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I Am a Single Mother

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    I am a mother of a 16 year old son,

    even though he's 16, he will always be mummys little boy:) being a single parent has it's pros and cons, but i wouldn't want to reunite with my ex husband anyway haha
    SarahMom1978 SarahMom1978 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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    emilije emilije 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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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, 2014

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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 on the fritz again. floorboard's loose ceiling fan hanging what's that noise? cannot be good. mower broke backup busted weed-eater won't f-ing start. got new spark plugs for the mower... now the battery is dead. vacuum clogged "what is IN...
    SweetKiester SweetKiester 41-45, F 47 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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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 me an email last night to inform me that the custody evaluator has ruled in his favor! What a blessing and answer to so many prayers! We...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 25 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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    Hello I am a single mom to 3 kids ages 10 2

    and 1 month old 2 of them they father is very involved in their life but my 1 month old walk away when I was 3 months pregnant never hear from him again but my baby girl has all of the love in the world Love to chat to single mommys
    nicegirl15 nicegirl15 26-30, F 2 Responses May 25

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    I am a "Warrior Mom." I am a single parent,

    widowed early, with a grown up a son. This is what I wanted to write/share, the reason why I joined EP. I know it will sound like a broken record of redundant irrelevant stories, but the bottom line is: I want to share life's journey with lessons learned...its ups and downs...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    I'm a single mother of three amazing little

    girls. My husband and I divorced last year. My kiddos are my world.
    KristanDanyelle KristanDanyelle 26-30, F 14 Responses Jun 16

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    Single mothers are looked down upon

    for being in a relationship? Not all single mothers are looking for a guy, to replace daddy. Single mothers need love too. What's wrong with that? Absolutely nothing. I'm a single mother. I am also in a relationship. My SO is not trying to replace my child's father. Even though...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    I was once married to a man.

    Together we had a daughter, Kylie Marie. While I was eight months pregnant with out next child, Joseph, my husband left me. He wanted nothing to do with our family. I was left with a seven year old daughter and a second child waiting to come into the world. Now I raise the two...
    deleted deleted 26-30 18 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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    The choice to be single has been one of the

    best choices I could have ever made. It has been a scary journey, but it somehow just feels right. I still have so much growing to do. I have so much I want to accomplish. It's hard for me to focus on myself with someone else's negative thoughts and energy in my space. If you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    my ex can't be bothered to call my kids any

    other time. be sure that he'll remember fathers day and his birthday. he calls and says don't you have something to tell me. I've given them permission to tell him go **** yourself as a reply.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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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 do I feel that I am ready for that. Dating as a single mom is a pretty scary thing. I no longer have only myself to be concerned about. I...
    gr8tgrl23 gr8tgrl23 31-35, F 19 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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    I am a single mother of three children

    and pregnant with my 4th child. Currently, I am 7 1/2 months pregnant and expecting a boy on April 1, 2015.
    jessicabeth jessicabeth 31-35, F 25 Responses Feb 20

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    I'm have been a single mum

    for 5 years. I have 3 kids. My middle child will be 7 next month and would like to have a beach birthday party. Any tips on logistics of doing this solo (I will have help from a few friends), and on a tight budget. Is it ok just to rock up at the beach with a party of 30...
    LoveTheLifeYourLiving LoveTheLifeYourLiving 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    I'm a young, single mum to be.

    I have been single for about 2-3 months now. I was in a long term relationship and lived with him. Long story short, he is 20 and I'm 16, he was very controlling to the point of by 3 weeks after I moved into his place, he was all I had and he made me feel that everyone else was...
    ProudTeenMummy2013 ProudTeenMummy2013 18-21, F 25 Responses Apr 8, 2014

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    hi ,i been a single mother

    for two years,my child father told me I'm better off dead wen he saw me and on top of that he don't give me a cent for my child,I'm feeling really down these days.
    NESHA1992 NESHA1992 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 23

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    It get tough but I have a family who's very

    supportive I'm so blessed 😍
    angieloveee angieloveee 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 11, 2014

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    It seems so strange but I went on my first date

    in almost 9 years (since before the marriage) and I was an awkward giggling mess, but he seemed okay with it (he asked me out for another date :-) ) I don't have my daughter this 4th of July, and he is wanting to know if I would like to go to the fireworks with him and his boys...
    Khrysanthemum Khrysanthemum 31-35, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am a single mom and my son is 8 years old now.

    I was pregnant as a teenager by my boyfriend then. We never married and are not together today.
    amberbethcoed amberbethcoed 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 will always be. Just because I hate his guts doesn't mean she can't see him. After I broke up, we crashed into my...
    ArrrrchEnemy ArrrrchEnemy 31-35, F 31 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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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 don't want anyone to think that I'm making a blanketed remark about all single fathers. I know that there are some single parent...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 44 Responses Apr 3, 2011

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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.

    My daughter's biological father gave me a false pretense to go on.  We were dating for over 2 years when I was seven weeks pregnant and we found out.  He said he wanted to get married and even bought me a ring.  After I hit the second trimester, he told me that he...
    queenprussia queenprussia 26-30, F 51 Responses Oct 2, 2006

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    I am a mother of 3 young boys

    and I wanted to stay home and be the one to take care of my babies and not pay someone to do it everyday!! Then, God placed this amazing business in my life and I am making MORE than I did working 40+ hours a week! I am no one special. I have no special training. I'm not a...
    vero423314 vero423314 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Best friends for every!

