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I Am a Single Mother

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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 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    I am a single mother living in Virginia.

    I lived in Nebraska before. When I was happy. I have 4 beautiful children (Leslie-10, Noah-9, Abigail-6, and Gwen-3. I became a single mother 3 years ago. I had Leslie in 2004. She was the joy of our lives, mine and Joshua's. Then I had Noah in 2006. We were happy. Then I got...
    saigehall saigehall 31-35, F Feb 21

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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 just had to get this off my chest.

    .. Whenever I hear one of my three year old's songs playing, The Farmer In The Dell in particular, I feel a little hurt when it gets to the part, "The cheese stands alone." There. I said it.
    WondersBeyondOurGalaxy WondersBeyondOurGalaxy 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Well, I recently found out on Sunday

    that I am expecting another little person. I know for many women they would be thrilled and it would probably be the best news they have ever received. As for myself...I haven't told anyone. I am not happy nor excited. I hate feeling like this. I am even considering terminating...
    atomicdem atomicdem 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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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 look at my son with

    so much love in my heart but than I start to resent his father.
    agp1378 agp1378 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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    I Did It All By Myself & Still Am!!!

    hi, i am a 23yr old single mother of a little boy who means the world to me.. i left my little boys father when i was pregnant not only cos i was constantly in hospital with morning sickness for 7 months of my pregnancy but also because he got another woman pregnant while i was...
    caza caza 21-25, F 12 Responses Mar 31, 2007

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    I am not a single mother.

    I am not as strong or as brave or as amazing as you beautiful Ladies. But my sister is. And I have been with her through her whole experience. She is my older sister and I know why. God made sure that she was born first so I would learn what a REAL STRONG INDEPENDENT DONT TAKE...
    CindyRose93 CindyRose93 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    My 16yr old is testing me.

    .. He is my last child at home, but probably my most difficult so far. My girls are 22 and 19... one is married and the other is in college.. The girls were both straight A students, had moments of mischief... but for the most part, nothing extreme, typical teenage type of stuff...
    MizzyH MizzyH 36-40, F 35 Responses Mar 4

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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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    I am 12 weeks pregnant

    and I am going to be a single mother . My family wants me to get an abortion so that I won't struggle . I need some advice
    kourtneyc kourtneyc 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 25

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    I gave birth to a very beautiful girl last

    September. Her dad was incommunicado for like 7 months and few days ago, he contacted me. He said he wanted to fix things between us. We were separated since the first month of my pregnancy because he gets back with her ex-girlfriend. He said they broke up coz the girl can't...
    confusedfem confusedfem 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    22, Single Mother, Depressed, Lonely, Exhausted, Help. :-/

    Hey Everybody. I have been a single mother for a year now. I have a daughter who is almost two years old. Her dad and I were together since I was 18, and we have lived together since we split. We split a year ago because he had punched me at a concert, twice. Luckily, I had my...
    bhbekc89 bhbekc89 22-25, F 18 Responses May 21, 2012

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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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    My three princes ages 5,

    2 and 3months... are the light of my world. I would do anything to see them smile, to make them happy. Although this life is not what I expected it to be, I have no regrets. I work hard, I study hard, and I will raise my boys to be great men - good husbands and fathers - and...
    aphidisiac aphidisiac 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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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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    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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    My son is 5 years old.

    I have never been married .my ex told me he was married when our son 3 years old. Then I decided to leave him. My parents never asked me why I left my son's father but fully support and love my son so much. I really appreciate ! I still believe there are some good man,right??
    loveme4ever1973 loveme4ever1973 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 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 16-17, F 28 Responses Apr 8

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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 3 Responses Jun 6, 2013

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    I am now a single mother of a beautiful 10

    month old girl. I got pregnant at 19 and had her at 19. Me and her father fought all the time and still do,that is the main reason why i broke up with him. He doesnt like the fact that i am no longer in his life as his gf since we were together for 2 years. He is a good father...
    demonicsangel2011 demonicsangel2011 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    I had a beautiful baby boy in November

    and he was a complete surprise. I went to the ER with cramps and they rushed me to labor and delivery and I had him within 30 minutes. I had no idea I was pregnant. I had gained a tiny bit of weight but I thought it was because I stopped running due to an injury. I never had any...
    kybug33 kybug33 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I am a single mother.

    I have been for about 5 years now. I have two boys who are full of energy. Since their father has not paid child support, I have been supporting them all by myself. We live in a country where I was not born in. I came here as a student long time ago. So I am a foreigner...
    marion13 marion13 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 28

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    Telling guys that try to talk to me I'm

    pregnant is hard .. I don't wanna scare them away but I'm also not gonna deny my upcoming child
    kourtneyc kourtneyc 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I left my husband over a year ago

    and I am still recovering. I am so tired of feeling sorry for myself, but somehow cannot shake off the severe depression I have had for the last three years and last two years of the marriage. I have been seeing a psychiatrist and now a psychologist, and seem to be regurgitating...
    Chilchat Chilchat 36-40 3 Responses Feb 25

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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 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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    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 44 Responses Apr 3, 2011

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    No Love Lost

                       I am a single mother, but I do not view myself that way. People often remark, “Wow, it must be hard doing it by yourself,” or something along those lines. Only in those moments have I stopped and thought about that idea. The idea that I...
    1TrueStorygirl 1TrueStorygirl 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 14, 2011

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    11 Years Ago.....

