Christina - posted on 03/31/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
Ever since I had my daughter last May, the relationship with my parents (who I currently live with) has been very strained. But in the past few days, all they have been telling me is how I am a bad mom because I text my friends (who live in a different state 12 hours away), that I'm a bad mom. My daughter is 11 months old and she is so independent. She loves playing with her toys by herself, eating by herself, etc. What am i expected to do? Follow her around all over the room instead of sitting stationary and watching her? I moved away from my old house with my parents after finding out I was pregnant. I have stayed home every single day for almost a year. I don't have friends in this new state, so my phone is my only outlet and connection with my friends back in my old home. I don't go out, i don't have friends, and all i do is sit here in this house all day and wait for my parents to come home and bitch at me that I'm not a good mom, that I'm fat, selfish, etc. i want to know how in the world I'm selfish if all I ever do is stay home and raise my daughter? Not only that, they think that the city where we used to live is horrible and I'd be even more of a bad mom for moving my daughter and I there. Its like I'm in hell. Does wanting to be happy and connected to the outside world make me a bad mom?