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I fell pregnant. I was livid I wasnt able to drink those 9 months. I cant wait to get drunk again.’: Young mom credits newborn son for sobriety despite drinking on maternity leave, Hes the greatest thing that ever happened to me

Youre boring. Stop trying to change me. I broke up with him. Then I found out I was pregnant. Baby was born by emergency c-section. I thought I was going to die. As soon as I got home, I couldnt wait to get drunk again. My son was 10 weeks old, it was my birthday, I celebrated HARD. I couldn’t move the next day, couldnt even change his diaper, so sick. Maternity leave became wine oclock. Id count down the hours to 5 p.m. I was now a grown-up drinker, a mom. Wine to relax with my baby, thats normal, right?

‘Ma’am, you dropped something.’ She couldn’t afford to buy a SLICE of cake for her son’s birthday. ‘Take this. It’s yours.’: Woman shares touching act of compassion for stranger, ‘kindness is putting others before yourself’

“This morning at the supermarket, I saw a young mom buying a slice of cake and candles for her little boy. It came to $5.57. She started looking around and pulled out 2 dollars. Its okay, mom. I dont need a birthday cake. We just need gas so I can get to school. I could tell she felt defeated. She put back the candles. Everyone in line clearly heard and saw what was going on, but no one said anything.”

‘A silly mistake. I should have brushed it off, laughed. But I didn’t. I almost let it ruin the night.’: Woman claims ‘grace’ is the key to marriage, ‘bring it every day, even when you don’t want to’

“I wanted to be mad at my husband and stay mad. I made sure he knew it. I ignored apologies, rolled my eyes as dramatic as possible, and threw some of my best hateful looks. When he outstretched his open hand on the table, our eyes met. We instantly turned into middle school girls who couldnt contain our giggles. I tried to hold my poker face, but it was no match for the man across from me. He knows me all too well.”

‘We need to make her soup so she feels better!’ I had to explain to my 5-year-old his sister was going to heaven.’: Mom loses daughter to Neuroblastoma, ‘we will never forget our brave, beautiful warrior’

“I watched her breathe so slowly. ‘It’s okay to go now. You won’t be in pain anymore.’ At 9:14 p.m. she took her last breath. Her brothers cuddled her one last time and said their final goodbyes. Theres something about seeing your 5-year-old carrying a tiny little casket that will break your heart and make you so proud all at the same time. He was always holding his little sister, even in death.”

‘Are you sure its just a birthmark? Is it contagious? Thats gross. I was nicknamed Two-Face.: Man with Port-Wine Stain overcomes harsh bullying, urges its helped me change lives

“As a child, we moved a lot. There were always rude comments. What is that red thing on your face?’ Because of my birthmark, I never had a girlfriend in high school, never went to the prom. When my dad asked me if I wanted to get treatments, I refused. The only thing worse than a giant birthmark on my face would be a giant swollen, burnt and scabbed birthmark on my face. I had no idea it could get progressively worse.”

‘Ugh, you can have my kids. Just relax and it’ll happen.’ My journey ended with a hysterectomy.: Woman diagnosed with Endometriosis after years of infertility, finally finds peace in a ‘beautiful, unexpectedly child-free life

“The doctor actually laughed and told me I was ‘just dehydrated.’ One asked, ‘Have you been sexually abused?’ He thought the pain was in my head. I decided it was time to walk away from my dream of being a mother. ‘It’s okay to put yourself and your health first. It’s okay to stop.’ She lovingly placed her hands on my shoulders, looked directly into my eyes and said, ‘Youre going to be okay.'”

‘I’m pregnant dad…’ I was 18. You looked so mad. You two needed each other, even if you didnt know it yet.’: Teen mom pens appreciation letter to dad, ‘I couldnt imagine doing life without you’

“I wasn’t scared to tell friends, family, or the internet. Only you. I still remember sitting on my bed with mom. You walked in on me crying. I could barely get out the words before you hung your head in disappointment and stormed off. Six months later, you took me to every doctors appointment. Six years later, you, papa, are my daughter’s world.”

I was prostituting. We had sex, he paid me, but I didnt leave right away. I was infatuated.: Woman credits abusive relationship for sobriety after meth addiction, I got sober for a man, stayed sober for my baby, now I stay sober for me

I became pregnant at 16. The partying escalated. To pay for my habit, I started prostituting. Most of the guys were married men wanting to cheat. They disgusted me; but then again, I disgusted me too. One night, I got a text from someone new. A John that would become more than that. I got pregnant with our daughter. It was awful. I lived in fear of him taking her from me, and when she was 6 months old, he tried and failed.

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