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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm a mother now ! My son was born 5 hours ago and I'm so happy . I've been in the hospital for 17hrs and I want to go home . So I had Kaine at 5:15 am around that time and I've...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 22

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    My mother, who was physically and mentally abusive when I was a child, hasn’t spoken to me for 16 years and has had nothing to do with her three grandsons who are now grown. They...
    writer109 writer109 51-55, F Mar 27

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I guess to understand the full depth of my story, it's best to start at the very beginning It all started when I turned 7. Up until that age, I has a great family. My mom and dad...
    heartsofgold22 heartsofgold22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    My Year 2013 with MIL FILs death meant that we saw MIL a lot now all of a sudden, which was a change as usually I go near her maybe three times a year. In January of 2013My...
    AwayFromHer AwayFromHer 36-40 Mar 29

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    2014 with MIL so far, At the start of the year, MIL is now calling relatives and friends a lot with messages about not being alive much longer. End of January she is now doing...
    AwayFromHer AwayFromHer 36-40 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I am 25 now and became a mother soon after I got married to my husband. We are celebrating our twin sons two year old birthdays next month.
    boobsandbrains boobsandbrains 22-25, F Apr 9

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    My father died of cancer last year in October. I am an only child and since I was small, I have never been able to get along with my mother. She is a very good human being and has...
    anxvar anxvar 22-25, F a week ago

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    My daughter is not inviting me to her wedding this July and then when I saw her invitations at my other daughter's house, I couldn't believe my eyes! My daughter only put down that...
    JulieJi JulieJi 51-55, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    A few weeks ago I posted about me and my bf moving into a place soon and another post about her being to intrusive in her sons life and mine. This is an update. Ok..for the past...
    Slumbergirl92 Slumbergirl92 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Hmmm, where to start. According to my husbands mother. Everything is my fault. And she says I am taking away all her happiness. How did I do that? I really don't know. According...
    MacieLynn MacieLynn 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    I am single mom and i have been one for a couple of weeks now. Its sad to think that my son won't see his dad for a very long time. It just sucks, because his farther actually...
    monicadaboss1 monicadaboss1 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I am a mother of four kids with two sets of twins. I have twin sons age 18 and twin daughters age 23, I love being a mother so much and wish I had more kids but it did not happen...
    momwearingblue momwearingblue 46-50, F 7 Responses Apr 6

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    I am a mother of four, two boys and two girls, with all my children grown now. My two youngest, my two daughters, are still living at home and going to college. It is absolutely...
    canelabunz canelabunz 51-55, F Mar 25

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    Okay, I don't hate her but I do have a strong disliking for some of her ways. My bf and I have been dating for almost two years. During that first year at the beginning, his mother...
    Slumbergirl92 Slumbergirl92 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I am a mother of 5 grown children. I have an empty nest now. I do see my kids often and that is wonderful to see them and my grandchildren too.
    prettybrunetteinpink prettybrunetteinpink 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am a young mother. Not a teen mother. But a young mother. I loved every moment of my pregnancy. And I love my child more and more with each passing day. They have certainly...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F Mar 24

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    I have seen both sides of it. Dad died of a heart attack out of the blue, it was his first one, random. And mind blowing. I was grown and out of the house but still when I answered...
    Tracymichelle77 Tracymichelle77 26-30 1 Response Mar 27

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    So where do I begin? My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost a year and a half. I'm 19 and he is turning 19 next week. When I first met his mom, she seemed nice and very...
    Kimmysweetheart1 Kimmysweetheart1 18-21, F Mar 20

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    Being a Hispanic woman of mixed ancestry from the Caribbean myself I love the fact that all my children are of mixed heritage. My oldest two, my sons as well as my youngest...
    canelabunz canelabunz 51-55, F Mar 25

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    So for a few weeks now I have been putting together my sons 3rd b-day party at the park at my wife's request. I wanted to do something indoors but she is completely against it...
    j21043 j21043 31-35, M Mar 26

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    She insists I did not hug her when she came to visit about a month and a half ago. I remember this specifically because I thought, "do I have to hug her? If I don't, she'll make a...
    greencoffeecup greencoffeecup 26-30, F Apr 3

