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I Am A Mother Without My Children

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    I am so greatfull for the father that my children made me!!! There is nothing more that I look forward to do than to teach them about life. Watching them grow and make mistakes...
    dgob1 dgob1 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Some people just don't understand how important a father is to a growing child, especially a boy. Growing up without a father is agonizing, whether he left you or he died before...
    BloodFanatic BloodFanatic 18-21, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    12 things I observed about my in laws: 1. Inability to recognize and accept change in family relations and dynamics. Your son/brother has new priorities; his wife has taken the...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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    All kids must show respect to all adults. My kids will show respect or I will bust their butts with a paddle. I am a firm believer in respect paid to adults by children. I never...
    brunettewifeandmom brunettewifeandmom 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I view my mother as weak for staying in a toxic marriage for 26 years. She's had so many chances to pick up and leave and she wouldn't do it. She put her own kids through a lot by...
    BlackBuddafly88 BlackBuddafly88 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    If you have to smoke, don't do it around the children. Second hand smoke is more deadly. If your children are more important to you than a damn cigarette, then you would keep them...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I haven't been open to discussing this until recently - I realized that there are so many young kids going through what I went through and sharing my story and offering my advice...
    Kerryn2508 Kerryn2508 22-25, F Feb 16

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    You hear about mothers-in-law that aren't friendly or a little jealous that their baby boy is all grown-up, and I personally would love to have a mother-in-law like that! But noo...
    AnneMarie2245 AnneMarie2245 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My mother-in-law had a farm. She pretty much forced all the grandkids to be in 4-H. There was a lot of work to prepare for the County Fair in that area. The kids had to shovel...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    You know today I just want to rant... its frustrating after 4 yrs of doing this single mom thing and seeing how much of a creep the ex-husband/ my childrens father is. Today was my...
    Irishm4id3n Irishm4id3n 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 11

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    MIL thinks I should go to work, take care of kids, clean the house, drive children everywhere, etc without the husbands help. like hell no. I need husbands help. luckily my...
    AngelicInnocence92 AngelicInnocence92 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I am a mother of two amazing little boys. When I am with them my heart is full. The times I sit still and look at them I see just how fragile life is. I had someone ask me who was...
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    my mother in law lives with us, because my husband fears for her health and safety. She is an alcoholic and spends every moment off work, drinking and smoking cigarettes. I take...
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    My husband and I have been together a little over 5 years (married only 7 months). This is my second marriage. I have two children from my previous marriage, now 15 & 13. He...
    doobiemom321 doobiemom321 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 9

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    It seems that here recently I see on the news all these cases of measles being reported. This really hits too close to home for me. I remember as a kid going through the lines at...
    missourimule63 missourimule63 51-55 1 Response Feb 1

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    The ABC's for Mothers in Laws (those of sons with a negative aura)Acknowledge and accept that your son is married, you may not like his choice but it’s his decision.Be...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I love my children (if you have read my experiences I am sure you have surmised as much) more than anything. My son is special needs and doesn't express himself like other...
    SunAgain SunAgain 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    I wouldn't say I grew up completely without him, but the way things look it was a shock that I had one. My parents were never really close even when they were married, and my mom...
    bemyforeverlove97 bemyforeverlove97 16-17, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    kinda grew up without a father when I was 5 he beat me wit a belt buckle and after I fainted he left and was never seen again if anything I think that's Wats missing from my heart...
    Royboyg Royboyg 16-17, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    When I was 18 yrs old,I was returning to my car after an afternoon shift at my job.I was wearing jeans,a sweater and a pair of brand new dress shoes.The shoes were brand new,and I...
    DAVID201299 DAVID201299 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    English-language support group for mothers around Tokyo TMG (formerly known as the Tokyo New Mothers Group) is a support and contact group for mothers in Tokyo. We are an English...
    rancu rancu 22-25, M Feb 5

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    Dear anti-vaxers: I appreciate your desire to make decisions for your children without the intervention of the government. Have you considered the population which does not make...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Feb 2

