When we go on trips, is it really enjoyable for the parents or our kids? Here are some ways we can ensure we’ll have a good time by prepping in advance.
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Submitted by: Jeanette
I tell my 2 year old son that "Alexa" is sleeping or taking a nap at least twice a day! I can only hear wheels on the bus trolls and old McDonald had a farm so many times in a row lol!
Submitted by: Erica
I am a mom who wants to do it all. I have a husband and 4 kids. My kids are extremely active and I do it all. I wake up in the morning, get my kids up and my littlest still needs help getting ready for school. I get them started and then drive my little to school. After that I start my full time job. I take my lunch hour to pick up my little from school, I then come back and complete my work day. I get my husband lunch ready, cook dinner, and then become a taxi driver to different sports events. I am so exhausted sometimes I sit in the bathroom just to take a break.
Submitted by: Kieria
I'm a mother of 3 all under 4 and expecting a fourth. I've been super mom the past 5 years but now my husband is finally in a position to work and let me stay home. And some day, I won't lie, I just sit around and the kids run the house. I feel sometimes I can take a mental break even if that means the house gets dirty. Especially now being pregnant and my youngest is 5 months. I'm drained. But I feel like downtime is ok. Anyone else feel this way and doesn't feel guilty about it?
Submitted by: Anonymous
Sometimes I feel like a failure. I work 40 hours a week, and I spend much needed time with my son but unfortunately I just feel like I’m failing him because I don’t have a lot of things for him to really call our house a home. We have a home but we literally have no furniture besides a tiny “card table” and the beds in both of our rooms. it seems no matter how much my checks are there’s always bills bills bills and I can’t seem to save for anything because bills are never ending. I guess my confession is I wish I wasn’t failing in the area of giving my son a HOME HOME. My biggest wish for the year 2020 is to make that come true so I’m working towards it‼️ Wish me luck guys! Peace , Love & Light
Submitted by: Allegre
My daughter was diagnosed with leukemia in April. I can't let my emotions get the best of me until everyone is asleep. I then go in the bathroom and cry my eyes out.
Submitted by: Patty
I have mommy guilt about being a working mom, no ambition to clean house, no ambition to cook (also not good at it). No ambition to play after work.
Submitted by: Nicole
I tell my husband and 8 year old son that they do NOT have a mommy or wife on Sunday nights because I watch all my TV shows. They are highly offended and I don’t care.
Submitted by: Karina
Sometimes my toddler is my biggest problem...tell u what, I am a lazy mom
Submitted by: Carmen
Woodland Hills, CA
The biggest fear I have is that I will never find love, peace or happiness in my life. My mind is constantly going in circles. After a year and a half of being divorced the hurt is still very much there, I feel like I've failed myself and my children. I find myself constantly checking up on my ex husband and seeing how he's moved on, and it makes me feel inadequate knowing I've yet to do the same
Submitted by: April G
I make up fake PTA meetings and then go to happy hour with my friends.
Submitted by: Anonymous
San Antonio, TX
I don't know if I keep my second job because I like the extra money or because it's a chance to get away from my boyfriend and baby for a bit longer (I don't even like the job).
Submitted by: Willita
I just went back to work part-time in my office. I’m scared and frustrated that I'm here. Its so scary dealing with people and COVID.
Submitted by: Stacey
When my daughter was a baby we used to rock her to sleep, not realizing what a terrible idea that was at the time. So I had to retrain her to go to sleep without being rocked. My pediatrician said let her cry for 5 minutes, pick her up & calm her down, put her back in the crib, & then do it again at 10 mins, 15 mins, etc. Each time increasing by 5 mins. It was the worst night of my life. I wound up sitting on my terrace balling my eyes out, trying to drown out her screaming & crying for just about 4 1/2 hrs straight by blasting music through headphones! I think i went through 2 packs of cigarettes & a bottle of wine. She actually finally cried herself to sleep right before that 4 1/2 hr mark. But increasing by 5 mins to get there, you can imagine how long that was. But it worked, I never had to rock her again. 1 long night of hell was all it took. FYI my daughter is 28 years old now, it's still one of the worst nights of my life!
Submitted by: Anonymous
My kids were sleeping on a recent road trip and I really had to pee so I pulled to the side of the road, went to the trunk and peed on my daughter’s travel potty.
Submitted by: Monique
I’m 8M pregnant and can’t stop eating my 5 year old’s snacks so I told her I have a condition of “Sleep Eating.” She told me I need to see a doctor about it lol