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I Think Being a Parent Is the Most Difficult Job

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    Laundry, laundry, and more laundry.

    What are you Moms doing on this beautiful Sat afternoon???
    jlopez1 jlopez1 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 8

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    How about trying to take over the world?

    You Guys complain to much..
    LilHitler LilHitler 70+, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    It Has It's Perks

    One thing I love about being a parent is that I have an excuse to play with toys again.  Blocks, play-doh, coloring books, action figures, dollhouses, stuffed animals...these are all things we shouldn't give up as we grow up.  There's nothing like coming home from a...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 1 Response Jan 13, 2008

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    I watch a 7 month old

    and I can see how much work my mom went through with all 4 of us!!!
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    Not tickled to be deprived.

    But after several dogs am glad i was. Being a parent is way rough. Anger transferrence is too common. And can wreck needed bonding. My da wrecked ours. Me forgave for decades. But my da is dumb. He loves image more than family. Was bad with most dogs...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    Omgah...I just can't!

    I spent all morning sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning everything. I went to give the dog a bath after sitting the kids down at the table with lunch, and they dumped their stroganoff in the floor. Why? Bc they won't EVER sit still in a chair. #%#+#€#^}+]={£%¥]+] I just...
    notyourgirlfriday notyourgirlfriday 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Parenthoood.... So Many Challenges

    Being a parent is the absolute hardest job there is on this planet. No one can ever be fully prepared for what challenges being a parent presents.... The love I feel for my kids is unmeasurable, it cannot be put into words. It is so deep and so true, it is scary to think there is...
    LifesCraziness LifesCraziness 41-45 3 Responses Jul 8, 2013

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    I'm raising children

    but I don't have any . It is very stressful to be responsible for this whole other life
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    Being the Best Mom In the World

    Through the years I have made many plans for the future. There were so many things that I knew I wanted to accomplish in my life. I was going to travel and discover new places, meet exotic people and make a real difference in the world. As life would have it though, I would give...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 16, 2007

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    I have two little boys

    and am thinking of having a third child. Am I crazy? The 2 kids I have keep me busy and some days make me feel insane!!! But I want a little girl. Does it get harder with each child?!
    mysterywoman69 mysterywoman69 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    Difficulties of Parenting

    I'm a mother to a wonderful, beautiful 14 month old boy, whom I love more than I can ever express in words.  He is my everything and I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to be a mother in the first place. Yet I can't get over how difficult it is to always be a good...
    blueangel blueangel 26-30, F 33 Responses Jul 13, 2006

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    In some cases yes, but in the "traditional"

    family as sociologists call them, I'd have to disagree. Just an opinion :0
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 25

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    Because I Said So!

    Why do  I have to listen to u all the time MOM? (asked my daughter) Because IM YOUR MOM! ( I answered) Your my Mom,but, U are not always right you know? ( said my daughter again ) yes,maybe ,but for the meantime,you have to listen and do what I say because I know whats right...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 13, 2011

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    lucky me!! woke up with the sniffles from my

    girls. one staying home from school again. I feel like crap. <3 mommy love <3
    FinnAhGinn FinnAhGinn 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I would do anything for my son.

    He can't take 30 to change my tire! I truly give up!
    78nikki 78nikki 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    My Favorite Job!

     For me being a mom is being everything. It is a very difficult, But rewarding as well. I also do all the work raising my childern. I don't mind. Yes it is sometimes more then overwhelming at times then others, But  it always works out. I have the most...
    akaaka akaaka 36-40 4 Responses May 10, 2008

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    This will be my first year

    as a mother that is not also a teacher. I'm SO ready for school to start!!
    notyourgirlfriday notyourgirlfriday 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Of course it is. It should be.

    A lot of time you're just busy doing what comes next, and then there are times you look at your child and it blows you away. You made this. You gave this life. It depends on you for everything....not just the basics of food and shelter...not even just love...Everything. How to...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 25

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    I have a 5 months n it look like her daddy

    don't like her coz he never want to do Ntn for her n its pudding me off so bad , we r always fighting . What can I do
    flbabes flbabes 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    It's difficult because of time.

    I want more time to give to my kids. I don't have it cause I work a lot. I'm doing better with that by spending time with them on the weekends. The weekends are too short for a huge influence. I've got to figure out a way to work at home, maybe start my own business and help...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 24

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    Why, Oh Why, Can't They Just Go To Bed?

    I have an alarm set for 7 pm. This lets the kids know they have an hour to get ready & be in bed. And while I know it is natural for them to test their limits, I often find mine stretched beyond imagination. I try my best to stay firm but compassionate. It's just so hard when I...
    AvidDreamer AvidDreamer 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    Think of the people who have to wake up

    and with a straight face goto work and put together ******. Probably get fired if they laugh too
    WeSeeWeJudge WeSeeWeJudge 13-15, M Oct 24

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    Nothing Prepares You ...

    Becoming a parent is something no other life experience can really prepare you for.  Having a child is such a huge life changing event.  I thought when I was younger that I would be able to carry on with my life pretty much as usual once I had a child.  Little did...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 8 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    “The reason grandchildren

    and grandparents get along so well is because they have a common enemy.” ~ Author Unknown
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    What Makes It So Tough

    The one thing I found that makes being a parent a difficult job is learning and accepting that you are a parent first.  Being a parent first means making the tough decisions and doing what is best for your children even when they don't like it. By doing this they don't like...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 7 Responses Dec 12, 2008

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    Something To Make You Chuckle.

