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I Am a Strong Beautiful Black Single Mother

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    Dear Angela

    Angela, my angel. I knew you were going to be special from the beginning. Mommy was just so young and didn't have any plans on having kids. 16 years old, sophomore in high school just walking home from a drill team practice is when my life changed. A group of very sick men...
    uhshamefulbeauty uhshamefulbeauty 22-25, F Oct 10, 2013

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    My Not So Little Tyron X

    My Tyrone jus' wont stop getting angry wiv me! He's getting bigger now and i'm starting to worry what should i do girls? x
    charlton07 charlton07 36-40 2 Responses Nov 1, 2012

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    I am a strong beautiful black single mother.

    ...for my girls Stepping into the realm of blessings overflow. Entrepreneur, teacher, student, and now author. Girls, with God all things are possible. Speaking blessings over our first book 25 faith statements for the single mom and continued blessings for the 2nd and more to...
    jkingauthor jkingauthor 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    I Am A Single Mother.

    When I was 2 months pregnant my husband decided that I wasnt worth the trouble and ended our marriage. My daughter is now 9months old and to date has never laid eyes on her father. I am her family, every decision I make is with her best interest at heart. I discovered a strength...
    ZZsMummy ZZsMummy 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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    Pain Before Beauty...

    My Open Heart Manifesto: (Never Be Afraid to Be Yourself) I am (and always have been) an African American Single Mother. I gave birth to my first child at the age of 20. She was my blessing; as 'Thanks for My Child' played on the radio that year. Her father was a guy that I...
    ZenMamaPolitic ZenMamaPolitic 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2013

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    Was Told

    Once a wise man told softly If there is a man you love put the man above, above your needs and wants; for he is the man the man that you have chosen to love in respect   Yet this part is the most important of all, this man Have to know his laws and respect you as he wants...
    AfricainChocolate AfricainChocolate 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2010

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    A Beautiful Mother of Three.

    I Am a Strong Beautiful Black Single Mother because I had three children two of them are special needs. I never looked at them as a burdern but a joy delight, please dont mistaken by this road I have travel was truly a long and lonely one. My last two are 18mths apart and...
    mommylove mommylove 26-30 1 Response Jun 30, 2009

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    A Movie About Single Black Motherhood

    Saw this movie at Walmart that reminded me of myself. I had my first daughter at 14. Although my story was a bit different. I applaud the people that made it that showed that there is still room for love for young single moms. 
    ShawnnaPearl ShawnnaPearl 22-25 May 11, 2012

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    For My Boys...

    I am superwoman. I became pregnant with my first child when I was 20. I had no idea what I was going to do as a parent and how well I was going to do it. I did know that it was going to be a challenge. Yes, it was very much so a challenge. My oldest son was born with...
    Caprisun Caprisun 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    Man And Kids

    I have the most unsual things happening to me. In my mind, I am no longer in a relationship with someone who does not want to let go. We have been friend  for 7 months knowing that it could lead to a relationship; we had wanted to take the time to know each other...
    AfricainChocolate AfricainChocolate 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2010

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    Single Mom Goes Back to School

    I am also a strong beautiful, black, single mom. Not by choice, but by circumstance. You are right it ain't easy, but God will provide, I know this to be true, because just like many others I have cried more than laughed, struggled more than  a little, crawled more than...
    LadyHoneynut LadyHoneynut 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 22, 2009

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    Chidren Are Blessing

     I am a strong African woman raising 2 great sons on my own and I am grateful that I don't depend on peoples to do anything for me or my kids. If anyone desire to assist me throughout out the process, I won't reject them; but I won't be asking for too much favor now. My two...
    AfricainChocolate AfricainChocolate 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 10, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I admire single mothers. I was a single mom as a teenager and now as an adult mom. I love being and seeing single moms regardless of age. I love young teenagers who are pregnant...
    tallmomwithkids tallmomwithkids 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    I am a single mother and my battle right now is real. my ex who wasn't around durng my pregnancy and did not pay child support or bring gifts of any kind for almost 2 years now is...
    Peeps82 Peeps82 31-35, F Feb 14

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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...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F a week ago

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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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    So what do beautiful black goddesses desire in a man?
    Jakd69 Jakd69 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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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...
    gracegracefully gracegracefully 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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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 31 Responses Feb 20

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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...
    liznicole15 liznicole15 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have no use for the DRAMA that is part and parcel of single motherhood.
    DonnaDomm DonnaDomm 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    update 4 years later. I am now 30 years old, my son is now 7. Things have gotten better. I am still a single mom but now my son has improved so much with his cochlear. he can hear...
    ladyfierce ladyfierce 26-30, F Feb 14

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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...
    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...
    iamaphrodite iamaphrodite 18-21, F Feb 6

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    I'm young at heart, a good dad because both my kids are top of the class. Looking to date single mums. Let's have fun.
    vote4matttaylor vote4matttaylor 41-45, M Feb 12

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    I grew up with just a mum. She always said that no dad was better than having a bad dad. She always said my dad contributed 1% (one *****) and she gave me the other 99%. She is...
    vote4matttaylor vote4matttaylor 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 12

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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...
    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...
    modestmuslimah modestmuslimah 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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    At fifteen, I found out O was pregnant. I'd only ever been with one man and was shocked that my first would be the father of my child, and upon hearing of my.pregnancy, he left me...
    KaylaMae96 KaylaMae96 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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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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    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...
    marladurden13 marladurden13 41-45, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've been really confident here lately😍
    Blaccqveen Blaccqveen 16-17, F Feb 25

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    I mean, only sometimes.
    FloatyAquarius FloatyAquarius 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was dealt a bad hand at birth. My story isn't as bad as the book 'child called It', but it was pretty close. I have always been excluded for as long as I can remember. I remember...
    alive2013 alive2013 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    I was a single father, it's harder than being a single mom. I went to childcare facilities and paid more than single mothers who were paid more for work before child support than...
    TheLionGod TheLionGod 36-40, M Feb 17

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    I dont know why I am writing this, I just need to get things off my chest. I don't hate my mother. And that's the worst part because I despise the person she is, yet I feel...
    Bizarree Bizarree 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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    I am a Midwest guy in NYC and I am extremely turned on my black women i find them very sexy i love their features and its allot of fun to make them smile as much as I can. I have...
    wisconsinstud wisconsinstud 26-30, M a week ago

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    I haven't been open to discussing this until recently - I realized that there are so many young kids going through what I went through and sharing my story and offering my advice...
    Kerryn2508 Kerryn2508 22-25, F Feb 16

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    My mother had a brief psychotic episode 2 years ago. She went to the ward and was put on haldol. She came back and was fine. A few weeks ago I noticed she was acting odd. She wasn...
    theraeahgogo theraeahgogo 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    And he ruins everything. I want a white boy next. Or a strong decent black man. Who is a man.
    krazykaylove krazykaylove 22-25, F Feb 14

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    I am now seven and a half months pregnant and a single mother of three. My due date is April 1, 2015. I will be delivering a boy at that time. I have two girls and a boy and...
    jessicabeth jessicabeth 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    My love for black women is so deep. They literally are the light of my life. Why are they so beautiful?
    CantTouchThis54 CantTouchThis54 22-25, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    So I thought I'd write about this because I enjoy reading stories similar and I have one to share to all of you. Winding back four years ago, It was my first day of timetable class...
    rcammur rcammur 22-25, F Feb 8