Dirty Little Secrets

Browse other moms’ dirty little secrets and use the comments below to confess your own.

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Anonymous November 1, 2013 at 7:38 am

i didn’t cry when i put my children in day care at 18 mos. i was relieved to actuall have a couple of hours to myself!!

Anonymous July 11, 2013 at 5:36 pm

I’m not the mom I want to be. The mom I want to be doesn’t come naturally.

Anonymous March 11, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Just the sound of my 6-year-old’s voice makes me irritable on most days.

Anonymous March 3, 2013 at 5:03 pm

I often feel like I’m failing my boys!

Anonymous March 1, 2013 at 7:10 am

I have 3 year old twin girls and when they were two, we played hide adn seek–i hid in the closet for 30 minutes to get a break while they looked for me!

Anonymous February 28, 2013 at 7:58 pm

My 9 year old son sees me naked without me realizing it.

Anonymous February 28, 2013 at 7:56 pm

My 7 & 9 year old still sleep with us.

Anonymous February 28, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I have become obsessed with reading adult erotic novels.

Anonymous February 28, 2013 at 8:34 am

I have a beautiful 6 week old daughter and I already have many dirty secrets, I’ll probably be able to write a book before she reaches 6 months! The most recent occurred last night. She struggles every night from 9:00pm-12:00am. She screams non-stop and there is little we can do to soothe her. She is healthy an the doctor has assured us there is nothing medically wrong with her, she’s ‘just a fussy baby.’ Last night, I just looked at her and shouted, what the bleep is wrong with you? I then put her in her crib and just had to walk away for a couple minutes. I never in a million years imagined myself doing that, however, after weeks of enduring the screamfest of 2013, I just couldn’t take it anymore. I love her to pieces even though my husband and I didn’t know what the bleep we got ourselves into when we decided to have kids.

Anonymous February 20, 2013 at 2:53 pm

I yelled at them more than I hugged them the last few days and feel awful about it.

Anonymous January 30, 2013 at 5:31 pm

my 3 yrs wont sleep in her bed, no matter what, so when she cralws into mine and drifts off i go to her room and sleep

admin January 29, 2013 at 8:14 pm

That is completely hilarious.

Anonymous January 29, 2013 at 8:13 pm

I just ate the chewed up fruit snack that my 1.5 year old threw on the floor. She has been at it all day and I am completely worn out……. It was easy for me to eat it then to walk to the kitchen to throw it away.

Anonymous January 15, 2013 at 10:40 am

i hang out with a certain mom because she is the ”craftmom” I hate crafts with my kids. I have a hard enough time keeping the house decent without adding pieces of scrap paper everywhere:O

Anonymous December 28, 2012 at 5:33 pm

My son talks so much that I have blocked out his voice. Unfortunately he now thinks that I favour his sister over him.

Anonymous December 28, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I wish I had my own bedroom that I could do anything I want in and no one else could use it.
I have told my husband and he was seriously surprised that I would be ok with sleeping in separate beds. I think it would be more fun.

btw – I find many of these comments disturbing and wish I could help some of these mothers!

