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I Am a Single Mother

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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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    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 mom of one son.

    He is 13 now and in the 8th grade.
    femaleoutshopping femaleoutshopping 26-30, F Mar 19

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    I am a single mother

    and liking it, yes some times are hard and I can be incredibly exhausted but I wouldn't have it any other way. A q tho to other single mothers, do people constantly tell you that you should start dating? Why do people think id be happier with a man in my life? I don't feel like...
    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 22

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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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    Funny how you don't notice the toll something

    is really taking on you until it's too late... Your body tries to warn you. Your mind throws out red flags. Your family and friends all tell you to slow down but you don't listen. "Why don't you take better care of yourself? You know you need to rest." I wish I knew. On that...
    marladurden13 marladurden13 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 1

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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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    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 11 Responses Jan 27

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    I have been a single mother

    for 5 years now. it is hard and very stressful I feel so alone sometimes but most guys I met only wanted a fling so I had to say no. you would think men in their 30s would want to settledown but evidently it is not the case with every guy I met.
    gracegracefully gracegracefully 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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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 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 23

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    Single Mothers

    Single mothers who arenโ€™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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    You know today I just want to rant.

    .. its frustrating after 4 yrs of doing this single mom thing and seeing how much of a creep the ex-husband/ my childrens father is. Today was my sons 6th birthday and there wasnt even one phone call made and I presume that is because I moved so far away and he is mad at me. Well...
    Irishm4id3n Irishm4id3n 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 11

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    My daughter is due in in March.

    By June I'll be married to my soulmate. The problem is she lives across the country. Visiting one another would be close to impossible. Loving one another is probably even harder. I've been in a long distance relationship before. We were engaged but had no chance of making it...
    iamaphrodite iamaphrodite 18-21, F Feb 6

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    It doesn't even matter how anymore.

    All that matters now is that he is mine and I am his. My 4 yr. old little guy going on 10. He wants to do everything for himself until he can't and then its all about mama. He thinks I can do anything. I love him so much. He's my world, the best thing in my life and the only...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 24

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    im 19, 7 weeks pregnant to someone i dont

    even know, first pregnancy & im so confused about what to do /:
    xBrookelle xBrookelle 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 25

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    reneelove1 reneelove1 26-30, F Mar 19

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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 Jan 27

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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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    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 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 29 Responses Feb 20

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    I am the single mother of a 3y.

    o little girl and she is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me. But sometimes I feel as tho I'm running in quicksand. Its so hard being her everything I just wanna scream and yell and throw a tantrum like the ones she is so fond of throwing. She is a strong willed...
    Amie87 Amie87 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 11

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    I'm a single mother of a 4 year old.

    The job itself is very hard. But I wouldn't trade it for anything, in the world. I love being a mom. So much that I want to have more babies. Of course, this time things are going to be different than they were the last time I was pregnant. Because my last relationship was...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F Feb 26

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    im tired of my childs father not being a good

    man. hes emotionally abusive and disrespectful. i hate that i have to depend on him, because hes so careless. i want my child to have their father in their life...
    TommiStarr TommiStarr 26-30, F Feb 7

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    I have an issue with this stigma of "non-

    violent parenting." people keep telling me "dont spank your kid, dont put your kid on time out" they say it stimulates parts of the brain associated with abuse. that part of the brain tell a child "i should noy do this" or "i should do this" abuse is crossing the line. even...
    modestmuslimah modestmuslimah 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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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 2 Responses Jan 27

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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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    more single mother to be.

    due in June. stressful, but i still feel blessed. All children are a blessing and a children.
    modestmuslimah modestmuslimah 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    hi. I I have been a single mother

    for 3 years now. I was married for 15 years and he left me for another woman. We have 2 children. Ages 13 and 9. I was working at home as a medical transcriptionist but that has ended as my job got out sourced and the pay rate for that is going down and the standards are getting...
    liznicole15 liznicole15 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 28

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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 49 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    My daughter is 13 months old.

    Until recently I hadn't dated anyone since I had first gotten pregnant. Her father didn't stay around , we broke up right before I found out about being pregnant and when I told him he didn't really care and I haven't heard from him in over a year. Anyway, recently I started...
    hillaryalexis hillaryalexis 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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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 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 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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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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    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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    mommyshorny mommyshorny 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 1

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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 "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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    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 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 11 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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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 19 Responses Jul 4, 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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    My son is a year old he's only seen his father

    at most 7 times in his life. he's never had a father figure and some times it kills me. his father and I split when he was two months even when we were together he never bonded I didn't everything baby related. and he avoided him for while ended up in jail and moved away and...
    LexaLee44 LexaLee44 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    momwithdaughter momwithdaughter 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 14, 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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    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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    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...