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5 Mom Confessions That Might Sound Horrifying (But I Totally Hope Other Moms Can Relate)

Michelle Zunter | Posted 02.15.2017 | Parents
Michelle Zunter

Source: Michelle Zunter 1. Not Finishing The Entire Bottle Of Antibiotics Okay, so this one feels really, really bad. The truth is that there was ...

If Parents Were Really Honest...

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.03.2015 | Parents

In this world of Pinterest and Instagram, there's a lot of pressure on parents to make their experience raising a family appear perfect and effortless...

9 Horrible Thoughts I've Had As A Parent

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

There are days when I wish there was a return/exchange lane for my children. Sort of like Costco's no-questions-asked return policy.

Coffee Confessionals

Megan Morton | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Megan Morton

It sure feels good to get things off your chest. What feels even better? Not having to apologize or make an excuse for any of it.

Love in the Middle of the Night

Nicole Rosengren | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Nicole Rosengren

Laying here tonight I wonder why motherhood no longer seems to have the same luster it did when I first gave birth, why I feel like a shadow tending to someone else's footsteps. Where did the allure go? I think it's must be with all of the socks that have gone missing in the dryer.

Only My Kids Know

Tricia Mirchandani | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
Tricia Mirchandani

Only my kids have heard that bellow. Only they know the volume my voice can reach when I call upon every last ounce of me to carry out anger. When I've reached my limit and I want to be damned sure that everyone in earshot knows it, my children are the only ones around.

It's OK If You Don't 'Love Every Minute of It'

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Sarah Rudell Beach

Motherhood is profound and amazing and life-changing. It's also really hard. And we knew that going in.

10 Confessions From An Imperfect Mom

The Stir | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
The Stir

I secretly want to be beautiful and capable in their eyes, loving and gentle and brave. Perfect. The good queen from a fairytale -- when in reality I am sarcastic, impatient, fearful, weak. Not the evil queen, exactly, but flawed and unlovely and all too human.

CHALLENGE: Get Your Parenting Confessions Off Your Chest

2013-05-09-newSMlogosmall.jpg | Posted 05.24.2013 | Parents

This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's new workshop."Scary Mommy" Jill Smokler is offering her advice on cutting ourselves some slack, and ...

Things You're Ashamed To Admit You’ve Googled

Posted 01.10.2013 | Parents

Written by Adrienne Hedger and Shannon Seip for NickMom We’re used to our kids embarrassing us – constantly – so the last thing we need is to...

25 Moms Confess Their Secrets

The Stir | Posted 03.06.2013 | Parents
The Stir

There are other mommies just like me who don't always say or think the right thing. They are crass and jealous and frustrated and insecure and ... human. Hallefreakinglujah.

Why Can't I Be The Fun Parent?

Devon Corneal | Posted 06.09.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Other mothers have confessed that they feel the same way, but they do it quietly. We're all slightly ashamed of our lack of enthusiasm for childlike antics. We leave a lot of the playing to our partners.

The Scary Mommy Manifesto

Jill Smokler | Posted 06.04.2012 | Parents
Jill Smokler

I shall not compete with the mother who effortlessly bakes from scratch, purees her own baby food, or fashions breathtaking costumes from tissue paper. Motherhood is not a competition. The only ones who lose are the ones who race the fastest.

Step Into The Mom Confessional: 14 'Mommy Sins' Revealed

Jill Smokler | Posted 05.19.2012 | Parents
Jill Smokler

I asked my readers to confess their own mommy sins so I could feel better about my failings and imperfections. Suddenly, without their names attached, moms were comfortable getting really down and dirty about motherhood and I realized that I wasn't alone. Far from it...

WATCH: 44 Percent Of Moms Would Rather Be Thinner Than Have Smarter Kids, And Other Confessions

Posted 10.10.2011 | Parents

You might be envious of that mom -- you know, the one whose hair isn't in a pony-tail, who's always the first one on the carpool line, whose kids alwa...