    To those of us who have children in our lives, whether they are our own, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or students... Whenever your children are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God's omnipotence did not extend to His own children...
    sharossody sharossody 70+, F 4 Responses Jul 17, 2011

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    I got a call from the mother of my 14yo son"

    friend today and I am embarrassed and furious. Apparently she caught her son and my son going through her purse and it appears that they were taking money. Riley gets an allowance if he completes all of his chores and knows there are certain situations that if he asks he may...
    RoosMom RoosMom 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    I love my kids dearly

    but my God I am being tried tonight. Moody teenagers and an Aspergers son on top of it. Just want to run away from home sometimes, lol. 😁
    verityspice verityspice 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 8

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    I hope that all parents understand

    that the criminals on tv use to be a kid at some point In time (crazy right?).. NEVER think "oh my kid wouldn't do that" because I've heard multiple parents including my mom who has said that, but they don't know the half of it. A few tips from my point of view : -Listen to...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 6 Responses Sep 7

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    Ive Had Tons Of Jobs But Being A Mom Is The Hardest

    I ALWAYS WANTED A CHILD BUT NOT ALONE TO DO BY MYSELF.AS A FAMILY...BUT LIFE ISNT A RIDE U CONTROL YOU JUST GRAB THE BAR AND HOPE IT DOESNT SPIN OR FLIP YOU OUT OR GET STUCK.MY SON IS A GIFT FROM GOD AND A MIRACLE.BUT SOMEDAYS I AM ANNOYED.SOMEDAYS I CRY.SOMEDAYS I WANNA LEAVE...
    prettytasty prettytasty 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2010

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    My 20-year old son hates me.

    We have been so close his whole life. He really did not seek out the company of others his age. He grew up in the company of adults and with his IQ and Asperger's he preferred mature friends of both sexes. He was smart, generous, kind, and mannered. I wanted him to grow up to be...
    zepha123 zepha123 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    The Choice of a Lifetime

    I don't know where I heard it or who said it, so i can't give the due credit (and I won't take credit for it myself), but when choosing to become a parent you are choosing to forever go through life with your heart walking around outside your body...I truly believe this is the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 21 Responses Jul 23, 2008

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    Thank God for Fridays.

    ........no sport.......no home work.......
    cimky cimky 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    fascad3 fascad3 36-40, M 11 Responses Jul 13, 2010

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    Children are the most demanding people ever,

    and they're amazingly selfish! Without hesitation they'll take the food right out of your mouth, they'll scream when you're sleeping an they'll expect your utmost at all times. That's just evolution ensuring the species' survival.
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 8

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    Currently swallowing my pride.

    It's a hard thing to chew. We have been blessed so far but could us a tad more help http://www.gofundme.com/dt7it0
    LostinSpace35 LostinSpace35 31-35, F Sep 3

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    Its more difficult than handling 25 people.

    My son is a good kid but can be a brat too. Of course i have to make sure he'll be guided.
    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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    Especially being a single parent of a child

    with health problems. There is more to worry about and no one to help.
    BreakingTheBad BreakingTheBad 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    Why is it that it makes me mad

    when my 8 year old cries over getting in trouble (because he should have known better, right?) but when my five year old cries, he sounds like an infant and it breaks my heart. Maybe it's the difference in their demeanor? I, in no way, want to make my older child feel less than...
    notyourgirlfriday notyourgirlfriday 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 16

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    Well, yeah... it's difficult.

    It's very hard to find the time and energy to give all that I know I should to the two little ones that need it.  I find that a lot of the time, while I love them very much, I don't really like them.  I desperately want to be my own person - something more than just a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 12, 2006

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    Because I am working in the other country to

    provide the needs of my son. The hardest part from being far away, you couldn't give the support and guidance emotionally, physically and spiritually.
    Sanshyn82 Sanshyn82 31-35, F Sep 3

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    If There Were a Manual That Ca...

    if there were a manual that came with your children, each manual would be different. my daughter and son are complete opposites and neither are like me when i was a child. i have no idea if what i am doing is the right thing to do. i try so hard not to screw up their lives, but i...
    lostcancerian lostcancerian 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 26, 2007

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    No doubt, it probably is.

    Let us consider why: It requires you to either get pregnant or have to deal with that of a hormonal woman and she may not look as good as she did before and birth is scary. If you choose to adopt you have to wait a long time, fill out papers, and go through that process. You...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    Sooooo Tired...

    When you're expecting your first child, they warn you that you will not get much sleep. I think "they" take perverse pleasure in your impending misery. But my son turned out to be really easy. Just one feeding around 3 AM that didn't go on for more than 1/2 an hour. Even...
    hellosailor hellosailor 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2006

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    Im afraid i spoiled my child.

    I guess because I have always liked seeing him happy so much. And he is such a good natured & cooperative boy :) But now its hard for him to handle his hard times. He does not have a tolerance for it. Even just being bored he gets real ornery.
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F 2 Responses May 10

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    Being "mommy"

    I think being a mom really is the hardest job out there, but also the most wonderful. I love my kids to death, idk anyone who doesn't love their kids. And when you have to see them hurt or sad, it completely breaks your heart. Whenever my son gets something as small as an ear...
    amandamarie2490 amandamarie2490 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 20, 2010

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    My son is 14 and is on the Aspergers spectrum,

    struggles with anxiety and OCD. We are seeing a professional to help support him and try to make his life easier. At times my heart breaks for him. We have strategies in place to help us all get thru the day. Today though is a tough one.
    verityspice verityspice 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 5

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