Did any of you see Oprah yesterday on Motherhood?

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Sarah - posted on 04/08/2009

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my husband has forgotten our daughter in the car too...i was like uhmm have you forgotten YOUR DAUGHTER! but it was funny.

Keli - posted on 04/08/2009

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That episode was too funny! I completely agree with what they said. Especially about no one telling them that motherhood isn't just an 8 hour job. Even all night long we are constantly working, whether we still have infants or not. I loved all the confessions! I can't think of any right now, although I know I have them! I wish they would do more shows like that!

Amanda - posted on 04/08/2009

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See someone forgot to tell me, that we are suppose to feed them daily! Good thing they can speak up (this is why plants do not live long in my house).  My hubby forgot our youngest in the car once, I truely enjoyed asking him if he forgot something!

Sarah - posted on 04/08/2009

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yup...and i even reuse sippy cups...but at least i rinse them with hot water!

Sarah - posted on 04/08/2009

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oh reusing bottle liners...is that suppose to be bad...haha I've done that too!

Tara - posted on 04/08/2009

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Quoting Amanda-Lynn:



I just finished watching this show now (got to love DVR), my husband and I laffed our butts off. He says I can trade him in for a housekeeper, as long as he can trade me in for a chef.






I totally agree with the authors woman are NOT honest about being a mother, and the hardships of it, because if we were to admit our mistakes, or faults, some other mother is going to judge us, and god forbid another woman thinks we are a bad parent. I am lucky that my friends are strong woman who are willing to admit their mistakes, and even laff at their mistakes.






It has always taken a village to raise on child, and if we all just told the truth, just maybe woman could bond together, and help eachother. Wouldnt it be a wonderful world, if children were once again raised together, with more then one motherly figure to teach them how to be good adults.






Hell I will even admit some of my oops if you like ..






I have lost one child in a mall once for about 15 minutes.






I have used a diaper as a maxie pad for myself.






 LOLOLOLOL.....



Okay then I've re-used disposable bottle liners (a few times)



I have left my kids in the car (for less than 5 minutes, doors locked, keys removed) to run in and grab some milk (and not on a hot day)



and many more "oops" I'm sure....nobody's perfect =)





 

Sarah - posted on 04/08/2009

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Quoting Krystle:

sarah... i don't think it was about complaining. we all get frustrated and need to release which may come off as complaining. no one has perfect days. but a lot of ladies do suffer from even the slightest post-partum and it's like therapy to talk about their trials and errors with people that understand and can equate with what they are going through; which is something men, moms, MIL's, and grandparents honestly can't give you. no one is the perfect mom and like I, they like to know they arn't the only ones that are forgetful, delirious at times, sleep-deprived, and feel like they have no help even when help is just a phone call away. whether your having a good time or struggling, moms appreciate themselves and what they can do.


You're right on oprah they weren't really complain. I was in a mood when I wrote that. I've just heard so many people lately complain horrendously about being a parent. So i guess i just vented that yesterday...instead of laughing about the Oprah show. I love being a mom and wouldn't trade it for anything.

Amanda - posted on 04/08/2009

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Well put Krystle! I agree 100% it isnt about complaining about being a mother, its about sitting back and having a good laugh, embracing what our lives have become, and realizing its ok not to be perfect!



I also dont think I could use a diaper as a potty, but it makes a great pad when you forgot your period is coming.

Krystle - posted on 04/08/2009

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hilarious!!! i ditto the swap for a house keeper!!! i now feel better about the things I do to get by from time to time... but I think I'll pass using the bathroom in a diaper to avoid a rest stop! i dvr'd the episode and so having a moms only party and watching it with the other PPD'd ladies in my life!!! :) i think they need more shows on the topic of momhood. enough watching people give birth... thats 3-5days in the hospital when taking care of the kid(s) is a life time! i don't know about other ladies but i know my mind is elsewhere...
instead of putting jello in the fridge, i went in the other room and but it on top of the clothes dryer. (only to find out an hour later what i did)
i put my glass of juice in the fridge instead of the carton.
attempting to cut lights off, i cut more on... the list is endless!!!

sarah... i don't think it was about complaining. we all get frustrated and need to release which may come off as complaining. no one has perfect days. but a lot of ladies do suffer from even the slightest post-partum and it's like therapy to talk about their trials and errors with people that understand and can equate with what they are going through; which is something men, moms, MIL's, and grandparents honestly can't give you. no one is the perfect mom and like I, they like to know they arn't the only ones that are forgetful, delirious at times, sleep-deprived, and feel like they have no help even when help is just a phone call away. whether your having a good time or struggling, moms appreciate themselves and what they can do.

Sarah - posted on 04/07/2009

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seriously am i the only one who is totally sick of hearing women complain about being a mother?

Amanda - posted on 04/07/2009

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I just finished watching this show now (got to love DVR), my husband and I laffed our butts off. He says I can trade him in for a housekeeper, as long as he can trade me in for a chef.



I totally agree with the authors woman are NOT honest about being a mother, and the hardships of it, because if we were to admit our mistakes, or faults, some other mother is going to judge us, and god forbid another woman thinks we are a bad parent. I am lucky that my friends are strong woman who are willing to admit their mistakes, and even laff at their mistakes.



It has always taken a village to raise on child, and if we all just told the truth, just maybe woman could bond together, and help eachother. Wouldnt it be a wonderful world, if children were once again raised together, with more then one motherly figure to teach them how to be good adults.



Hell I will even admit some of my oops if you like ..



I have lost one child in a mall once for about 15 minutes.



I have used a diaper as a maxie pad for myself.



 

Sarah - posted on 04/07/2009

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i watched it and was totally shocked about it....i kinda tired about hearing mothers complain so much! I just don't get it. Of course my life has changed since becoming a mom and there are some challenges but I don't find it that hard. And I would never trade my husband for a housekeeper...I love him so much just the way he is even though he does cause me to have to do a little more work!!

Lori - posted on 04/07/2009

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I did see parts of the show.  I generally do not watch Oprah, but the previews sparked my interest.  Some of the things I was like "OMG, me too!!"  Some of the things I was completely shocked by!!

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