I Wish I Was a Better Mother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 122 People

    Consumed With Guilt Today...

    My step-son has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. He also had a very tough start in life. The first 3 years of his life with his biological mother were extremely neglectful to say the least... Because of his condition, he can be VERY hard to live with. He is extremely argumentative...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 3, 2009

    I have this fear if I'm not a good enough

    mother god will decide to take my children back. I know it sounds weird but I lost my first daughter shortly after she was born and I couldn't help thinking I wasn't a good enough mother and that's the reason I lost her. Like god changed his mind about me. I do my best but at...
    Lisagood02 Lisagood02
    31-35, F
    May 17, 2014

    Bad Mother, Useless Human Being

    I constantly feel like a bad mother. Other parents seem to have boundless time and energy to expose their children to all experiences necessary for them to hit every developmental milestone spot on, whilst also holding down a full time job. They take their babies to swimming...
    MaxineR MaxineR
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 9, 2012

    Good Kids,bad Mom

    I'm the mom of a 12year-old boy and a 10 year-old girl. I've always been a loner,and my kids are picking up my habits that I think will make them unhappy in the future. I need a good book and I'm happy. My son sometimes seems sad and I just don't know what to do. He doesn't want...
    catwoman212 catwoman212
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 24, 2009

    Mommy Dearest

    I was never close with my mother. I'm a daddy's girl threw and threw. I grew up on motorcycles and being a Tom boy. I never made my mom happy. Everyone told me our mother daughter relationship will get better when I got older. I'm 25 now and I want nothing to do with my mother...
    Motoxchick Motoxchick
    1 Response Jan 28, 2013

    what i mean is that i wish i was a better

    mother in law, to be. my son's fiance is a difficult person and i feel like i am losing my son. i don't want to make trouble, but i love him too much to let her take him away from me.
    paulabj paulabj
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Mar 25, 2014

    That Is My Goal Every Day

    .....but as we all know , kids don´t come with instructions and we are born as mothers the day they are born, so it´s been a path of trial and error, progress and set backs, laughter and tears, pride and sorrow , but I still wouldn´t change this experience for...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 24, 2009

    I have two beautiful children,

    and I wish I could be a better mother. I had my daughter when I was 17 and my entire life changed, for the better. I was a fantastic mother, but life has never been very kind to me and after years and years of repeated traumas it wore me down. My daughter is 18 now, my son is 10...
    crazyRAINbows crazyRAINbows
    36-40, F
    40 Responses Feb 5, 2014

    I cant handle my kids anymore m

    such a **** up !!!
    anasteel2 anasteel2
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2014

    When I was eighteen, I got pregnant.

    It wasn't on purpose, but would never tell a child that they were a mistake. I don't even get the chance to tell her that she was a happy accident. As you may know, I was diagnosed with schizophrenia when I was seventeen. I couldn't raise a child. Even if I took my meds everyday...
    evenodds evenodds
    18-21, F
    Dec 15, 2013
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