first and last.. 3 1/2 between first and...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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    Boo-boos to Broken Hearts.

    Sometimes it was so much easier when the boys were young and my first aid was just bandaids. My youngest  is in the throws of a broken heart. And I don't have anything to fix this. No directions or instructions, just what hugs he lets me give him. I'd like to say the girl...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F May 20, 2008

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    Mom:the Sequel

    Well. The much anticipated birth of my grandson came yesterday. Boy. (obviously since he's a grandSON). Jason. (son of jason...hmmm, i'll get back to y'all on that) 7.5 lbs. Healthy. shares his b-day with my hubs. I haven't seen him yet but I've been told all ten fingers and...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F 3 Responses May 27, 2008

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    I am a mother with six sons. I love them all very much. I wish I had a daughter but that did not happen in my family.
    mominkitchen mominkitchen 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hello everyone. I never wanted to resort to this, but I feel I am out of other options. Let me start from the beginning. When my mother, Dee, was 9, her father was shot in the head...
    NikkiNINTR NikkiNINTR 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I am a Mother. He's my only child, My little Homie, My little buddy and he means the world to me. He's a blessing, He's my first love and his love is the only love I believe in...
    xonessy xonessy 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    My mother angers me. She's almost impossible for me to talk to. Most everything I say "is a lie." If you can't speak quickly and straight to her, you're "making up a story." She'll...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jan 15

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    This is the child your caste system took from my parents...over genocide...this is the child that grew up wondering how she'd fend for herself because of YOUR secrets and YOUR All...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    When I think back on life, remembering all the turmoils, the struggles Of working two jobs and going to school for massage therapy, the doomed relationship after My sons father...
    Ayaime7 Ayaime7 26-30, F Jan 8

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    I have no idea what to do!!! My now husband have been together for 5 years. We just got married in October. I have had problems with my MIL off/on the whole time we've been...
    redhead8 redhead8 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    my mom has this friend, I guess they're dating or whatever, I don't really wanna think about it but he's been around for a while, he's a nice guy and everything but I used to hate...
    youcantbeserious youcantbeserious 18-21, F Jan 1

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    Before the divorce between my parents, my mother and I were really, really close. We were each other's best friends. She is the most important person in my life. After the divorce...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    In 2011 I found out my husband was having an affair. I filed for divorce. We had been together 29 yrs and raised 2 children. Our children were naturally upset. My mother-in-laws...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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    I am separated for seven years and have two sons. Hope to meet other single mothers too! :)
    NaivePearl NaivePearl 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    I am a mother of three teenagers. My twin sons are 16 and my daughter is 13. My children are not troublemakers but just the genuine opposite. Yes, they still make mistakes...
    momlovespatriots momlovespatriots 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    Before I forget, I will write about this. I guess I have mentioned it already in an earlier bit under this heading, but it's become more poignant, I think, since then. Or...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    my due date is around the corner ,2 months from now,I am a first time mommy and i cant stand the father if my child ,I have grown a hatred towards him.I want to cut him off...
    soon2bemom soon2bemom 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    I've been on this forum for sometime but have never posted to it. I'm a mom of two beautiful and amazing kids. But right now I feel like I'm letting my kids down. There's not so...
    Ldylvlylcks2002 Ldylvlylcks2002 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I really hate the fact that this is really bothering me, like I'm almost grown and this is bothering the **** outta me, she can do everything in her power to make sure she does...
    youcantbeserious youcantbeserious 18-21, F Jan 2

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    my mom has made me watch her kids since I was 13 (18 now) I know she works two jobs but she's so bi polar she yells because someone spilled something and she'll bring everyone into...
    Fangx Fangx 16-17, F Jan 6

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    After numerous attempts to set boundaries, months of not speaking , forgiving and multiple chances, I have to let her go. She still has my brother who she thinks is the best since...
    sgg2013 sgg2013 46-50, F Jan 8

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    Growing up with a very devoted Christian mother who was always talking, singing, praying to Jesus/God, going to church most Sunday's etc, I really hated myself and felt such shame...
    Svelt Svelt 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I wasn't sure I wanted to be a mom when I got pregnant, I'm glad that destiny carried me on waves bigger than me because being a mom has been the greatest teaching and personal...
    Sweetphoenix35 Sweetphoenix35 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    Ever since the age of 6 I have always found myself sexually attracted to women. I remember being 6 years old when every time that one of my mom friends came over I would want to be...
    chelseaalexis18 chelseaalexis18 18-21, F Jan 15

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    I am a "Warrior Mom." I am a single parent, widowed early, with a grown up a son. This is what I wanted to write/share, the reason why I joined EP. I know it will sound like a...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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    Well if you asked me where I would be a year ago to now I couldn't answer that question I have one person to thank for helping get threw the passed few months he has become a good...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F Jan 18

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    People expect us to suck it up but sometimes it's much harder to do so. Its like don't criticize me until I am grown up. Therefore I would understand my own mistakes.
    Ornah27 Ornah27 13-15, F Jan 18

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    I cannot make amends with family members who do not see my motivations as sincere. They believe I'm playing some kind of sophisticated con game to get them to give me something...
    AggiePride15 AggiePride15 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My father doesn't clean up after himself. Instead of my mom just shutting up about it or telling him to clean up, she always ask out loud who did what, knowing full well it was him...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    http://youtu.be/V4jG3QJKYR0 I absolutely love this Sons Of Anarchy video for the song come join the murder. So good!!!!
    PAGuy30 PAGuy30 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I grew up, like most of you, not knowing that my "normal" was not normal. I was really raised by my grandmother, who taught me what real love and affection was. She died when I...
    languedocienne languedocienne 26-30, F Jan 13

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    I was applying for college summer schools. I had managed to get into Stanford for a course in Physics, something which was a very big deal for me and I was super excited. The day I...
    NebulaNix NebulaNix 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I haven't written anything in the past few months but today is the last day before we start a new year. Let's see...it's been more than a year and seven months since I moved into...
    destinii3 destinii3 31-35, F Dec 31, 2014

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    Some of My friends don't understand me. For good reason. I have been honest about how hard it's been. One of my really good friends is no longer in my life by my choosing. She had...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F Jan 1

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    I am a mother and I love being a mother. I actually was crying the other day about my son going to school.....he is one! Yeah, I just can't handle the thought of those babies...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    She manipulates me, makes me feel guilty when I am not guilty, she says everything I do is disgusting, she looks at me with disgust, she talks crap about me and twists stories to...
    hollyissad hollyissad 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Both my mother and grandmother, who's now deceased, bullied me around until I left the family for good. I decided not to have toxic people in my life because life is much too...
    AggiePride15 AggiePride15 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hi, all. I don't have a PA mother but I DO HAVE a PA Father. Wow! The devil IS a liar. Reading these posts gives me a sense of relief that I'm not overreacting, but simply...
    RWilson77 RWilson77 51-55 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I have a step daughter my husband had an affair and she is the result. I forgave him and was fine with it as long as she stayed with her mother. In her final year of school she...
    Mish686 Mish686 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 7

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    Ok where to begin.... I've been dating my now Bf for almost 2 yrs now. At the beginning of our relationship he was this amazing smart funny guy who wanted to have kids and talked...
    lyfe2015 lyfe2015 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My Mum has always hated me. She couldn't wait to throw me into hospital when I was a child and when I was starting to feel better, she would put me into a rehabilitation home. My...
    Fuzzball1 Fuzzball1 56-60, F 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I feel like I hate my mother so much I just don't want to talk to her for years. I know it seems unfair, but I just feel like maybe if she gave me a little space on my...