I Am a Single Parent

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    I am a mom to my two kids.

    .. They are pre teen and teen. It's hard sometimes having to do it all alone, but it's worth it to me. I love my kids and I am so much happier now.
    giggletree giggletree
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 6

    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
    13 Responses Jun 15, 2012

    How the heck is everyone?

    I am up and can't sleep. Anyone want to talk? :) I am Mark from DC, a single dad of one!
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 31, 2015

    I live alone with my 2 yrs old daughter.

    She's a little sweetheart but I often miss an adult conversation. It can be lonely sometimes but still...you're the only one that gets all the love from your child. ;)
    myralinn myralinn
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2015

    Hi all you single parents out there I've been

    alone with my 5 kids for the last 10yrs I know how you feel, if you want some one to talk to give me a message
    chockywhockydoda chockywhockydoda
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jul 31, 2015

    Officially, I've been a single parent

    for two years. When it comes to feeling and responsibility, though, I've been a single parent ever since my son (he'll be 4 in late February) was born. It's been a real struggle and I often feel like I'm not cut out for this job. The rewarding part, for me, is seeing those big...
    midnitephoenix midnitephoenix
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2015

    hello single parents!

    ! stay strong! <3
    confusedfem confusedfem
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2015

    Who knew this would be one of the most toughest

    jobs in the world and the most rewarding. I've got one of each, 7&8, and I'm going crazy and they're driving! :) it's a real struggle but I suppose if you're not struggling, not even a little bit, your not getting anywhere. after being a single parent, my views towards...
    mafuccin mafuccin
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 4, 2015

    I am a new single parent.

    Words I never thought I would truly say. I have a beautiful daughter who I am blessed to have by my side everyday. It has been a hard road to get here, and we aren't out of the woods completely yet. But I am hopeful that in the end I will be able to rest easy. My ex has had his...
    wafirebelly wafirebelly
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 24

    I am a single father to three girls

    who are identical triplets. I met my beautiful wife when I was twenty-one years old, I had never been in love before but the moment I saw her, I knew that she would be the love of my life. I was a lawyer doing a case in Greece (from America) and she was a astronomer who had...
    connertrisbowski connertrisbowski
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Jul 31, 2014

    If I had a quarter for everytime I've watched

    the movie Frozen I'd have a **** load of quarters 💰💲
    jb1853 jb1853
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2015

    need to vent, its been almost one yr

    since I left my ex husband. only six months since the Divorce was Finalized. So I basically had two deaths in one yr, the Divorce was the worst, cruelst. I was angry, hurt bc he claimed, I did him wrong BC I refuse to stay with someone who only disrespectful, harsh, hateful...
    Patricia5577 Patricia5577
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Oct 10, 2015

    Ever feel like it's just you

    and your kid against the world? That's me right now :-(
    missblueskies missblueskies
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 11, 2014

    Id like to chat and possibly meet with a single

    mother or single parents who discipline in the home please feel free to add me and message me anytime
    spankyouhard9 spankyouhard9
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Jan 3

    I have been a single parent

    for more than 8 years now, my daughter is 9. the first years after her father and I seperated everything was fine. He kept seeing her, spending time with her and watched her when I wanted to go out. For two years now he has a new girlfriend and since then everything is...
    Kikaninchen Kikaninchen
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2015

    You know you are the 'default' parent

    when you walk into a meeting having your notes and presentation but forgotten your pen, and as you reach into your pants or jacket pockets hoping to find one, all you find are your kids' hair ties & hair clips, empty rice crisps wrappers, used tissue, all courtesy of the kids...
    koh72 koh72
    41-45, M
    3 Responses May 5, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Feb 22, 2014

    am a black single mum from Nigeria.

    Got a cute son who rocks my world... just tired if been single need to love and be loved too. need a matured single man of 40 and above to share my life with. write me if only u got cam.
    legy001 legy001
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 8

    I didn't ask for this life,

    but I wouldn't change it for the world. I didn't know her mom was pregnant till she was in labour, I didn't know she was going to skip out on her. But I'm glad she's with me, I couldn't imagine life without her. Of course, 17 years old is young, but I love her with all I've got...
    danny49 danny49
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Sep 20, 2014

    Hello every one I am a single mom to 2 amazing

    loving and sweet girls My daughters ages are 10 and 5 they mean the world to me and I loved them so much we are really close hugs essie
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 16, 2015

    my 19 year old son is a product of rape

    and my abuser is family member we see every day :( now my son is aking for my help finding his bio father I dont know how to tell him the truth
    bananna225 bananna225
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 27, 2015

    who wana date with me ,

    ,,Baby,if you like me and wnat to know my information , please see my profile.
    maryevea maryevea
    26-30, F
    Feb 16

    I could have continued the charade of

    everything was fine. I could have stayed on autopilot. I could have continued telling myself it really wasn't that bad. But I didn't. Some days are harder than others. My oldest is 17 today. We do a dysfunctional family dinner for birthdays. I didn't want them to have to think...
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Jul 17, 2015

    She had to wear my socks today.

    .😍😘💘 Attchd Img.-
    BillyLovette BillyLovette
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2015

    My daughters first painting.

