I think of myself mostly as an independent, productive mother. I try to be the best mom that I can with the things that I do have. I know I don't have much, but I try to make the best of it. I had my daughter when I was only 13 years old, but I raised her and my other children to know the right way in life. She graduated high school two years ago and is going to college this semester. I want all of my children to have the same opportunities and to make the best lives for themselves.

I live with my five children plus the two who are just returning to me. My parents live upstairs from us.

I didn't graduate high school, but I did go back and get my GED. I've worked at jobs including as a receptionist at various companies. 

Something interesting about me is I'd rather spend all of my time with my kids than anything else in the world.

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Maria from Chicago, IL

Help with beds for my kids who just lost their dad

My two sons just lost their father and are moving in with me. I want them to feel comfortable and have their own beds through this big transition. More

Validated by Alexis from CLAIM (Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers)


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