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    I woke up this morning to my baby kicking

    and summer salting like crazy it was so amazing
    sexylexy69 sexylexy69 22-25, F 5 Responses May 7

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    This is something for us l to think about!

    We all want to be the "cool" parents, but does being the cool parent make you a good parents? Seriously, if your child has told you "I hate you" at some point in their life, you must be doing something right! Take a minute to read this, it gives us all something to reflect...
    CoolRae CoolRae 36-40, F Oct 30, 2014

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    The Talk I hate giving the speech about the

    flower and the bees. I think the girls were comfortable talking about it. I, on the other hand, was just awkward. It is a misconception that sexuality comes with puberty. It's plain wrong. It comes before. Hence, the red alerts of all red alerts calling for the utmost immediate...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 2 Responses Apr 28, 2014

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    I'm the legal guardian of my siblings,

    but i consider myself a parent. I do everything that regular parents do and try to make the best decisions for my sisters and little brother. My sisters are both in their early teens and remember my parents well, it's been a struggle for us all to adjust our relationship to fit...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 28, 2014

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    Hardest job in the world!

    Head in hands at 4.30am as my 7 month decides to scream for over an hour and after trying everything im defeated! Not sure if tiredness or the screaming is the soul breaker.....
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 4

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    Love of a Parent The love of a parent is

    immeasurable. So much so, that it could be said that a child is the personification of a parent’s love. The love is so strong, that should it be taken, we may not survive without it… A love so strong that, should it be lost, so too would a part of our very soul… A love...
    Animefreak4042 Animefreak4042 22-25, M Jul 27, 2014

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    chacha151110 chacha151110 26-30, F Apr 23, 2014

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    sexylexy69 sexylexy69 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 21

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    I'm a father of 3 girls.

    Sunday morning pre dress rehersal for dance competition! UGHHHHH! HAHAHA Sit back and laugh!
    Leftyss Leftyss 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I have 2 munchkins :) my little girls are 4

    and 2. Both July babies. <3
    melsteatime melsteatime 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    I am a 64 year old male

    and have only 1 child, he is a boy . He is 27 yrs old now and taking meds for social anxiety. He and I got along great till he was about 9 yrs old. Then things changed he became Defiant. He didnt want anything to do with me after that. He only talked to his Mom and he pretty...
    Powerman31222 Powerman31222 61-65, M 2 Responses Feb 7

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    My girls first dance competition,

    of the season this weekend. Awesome! Can't wait to watch them!!! Love them!! Good luck girls!
    Leftyss Leftyss 46-50, M Mar 6

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    XxwestonxX XxwestonxX 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    DanielWtheThird DanielWtheThird 41-45, M Feb 14

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    Unpayable Job

    Being a parent is not that easy..letting a child grow in a right path, teaching them and guiding them. make them the best person to be. from work, you still need to work when you arrive home. taking the child, preparing their foods, helping them in their study and spending...
    georgiasai georgiasai 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 20, 2011

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    I try sonetimes, Dance moves my girls do.

    Yesterday, had one down pretty good. Sa shey, step switch leap. Till my knee gave put and fell to the ground! BAHAHA!
    Leftyss Leftyss 46-50, M 5 Responses Apr 6

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    spankingdad1 spankingdad1 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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    Yes...I'm the proud mother of two gorgeous boys.

    ..no...really... they are ...they're gorgeous! Today, though, I went into mommy mode with another child. I teach piano and had a few students, today. One of them, a 12 year old girl....very smart....great student....sat down at the piano for her lesson. When I asked her to...
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    Give it your all girls!

    🙌another dance competition this weekend!! Cant wait To watch!!!
    Leftyss Leftyss 46-50, M 2 Responses May 15

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    Help! I have a 5 month old son

    who has In the last 3 weeks broke out with extreme eczema . It's al over his back belly and neck. Also somewhat on his face and head. I already wash all his clothes separate of ours with hypoallergenic wash, and only use eczema approved wash and lotion on him . He sleeps with...
    amlesa amlesa 26-30, F 7 Responses May 7

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    Being a mother is one of the best things

    that have ever happened to me. I have a 2year old beautiful smart loving daughter. She is really the best thing in my life she makes my life worth it she's all I ever want to be with. I never really have alone time I'm mostly with her all the time. I have a full time job work my...
    hellomandy5 hellomandy5 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    My wife and I adopted our son

    when he was 7 years old. He is an amazing young man in many ways, but his early years were not easy. Because of the neglect and abuse he endured, he has emotional and behavioral issues that run deep, and always will. We have tried hard to learn how to be the parent's he needs...
    iRanger iRanger 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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    Quiet Saturday night alone.

    The youngest is at a friends for the night and the oldest went to the movies. Anyone interested in chatting?
    Renomike Renomike 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My son wont stay in his bed at night.