    Non-toxic neon paint, baby hands, shadow box and some canvas. :)
    BillyLovette BillyLovette
    22-25, M
    7 Responses Jul 3, 2015

    Just back from vacation

    and pos takes them for "his" night. Have to remind him that my son can't have anything after midnight as he's getting 2 teeth removed in the morning. Adding, why they would be up past midnight is beyond me.... Then have to pull him aside and say that the oldest has this "friend...
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    I just recently became a single parent

    and my kids are teenagers. Their dad is in the picture and he does help out some, but for now (and I hope until they leave home for college) they live with me full-time. There were other times when we were without their dad, twice because he took a job in another town and once...
    lostit77 lostit77
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2015

    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
    8 Responses May 22, 2007

    I love being a dad. My son is the best thing

    that ever happens to me since he was born it snapped me out of my ways and brought me back to reality, his mum disappeared about 2 months after he was born so it has just been me and him and his child minder if I have to be apart from him. I work as hard as I can to provide him...
    Jackson247 Jackson247
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 27

    How is everyone doing?

    School starts again in two weeks, and this guy is enjoying every minute of the countdown - as much as I love my daughter, summer has me drained!
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2015

    My Crazy LifeI never thought it would come down

    to this: Divorved single mom of three, long-distance love, dog owner, self-employed, full time student.Though I may not understand how I function some days, I wouldn't change a thing.
    Unjusted Unjusted
    41-45, F
    11 Responses Oct 26, 2015

    I am new to the single parent scene

    and although I do not have custody i sympathize with the struggles. I never wanted to be a single parent. I loved my wife but she felt differently. I can raise my children alone with issues but having a partner to share in the experience is priceless. Some days I just want that...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    The boy is in bed what can I do

    while I wait around?!?
    Jackson247 Jackson247
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 7

    it is hard work but at the end of the day

    when you get to look them in the eyes you know they are worth any hardship
    Nessalov3s Nessalov3s
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Mar 13

    My single parent rant haha beware: So I really

    can't stand when happily married people say things like.. "It's so worth staying home with your kids, don't you wish you could do that" hahaha Yeah me too in fairy tale land lol I am a single mom with kids full time, totally my responsibility, no family helping me, I am the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jul 12, 2015

    Better Now

    I was married for 12 years. I've often felt that the person she sold me when I first met her was not the person she really was or had intended on becoming. Shortly after the birth of our first child, she left. Just decided she didn't want to be a wife and mother and left...
    JLBetts JLBetts
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Feb 12, 2013

    My kids love me. Picked perfect things

    for me and told me the meaning for each. They are my world ❤️
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jun 24, 2015

    I have a 4 month old little girl.

    I love her so much but really struggle being on my own with her all the time. All my family are very busy so have no time to watch her for me so I don't get a night out at all. Has anyone got any tips on how to cope
    bubblesbubbles bubblesbubbles
    18-21
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015
    kelseycakesx kelseycakesx
    22-25, F
    Nov 15, 2015

    ...and I feel I'm on the verge of a breakdown.

    Real Estate agent has called and requested inspection as owners are in town. It is still summer school holidays here and any resemblance of a clean house disappeared within hours of the children coming home from a week away with their dad (Sunday just gone). I've had to call in...
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jan 21

    This is my daughter and i'm a single parent

    since the day she was concieved.
    latebloomerDemi latebloomerDemi
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 18

    I got absolutely screwed financially in the

    divorce. He basically forced me into a corner. He said he wouldn't fight for joint custody if I relinquished rights to alimony, his pension, and so on. For the sake of gaining primary custody without a court battle, I obliged. He racked up a massive amount of credit card debt...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Nov 10, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jun 20, 2013

    Single Mom.. Always feels like the wrong term

    to me. My husband passed away almost 8months ago now so I'm raising our one year old on my own now. It was never supposed to be this way... I was supposed to be cooking and cleaning and taking care of him and our little one. We wanted her to have siblings and a dad she could...
    Aevali Aevali
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Nov 16, 2015

    I'm a single father to a fantastic little girl

    who is my world. Her mom wanted to put her up for adoption when she was born and I made the choice to raise her myself. I've had help though the years but I pride myself for doing everything myself from 2am feedings and diaper changes, to learning how to do hair, what dresses to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Jan 24

    Here is my little SnapBack artist.

    She's my rock & I love her with my whole heart. (Photo)
    BillytLovette BillytLovette
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Mar 17

    I am the 4th generation in my family

    who educate their child as a single parent. It seems to be like a curse in my family...
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 26

    im married with 5 kids

    and do it all by myself with no help....ppl tell me at least u have someone I say ok then where??? my life would be the same single with child support
    bananna225 bananna225
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jan 3

    im no single parent. I've been on the other

    side. im a daughter who has only a mom. my moms amazing shes put food on the table even when she was running low of money. she's made the little things like candle lit suppers and picnics on the floor and board game nights. shes raised me to be who i am and i think that's...
    xxpawprintsxx xxpawprintsxx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2015

    I am 43 year old single mother of two?

    I am lonely and it seems that no'one wants to be friends with me... or it has just been so Long that i have lost the ability.... Don't know how much longer I can sit at home alone with my children only... I am attractive vivacious human yet seem to be rejected by other...
    tanzsolo tanzsolo
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Nov 16, 2015
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