My name is xxx, and like many I am a very busy single mother of two beautiful teenage children. When I say beautiful I mean it, this is not a biased mother speaking here. They are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. My daughter a 16 year old sophomore basketball star and 14 year old son who seems’ to make it his daily goal drive me nuts. These two people are my greatest accomplishment. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t thank God for them and for the wonderful little people that they are becoming, and on the flip side ask him what it is that I ever did to deserve what they put me through. In all seriousness, they truly are great children and for that I am truly blessed.
I was raised by two of the greatest parents anyone could have in the small town of Candia New Hampshire, this is where I currently r...
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