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Feeling alone. I don't have mommy friends. Thought I was the loner type of mom still but I'm not.
This was posted anonymously to Mosaic Moms 2017 (Victoria, BC)
Anyone else feel resentful of spouse? My SO is a wonderful husband and father, but lately I am feeling resentful. His job requires him to network a lot - which means after work events once or twice each week when he is either home ~just~ in time for bedtime, or after. These events are work, however they are networking events so it's about being social, meeting new people, having a cocktail or two. He is making friends at these events, and now is going out with people socially more often (which is great, we've had a hard time making friends since moving here). I am not going out. I am on baby duty all the time. I love my LO, and am so grateful to have maternity leave to be able to be with him. But I don't get to go out. If I do, I have to ne... Read More
This was posted anonymously to Mosaic Moms 2017 (Victoria, BC)
Moms, I'm just feeling like an awful parent right now. My Mosaic babe is almost three months and my older girl will be three in the fall. Lately the older kid is just driving me mental. It's this vicious cycle of me getting frustrated, her crying and whining and acting out, then just not even wanting to be around her. Like I'm honestly just scheming all day how to get away from her. I just can't wait for her to have a nap or for Daddy to come home (she's a total Daddy's girl and is always angelic for him). And this makes me feel insanely awful. I also had serious PPD with the first one and I'm feeling like it prevented me from bonding properly with her, and maybe that's why I am finding it so hard to be compassionate with her. I'm so overwh... Read More
Describing my maternity leave as a vacation is going so far into the land of clueless that I’m not sure you will be able to find your way back. (via Scary Mommy)
This was posted anonymously to Mosaic Moms 2017 (Victoria, BC)
Mommas i need some advice or help or I'm not sure what. I'm at the end of my rope with my SO. He constantly lies to me about using drugs. I have asked him to slow down the drinking but he never does. He would very often get wasted while I was pregnant. I do everything in the house. Cook, clean, take care of our daughter etc. Like I'm pretty sure he doesn't know how to operate a washing machine. I've asked for help and he said he would but never does and I'm tired of watching shit just not get done. He plays sports so for the last 3 months I've been on baby duty all day and all night. I never get a break. He never takes her at night. He never wants to be intimate with me and is always playing games on his phone. I ask the little time we do h... Read More
This was posted anonymously to Mighty Moms 2016 (Victoria, BC)
Is there anyone out there familiar with the use of crystals for positive energy, protection, healing... that sort of thing? What about with regards to children? New to this whole thing but am very curious as to others experiences.
This was posted anonymously to Mighty Moms 2016 (Victoria, BC)
I had to call cops on a friend who is suicidal. I'm scared shitless right now. Pardon language. He hasn't been doing well and he went to a place where I thought isn't safe for him so I called. I really do hope he gets help. I'm scared for what the outcome will be. I really hope he gets the help he needs. I've never in my life had do this. I've seen him go downhill for awhile and I wish I called sooner since he didn't want help but I'm taking a chance now and I hope it isnt too late. Thanks for reading. Really need some comfort.
This was posted anonymously to Magnificent Moms 2015 (Victoria, BC)
Just wondering about what others are getting for child tax benefit. I have 90 days to appeal, and it seems others are getting WAY more than us. My husband and I are both earners and living in the same house. Our household income is $142000 according to the statement I received today. I have 2 children under 3. I am receiving just over $320 per month. Can anyone else share if you are in a similar income bracket. It seems our friends who are close in income are receiving 200-300 more per month, with the same number of children and similar income.
One evening my sons came home with the same exclamation, "It's amazing how many kids hate their parents!" We talked for an hour or so about why. (via TODAY.com)
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Hey moms. I'm 8 weeks pp and had finished my lochia just before 6 weeks a couple days after my 6 week mark my partner and i had celebrated our anniversary and had a little fun that night. The following day i had started what i had assumed was my period. 15 days later im still bleeding bright red blood in spurs of heavy bleeding and spotting through out the day... i spoke with my dr explaining to her i had, had my cycle for close to two weeks now, but she seemed to brush it off with no real concern or interest.. so im turning to my momma community to ask if this is normal, or if any one else has experienced anything like this, or how long it could last for. Thanks in advance ladies.