Anonymous December 19, 2012 at 6:44 am

some really mean and huutfrl things to my girlfriend. I even accused her of cheating and told her I wanted to get a DNA test on the baby. My girl is not the kind to cheat either, she is a great and good girl. Very responsible, serious, respectful, beautiful, the perfect package. Anyways we had a long talk about why I didn’t trust her. I really did trust her, its just that I was mad about other stuff and for some reason I don’t know how to express how I am feeling so I just get mad about other stuff. I took my anger out on her. I know how wrong and despicable I am because I needed to be more considerate of her because she is pregnant and very sensitive at this time. Treating her this way can be very dangerous.Anyways on the day after, she told me about how she cried all night and the she didn’t want to be with me anymore. I begged her to take me back like a pathetic fool and she kept saying no. I told her to tell me that she doesn’t love me anymore and I would leave her alone and she said no because she still does love me and she can’t tell me a lie about how she feels. She said that she would take me back if we kept our relationship a secret and I said no because that made me feel like she was ashamed of me. She then told me that she needed time. I called her that night and she told the same things. Anyways I sent her a week of teddy bears with roses and very nice chocolates and apologetic love letters. On about the third day she got online and I talked to her and she said that everything was very nice and that she liked but she can’t take me back because she would feel like a dumbass and that her family would talk sh*t about her because they found out about the situation. I kept begging her and she kept saying no and she said she is never going to forgive and never going to take me back. I told her that I had changed for real and that my eyes were open and things would be different but she won’t beleive me because I have made this promise before. I kept pleading with her and she told me that I was driving her nuts, that she made her myspace again (she deleted it before because we would get mad about each others myspace, this will have significance later)to leave her alone, and to never speak to her again.On the fifth and final day of gifts, which was a plush sad sam puppy stuffed animal with roses and a sad note, I told her brother (who has been helping me out the whole time) to tell his sister to get online so I could tell her something important and real short and that it would not make her mad. She got on and I told her that I agreed with her decision to end our relationship. She asked me why and I told her that I understood that this is what she wanted and I have to respect that. I apologized to her for bothering her and acting so crazy after the break up. I told her that I didn’t wanted to be friends with her and that to not worry about the kid that I am going to support it no matter what and that if she ever needed help with anything that I would have her back no matter what. She said thank you that is what I want. She said that she doesn’t know if we going to be in the future together and I was like ok that’s cool not really showing interest and I told her goodbye and take care and signed off right away. After I signed off she said goodbye take care like two minutes after I signed off, meaning I think she kept looking at the screen thinking about it. Anyways, I prayed to God after that and i asked him to help me out with this problem with my girl.The strangest thing happened later that night. She called me really late at night and when my mom gave me the phone I said hey how are you? she said good and I said good and immediately she said Jayson I love you I still love you alot. I couldn’t hold my feelings for her and I told her that I love her too. She thanked me for all the gifts she had been recieving and said she really loved the sad sam puppy that she received. I couldn’t hold back and told her that I still wanted to be with her and that I wanted to have a family with her. I told her I wanted to take care of her and our child. I apologized and I said that I really am cI apologized and I said that I really am changed and that if she gave me another chance that I could make her happy. She told me she wants to be with me and that she doesn’t want anyone else. I kept apologizing and I told her that what really hurt me the most was not that she left but that I hurt her and that the one thing in the world that makes me feel good is when I know that she is smiling and feeling good because of something that I did to or for her. I told her that it wasn’t that I needed her but that I wanted her. We talked for like an hour and I know this is a mistake but I love her and she has my child I can’t play these break up games with this girl because the stakes are so much higher. Well we talked on the phone for like an hour and we just kept telling each other about how wemiss each other and love each other and want to be with each other and telling each other about what has been happening in our lives this week. I asked her if her myspace said she was single and she said no that she didn’t want to change it. That the only reason why she put it back up was to check for messages from friends and family. She asked me why I deleted mine and I told her that I did so because it was distracting me from doing what I need to be doing and from my training by the way I forgot to mention that I am going to marines bootcamp in like three weeks. She said that she would really think about getting back with me this time and that she was really considering it, but she doesn’t want what has already happened to happen again. She just doesn’t want to get hurt again. I am really hoping we get back together.Do you think that we are going to get back together? What should I do in the meantime? Do I call her and leave her messages telling her how much I love her or do I leave her alone and give her time to think and some space? Did I give in too easy when she called me? I’m so confused right now and I’m scared of losing her. Please, any advice or opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you ladies.

Anonymous December 18, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I would like to tell all new moms of twins to take it one day at a time and remeber you are only one perosn and can’t do it all so when your tired ask for help!!!! Enjoy everyday with the blessing you have been given!!!!

