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I Raised My Grandchildren

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    How I Became Abuelita (long)

    When my son Juan moved to New York to pursue the music industry, and my daughter Maria got a job in Dallas, I thought that my parenting roller coaster was over. But in reality I was just at that part where the roller coaster takes you up the big hill, and you stop and look down...
    hispaniccookinglady hispaniccookinglady 56-60, F Jan 5, 2012

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    As I look around while having lunch in the park, if in a store, seeing young children with their grand parents I wonder what that is like. I know that so many grand parents end up...
    windchimemusic windchimemusic 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    I hate my mother to hell! She raised a ****** up family! She got pregnant at 17 and now shes 42 but her mental age is still 17. Goddamit! I fuckking hate her. Growing up, i was...
    Shehshen Shehshen 22-25, F Aug 2

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    I was raised my 2 older brothers who are 25 and 30. They are really over protective and they dont believe in corporal punishment and dont believe in hitting me. A few years ago I...
    17kabarb 17kabarb 13-15, F Aug 10

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    I have raised my kids to be young ladies and gentlemen. First I lay down the law and lay it down hard. I didn't want my kid waking up at 11 am so I set their alarm on the weekend...
    Shaylapieblue Shaylapieblue 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Joy of Being A Mom
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    It was hard yet fun the kids were cool the food MMMMMM!!! Then we moved to kkkouisiana the kkk are dicks thats why i live in a nice cabin with my friends if you hate it suck my...
    CrazyUnStableGuy666 CrazyUnStableGuy666 22-25, M Jul 29

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    given, it wasn't a model home. In fact, it probably reinforces a lot of the opposite-gendered parenting arguments against the lifestyle. But I love my mom and even though her lover...
    GiulianaxRossi GiulianaxRossi 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Everyone is affected by the lifestyle they grew up in their environment.
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    So affected that when people say "Dumb" or "Stupid" it gets me angry and I cry about it later. I grew up in so much negativity that jokes are sometimes hard to accept.
    AcousticLover AcousticLover 16-17, F Aug 8

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    I never got to see my mother, so did all my sisters, and my father had a hard time with the three of us, and made us independent. When I was 5, my eldest sister was already an...
    ZADoubleMesser ZADoubleMesser 22-25, F 18 hrs ago

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    The word "hate" is a bit strong, but I seriously despise their complete lack of care for their son. I mean, they created him, how can they ignore him and basically abandon him? His...
    EvansMommy33014 EvansMommy33014 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I was raised RC. Many of my father's relatives were in the church and I once considered taking vows. But as I grew older I began to question things about Christianity. I'm not...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I'm only 21 years old but can happily say that me and my younger sister have had the most idyllic childhood with many of our fond memories being spent with our grandparents. My...
    deathfromabove1066 deathfromabove1066 22-25, F Aug 1

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    I have a son (almost 12) , a stepdaughter (almost 7) and a baby girl on the way. my son lives with my husband and I. We (unfortunately) only get my stepdaughter every other weekend...
    stepmomstruggles stepmomstruggles 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    The sixteen grandsons of Noah. Article from: Creation Volume 20 Issue 4 Cover Creation 20(4):22–25 September 1998 Human genetic data fits the Bible better than evolution...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Hello :) My pain is silent. Nobody, not even my family, knows how much I hurt. I have two healthy adult daughters, and five amazing grandkids--gifts from God, every one. I have...
    sockmama sockmama 51-55, F Aug 17

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    All my life I have felt sad on my birthday. Still not sure why this happens. I suppose now because it is a time of reflection over the past year. With me I go all the way back to...
    LadyLouisiana LadyLouisiana 56-60, F 6 Responses Aug 18

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    I met my husband in the 7th grade but we didn't connect until high school. I became pregnant in our Senior year and we were married while still in school (a week to the day after...
    olderbutnotdead olderbutnotdead 51-55, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    There are lots of forms of tours for seniors who want to take a look at Europe but would prefer to not get it done on their own. By deciding upon an escorted tour, they Permit...
    Cameronzpg2937 Cameronzpg2937 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My family and relations are huge on their own. First things, first: I am from Hawaii and I am half Chinese (Cantonese), three-eighths Black (African) and one-eighths Native...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Aug 4

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    JASON ALDEAN -SHE'S COUNTRY LYRICS (I looovve this song ) You boys ever met a real country girl? Talkin, true blue, out in the woods, down home, country girl She's a hot...
    kittykat6918 kittykat6918 13-15, F Aug 3

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    I am thinking about converting to being a Catholic and have some questions. Some background. I was raised in the Brethern church. That is where my mom went to church along with my...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 31-35, M Aug 15

