Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am a Single Mother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 8,879 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Any success stories about being single

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to

    announce that I have decided to become a Plexus Ambassador!!! I have jumped in with both feet for two very important reasons: 1) Plexus has a set of products that is CHANGING PEOPLE’S LIVES and I wanted to be a part of that! I've stood by and watched many of my friends gain...
    PlexusSlimChick PlexusSlimChick 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Hello everyone..New here to experience project.

    .. I am the mother of an eleven year old daughter...looking to make new friends.
    NHMom NHMom 31-35, F 7 Responses May 26

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 21

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am a single mother with 3 girls I had

    unprotected sex and am now late. I have great fear to be pregnant again.
    Conny80 Conny80 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 22

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 3 Responses Sep 11, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've been living in Toronto

    for quite sometime now and my twin boys are just 2 years and are very found of the place. When I go for work I leave them at a daycare in our neighbourhood and I pick them up after the office. They are very comfortable and at times my parents too drop in to help me keep an eye...
    GladyMiles GladyMiles 26-30, F May 25

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Hello this is for all the people

    that are looking for a flexible job and to make money doing something for the greater good that feels so rewarding. Plexus is a worldwide million dollar company that allows me to work from home. It's all easy access and you get to inform others about the benefits of taking...
    PlexusSlimChick PlexusSlimChick 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 3 Responses May 8

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Father's Day is painful.

    My two wonderful boys have now been without one for ten years. He left after I divorced him and moved a thousand miles away. There have been three couple day visits, here, and they have never been with him alone much. Recently he relocated closer-- making a big show to his...
    elizabethmariejazz elizabethmariejazz 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    mommyshorny mommyshorny 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 1

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 15 Responses Jun 16

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have been divorced a year

    and three months now. single mom of a sweet 4 year old. I love being on my own. caring for my son. the pros and cons are equal tho. one day I rock it...the next day I fall. Is it going to always be like this?
    Mama2ljre Mama2ljre 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 17

    Your Response

    Cancel