Anonymous December 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm

No, you don’t actually lose wehgit with a few days of detoxing at least not any significant amount. A detox is a good START to a wehgit loss plan, but it’s also a good start to a healthier eating plan and you can definitely maintain wehgit while detoxing. You can either maintain calories, and just eat a super clean diet (i.e. just cooked starchy vegetables or grains and lots of fresh produce), or take a few days with lighter calories and then go back up after

Anonymous December 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

My daughter was born May 1st. So my first Mothers’ Day came when Grace was only 10 days old. We had plpoee over because my mom was visiting.. I sat on the couch holding my child and looked as though I would attack anyone who came within 3 feet of me. Then about an hour before dinner I left strict instructions that dinner be brought to me in bed and I took my child to my bedroom, and didn’t say goodbye to anyone. That was a Mothers’ Day to write home about.. or maybe just a sign that I was heading for dark waters (otherwise known as sleep deprivation)

Anonymous December 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Golly, I must get this book. May go take a shower and get ready very qukiilkce..seems to be a must read.Yes, it is hard being a mommy and we are very lucky for getting to stay home. If it makes you feel any better, I’ve been a stay at home mom for about 6 years and I STILL have a hard time making myself be organized and get things done in a timely fashion. I feel guilty A WHOLE Lot of the time. You should come over to my blog, I just posted a couple of days ago about “What’s bothering you?” Glad I found your blog…found you through Nina.

Anonymous December 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I think a lot of the aggression in the dbatee about staying at home with your kids or going back to work has to do with guilt. (unnecessary guilt in my opinion)Nowadays a woman who has kids can’t do it right.If she stays at home she will be labeled by some people as taking the easy route. Also if she had a good and lengthy education (college then university and so on)and a good job and then decides to quit to stay home at least for some time, quite a few people will not understand and will say that she is wasting her education. I was asked 3 weeks after delivery when I would get a job again .I have a university degree, and the asker couldn’t understand that I chose to stay home for at least a year or two.On the other hand women who choose to, or simply have to go back to work again are labeled as bad mothers for leaving their children with strangers at a daycare center.No matter what decision a mother makes nowadays she is always wrong. She will be either labled as an unproductive member of the family that doesn’t contribute to the income and is wasting her education, or as the career hungry workaholic who is willing to give away her children for the sake of her career.Therefore a lot of women think that the have to defend their way of life so aggressively by attacking anyone who chooses to do it different than themselves.

Anonymous December 3, 2012 at 9:06 am

I didnt wash up after lunch, and I am happy that my son is watching Dora so I can surf and read your web page….

Anonymous October 25, 2012 at 11:18 am

I cannot wait for naptime most days…I have a 23 month old and a 4 1/2 month old and most days feel like I’m going to lose my mind! I love them though!! They make me laugh, and they make me want to cry!!!

Anonymous October 16, 2012 at 10:34 am

I was all set to leave a comment but I’ve read some of the others and they all say the same thing I was going to say my husband is a big kid. And gets upset over everything I have an half way enjoyable day till he gets here I have a 9 month old girl and a 5camera year old boy. And when he gets home my boy starts acting up I don’t know why but my husband complicates everything I do with him. I used to try to keep him in a bed time router when he was 2 and he would tell me to leave him alone just everything to under mind me. I am so tired of cleaning and having him get mad and throw thing all over and the kids are not clean at all the boy throws his toys and clothe all over they just don’t care about how hard I work so I went on strike. The house is a mess im watching soaps. And im not touching anything until he says I didn’t know how much you did around here. I haven’t told him im on strike so im waiting on some kind of comment about what is going on. I will comment again after it goes down lol. ;) not a womens rights act just wont to be respected…….

Anonymous September 23, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Had such a bad day with my husband and two kids. Wish I could run away. I hate what motherhood has done to the woman I used to be. I feel so guilty feeling this way. I was going to be a really good mom.

Anonymous September 22, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I fantasize about my husband leaving me for another woman. Life would be so much easier with one less “kid” and I know he’d never make it on his own.

Anonymous September 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm

My me time is when my toddler is in preschool for 3 1/2 hrs bu i wish it was longer

Anonymous September 19, 2012 at 11:54 pm

I used to want a dozen kids but after pretty mutch rasing my baby sister/cousin i dont think i want a kid of my own

Anonymous September 19, 2012 at 11:50 pm

I was 15 when my baby cousin was born. I took care of her most of the time. I love her dearly but now that im in my 30′s I dont think i can handle another kid

Anonymous September 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I feel like a parenting failure at least once a day. Thank goodness for chocolate.

