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I Am a Single Parent

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    I am now a single parent,

    with a 2 nearly 3 year old daughter, and im expecting another baby girl in April. My daughter had a father figure but no longer is around due to being violent.
    mummytotwox mummytotwox 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Struggling

    I have been a single mom for 11 years.  My daughter is now a teenager and sometimes my worst enemy.  She has a good heart, but those hormones are crazy.  It sure does build character though.  I have lightened up a lot and learned not to take things so...
    lizbatthory lizbatthory 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 19, 2008

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    Okay, I Copied This From A Fb Post But That Is Me!

    There comes a point in your life when FUN no longer means bar hopping, clubbing, being out til 4am or drinking too much. It means movies, family dinners, kid athletic events, bedtime stories, and 9pm bedtimes. Becoming a parent doesn't change you, it makes you realize that the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 31, 2011

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    I Love My 3 Beautiful Daughters!

    Hi! I am 18 and i am a single mom of 3 amazing girls. Well i am the biological mom to my 11 month old twin girls. But i am legal guardian to the twins fathers soon to be 4 yr old daughter and i love her so much even though i didnt give birth to her she is and will always be my...
    3sweetcupcakes 3sweetcupcakes 18-21 2 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    I Was A Teen Mom

    I have been a single parent right from day one. How I ended up with two kids with my ...***** donor is another story, but I have been raising both of my boys by myself. I've heard a lot of girls say how hard it is and how they can't do it and honestly I don't understand what the...
    Serapphina Serapphina 22-25, F Nov 20, 2013

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    I have 4 kids 3 girls how are 10,

    8,3 and 1 boy how is 5 I'm all so 33 weeks pregnant
    mumof4and1onitsway mumof4and1onitsway 26-30 2 hrs ago

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    Today my daughters friend fell over in the

    playground and is now in intensive care with a head injury. It's made me wonder how I would cope if this happened to my precious child. I wonder if I would have enough resilience to cope. Fortunately the mother is in a happy (as far as I know!) relationship. I do hope her child...
    missblueskies missblueskies 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Single Parent

    I am a 31 year old single parent with 4 beautiful kids. Ever since my kids was born i knew i would never walk out on my kids and would be there for them. I live alone with my kids and work fulltime to support them, i'm looking forward 2 going back 2 school and hopefully have my...
    hamma31 hamma31 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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    I Want To Love And Be Loved..

    name is Mark sean williams, Am in the military, 1st Battalion 12th Marines artillery unit..i do have a 6yr old daughter named sarah, Since the death of my wife to cancer 5yrs ago, she has been living with her maternal granny in texas due to my work..am a one lady man..i love...
    mark1817 mark1817 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    yilinxx yilinxx 18-21, F Oct 4, 2013

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    Hello.. well.. I pretty much put my personal

    life on hold as I raised my son alone since he was just a baby. I have grown to admire all the single mothers out there and all they do by themselves. He is grown now and I find myself wondering if I should have done more for me these last 20 yrs..but if given the chance I...
    quietthunder2 quietthunder2 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    yilinxx yilinxx 18-21, F Sep 24, 2013

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    Single

    my partner left my daughter and I, we were fine for 11 years. my daughter had separation issues but overcame the problem. my ex died about a year ago of a heroin overdose and neither of us really cared. there was no contact for years and it was like we did not exist. i would...
    backalley backalley 70+ Sep 25, 2013

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    How My Ex Came Begging

    My ex-boyfriend dumped me 6 months ago after I accused him of seeing someone else and insulting him. I want him back in my life but he refuse to have any contact with me.I was so confuse and don't know what to do, a friend of mine introduce me to the LORD SPIRITUAL by giving me...
    Beatrice0032 Beatrice0032 26-30, F Nov 21, 2013

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    I have two boys 7 and 3.

