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I Am a Single Mother

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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 6 Responses Jun 11

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    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

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    Well my daughter is all hyper

    as can be! At 11pm wth who gave her sugar? More then likely her grandma! And I'm over here like I just wanna close my eyes and sleep and pray this cold is gone in the morning
    mtndew25 mtndew25 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    I am 8 weeks postpartum

    and going through a divorce. Hardest thing I have ever experienced. Wish I had more money :(
    jqwujiaqi jqwujiaqi 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    I am currently going to a junior college about

    half an hour from my house. I need to transfer soon and me and my son will be on our own. It scares me shitless. I am insanely stressed out. I need to go to school, and work to pay bills and buy food. I don't know how I'm going to do it. School, work, homework, finding a daycare...
    etselec918 etselec918 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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 9 Responses Sep 10

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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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    Share my story... ok,

    I'll put the short version :) I never wanted kids and honestly am not sure if I'll have any more. When I was 20 I got pregnant with my boyfriend at the time - potentially the worst person out of all the people I've dated to get knocked up by. Abusive, alcoholic and cocaine...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I'm 21 and in school

    and work on Saturday ... Will it ever get better?
    megs101 megs101 18-21, F 12 Responses Oct 6

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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

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    bing26 bing26 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 1

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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 walk to work everyday

    because I can't afford a car. My job has me working different shifts, I get 40 hours a week but I really don't get to be with my youngest son, he spends more time with my parents than me. I just want to be able to buy groceries, pay my bills and be there for my children but I...
    purplearth purplearth 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    So I have a son who is about a year

    and a half. I am also pregnant again. Same father. He told me as soon as I got pregnant again he wanted nothing to do with me relationship wise but he would be there for the kids. It is something I have been struggling to accept. Today I went to drop my son off for a visit with...
    DarlingAnna DarlingAnna 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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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 45 Responses Apr 3, 2011

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    I am a single mother of an 8 yr old boy

    and a 2 yr old girl. I have been doing this alone for a while. I try to encourage their father yo have a relationship with them but it's declined. Recently out lives have been changed for the better. Two months ago i met this amazing guy. The kids adore him and so do I. Here...
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    Sorry, I'm not on here to find a man,

    nor to find a date. Please, do not send messages inquiring about this. I signed up to share my experiences and to know that there are others who have been through what I have. Perhaps to receive a positive "here here" once in awhile, to let others know they aren't alone. I...
    KindKTea KindKTea 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    The Pull Out Method Doesn'T Count As B.C

    Yeah I love sex okay. Who doesn't? Lets be real here. I chose to lay with a military man who I thought was a diamond in a pile of rocks. Turns out he was anything but. He was amazing until I told him I might be pregnant. I was a little tiny thing then so he didn't believe me. It...
    Audrey32J Audrey32J 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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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

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    Boy no one told me that it was going to be hard.

    I love my kids with all my being. Never regret having them, because they have changed me for the better. I just wish the absent parent would step up and do more for them, but you can't make a person be part of a child's life when they don't want to. I rarely ask for help. When I...
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    "Well that baby grew into a boy

    who became her pride and joy. He loved her like no man could. And her heart finally felt peace, because she finally understood God's love... And as she laid there in that bed, 99 years old-- she grabbed her son's hand and said, 'There's something you must know'... There is a...
    DanniBelle1121 DanniBelle1121 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 9 Responses Sep 15

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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 4 Responses Jan 15

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    My daughter is my world

    and I love that she's a girly girl but she does like getting messy too.... Hope everyone enjoyed there weekend
    mtndew25 mtndew25 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Yes I am a single mother.

    I got pregnant four years ago (I was 22 when I got knocked up from my boyfriend at the time) I wanted to keep the baby but he disagreed and we broke up. So screw him, I had friends and family that supported me and my beautiful daughter. I don't regret her, she was a gift...
    heartall heartall 26-30, F Oct 12

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    I am 22 and I already have a 2 years old

    daughter. Am I happy? Proud? or am I sad? ashamed? what do you think?
    dontcallmepretty dontcallmepretty 22-25, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    Cries of a Concerned Mother

    Hi, my name is Misty. I am a mother of a child with autsim. She is a beautiful girl. recently about 3 months ago she had wondered from my home down to a local resturaunt before anyone in my home had woken up. poor girl she was found dirty because she played in a bunch of dirt on...
    mistyrose mistyrose 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 17, 2007

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    Unless your spouse died,

    no credit for being a single women by choice. A Child need both parent to grow up.
    PathologicalLair PathologicalLair 26-30, F 18 Responses Aug 11

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    I have a 4 year old boy.