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Has anyone during pregnancy had to deal with the loss of a close friend or family member? I lost my grandpa friday, it was very sudden and unexpected (we knew he had health problems but the hospital had said it wasnt that bad and released him the week before).. How do you cope with the grieving process while pregnant? We were very very close and Im finding it hard to do anything.. Eat, Sleep, Clean.. Basically perform any sort of simple task.. When I do finally sleep and wake up the next day all I want to do is lay in bed. I see my DR tomorrow so will be talking to him about it but wondering if anyone else has had something similar happen? I also have a toddler and am on bed rest so my options of "distracting myself" are pretty limited :(
I know many people want to stay current with the latest parenting trends—attachment parenting, minimalist parenting, Tiger Mother parenting, et al. Well, I’ve stumbled upon a new technique that will guarantee your child grows up to be an exemplary st... (via Jezebel)
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Moms taking domperidone. Are you pooping like 800 times a day, like me!? I was told by the pharmacist that it'll keep me regular, but I'm seriously having a bowel movement like 6-7 times a day! It's crazy. Anyone else?
This was posted anonymously to Mighty Moms 2016 (Victoria, BC)
I'm at a loss...10m LO fell and bonked his head against the side of a chest of drawers during diaper change time. Nothing too bad. Cried a little, I nursed LO, assessing impact. Meanwhile husband rushes upstairs and demands why LO is crying, and how could I let this happen while LO is in my care. "How bad is it, do we need to go to the hospital?" In 30 seconds, LO stopped crying, there was a faint red mark on LO's head but other than than all seems fine. Husband continues badgering me relentlessly, "You had one job to do..." So I start sticking up for my self, saying these things happen sometimes, that he doesn't need to take anger out on me, but husband gets madder that I'm deflecting blame. He is sleeping on the couch tonight, his choice,... Read More
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we had an unexpected expense which left us struggling to pay hydro bill, can anyone point me in the right direction to get some assistance. i have been in contact with a few agencies but i havent heard back yet. i have already tried to work with bc hydro but they have zero compassion. wonder if there is something i havent tried yet. never been in this position before so its a little unnerving. thanks for you guidance.
This was posted anonymously to Mighty Moms 2016 (Victoria, BC)
Following up to the recent one-partner sex post I read.... So this is hard to admit, but I've never had an orgasm. Am I like seriously the only one? And what can I do to fix it?... it sucks, at best sex feels like scratching an itch, and at worst a chore. I really really want this to not be the case. For religious reasons, masterbation is off limits - so then I'm sort of wondering if there are sex toys we can incorporate into the bedroom together to help things along? I wouldn't even know where to begin, and I don't want to start googling this kind of stuff..... Thanks so much, hive mamas.... it's definitely hard to put myself out there, but I'm thinking that someone in this group must have some gentle suggestions! PS: I do have ki... Read More
This was posted anonymously to Magnetic Moms 2014 (Victoria, BC)
My husband has anger management issues and likes to drink. I would like to report/make note his behaviours before it effects the kids. Who can I turn to? Should he get help first? Should it be reported? Should I contact the police? The Ministry of family/Children? Should I start a file somewhere? Most recently we got into an argument late at night and I told him that I was done fighting for the night and I wanted to go to sleep. He kept picking at me verbally, so I told him I would call the police if he didn't stop. He picked at me a bit more then went to bed. Over the weekend we was speeding doing 130k with the kids and myself in the car. While in a bend in the road his cell phone rang which was in the pocket of his pants. I saw his lean t... Read More
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My husband and I found out we were having our second girl a couple days ago, since then he's been distant, passive aggressive, unhappy and barely wanting to show affection (It feels like I'm forcing him to kiss me). We both really wanted a boy this time and I knew I would be happy with whatever. I was terrified that if it was a girl this is what he'd do. He actually looked like he was going to cry when we found out. Will this go away? Is there anything I can do to help? TIA
