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I Am a Single Mother

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    My daughter dad and I have been off

    for about 9 months. I begged him back and he begged me but it was at different times. I had become used to being a single mom....now he pops up saying he wanted to hold me and he didn't hate me. I know its mind games. Apart of me wants to curse him out but I don't want to scoop...
    mommycutie14 mommycutie14 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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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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    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'm 21, single mother of 2 boys aged 5

    and 3. Fathers are not involved even tho we were in a pretty long relationship before I got pregnant.. Proudest mother on the world ^_^
    1993atnomkal 1993atnomkal 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't remember the night

    that well. I knew I was drinking, and I got in bed with some guy who was a good friend. I thought we would only hook up, not have sex. He told me the next day I had to take some plan b. I didn't know what he meant. He told me we had sex the previous night. I never took the plan...
    xjuliaxxx xjuliaxxx 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 11

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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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    First time mom, a single mom.

    ..I wanted to share my story with you...because i am feeling alone,scared,without help,without job,without money...i am pregnant in 18 weeks...the father of my child is a big jerke,lyier...he was dating me and his future wife on the same time...and got pregnant,on the same time...
    Lyly03 Lyly03 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 12

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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 7 Responses Sep 13, 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, 2014

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    I am separated for seven years

    and have two sons. Hope to meet other single mothers too! :)
    NaivePearl NaivePearl 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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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...
    AnnUrban AnnUrban 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    I've recently become a single mum to my

    beautiful 6 month old son. We are far better off living without his father under the same roof for so many reasons. I've been taking things a day at a time and it seems to be working but I've found myself thinking about intimacy and sex a lot over the last few days. How do you...
    mumplusone mumplusone 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    It get tough but I have a family who's very

    supportive I'm so blessed ๐Ÿ˜
    angieloveee angieloveee 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 11, 2014

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    I am a single parent

    who moved house with my 2 daughters, aged 8 and 11 months, to a new area, where we do not know anyone. In order for me to attend university and complete a degree. With the hope of providing a better life for my daughters in the long run. The journey to even go to university in...
    Alexandra88xXx Alexandra88xXx 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 7

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    Hi just wanna give a shout out to all you

    single mothers you guys are wonderful strong women and should be very proud of yourselfs no matter what anybody says and your kids are very lucky to have you as a mom :) keep your head high and stay strong ladies
    SoCalAssasin SoCalAssasin 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 9

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    I'm 21, a single first time mom to a little

    girl due in March. I'm excited and so many other emotions. About a year ago I realized in order to get out from underneath the life I despised so deeply, I'd have to work side jobs besides my normal one. I became a prostitute. Before you all harp on me for bad choices it's what...
    iamaphrodite iamaphrodite 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    Gratitude And Wishes

    The one thing i know is that i am more grateful to have my daughter in  my life than any other blessing/person/event etc. Without hesitation will give my life for her (what parent wouldn't?). She has helped  me become a better person, face my fears, step into the abyss...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 15 Responses Dec 9, 2009

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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 19 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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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, 2014

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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.
    NuclearELDER NuclearELDER 41-45, M 1 Response May 28, 2014

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    As it's Christmas, my least favorite time of

    the year, I started thinking about Mary in the Christ story. Mary was a single mother carrying around a baby with whom there was no father. Single mothers 2000 years ago were also scorned upon. Why? Where in history did it go from matriarchal caveman village support of any...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254 36-40 Dec 29, 2014

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    my due date is around the corner ,

    2 months from now,I am a first time mommy and i cant stand the father if my child ,I have grown a hatred towards him.I want to cut him off because he stresses me out ,I cried when he broke up with me 2 months ago and he said he never wanted me and he manipulated me to leave...
    soon2bemom soon2bemom 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    I have 3 amazing kids

    that i feel like I fail daily. I have been divorced for 3yrs, i am what i never wanted to be, a single mother. It is a challenge everyday but God is faithful above all of my shortcomings. I work full time, raise my littles along with a naughty dog, run a household and I'm tired...
    brokenprincess1 brokenprincess1 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 17

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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 have been feeling great

    as a single mom. Took my kids to the beach today, turns out I have to leave. Not sure I can handle seeing one more happy couple with their kids today :/
    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I was watching a movie

    and Julie, the girl, turns around and says, "What does it say about you when you don't like your friends?" and her friend replies, "That you're perfectly normal." Why is it worse to spend Friday night alone with HBO, than Friday night with a bunch of people, none of whom you...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    Please Don't Be "that" Mom.

    Latest:ย 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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    Happy 9 months to my little chunker!

    I can't believe Elena is 9 months.
    mommycrystal mommycrystal 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I am SO BEYOND annoyed with doctors.

    On October 30th Brayden got his chicken pox vaccine. (Spare yourself the speech in NY state child must be all caught up on shots in order to attend school even preschool) On November 11th (2 weeks later) Brayden started getting rashes. At first it was all over his body tiny...
    mommycrystal mommycrystal 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    Well hello everyone. Like I said before,

    im a struggling single mom, with a little boy. Well I have a BIG problem.... I started dating a rich guy a few monthes back, but he hates the kid. Im so mad that my stupid baby is ruining my chances with this sexy guy, I mean come on?! God I always knew my kid was selfish, but...
    EffervescantBabe11 EffervescantBabe11 18-21, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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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 10 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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    I've been on this forum

    for sometime but have never posted to it. I'm a mom of two beautiful and amazing kids. But right now I feel like I'm letting my kids down. There's not so great things going on with their father and I'm trying to get the stuff I need to get things fixed. I want my kids to see...
    Ldylvlylcks2002 Ldylvlylcks2002 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 5 Responses Jan 2

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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 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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    Being a teenager and getting pregnant,

    is so terrible.... I was in twelve grade when i had my baby girl, my father kicked me out of the house, wanting to chop off my head, i was down to the worst pain in my life, everybody hate me, my family, friends, relatives and the community.. I don't know how and what to do, but...
    Danzcho Danzcho 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    My kids are growing and are beginning to ask

    questions.... Okay, brief background. I met a man, we dated for a year and got married, while it lasted for four years, I bore all the finances, he said he had issues with his work and therefore had no salary. He worked a thousand kilometers from where I resided and visited...
    Bodhissatva Bodhissatva 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    My son turned 5 and his dad didn't

    even call to wish him a happy day ๐Ÿ˜ž what is wrong with some men that they ignore their children ๐Ÿ˜ฃ
    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 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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    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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    And I love it. My two girls mean the world to me

    and the reason why Im living. If I didn't have them, I would be 6 feet under. It's very difficult because I work, go to school and maintain the house all on my own. It's stressful but rewarding
    msladyt757 msladyt757 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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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 101 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 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 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am 18 weeks pregnant!

    I love being a mom to my baby girl Elena, and baby boy Brayden! They are my world I honestly don't know where I would be if I didn't have them. I know I am only 17 and too young to have 2 kids but I don't care what any of you guys think! I'm happy and my babies are happy.
    mommycrystal mommycrystal 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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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 26 Responses Apr 8, 2014

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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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    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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    It was unplanned and unexpected,

    and also the very best thing that could have ever happened to me. I am proud of my son beyond measure.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 4, 2014

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    Why is it so hard dating

    as a parent ?? is it just me ? I'm sorry I can't have just anyone around my son!
    Sw33tBrownSugar Sw33tBrownSugar 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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