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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

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    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 3 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    "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

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    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

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    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

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    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 31-35, F May 12, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    I remember when I was young I felt so isolated feeling so dumb And even unappreciated Going to school woking on weekends But at home treated like a fool And validated by few...
    Bach13 Bach13 26-30, M Jul 7

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    Both parents have an extremely important part to play in our lives, raising us but also shaping us into people. Mothers and fathers can be responsible for our mental state and the...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    My Mother, simply put, is the meanest, angriest, most unpleasant person I know. She is a mentally ill psychotic, a tyrant, and a bully all rolled into one. My parents split up when...
    wishiwasabrady wishiwasabrady 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    I think when I was about nine or ten years old, I realized my mother was doing drugs. When you're a little kid, that is definitely a big deal, and with everything being shoved down...
    OldAbandoned10 OldAbandoned10 22-25, F Jun 30

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    It is not so that I hate my mother in law because she in my mother in law. No, no, no. I hate her because she is a bad person. At the begining I wanted to be a friend of hers, but...
    emikolic emikolic 26-30, F Jul 3

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    my mother 38 and my neighbor uncle having relationship for 2 year after my father, so she is pregnant of 2 years my mother is not willing for apportion so my uncle and we all...
    tarur tarur 18-21 Jul 10

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    My mother was never physically abusive, but she certainly emotionally abused and neglected us. If I would write down everything that she did, then I would have one unbelievable...
    LostMittens LostMittens 31-35, F Jul 14

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    I will not rant or moan and I no longer hate my mother as much as I use to,but I hope I NEVER see her again and haven't since the last time I went before a judge aged 10 and her...
    Selah94 Selah94 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was unfortunate enough to land myself in a house that includes not only my husband but along with my in laws, sister in law, her husband, and two kids. Everyone knows and can...
    destinii3 destinii3 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    She was a wonderful mother. I will not lie and say she mistreated me,though she had every right to. My birth came as a result of her rape by a White man(she's Korean) and I was...
    DoonJi DoonJi 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I started reading every ones story and I was shocked at how much in common are stories are. I used to be so ashamed of my mother's illness and kept it a secret. As mom got older...
    pamq pamq 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    My parents are divorced. I was still very little so I've always remembered my parents being separated. I loved my father very very much. (I'm speaking in past tense because he...
    Riarza Riarza 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    In 2008 my Mother in law lost h husband . I tried helping her through his illness and after his death and things were ok.I had never had bad feelings toward her in the past,as a...
    helpless69 helpless69 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    In my quest to bring my children home I remortgaged my home, hired a private investigator, and dedicated myself to it completely. In 2004 the private investigator got a lead. They...
    BabylessMommy BabylessMommy 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    With a mother like mine,who needs a man? Typical conversation with my mother, Me:"Mommy" Her: "Yes,son?" Me:"Mommy." Her: "What-eeee?" Me:"Don't sound so exasperated! Don't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 30

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    "Mommy." My sleepy eight year old said. "What,baby boy?" I answered. "I love you, Mommy. I want to be with you always. Why can't I stay,Mommy?" He said. He had asked that same...
    BabylessMommy BabylessMommy 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I have always thought my mother is selfish. I am 23 years old and I am still being treated like an eighth grader who is still fighting for his independence. Most of the times, I...
    wirrywoo wirrywoo 22-25, M Jul 4

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    My mother was both neglectful and a bully. For many years, she has been treated for depression, but I believe she is mentally ill with a more serious disorder. When I was eight...
    glitterdahlia glitterdahlia 41-45 1 Response Jun 29

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    Hello there! I'm writing almost as it's happening. I discovered the term NM, recently, and since then, I have been gathering information on how to act in order to 1st, stay sane...
    alinie alinie 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I was emotionally abused by my mother all of my life. The abuse started as i was 9 and continued till last year. As i lived with my parents in my mother country i was hurt every...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I'm only fifteen, and up to the time when I was ten my mother was caring, supporting, and everything that a good mother could be. I actually remember seeing her cry after having to...
    kacekohl kacekohl 16-17 Jul 18

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    I am my mother's only living child and the summer I turned 12 she needed a complete hysterectomy like yesterday. She had been putting it off for several years and couldn't wait...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    Sweet Revenge!-My mother gave birth to me aged 17(my father was 29) and soon gave me to my paternal grandmother so she could party and "live life". Well ,over 10 years later she...
    Desculpas Desculpas 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I'm mentioning the whole situation I was into in this story. Here is my story. I used to be a happy girl till the age 11, when I got to know my dad was dead. Mum said he got a...
    Astronggirl212 Astronggirl212 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I became a mother almost two years ago. My life has changed so much with the birth of my son. Have I been the best mother? No. But I am the best mother for my son. He's a healthy...
    timeline112 timeline112 18-21, F Jun 30

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    Its been 4 years & not one day since then do I not think of her or look at the picture of her. I was 13, just starting my 8th grade year when the woman I love the most was taking...
    causeitaintevereasy causeitaintevereasy 16-17, F Jun 30

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    Big props go out to those single mothers out there. They've got to be the father and mother of the family and that has got to be sooo tough. Not only that, but single mothers are...
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    I'm reading For One More Day by Mitch Albom. I really like his books. I am really just beginning this one. It's open in front of me and I'm on page six. This book explores the...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Me and mom have this love hate relationship, it basically all started when I was young; she was a workaholic and my great-grandma for 19 years, has been my mom for me and my best...
    Xmidniteangel15X Xmidniteangel15X 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Since the day I met my gf I am very attracted to her mother. Her mother seems liked me more. She said she loves me for her daughter. My gf mother is really pretty. She has love and...
    shadowrecruit0027 shadowrecruit0027 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I didn't think I would. Boy was I wrong. My childhood wasn't the easiest. She was not a good mother. When she got sick, I was the one that stepped up and helped her out. Yet, I was...
    AuntieShani AuntieShani 31-35, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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