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I Have a Child Becoming a Parent

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    Becoming A Grandparent Is Not As Easy As It Looks

    I did write a story here last week which I later deleted.  I was angry at the time I wrote it and decided it would be better to post a story after I stepped back and gained some perspective on the situation.   I apologize to those who took the time to read it and...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 16 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    There Must Be a More Appropriate Title

    A few days ago my son told me he & his wife are expecting their first child.  Technically, this would be my first grandchild.  There is a slight problem, however.  I am not nearly old enough to be a grandmother!  Grandma?  No way. Now don't...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 19 Responses Jun 25, 2009

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    Another Milestone

    Wow, I have my own group.  I never thought it would be this particular one, of course. Anyway, on Tuesday my son and his wife are going to a community college about 90 miles away to have another ultrasound done.  The first one was done at the doctor's office and...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 8 Responses Oct 24, 2009

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    Now I Know

    As I am the only member of the group I created, I am compelled to populate it with stories. For any who are interested, the ultrasound yesterday was quite fascinating.  A baby who weighs approx. 14 oz.  You could see the little hands, the fingers, the feet, the toes...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 11 Responses Oct 28, 2009

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    Ladies & Gentlemen .... I Have An Announcement

    Wow, this is so weird ....  I have my own group with just my stories ... lol.  Thank you all for indulging me.   I can now complete the story.  I have a grandson.  His due date was Mar 5 but he just couldn't wait to get here.  He was born Feb 3...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 18 Responses Feb 6, 2010

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    I'm so scared my husband will leave me to have children. He wants children, loves them, idolises them. I think kids are cute but I'm much rather enjoying seeing, learning and...
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    My parents are very strict. When I was one, I had already be trained learning multiple choice and no longer need to wear a diaper. I had to memorize a lot if things and at the end...
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    In a couple of weeks I will supposedly be seeing my two children for the first time in more than a decade. It will be at a family function. As children of long term PAS they are...
    tuffluck321 tuffluck321 51-55, M Oct 21

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    My cousin who is the same age as me, 31, made a comment that if she could turn back time, she would never had kids. This is the 2nd time she's said this and I got so disgusted. She...
    Hopeless314 Hopeless314 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I sleep too much PARENTS COMPLAIN I don't get enough sleep PARENTS COMPLAIN I eat too much PARENTS COMPLAIN I don't eat enough PARENTS COMPLAIN I stay in my room PARENTS...
    naughtyivy naughtyivy 13-15, F Oct 19

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    My Dad more than my Mam. I'm no alowed to do anything,i can't wear make up,i can't stay out late,i can't have a boyfriend.The list just goes on & on.I'm 14 & i just want to do...
    smackedagain smackedagain 13-15, F 9 Responses Oct 21

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    My daughter has een married to a 'man' for a few years now and they have a 4 year old boy. My grandson is an awesome kiddo. Loves football,baseball....any sports. He has no fear...
    shakenama shakenama 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I do not want to have my own children. I love children and I would a great stepmother for my husband's children from the previous relationship. He could be a widower or a divorcee...
    ScarlettMelanie84 ScarlettMelanie84 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 19

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    Such random things can bring flooding memories back. I saw something on Facebook that was talking about the movie A Christmas Story and it instantly got me thinking about my...
    cicisays13 cicisays13 26-30, F Oct 8

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    I have four children they are my world my eldest is my only son he is almost 15 diabetic since he was two is an absolute math wiz my next child a daughter almost 14 has her...
    heather81 heather81 31-35, F Oct 8

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    I just over a year and a half ago I lost my mother to cancer. I don't consider myself a super emotionally sharing person, but there are days that it seems I can't control them...
    Jhinsek Jhinsek 31-35, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have 4 children eldest is almost 15 yrs youngest is 10 weeks
    heather81 heather81 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    Last year my mom commited suicide and 2 days ago it was the anniversary. And my dad has already gotten over it because i looked at his phone and he's got tons of messages from some...
    mlgman43 mlgman43 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 19

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    I know mom wants me to be safe and all, but all this worrying makes me feel like I can't do anything without her approval and that I have to go over pretty much all and any of my...
    almaera almaera 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    It's just been recently that I can even be around pregnant women without being awkward. The idea of growing a human was too much for me. However, everyone seems to be ready for me...
    meganbreck meganbreck 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 23

