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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 9 Responses Jun 7

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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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    lordweapon696969 lordweapon696969 36-40, M 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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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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    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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    sexylexy69 sexylexy69 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 21

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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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    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 1 Response Jul 3

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    So school has been back in session a few weeks

    and my oldest is now in middle school. This week is the first she has had to dress out for PE and as of right now she is protesting. Two days of changing to gym clothes are about all she thinks she can handle. I've tried to explain its normal and all kids feel this way at...
    Renomike Renomike 31-35, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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 3 Responses Jul 30

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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

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    Sometimes, it's super hard

    and awkward as a parent. There should be books or something that discuss awkward times and issues with that we don't often experience or talk about. No one ever quite warned me of this. But that's life. I will just suck down more coffee and go on with life.
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 22

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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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    StubbornTiger StubbornTiger 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    WWYDfan WWYDfan 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    I woke up this morning to my baby kicking

    and summer salting like crazy it was so amazing
    sexylexy69 sexylexy69 18-21, F 5 Responses May 7

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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 51-55 5 Responses Jun 17

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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 46 Responses Jul 30

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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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    my son cut off his penis.

    I was walking around my house and I heard a loud noise from my son room so I went in to see my son penis on the ground and blood everywhere I call for a amblunce they arrived at my house and they took him to hostipal. when we arrived the doctor said that they couldn't give him a...
    Emily5678910 Emily5678910 51-55, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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 6 Responses Jul 31

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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 5 Responses Jul 15

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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 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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    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...
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    avgejim avgejim 46-50, M 12 Responses 1 day ago

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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 8 Responses Aug 14

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    I am a parent and stepparent to a total of

    seven children. My husband is wonderful, he is a great dad. However he isn't quite as patient as I am and is a lot tougher on the kids. mainly the boys. We do argue sometimes but we love each other and always solve any problems we have. I've learnt over the years that honest...
    amysevenheaven amysevenheaven 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 16

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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 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 8 Responses Jun 19

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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 6 Responses Apr 6, 2014

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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 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 1 Response Jun 23

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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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