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I Am a Single Mother

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    I'm a proud single mother to a beautiful 7 year

    old daughter. I love her with every fiber of my being and wouldn't trade a moment with her for anything. I've found life is much easier and more enjoyable when you're in an environment where there's not tension and constant fighting. Her father is the type of person that will...
    MysteriousBlu10 MysteriousBlu10 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 11

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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 my emotions.  I never wanted my children to be a product of divorce because I too am a child of divorce and know...
    bellamomma bellamomma 31-35, F 16 Responses Oct 16, 2008

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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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    My baby doesn't stop crying😰

    even with my moms help I feel like there is no end to this....
    jqwujiaqi jqwujiaqi 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    This is the first time I've ever done this

    but im at my wits end ...totally frustrated. Just put my son to bed after he's been crying all night for the millionth time asking why his daddy doesnt live with us anymore.....I have run out of ways to comfort him ...I try not to let him see me cry but it hurts me so much to...
    Dedraa Dedraa 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 26

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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 45 Responses Apr 3, 2011

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    I'm a single Mum of 2 boys.

    I had to move back with my parents after my husband abandoned us. I've been trying to rebuild my life and get back on my feet but I'm struggling financially since he does not support us. My major challenge is the strong feeling of loneliness. It comes and goes but when it does...
    Kaybouddica Kaybouddica 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    I had my beautiful girl

    when I was 15. My boyfriend abruptly left me when I told him that I'm pregnant and just disappeared and left me to care for her alone. I am 19 now and I try to balance work, college, my child and my relations with other people. It's a lot of work, so my best friend helps around...
    Rosenrot95 Rosenrot95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 8

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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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    She is a single mother with 3 boys.

    ..read her story!! http://funds.gofundme.com/dashboard
    mel9293 mel9293 26-30 Nov 1

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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

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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 job, no savings, but a great family to help me. I thought I was going to just drowned in sorrow and pain. I thought I would...
    naawt naawt 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 31, 2012

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    I'm not a single mom,

    but after watching my mother take care of her children on her own for many years, and coparenting my nephew who is also the product of a single mom, I could not respect you all more. I hope you all celebrate Fathers Day, too, because you play both roles, and you deserve to be...
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 18-21, F Nov 3

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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 26 Responses Apr 8

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    I was watching a movie

    and Julie, the girl, turns around and says, "What does it say about you when you don't like your friends?" and her friend replies, "That you're perfectly normal." Why is it worse to spend Friday night alone with HBO, than Friday night with a bunch of people, none of whom you...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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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 53 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    I have a question for all you other mothers out

    there (and anyone else who want to chime in). I am a single mother of a ten year old. I have been single since before I had her. (This is going to be long, bear with me please) Her dad has always been around, but never really there, if that makes sense. She's always known him...
    Unexlove Unexlove 26-30, F 10 Responses Oct 23

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    thanks for letting me join.

    im a single dad of 8 grown kids. id love to chat or meet a nice single mom who is pro spanking in her home that is looking for a good man. add me if intetested
    christlerscott christlerscott 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    This is going to be a bit long winded,

    so if you do take the time to read it all; thank you. My son is 13 months old. His dad and I were together for five years and he asked me to marry him after the first two years. He never really coped with being a parent however. He would repeatedly tell me that he wanted...
    SarcasticCommentLoading SarcasticCommentLoading 22-25, F 18 Responses Sep 10

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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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    I gave birth to my only son in may of this year

    and its been a blast since then :) Yes sometimes it can get overwhelming and I may get down on how things turned out for me. But...as soon as I see that smile on my sons face as he sees me, it amazes me how fast I'm able to forget why I was even getting sad. My son is my life...
    RaindropsOnRoses22 RaindropsOnRoses22 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 11

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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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    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 helped me realise that my husband was financially, and emotionally, abusive. I went to a refuge with my then two children, and...
    CaraStarr CaraStarr 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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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...
    AnnUrban AnnUrban 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    The Pull Out Method Doesn'T Count As B.C

