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I Feel That Being a Parent Is One of the Most Difficult Jobs

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    Single Mommy of 4 and in my early 30's. This is the hardest job in the world and we work for nothing in return 365 a year, last ones to sit and eat and sleep. Before we think of ourselves we think of our precious lil ones. They are our future and they are a good replica of what...
    sweetnsensual sweetnsensual 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 22, 2011

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    Some Good Advice For Struggling Parents That Love Their Children

    Formula For Predicting Your Child's Future IT IS ALL ABOUT LOVE!  I always come across the question, should babies come with a manual? As sure as we need air to breathe, they need to come fully equipped with one tailor made for each and every baby! If a license is required...
    tmajor tmajor 41-45, M 8 Responses Apr 29, 2010

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    Definately!!!!

    You are ALAWYS at work on call at night even on holiday theres no rest infact thats worse. theres no such thing as a 9 to 5 job when u have kids. the job is 24/7.
    blondiesindy blondiesindy 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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    About Your Teen...

    MrClouFeet is a parent of 2 boys. One is in collage and one is in highschool right now. And although i don't WANT them to, i am coming to the realization that drugs are in highschool. The one in collage is old enough to do what he wants but the one in highschool is only a junior...
    MrCloudFeet MrCloudFeet 36-40, M Oct 29, 2012

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    Yes Very Difficult.

    I strongly believe it is. Being a parent is the most difficult jobs. With all the physical caring and emotional support and practically the obligation to give them the necessary tools to cope up with life when time comes that they need to be alone and by themselves.From the time...
    zephyr2005 zephyr2005 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2011

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    Wishful Thinking

    Looking sad, my daughter crawls into bed with me, wraps herself under my arms and holds on to me tightly. With her eyes closed, fighting back tears, she asks me "Mommy, when is it going to stop hurting?"  I squeeze her tighter and simple said, "I don't know."  If only parents...
    Mahal1023 Mahal1023 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    inez345 inez345 13-15, F Mar 16

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    Difficult?

    Of course its difficult! ... Though, admittedly less difficult for a person that doesn't have a job, other than to be a mom. I, myself, don't work outside the home... I create handmade jewelry... I find my hardest times are when my four year old just doesn't want to give mommy a...
    Elwing Elwing 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    No Paid Time Off

    That's one of the toughest things about being a parent...you are on the clock permanently man. Kids are a lifelong commitment, even after they are grown up and moved out, they still need a lot of attention and care sometimes. If you are a parent and are trying to do your best...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 16, 2011

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    Lesson Learned

       One day, I was doing some chores while my oldest daughter was taking a nap. I think she was about a year and a half old at the time. I heard her making some noises on the monitor so I went to get her out of her crib. When I opened the door, I found my sweet little girl had...
    dizinerd dizinerd 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2011

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    You Don't Say!

    How easy is it to get a new job and get on the job training for the position that you will be working? easy right? Parenting is a new job except there is no on the job training you. Sure you get help along the way but for the most part you have to figure it out because...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2008

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    OH do I despise that! OH do I hate my urge to nurture people when all I get is crap in return! It's like, "FINE, go feel ****** about yourself cause I tried to be there for you!"
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