This was posted anonymously to Magnificent Moms 2015 (Victoria, BC)
so I did something bad. something I knew I'd regret instantly because I know how it would make me feel.. I found porn on my boyfriend's phone. I was snooping because I knew he was hiding something. lately he's been the turning his phone away when I come near it. we've had this issue before. he knows how I feel about it. the only good thing I feel right now is relief that it wasn't gay porn this time. we've had a lot of issues in our relationship. things have always been tough. I've left him a few times, and always returned. leaving isn't easy for me as all my family is out of province. He's quite an angry person when hes mad, he calls me fat and ugly and just about everything else he can to hurt my feelings. so finding this again just bring... Read More
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Hey mamas. Feeling prettty alone, depressed, unwanted, etc. My husband left our marriage in Jan, and has recently started seeing someone. We're not even legally separated let alone divorced. As much as a separation was needed, it wasn't my call, and now knowing about this relationship has broken me again. I've been somewhat strong, at least strong enough because I have our two young children to care for daily. My birthday is coming up and the ex is supposed to have the kids for the week while they camp. I'm torn if I want to have the kids for my bday, or just celebrate another time. But I'm pretty lonely and alone up here. I've got a handful of friends, but none close enough that have offered to do anything with me. I've always not enjoyed... Read More
This was posted anonymously to Mighty Moms 2016 (Victoria, BC)
Heymighties. I'm in need of some advice. To make things as short as possible, I have been stressed beyond belief and I feel like I'm on the verge of a mental breakdown, things aren't good at home with my partner, and even worse when I'm at work. I've posted in here before about my issue that I was only scheduled to go back to work part time, but for the last three months I've been working full time with only Tuesdays and Sundays off. Me and my partner have only had two days off together as a family in these past three months. All I asked from my employer was that if I'm going to be full time, that I can atleast have Tuesdays off because those are the only days I wouldn't have childcare for. And now, my boss has left on vacation for 2 weeks... Read More
This was posted anonymously to Mighty Moms 2016 (Victoria, BC)
Okay ladies. I need some advice. I've only ever had sex with my husband, so I consider myself still new to sex. With that being said, my husband is VERY old fashioned... I mean, he's only 28, but he's very "Vanilla" (I think that's what people say) when it comes to sex. I'm 23, and there are things I want to try! Now I'm not talking full on Fifty shades of grey stuff, but something other than just plain ol' sex in 2-3 positions in the bed... He's never down to have sex anywhere but our bed, and it's almost driving me insane. 😓 Ice tried to bring it up before, but it just gets shot down.... or typically it just goes in one ear and out the other.🤦 I need advice on how to get my hubby to be 'adventurous' with me. He had his crazy teen yea... Read More
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Horrible Molluscum Contagiosum. My just turned six year old has had it for over a year now. It just keeps spreading and getting worse. Its heartbreaking. We have tried apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, and cortisone from her Dr. We have finally gotten referred to a pediatrition. I feel like I am at my breaking point with this awful affliction. I hate it... has anyone else had experience with molluscum this bad? Did it just spontaneously go away one day? Any other remedies to try?? I am at the end of my rope I have her sleeping in a onesie and we have now switched to showers instead of baths in the hope pf stopping the spread... but it is just so hard for her to not scratch. I dont know what to do.
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So.. I'm feeling really conflicted. I have a 6 month old little lady that has been cosleeping with us (she's in a dock-a-tot), and my husband wants her out and in her own room now. He is a light sleeper and is getting annoyed with her little noises. I'm so not ready to have her in her own room, I love having her close.. and she still BF's at least twice in the night. I know it's been hard on my man to have her in here, but I get anxious thinking about her in her room across the house! Do I wait until I feel ready or do I do what's best for my man? Help!