    <3 Brayden is 2 just turned 03.29 Elena is 1 just turned 04.04
    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F May 16

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    I am a very happy and single mother.

    I divorced my ex sometime ago for many negative reasons. I have 3 girls and 3 boys to raise. I have been dating and sleeping with a wonderful, divorced, and coworker for over 2 1/2 years. At age 44, I am now pregnant by him. It was a surprise to both of us but a wonderful...
    tammylynne tammylynne 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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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 (no family of either of us there). But I always hated living there, and he is passive-aggressive and emotionally abusive. My mother said...
    serenityprayer serenityprayer 31-35, F 100 Responses Jul 11, 2010

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    A long time ago when I was a child my dad was

    an abusive drunk who beat me, my mother, and both my sisters he would also rape my youngest sister but he never really touched my brother. One day hey came home and beat my mother to death. Later that day he was arrested and my brother disappeared. Me and my sisters stayed with...
    cremefraiche75 cremefraiche75 18-21, F 12 Responses Jun 21

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    i am exhausted...i am a single mum of two boys

    aged 2 and 5. separated from their dad since 2 years ( when i was 8 months pregnant) their father lives on a different continent. if i dont work, i cook, if i dont cook, i clean, if i dont clean, i do the laundry...i dont have any support at all. Sometimes my mum will take...
    lamouchemouche lamouchemouche 26-30, F 4 Responses May 27

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    six flags was a success took every bit of what

    I saved but children and I had a amazing time. took pictures and made so many memories. they were sad their dad wasn't there but like normal when they miss their dad I redirected and made them laugh and off we went. those are the times in the back of my mind I think about...
    Manicminx Manicminx 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    I am at wits end. I am the single mother of a

    13 year old son. His father has been in his life for about a month and a half in his entire life, so I take credit for the amazing person that he is becoming. Though I have worked very hard to do it all on my own, I sometimes feel like I am never going to be able to do it all...
    cchavez84 cchavez84 31-35, F 2 Responses May 18

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    Any success stories about being single

    and pregnant? Could really use a pick me up.
    crd800 crd800 31-35, F 1 Response May 22

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    I am a working and single mom.

    I have adopted two girls soon after they were born to women who put them up for adoption. I am unable to have children so I adopted. I cherish the time we all have together.
    momandher2girls momandher2girls 36-40, F 7 Responses Sep 15, 2014

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    And I'm new to this and I've been trying to

    involve the father but he just.. He's not a good person. He lies and cancels without warning or explanation, and then has the audacity to claim he loves his daughter and me. Some days, I'm okay with this, I accept what is and I deal with it like any strong, single woman would...
    AddyNicole AddyNicole 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    Hi everyone! Obviously I'm a single mother

    and proud to be. I'm 23 and my little girl is 3. I am freaking out about custody and stuff though. My ex has a felony with child abusive **** material or whatever it is called. He can still get custody in a few years, once probation is up. He can't see her for about 4.5 more...
    44JC 44JC 22-25, F 3 Responses May 17

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    I don't want my kids to be affected by my

    anxiety. it's hard for me to be in stores or malls so I don't go much or take my kids but when I do, I can tell my child is uncomfortable it's like he freezes and stairs at people like he's never seen a person before. this stresses me out and makes me feel like a horrible parent...
    CCloveme85 CCloveme85 26-30, F May 23

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    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 21

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    mommyshorny mommyshorny 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 1

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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 wouldn't trade him for a "normal" child no matter what.. he is very fun and is the smartest little boy i...
    messanger messanger 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 7, 2007

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    Today I get to take my children to 6 flags.

    I saved the money all on my own. It's an accomplishment for me and I am so excited I get to for once say yes I can afford this for you.
    Manicminx Manicminx 31-35, F 9 Responses Jun 11

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    I just recently become single again,

    so don't judge Adam at all, he just got out of a really bad diverse, so I don't blame him if he doesn't want another serious relationship at the moment, we didn't get into a big argument at all, he just wants to have a break, so I am pretty tired of the relationship lifestyle...
    jennylovesroses jennylovesroses 22-25, F 2 Responses May 26

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    Utmost respect to all the single mothers out

    there. It's not easy raising children in this harsh world environment. I wish you all the love and blessings; and hopefully, a good companion to share your journey in life.
    bigbangFACTS bigbangFACTS 41-45, M 1 Response May 28, 2014

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    I'ts hard to be a single mom.

    You have to be responsible to train them up. To support them emotionally and financially. I have a teenager daughter. Sometimes, I get disappointed with her because she a bit lazy. I always call her attention. I talked to her always. I want her to become a responsible person...
    ecinaj37 ecinaj37 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 12

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    I am a singe mother through no fault of my own.

    It just happened that way. I am a mom of three boys and one girl. My former husband and I raised all of our kids as nudists. We both were raised as nudists during our teenage years. We met at a nudist resort back then with our individual families. We had an instant...
    femalemom1976 femalemom1976 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 23

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    momwithdaughter momwithdaughter 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 14, 2014

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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(Dedicated to all beautiful single mothers out there)
    lovelywings lovelywings 31-35, F 20 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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