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I Am a Single Mother

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    I have been a single mother

    for 5 years now. it is hard and very stressful I feel so alone sometimes but most guys I met only wanted a fling so I had to say no. you would think men in their 30s would want to settledown but evidently it is not the case with every guy I met.
    gracegracefully gracegracefully 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    My daughter is 13 months old.

    Until recently I hadn't dated anyone since I had first gotten pregnant. Her father didn't stay around , we broke up right before I found out about being pregnant and when I told him he didn't really care and I haven't heard from him in over a year. Anyway, recently I started...
    hillaryalexis hillaryalexis 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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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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    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 11 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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    At fifteen, I found out O was pregnant.

    I'd only ever been with one man and was shocked that my first would be the father of my child, and upon hearing of my.pregnancy, he left me and adamantly denied his child. 25 weeks after conception, I gave birth to a baby boy who was riddled with health issues from a hole in his...
    KaylaMae96 KaylaMae96 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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    I am the single mother of a 3y.

    o little girl and she is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me. But sometimes I feel as tho I'm running in quicksand. Its so hard being her everything I just wanna scream and yell and throw a tantrum like the ones she is so fond of throwing. She is a strong willed...
    Amie87 Amie87 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 11

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    hi. I I have been a single mother

    for 3 years now. I was married for 15 years and he left me for another woman. We have 2 children. Ages 13 and 9. I was working at home as a medical transcriptionist but that has ended as my job got out sourced and the pay rate for that is going down and the standards are getting...
    liznicole15 liznicole15 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 28

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    The kid who turned my entire living room into a

    blanket fort tonight... Yeah, that one. He's mine.
    Uselessdesires Uselessdesires 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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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 19 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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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 5 Responses Oct 31, 2012

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    I'm 21, a single first time mom to a little

    girl due in March. I'm excited and so many other emotions. About a year ago I realized in order to get out from underneath the life I despised so deeply, I'd have to work side jobs besides my normal one. I became a prostitute. Before you all harp on me for bad choices it's what...
    iamaphrodite iamaphrodite 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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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'm a single mother of a 4 year old.

    The job itself is very hard. But I wouldn't trade it for anything, in the world. I love being a mom. So much that I want to have more babies. Of course, this time things are going to be different than they were the last time I was pregnant. Because my last relationship was...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F Feb 26

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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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    My boyfriend left me

    after my child was born.
    jordanOz jordanOz 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    It doesn't even matter how anymore.

    All that matters now is that he is mine and I am his. My 4 yr. old little guy going on 10. He wants to do everything for himself until he can't and then its all about mama. He thinks I can do anything. I love him so much. He's my world, the best thing in my life and the only...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 24

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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 5 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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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'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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    I am a single mom of one son.

    He is 13 now and in the 8th grade.
    femaleoutshopping femaleoutshopping 26-30, F Mar 19

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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 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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    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 49 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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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 19 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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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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    My son is a year old he's only seen his father

    at most 7 times in his life. he's never had a father figure and some times it kills me. his father and I split when he was two months even when we were together he never bonded I didn't everything baby related. and he avoided him for while ended up in jail and moved away and...
    LexaLee44 LexaLee44 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    Www.etsy.com/shop/reneescreations88
    reneelove1 reneelove1 26-30, F Mar 19

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    I'm a single mother of a six month old baby boy

    at twenty and to be honest, although I enjoy the time loving and caring my little one to be ever so fulfilling, I also find it completely draining. The father comes to see him maybe once or twice a week for a couple of hours but he isn't much help, he refuses to even change a...
    LanaDelSlaay LanaDelSlaay 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 1

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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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    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'm a single mother of two boys a 2yr

    and my youngest is a month old both by different guys and both giving me hell its hard taking care of them by myself u would think they would understand but guess not..
    swann89 swann89 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    You know today I just want to rant.

    .. its frustrating after 4 yrs of doing this single mom thing and seeing how much of a creep the ex-husband/ my childrens father is. Today was my sons 6th birthday and there wasnt even one phone call made and I presume that is because I moved so far away and he is mad at me. Well...
    Irishm4id3n Irishm4id3n 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 11

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    I have an issue with this stigma of "non-

    violent parenting." people keep telling me "dont spank your kid, dont put your kid on time out" they say it stimulates parts of the brain associated with abuse. that part of the brain tell a child "i should noy do this" or "i should do this" abuse is crossing the line. even...
    modestmuslimah modestmuslimah 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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    Hi, I was wondering if anyone women could take

    just five minutes out of their day to complete this survey. There are only 10 questions. It is about feminism, strong and brave women, heroines and role models. It is for an important assignment so it would be so much help if you could do this for me. Thank you so much! http...
    gracielynn1 gracielynn1 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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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'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, 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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    I am a single mother

    and liking it, yes some times are hard and I can be incredibly exhausted but I wouldn't have it any other way. A q tho to other single mothers, do people constantly tell you that you should start dating? Why do people think id be happier with a man in my life? I don't feel like...
    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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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 5 Responses Apr 13

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    My daughter is due in in March.

    By June I'll be married to my soulmate. The problem is she lives across the country. Visiting one another would be close to impossible. Loving one another is probably even harder. I've been in a long distance relationship before. We were engaged but had no chance of making it...
    iamaphrodite iamaphrodite 18-21, F Feb 6

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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 5 Responses Jan 2

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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 101 Responses Jul 11, 2010

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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 2 days ago

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    jan3ypop jan3ypop 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 8 Responses Jan 23

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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.
    GeneticMATERIAL GeneticMATERIAL 41-45, M 1 Response May 28, 2014

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