I Am a Single Mom and I Am Poor and Get Welfare

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    I'm Not a ***** On Welfare

    After I went through 2 divorces, I had nothing left. I was in the women's shelter for awhile, and then I was almost homeless. I had a lot of problems, and made up my mind to do whatever I had to to save myself and my children. So I did. I got counseling and took a job making...
    KathyLou KathyLou
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Apr 25, 2008

    I Remember When...

    This was my life. I don't think there is any shame in it either. I was on the social welfare for a long time. First to finish school, which I did with honors, then because of my health. I had to learn first to preserve my dignity. It was hard not to look down on myself because of...
    btrflysfound btrflysfound
    41-45
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2008

    "dad"

    this song makes me think about how my dad left me, my mom, and my "tall and skinny" big brother. i benn tryin to find him for a while now. but i havent heard anything.
    dancer4evr dancer4evr
    13-15
    Feb 3, 2011

    I'M So Sick of the Stereotypes!!!

    i'm a single mom. my daughters father is in & out of her life, pays barely any child support, & he's trying to get out of paying it. because of my family situation, my availibility for work is very limited - mon-fri, 9-5. but because of the industry i work in, they don't...
    thirty30 thirty30
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Aug 30, 2008

    It Is Stupid Assuming Before You Actually Check

    Being in the right place at the right time isn't the key to success. Realising that you're there and doing something about is the key. While you have a chance to earn some money, you wouldn't just miss it because this works 100% but also earn A LOT!!! Empower Network is perfect...
    yilinxx yilinxx
    18-21, F
    Sep 30, 2013

    Poor

    I am a single mom of three kids and I do not get welfare. To people on the outside it seems like my life is pretty great. Ive got a good job with a great title, my car is nice, and I seem very happy. What people dont know is that I bring home less than $400 per week and when you...
    Quinncere Quinncere
    26-30
    5 Responses Jul 24, 2009

    Never Thought This Would Be Me...

    But it is. I don't receive any child support, and I never will. I have one son, and his father is gone hopefully forever. His father was abusive and refused to work. I never want my son exposed to that man, he is the embodiment of evil. I have a full time job mortgage processing...
    GreenFae85 GreenFae85
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2012

    Flat Broke With Child

    I tried to stay with my daughters father for three and half years we were together. I stayed through the verbal abuse because he seemed to really care for my daughter, but when we moved to his country and he took away my car and my money and hit me then thats when I said this is...
    wendybegley wendybegley
    36-40
    6 Responses Aug 27, 2010

    Money? Won't Be Your Problem Anymore!!

    Thank you so much mums. If you are a single mum, i look up to you even more. Because of your hardwork, therefore us children are here today, be successful, make our dreams come true. Sometimes, argueing with kids, or fighting with bills you need to pay, it is very stressful. You...
    yilinxx yilinxx
    18-21, F
    Sep 21, 2013

    A Single Mom That's Fed Up!!!

    I'm a single mom of two a boy that's 1 and a daughter that's 12..I love my kids with all my heart..I'm 31 yrs old and I'm on welfare...It's so stressful at times cuz the money isn't enough. I cant find a job because I have an assult charge. When jobs see that they turn me away...
    scaredstr8 scaredstr8
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2012

    Welfare Queen

    “She has eighty names, thirty addresses, twelve Social Security cards and is collecting veteran's benefits on four non-existing deceased husbands. And she is collecting Social Security on her cards. She's got Medicaid, getting food stamps, and she is collecting welfare...
    beautyintheworld beautyintheworld
    36-40, F
    6 Responses May 16, 2010

    I'm A Single Mom On Welfare

    I have received not one dime of child support nor will I ever likely get one. I have spent years in therapy working out my depression and ptsd issues. I just recently started college and am planning on teaching high school science. I have goals and dreams. I don't want to be on...
    Daenerys2012 Daenerys2012
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 12, 2012

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    yilinxx yilinxx
    18-21, F
    Sep 24, 2013
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