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I Am a Single Mother

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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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    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

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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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    I have someone special

    but no husband. I have 2 children, grown now
    ownedpaula ownedpaula 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    Feeling overwhelmed!!

    Working 2 jobs while going to school and trying to be a good mom to my 12 year old. My to-do list is never ending.
    Grasshopper2Ninja Grasshopper2Ninja 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    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 19 Responses Feb 20

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    I'm a single mom with 4 kids

    and it does get hard but i know with God anything is possible
    lindsaydawn20 lindsaydawn20 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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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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    i am not alone.. but i want to be.

    he is still there idk how to tell him i dont want to be together anymore..its more than me feeling bad that we wont be a family.. i dont know what he will do to our things or our car..
    luvlybombchell luvlybombchell 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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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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    But not for long.....

    Dad has been completely absent since January of last year (has it really only been that long? - it seems like a lifetime). Getting married in November to a guy my daughter adores & he her. He has no shoes to fill, just some to provide. How amazing he is! Feeling incredibly...
    jules021775 jules021775 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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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 41-45, F 46 Responses Jun 15, 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, 2014

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    Being a single mother is a path I chose

    when I decided to divorce and give myself and my kids a safe and loving home away from my toxic ex. I have no regrets in divorcing him... it's probably one of the smartest things I've done. But now, I'm faced with new problems. I'm trying to be strong, but I'm so so so tired...
    StarLily71 StarLily71 41-45, F 34 Responses Aug 7

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    Being a single mother is one thing

    but being an only parent is a whole other thing. The father of my children would rather be out using drugs then caring for his children. I am sometimes afraid that me alone is not good enough for my kiddos
    onlyhuman1 onlyhuman1 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 20

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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 have 3 grown children an 2 gran BABIES My son

    is still with me at the age of 26 this month on the 26 ain't that something. He does for me and helps me around the house. I'm able to do a lot by myself but I'm Very Proud to be a Single Mother.
    yvettemae48 yvettemae48 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 30

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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 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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    "May the good Lord be with you down every road

    you roam. And may sunshine and happiness surround you when you're far from home. And may you grow to be proud, dignified, and true. And may you do on to others as you'd have done to you. May you be courageous and be brave. And in my heart you'll always stay, forever young. May...
    AnnUrban AnnUrban 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 2

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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

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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 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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    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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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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    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'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 14 Responses Jun 16

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    I count my blessings every day

    and night. Somedays I am hurt for being a single mom. The feeling of abandonment sinks in but then I try to imagine life without these 3 beautiful joys bestowed onto me. I know that my life is not exactly how I planned it to be, but at least I am a mother. At least I have...
    AngelicHalo AngelicHalo 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 10

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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 9 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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    I'm so glad I've spoken out today.

    today I attended twins group with my littlw angels. and I was listening to all the other mothers talking about there plans. some where talking about nursery fees. some were talking about going back to work. others were discussing about the 2yr funding for nursery fees I can get...
    sammyjo963 sammyjo963 22-25, F Aug 12

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    My season of singleness has been going on

    for almost 3 years now but I must say I love my life, my relationship with God and I'm extremely blessed to have, enjoy and raise 3 healthy, beautiful children.
    ShesSpiritual35 ShesSpiritual35 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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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

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    I feel so overwhelmed!

    between work, kids, house, divorce, looking for another place to live, bills and men!!! men and their lying crap. leave me alone!! I've got enough jobs that 10 of me couldn't do it. Noone cares, Noone offers to help! when I have time to catch up, I get tired and depressed...
    lajmlove1 lajmlove1 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I am currently 7 months pregnant with my first

    child. I am finding it hard to function these days... Its like you can't run from your mistakes or your problems you just have to learn from them but why does it have to be so hard.... & why does it have to hurt ?
    AllaboutCarver AllaboutCarver 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    i took guardianship of a baby 6yrs ago

    who has been diagnosed with mental retardation autism adhd and is non verbal im venting be cause he needs fencing everywhere i contact says out of funds .so i made a gofundme account 6 months ago not even 1 donation but they donate for concert tickets help for animals and i love...
    beckylouwho4544 beckylouwho4544 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hello everyone are you tired of the daily

    hassle of getting to work? The traffic, the limited time, the expensive gas, etc. Tired of struggling financially? The daycare, sitters, the overwhelming debt, unexpected bills, mortgage/car payment, sacrifices. Need financial freedom? Are you tired of being tired, feeling...
    vero423314 vero423314 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    mommyshorny mommyshorny 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 1

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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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    I've dated a man who loved my kids he was a

    good guy helped all he could but family and friends seemed to think I was putting to much on him and I didn't mean to but after we broke up he wanted to be friends it was ok at first but I still had feelings for so it was hard to be his friend he was willing to help out still...
    lindsaydawn20 lindsaydawn20 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 26

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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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    “He’s changed,” is the line I was told

    for many, many years. I’ve learned last year that he has not changed. Matter of fact, he’s acquired more negative ‘aspects.’ I am angry that I have been lied to for so many years, and I am angry that my son has been manipulated by them to become against me. His dad has...
    OlivePhire OlivePhire 41-45, F Jul 26

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    20 weeks and 2 days pregnant!

    I am more than half way through this pregnancy:) I can't wait to see my little boy. Mommy loves you more than anything in the world, every time I feel your kicks or little movements it puts a smile on my face, and makes my day 100 times better.
    mommytobenicole mommytobenicole 13-15, F Jul 27

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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 10 Responses Jul 31

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    I settled down too early

    because I was desperate to have children. I chose the wrong guy. Deep down I'm sure I must have known all along but hormones take over and I needed to have a baby! I wasted 14 years of my life trying to make it work with this person. We had 2 children and he was a useless dad...
    whatsthefuckingpoint whatsthefuckingpoint 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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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 7 Responses Jun 11, 2014

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