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    So glad my kids are good souls.

    Their shocked little faces as 3 girls did a grab and run as we walked into Sports Authority
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 4

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    I am the parent of the most beautiful,

    cutest, chubbiest, most playful little baby girl in the whole world. Okay, I'm bragging... :) but I had three miscarriages before I had my daughter, so even though she was unplanned (I had given up trying to have a baby, I thought my body couldn't have children), she was very...
    marcielagox marcielagox 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    When you work your butt off,

    to do for your kids. And the oldest called you lazy, because you wouldnt go get them something! 👎
    Leftyss Leftyss 46-50, M 6 Responses May 6

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    As Jerry Seinfeld said " there's no

    such thing as fun for the whole family"
    michaeln41 michaeln41 41-45, M Jun 12

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    I am a mother,a single mom.

    .working thousands of miles away from my children is a heartbreaking,but sacrifices have to be made for their future.i have no regrets for the decisions I have made,it was necessary.. but every time I called and things werent the way i wish them to be,I just want to ran back home...
    Nightingalemd82 Nightingalemd82 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    Yes...I'm the proud mother of two gorgeous boys.

    ..no...really... they are ...they're gorgeous! Today, though, I went into mommy mode with another child. I teach piano and had a few students, today. One of them, a 12 year old girl....very smart....great student....sat down at the piano for her lesson. When I asked her to...
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    I took my daughter to the Lego shop.

    -dad, what's my limit? -you can spend up to $15 (She spends 11) -dad, you owe me 4 bucks
    michaeln41 michaeln41 41-45, M 10 Responses Jun 7

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    Of 2 precious Daughters,

    9 and 5. I am soon to be a Single Father, but a Father who has always been a so involved Father, a Father whom begs to continue being involved. Since September 2014, my Lil Girls have been used as a Pawn due to separation. My soon to be Ex, has continued to isolate them from me...
    Frmdachi Frmdachi 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    And I'm a proud one at that!

    !! I wanted to post one of my experiences and what better than the best one of them all!!! I'm 23 and last year I received the very best gift a man can receive, my first child. I've been very lucky to have the family I have got... A wonderful mother and three gorgeous sisters...
    Velocity360 Velocity360 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 13, 2014

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    What I really want help with is my children

    and being able to be a better parent. But I was too ashamed about my history as a mom and hopeless about my prospects to do better. Too ashamed and hopeless to say it & ask for the help. This isn't the site for getting good advise but I'm here so ...js
    Aagatha Aagatha 36-40, F 6 Responses Jun 22

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    Does my son have strep?

    ? Please help! He is 2 1/2. He keeps saying his "tongue" hurts (but I don't see anything on his tongue) and he won't eat much. And he's drooling a ton. I can't really get him to open his mouth long enough to get a good look, but when I did catch a glimpse it looked red. He's...
    alwaysfaithful13 alwaysfaithful13 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I need help I've tried almost everything

    but my 4 year old son doesn't listen to me at all . He doesn't listen to my wife either ( she's not his real mother and he knows that ) . I really need help . I've tried timeouts , spankings ( which I really don't want to do again ) I've tried yelling , I've tried talking to him...
    Hatfield24 Hatfield24 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    im am a parent of two beautiful children.

    my first is 17 and a 9 year old. i was a good mom. being a mom is what made me want to survive and strive for financial security for them. they were what n ade me get up every morning and have that drive. well in 2010 i was arrested and put into jail and this is where my life...
    ami4406 ami4406 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    WWYDfan WWYDfan 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    Being a mother is one of the best things

    that have ever happened to me. I have a 2year old beautiful smart loving daughter. She is really the best thing in my life she makes my life worth it she's all I ever want to be with. I never really have alone time I'm mostly with her all the time. I have a full time job work my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 26

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    My 9 month old daughter has been crying

    for over an hour. It's 2.25am, it's the day where I go back to work! Oh the joys! Come on calpol kick in already!
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 4

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    I have 2 kids, ages 11

    and 9. my 11 year old has special needs - epilepsy and severe cognitive delay. it's pretty challenging at times and he tries my patience on a daily basis. he's the happiest little boy though.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 26

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    Diapers are so much this is unbelievable !

    ! I don't know if I'm just a cheap guy or what but seriously! What kind of sick person makes a box full of diapers $35 and kids pee so much 😰😰
    Hatfield24 Hatfield24 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I didn't believe in love at first site

    until January 21 2013. It was the hardest but best day of my life. It was the day I meant my daughter. I thought I loved her but I didn't even know the meaning. The moment the doctors placed her on my stomach and we both made eye contact. I feel in love with her and would do...
    chrisscott515 chrisscott515 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 4

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    I am a new mommy.. Baby of 3 months old

    and my husband decided it's best for us to be separated when my baby was 2 months old.. We were together 6 years/ married 3 and now he already has someone else.. Ever since he left I have cried myself to sleep every night and idk how to keep it together. I'm falling apart.
    deebeatriz deebeatriz 22-25, F 49 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am a single parent to a 9 yr old beautiful

    girl. Never married. A very proud mommy. My little girl( hahaha not so little) is smart and have a good heart. We are very close infact she calls me her BFF (Best Friends Forever). I can't help but to continously pray that she grows up a better person than she is now. I worry a...
    marinah74 marinah74 36-40, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Unpayable Job

    Being a parent is not that easy..letting a child grow in a right path, teaching them and guiding them. make them the best person to be. from work, you still need to work when you arrive home. taking the child, preparing their foods, helping them in their study and spending...
    georgiasai georgiasai 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 20, 2011

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    Sleepless nights.. My 3 month old cries a lot

    at night.. I miss sleeping for like atleast 6 hours straight!
    riseandshine18 riseandshine18 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Please help me figure out what to do.

