Help! Am I really a bad mother?

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?


~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/31/2012




Just make sure your phone and computer do not take over your time with your daughter. Take her out, explore, play with her, read to her. There is plenty to do with an independent child. She is 11 months, and needs interaction as much as you do.

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