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Bad mother

I had to put both my babies down tonight by myself as my husband had to work late. I have a 9 month old who is a stage 5 clinger and a 22month old who has recently been weaned for a bottle and now insists on boob before bed. I was laying in bed with both of them breast feeding and eventually I put my baby in a cot (...

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Mums in London

It’s sooo windy today I’m terrified of going out with lo. In-laws are expecting me to go to their house today but honestly I’m worried about taking Him out in the windy weather on my own. They are very emotional people so I just don’t know if it’s a good enough reason not to go today?

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Stressed

Is it normal for ur boyfriend at 44, to have lads holidays, lads wknds away, which always has to be at strippers ending in taking cocaine and blanking out which iv to except as he’s not doing anything wrong! While I’m at home with kids! Anytime he mentions going out I get sever anxiety as I know how it’s going to ...

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Bullies

Just found out this past week that my 2yr girl is being bullied by two 4yr boys. when I was picking my daughter up at preschool she asked me to follow her to the slide, at the bottom were two boys, so my daughter proceeded to say “my turn my turn”, one of the boys walked up the slide and kicked her right in front of...

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Incognito so I don’t get hate 🤣

Do you sit and play with your babies all day long when you have days at home? I love playing with my baby (11 months) but can only manage 20ish minutes at a time because I find it mind numbing🤣 I usually let him play alone for an hour or so at a time while I do house work etc or just sit and have a cup of…

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Overwhelmed

LO is almost 5 weeks and I'm really struggling. I'm becoming really resentful of my partner who is my rock and amazing but I can't help get pissed off he can essentially do as he pleases. He's currently in work and I also work in the same place so I planned to walk down and have a coffee with everyone there as I hav...

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Depressed

My marriage is in a rut. My husband has never been affectionate. Married for 13 sad miserable years. Going on two years without any physical contact. On Valentine’s Day I wrote in his card how it had been 2 years since he last hugged me. So, he started once a day hugging me. But it felt like a family member hugging ...

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Unhappy going to nursery

Please help my daughter just turned 2 and absolutely hates going to nursery. Drop off is horrendous and so embarrassing. This morning was hard work and all the mums were like ‘oh your be ok, don’t worry’ which is nice but I’m just so upset by it all Will it get better? She doesn’t usually manage to last the en...

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Ugh. The In Laws

Just here to say my in laws are SO annoying 🙄🙄 saw them yesterday and they always make condescending comments like they know better bc they did this 30 years ago. Like STFU and stay in your lane. You had your time. Now it’s our turn (my spouse and I) and WE know our baby best 🙄🙄🙄 Also my baby is going through…

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Safety

I’m scared to be home alone at night now since bd has left my son and I don’t sleep sometimes because I’m scared that someone is going to break in and take my baby I have never slept alone before until next week I’m just super scared what do I do?

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Childminder worry, please advise 🙏

Hi, Today was the 2nd settling in session with the childminder, i was there the 1st time and today I dropped him off and left straight away as she said it would be easier for baby if I leave quickly which I agree with, even though it was extremely hard for me to leave him. Anyways... She said he cried for 15min ...

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Divorce whilst 20 weeks pregnant

Hi ladies, would you stay with your husband/partner if you constantly felt unseen and unheard even whilst pregnant? For example, we got a puppy before we found I were pregnant and it’s been stressing me out, the whining, the barking, the dirty carpets, the smell, the dog hair, I just feel so overwhelmed especially...

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Wonderful partner but the love is gone

Idk if anyone can relate to this, but I have this sinking feeling in my chest all the time about my relationship with my partner/bd. Before having our baby, i didn’t doubt that we would make it for the long haul. But I guess the stress of having our her (now 9 months) has taken a huge toll. He is the most wonderful ...

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2 under 2

My husband is at work today, and I feel so anxious. I have a toddler and almost 4 week old baby. During the day, she wants to be held, and so does my toddler. I've made a huge mistake by letting him watch cartoons, because now he won't do anything without them. I'm trying to give him breakfast, but he just screams ...

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Living with in laws advice

Hi, currently living with my husband, our little kids & in-laws. We’re hoping to move out but struggling to find a house that suits us & it’s a long process! Does anybody have any advice on how to cope with living with in-laws in the meantime? My in-laws are Bengali but I’m not. My MIL makes an issue out of ever...

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Westminster/Victoria/Pimlico - cleaner recommendations please

Hi all, I know it’s not exactly baby/mama related topic but I was wondering if any of you could recommend a cleaner around Victoria/Pimlico? Maybe yours would be interested? My cleaner moved abroad, and I’m due in April with my first baby so would like someone recommended rather than a random person from an advert...

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Anxiety

My son is turning 2 months on Friday as well as getting his shots my fiance is eager to bring him to church Sunday which I don’t mind but I find myself having anxiety of bringing him out and around people Ive voiced my concerns and boundaries for people touching and not wanting everyone to hold him and even though m...

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Special Needs topic - Partner disagreement.

I am furious at my partner for making this suggestion to me tonight and am wondering what everyone else’s opinion is on the matter. Partner said that because our daughter is in grade three, she could walk herself to school on the days that it’s only her attending school, like for example if her brother’s are unwell ...

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Telling family the news! Is this normal?

Both sides of our families are out of state. We have been married for 2 years and finally are expecting our first child in August! First time parents. I told my family that we are expecting and they are SO happy and supportive! Asked how they can help, saying they will be there for me, excited to be involved, and ...

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Husband after baby

Hey all, I’m in need of some advice. My husband has completely distanced himself from me after the baby was born in October… it’s like he did it before I could even get the chance to. He seems so upset about our new life ( he has two daughters of his own) so he’s been here before but I just imagined my life being so...

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