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I have been working really hard trying to keep my cool but I am about to explode. My wonderful husband seems to think I enjoy working 11 days straight and working 16hr shifts! Really?! He is kidding right? Only to come home to a disaster area in my house! What on earth is he doing all afternoon while I am working? How do I get him to understand?

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6/28/11 3:38 P

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WIFE-N-MOTHERX3- about the bed wetting thing, a lot of adults dont realize that some children have under developed bladders, it is not the childs fault, thier bodies arent caught up with thier age and growth, be patient and get some underjams like others are recoomending. this too shall pass, as a mom you should know that :) smile and laugh it off ( so you dont scream ) at least thats what I try and do. I came home from work at 1 am to find the hubby let the kids bust the toilet seat and tank ( we have only 1 bathroom) I just started laughing ( inside I was screaming) but it made me feel better~!

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Diet and excercise are not my stressors. Working in healthcare I have super supportive co-workers and friends. my stressors are my 3 girls, housework, and the hubby. I love my family but they seem to think that I am superwoman, believe it or not I cannot do it all. I delagate work to the family but it never gets done and just leaves more for me to do the next day, I have decided to become more selfish and take time for me, I put working out and me time befor cleaning ( which has taken me quite some time and therapy to be able to do ) I work, go to school and raise 3 girls while caring for a super grieving husband who recently lost both his dad and baby brother to a horrifc car accident. Its been hard to juggle all my responsibilties and find time to do whats right for myself. there are good and bad days, the down side is bad days seem to mean me shoving my face with high calorie and high fat foods to cope!

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5/10/11 12:31 P

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Stressed about people cutting me down for being on a DIET. Why can't people be more suportive. I mean yes it is nice to hear people say...OH you don't need to diet.
But don't belittle me because I am on one. Or sabotage me when there is something I say I don't want.
My friend brings candy to my desk. I told her not to...but she does. so I just throw it away. then she gets mad.
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1/31/11 9:31 A

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I do wake him up but sometimes when i get him up hes already wet and i cut fluids off 3hrs before bed...This is what I cant understand he went forever without doing it then wet the bed 2weeks straight then thurs I woke him up 3 times and he didnt do it then fri stayed at his nanas and stayed dry then sat had a cousin over and was dry all weekend then woke up this morning wet again.

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I agree with ISAACSMOMMY get the underjams and just see where it goes. Honestly I wetted the bed until I was 11 and use to blame it on the dog. My mother finally figured out what was wrong and cut me off of drinks 3 hours before bed and I stopped peeing the bed she also got me up in the night to go.


I suggest you maybe get him up in the night to see if he has to go that is what my daughter does and she is now fully potty trained she knows to wake me up in the night when she has to go. So far so good no bed wetting. I guess she was a fast learner.

But if it does continue maybe you should talk to the Doc and see if there is anything to help.

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1/29/11 12:02 A

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Well i hope everything ends up being ok with him. I don't want to worry you any more, and you may already know, frequest urination can be because of Diabeties. So if you think it may be more then just bed wetting it would probably be a good idea to go see the doc. I don't mean to stress you out more but some time it is better to be safe then to be sorry. Isn't it amazing how much these little people can strss us out and cause us to worry so much.
I have three step kids that I love, but it wasn't until i hade my son last year that I really understood how much you could love and care about another being.

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1/28/11 9:02 A

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Thx..Yea I know its not his fault...Im thinking about making a appt for him because when I was younger I had a over active bladder but didnt wet at night just during the day...He can have something small to drink 3hrs before bedtime and go to the bathroom 5 times before bed at around 9pm and I go to wake him at 12 and hes already wet...He does use the bathroom more then his other brother.

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1/28/11 12:00 A

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wetting the bed can be frustrating, but it really isn't your sons fault. Some kids Bladders grow smaller then the rest of them, so if has had a growth spurt, maybe his bladder just can't keep up. i would get some underjams for him. they are for older children and look like underware, let him sleep in those and it will probably pass. My friends sister wet the bed till she as 12. It can be challenging but it is normal. If you are seroiusly concerned asked his Dr, but I bet he will tell you the same thing.