    I love my kids with all my heart. I worry I won't be able to find another woman that will accept me and my kids.
    dillont dillont 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 20

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    Dear Parents Who Blow Off Your Children

    I have two sons, 19 and 15. While I share my younger son every two weeks with his father, who lives nearby, my older son has chosen to be with me full time. It is so sad to me that this son and his father have lost ALL relationship - they can go 6 months or more without...
    simplygirl simplygirl 46-50, F 14 Responses Jun 15, 2012

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    Update- He sent a letter,

    funny how it wasn't the envelope I sent him? lol... He loves and misses them and he can't wait to see them soon. yeah, ok. He cried to my mother about how when I took him to court for custody of my daughter, ( he's not on my son's birth certificate-and I wont put him on there...
    sugabuga1 sugabuga1 31-35, F Jan 22

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    being a single father has made me a stronger

    person, and learn so much about myself.
    jasonamyers10 jasonamyers10 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    Men Who Think Single Moms Are Easy Lay And Prey

    first off we really aint that lonely maybe board maybe in need for some stimulating intellect . but we got too much do; to sit around feeling sorry for ourselves and lonely. I am one of those single mothers who was once married but as of today, I anticipate the days when I can...
    Toesiana Toesiana 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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    Hey all. Just wanted to say hi.

    New here. I am 34, a single dad of a 12-year-old, recently came to a new city and just looking for likeminded parents to connect with. I've been a single since she was 8, and although it's been busy, I absolutely love it. Though 12 is a tough age, but I am hanging in there as...
    ArmyDad757 ArmyDad757 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    Twin Girls

    I am 13. I was brutally raped by a crazy ex-boyfriend. He is 16. Well now I'm going to have twin girls. Everyone is telling me to get rid of them. But I don't think I could live with myself for killing my babies. I'm not sure if I can take care of them on my own. But I love kids...
    Crazylover15 Crazylover15 18-21, F 12 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    HOW I GOT MY EX BACK

    Hello readers i want to tell you how DR.AKPATA helped me regain my family. My husband and i were married for over 5 years without any child. because the doctors in the hospital confirmed that i was barren. i was lost in hope of life. i thought all was finished, my husband...
    Mirabellusty Mirabellusty 26-30, F Nov 17, 2013

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    Almost Divorced With 2 Children

    though i do not have primary custody i consider myself very much a father.  i involve myself in my childrens' lives as much as possible.  i still direct their growth as persons.  i give all the love i have and make sure they know it. i am devastated that i am no...
    roadkil roadkil 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 13, 2009

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    I have a son and he ten

    so he going on 11 and he getting up there .I understand I was once a kid . I don't hit him But I seem to be yelling more these days . Am also going through Pre menopause which doesn't make things any better . I took up knitting and crocheting they help for a while than he'll do...
    nana70 nana70 41-45, F Jan 19

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    Being a single parent gives you more challenge

    in your life. Either you want to continue your life or you end it? But I rather choose to continue it even a lot of struggle I encountered physically, emotionally and financially you are down but the thing is u have kids that need you most. This is the reason why I'm here...
    Lhee0607 Lhee0607 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    I Am a Single Parent

    I am a single parent to my 7 year old daughter. When life sux and i wish i wasnt here anymore shes what keeps me going. I love her with all my heart so all the abusive **** that her father put me thru (and still try's to hurt me)  despite all the hell!!! i guess if i'd...
    Feflower Feflower 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2007

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    2 Kids and I Need a Break Sometimes

    My ex who is not involved financially or physically with the kids, ages 11 and 2 1/2 does not help out. His parents are very picky.  They will ONLY take my older daughter for a night.  Even though when y son is there they rave about how cute and easy and playful he is...
    WhatMattersCannotBeSeen WhatMattersCannotBeSeen 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2009

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    I Don'T Know HOW To Be Single

    I've been divorced 5 months now after 19 years of marriage. I realize I don't know HOW to be single. Married at 18, living in this one town for 19 years = all our friendships were mutual with other married couples. Now, since I wanted the divorce, all our "friends" have left me...
    Beach9040 Beach9040 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 2, 2013

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    I Give It All Alone!

