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I Am a Mother

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    It's almost summer here,

    and I've been hoping I could find a running buddy to join me; this way I can go running later in the evening - when it's slightly cooler and less crowded in the tracks. As of last Sunday past, I have a running buddy: my 16 y/old son agreed to join me in my customary runs around...
    neeia neeia 36-40, F 8 Responses May 20

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    We got Emma Rose two weeks ago,

    and she is our pride and joy... Now, can someone please help me with all of this laundry????
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 24 Responses Jun 30

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    I'm a teen mom. Not the one you see on reality

    television, the real one. The one not scared to ask for help, who is doing what's best for her child, and just trying to be the best I can be.
    brunettemomof1 brunettemomof1 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have five wonderful children,

    two sons and three daughters, with my youngest finally graduating high school this last May. I loved having them, raising them and watching them grow into adults. Being their mother is the greatest thing that I will ever do and I will always love them.
    canelabunz canelabunz 56-60, F 8 Responses Jul 19

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    The Perfect Mother??

    Long time ago a friend of mine came to visit me, all my babies were crying and I was still very calm managing the situation, then she said to me: „You do not look like a mother, you look peaceful, not tired and you do not have food spots on your clothes…” Is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 20 Responses Apr 22, 2008

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    The day of her birth: 24+ hours of labor,

    103.2 fever, high blood pressure..... I'm thankful, every single day, for my daughter.
    StillHere84 StillHere84 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    Not too good of one today.

    I have felt funky since I woke up so the TV has been entertaining my child a good bit of the day. Well that and his toys. According to the pediatrician no tv until after 2 years old, but my child is beyond advanced and this doesn't happen often.
    SereneThoughts SereneThoughts 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    People ask me all the time.

    "What's being a mom like?" Honestly, it's a lot like being responsible for tiny drunk people who constantly need your attention/ focus every four minutes. Best way I can describe it. Kids are definitely...a handful to say the least. But having them has made my life so much more...
    kkktookmybabyaway kkktookmybabyaway 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 5, 2014

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    Being a mother means having to say no.

    A lot. No, you can't have another cookie. No, you can't turn left when the light is red. No, you have to wait since you passed the 2 entrances. No, you do not drive between gas pumps like you're downhill slalom. No, you can't go straight when you're in the left turn only lane...
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I am honestly amazed sometimes at the lengths

    my youngest will go, to not have her hair brushed in the morning. I was going crazy this morning looking for her brush everywhere and only discovered later in the day it had been 'hiding' in the kitchen drawer 😁.
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I am not really a fan of children.

    Yeah they're cute&adorable, but I'm alright helping my mother with her other three kids. I'm oldest in the house apart from my mother. Life can be so stressful when it comes to looking after these kids, I barely get a break away from them. I have no life what no ever. Half the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I have two teenage children ( one of each )

    and I still take them across my lap for a sound spanking whenever they deserve it.
    StrictMomBarbara StrictMomBarbara 36-40, F 65 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    ladytasia92 ladytasia92 22-25, F Jul 2

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    Hi

    I'm a single mum to a 5yr old boy.. I love him so much but I've got to say this is the toughest job I've ever done, it's something that a single person will never understand until it happens to them. I feel physically and emotionally drained most of the time and it has brought...
    Mama86 Mama86 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    I am. What else to say?

    I do my best - as nearly every mother. Sometimes I fail as well. I'm not a perfect mother. They don't exist.
    Brokenshadowwings Brokenshadowwings 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 30

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    I am a single mother of 4 kids.

    My kids ages are 9, 11, 16, and 17. I have 2 boys and 2 girls. My kids are well behaved and respect others as they have been taught by me.
    familycamping familycamping 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    My day thus far: 8 am appointment

    for my son. After that, took him to get an allergy shot. Then we went home, checked in on the other 2, got them all breakfast. Drove all the way to work. Dealt with a bunch of crazy sh!t including my boss. Walked a quick 1.1 miles with coworker as stress relief. Left work, stuck...
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    I'm a mother and grandmother,

    no matter how old your children are, they will always need you, even when they don't realize it.
    galerie2015 galerie2015 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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    I have a son, he's 16,

    though he is and always will be mommys little boy haha:)
    SarahMom1978 SarahMom1978 36-40, F 18 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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    My Angel - My Miracle

    When I was 17 years old, I had completely stopped ovulating. My doctor told me that I could give up on the dream of having a child. I was 17 -- I didn't want a child at that moment. I didn't even have a boyfriend. The doctor wasn't sure if the problem would sort itself out -- or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    I am a mother to a 7 year old daughter 10 year

    old step daughter 13 year old step son and a son on the way I love them all so much even though I don't get to see my step kids it's ok but I still talk to them on the phine. I may not have my daughter but trying my darn to get her back I miss her so much but I still love them...
    starryeyes2008 starryeyes2008 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    RICHARDLOVESME RICHARDLOVESME 31-35, F Jul 7

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    I miss my baby every time

    when I go to work. I love my little bundle of joy very much!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 2

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    Teach children by example not advice.

