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I Am a Mother of Now Grown Sons

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    As a wheel is circular, so it goes around in circles; my in laws fit this pattern. It was so interesting to hear my husband say to me yesterday that his sister, toxic, b**** sister...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 3 Responses May 12

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    For years I have thought of my first Mother's Day. Of being able to claim that title. For years on Mother's Day I have mourned the child that died in my womb. For years I...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 13 Responses May 5

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    I really need some advice- sorry I've been posting a lot recently I know! My narc mother now realising that she can't contact me through phone, email etc and started turning up at...
    mummytozach mummytozach 22-25, F 3 Responses May 2

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    So I have written on here before.. I think like most, I do it to vent because the crap that is pulled is just insane.. Before I decided to write, I read a lot of post on here, some...
    bekah930 bekah930 46-50 7 Responses May 10

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    i I don't hate her I just can't stand her sometimes!!! I bump heads with her daily its exhausting. we think so differently and I think we both hate to be wrong so in discussions...
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 28

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    I'm here on my couch stressed wanting to cry holding on to an anger that i really want to let go of but have no one to talk to, and I can't run as i wish to do because I'm 7mths...
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F 7 Responses May 5

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    i am exhausted...i am a single mum of two boys aged 2 and 5. separated from their dad since 2 years ( when i was 8 months pregnant) their father lives on a different continent. if...
    lamouchemouche lamouchemouche 26-30, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Through the yrs my Mother-in-law has done some pretty nasty things. But it seems like as the years go by the level of her nastiness comes to light more and more. My daughter...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 7 Responses May 10

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    Dear Mothers Would you be so kind as to empty your packed closets a little bit and remove a variety dresses and place them in your sons closet- he might object to you and act...
    sweetpeaDeby sweetpeaDeby 18-21, M 2 Responses May 14

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    I am a mother to 3 beautiful boys age 8 5 and 1.the eldest two have the same father .the youngest has a different one.The 2 eldest childrens dad is paranoid schizophrenic they have...
    uncontrollabledesire88 uncontrollabledesire88 26-30, F 3 Responses May 17

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    To my dearest mother, Whose soul never grows old. Your smile outshines the sun, Your heart is made of pure gold. Deep down in my heart, You hold a spot that brightens my days...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M May 16

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    My mother-in-law and Father-in-law owned 120 acre farm. The barn was pretty fantastic. It was 3 stories with an elevator up the middle. My sister-in-law lived in the older farm...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Oh, baby. You get out this week. Now that your mom saved your life one more time, you get out this week, six months on. Six months, [Name], six more months we got - all those...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M May 10

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    Unfortunately I do. She is the best and the worst. The best because she's the only mother I will ever have and the worst because she turns people against me and tries to separate...
    SteelButterfly SteelButterfly 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 29

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    My son was born in August 2000, with Hemihypertrophy,he is now 14 1/2, he was taken from me in a child custody fight,along with his sister. My ex-husband was and is a monster, liar...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 6

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    I am a mom of 3 wonderful grown children whom I adore and cannot be with on this special day. All the happiness and love I feel is muted by longing to see them and hug them close...
    Camille7 Camille7 46-50, F 7 Responses May 10

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    It's 7 a.m. .... I hear my youngest son's alarm go off.... all of a sudden... "Mommy! The Habs won... 2-1!" I, of course, knew but was very excited with him. "Yay! They won!! " He...
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl 46-50, F 5 Responses May 10

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    I was forgotten on mothers day.. I have 3 sons and one lives with me but he stead in his room all day played his video games. I never gotten a phone call. I bought my self ice...
    snowcop snowcop 46-50, F 4 Responses May 11

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    I am a mother of 5 grown ups. 5 different attitudes that a mom will adjust and nurture. Being a mother is not easy but very fulfilling when you see your children growing up with...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 3 Responses May 5

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    What a terrible thing! Spanking children! Don´t you think? Children who are spanked grow up to become violent as adults, right? That is the politically correct view these days...
    Helle31 Helle31 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    My mom is gone now. She died in 2007. I cared for her through her journey with cancer and have felt I never regretted anything. It was an honor to give back to her some of the love...
    GailC240 GailC240 46-50 4 Responses Apr 28

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    I am a single mom with 3 kids. I have 2 sons ages 23 and 27 and my daughter is 25. All of my kids are on their own degreed, working, and married. My oldest son and my daughter...
    stephaniewashington stephaniewashington 41-45, F 2 Responses May 2

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    I soon as I got introduced to sons of anarchy I was hooked from the start i am on season five,and its never failed to make me smile or gasp!. Sons of anarchy is amazing.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 days ago

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    My mother in law and sister in law really do the most! I am so fed up of them I wished there was a place I could banish them to, never to be seen again. As indicated in the...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 9 Responses May 7

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    I'm in the living room dancing with my imaginary friends (and my mom doesn't know I have those). Anyway, we're dancing and my mom knows I don't like her seeing me dance and she...
    ImaginaryBFF ImaginaryBFF 16-17, F May 13

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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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    So, tomorrow is Mothers Day. It's an interesting day. The whole mother thing...mothers present, mothers passed, mothers-in-waiting, mothers of angels, mothers estranged...
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss 36-40, F 3 Responses May 9

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    The mother I do have isnt the mother I need. When I was younger, I grew up being irrationally beaten with belts and spanked for reasons blown out of proportion. Like for wetting...
    Nolabunny Nolabunny 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've come to realize that I don't have any responsibilities concerning her, and that I really shouldn't worry myself about her. I do admit its hard for me to ignore her as my fianc...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 2 days ago

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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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    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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    When I was rather young, I recall going into the living room to see my mother sprawled out on her belly, legs swinging in the air, listening to music, on the floor eating a...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 1 Response May 10

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    I’m so relieved to have found this thread. There’s so much I want to write and I just don’t know where to begin, but here it goes… I come from a culture where mothers...
    latinamerican35 latinamerican35 31-35, M 2 Responses May 12

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    I think my mother is psychotic...I'm not sure how to deal with her anymore. I'm 17 and I have been dreaming of the day when I turn 18 for so long now. As long as I can remember, my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 3

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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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