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I Am a Single Mother

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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 4 days ago

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

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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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    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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    Hi everyone! I'm new here

    and I thought I should share my story with y'all. I'm a teen-solo-mom at the age of 18 (I fell pregnant at the age of 17) and my relationship with my baby daddy at that moment isn't really going well. I was emotionally and physically shock those times and to make things worst he...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 28, 2015

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    I'm a single mother of 3.

    4 y/o daughter, 3 y/o son and a 2 y/o daughter. I've been separated from my abusive husband for over a year now and have been legally divorced for 4 months. Took some time to process the divorce and such. It has its ups and downs but ultimately they push me to do and be my best...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 1

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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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    DixieLandDiva101 DixieLandDiva101 36-40, F Nov 30, 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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    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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    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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    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 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, 2015

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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 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 10 Responses Aug 23, 2015

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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 5 days ago

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

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    Does this man ever think about his son?

    Or is he so busy with his life that he forgot all about him? Im praying that he change his ways and be a father to not only one all his kid but to all his children. It kind of suck raising a child by myself without no help from the father. its like we don't exist in his world...
    Yaya25 Yaya25 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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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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    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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    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 32 Responses Aug 7, 2015

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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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 the single mother of a beautiful eight year

    old girl, she is my life but I also need to be able to provide for her so I have to go to college (which I postponed until she was of schooling age) I was a typical teenager you know, the only difference is I forgot one time to make sure he was protected, one time. He broke up...
    LiliaPulchra LiliaPulchra 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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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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    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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    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 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 5 days ago

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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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    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'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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 18, 2015

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

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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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