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Holiday - am I overreacting

Hi all, we just came back from family holiday. Not just us with our 2 yo but also mine and my partner's parents. The idea was to have more people with us to make it easier to cope with a toddler. However, it was more difficult than when we're home /at least for me/. I was the default parent as always and neither h...

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QUICK RANT

To start this off me and my child’s father split when she was born almost 6 years ago I am now married and pregnant with baby #2 I am the one who has to pick her up and drop her off because he always has a suspended license or ends up with no vehicle this particular weekend I was nauseous as I am in my first trimes...

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How to praise husband?

Today, I think after I said, "Can you let me know when you're free so we can talk?" My husband suddenly cleaned the whole house in less than an hour. He never does this, never did this, and it has lifted a large portion of stress and anxiety from me. This wasn't the reason I wanted a talk, I wanted to ask him why ...

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Should I tell my husband?

Sooooo... im in a crisis in a way. I'm a stay at home mom of a 2 year old wonderful boy.. Dont get me wrong on what I'm about to share, I love being with him, caring, playing, learning with him all the time. But it's been 3years since I worked and mostly im home. I'm in a loving relationship, financially challenged ...

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MIL issue

So my baby girl is 6 months old and has slept out overnight at my mums a few weeks ago for the first time ever. She did really well which was great for us and it put my mind at ease that she could stay out on occasion to give us a break and for grandparents to spend time with her. The problem I’m now having is that ...

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Am I too sensitive?

Since giving birth I haven't really been myself. I used to be extremely organised, not forgetful at all, active, and put together. Now, I lose everything and forget to do things in the middle of doing something. I lose my phone daily, I burn food, the house isn't tidy anymore, etc. My husband likes to keep the k...

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Am I a terrible partner?!

I love my husband. I really do but I yearn for something more than what he gives me. Emotionally and physically… I’m mostly a single mom at this point. Yes he helps around the house but he does the dishes after dinner and the occasional load of laundry and that’s it. He doesn’t help with our son. As far as any type ...

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Childminder

My baby is going to a childminder next week and my mum is freaking me out. She thinks a child minder is more likely to abuse my baby because there's no cameras and they can take them out. The thought of it terrifies me. I'm wondering if I should put him in a nursery for the added security? Has anyone got any positiv...

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Help me

My husband told me he feels like he is disregarded when it comes to our kids from his family and my family. They tend to come to me for anything or any information. If they buy them anything to tell me, or ask me. I don’t get this. I feel like as the mum to me this makes sense because I know everything about them ...

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Am I the only one??

Sometimes I have those days where I’m quiet and struggle with my anxiety. My fiancé will ask me what’s wrong and I’ll say “nothing babe I’m fine“ and he’ll freaking constantly ask what’s wrong and it eventually starts annoying the crap out of me so then I of course get an attitude. I’ll even say sometimes “My anxie...

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1st Birthday Party

Hey everyone, ftm to an amazing and happy little boy. He loves people and other kids. We have decided to have a garden birthday party with a bbq and little bouncy castle etc but I feel like I'm letting him down by not making more mum friends. He doesn't go to nursery and won't until he is 3. I take him to a couple ...

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Disengage

Has anyone disengaged with parenting their stepchild? I've felt that my partner and I are arguing more than ever, and it's always about his stepdaughter. I feel we aren't on the same page about rules and discipline, and it's become harder now we're expecting a baby. We had a fight, and the 'she's not your kid' got...

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Advice or help.

So Im married with 2 under 2 and I dont really know who to tell but i need to let it oht right now so thanks for reading if you do. My baby daddy and I are in a rough spot right now and i know relationships go through it but how do you know when its time to leave. Weve been together 3 years now married 2.5 before u...

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Devastated

Had a terrible sickness and tummy bug this weekend while housesitting for parents, came home today to have a good sort out of my own house and to see my partner who is off today only to come in at 9 to house full of beer bottles, cans broken glass and little bags that clearly contained some kind of drugs. Hes had i...

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Partner wants me to be submissive & do everything he says

My partner is very dominant and we constantly have issues because he thinks I’m being ‘stubborn’ or ‘answering back/defending’ when in reality I’m just not doing something when I’m being treated like a child or even just trying to say my point of view he will say I’m answering back. Last night (Saturday) and this ...

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Phrases that annoy you the most…

Let’s see your worst! What’s the most annoying thing your husband/partner says? I’ll start - ‘Well you wanted kids’ - every time I have a grievance related to parenting - um I think it was ‘we’ love 😂 ‘I have to do some work’ - every time I have a grievance or request related to parenting - um we are both…

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Some wisdom needed

My 15 month old boy was an absolute mamma’s boy up until a few days ago. Like he would not leave me alone for a second and refused to go to anyone. All of a sudden he’s ok to go to eveyeone for like a split second and then just wants to play. He’ll only come to me if he’s upset and will only sleep with me. Does t...

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Boyfriend asked for his other girl to spend night at my house

For context: we’re going to dinner tomorrow for his bday. I made reservations at a Hell’s Kitchen because he always dreamed to go there and wanted to be on the show himself. We planned that I’d drive us and on the way drop my son off to his father and to get her. He asked last night if she can stay here tonight and ...

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I feel like such a POS

I have anxiety, so does my husband and we have 3 children possibly afflicted by anxiety and ADHD. I lose my patience often and I'm not who I want to be at this point. The yelling, swearing, spanking. I have said some awful things while upset. My mother is an angry person and apparently so is my biological dad. Lucki...

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Nursery at 13 months?

My little girl will be 13 months soon and I’m starting to think about sending her to nursery for a couple hours once or twice a week as I work full time from home as well as have her at home with me all week as my partner isn’t able to work from home. I really wanna get back into exercising but I’m struggling to jug...

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