I Am a Single Mother

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    Guavajelly Guavajelly
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 21, 2015

    I have raised my son on my own

    for 10 years. His father chooses not to be part of his life or help contribute financially. Between school and sports, I have no me time or time to meet someone. I do know that I am raising a special guy who will make a girl very happy one day.
    bleweyez bleweyez
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Aug 23, 2015

    I have been a single mother (not by choice)

    for 16 years. I've not dated and have been celibate the last 16 years also. A 60-hour work week is a light week for me, and I find myself never having enough time to actually enjoy life. I don't have time for conversation or for any type of social life, and have truly failed to...
    WellRunDry WellRunDry
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 19

    My boyfriend of 8 months

    and I broke up about 2 months ago. Recently, we reconnected and started hashing out what went wrong. One of the issues that came up was that I let my 4 year old daughter run the relationship. (Ex: If she didn't feel like going out her and I would just stay home. ) My boyfriend...
    KayElle24 KayElle24
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 3

    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
    17 Responses Feb 20, 2015

    I'm the single mother of a beautiful eight year

    old girl, she is my life but I also need to be able to provide for her so I have to go to college (which I postponed until she was of schooling age) I was a typical teenager you know, the only difference is I forgot one time to make sure he was protected, one time. He broke up...
    LiliaPulchra LiliaPulchra
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 18

    I'm getting used to the idea of my daughter

    being around another woman. For that woman to take care of my daughter in a way that I would. Also, I'm having to face that she is taking my place in the family dynamics with my ex-in-laws. It's hard. In my mind I know that no one could ever take my place in my daughters eyes...
    Annurban Annurban
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 17
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 6

    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
    18-21, F
    23 Responses Apr 8, 2014
    Annurban Annurban
    26-30, F
    Feb 23

    I'm 7 months along and doing this all on my own!

    I know I can do this but man it gets lonely sometimes!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Jan 14

    Conversation with my 8 year old,

    two minutes before he falls asleep: - Mom, do you think I will ever get a step dad? -- Well.. Why? Do you want to have a step dad? - If he's good to me, yes. -- I would only be with someone who is good to you. - Well, it's more important that he's good to you, Mom. You need...
    Fallflower Fallflower
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    A long time ago when I was a child my dad was

    an abusive drunk who beat me, my mother, and both my sisters he would also rape my youngest sister but he never really touched my brother. One day hey came home and beat my mother to death. Later that day he was arrested and my brother disappeared. Me and my sisters stayed with...
    cremefraiche75 cremefraiche75
    18-21, F
    12 Responses Jun 21, 2015
    sholdier7 sholdier7
    26-30, M
    Mar 2

    I'm 20 and 10 weeks pregnant.

    The father and I broke up before I knew I was pregnant, and he is back with his teenaged ex girlfriend, who is still in high school. I haven't told him, and I'm battling with myself on if I should. He's immature and can't hold a job, he's unreliable and I can't see him owning up...
    casya casya
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jan 17

    I am a single mother with 3 beautiful boys.

    my 6 and 7 year old live with there father and my youngest lives with me. (different fathers) my youngest father had abandoned us for a 16 year old girl when my son was 3weeks. my son Christian is now 2. his father had cheated through the 2 years we were together. but I am...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 23

    I am a single mother

    as well of 3 boys 6,8,11 yes I would also do everything I can to make sure they r ok but I made the choice to have them so I have to make sure I get out there and make the decision to b a good mom and get a steady job if u can even hold a steady job in first place should make...
    hisriderforlife hisriderforlife
    31-35, F
    Feb 8

    Okay, I've never disclosed this anywhere

    so yeah, here it goes. I'm a single mother and I'm 19. I have a beautiful son and he's just a year old. I love him to death. I was not married, but hoping one day we will. I said right, about my abusive relationship, yeah it was because of that. He wanted me to abort but I was...
    Buoyantwaters Buoyantwaters
    18-21, F
    14 Responses Mar 18

    I'm a single mother by choice,

    of an 8 yr old clever boy. I learned that I can't be with someone who got goals but no plans. It was my bravest move. No regrets, just lessons learned. Last weekend, my son put on his jersey and basketball shoes and shot 13 hoops out of 50. Take note, ball and hoop were both...
    shaxoxo shaxoxo
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 18

    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
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Aug 10, 2014

    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

    Since the day I found out I was pregnant,

    my daughter's father has been emotionally absent. First suggesting that I get an abortion and then calling my best friend behind my back to ask her if she could convince me to do so. Finding out you are pregnant at 21 is scary, but it's also not the worst thing that can happen...
    Annurban Annurban
    26-30, F
    Mar 24

    I'm a single mother of three amazing little

    girls. My husband and I divorced last year. My kiddos are my world.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    12 Responses Jun 16, 2015

    Raising teenage special needs boys is the

    hardest thing I've ever had to do!
    secretlove2014 secretlove2014
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 27

    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

    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

    I am the single mom of an autistic 11 year old.

    he also has a life threatening medical condition. I thought long and hard before leaving my abusive ex. but I figured a living mother was better than a dead one. It is so lonely. today I reached out to my ex-husband (living in another country) to discuss my sons autism, and...
    catpetter catpetter
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Feb 24

    I am 20 years old , living off my best friend

    whilst trying to find work, and 4 months pregnant with a precious little girl (Naming her Autumn ). I am looking for any donations to my cause. Thank you to everyone who donates (Link will be sent to you if you want to donate, pm me directly )
    HolyTears HolyTears
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 7

    I have a 2 year old daughter.

