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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 44 Responses Apr 3, 2011

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    I really wish I had finish school

    before I had kids this is like my 3rd or 4th time going back to college and I failed again how am I supposed to teach my kids to excel at everything you do if I keep failing I feel like it's too late is too much work to go to school and take care of two kids in Pain college I'm...
    reni888 reni888 26-30, F 5 Responses May 11

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    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F 2 Responses May 14

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    rennalyn rennalyn 36-40, F 8 Responses May 1

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    I'm a single mother of two boys a 2yr

    and my youngest is a month old both by different guys and both giving me hell its hard taking care of them by myself u would think they would understand but guess not..
    swann89 swann89 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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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 25 Responses Apr 8, 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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    x0Raynebow0x x0Raynebow0x 22-25, F 1 Response May 14

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    Mommy's little monkey!

    I love him so much.
    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F May 16

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    Treyson was born yesterday at 9:35 PM weighing

    6lbs 11 ounces and 19 inches long already breastfeeding like a champ. I am so in love.
    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F 5 Responses May 7

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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 am at wits end. I am the single mother of a

    13 year old son. His father has been in his life for about a month and a half in his entire life, so I take credit for the amazing person that he is becoming. Though I have worked very hard to do it all on my own, I sometimes feel like I am never going to be able to do it all...
    cchavez84 cchavez84 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    mommyshorny mommyshorny 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 1

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    I am a single mom with 3 kids.

    I have 2 sons ages 23 and 27 and my daughter is 25. All of my kids are on their own degreed, working, and married. My oldest son and my daughter have kids of their own.
    stephaniewashington stephaniewashington 41-45, F 2 Responses May 2

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    My name is jannie im glad to be a member of

    this forum...I have been through a bad situation as a mother so I wrote a blog about it and I just wanted advice from other mothers.. send me your email address and ill send the blog to you...sorry im not computer friendly
    mslowe mslowe 22-25, F May 15

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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 48 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    Single MOM RANT! ok so this is a little off

    topic but I am a single mom I work 60hr a week as a nurse as well. I am 29 and a size 18 I cry and cring when I see my body I am upset and I feel like ill be single forever cause I am fat but what makes it even more frustrating is that I eat the amount of calories I am suppose...
    MichaelaG MichaelaG 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    I was once married to a man.

    Together we had a daughter, Kylie Marie. While I was eight months pregnant with out next child, Joseph, my husband left me. He wanted nothing to do with our family. I was left with a seven year old daughter and a second child waiting to come into the world. Now I raise the two...
    deleted deleted 26-30 18 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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    Please Don't Be "that" Mom.

    Latest:Β 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 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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    Super sappy mom moment.

    Little man and I are at the hospital for him to sun bathe and kick this jaundice to the curb. πŸ’ͺ🏻 He's under the light and I'm in a room by myself waiting for him to be hungry. I am actually tearing up over the fact that I'm physically alone for the first time in 9 months...
    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F 1 Response May 13

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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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    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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    My whole life in one picture.

    I love my little family so much. Even though I am young and have 3 kids I couldn't imagine my life without them.
    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F 1 Response May 9

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    Best friends for every!

    <3 Brayden is 2 just turned 03.29 Elena is 1 just turned 04.04
    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F May 16

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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'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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    momwithdaughter momwithdaughter 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 14, 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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    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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    Happy Mothers Day 2 all the moms.

    Although, it's not an easy job, it's worth it n the end.
    MsLena83 MsLena83 31-35, F 2 Responses May 10

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    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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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 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 26 Responses Feb 20

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    Please help me http://www.

    gofundme.com/twb3e24?fb_action_ids=425270057654651&fb_action_types=og.shares&fb_ref=fb_cr_n
    iLightBeing iLightBeing 26-30, F May 6

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    I'm a single mum to a 6Month old baby who's dad

    has never bothered to see her smh. Life.
    cbxx cbxx 18-21, F 2 Responses May 15

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    My Son is 12 and his dad is in

    and out of his life all the time BC he has his new FAM. My problem is that I went through his phone and found out he has a girlfriend and he hasn't told me about. And I don't know how to get him to tell me things. Please help.
    DayDreamingAngel DayDreamingAngel 31-35, F 2 Responses May 3

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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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    Little man is living the good life of a newborn.

    Lots of cuddles, sleep, mother's milk and swing relaxation. πŸ’™
    mommycrystal mommycrystal 18-21, F 4 Responses May 10

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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 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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    Any success stories about being single

    and pregnant? Could really use a pick me up.
    crd800 crd800 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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

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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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