    Well I am a single mom to my 22 month daughter. I must say I never felt more like a single mom then I did this week. I have awesome support from God and my family so my daughter has never been short on love. I am a full time mom, but I go to school and I work part time. I must...
    SugarSoul SugarSoul 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2013

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    It Is Stupid Assuming Before You Check

    Being in the right place at the right time isn't the key to success. Realising that you're there and doing something about is the key. While you have a chance to earn some money, you wouldn't just miss it because this works 100% but also earn A LOT!!! Empower Network is perfect...
    yilinxx yilinxx 18-21, F Sep 30, 2013

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    Being a single mom is the hardest thing I have

    ever done. Especially when our daughter was planned and now he wants to deny her. It's hard to be alone, but I feel more sadness for my daughter and not having a father figure in her life. What do I tell her when she's older and she asks about him? I want to tell her the truth...
    lilly1988 lilly1988 26-30 3 Responses Jan 13

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    I Am a Single Mom.

    OK, I will not b i t c h too much for 2 reasons, 1. I Love my kids and 2. I know there are many women who would give ANYTHING to be a mother, whether they be single or married and I truly do not wish to disrespect my children or the women who would switch places with me in a...
    AlwaysRemembers AlwaysRemembers 41-45, F 9 Responses May 22, 2007

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    I Never Buy Myself Anything

    My sweet son is now 4 and I spent over 1000 on him this week. He wanted a scooter that lights up, a new table and chairs, summer toys like bubble markers, kites, golf equipment and balls then I ordered clothes. However I realise I have not spent anything on myself in 12 months. I...
    thisismypage thisismypage 26-30 Apr 13, 2012

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    I Became A Single Father

    This time last year I was thrown into the cold unknown and at times terrifying world of suddenly being a single father to my 2 children. I stumbled my way through in the early days. Learning by error and mistakes. Somehow I adjusted. Somehow the kids adjusted. We are still...
    UkToday UkToday 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Parenting Vent

    I'm a single mom of 3. My oldest is 21 and a heroin addict, and doesn't live with us. That's a story in itself, but the reason for my post is my home life. I live with my two daughters, youngest is 5 and oldest is 19. I am constantly struggling, barely making it paycheck to...
    Listen2YourHeart Listen2YourHeart 41-45, F Oct 5, 2013

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    My Journey As A Single Mom!

    I was 16 when i found out I was pregnant. I was scared to death, i didnt know what the future held for me, and i was way to young to be a mother. The only thing that comforted me in this time was that i thought I had an amazing boyfriend. We were going to get married, and raise...
    hislove18 hislove18 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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    Beauty After Violence

    My daughter is my blessing out of a terrible situation. My husband has joint custody, after having abused me for two years. Loving my daughter and having her with me is slowly helping me heal over time but it's difficult. I hope each day he does not hurt her like he did me. I...
    AcrosstheGreatDivide AcrosstheGreatDivide 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    To clarify, a married single parent.

    To a man whose only responsibility is to take care of himself, and he really can't even do that. But anyway. I've always been the only caretaker, for my almost 20 year old and now my 2 year old. Not like it's anything new, except I didn't work full time when the oldest one was...
    birdie39 birdie39 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 22

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    How To Handle Son's 'paralysis Of Analysis'

    So here’s the deal:  Ole single pops (38, not that old) is now, after almost 10 years, has his son with him again, full time.  Now, son is 19 (yes, I started early), just in 3 weeks ago from the city where his mother and her hub had moved to.  Trying to get...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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    well, the year is over,

    and a new one begins. i hate the fact that its begining with last years garbage when it comes to my daughter. she recently asked about her dad again, and there was nothing i really wanted to say. i mean, i love her and i want her to be happy, but i'm tired of putting up an...
    sugabuga1 sugabuga1 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Keep Me Going

    and if it wasn't for the kids I'd be gone. They are my life and my world. I knew long ago that without them it wouldn't be a life worth living. I'd planned on leaving after the 1st grew up but "poof" along came another... now I'm up to three. Divorced and living single...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 7 Responses Jun 13, 2007