    He gets out and plays around - even though ive removed all toys and furniture from his room - until he hears me coming up the stairs, then he runs back to bed and pretends he was there the whole time. I warn him ahead of time that if i catch him out of bed, im going to take his...
    InsideTheSadCafe InsideTheSadCafe 22-25, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a parent, but more importantly,

    I a mom. A mom who is there for my kids, and would do anything for them. Anyone can be a parent, and can help make a child, but it really takes a special person to be a mom. It's not an easy job, but I absolutely adore it. Being a mom automatically makes me a teacher, a chef, a...
    CoolRae CoolRae 36-40, F May 16, 2014

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    I am a single parent with four kids.

    The boys are 4 and 13. My girls are 6 and 9.
    mombusyoncomputer mombusyoncomputer 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2014

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    If instead of sweet babies they showed real

    life angry teens in commercials.... ....would they still sell any products to prospective parents ?
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    2nd dance comp for my girls this weekend,

    Cant wait... Good luck girls! Love you!
    Leftyss Leftyss 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Ggrrrrrrrr that moment in the morning

    when you are running 10mins behind for two school runs, your late child finally gets in the car and then goes - 'what's that smell' before realising they trod in foxes poo ...........
    Chatty5 Chatty5 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    1234cardiff 1234cardiff 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 8

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    And I'm a proud one at that!

    !! I wanted to post one of my experiences and what better than the best one of them all!!! I'm 23 and last year I received the very best gift a man can receive, my first child. I've been very lucky to have the family I have got... A wonderful mother and three gorgeous sisters...
    Velocity360 Velocity360 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 13, 2014

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    Yes, I am a female mom

    and a parent of multiple children in blended families. I have my own family and then I have children by others too. I am a former surrogate to help childless couples to have children by me then let them raise their children in a loving family such as mine. I am very much a...
    momwithcleavage momwithcleavage 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 6, 2014

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    All right. It's a quiet night

    and I am just hanging around here talking to other people. Anyone else feel like talking? My fingers need a workout!
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I have 2 kids, ages 11

    and 9. my 11 year old has special needs - epilepsy and severe cognitive delay. it's pretty challenging at times and he tries my patience on a daily basis. he's the happiest little boy though.
    radtechcrys radtechcrys 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Today, my three year old son took a Spiderman

    action figure and hit my 55" Samsung Plasma Screen TV with it. It is broken, right along with my heart. I know he didn't mean to.. but I am just so mad at him.. :( I just paid it off.. no warranty.. and I'm mostly upset because it's so close to Christmas, I wanted to watch...
    MzKtlyn MzKtlyn 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    When you work your butt off,

    to do for your kids. And the oldest called you lazy, because you wouldnt go get them something! 👎
    Leftyss Leftyss 46-50, M 8 Responses May 6

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    this isnt to the "tv" perfect parents

    who teach thier kids lessons and help them in every way possible. Who arrange tutors and lessons and try to give thier kids experiences. This is for the parents who get away with the bare minimum. Who house and clothe thier kids but ignore us when we talk. Who dont Care if you...
    justkeating justkeating 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    Chatty5 Chatty5 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    But the father of my 12 year old is on his

    first visitation right with her right now. He left me when I was pregnant and never paid a penny towards her. Now he gets her for every other weekend? He take her to bar with him and left her with a man I didnt know once.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 1

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    just spent the most horrible 4 hours with my parents. non stop arguments, judging and saying hurtful things, both sides. I'm glad to be back home now.
    sarahk85 sarahk85 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    The thing about parent that some don't appreciate is that they are parent first and can be best friends second, i guess some people may experience something different but as for me...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 5 Responses May 13

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    I think todays world where both mommy and daddy have to work, kids are often neglected so they search for the love and care that their parents should have nurtured in somewhere...
    RestlessFlame RestlessFlame 18-21, F 9 Responses May 22

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    From what I hear, I used to be that child that would wake up at any part of the day at any given moment with the biggest smile on my face. sadly, I dont remember that. all I...
    MemoToSelf MemoToSelf 16-17, F May 11

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    It's difficult for me to tell my story, I've never fully told anyone; I've never found the right words. I want to try it now. I want to put my feelings down an hope it lifts some...
    LexiDoll LexiDoll 18-21, F 1 Response May 12

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    I am a young adolescent boy, and my parents are super protective, although I really love them. I have an iPhone, but they've put so many restrictions on it. I only have access to...
    elisekress elisekress 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have emotionally abusive parents. My mother thinks it's okay to put me with siblings that I dislike and will bring up stuff from the stuff to provoke my anger, she comments on my...
    melodicsadness melodicsadness 18-21, F May 2