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I Feel Like a Bad Mother At Times

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    What Else Can I Do?

    I sometimes feel as though I'm a bad mother to my daughter. I had her when i was when I was 21 and it was the most bitter sweet day of my life. I was ecstatic and scared to be a mom.. I was proud and speechless when i saw my baby girl..but her father almost...
    MissUndastood247 MissUndastood247 22-25, F Nov 25, 2008

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    Yes, Sometimes!

    I have small moments when I think I am bad as a mother. I should have, could have done more, said more, less. I think it's normal.To me, being a mother is a difficult task. You have to show strength and gentleness, love and harshness. You have to be stern but also be fun. Listen...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 30, 2013

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    My toddlers have a very clear routine

    which they follow 99.9% of the time. When something out of the ordinary happens I panic. I become absolutely useless. All I can do is shut them in their room while I cry and sob uncontrollably until I come to terms with whatever unexpected event just occurred. When I'm really...
    bumblebeez bumblebeez 26-30 2 Responses Apr 5

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    You Have Such a Great Baby (i'm Just a Bad Mom)

    You have such a great baby (I'm just a bad mom) This is what is always in my head when I receive so many compliments on my daughter.  And I'm not bragging, she is cute.  I didn't find her cute.  How can you?!  Seriously.  I had depression throughout my...
    Littlesister1968 Littlesister1968 36-40 2 Responses Oct 2, 2009

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    Motherhood Is The Best Part Of My Life, Why Can't I Do It Right?

    I have a beautiful blue-eyed son. He is so sweet with his "I love you Mommy's" and "Mom, you're the bests." I love him more than I think he will ever know. I struggle at times though, being a single Mom is really difficult. I do everything I possibly can to give my child every...
    janame33 janame33 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2013

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    I Feel Like I Can't Think Around My 5 Year Old Long Enough To Be A Good Mom To Him

    I'm the single mother of a 5 year old that has ADHD, defiant/oppositional disorder, anxiety disorder, and Aspergers. I myself have my own issues, including but not limited to OCD and Aspergers, and in the past year left my abusive marriage to his father and a few months ago was...
    rollerskate rollerskate 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    All Mom's Do Sometimes

    after all kids don't  come with instructions... We all make mistakes...We all wish we had done certains things better We all think there are better mom's than us out there.... All honest Mom's will tell you this is the pure truth..."We all feel like we are bad...
    4everChanging 4everChanging 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2009

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    People Expect You To Be God When You Have Kids

    Parents makes mistakes, no parent is perfect. A parent can be abusive but it's not bad enough for social services to get involved but they work on it so they won't do it anymore. My mother used to hit when she lose her temper and get mad, she has slapped me across the head...
    girlwithanxiety girlwithanxiety 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2012

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    ive got 3 children twins age 12

    and a daughter age 11.im not with their dad I ended our relationship when they were 2 and 3.he was so violent and I couldn't cope anymore.it wasn't easy my kids missed him but he continued to make my life hell for a few years after,ive always been a devoted mum to my kids ,they...
    wholetintherain wholetintherain 36-40, F Mar 21

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    Three Children With ADD Is Too Much For Me To Handle When I Have ADD Myself

    I have three beautiful children and have been married for 12 years. I work for myself and have tremendous flexibility. I really feel guilty complaining but I am so overwhelmed I need to just get this out! I feel like a horrible mother almost every day. My children are 11, 10...
    bookish2020 bookish2020 46-50 1 Response Mar 24, 2013

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