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    As a parent, I am sitting here heartbroken.

    A girl in our community committed suicide today. She was just the tender age of 12. At what point in life did this poor child feel this was the only answer. I can't seem to focus my attention this evening on anything other than the pain she was feeling. The depression, the...
    GirlGonePostal GirlGonePostal 36-40, F 11 Responses Nov 6, 2015

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    Haha...love this... "Yes.

    ..I'm still in my pajamas, what did I accomplish today? The kids are still alive. Say thank you. Now...say I'm pretty."
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    I have a 10 year old daughter

    and 19 year old son
    sandmoon sandmoon 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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    This pic is so true..

    .lol When they're a baby--"he sneezed, help him!" When they're older--"I think my leg fell off" "well hop over and grab an ice pack"
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 9, 2015

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jun 7, 2015

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    I am the single parent of 2 daughters.

    9 and 12. I had the oldest when I was 16.... No regrets! They are the best thing that ever happened to me. Most days..... ;)
    Jesika2005 Jesika2005 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 12, 2015

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    Tonight my third internet date in a row

    cancelled with only hours to go! Feeling somewhat let down and wish people would be adventurous as me!
    StellaMurphy37 StellaMurphy37 46-50, F 9 Responses Dec 10, 2015

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    When I ask my 2 year old to do something it's

    never an "okay" or "alright". Instead she says "I've got you".
    BillytLovette BillytLovette 22-25, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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 17 Responses Jul 3, 2015

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    I have three wonderful children.

    I would do anything for them. They are truly my pride, joy, and love.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 30, 2015

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    I hate when I say something sexual of make a

    sexual comment and people seem to feel the need to remind me I'm a parent. What does my kid have to do with it?? I saw this post on Facebook and this guy left a comment saying are there any women out there that want to high five me in the face with their (😺) And this lady...
    BadGirlLost BadGirlLost 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 28, 2015

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    My youngest just left

    for his first day of high school, I'm so proud of just how far he's come. Not only is he smart and kind, but has a sense of humor that can get him through just about anything. He's my optimist, my sweet soul who's growing up right before my eyes. I'm so proud of the man he's...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 8, 2015

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    orchids43 orchids43 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    Just want to get something out of my chest,

    it hurts... I didn't know he was married , found out when it was late and I was in love with him . I broke up with him so many times but he kept coming back since he was close to my kids and that was one excuse to come back . 6 years all I did loved him and despite him saying he...
    TVAA TVAA 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I've been a parent for 15 months.

    I now know what happened to my teenage mutant ninja turtle action figures with the shell that opened and held different weapons. My mom must have stepped on it after I left it in the living room floor, then threw it away. My wife is doing the same thing with my daughter's toys.
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 4 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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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 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 30, 2015

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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 39 Responses Jul 30, 2015

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    I figured maybe some parenting advice would be

    great. I have a 2 1/2 week old, who's going through a growth spurt, and also has her days and nights confused. She's more happier in the sling and being carried, which is exhausting. I'm hoping for some kind of suggestions to help with it.
    ArmanthaMoonflower ArmanthaMoonflower 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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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, 2015

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    Ok, my 16 years old daughter refuses to do any

    chores at home ,do not clean or clear up after her self and when I ask her to do so she gets angry and talks back and says she couldn't careless about it ,I feel disrespected when she gets angry and talks back (as she says she is defending herself ). On a positive note; she is...
    TVAA TVAA 31-35, F 23 Responses Oct 7, 2015

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    My little guy has had a tough go of things the

    last few weeks. And in a few weeks, he will be back in the hospital for surgery. My kids are the reason my heart beats everyday. As a mom, I hate when I can't make thing better with kisses and ice cream, but I'll never give up trying
    Villainess4life Villainess4life 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2015

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    I am both a father and a mother.

