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I Am a Single Mother

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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 mom of 2 sons

    and 2 daughters. They are all very adventures, respectful toward others, happy, great kids, and good students.
    americanfemaleonvacation americanfemaleonvacation 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I am currently a single mother with 3 kids.

    I was married when I was 23 and in college. I have been divorced for 3 years now. My sons are twins, age13, and are freshmen in high school. My daughter is16 years old and is a senior in high school. She will be attending either Baylor or Liberty University this fall.
    joan1976 joan1976 36-40, F Apr 18

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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 16-17, F 25 Responses Apr 8, 2014

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    mommyshorny mommyshorny 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 1

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    jan3ypop jan3ypop 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I am a single mom with 3 kids.

    I have 2 sons ages 23 and 27 and my daughter is 25. All of my kids are on their own degreed, working, and married. My oldest son and my daughter have kids of their own.
    stephaniewashington stephaniewashington 41-45, F 2 Responses May 2

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    x0Raynebow0x x0Raynebow0x 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Why is it so hard dating

    as a parent ?? is it just me ? I'm sorry I can't have just anyone around my son!
    Sw33tBrownSugar Sw33tBrownSugar 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    Little man is living the good life of a newborn.

    Lots of cuddles, sleep, mother's milk and swing relaxation. πŸ’™
    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F 4 Responses May 10

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    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    So. To some this may be

    and inspiration and others probably cannot wait to put me in a certain category, or put me down and add me to some bs statistic. But b4 I start I'd just like to say for 1) I am a human, and I am fully aware of my mistakes. 2) I have accepted the choices I have made in my life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 8

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    Happy Mother's Day Ladies,

    I hope everyone has a beautiful day ^_^
    MadisonColon MadisonColon 31-35, F 2 Responses May 10

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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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    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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    Best friends for every!

    <3 Brayden is 2 just turned 03.29 Elena is 1 just turned 04.04
    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Treyson was born yesterday at 9:35 PM weighing

    6lbs 11 ounces and 19 inches long already breastfeeding like a champ. I am so in love.
    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F 5 Responses May 7

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    Single MOM RANT! ok so this is a little off

    topic but I am a single mom I work 60hr a week as a nurse as well. I am 29 and a size 18 I cry and cring when I see my body I am upset and I feel like ill be single forever cause I am fat but what makes it even more frustrating is that I eat the amount of calories I am suppose...
    MichaelaG MichaelaG 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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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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    My whole life in one picture.

    I love my little family so much. Even though I am young and have 3 kids I couldn't imagine my life without them.
    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F 1 Response May 9

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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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    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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    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    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 19 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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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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    Super sappy mom moment.

    Little man and I are at the hospital for him to sun bathe and kick this jaundice to the curb. πŸ’ͺ🏻 He's under the light and I'm in a room by myself waiting for him to be hungry. I am actually tearing up over the fact that I'm physically alone for the first time in 9 months...
    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F 1 Response May 13

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    I really wish I had finish school

    before I had kids this is like my 3rd or 4th time going back to college and I failed again how am I supposed to teach my kids to excel at everything you do if I keep failing I feel like it's too late is too much work to go to school and take care of two kids in Pain college I'm...
    reni888 reni888 26-30, F 5 Responses May 11

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    I'm a single mum to a 6Month old baby who's dad

    has never bothered to see her smh. Life.
    cbxx cbxx 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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 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 3 days ago

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    iLightBeing iLightBeing 26-30, F May 6

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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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    The kid who turned my entire living room into a

    blanket fort tonight... Yeah, that one. He's mine.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 9

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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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    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 26 Responses Feb 20

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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 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    momwithdaughter momwithdaughter 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 14, 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...
    Mommieslove Mommieslove 46-50, F 18 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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    Mommy's little monkey!

    I love him so much.
    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F 5 days ago

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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 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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    I am 21, and I just recently gave birth to my

    first child?? my son is now almost a month old and he is the most amazing little baby, he brings me true happiness?? going through this pregnancy and caring for an infant alone is hard... to say the least.. but I know I have to be strong for my child,have faith, and take things...
    m3ll3900 m3ll3900 18-21, F 4 Responses a week 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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    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 and my youngest, but I see him as often as I can, at least twice a week, including having him at home every weekend. Yes its...
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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