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I Am a Single Mother

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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 42 Responses Apr 3, 2011

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    fanofpll fanofpll 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2015

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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 18-21, 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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    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 17 Responses Jun 21, 2015

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    I am glad to be a single mother

    and always happy to see the next day just to see my kids laugh and play.
    mokenu mokenu 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2015

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    Single mom to 5 beautiful daughters.

    Love them all to bits.
    chicamexicana chicamexicana 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 9, 2015

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    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 8 Responses Jun 11, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 18, 2015

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I just joined.. I've been a single mom

    for only a few months now. My ex was physically abusive and I left after 5 years of forgiving him. I didn't set out to be a single mom, but I'm still being the best mom I can be :)
    lindseyy11 lindseyy11 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 25, 2015

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    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

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    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 8 Responses Jan 17

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    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 4 days ago

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    Marissa Sangster December 7,

    2015 Eng110-Birky It is never too late to start over, change your ways, and chase your dreams. It took me almost 8 years after the birth of my first child to come to the realization. As a teen mom not really knowing for sure where life was headed had to be one of the hardest...
    marissas89 marissas89 26-30, F Dec 7, 2015

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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 5 Responses Jan 23, 2015

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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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    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 13 Responses Jun 16, 2015

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    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

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    i just joined this experienceproject.

    .. because i feel lonely, i am in the phase of getting a divorce, about to be a single mom.. i'm scared, i'm really scared. i dont know if i can handle it, and how i can be strong for myself and my kids.
    mmzsq mmzsq 36-40, F 10 Responses Nov 24, 2015

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    just had to swat my lil girls but.

    ..now I feel like crap
    bananna225 bananna225 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2015

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Aug 18, 2015

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    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 21, 2015

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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 46-50, F 9 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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    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 3 days ago

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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 4 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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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 3 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    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 9 Responses Jul 15, 2015

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    This is to any single mom

    who feels alone:When I found out I was pregnant I knew from the moment I heard my daughter's heart beat that I was ready to be a mom BUT getting the nerve and push to tell my ex he was going to be a father frightened me inside. I realized when I told him that I would be alone...
    fkmylife7 fkmylife7 22-25, F Dec 7, 2015

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    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 9 Responses Jan 14

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    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 4 days ago

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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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 3

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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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    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 1 Response Nov 20, 2015

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    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

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    mommyshorny mommyshorny 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 1, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    But boy am I being tested lately!

    If it's not one of my children giving me a hard time it's the other. Coupled with the stresses Im dealing with with the ex, life is certainly throwing some challenges my way! Feet (please) dont fail me now!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 5, 2015

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    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 5 Responses Oct 13, 2015

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    Amen sister. http://www.

    theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/jun/22/two-kids-two-fathers-kate-winslet
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 11, 2015

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