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Freedom Journals

Real Stories from the Village

The Day I Welcomed the Past Into My Home

After my divorce, I moved back into my parents’ home for some time to breathe, regroup, and save money as I determined my next step. I slept in my old bedroom in my twin-sized bed with glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling above me.  My little boys shared the room...

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When You Feel Like The Only Mom In Town   

I have children and none of my friends do. It makes me feel like I’m the only mom in town sometimes. Often, I’m stuck venting about my struggles and sharing my joys of motherhood with...myself.  I have my mom, my aunt, and a few other family members, but my family...

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Normal: Only a Setting on the Washing Machine

Does the word normal come to mind when you think of doing the job of single parenting? Probably not. I mean, who would think it’s normal to raise two children alone, work full time, cook, clean, and pay all the bills by yourself? I don’t know about you, but if that’s...

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