I Am An Unappreciated Mother

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    Being a Mom Is a Thankless Job

    I am a mom of 4 ages 9(boy) 7(boy) and twins 2 (boy/girl).  I have been off work since the twins were born and have decided it is time to go back to work to gain some sanity.  I would love to be a stay at home mom and raise my kids,  we could afford to do it that...
    1234kids 1234kids
    31-35
    4 Responses Jun 16, 2008

    Hang In There, Karma, My Friend. The Kids Will Get It One Day!@

    Story of my life, baby! No kidding I could have written this.  But I will tell you this.  ONE DAY ....KARMA~!!!!  It happened with my two older kids and it WILL happen with him.....I buy them all the electronics, clothes, nice things you can ever imagine and DO...
    StarringU StarringU
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2010

    Unappreciated Mother

    I have 3 children. It's expected that they will be demanding, selfish, and inconsiderate and cause problems as they become teens.  I made sacrifices to make sure my kids had what they needed and wanted. I had 2 pair of jeans 4 shirts and 3 sets of undergaments and those with...
    Comprehensive Comprehensive
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Dec 24, 2006

    I Just Keep Trying

    I am the Mother of 4 children, I am a single Mother for 8 years now. When I got my divorce all my kids were under 10 years old. I really didn't have any problems with them then but now that they are older it is getting real bad. My oldest is 19, she really isn't the problem but...
    myob07 myob07
    36-40, F
    5 Responses May 1, 2007

    What Do You Give When You Have Nothing Left...

    I am 26 years old and have three children. i am married to a wonderful guy but he drives me nuts. my husband and i both work full time jobs at different times. i work 8am to 5pm monday-friday. he works 6pm to 6am on a rotation shift. we usually only see each other for a few...
    candjn candjn
    26-30, F
    40 Responses Apr 8, 2007

    "I Love Being a Mom...i Love Being a Mom..."

      August 12, 2009   Today, like every other day, I asked my kids to do their chores. They have been home on summer vacation doing pretty much whatever they want with a few chores.   They don’t have major chores like a lot of us when we were young...
    uniqchik70 uniqchik70
    36-40
    Aug 12, 2009

    Will I Ever....

    my son's  grandmother and great grandmother refuse to accept me as his mother, caregiver, etc. They barely want to acknowledge that I'm his Stepmother. I met his father when he was 4 and married them when he was 6. He's now 13! As a 3 person family unit, we have our ups...
    LorQuest LorQuest
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 30, 2007

    I Do Everything For Them

    I am a mother of 2 kids a boy who is 12 a girl who is 9.  I have been divorced for 6 years and have been engaged for 1 year. Both of my kids live with me and my fiance, they go to there dad's house every other weekend. I do everything for my kids, take them every where they...
    hmcduffie07 hmcduffie07
    31-35
    67 Responses Feb 20, 2008

    I Have Said It Before and I Wi...

    I have said it before and I will say it again, no one appreciates what I do for my kids, what I sacrifice for them. I may get to be home more often now, but I am still gone a lot. It kills me every time that I have to leave them. But at least I am leaving to make sure that they...
    silvertears silvertears
    31-35, F
    Sep 1, 2007

    Yes I Am!! ...

    yes i am!! kids walk all over me and they never say thank you for anything. evry once in a great while they will do what I ask them but then the turn around and go back to being themselves.
    irishwannabeky irishwannabeky
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 23, 2007

    Tired and Sad

    Iam so sick and tired of being talked to like crap. I have 3 children, 2 teenage girls and 1 baby boy. My son of course is wonderful and i love being home to take care of him. But my daughters are breaking me down and im ready to give up. they are both intelligent, beautiful...
    searra searra
    36-40
    1 Response May 9, 2008

    Am I Wrong?

    I have two daughters, one 23 and one 26.  My eldest is pursuing a doctorate degree at Duke Univ. so she is not around but calls on occasion.  My youngest is living at home after graduating college; she is now pursuing a degree in nursing.  I have paid for her...
    cookie531 cookie531
    51-55
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2009

    Unappreciated Mom of Special Needs Child

    Hello, I am an Unappreciated mother.  I have a 5 1/2 year old son with Autism and a 4 year old daughter with Sensory Intergration Disorder.  Im married and an a SAHM.  My son gets tons of therapies in addition to schoola and my daughter gets therapies as well. ...
    KevnKaysmom KevnKaysmom
    36-40, F
    4 Responses May 15, 2007

    Ungrateful...21 Year Old Daughter

    I have four children.. My oldest is 21 (F), Second is 17 (F) and two sons 12 & 10. I am a grandmother, my oldest has a son who is 8 months old. My daughter moved into her own place with her bbs dad & my grandson about 4 months ago. My daughter sometimes drinks, not alot but...
    liveslifetothefullest liveslifetothefullest
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 6, 2012

    Hurt To The Core...

    I have two daughter's one that is 23 and the youngest being 18 soon to be 19.  I have been divorced from their father for years and remarried to a wonderful man for 12 years who feels as if they are his own.  My youngest...
    nayray123 nayray123
    41-45
    8 Responses May 29, 2010

    Time Sharing Parents

    When you live with someone and get all the love and caring, you take it for granted because the person you are living with is doing what she or he is supposed to do.Now, when you are apart , the children do not see the other parent and don't see the REAL parent but just a time...
    DancingFeather DancingFeather
    66-70, F
    Jan 30, 2010

    True Colors

    It's really not my daughter whom I feel does not appreciate me. I know she love's me more than anything and understands just how much I do. She can be ungrateful and very moody. But she is 13. No, it's not her. It's her father and my current husband. No "Happy mothers Day" said...
    Jsisson Jsisson
    36-40, F
    May 12, 2013

    My Family Has No Idea How Much I Do, And They Don't Care...

    I am the mother of 3 children, 7yr old daughter, 5yr old son and 20 month old daughter. Up until I had our youngest daughter I was working full time on the trauma team at the largest hospital in the state. Once we had our daughter my husband and I agreed that it would be in the...
    Mommy333 Mommy333
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 2, 2012

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