    Her dad was abusive to me for 3-4 years. I had enough of him and got a 5 year restraining order. When she was 5 months old he tried to kidnap her and that was my breaking point. Yes being a single mom is hard but I've learned a lot about myself. I've found resources and other...
    murman91 murman91
    22-25, F
    Feb 26

    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
    16 Responses Jan 17, 2013

    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

    Hey ladies and parents I appreciate all your

    hard work and effort you guys put in to be parents to your children I wish all of you the best and if your looking for childcare in Los Angeles or Las Vegas goodluck !
    nana2085 nana2085
    22-25, F
    Jan 6

    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

    Children need examples,

    not critics. If you want what's best for your child, you first need to find out what's best for yourself.
    Annurban Annurban
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Feb 17

    have to think about my son

    and myself. as far as I'm concerned **** the rest. single with priorities first :)
    iihumpchu95 iihumpchu95
    18-21, F
    Nov 20, 2015

    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
    36 Responses Jun 15, 2013

    Raising special needs teenagers is defiantly a

    challenge noone can prepare you for!! If only I could go back and change who their father is!! I have no family or friends that care enough to help me in any way!!
    secretlove2014 secretlove2014
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 27

    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

    I am a single mom to three beautiful teenagers,

    and am proud of myself. being a mother is the best thing ever, I love the experience. sure its tough specially on end months paying bills and meeting all the responsibilities but it helps me grow stronger every day
    repka repka
    36-40
    1 Response Jan 19
    kaleeeb kaleeeb
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 27

    I have been battling

    for in excess of three years for child support. I am tired, I am getting suicidal and even though I am on anti depressants I am depressed, But I will never let go for my son's sake. If I could hire a big gun lawyer like the father can I would. But I can't. I am humbly...
    sinaan sinaan
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 10
    mommyshorny mommyshorny
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Feb 1, 2015

    I am a single mother.

    I got raped when I was 14 and gave birth to my daughter when I was 15. At the time my mom made me call her dad, Conner. He abused both of us so I left to live with my sister when I was 16. She was a drug addict and was also pregnant at the time. She stopped using while she was...
    11Taylor11 11Taylor11
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Jul 31, 2015

    Yeah, I'm the single mother of 17 month old

    Emma. And this married cousin asked : So now you have a boyfriend now or not? I answered nicely : "I don't have time for a boyfriend. I'm with Emma 24/7. She doesn't go to daycare, she's always with me. Whenever I need to do something, I have to bring her with me." To which, she...
    CantatriceChauve CantatriceChauve
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 3

    Single mom to 5 beautiful daughters.

    Love them all to bits.
    chicamexicana chicamexicana
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jul 9, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Jun 11, 2015

    My son starts first grade tomorrow,

    in a new school... lol... "new"... of course he saw some of his friends from kindergarten in the stores getting school supplies... he's nervous about it, which affects his attitude, then he gets in trouble, because he irritable, and cranky and mean and crying, and whining and...
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2015

    I'm looking for any single mothers in

    or around the lower Michigan area who might want to chat please feel free to check out my profile and add me if interested and message me anytime
    spankyouhard9 spankyouhard9
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 9

    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
    28 Responses Mar 15, 2011

    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
    4 Responses Jan 23, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Dec 9, 2014

    I am a single mom of three 2 boys

    and girl 8,6 & 4 I work my *** off to make sure they are taken care of along playing baseball and my daughter takes tumbleing classes my kids will always come first....
    Tashababyy90 Tashababyy90
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 9

    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
    38 Responses Apr 3, 2011

    I have no hate for single women

    who are not looking for a job while they're pregnant. There is a difference between still working while pregnant and looking for a job while pregnant. The first case is much easier. A lot of single mothers out there like to write how heroic they were for their kids and become...
    CantatriceChauve CantatriceChauve
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 8

    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

    Although I was dating my daughter's father

    when she was born, I have always felt like a single mother. The evening that I went into labor, I had my mom drive me to the hospital. When he got there later in the night, I was having very horrible contractions. The nurse filled the bathtub so that I could lay beneath the warm...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    I'm a single mother of 3.

    4 y/o daughter, 3 y/o son and a 2 y/o daughter. I've been separated from my abusive husband for over a year now and have been legally divorced for 4 months. Took some time to process the divorce and such. It has its ups and downs but ultimately they push me to do and be my best...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 1

    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
    98 Responses Jul 11, 2010

    As it already says...

    I am a single mother. I am 51 years old... (my information is incorrect because I was just putting random stuff in for my information so I could get on here faster) I have two children. One boy, 17, and a girl who is 15. It has been a struggle and still is. right now it is...
    sassword sassword
    26-30, F
    Mar 1
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