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    Ok... My Story about this... as best as I can say it right now being that I might remember more about it later on. It's such a whirl-wind to me. ______________ My experiences with...
    OlivePhire OlivePhire 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    this is a bit long but kind of interesting Mature/Silents. Born 1927- 1945. Went through their formative years during an era of suffocating conformity, but also during...
    westwoman westwoman 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    In the last year and a half my whole life has done a 180, I was going to church on Sundays, I was working two full times jobs, living on my own, had a great guy but also had...
    Lacy527 Lacy527 18-21, F Aug 19

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    The floors must remain dirty for the time being, because I am dancing again. I have nothing but my panties on and a tank top that, covers just enough to leave something to the...
    Seekinghappiness777 Seekinghappiness777 36-40, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was born and raised in West Africa in a country that is about 90% Muslim but pretty secular due to the influence of the French culture through colonization. For instance the...
    evolvinggirl evolvinggirl 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I think i don't want to be "spiritual" anymore. I needed it to heal myself and it served its purpose. I had been seeing and judging everything from spiritual angle. While...
    Unlearn Unlearn 31-35, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    HELP! have been married for 20 years and have 6 children ( two daughters of my own and four inherited 3 boys and a girl) all of whom are in their 30's. My relationship with them...
    miggym miggym 61-65, F 5 Responses Jul 28

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    I took a nap today which never happens but ok Me, my 3 kids, my boyfriend, my neighbor and her husband and 2 grandchildren was at a camp ground and ther was a house beside us that...
    anyonehaveaclue anyonehaveaclue 26-30, F Jul 29

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    6years ago my 2 grandchildren left for Australia . My son split from his Australian girlfriend .she then went home . My son will not talk about his children . I am devastated as I...
    jackie1961winchester jackie1961winchester 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 29

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    Australia was amazing ! Sold my car so that I could visit my grandchildren .!
    jackie1961winchester jackie1961winchester 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I lost my dad 10 years ago and there is not a day that goes by that I wish he were still here. I think the thing that hurts the most is that he wasn't there to walk me down the...
    Thokgirl82 Thokgirl82 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    Wow I haven't written in a while... Well... I guess I'm alone again. I guess I need someone to talk to again. So here I am. So my aunt, cousin, and cousins' stepdad all went to...
    secrets1can2be3told secrets1can2be3told 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Wow I haven't written in a while... Well... I guess I'm alone again. I guess I need someone to talk to again. So here I am. So my aunt, cousin, and cousins' stepdad all went to...
    secrets1can2be3told secrets1can2be3told 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Decades ago, we dated in high school. I had been emancipated at 16 and was living on my own, finishing school, preparing for college, and working full time. His mother told him to...
    DeineSklavin DeineSklavin 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    This is many years ago but my oldest sister and I have never really been close growing up she did not like me around her friends. When I had my children and I went through a very...
    mamasecret mamasecret 51-55, F Aug 4

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    My husband passed away one year and eight months ago. He was only 49. His kids who are adults treated him just awful. I watched him hurt because of them everyday. My husband was...
    tammynsparkles tammynsparkles 36-40, F Aug 4

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    Dad get your *** on an air plane and come see your kids because life is short and there will be a time when you look back and regret missing us take our first steps, learn how to...
    Princeofthesky Princeofthesky 18-21, M Aug 5

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    Pathetic update: Stbx seems to be avoiding me. I have not been able to break the divorce news to him yet because there are people ALWAYS around. Our adult children and...
    lovesthesun lovesthesun 41-45, F 14 Responses Aug 5

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    Over the past 7 years I have tried to be a good mother in law. For the sake of my son I treated my daughter in law as a daughter. I only offered advice if asked and kept my mouth...
    unme1 unme1 56-60, F Aug 6

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    Everyone tries to understand, but it's impossible for them to. At 14 I lost my mother to pancreatitis, which of course was difficult. Even more difficult however was losing my...
    mushumulan mushumulan 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I sent him a message..he hasn't seen it yet. But I feel great! :) finally I act beyond fear and now my head is clean! and I can focus on MY life! :) No matter what the result is...
    sparkydream sparkydream 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 9

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    My moms side of the family is really Catholic and pretty homophobic. My mom isn't homophobic but she doesn't approve of the "lifestyle choice". Her boyfriend is really right winged...
    chanchilla chanchilla 18-21, F Aug 10

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    Riddle 6: At a family reunion were the following people: one grandfather, one grandmother, two fathers, two mothers, four children, three grandchildren, one brother, two sisters...
    Michael91142 Michael91142 70+, M 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I was watching this film 'Into the Storm' at the cinema today and it made me rethink about the few decisions I've made. I've noticed how family is important...how fleeting and...
    GrumpyMe GrumpyMe 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 12