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I Volunteered to Help Poor Children

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    I have always enjoyed working with children. I have worked with them in many different situations including: summer camp, as a teacher, and in other ways. I feel there is a much...
    mkcollin4 mkcollin4 26-30, F Jul 4

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    We're adjusting to being the three of us, as happens most days. They're glad when they see their father of course and happy when he's around, but they seem to know how to make the...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F 15 mins ago

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    I am appalled at parents these days. How they lack even the slightest bit of willingness to raise their kids. Instead they lay down rules and laws designed to keep the kids under...
    venusdi venusdi 70+, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    We do not know how long we are going to live, life is fragile and special - but so many people live without any idea of what life is about, or whether or not there is any real...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M Jul 19

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    Part 2 My wife and I have had the grand kids now for about months. Things have been going good for the most part, but my wife and I made the mistake of letting our daughter (my...
    xj287 xj287 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    I looked around for a way I could give back to my community that I would be comfortable doing. At first I thought HFH was only about going to distant places and building homes...
    JackisMe JackisMe 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I tried to learn more about adoption (specifically from foster care) and found that the adoption community is really mixed up. We're a fertile couple and, therefore, a slightly...
    VerbingNoun VerbingNoun 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I am a scholar in a university. (It is one of the top universities in our country so it's really famous here). Almost all (85 -95%) of the students here are really rich -- some are...
    misselley misselley 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Specifically people who hate literally all children. Not just disliking individual children. I hear them say things like "I hate kids" and if when I ask what they mean by that...
    SilverRainHalo SilverRainHalo 22-25 6 days ago

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    There are days when I desperately want to be pregnant and have a baby. I'm 34 and would like 3 or 4 kids. I already have them named and everything (potentially). You see, these are...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 16

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    My (unemployed) father is an alcoholic, and a few months ago he was diagnosed with polyneuropathy, we only had problems since then. Many nights he would just walk to the bathroom...
    funyarinpa funyarinpa 13-15, F Jul 12

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    I am poor but at least I got a roof over my head and somewhere to sleep every night and something to eat every day so I am happy with the the life I got, and I hate it when people...
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M Jul 14

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    I'm actually very poor, I never want any of my friends coming to my house because it's a dump, I'm homeschooled, I feel like I'm the "poor kid" to all my friends, they all have a...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F Jul 19

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I am currently going thru hardship in life, I ran across this website and thought it would be great for me to vent. It seems like one step I take, I'm knocked back 50! Last month I...
    tashaslash tashaslash 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    When i was a small boy, our family was too poor. We didn't have any thing except house. My father worked for others and earned very small amount of money to survive us. When i am...
    lakminawijesinghe lakminawijesinghe 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I'm not the scared one, my sister is. She is 13 and hates rides and roller coasters. She scares herself by watching ride accidents and says 'it doesn't even scare me' yet when we...
    mollymillymolly mollymillymolly 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I moved back to Florida with my husband at the end of May, and my grandfather died on June 4th while I was on the phone with my grandmother. It was sort of expected because he had...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Unfortunately. The independant thing never came. Nor did the tolerant. Or a cure. Or society improving. Or the wealthy being heroes. A wealthy kid in north texas...
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I'm not gonna say we had nothing, because that's not true, but I'd definitely wasn't good. We had to live without electricity for a while because my mother was constantly drinking...
    Xander8905 Xander8905 18-21, M Jul 17

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    When I was a kid I always wanted a family like the ones that I would watch on the television. My mother had 2 jobs during the time. My father well let's say........ Poppa was a...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F Jul 17

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    Anyone has baby clothes boy or girl newborn and up for free I'm willing to take. Please help
    lonelymami lonelymami 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 18

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    Currently, I'm at my relative's house. Many of my younger cousins are here, too. 7 kids....no, 7 nightmares. Two of them surpass the rest in awfulness. Those two hellions egg the...
    RantingCuriosity RantingCuriosity 18-21 Jul 19