    Yeah I love sex okay. Who doesn't? Lets be real here. I chose to lay with a military man who I thought was a diamond in a pile of rocks. Turns out he was anything but. He was amazing until I told him I might be pregnant. I was a little tiny thing then so he didn't believe me. It...
    Audrey32J Audrey32J 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    My son turned 5 and his dad didn't

    even call to wish him a happy day 😞 what is wrong with some men that they ignore their children 😣
    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am 22 and I already have a 2 years old

    daughter. Am I happy? Proud? or am I sad? ashamed? what do you think?
    dontcallmepretty dontcallmepretty 22-25, F 10 Responses Oct 16

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    Today I just want to scream

    and cry but I have kids who depend on me. People were not meant to raise children alone. I have zero family near by and m just having a hard day. Thanks for listening. This too shall pass I know...
    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 7

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    Here I am sharing the story of my good friend.

    ..she needs help to be able to provide a better living for her and her sons...read her story and join us helping her rebuild her life! http://www.gofundme.com/ghgzbc
    mel9293 mel9293 26-30 Oct 30

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    I am a single mom of a 2yr old boy.

    .I know a raised him well with the help of my parents especially my Mom..My son's biological father never tried to see his son in person, for the reason that he is afraid. What a Bullshit reason right? but still its fine with me..im proud that i raised my son very well. That he...
    IamHuIam IamHuIam 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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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

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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

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    Seeking for the adventure of a lifetimeI like

    banter, taking the mick etc, not easily offended, although i can switch and hold articulate conversation also.I’m not skinny but i wouldn’t say i was a big unit either!, size 14, have a belly but hey , had two kids, i’ll never be perfect again in the figure...
    SexyCougars SexyCougars 51-55, F Nov 6

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    I am 25 and a single mother.

    I have 3 children. I have full custody of my youngest and joint with my other 2. I am in a horrible situation right now and in need to vent. I have lost my job due to my car breaking down and couldnt make it to my job. Now I am leaving with my parents and I hate it here. This...
    nikabelle nikabelle 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 23

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    I am having so many problems with my 11 year

    old son. He is the youngest of my 5 children all the others are girls. His father and I split after an emotional and abusive relationship. The problem is my girls are calling him little dad because of his swearing his aggression and his negative attitude. Every day is a...
    lolita3121 lolita3121 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 9

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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

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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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    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 4 Responses Nov 15

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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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    hello, single mom of two here,

    son is 7 and daughter 10. I know what it is like to be a single mom, how tough it is, would love to talk to other moms here, feel free to message me
    katemomoftwo katemomoftwo 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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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 10 Responses Aug 10

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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

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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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    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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    Yes I am a single mother.

    I got pregnant four years ago (I was 22 when I got knocked up from my boyfriend at the time) I wanted to keep the baby but he disagreed and we broke up. So screw him, I had friends and family that supported me and my beautiful daughter. I don't regret her, she was a gift...
    heartall heartall 26-30, F Oct 12

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    I am a single mom raising a 3 year old boy.

    His father thinks he has control over what days to take him. If he doesn't want to take him he'll just call me the day of and tell me he's not taking him and I have to deal with it because I chose to leave him. I decided to not let him see his son until he understands and shows...
    moretm8803 moretm8803 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I'm a single mother but about to be a mother

    with grown children. I'm ready to find good friends that are caring, giving and loyal.
    cdmaslen cdmaslen 41-45, F 1 day ago

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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 believe me. i didnt expect him to be the one that thought id lie bout somethin like that but its expected from most teenage...
    tragedyhappens tragedyhappens 22-25, F 14 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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    It was unplanned and unexpected,

    and also the very best thing that could have ever happened to me. I am proud of my son beyond measure.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 4

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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 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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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.
    NuclearELDER NuclearELDER 41-45, M 1 Response May 28

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