    He is the love of my life. Just seeing him each day makes me smile. He likes to sit on my lap while we read together or watch tv. I am enjoying every moment of this cuddle time. :) His dad and I were married for 6 years and have been separated for a little while. His dad is...
    zooloothe1st zooloothe1st 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    Today I just want to scream

    and cry but I have kids who depend on me. People were not meant to raise children alone. I have zero family near by and m just having a hard day. Thanks for listening. This too shall pass I know...
    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F 8 Responses Oct 7

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    Proud To Be A Single Mom!

    The best thing about a Single Parent is that even though they are stressed from everything, still they keep themselves strong for their children.. :3
    janjanzano janjanzano 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    Ugh, Why Do People Judge?

    Yep, I'm mum to three children...and single. Why do people judge? They see you...and judge? I'm not single through choice. I divorced after someone helped me realise that my husband was financially, and emotionally, abusive. I went to a refuge with my then two children, and...
    CaraStarr CaraStarr 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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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

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    Oh What Love.

    Lately I've been busier than usual and more stressed than usual. Being a single parent is no walk in the park. Even when things aren't falling apart all around you, it can be easy to struggle with the feeling that your best simply isn't enough. I always feel that my kids deserve...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2013

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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 found out yesterday

    that the father of my child is expecting a baby with his current gf. Wow I don't understand how you can completely act as if you don't have a daughter and then continue to make more children else where. I am not going to pretend that I am not burned by this because I am. Don't...
    Crystalclear91 Crystalclear91 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 17

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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 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 4 Responses Oct 31, 2012

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    I have 4 children from two relationships.

    2 from each man. Had my first child at 16. Ended my relationship with my child's father in 2009. Although I'm seeing someone, he's not their dad and can't be as supportive even though he tries. My kids are 9,8,6 and 5. I want to pull my hair out and scream most days but I take...
    Lauren122288 Lauren122288 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    Sometimes as a mother I feel

    so lost. I see other parents who have clearly got their s*hit together. I take my daughter to school and feel like I don't fit in. The mothers are talking about their husbands and their plans and what they all did together over the weekend. I sit there staring at my shoes...
    CandiIsMastersLittleSlave CandiIsMastersLittleSlave 22-25, F 11 Responses Jul 17

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    Sometimes I get overwhelmed,

    tired and frustrated raising a little boy on my own. 8 years of this. Work all day then turn on the mommy duties till 9pm rinse and repeat, 5 days a week. I stay active in his schooling, take him to soccer, cheer his games. Take him to karate when I can. Playtime with...
    NotFiction NotFiction 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 28

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    So now my baby boy is 7 months old already.

    He is my everything. It seems like he knows what his mom went through so he is kinda good baby. I tried not to think about his bio dad but sometimes I can't help and It still bothers me. He said he would never becoming back to Vietnam but NO, he always comes back to Vietnam...
    diemnicole diemnicole 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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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 36-40, F 55 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    My baby doesn't stop crying😰

    even with my moms help I feel like there is no end to this....
    jqwujiaqi jqwujiaqi 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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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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    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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    momwithdaughter momwithdaughter 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 14

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    Love Being His Mom

    At 18 i found out i was pregnant. i had my son bout 4 months after i turned 19. His dad left me before he knew i was pregnant and when i told him he didnt believe me. i didnt expect him to be the one that thought id lie bout somethin like that but its expected from most teenage...
    tragedyhappens tragedyhappens 22-25, F 14 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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    I had my beautiful girl

    when I was 15. My boyfriend abruptly left me when I told him that I'm pregnant and just disappeared and left me to care for her alone. I am 19 now and I try to balance work, college, my child and my relations with other people. It's a lot of work, so my best friend helps around...
    Rosenrot95 Rosenrot95 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 8

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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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    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.
    daddyATOM daddyATOM 41-45, M 1 Response May 28

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    The single mother scene is taking it's till on

    me. I have to pretend I'm stronger than I am.. And to be honest I just need to rant for a minute. I'm not a complainer but I'm extremely irritated by this all! I got my son back from his father with a pink eye and ear infection. His dad had more important things to do than take...
    Maybaby24 Maybaby24 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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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 3 Responses Aug 28

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