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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, 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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    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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    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'm 21, single mother of 2 boys aged 5

    and 3. Fathers are not involved even tho we were in a pretty long relationship before I got pregnant.. Proudest mother on the world ^_^
    1993atnomkal 1993atnomkal 18-21, F 5 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.
    EternalEONS EternalEONS 41-45, M 1 Response May 28, 2014

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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 4 days ago

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    I am separated for seven years

    and have two sons. Hope to meet other single mothers too! :)
    NaivePearl NaivePearl 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    more single mother to be.

    due in June. stressful, but i still feel blessed. All children are a blessing and a children.
    modestmuslimah modestmuslimah 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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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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    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've been on this forum

    for sometime but have never posted to it. I'm a mom of two beautiful and amazing kids. But right now I feel like I'm letting my kids down. There's not so great things going on with their father and I'm trying to get the stuff I need to get things fixed. I want my kids to see...
    Ldylvlylcks2002 Ldylvlylcks2002 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I am a single parent

    who moved house with my 2 daughters, aged 8 and 11 months, to a new area, where we do not know anyone. In order for me to attend university and complete a degree. With the hope of providing a better life for my daughters in the long run. The journey to even go to university in...
    Alexandra88xXx Alexandra88xXx 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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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 "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'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 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, 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 101 Responses Jul 11, 2010

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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, 2014

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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 7 Responses Jan 23

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    My daughter dad and I have been off

    for about 9 months. I begged him back and he begged me but it was at different times. I had become used to being a single mom....now he pops up saying he wanted to hold me and he didn't hate me. I know its mind games. Apart of me wants to curse him out but I don't want to scoop...
    mommycutie14 mommycutie14 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    im tired of my childs father not being a good

    man. hes emotionally abusive and disrespectful. i hate that i have to depend on him, because hes so careless. i want my child to have their father in their life...
    TommiStarr TommiStarr 26-30, F Feb 7

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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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    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 have been feeling great

    as a single mom. Took my kids to the beach today, turns out I have to leave. Not sure I can handle seeing one more happy couple with their kids today :/
    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 1

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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 5 Responses Jan 27

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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 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Happy 9 months to my little chunker!

    I can't believe Elena is 9 months.
    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    momwithdaughter momwithdaughter 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 14, 2014

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    Hi just wanna give a shout out to all you

    single mothers you guys are wonderful strong women and should be very proud of yourselfs no matter what anybody says and your kids are very lucky to have you as a mom :) keep your head high and stay strong ladies
    SoCalAssasin SoCalAssasin 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 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 51 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    I don't remember the night

    that well. I knew I was drinking, and I got in bed with some guy who was a good friend. I thought we would only hook up, not have sex. He told me the next day I had to take some plan b. I didn't know what he meant. He told me we had sex the previous night. I never took the plan...
    xjuliaxxx xjuliaxxx 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 11

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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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    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 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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    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 4 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 32 Responses Feb 20

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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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    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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    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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    mommyshorny mommyshorny 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 1

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    im 19, 7 weeks pregnant to someone i dont

    even know, first pregnancy & im so confused about what to do /:
    xBrookelle xBrookelle 18-21, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    First time mom, a single mom.

    ..I wanted to share my story with you...because i am feeling alone,scared,without help,without job,without money...i am pregnant in 18 weeks...the father of my child is a big jerke,lyier...he was dating me and his future wife on the same time...and got pregnant,on the same time...
    Lyly03 Lyly03 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 12

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    Well hello everyone. Like I said before,

    im a struggling single mom, with a little boy. Well I have a BIG problem.... I started dating a rich guy a few monthes back, but he hates the kid. Im so mad that my stupid baby is ruining my chances with this sexy guy, I mean come on?! God I always knew my kid was selfish, but...
    EffervescantBabe11 EffervescantBabe11 18-21, F 12 Responses Jan 27