    Being a single dad to a little girl has meant learning so many skills I didn't have 8 years ago. But every one of them has been worth it.
    Northwoodsdad Northwoodsdad 26-30, M 7 Responses Jan 24

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 18, 2015

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    You know, I often find myself thinking how

    great it would be to be a kid again. Not worry about bills, or work. Then Kyra (my youngest) is talking to me in my room, and ends up having a breakdown. It's about minecraft, and something her friend did, then lead to a boy bullying her in class, then went into how she worries...
    Jesika2005 Jesika2005 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2015

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    dgddi dgddi 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 2, 2015

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    I had My Beautiful Baby Girl 11 Months Ago ,

    Proudest Moment Of My Life.
    shellzey18 shellzey18 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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, 2015

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    Not a parent yet. But I do have one on the way.

    My first. The daddy left. So I'm doing it alone. Will I be ok?
    palapina palapina 18-21, F 13 Responses Aug 9, 2015

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    My oldest son who is 21 came to visit last

    night. He lives and hour away and he stayed the night. We sat in the porch and had some very deep conversation it was so amazingly satisfying to my soul I can't even put it into the proper words! Just ecstatic with great feeling! Btw I drew that.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 14, 2015

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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 4 Responses Jul 15, 2015

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    I am a proud and probably over-doting mother of

    two beautiful children - a daughter coming up to 18 months old, and our little son of about 4 months. Along with my husband they mean the world to me and I would make any sacrifice for any of them :) Having two babies in such quick succession is kind of exhausting but you can...
    MrsArrington MrsArrington 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 27, 2015

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    I have a 4 month old son

    that looks just like his daddy💙 my little blessing!
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I still have my ex (father of my 10 months old

    baby who left us when I got pregnant) in my what's up and viber . I always put my baby's pic on what's up hoping he sees her and changes his mind and come and become part of our baby's life ,I know that he still have us on his what's up and viber and he always check but he never...
    TVAA TVAA 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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    i love my son very much gotta be strong

    for me and my son it's us against the world for now on. i guess my mom was right i gotta be strong for my son because i can't depend on nobody to help me provide for him. Mommy has you're back son always my lil potatoe forever :)
    truebeauty562 truebeauty562 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 28, 2015

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    my 11 yr old told me she shaved her legs today

    for the first time. im not liking this at all. :( my babies are growing up too fast
    ariesjd ariesjd 41-45, M 7 Responses Oct 4, 2015

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    2 sons ages 26 & 24 & 3 month old twin

    grandsons....Truly Blessed. Love them all x
    Jeffs6406 Jeffs6406 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 11, 2015

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    I love my kids but sometimes I wish I could

    have a break. Their dad doesn't have to worry about any thing when it comes to them. I feel bad for wanting a break. I just wish he understood what it's like to be a parent and carry all the weight.
    Chattycathy86 Chattycathy86 26-30, F 10 Responses Jan 26

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    I struggle to remain faithful to a loving wife

    due to my homoerotic fantasies and gender dysphoria. Unfortunately, open relationship or her stimulating my anus in anyway is out of the question.
    LaceyJacy LaceyJacy 31-35, T 1 Response Jan 25

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    I love you baby boy!!

    !! You truly are my blessing !!!!
    riderz4christ riderz4christ 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I finally have found the courage

    and reported my ex to tax office for tax dodging I kind of have mixed feeling about it if I have done the wrong thing
    TVAA TVAA 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    And today I am enjoying subjecting my son to

    the 2.5 hours of torture that we used to endure for his end of year assembly. Now he's in high school and is finished for the year, so I thought it only fair that he attend his sisters. Happy days 😁
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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    My 16 years old teenage daughter is kicking of

    again and right now at almost 12 pm night I'm sitting here at the door and stopping her to go outside in the dark .
    TVAA TVAA 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Ok , I have enrolled

    for my course (personal trainer level 3) and it starts January the 12 ,however I got a problem now My 16 years old daughter is refusing to baby sit my 10 months old for 2 evenings a week as the course is 2 evenings a week , she says she has exams and study and simply don't want...
    TVAA TVAA 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 8

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    I feel alone sometimes

    because I miss having a male companion in my life
    TVAA TVAA 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2015