Posted by: anonymous
2014-03-27 20:35:17
ID: 642
I didn't know this was an extension of the Facebook group. No thanks.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-03-27 18:34:04
ID: 636
I've been a stay at home mom for ten years. I've argued and argued and argued with all of my heart that being a mom should be enough for any woman. I was looking so forward to the time in my life when it was just me at home during the day--to have peace and quiet to fold the laundry, prep meals, bake lots of lovely things for teachers and bus drivers, and show up at my husband's office for lunch a couple of times a week. My youngest has been in kindergarten since September. Both kids are in school 6.5 hours a day. I am bored out of my flipping mind! I spend an hour or two a day chatting with neighbors at Starbucks. I've reorganized my home and decluttered everything. I go for weekly manicures. I go to the gym every day. I guess I just don't feel useful anymore. This is in NO WAY criticizing other mamas who stay home. I wish I enjoyed relaxing. I wish I enjoyed sitting around enjoying the smell of my clean house. I just don't. Unfortunately, getting a job is not ideal for me, because I have to be available for my kids during the day, I need to have freedom to stay home if they are sick. I'm looking into online grad school--and mostly just to give myself deadlines, not that I want to do any particular job!
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-03-27 18:10:34
ID: 634
I'm currently 19 weeks pregnant. I know there is nothing I can do about the labor part and I'm okay with that. However, I feel there are some parts I do have control over. So ladies, how do you maintain your um..."area" in the weeks leading up to labor? Do I have to go someplace to get waxed? I may just make my husband do it. :-/
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-03-27 11:27:09
ID: 614
I'm a mom but agree with the people on Child Free Life a lot of the time
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-03-27 06:45:50
ID: 611
Lost my mom to cancer last June. It was so fast and one of the most devastating things I've ever experienced. She, my brother and I were close. Sometimes it really hurts and when my kids tell me they miss her my heart shatters because they had the most amazing lovng grandma and lost her too soon. I've noticed it's less often and less intense, the grief and I know it's normal. But sometimes I don't want the pain to fade. That pain helps me remember her. When the pain is less, I feel like I remember her less. I dont want it to consume me. I am happy. I laugh, I live but I never want her memory to fade.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-03-27 00:30:19
ID: 591
Whenever my mother gets upset, she doesn't calmly talk. She screams her point repeatedly, not listening even if she is wrong. Finally I just turned to her and said quietly "I think the problem is the more you yell, the more you realize you are wrong. You think yelling is trying to get the point across. It is not and you are making things worse. If you are frustrated, then please take a breath." I won't talk to her until she calms down. I am no longer a kid who has to do what she says even if I know deep down it is wrong but an adult who deserves the same respect she gives a stranger. She likes to throw things in my face such as my religion (Honor thy mother..) but I know she is being dishonest or wanting to hurt others, I cannot listen to her.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-03-26 03:27:47
ID: 528
Every morning I get up really early, fix a really healthy breakfast and a really healthy lunch for my daughter, get her ready for school, drive her to school, then come back and buy myself a coke and bag of chips for my really unhealthy breakfast. Shame on me!
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Posted by: PoliceMommy
2014-03-26 02:11:41
ID: 521
My ex (DS15 & DD10's bio dad), has never really been around for them. Long story short, he was only in DS''s life, then when DD was 9 months old, I finally left for good. The years to follow, he'd make promises that he'd never keep, and now DS is resentful of him (ya think?). About a year ago, he finally reappeared, but neither one of my kids want anything to do with him. I get a whopping $76 per month in child support (he's on disability), and nothing more. We're friends on FB & still talk from time to time, but he's always posting pictures of tattoos that he's doing and "checking in" at all these restaurants spending $$ that he's made from said tattoos. I want to take him back to court for more child support but DH thinks that with the way things are ($76 p/month), it's his way of staying OUT of the kids lives and ruining our happy and loving family. DH is dad to them, and always will be and loves them unconditionally. We're fine with mine and DH's salaries alone, but it'd be nice to have the ex pay more.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-03-25 20:35:46
ID: 494
I went on a walk today, this was huge for me.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-03-25 17:27:04
ID: 485
The whole Easter basket thing is out of control already. People are selling them (handmade) left and right! Some are nice and all, I'll give them credit for a job well done, but really, do we need to teach our kids that Easter is about Peeps and toys and clothes and iPads?
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