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    I really don't like being around my mother, she is the most hurtful person I have ever met. the things she says are just unbelievable at times... I really don't know what happened...
    veezus veezus 22-25, M Feb 5

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    I'm the youngest of my parents' children; a little bit of the Irish-Catholic "Unanticipated Joy". My brother and sisters are in excess of ten years older than I am. We were a loud...
    petergavin69 petergavin69 41-45, M Feb 7

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    more single mother to be. due in June. stressful, but i still feel blessed. All children are a blessing and a children.
    modestmuslimah modestmuslimah 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    For about 11 months now, we have had custody of my sisters 4 children. It's been quite the struggle but as time flys, the better and better they become. The one that gets to me the...
    Tweekie25 Tweekie25 18-21, F Feb 10

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    Tokyo Mothers Group: Out and About - Tokyo and Beyond Getting about in Tokyo, and Japan in general, is pretty easy. Although the crowds can be daunting, there are usually...
    mersaberden27 mersaberden27 26-30, F Feb 17

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    My mother in law is a flip flopper. One minute she is acting like my friend and then the next minute she is undermining me about something. You see, I'm African American and my...
    antique10 antique10 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Any other daughters of narcs have this? My mother never asks how I am or cares about I feel. Talk about my problems, she doesn't listen and switches it to be about her (common...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 18 hrs ago

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    I've been doing a lot of thinking and praying lately, and I've come to the decision that this semester will be my last one, at least until my children are much older. I have proven...
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    My mother hurts my feeling a lot. We have a relationship that is too close and not healthy I think. She calls me sometimes 3-4 times a day to talk about stuff. Mostly about how...
    abby3084 abby3084 26-30, F Feb 13

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    You have no idea how much I have cried today. I have so much pain and she only concerns herself with that abuser and expects me to as well. Except she's mad at him, I should too...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 days ago

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    My mother is slowly losing her once impressive command of language. Commonplace items are now routinely referred to as "whatitsname" or "that...you know". But two words that still...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 6 Responses Feb 7

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    I know that I have not discussed it here but I am now in a loving relationship with an older man. I still have my own apartment but I stay over at his house more often than not...
    teresasimpson teresasimpson 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 8

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    Actually I'm not and actually approve highly. I study Biomedical Sciences and will likely to go to work in the Pharmaceutical Industry. As someone who has been exposed to...
    MimsatheQuiet MimsatheQuiet 18-21, F Feb 14

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    I breastfed all of my 12 children over the years. Both the kids and I were very pleased that I breastfed them. There is so much love and bonding between mother and child when the...
    oldernudistfamily oldernudistfamily 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    There are these kids that I want to adopt. One of the reasons I want to get married and have a house, so that I can give these children a good home. My daughter wants an older...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    The only women who think they're ready for motherhood are the ones who have no children yet. Once they're here, you might get lulled into complacency now and then thinking you've...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I am a mother of 3. I thought I would be married to my soul mate by now, but that never happened. I hate this situation that I've created for myself and my children. Doing things...
    Lonely2008 Lonely2008 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    My friend's son is extremely ill and has been accepted into a clinical trial that could very well save his life. They live here in NC and the trial is in PA. It would require them...
    localrocklover localrocklover 26-30, F Feb 4

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    Pregnancy Are you expecting? Tokyo Pregnancy group (http://tokyopregnancygroup.blogspot.com) gives pregnant women and women trying to conceive a chance to meet other expecting...
    lyndoncooper lyndoncooper 26-30, M Feb 11

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    My mother was never around when I was a child. When my dad got sick she threw herself into her work and forgot that I even existed. She left me alone to fend for myself, her work...
    margotcarter margotcarter 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I am a single mother of three children and pregnant with my 4th child. Currently, I am 7 1/2 months pregnant and expecting a boy on April 1, 2015.
    jessicabeth jessicabeth 31-35, F 34 Responses a week ago

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    Greetings everyone, i am new member here. i found this while i was looking for some answers about how to handle my narcissistic mother. Could please help me and give advice for...
    mansor61 mansor61 26-30, M Jan 31