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    I have two wonderful boys and two girls. I had my first son when I was 20 my second when I was 22, When I was 24 yrs old I had my first daughter and my last when I was 29. In my...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    It takes a lot for me to hate someone. So to be specific I don't hate the person I hate the behavior. I deal with kids five days a week all day in the summer. It's a martial arts...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Comprehensive fitness programming represents a coordinated continuum of healthcare management for the prevention of chronic disease and injury, which sets it apart from routine...
    aries3296 aries3296 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    The best thing about children to me right now is the fact that I can give them back to their parents. After watching them for so long, it's always a joy to be able to hand them...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    My family is extremely poor. We don't have hot water, heat (not that we need it it's summer but we didn't have it in winter) we have Internet every now and than we'll keep it for a...
    PinkParisChiffon PinkParisChiffon 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    I used to say this. I still feel poor at times but I learned how to make money outside of my job. If you wanna make money in your free time hmu. It may not be millions but 500$$ is...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I send 20,000$ to Africa helping children yesterday I am so happy that I can do that :)
    kylejuster kylejuster 18-21, M Jun 30

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    The other day my mother, my brother, his friend and I were at the pool where she works. There was a family there that was trying to keep there children there all day because they...
    Wallflower5906 Wallflower5906 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 30

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    I'm anxious to start my career! Currently I'm a psych major and still have a ways to go before actually working in my desired field. After I achieve my BA In psych I am going for...
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 5

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    For DayDay and Sagey abducted back to Finland in December 2003. In January 2003 my abusive Estonian husband kicked me and my 3 children(14,10,&8) out of the marital home(after...
    IStillGotIt IStillGotIt 41-45, F Jul 10

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    My youngest wrote his very first words with his left hand today ("UBahn" & "Auto") and beamed from ear to ear with pride. We went to an event together and he helped me choose my...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F Jul 12

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    We come here for social interaction , To talk with people we have things in common with, I have nothing in common with children, I look at the feed on my page and it is...
    Poseybloom Poseybloom 41-45, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    I really adore people who adopt children. I was adopted at the early age of 6 months. The couple that adopted me were unable to have children of their own. Since adopting me...
    brunetteatthebeach brunetteatthebeach 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I am a teenager, and I don't think I have grown up too fast, rather going through appropriate milestones and learning what I should. But my family knows another family whose kids...
    ICanTotallySurvive ICanTotallySurvive 13-15, F Jul 13

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    I am a 25 year old single mother of 3 children under the age of 7. I have a low paying part time job (the first one i've been able to find in 3 years) and my own vehicle. We lost...
    KayCoffie25 KayCoffie25 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    That I will make one of my personal missions for the love of human kind, because I wish I knew this! A narcissist is insecure and compensatively arrogant in various ways. They...
    Gingix Gingix 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I want to work with Disabled children and Elderly people at least once in my life. But most of all I want to be a Family Support worker or a Social worker. 💖
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 6

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    10 and a half years without my babies- In January 2003 I fled my abusive marriage after 13 years taking my 3 children(ages 14,10,and 8) from Finland to Ohio. My younger two had...
    IStillGotIt IStillGotIt 41-45, F Jul 7

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    I don't have any children of my own just yet, but when I do, I'll make sure they go nude in public as much as possible! Not only will this ensure they get lots of natural Vitamin D...
    happynnaked happynnaked 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    That is what I expect from my daughter. Saying please and thank you, not cutting lines, keeping the voice down, not talking over adults, offering help, smiling and being polite. It...
    lovingrain lovingrain 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    If I Had My Life to Live Over Again by Erma Bombeck. Erma Bombeck wrote this article,after she found out that she...
    teachocolate teachocolate 41-45, F Jul 14

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    The Singularity—A ‘Dark’ Beginning Did the universe form spontaneously from nothing? by John G. Hartnett “The universe burst into something from absolutely nothing...
    PMEWhite PMEWhite 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    It really bothers me when elders treat the younger generations badly. They say that we are progressively becoming worse and all sorts of nasty comments. But who raised them? YOUR...
    IndoSavior IndoSavior 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 16

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    It's so horrible how some them don't even stand a chance in this world we live in. Right from the get go they're either abused or left to fend for themselves. It's so incredibly...
    TheTshirt TheTshirt 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20