Anonymous September 6, 2012 at 1:20 pm

I LURVE BTS!!! Back To School = Back To Life = Back To Me = Back To Mat Time… words from a mother who had to put taking care of self first,on the back burner, over the summer…

Sleep is the new sex September 5, 2012 at 5:46 am

I want to leave my husband. He is so mean to me and my children. I am so scared of what his anger does to my kids. I am scared to leave him because I don’t want to upset the kids. I cannot even fathom having shared custody-letting my kids go with him for even a short time. He works shift work and it is so nice when he is not here. The odd time, when he is in a good mood and we are all together I feel like it will work but I know in my heart we are not happy. I also don’t know what I would do financially if I left him. I could work full time but then my kids would have to go to a dayhome, something we haven’t had to do. I work around his shifts so our kids are always at home with one of us. I don’t know what the hell to do.

Anonymous August 25, 2012 at 7:35 am

I’ve thought about changing my identity and running away….on more than one occassion.

Anonymous August 2, 2012 at 6:38 pm

I would rather shower and get dressed at the gym in the morning because I get more privacy with 15 strangers than at home with my 6 and 9 year old.

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Anonymous July 19, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I got upset with my husband because he took away the xbox and the freedom for our 9 year old to go outside. These are the only 2 things he does during the day and i’m home all day with a bored child. I need these 2 things for my own sanity!

Anonymous April 6, 2012 at 11:46 am

Sometimes I fake having the runs just so I can have some alone time, hey a 5-10 min siesta on the toilet can be like heaven sometimes.

Anonymous March 16, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I wish my kids had a better father. Sometimes I would like to bash his face in for thinking that raising our kids is my job. I can’t even explain how exhausted I am. I never get a minute to myself and I would love to throw myself on the floor and have my own tantrum. I have never met someone so selfish. I blame his parents, they always babied him and constantly made excuses for him. He’s 27 and still depends on his mommy. We’ve been married a few years now, and she’s still on our checking account. Some days, I would just like to go psycho and tell them all exactly what I think of them. If I weren’t so financially dependent on my husband, we would be divorced by now. He makes my life so much less enjoyable when he’s around.

Anonymous March 16, 2012 at 10:29 pm

If I didn’t depend on my husband financially, we would probably be divorced. I have never met anyone so selfish and self cntered.

Anonymous February 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I let my one year old play with my box of tampons so i can dry my hair. (they are still in their pkging)

Anonymous February 19, 2012 at 6:38 am

I’d rather be at work then home with my husband and three kids.

Anonymous February 15, 2012 at 8:17 am

Sometimes working late or going on a business trip is more fun than a family day or vacation

Anonymous December 19, 2011 at 10:00 pm

After my kids have gone to school, I use the left-over milk from their cups and cereal bowls to make a latte……

Trisha-and-Amy December 18, 2011 at 1:31 pm

No! You are not an awful mom. We all feel like this sometimes. It’s overwhelming trying to do everything for everyone, and do it all perfectly. Give yourself a break — take a breath, and know that you are doing the best job you can. In the long run, you’ll come back around to YOU – so try to enjoy the little moments if you can.

Anonymous December 18, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I feel so alone…Sometimes I think the only person that loves me is my 4years old daughter, not even my 6year old son or my husband

Anonymous December 18, 2011 at 12:34 pm

I often wish I were alone in life and then I burst into tears thinking that I m an awful mom! Am I really an awful mom?

Anonymous November 27, 2011 at 1:49 pm

For me, 4 o’clock is the hour at which I seriously consider placing my child on the corner with a “Free” sign and dropping my dog off at the nearest freeway entrance.

Anonymous November 16, 2011 at 1:10 pm

My husband doesn’t clean, doesn’t do dishes, doesn’t run errands, doesn’t take the kids anywhere, he relies on me to do and be everything.
It drives me crazy. I will upset him so that he leaves me alone. I get more accomplished that way. I feel bad but it’s true. I went to get groceries by myself this last trip and it was actually fun, sad huh? I just don’t have time to “look around” at the store anymore, and not just the grocery store, but at retail stores as well.

Anonymous October 30, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I hide snacks from my kiddos and eat them when they go to bed :)

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