    Give them the tools to have long lasting nurturing relationships. The best gift you could ever give them is your time, not your words.
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 12 Responses Mar 7

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    This is a conversation I had this morning

    after apparently my sister had another frustrating sleepless night... My lil sister, a mother of a 7 y/old son and an adorable 3 y/old daughter: Being a mother is so much more than giving birth and nurturing your child... Being a mother is the state in which you wake up 15...
    neeia neeia 36-40, F 9 Responses Feb 4

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    The smell of my baby

    after he had some fresh peach puree is intoxicating! ... Well his scent in general is just amazing!
    NadieVI NadieVI 22-25, F Jul 10

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    Hello everyone are you tired of the daily

    hassle of getting to work? The traffic, the limited time, the expensive gas, etc. Tired of struggling financially? The daycare, sitters, the overwhelming debt, unexpected bills, mortgage/car payment, sacrifices. Need financial freedom? Are you tired of being tired, feeling...
    vero423314 vero423314 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    People keep telling me how proud they are,

    but I wonder if they'd still be proud if they knew how frustrated I get. If they knew how I scream, yell and cry. If that knew that some days I don't do anything, I just give my kids pre prepared food because I just can't function. I wonder if they'd still be proud if they knew...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 27

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    Them Crazy Kids

    I once served my kids toasted hot dog rolls for breakfast when I was too tired to make pancakes. This was shortly after my brother and I had a conversation about white trash at Wal-Mart, which our upper-bourgeoisie mentality deemed appropriate to spectate and judge. Later on...
    lottalatte lottalatte 36-40, F 16 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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    I know I shouldn't be,

    but I am so irritated. My son always wakes up before 7 which is fine whatever, but when you are the one who has to get up with him 7 days a week when his dad is in bed sleeping... That's another story. Granted he works 5 days of it, but I have to stay up, then when he naps in...
    SereneThoughts SereneThoughts 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    My two boys just left to spend the summer with

    their dad who lives about an 18 hour drive away. First two weeks is like a vacation for me. Then I start to notice the deafening quiet. Their laughs, their fighting. I miss having someone to care for, to cook for, to give hugs to, to make things better for. I start...
    Jrae1 Jrae1 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 18

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    Here's how the plexus "scam" works: 1.

    You try the products (with a money back guarantee for 60 days). - If you don't like it, you get your money back, no questions asked. - If you love it, you continue on. (with a discount forever) - You get incredibly healthy (with no hidden charges)...at the cheapest price...
    vero423314 vero423314 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I'm chasing my little demon monkey

    and tickling her. She stops and very seriously says "Mommy no more tickle my boby (body)!" "Ok I won't tickle you anymore." She looks at me confused, throws her arms up "Ugh! Ok mommy, tickle me!" And runs away
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F 9 Responses Oct 27, 2014

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    I'm still a mother. No matter what people say.

    Sure my children may not be here and are in God's kingdom now. But that doesn't mean they've never existed. Being pregnant is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I was quite young when I was pregnant, the first pregnancy I was 16 and the second one, I was 17. I...
    HealingRose HealingRose 18-21, F 15 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    Best way to get kids to do their chores?

    Threaten to take/post selfies with them. Complete with awkward duck lips.
    poetryafterdark poetryafterdark 36-40, F 13 Responses Apr 14

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    Somehow, I dare to say,

    even your child, mine, or hers didn't make it to live with us; I do think that we still deserve the title. There is something, no one talks and knows about, and that is the feeling that finds a girl, settles in her heart and transforms her to a beautiful mom. It is a silent...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 4 Responses May 6

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    but I have no access to my special needs son.

    I feel ashamed because although I am a mother, I feel like I am not.
    fOrEvErYoURs321 fOrEvErYoURs321 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am a mother to 4 amazing little girls all

    adopted by my partner Jennifer and me. Emma, Sophie, Lilly and Marley. Lilly and Marley have the same birth parents. Sophie is the oldest at 9, Emma and Lilly are 7 and Marley is 5.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 17

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    When your kids wake you up super early.

    You're zombie mode making breakfast and answer the door to a delivery man before realising you're wearing short shorts and a vest with no bra but before you can worry about it the baby has a poo explosion. Wednesday mornings!
    HelloSam HelloSam 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    My daughter makes me proud.

    ......isn't she just a doll???? 
    NotHisBabydoll NotHisBabydoll 46-50, F 23 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    AmalfiLimoni AmalfiLimoni 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I'm not an actual mother

    but I'm like the second mother to my nephew (2) and niece (new born). My sister is a great mom, but it's really hard with two young children. I hate children. I mean I love my two babies (their character and that they are the babies of my belived sister) but I hate the child in...
    MutedVoice MutedVoice 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    My beautiful baby girl is here

    and she is more perfect than I ever could have imagined <3 I love her more than anything and I will never let anything harm her. Welcome to the world Ariya <3
    bombsarenotmusic bombsarenotmusic 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 6

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    Today is my oldest son's birthday.

    This is the son who was named one of the nation's top ten heroes in 2010. He has been through so much, multiple explosions, having his jaw blown halfway off, his back broken several times, his knees have no cartilage, plus he's had his arm nearly torn off. If you can't figure...
    Harley53 Harley53 61-65, F 7 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    Mommy confessions. I hate holding my youngest

    (6 months) because she has reflux and constantly spits up. I don't like changing my clothes 3-5 times a day, I already change her that much if not more.
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 6

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