    My young adult daughter works 2 jobs and pays for her own college tuition and books. She pays for her car and phone. Totally independent of her mom and I. She has a boyfriend who already broke up with her twice in the last 3 years. I have zero respect for him. His parents...
    rwcooop rwcooop 41-45 5 Responses Jun 4

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    I'm a happy father of a beautiful little girl

    that has had my heart since I heard her heart beat. I'm divorced from her mother but have her as much as I can.
    blkrhino blkrhino 31-35, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Even now, I'm still surprised

    and blessed to be a parent. It's a wonderful feeling. Being a mom is great. I love having a daughter. And look forward to having more children. I bought myself a mommy bag. I can't wait to finally get me a mommy car. Then I would really be a mom lol.
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Hardest job in the world!

    Head in hands at 4.30am as my 7 month decides to scream for over an hour and after trying everything im defeated! Not sure if tiredness or the screaming is the soul breaker.....
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 4

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    Woohoo! Long weekend!

    Oh wait, that means three days with my children.
    michaeln41 michaeln41 41-45, M Jun 5

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    I'm the legal guardian of my siblings,

    but i consider myself a parent. I do everything that regular parents do and try to make the best decisions for my sisters and little brother. My sisters are both in their early teens and remember my parents well, it's been a struggle for us all to adjust our relationship to fit...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 28, 2014

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    I woke up this morning to my baby kicking

    and summer salting like crazy it was so amazing
    sexylexy69 sexylexy69 26-30, F 5 Responses May 7

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    Should I feel guilty about going back to work

    leaving my 18 month old daughter at home with my husband?
    cyana cyana 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 24

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    I am a single parent of 4 amazing little girls

    4, 6, 9, 11. Their dad lives in a complete other state and married another woman. He has 2 step children and they just had their first child together about a week ago. He sends the girls money and gifts but hasn't seen them since shortly after my youngest turned one. My 4 girls...
    KennedyRose KennedyRose 26-30, F 18 Responses Jul 3

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    I've had a lot of negative things to say lately

    about my marriage, and life in general! So I thought I should try to start writing some good things. Not that it's wrong to vent, in some cases it's helpful. But I realize I have a pattern of negative thoughts and I should try to change. It's hard. Lots of people are...
    stufy stufy 46-50 5 Responses Jun 17

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    I am faced with a dilemma.

    . My daughter (8) is amazingly talented. She is in the public eye. I am very protective of her. I choose her friends wisely. Today I got a email from a classmate's dad. In this email he was asking for a playdate but also a date from me. His wife died last year. She committed...
    sweetJerseyGirl sweetJerseyGirl 41-45, F 10 Responses Jun 19

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    I am a parent, but more importantly,

    I a mom. A mom who is there for my kids, and would do anything for them. Anyone can be a parent, and can help make a child, but it really takes a special person to be a mom. It's not an easy job, but I absolutely adore it. Being a mom automatically makes me a teacher, a chef, a...
    CoolRae CoolRae 36-40, F May 16, 2014

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    Yes, I am a female mom

    and a parent of multiple children in blended families. I have my own family and then I have children by others too. I am a former surrogate to help childless couples to have children by me then let them raise their children in a loving family such as mine. I am very much a...
    momwithcleavage momwithcleavage 46-50, F 7 Responses Apr 6, 2014

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    My son wont stay in his bed at night.

    He gets out and plays around - even though ive removed all toys and furniture from his room - until he hears me coming up the stairs, then he runs back to bed and pretends he was there the whole time. I warn him ahead of time that if i catch him out of bed, im going to take his...
    InsideTheSadCafe InsideTheSadCafe 22-25, F 9 Responses May 26

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    sexylexy69 sexylexy69 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 21

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    Well, shoot, so am I!

    I am Mark. From DC. A single dad. No work tomorrow and the daughter is asleep. Who wants to talk to me? :)
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 20

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    My wife and I adopted our son

    when he was 7 years old. He is an amazing young man in many ways, but his early years were not easy. Because of the neglect and abuse he endured, he has emotional and behavioral issues that run deep, and always will. We have tried hard to learn how to be the parent's he needs...
    iRanger iRanger 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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    I have a two year old son.

    But only a few people know that because I put him up for adoption when he was born. I haven't seen him in over a year and the parents will not answer my messages. I am a mom. But I'm really not. I love my son. But I have not held him or seen him smile. I just want him to have a...
    babalonely babalonely 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 15

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    Would love to talk to real parents who spank also! My daughter isn't the best at times and needs her bottom smacked like many teens do!
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