From The Confessional: 'My Parents Have Gotten Weird In Retirement'

The Scary Mommy Confessional gets plenty of juicy gossip and funny complaints — but also the occasional real pearl of wisdom. And this week is no different. You’ll read about breastfeeding difficulties, how hard it is to make mom friends in a new place, bad-smelling co-parents… and then you’ll find one of the truest things ever said about parenting: “Secret snacks are crucial to surviving motherhood.” If you know, you know. Read on for the full roundup.

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If i wasn’t worried about how much time my son would see my MIL, I’d get a divorce

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Started going to weekly 6am Pilates. Feel like a new woman!

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Feeling terrible about my parent skills after repeated hour long tantrums with my 4 yr old

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I wish I hadn’t gotten divorced. Not because I love him, just because I need help.

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My coparent smells so bad it makes me gag and I hate leaving my toddler in that stink.

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My parents have gotten weird in retirement and I hate it

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I miss deep thinking. I feel like I just glide through the day now.

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It’s my anniversary and I haven’t acknowledged it because I really don’t care.

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Feeling like I can’t ever catch up. Laundry work kids. Something is always slacking

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Secret snacks are crucial to surviving motherhood.

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Some days I really hate breastfeeding & want to quit

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Alone. Moved here 8 mos ago and still haven’t found my ppl

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I want to quit working. Just had a baby. I miss my baby.

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I don’t feel guilty stopping complete contact with my dad.

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I want a break. Without my husband. Without my kids.

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