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    sometimes, when I think about the past couple

    of years that i spent with the father of my children, I am amazed that I am so much better than where I was. I didn't want to believe that this could happen, at the time, that is. I hope for my children, that thier father chooses to be an active part of thier life when he comes...
    sugabuga1 sugabuga1 31-35, F Dec 18, 2013

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    Single Parent Learning How To Be In A Relationship

    I have always been a single mom, going on twelve years now.  I did not want to raise my daughter as a single parent and was in a committed relationship with her father and thought we would get married.  That did not happen, and so I struggled and learned, and have...
    Sinequanon Sinequanon 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2010

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    Hi All : )

    I'm a single mom of 3 boys aged 12, 8, and 7. I love them to distraction, and really enjoy spending time with them. It can be rough at times, on my own...but we always seem to get by :  ) I'm worse than the kids at times when it comes to Christmas. I just can't wait for it...
    JuJube1977 JuJube1977 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2007

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    Provide Children With Real Information - And Facts, Calmly

    When my older son was 11 and started middle school, we went out for a drive to starbucks. This was our "date night" that whatever he tells me, his brother wont hear or know, right? So Im driving in 5:00 traffic thru the city when out of "nowhere" (he was talking about the school...
    Myztikal Myztikal 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    $tuck In The Middle As A $ingle Parent -a Look Into Our World

    In case anyone is browsing this section looking for a story to read and you AREN'T in our shoes, let me give you a run down of how it is for most of us stuck in the middle of the financial grid, or even at the lower end.  We are the ones that make just a few dollars (and I...
    WhatMattersCannotBeSeen WhatMattersCannotBeSeen 31-35, F 7 Responses Oct 14, 2009

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    Please Help I Am A Single Parent

    My daughter is 7 and since she was 5 she has been constantly asking about her dad. If I would speak to a man In the street she would ask if it was her dad. It was driving me insane she would ask 3 or 4 times a day where her dad was. We live in liverpool so I told her her dad...
    ynette ynette 36-40, F Oct 4, 2013

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    Scared Of My Feelings

    Ive lost all the excitement and happiness of expecting a baby I don't even want to look at clothes or baby items pack my hospital bag nothing about it I don't want to think about it what so ever I feel so alone so depressed so unhappy each day I'm just going through the motions...
    Anne2388 Anne2388 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    Ever feel like it's just you

    and your kid against the world? That's me right now :-(
    missblueskies missblueskies 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    its been very challenging taking care of my son

    and been out of town or country for my work so i can be a responsible dad..anybody willing to share experience with me
    sundream12 sundream12 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    Single Moms...what About Single Dads?

    It seems like there's a lot of info / support groups / awareness for single mothers, but what about single fathers? I'm a single Dad with 2 kids. Is it any less hard for me to raise them by myself just because I happen to be a man? I'm still responsible for all the same things...
    drivingpeace drivingpeace 46-50, M 10 Responses Jun 9, 2012

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    Being a single parent means double the stress,

    double the pain n double the tears. But it also means double the hugs, double the love n double the PRIDE. Proud to be a single mother😊
    orangeblossom7 orangeblossom7 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    She Passed

    Took my baby daughter to the DMV today to get her drivers permit.  What the heck...just yesterday i was helping her get her powerwheels jeep unstuck!!!
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2007

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    I'm tired of being walked all over and lied to. Pick up your own dirty clothes and wash them. Make your own dinner. When you are home I always make u breakfast a along with mine...
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am a single parent with four kids. The boys are 4 and 13. My girls are 6 and 9.
    mombusyoncomputer mombusyoncomputer 31-35, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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