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    My 9 month old daughter has been crying

    for over an hour. It's 2.25am, it's the day where I go back to work! Oh the joys! Come on calpol kick in already!
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 4

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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 6 Responses May 6

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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 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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    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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    Of 2 precious Daughters,

    9 and 5. I am soon to be a Single Father, but a Father who has always been a so involved Father, a Father whom begs to continue being involved. Since September 2014, my Lil Girls have been used as a Pawn due to separation. My soon to be Ex, has continued to isolate them from me...
    Frmdachi Frmdachi 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    What I really want help with is my children

    and being able to be a better parent. But I was too ashamed about my history as a mom and hopeless about my prospects to do better. Too ashamed and hopeless to say it & ask for the help. This isn't the site for getting good advise but I'm here so ...js
    Aagatha Aagatha 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 22

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    So glad my kids are good souls.

    Their shocked little faces as 3 girls did a grab and run as we walked into Sports Authority
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 4

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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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    As Jerry Seinfeld said " there's no

    such thing as fun for the whole family"
    michaeln41 michaeln41 41-45, M Jun 12

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    Please help me figure out what to do.

    My young adult daughter works 2 jobs and pays for her own college tuition and books. She pays for her car and phone. Totally independent of her mom and I. She has a boyfriend who already broke up with her twice in the last 3 years. I have zero respect for him. His parents...
    rwcooop rwcooop 41-45 5 Responses Jun 4

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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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    I am a single parent of 4 amazing little girls

    4, 6, 9, 11. Their dad lives in a complete other state and married another woman. He has 2 step children and they just had their first child together about a week ago. He sends the girls money and gifts but hasn't seen them since shortly after my youngest turned one. My 4 girls...
    KennedyRose KennedyRose 26-30, F 18 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 26

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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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    Being a parent was the only thing in the world

    I've ever thought I was any good at. Turns out I was wrong! I'm really fu#*ing **** at it and 15 years down the line I don't know how to mend it. Doesn't leave me with an awful lot, if I'm a crap parent....I don't have anything else. :/
    Littlemissshy25 Littlemissshy25 46-50, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    sexylexy69 sexylexy69 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 21

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    I am a parent of two kids

    who I love even if they can drive me nuts
    sexygirl81 sexygirl81 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 4

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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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    I woke up this morning to my baby kicking

    and summer salting like crazy it was so amazing
    sexylexy69 sexylexy69 26-30, F 5 Responses May 7

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    I need help I've tried almost everything

    but my 4 year old son doesn't listen to me at all . He doesn't listen to my wife either ( she's not his real mother and he knows that ) . I really need help . I've tried timeouts , spankings ( which I really don't want to do again ) I've tried yelling , I've tried talking to him...
    BabyBoyHatfield BabyBoyHatfield 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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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 11 Responses May 26

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    DanielWtheThird DanielWtheThird 41-45, M Feb 14

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    WWYDfan WWYDfan 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 22

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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 May 26

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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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    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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    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 May 23

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    I am faced with a dilemma.

    . My daughter (8) is amazingly talented. She is in the public eye. I am very protective of her. I choose her friends wisely. Today I got a email from a classmate's dad. In this email he was asking for a playdate but also a date from me. His wife died last year. She committed...
    sweetJerseyGirl sweetJerseyGirl 41-45, F 9 Responses Jun 19

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    I've had a lot of negative things to say lately

    about my marriage, and life in general! So I thought I should try to start writing some good things. Not that it's wrong to vent, in some cases it's helpful. But I realize I have a pattern of negative thoughts and I should try to change. It's hard. Lots of people are...
    stufy stufy 46-50 3 Responses Jun 17

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    spankingdad1 spankingdad1 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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    Woohoo! Long weekend!

    Oh wait, that means three days with my children.
    michaeln41 michaeln41 41-45, M Jun 5

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    1234cardiff 1234cardiff 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I took my daughter to the Lego shop.

    -dad, what's my limit? -you can spend up to $15 (She spends 11) -dad, you owe me 4 bucks
    michaeln41 michaeln41 41-45, M 10 Responses Jun 7

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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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    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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    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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    I didn't believe in love at first site

    until January 21 2013. It was the hardest but best day of my life. It was the day I meant my daughter. I thought I loved her but I didn't even know the meaning. The moment the doctors placed her on my stomach and we both made eye contact. I feel in love with her and would do...
    chrisscott515 chrisscott515 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 4

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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 6 Responses May 7

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    It shouldn't hurt to be a child, yet most abuse cases, are from parents. You would never think that someone who is suppose to Love and protect you, to hurt you, yet it is happenin...
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