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Is it just me?

It’s going to be a long one sorry! So basically I’m 24, my partner is coming 27, we’ve been together for a year and a half but I haven’t no doubts about him. We’ve talked about getting married and our future and everything, loml….anyway, we’ve been TTC for 5 months and last month said we’d take a step back from it ...

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I'm surrounded by stupid assholes part 2

So I know I've made a post about this previously and I think I was anonymous because I was embarrassed by the whole thing. But we moved into our place 3 months ago and my partner has still not cleaned up the mouse, pee and poop in his stuff. He told me that he had it cleaned up and that he had dealt with it, but it ...

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Left partner

After 7 months with my LG and countless boundaries being crossed by mil with no support from my partner who continually swept everything under the rug because he wouldn’t say boo. It has resulted in us separating. I regret that even sometimes the sound of their voice on the phone made me fall out with my partner. I ...

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Feeling guilty

Not really a question just wanted somewhere to write down my feelings. My baby is 3 weeks and is amazing and beautiful, I love her so much that's not in question. But my god this has been the hardest thing I have ever done, tonight has been really hard. My partner goes back to work in office tomorrow so he can't he...

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Is it stealing behaviour?

My daughter is 10 years old. I was quite strict with her about sweets , snacks and all unhealthy food. I tried different ways including hiding it or allowing certain amounts. I have recently decided it’s best to just limit the amounts we buy. We don’t buy crisps , lollies, sweets or even juices or fruits yogurt …. H...

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Ugghh

Just found out I'm pregnant and all hubby does is yell at me and cuss at me I honestly feel like running away. He wants to add me to his phone plan but he's too controlling. He won't let me have friends. I can't message anyone and if he does add me he always threatens to turn off the phone. I'm trapped in the apartm...

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Bittersweet return

Hey mamas, I need some help here because my mama guilt is ramping up. I’ve been a SAHM or working from home part time since my oldest was born (2021). I haven’t worked in an office full time since 2019, like I’m sure a lot of us. I recently have felt the urge to return back to the office full time and accepted a ne...

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Is this something that happens in schools in the UK?

I was talking to someone today about school in another country. They are given an app and get immediate real time updates on every test result their child gets. So before the child gets home, the parent has all this info. It feels to me like the child has no privacy, and that this, in some children, could create a l...

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Partners

Is anybody else feeling an unexplainable anger towards their partner? I saw a similar post a few weeks ago and thought oh the poor partners but no, mine is now annoying the hell out of me. He had two real tasks for before the baby, fix the skirting and the washing line. Has he done either...?? Both have needed doing...

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Realistically what am I supoise to be doing

Anytime I talk to ppl they assume I'm not taking my daughter outside like at all which is as far from truth as can be. Ppl think I should be doing baby classes, music, story time at the library, swim lessons, and play dates weekly. And I'm like??? Do ppl do this? It's just me 2 weeks of the month while my husband w...

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Is marriage worth it anymore?

I’m married to my husband for 8 years and been together for 12.5 years. We have 1 child and I’m currently in my third trimester with our second. During Covid we were separated but physically living together, for the sake of our kid and all the unknowns of Covid at the time. It was about a total of 2.5 years separa...

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What do I do ☹️

Posting anonymously in case there’s anyone who knows me. I have BPD (controlled) and my partner has ADHD (newly controlled) he’s now on his second medication trail. Not a great combination I know but it has always seemed to work to an extent. We both love each other. Recently he has just become SO obsessed with gami...

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Leaving the house

Tomorrow my sweet boy is going to be two weeks… I will leaving the house on my own tomorrow for a quick weight check with his pediatrician but I am so nervous to leave by myself for the first time … anyone have any tips or advice… it’s such a small thing but I am so nervous !

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Baby not eating enough

It makes me feel bad when I see other mums post their babies and all that they have eaten. I'm really struggling with this, all my child has had to eat today is half a small toast, 10g of porridge and 2 weaning spoons of chilli. He refuses to eat turns his head away and has a tantrum. Help!

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Daycare tomorrow 😭

Hey guys, it’s been awhile. My baby starts daycare tomorrow and I’m excited for him. The only thing is he is not on any type of schedule since he was staying home with dad. And he cosleeps with us and always has. Any recommendations for getting him on a schedule and getting him to sleep in his own room/bed ?

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Infant cereal

Has anyone attempted to feed infant cereal to your babies yet? What is the recommended age to introduce it? My little guy just turned 4 months and I'm getting mixed answers. Some say now, others say not until 6 months.

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