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I Am a Single Mother

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    I have a 16 month old son who has no contact with his father, we live with my parents while I get back on my feet. He is my entire world but he can be a handful, into everything...
    rnezip85 rnezip85 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    Telling guys that try to talk to me I'm pregnant is hard .. I don't wanna scare them away but I'm also not gonna deny my upcoming child
    kourtneyc kourtneyc 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    Dating As A Single Mom.... Scary Stuff - So... My friends keep telling me I need to get back out there and date. I honestly, don't see at this point how that would be possible Nor...
    gr8tgrl23 gr8tgrl23 31-35, F 19 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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    I am 12 weeks pregnant and I am going to be a single mother . My family wants me to get an abortion so that I won't struggle . I need some advice
    kourtneyc kourtneyc 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 25

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    Single Mothers - Single mothers who aren’t spending their time looking for a man but spending their time providing for their children are the most admirable people on earth...
    lovelywings lovelywings 31-35, F 19 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    I am single mom and i have been one for a couple of weeks now. Its sad to think that my son won't see his dad for a very long time. It just sucks, because his farther actually...
    monicadaboss1 monicadaboss1 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Happy Single Mum - I split up from my daughters father when she was just 5 months old. I was working full time and I was struggling with child minders and him sat on his butt at...
    amigoodenough amigoodenough 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 25, 2007

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    I Am a Single, Independent, Career Woman, But I Hate Being a Single Mom And Just Wish I Could Get Married to Someone I Love, Settle Down, Share Our Lives Together And Make a Family...
    queenprussia queenprussia 26-30, F 51 Responses Oct 2, 2006

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    Baby Daddy Issue? At Our Age! - I'm really hoping that none of you ladies will be going through this at my age. I can't believe that at the age of 51 years of age I am having baby...
    ladyinrage ladyinrage 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    Well me and my ex split not too long ago and now he's being an *******! and I need some advice as to how I should deal with him when he has our baby! For example: When he goes to...
    debstep22 debstep22 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    Gratitude And Wishes - The one thing i know is that i am more grateful to have my daughter in  my life than any other blessing/person/event etc. Without hesitation will give...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 15 Responses Dec 9, 2009

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    My three princes ages 5, 2 and 3months... are the light of my world. I would do anything to see them smile, to make them happy. Although this life is not what I expected it to be...
    aphidisiac aphidisiac 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    And my child turned 7 today. I don't know how this happened. She was a baby a second ago. But now she's a kid. She's really a kid. A kid with toys and homework and report cards...
    somebody999 somebody999 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    I am not a single mother. I am not as strong or as brave or as amazing as you beautiful Ladies. But my sister is. And I have been with her through her whole experience. She is my...
    CindyRose93 CindyRose93 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I have a 4 year old boy. He is the love of my life. Just seeing him each day makes me smile. He likes to sit on my lap while we read together or watch tv. I am enjoying every...
    zooloothe1st zooloothe1st 26-30, F Mar 3

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    Cries of a Concerned Mother - Hi, my name is Misty. I am a mother of a child with autsim. She is a beautiful girl. recently about 3 months ago she had wondered from my home down...
    mistyrose mistyrose 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 17, 2007

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    I had a beautiful baby boy in November and he was a complete surprise. I went to the ER with cramps and they rushed me to labor and delivery and I had him within 30 minutes. I had...
    kybug33 kybug33 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I Will Be Just Fine... - After a healthy physical pregnancy and horrible mental support from my spouse. I took my son (at 3 months of age) and walked away from his father. I had no...
    naawt naawt 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 31, 2012

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    I just had to get this off my chest... Whenever I hear one of my three year old's songs playing, The Farmer In The Dell in particular, I feel a little hurt when it gets to the part...
    WondersBeyondOurGalaxy WondersBeyondOurGalaxy 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Dear "single Dads". - First, I should preface this by pointing out that I put the words "Single Dads" in quotations. The reason for this will be explained shortly, but I...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 43 Responses Apr 3, 2011

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    I Love Being a Mom - I am a single mom of two beautiful children and I love them soo much.  I am still currently going through a divorce and find it stressful at times to hide...
    bellamomma bellamomma 31-35, F 16 Responses Oct 16, 2008

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    I am a single mother and I have a beautiful 2 year old son. Everyone judges and as soon as they hear that I have a son men write me off. No one asks why, I am divorced. I had a...
    anabeth232 anabeth232 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 21

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    Oh What Love. - Lately I've been busier than usual and more stressed than usual. Being a single parent is no walk in the park. Even when things aren't falling apart all around you...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2013

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    Hello I'm a 24 years old and I'm 22 weeks pregnant with my first child ( a girl). The child's father and i where never together put we've known each other since we were 12 years...
    Suzannewright Suzannewright 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    22, Single Mother, Depressed, Lonely, Exhausted, Help. :-/ - Hey Everybody. I have been a single mother for a year now. I have a daughter who is almost two years old. Her dad and...
    bhbekc89 bhbekc89 22-25, F 18 Responses May 21, 2012

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    I'm a single transgender parent (female to male) I still haven't started hormones or anything so I'm still female bodied. I'm quite relieved to find this 'group' because I'm really...
    justanotherboi justanotherboi 22-25, T 2 Responses Feb 25

