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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 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 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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    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'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 1 hr 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'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 2 Responses May 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    jan3ypop jan3ypop 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 19

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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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    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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    x0Raynebow0x x0Raynebow0x 22-25, F 1 Response May 14

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    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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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 May 14

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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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    Little man is living the good life of a newborn.

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 18 Responses Jul 4, 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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    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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    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F 2 Responses May 14

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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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    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 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 1 day ago

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    My name is jannie im glad to be a member of

    this forum...I have been through a bad situation as a mother so I wrote a blog about it and I just wanted advice from other mothers.. send me your email address and ill send the blog to you...sorry im not computer friendly
    mslowe mslowe 22-25, F May 15

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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 6 days ago

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    mommyshorny mommyshorny 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 1

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    Mommy's little monkey!

    I love him so much.
    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F May 16

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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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    rennalyn rennalyn 36-40, F 8 Responses May 1

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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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    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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    Happy Mothers Day 2 all the moms.

    Although, it's not an easy job, it's worth it n the end.
    MsLena83 MsLena83 31-35, F 2 Responses May 10

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    Any success stories about being single

    and pregnant? Could really use a pick me up.
    crd800 crd800 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 a week ago

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    My Son is 12 and his dad is in

    and out of his life all the time BC he has his new FAM. My problem is that I went through his phone and found out he has a girlfriend and he hasn't told me about. And I don't know how to get him to tell me things. Please help.
    DayDreamingAngel DayDreamingAngel 31-35, F 2 Responses May 3

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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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    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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    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 am a single mother of three children

    and pregnant with my 4th child. Currently, I