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    Oh [Son], you keep going further and further away, man, digging it deeper and deeper and deeper every day. Please don't you dare move enough of that terrible black earth get to six...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    I am married to a wonderful woman and we are blessed to have two amazing sons. Our oldest is 19 and in college. While he us enjoying his independence living with a few buddies just...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M a week ago

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    Here I sit in the kitchen on the computer on a Friday night listening to my ipod, when a beautiful classical song comes on. As I smile to myself I'm jolted by the sudden...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F Apr 4

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    I hate my mother because she's always messing up my life. I'm not saying this in an angsty teenage way, I'm saying the truth and it's not just my life she's messed up. We're a...
    ChocolateCoveredKFC ChocolateCoveredKFC 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I was born with a normal family,. A mother, father, older brother and older sister. However, once I turned the age of 3, my mother decided to undergo gender reassignment surgery...
    Mzamigo Mzamigo 18-21, F Mar 24

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    Fighting the "Powerful Players" (Nevada Supreme Court) This is my story about an irrevocable trust. My mother past in 1999. The trustees manipulated the trust. slowly syphoning...
    hurleygirly142 hurleygirly142 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    My mother lied to me my whole youth about who my father was. I was told my father was my mother’s first husband. Meanwhile my mother married my step father when I was just 20...
    dwc294 dwc294 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Cold: Every since I was a kid I never understood why my mother treated me so badly. She wouldn't hug me kiss me comfort me say I love you, every time I tried to show affection she...
    mutherlesschild mutherlesschild 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    What ten minutes of your life would you choose to return to for just ten minutes? The reality is we never get that choice in a conscious manner, happenstance or serendipitous...
    oldbaldguy oldbaldguy 70+, M Mar 30

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    Potty training- oh the joys! My 2yr old strips his diaper off now, I didn't have to deal with this with my eldest. But I can't turn my back to cook without an accident or needing...
    Stargasm Stargasm 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    The People Next Door- Ever seen that Lifetime Movie called "The People Next Door"? Well that's exactly how I came to be separated from my mother. She was struggling with kids by...
    UnwantedMutt UnwantedMutt 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    So I have been in NC with my "mother", father and brother for almost a year. I've never been happier about a decision that I've made, even tho it's been hard mourning the loss of...
    Misstaco Misstaco 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    (Bf mother not really mother-in-law) I have only been dating my bf for a year but I do want to be with him forever. His immediate family has found out that I HATE HATE HATE his...
    carebare124 carebare124 18-21 3 Responses Mar 23

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    My mother and I grew apart after she had my sister which is only natural but the bridge grew and grew over the years. I was to fat, I liked weird things, I was stupid, dramatic, I...
    Cerci575 Cerci575 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I am a mother, to a forever four month old daughter. She gained her Angel wings at the age of four months. I was blessed to have four amazing months with her, and to be her mother...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    Did You Hear Me Crying Mama?- Though the scene unfolded over a decade ago I can still see it clearly. There's 11 year old me kneeling with face to the wall and arms up like I've...
    UnwantedMutt UnwantedMutt 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    My mother is amazing! Her sister ( my auntie) was diagnosed with a brain tumour and it was awful my family has already been struggling. It was tough on everyone especially her...
    Luce13579 Luce13579 16-17, F a week ago

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    I have been married to my husband for 10 years and together for 13. Before we married, I thought my MIL was like the mother I never had. (My mother past away when I was a young...
    adreanasmom adreanasmom 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I started to write an upset email to bf not to break up but to share with him later and discuss my feelings. I am 17 he is 18 and lives with his family. He's going to college in 4...
    carebare124 carebare124 18-21 1 day ago

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    I actualy cry in corespondenses here .I know "thats good & nothing wrong with that "& all the other things people say here ,but I do have still a bit of a uncomfortable feelng of...
    bob350 bob350 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    When I was failing my Algebra 2 class back in Sophomore year I never told anyone I was doing bad in the class. Whenever other teachers and my parents/friends asked me how I was...
    Sigint8 Sigint8 18-21, M Mar 25

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    Oh Mom, I Can Not Hold You Close Enough Knowing I am in the last of times with my Mother, and not wanting to forget these sweet, fleeting moments, I write. Today is a memory with...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 14 Responses Mar 25

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