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I Am a Single Mother

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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...
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    I'm 7 months along and doing this all on my own!

    I know I can do this but man it gets lonely sometimes!
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jan 14

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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 44 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    DixieLandDiva101 DixieLandDiva101 36-40, F Nov 30, 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 21, 2015

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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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    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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    My daughter had drug-free week at school

    and I felt strange about it. Like, why are we making kids swear off of drugs when they are five? She didn't even know what drugs were until this event at her school. Seriously, kids are gonna grow up and have experiences at some point. I would never want my child to shoot up...
    cholaloca cholaloca 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 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 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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    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 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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    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 mom to three beautiful teenagers,

    and am proud of myself. being a mother is the best thing ever, I love the experience. sure its tough specially on end months paying bills and meeting all the responsibilities but it helps me grow stronger every day
    repka repka 36-40 1 Response Jan 19

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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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    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, 2015

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    Jigglebellypop Jigglebellypop 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2015

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

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    Hey ladies and parents I appreciate all your

    hard work and effort you guys put in to be parents to your children I wish all of you the best and if your looking for childcare in Los Angeles or Las Vegas goodluck !
    nana2085 nana2085 22-25, F Jan 6

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    zachlkg zachlkg 16-17, M Oct 24, 2015

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    I have been a single mother (not by choice)

    for 16 years. I've not dated and have been celibate the last 16 years also. A 60-hour work week is a light week for me, and I find myself never having enough time to actually enjoy life. I don't have time for conversation or for any type of social life, and have truly failed to...
    WellRunDry WellRunDry 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 19

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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 9 Responses Jul 31, 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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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 15, 2015

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    fanofpll fanofpll 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 21, 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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    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 5 Responses Jan 23, 2015

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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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    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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    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'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'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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    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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    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, 2015

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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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    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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