I Believe Parenting Is The Hardest Job Anyone Could Ever Have

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    I've been a stay at home mom

    for the past 5 almost 6 years. I've re-entered the workforce recently and am pretty excited about it. I'm starting slow to adjust both myself and the boys. And it's a step in the right direction!
    Bluenightstand Bluenightstand
    36-40, F
    Jun 12, 2014


    I read 17 books on parenting before I had my first daughter.  I weened out the things I didn't like and things that I thought suited me.  Some I used some I didn't.  The only thing I wanted to do was be a mom. I have 4 children that I would do anything for. My oldest one...
    flodials flodials
    41-45, F
    Mar 19, 2012
    LilHitler LilHitler
    70+, M
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2014

    Teachable Moment/life Lesson

    I am always struck by the stories on this site - so many that seem more than what I am about to say but here goes... I am a bit upset. Maybe its because my head isn't all there sometimes or there is so much to do related to my separation/pending divorce so I'm almost writing an...
    Liminalghost Liminalghost
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2012

    Being The Bad Parent Sucks!

    I love my girls so much, but find it hard when it comes to discipline. My husband is a great father , friend , and provider, but often throws me under the bus when it comes to the kids and discipline. I feel completely overwhelmed, frustrated , and stressed out. Just earlier...
    lolama2013 lolama2013
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2013

    Please help. I'm currently experiencing dark

    thoughts, dark thoughts about just running away. I love all my Children but they have no respect for anything I have ever done for them. My 16 year old dumped her washing in front of me and said "this needs done now" I have a demanding 2 year old that takes up all my energy...
    RockingLikeAFetus RockingLikeAFetus
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Nov 27, 2014

    If you believe this this you are STUPID!

    Try working in a coal mind or roofing a house in the summer when its 101 outside. I will take a job being a parent over that daily! I either wake up at 11 and watch videos all day, or drop her off at school and come home and lay around all day. being a parent is EASY
    MomOfBurden MomOfBurden
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2015

    Its me and five little ones

    for most of the day, twins age four, boy and girl age seven and boy age nine. this is so hard. so hard. some days I want to give up. but I know they need me and in a way I need them. I get fearful that I am not enough for them though, that I don't have the capacity to care for...
    chapter7 chapter7
    36-40, F
    Sep 15, 2015

    am feeling extremely happy

    and probs with kids seems to be rectified
    sharmasrilakshmi sharmasrilakshmi
    36-40, F
    Oct 9, 2015

    the house is so quiet early morning.

    I get up at 5am to enjoy the solitude..at 7am I will start the wake up of the five little ones.. one by one need showers, get dressed, brush teeth, medication, and most of all hugs and kisses and praise!! Parenting is the hardest job and it is also the most rewarding job.
    chapter7 chapter7
    36-40, F
    Sep 17, 2015

    So when we got home my husband put something in

    the fridge and noticed that it wasn't closing...he then asked the kids "did you do something to this fridge?" ... one of the answers: "No, but if I DID do something it wouldn't be intentional" ...wow....guess we found the guilty one...
    deleted deleted
    May 15, 2015

    Parenting Is So Hard...

    One of the hardest thing about being a parent is to help your child deal with life disappointments. You don't to play it off as it was nothing because it could be a very big deal to them. You don't want to make a big hoopla about it either because you'll be coddling them. You don...
    Theta99 Theta99
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jul 3, 2013

    Just To Begin

    Parenting my two daughters (now grown up "daddy´s girs") was my best done job and a main source of happyness     Hard part of it all: during almost 20 yrs, I do it as somemething like a "married single father"  Bet you all to decode what that last label might mean...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 19, 2012
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