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I Am a Single Mother

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    took a few days off work to enjoy the last few

    days of summer with my sweet boy! today I am grateful!
    infinitymdc79 infinitymdc79 36-40, F Aug 24

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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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    Today I get to take my children to 6 flags.

    I saved the money all on my own. It's an accomplishment for me and I am so excited I get to for once say yes I can afford this for you.
    Manicminx Manicminx 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 11

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    “He’s changed,” is the line I was told

    for many, many years. I’ve learned last year that he has not changed. Matter of fact, he’s acquired more negative ‘aspects.’ I am angry that I have been lied to for so many years, and I am angry that my son has been manipulated by them to become against me. His dad has...
    OlivePhire OlivePhire 41-45, F Jul 26

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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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    i am not alone.. but i want to be.

    he is still there idk how to tell him i dont want to be together anymore..its more than me feeling bad that we wont be a family.. i dont know what he will do to our things or our car..
    luvlybombchell luvlybombchell 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I have 3 grown children an 2 gran BABIES My son

    is still with me at the age of 26 this month on the 26 ain't that something. He does for me and helps me around the house. I'm able to do a lot by myself but I'm Very Proud to be a Single Mother.
    yvettemae48 yvettemae48 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I feel so overwhelmed!

    between work, kids, house, divorce, looking for another place to live, bills and men!!! men and their lying crap. leave me alone!! I've got enough jobs that 10 of me couldn't do it. Noone cares, Noone offers to help! when I have time to catch up, I get tired and depressed...
    lajmlove1 lajmlove1 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 23

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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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    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 14 Responses Jun 16

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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 son starts first grade tomorrow,

    in a new school... lol... "new"... of course he saw some of his friends from kindergarten in the stores getting school supplies... he's nervous about it, which affects his attitude, then he gets in trouble, because he irritable, and cranky and mean and crying, and whining and...
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 18

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    I need advice. I have a four year old son

    and his father left out of his life wen he was 1. He has now remarried and has two other children with his wife. recently two weeks ago he found me on my social media page and message me saying he wants to see his son. But i moved 7 states over 4 months ago. i told him he would...
    ChloeBlue88 ChloeBlue88 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    Being a single mother is one thing

    but being an only parent is a whole other thing. The father of my children would rather be out using drugs then caring for his children. I am sometimes afraid that me alone is not good enough for my kiddos
    onlyhuman1 onlyhuman1 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 20

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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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    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 with 4 kids

    and it does get hard but i know with God anything is possible
    lindsaydawn20 lindsaydawn20 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    My season of singleness has been going on

    for almost 3 years now but I must say I love my life, my relationship with God and I'm extremely blessed to have, enjoy and raise 3 healthy, beautiful children.
    ShesSpiritual35 ShesSpiritual35 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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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

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    I just gave birth to my beautiful baby boy

    hayden on july 31st 2015. all of a sudden his father who moved many miles away to be with another girl and hasn't done a thing for him decides he wants to be apart of his sons life. I honestly wouldn't care if I knew for a fact he changed. he's an alcoholic does drugs and has a...
    iihumpchu95 iihumpchu95 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 4

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    Life is harder financially

    and logistically, but so much better in every other way. :) Raising 3 boys.
    punkrockprincess0314 punkrockprincess0314 26-30, F Jul 29

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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 twins. Two teenage girls

    that makes me worry more than they should. I love them, but do that job alone is really hard.
    ChinaseGirl ChinaseGirl 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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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 count my blessings every day

    and night. Somedays I am hurt for being a single mom. The feeling of abandonment sinks in but then I try to imagine life without these 3 beautiful joys bestowed onto me. I know that my life is not exactly how I planned it to be, but at least I am a mother. At least I have...
    AngelicHalo AngelicHalo 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 10

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    But not for long.....

    Dad has been completely absent since January of last year (has it really only been that long? - it seems like a lifetime). Getting married in November to a guy my daughter adores & he her. He has no shoes to fill, just some to provide. How amazing he is! Feeling incredibly...
    jules021775 jules021775 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    Feeling overwhelmed!!

    Working 2 jobs while going to school and trying to be a good mom to my 12 year old. My to-do list is never ending.
    Grasshopper2Ninja Grasshopper2Ninja 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I think the worst part of being a single mom is

    when you get sick and have no one to help out or take care of you :(
    WonderingWillow11 WonderingWillow11 26-30, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    A long time ago when I was a child my dad was

    an abusive drunk who beat me, my mother, and both my sisters he would also rape my youngest sister but he never really touched my brother. One day hey came home and beat my mother to death. Later that day he was arrested and my brother disappeared. Me and my sisters stayed with...
    cremefraiche75 cremefraiche75 18-21, F 17 Responses Jun 21

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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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    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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    20 weeks and 2 days pregnant!

    I am more than half way through this pregnancy:) I can't wait to see my little boy. Mommy loves you more than anything in the world, every time I feel your kicks or little movements it puts a smile on my face, and makes my day 100 times better.
    mommytobenicole mommytobenicole 13-15, F Jul 27

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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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    I am a single mother of 3 kids under 10 ,

    I am really finding this so difficult and wish I had a significant other to take this burden off of me
    bomchelle27 bomchelle27 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 1

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    I have someone special

    but no husband. I have 2 children, grown now
    ownedpaula ownedpaula 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    Single mom to 5 beautiful daughters.

    Love them all to bits.
    chicamexicana chicamexicana 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 9

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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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    I am a single mother.

    I got raped when I was 14 and gave birth to my daughter when I was 15. At the time my mom made me call her dad, Conner. He abused both of us so I left to live with my sister when I was 16. She was a drug addict and was also pregnant at the time. She stopped using while she was...
    11Taylor11 11Taylor11 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 31

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    I'm so glad I've spoken out today.

    today I attended twins group with my littlw angels. and I was listening to all the other mothers talking about there plans. some where talking about nursery fees. some were talking about going back to work. others were discussing about the 2yr funding for nursery fees I can get...
    sammyjo963 sammyjo963 22-25, F Aug 12

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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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    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 10 Responses Jul 15

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    Hello everyone are you tired of the daily

    hassle of getting to work? The traffic, the limited time, the expensive gas, etc. Tired of struggling financially? The daycare, sitters, the overwhelming debt, unexpected bills, mortgage/car payment, sacrifices. Need financial freedom? Are you tired of being tired, feeling...
    vero423314 vero423314 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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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