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    Mom, dad if you really did love me you'd know how much these boys mean to me. It's because of you I had to lean on a band when I'm feeling alone.
    HarrySmileForMe HarrySmileForMe 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I went to college and graduated with a degree that I thought was the most important job in the world to me Social Work I now stay at home to raise the most important lives in the...
    phoenixprincess phoenixprincess 70+, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    Incoming all preteen and people under 18
    NormalTeenGirl NormalTeenGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    My whole life I thought I was shy, but over the past year or so I'm realizing that I may have social anxiety. It seems like I am way more than just shy. If anyone can let me know...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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    My childhood was great fun up until about the age of 10, I loved it and was proud of the good old days, and still to this day I enjoy reminiscing about them, probobly because they...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I've recently embraced my homosexuality and for a long time I was convinced that I wouldn't have children. Then I discovered elective co-parent where two people agree to raise a...
    rieljaneiro rieljaneiro 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Everybody should have a medical dna test before bringing kids into this world. I don't want to spread more genetic disease into the world just because I wanted to reproduce and...
    OceanNymph OceanNymph 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 12

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    I am the mother of children with different fathers. Right away when people hear that, they think bad things. They judge incorrectly. I never actually thought I would be in this...
    Col308 Col308 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    This is a hard thing to write, but I have a son who is 33 and has all of sudden brought up that he had a terrible childhood, had an abusive (verbally) father and hates him...
    Cadlad14 Cadlad14 56-60, F Oct 22

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    Okay, so I don't know how any of this works. My mother in law was a foster parent, but it has been about 20 years since she quit fostering. I have asked her questions about it. It...
    lp1989 lp1989 22-25, F Oct 22

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    I look after my friend's 10 month old son every now and again, he spends nights during the weekend. I still live with my parents so obviously they help with him and I swear they...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I firmly believe that sex education starts and belongs in the family only and no one else needs to know about this teaching by the children's parents.
    olderandmaturefemale olderandmaturefemale 46-50, F 21 Responses Oct 5

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    Well this is my 1st time to post anything like this.... I have a 19 year old son that has deleted me out of his life. I have been the parent that he always came to when he needed...
    doodles76 doodles76 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    Being my parents are indian they were raised in India and are very religious, the thing I hate about them is their old way of thinking, when ever I talk about my friends they...
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    Here's a bit of background on me first. I'm 21 years old. Graduated with a bachelors of business degree. Have a good paying full-time salary job. Have 1 dog and have been with my...
    shugolfer shugolfer 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    Kids need to feel like they have a real parent to be emotionally secure. I wish my mom and dad had been more mature parents that gave me normal fair boundaries backed up by even...
    4myinnerchild 4myinnerchild 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    Before having my last child, I asked my doctor if he would do a tubal ligation on me. I knew I was a good candidate. More than once child, over the age of 25, and married to a man...
    Momma1985 Momma1985 26-30, F Oct 4

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    I am a 43 year old orphan. I know that people have lost their parents much younger than I have. But I feel lost and alone. I lost the people in my life who knew me best, who...
    idontgiveafuckasaurus idontgiveafuckasaurus 41-45, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend of 5 years (recently engaged 3 months ago) was recently served with child support papers from his pervious relationship. Though he is a VERY active dad physically and...
    seeme83 seeme83 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    Back when I was thirty one years old I was going through the feelings of what is called maternal instincts. I think that is normal right? A young woman having the desire to have...
    chaiginger chaiginger 46-50, F Oct 16

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    Well what to say about my childhood, it was a terrible one. My brother used to beat me up on a regular basis cause he was on crack most of his teenage years and he used to take his...
    yuna86 yuna86 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I know that later in life, I want to have children and I know what I want to name them. Caiden for a boy and Vivianne for a girl. But recently I've been thinking of giving their...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F Oct 16

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    Have any other parents been spanked of their kids? i get a lot of questions if My husband and I are spanked in front of our Teen girls. it would be quite embarrassing to be spanked...
    Momof2spankedstill Momof2spankedstill 41-45, F 7 Responses Oct 20

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    This is unfortunately a true story... Snap! My eyes open and a blinding fluorescent light stings my eyes. I try to sit up in the dizzy haze I was in, only to realize my arms and...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 17

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    I have had epilepsy since I was 11. Its always held me back. I have social anxiety and anxiety about my seizures which doesn't help. I quit coolege and have sometimes been afraid...
    Grrrrgirl Grrrrgirl 22-25, F Oct 8

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