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I Am a Single Mother

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    So I have to take a shower

    before the kids get up just to be able to enjoy it. ;-)
    trishfair714 trishfair714 36-40, F May 25

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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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    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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    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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    Well I am truly a single mother now.

    Not that I wasn't before bit my ex was a phone call away if I needed someone to watch my daughter. Yes, he acted like that was doing me a favor not his responsibility. Anyway, he got on a plane yesterday morning and flew to his new duty station in Japan, and he's there for 2 yrs...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 15

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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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    So I am a struggling single mother of 6 (or 7

    if I add in the father) but we is not together. he is living in the home because he's having hard times and I was trying to help I work part time because of a sickness so I feed my children with government assistance(food stamps) I pay my own bills and don't get any help or...
    Darkrestlessdove Darkrestlessdove 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 9

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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...
    Mommieslove Mommieslove 46-50, F 15 Responses Jul 4

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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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    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 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 1 Response Mar 3

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    So ******* irritated.

    I have pink eye. Which us highly contagious also have a 10 month old to take care of. I've been using the only one good eye I have all day to take care of him. I'm trying to stay away as much as possible. But it's hard when he's crying and crying because he wants to be held...
    Jess7787 Jess7787 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 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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    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 a mother of 6, one girl five boys ages 1,

    2,5,11,13,and 17. They are my life but they are driving me crazy right now
    Darkrestlessdove Darkrestlessdove 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 6

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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 3 Responses Jun 11

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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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    Sometimes as a mother I feel

    so lost. I see other parents who have clearly got their s*hit together. I take my daughter to school and feel like I don't fit in. The mothers are talking about their husbands and their plans and what they all did together over the weekend. I sit there staring at my shoes...
    CandiIsMastersLittleSlave CandiIsMastersLittleSlave 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 17

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    I got pregnant with my first daughter

    when I was 16. We split up after our second daughter was born but I do not regret it because he would have not been a good daddy. Sometimes it is so hard but when they smile I know why I am doing it.
    strictsinglemom strictsinglemom 22-25, F Jun 9

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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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    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 kind of like being "chubby.

    " Ever since I had my baby, I've felt so much more confident !
    Novablast Novablast 22-25, F Jun 12

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    Hello, I am a single mother,

     few months  back I given birth to a sweet baby girl, Now am 18 weeks pregnant with twins. I am little bit scared about my pregnancy, Because this pregnancy is total different with my first one..So please try to help me and I want to talk with a single mum.....Please help me
    stella1994d stella1994d 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    I became a single mother

    and grandmother after my husband passed away from a massive heart attack. He was only 49. I have five grown kids and seven grand children ranging in age from three to sixteen.
    redheadinredgown redheadinredgown 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 14

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    Im almost 20 with an 11 month old son.

    Its so hard im getting a divorce and he is being really difficult to deal with and our son wont go to sleep with out a fight and is teething and its all so hard.
    MickeyBella94 MickeyBella94 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 11

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    I am a single mother of four.

    I love being a mother very much and will enjoy spoiling my grandkids when they come over for a visit.
    familyatbeach familyatbeach 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 12

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    I have 3 children. 1 son 18

    and 2 daughters 16 and 13. They are my life and make every day worth living.
    AliceApplejacks AliceApplejacks 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 6

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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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    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 happier now that I have split from my

    husband but being a single mom is ruff. To all you single mother's out there with no help from the baby daddy hats off to you. I've been separated from my husband for 6 months now and this is rough. I pay for everything with no help from the kid's dad, I work 50 hours plus...
    timesalmostup timesalmostup 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    I am a single mother of two,

    i became a single mother before my youngest was 1. I didn't become single by choice. My husband died in a car crash coming home from work. It will be 17 years ago this coming August. Its a daily struggle trying to raise 2 kids on one income working full time but i have made it...
    glacken glacken 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 4

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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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    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 2 Responses May 28

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    I am a single mother with twin boys age 13.

    I love my sons very much and spend a lot of time with them. I take them shopping with me so I can be with them, eat out with them, and then buy them things they need or may want to have.
    amandahill amandahill 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 6

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    I had my beautiful girl

    when I was 15. My boyfriend abruptly left me when I told him that I'm pregnant and just disappeared and left me to care for her alone. I am 19 now and I try to balance work, college, my child and my relations with other people. It's a lot of work, so my best friend helps around...
    Rosenrot95 Rosenrot95 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 8

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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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    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 27 Responses Apr 8

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    I am a single mother.

    I am trying to find a father figure for my daughter, who can love her and love me. It is so difficult to find.
    damecosmopolite damecosmopolite 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 9

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    I have 3 beautiful angels 2 boys 13 & 9

    and my princess is 6 weeks. Their father left me when I was 7 months pregnant. Him and his new girlfriend Served me with divorce papers when I was 8 months.
    joyfullady joyfullady 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm just a single mother of a 2 year old boy

    that kid is everything to me and i've done tons of questionable **** just to make sure he was fed and has a roof over his head
    HoodratBarbie HoodratBarbie 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    My Beautiful Baby Girl - I'm new to this,

    so please don't judge. My best friend, BroadwayDreamer16, recommended this site to me as a place where I could talk to people without being judged. So please don't judge. I'm 15, but I'll be turning 16 in about a month. My daughter is almost three months old now. She was born on...
    BigCityGirl16 BigCityGirl16 13-15, F 3 Responses May 18

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    hey all ! ... this is important

    and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i expected people will help me out from my heart broken stage and yes to maximum extend people helped, thanks a lot... then i began...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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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 8 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    Hi to everyone... I am a single mother

    and I'd like to share about my experienced in my life. I was working alone with my only princess. She's now at my sister, she's coming three years young. Sometimes I felt lonely every time I miss my kiddo, because being a mother its hard to be far with your daughter.. but for...
    Anjelay Anjelay 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I told my daughter I wanted to get a realistic

    gift from her for Mothers Day..so she could just get me this mug..she laughed so hard at me and then told me I knew that I was the BEST of the best Mama's..awwww... Still want this mug though..lmao 😜
    LOOKN4NSIGHT43 LOOKN4NSIGHT43 41-45, F 1 Response May 3

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    I am in a predicament.

    My daughter will be 3 this October and her biological father has not called or contacted about her since her birthday last year. We were together while I was pregnant with her, and till she was 4 months old, but then I left because the relationship was bad. He threatened to have...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    so hard to be single mom

    and 4 months pregnant
    lisarowell420 lisarowell420 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I'm going to share something personal to break

    the ice further. I am a single mother. My ex husband and I got a divorced when our daughter was 2 and now she's 4 and I'm still single. I don't really mind it. I'm focus on my career and my daughter. I love my daughter and she is my entire world. I would give anything up to...
    Loovvee Loovvee 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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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 feel Alone. Im 22 and im a single mum,

    when i found out i was pregnant back in 2013 my daughters dad left me and told me he didn't want nothing to do with me or our baby. I felt strong enough to be able to take on being a mum alone. i felt so strong and determined and ready to face it little did i know id be feeling...
    Toriaxo Toriaxo 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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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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    Young adult 20 who would love to be able to

    meet older women like you're selfs even if it's just being friends I love the compony of older women
    kerw94 kerw94 18-21, M Jul 7

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    Big props go out to those single mothers out there. They've got to be the father and mother of the family and that has got to be sooo tough. Not only that, but single mothers are...
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 31-35, M Jul 18

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