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    I am a single mother living in Virginia. I lived in Nebraska before. When I was happy. I have 4 beautiful children (Leslie-10, Noah-9, Abigail-6, and Gwen-3. I became a single...
    saigehall saigehall 31-35, F Feb 21

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    Single Mom By Choice - I am a single mom to five beautiful girls. I choose to raise my daughters by myself because their father's got on my dam nerves! Before I continue I need to...
    ladyinrage ladyinrage 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 10, 2013

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    Deadbeats In Disguise. - [Edit: Since writing this story, I've come to see a completely different side of the "daddy" story and I have shared my thoughts here: EP Link  -- Please...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 12 Responses Mar 26, 2011

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    I have been married twice, and have three children, two from my first marriage and one from my last one. My middle child lives with his dad because of problems mainly between him...
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    I am a single mother. I have been for about 5 years now. I have two boys who are full of energy. Since their father has not paid child support, I have been supporting them all...
    marion13 marion13 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 28

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    I Can't Do This All Alone. Can I? - So, I moved back to my hometown after leaving my husband. I thought for a long time that I would stay in the town where he and I lived together...
    serenityprayer serenityprayer 31-35, F 100 Responses Jul 11, 2010

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    Just Being Mom - Well to start off i have a very special child. he has a form of autism called pddnos.. which makes being mom a little different from the ordinary being mom.. but i...
    messanger messanger 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 7, 2007

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    This is I know to be true. Your life, your path, your journey... It isn't going to look like everyone else's ... AND THATS OKAY...
    mySweetestMistake mySweetestMistake 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    Young m willing to do anything to help his family. Have anything to ask www.gofundme.com/7b4p5c
    Boredathomeboy Boredathomeboy 16-17, M Mar 9

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    My 16yr old is testing me... He is my last child at home, but probably my most difficult so far. My girls are 22 and 19... one is married and the other is in college.. The girls...
    MizzyH MizzyH 36-40, F 34 Responses Mar 4

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    I gave birth to a very beautiful girl last September. Her dad was incommunicado for like 7 months and few days ago, he contacted me. He said he wanted to fix things between us...
    confusedfem confusedfem 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I am now a single mother of a beautiful 10 month old girl. I got pregnant at 19 and had her at 19. Me and her father fought all the time and still do,that is the main reason why i...
    demonicsangel2011 demonicsangel2011 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    Proud To Be A Single Mom! - The best thing about a Single Parent is that even though they are stressed from everything, still they keep themselves strong for their children.. :3
    janjanzano janjanzano 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    I Did It All By Myself & Still Am!!! - hi, i am a 23yr old single mother of a little boy who means the world to me.. i left my little boys father when i was pregnant not only cos...
    caza caza 21-25, F 12 Responses Mar 31, 2007

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    No Love Lost -                    I am a single mother, but I do not view myself that way. People often remark, “Wow, it must be hard doing it by yourself...
    1TrueStorygirl 1TrueStorygirl 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 14, 2011

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    I'm A Single Mom - Our daughter was nine years old when I decided I'd best get away from her father. Not that he's out of her life, I wouldn't want him to, because he's her dad and...
    ArrrrchEnemy ArrrrchEnemy 31-35, F 31 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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    Unexpected....being A Single Mom - This is a true story. If you read my other posts then you can connect the dots on who the father is. lol. But that is not important. Here is my...
    Mlsi Mlsi 31-35 4 Responses Oct 9, 2012

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    Love Being His Mom - At 18 i found out i was pregnant. i had my son bout 4 months after i turned 19. His dad left me before he knew i was pregnant and when i told him he didnt...
    tragedyhappens tragedyhappens 22-25, F 14 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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    Please Don't Be "that" Mom. - Latest: When last I updated this story, I had just sent off my evaluation form. Well, I'm so pleased to report that my friends husband sent...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 27 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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    Well, I recently found out on Sunday that I am expecting another little person. I know for many women they would be thrilled and it would probably be the best news they have ever...
    atomicdem atomicdem 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    I left my husband over a year ago and I am still recovering. I am so tired of feeling sorry for myself, but somehow cannot shake off the severe depression I have had for the last...
    Chilchat Chilchat 36-40 3 Responses Feb 25

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    I'm 22weeks and 1 day pregnant with my first child Marnasia.My baby daddy isn't really here for me.Hes bought baby stuff but he also has a 2 year old daughter with another person...
    Keniyahhoskins Keniyahhoskins 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    Ugh, Why Do People Judge? - Yep, I'm mum to three children...and single. Why do people judge? They see you...and judge? I'm not single through choice. I divorced after someone...
    CaraStarr CaraStarr 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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    I am a 28 year old single mother of four boys under the age of seven. Im so proud of my boys, and Im doing the very best that I can. Every compliment about my parenting or my...
    Tinydancer02 Tinydancer02 26-30 3 Responses Feb 26

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    I had my daughter at the age of 25 and was prepared to do it alone. She is now 12. When she was about 3 1/2 I met someone and spent 7 years with him. Two of them were "good...
    trishfair714 trishfair714 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Looking For Single, Attractive, Handy-Man/ Mechanic. No Job, Lots Of Money And Willing To Spend All Of His Time Fixing Things I Have Broken. - Leaky toilet spraying water furnace...
    SweetKiester SweetKiester 36-40, F 51 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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