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December 17th, 2011, 08:47 PM
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Mommies! I can't tell how happy I am to see a space for single moms on JM. I have visited other rooms and while happy for the married moms in each one, I feel outside somewhat. I'm 41, raising a teen boy without any major assistance from his father and my family thinks I am crazy to keep my baby because of my age. My friends, when I tell them the Dad optted out, don't know what to say. If in person I get "Oh I'm so sorry"... followed by a sad face.

Meanwhile, I'm happier than two people could be for my new blessing! I certainly love him/her enough for the father and am not upset with his decision. Would I prefer differently, sure, the perfect hubby, sure, but who is to say that would be any better. I don't know how you all feel about being single but I'm fine with it. I do have some support and am a strong woman. It can be done. Love to hear from you... Hugs! Kay...
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December 18th, 2011, 07:43 AM
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well congrats on the lil bean Glad you found us we're a close group. Im nickie and Im mommy to my newly turned 7 yr old boy who has developmental delays. I just got into a relationship with my current boyfriend 6 months ago. WELCOME!!!!!!!!!
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December 18th, 2011, 04:53 PM
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Welcome here . Congrats on the pregnancy ! I'm Traci Mom to Brendan who is 7 years old and a 2nd grader in his school .

Brendan dad stopped being fully in the picture 4 yrs ago even tho I left him when Brendan was 6 months old . He did fully send child support until he just suddenly stopped it so hopefully it will restart soon due to the child support people getting after him hopefully.
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December 18th, 2011, 09:28 PM
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Hi Nickie, Hi Traci. Thanks for chiming in. My baby's father has no clue what he is missing out on but I imagine he thinks he'll miss out on the world if he chose tge baby. He's much younger, late 20's and a musician, teacher, trainer. Very sexy I must admit. We had only started dating, just crossed into intimacy when baby came along. I feel I did the right thing, by my beliefs and my heart. I just hope I'm not alone forever... Until then this family is fine, if not-same
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December 19th, 2011, 06:19 AM
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Hi and welcome. I'm Vicky, single mommy to an almost 4 year old preschooler named Frederick.

Congrats on your pregnancy.
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December 19th, 2011, 11:52 AM
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Welcome and congrats! I'm Steph, mommy to Kaisen who is 2. I've been a single mom for almost 2 years.
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December 26th, 2011, 01:03 AM
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welcome & congratulations on your much loved little bean!

I'm Emma (28), Mummy to two girls - Gabrielle is 5 and Emersyn is 18mo. They both have different fathers, and I've basically been single since I got pregnant with Gabrielle, minus a years relationship, and then 5 months with Emersyn's father.....

End of the day, the fathers are missing out on SO MUCH, and we get to experience it all - and have an even closer bond than normal with our kiddos... While sometimes I really hate being single, I wouldn't change anything!
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