    It was 11 years ago that I was faced with a decision. Whether to give my child up for adoption as per my parents advice......or make what I thought was love work. I chose the latter. I was about 3 months along when I decided to leave my parents home without their knowledge and...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 31-35, F 7 Responses Nov 18, 2008

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    Hello I'm a 24 years old

    and I'm 22 weeks pregnant with my first child ( a girl). The child's father and i where never together put we've known each other since we were 12 years old and we've always had a secret crush on each other. We ended up going to different high schools and lost touch until we...
    Suzannewright Suzannewright 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Young m willing to do anything to help his

    family. Have anything to ask www.gofundme.com/7b4p5c
    Boredathomeboy Boredathomeboy 16-17, M Mar 9

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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 have a 16 month old son

    who has no contact with his father, we live with my parents while I get back on my feet. He is my entire world but he can be a handful, into everything, climbing everything, and I dont have much of a life outside of him. I'm not sure how to get back out there while I have a one...
    rnezip85 rnezip85 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 27

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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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    And my child turned 7 today.

    I don't know how this happened. She was a baby a second ago. But now she's a kid. She's really a kid. A kid with toys and homework and report cards and everything.
    somebody999 somebody999 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    I'm a single transgender parent (female to

    male) I still haven't started hormones or anything so I'm still female bodied. I'm quite relieved to find this 'group' because I'm really struggling with parenthood right now. My daughter is 18 months and is the most amazing kid in the world. Lately she has become such a handful...
    justanotherboi justanotherboi 22-25, T 2 Responses Feb 25

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    Baby Daddy Issue? At Our Age!

    I'm really hoping that none of you ladies will be going through this at my age. I can't believe that at the age of 51 years of age I am having baby daddy issues! My adult daughters are laughing their *** off at me because of this. I got to write about this because this is just...
    ladyinrage ladyinrage 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    I am a single mother

    and I have a beautiful 2 year old son. Everyone judges and as soon as they hear that I have a son men write me off. No one asks why, I am divorced. I had a healthy relationship and a really great husband. We lived a nice life and were upper middle class. He ended up...
    anabeth232 anabeth232 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 21

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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 had my daughter at the age of 25

    and was prepared to do it alone. She is now 12. When she was about 3 1/2 I met someone and spent 7 years with him. Two of them were "good", none "great." However, I did get my son out of that experience and for that I am grateful. That man I had (we'll call him Jack) was...
    trishfair714 trishfair714 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I'm 22weeks and 1 day pregnant with my first

    child Marnasia.My baby daddy isn't really here for me.Hes bought baby stuff but he also has a 2 year old daughter with another person. I feel all alone in this pregnancy because he doesn't come around to comfort me and tell me he loves me.Maybe he doesn't and that's kinda how I...
    Keniyahhoskins Keniyahhoskins 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    Happy Single Mum

    I split up from my daughters father when she was just 5 months old. I was working full time and I was struggling with child minders and him sat on his butt at home doing nothing. It was a relationship I should never of gotten into, we were really good friends to start with, which...
    amigoodenough amigoodenough 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 25, 2007

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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 51 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    Well me and my ex split not too long ago

    and now he's being an *******! and I need some advice as to how I should deal with him when he has our baby! For example: When he goes to the dr and is really sick? When he goes for his needles? Appointment is general..he won't let me go! (We have shared costudy) & maybe some...
    debstep22 debstep22 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23

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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 am single mom and i have been one

    for a couple of weeks now. Its sad to think that my son won't see his dad for a very long time. It just sucks, because his farther actually wanted to be in his life. He was there for the birth he held my hand and even shed a few tears when he first saw him. His dad was the first...
    monicadaboss1 monicadaboss1 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Unexpected....being A Single Mom

    This is a true story. If you read my other posts then you can connect the dots on who the father is. lol. But that is not important. Here is my story for all the ladies to identify,laugh,cry, or just tsk about. First off...I don't think any woman PLANS to be a single mother. It...
    Mlsi Mlsi 31-35 4 Responses Oct 9, 2012

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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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    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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    Deadbeats In Disguise.

    [Edit: Since writing this story, I've come to see a completely different side of the "daddy" story and I have shared my thoughts here: EP Link  -- Please read it.. because there are a lot of dads who deserve the utmost respect and admiration for fighting against all the odds to...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 12 Responses Mar 26, 2011

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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 Mar 3

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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 27 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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    I am a 28 year old single mother of four boys

    under the age of seven. Im so proud of my boys, and Im doing the very best that I can. Every compliment about my parenting or my children themselves brightens my life like an extra sun above my smiling face, hung just for me. One thing I hate to hear is how bad people feel for...
    Tinydancer02 Tinydancer02 26-30 3 Responses Feb 26

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    Single Mom By Choice

    I am a single mom to five beautiful girls. I choose to raise my daughters by myself because their father's got on my dam nerves! Before I continue I need to say that my thinking back then was a hell of lot different than what it is now. When I was having my babies, I couldn't...
    ladyinrage ladyinrage 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 10, 2013

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    I have a wonderful little girl

    who is two years old. Her dad has never been in the picture and I think it's better this way!!!!
    Sunri Sunri 26-30 5 Responses Feb 5

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