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1/26/11 9:45 A

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So stressed over my 8yr old son...I have twin boys one has had problems with wetting bed since her was potty trained...He can go for the longest time without doing it then he starts back up and does it every night for a few mths...I dont know what to do I try not to fuss at him or punish him cuz I thought it might be something he cant help, but that hasnt worked so I took his games away that didnt help ive even stopped giving him alot to drink during the day and nothing after supper and we eat around 5... I also make him try to pee 5 times before he falls asleep and he does so...But somehow he still wets the bed...Im so lost on ideas of what to do has anyone else had this problem and fixed it PLZ! help me..

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1/23/11 8:31 P

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Oh my gosh! Both DragonGiggles and Yvettemh,those are quite the stories. I hope for good results in the end for both cases. Those are serious cases and seriously not cool.

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1/20/11 5:09 P

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Wow DragonGiggles, I'm glad you called CPS. I had to make that same call only a couple weeks ago. My stepdaughter visited for the holidays and we learned that the stepdad has been giving her alcohol and trying to film her in the shower. She's almost 15.
Still waiting on results from the call. They don't update the caller but I expect backlash from the mom any day now. She knew and never talked. And if they take the girl away the mom will blame me, not the pedophile stepdad.

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1/20/11 10:23 A

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my stress is to do with my sister. in July she lost a baby and since then she has neglected her 4 yr old. She is even being accused of neglecting my mom(who has severe health problems). i have called children services on her because when we came up to visit there was no food that a kid could get and munch on if hungry. so my hubby went out to wal-mart and got doughnuts when he got back my sisters boy-toy (another stress-er) was making eggs fr her adn him but when my hubby asked about my niece they said that she didn't say she was hungry what four year old is going to stop playing to ask for food. So my hubby yelled back to my niece and daughter "you guys hungry and in union two little girls screamed yes come running. then my sister sent all of the money for rent and bill on going out and pretending she was 18 again. it broke my heart when my niece came to me and asked me if she could come live with me for Christmas,and if we had the means she would of. i just can believe my sister is doing this to her hubby and child. (i know she went threw something traumatic but that doesn't mean she stops caring for her daughter.) oh yea the boy toy is sleeping with my sister and she is making her "slow" hubby sleep on the floor. and is still taking the hubby's pay check. it makes me so mad and my mom had to move in to a nursing home at 45 yrs old because my sister wouldnt take care of her.

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New Years eve party at a friends house . . . then brunch with family the next morning . . . I guess sleep is optional if your going to do both!

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I am getting extremely stressed out once again, with Christmas getting so close. My mother-in-law seems to ruin it for me every year. She wants my hubby there to open presents with his family first thing in the day with no regard for me being able to see my family or that we now have a son and maybe we want to have our own Christmas for a change. And when her and I talk about our plans for the day and she doesn't like what I tell her she goes to my hubby hoping to get him on her side and go against me. Any other time of the year she is a really nice, caring, giving, sweet woman, but she wants Christmas to be perfect for her every year and doesn't care what anyone else goes through to give it to her.

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I'd love to spend the holidays with ALL my family (husband, son and parents) but something always pulls us in different directions during this time of year. Spending ANOTHER holiday with may son and parents and my husband looking after his . . . hate to say at this point it all seems more of a chore the the 'joy of the season'.
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oh my gosh! Last night was awful. The hubs was on night shift and none of the kids wanted to sleep unless they were ON me. I was up and down every other hour with one or other of the Babies and my oldest was in the bed with me all night. She snors and kicks. At 3 am, the boy refused to go back to sleep in his bed and started screaming. Afraid he would wake the baby, I got him up and brought him to my bed. He would only sleep if he was draped across my body. If I moved, he'd start crying. Needless to say I'm dragging along today trying to stay on track with little patience and determination at my disposal. Thank goodness the hubs is off for 2 weeks for the holidays!! emoticon

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DH and I had a huge fight last night. This first year with baby has been brutal on our marriage! I'm working my butt off at two jobs, then I come home and do most everything around the house, and take care of the kiddo. I ask him to do stuff and he doesn't. I leave to-do lists taped to the door. He'll do maybe one thing and then ask if I'm gonna do the rest. I get that he works long hours, but if I don't get some help soon, I am gonna lose it!!

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Getting really stressed out about getting everything together in time for Christmas but I am determined to make it the best I can since it's my sons first (I don't count last year since he was only one day old on Christmas day and we were in the hospital).

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After a long weekend home with family I've now said my goodbyes to all and am left with a ton of laundry and cleaning to do . . .

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well I am not so stressed as I have been lately probably because I am already feeling great that quick after eating better but I'm sure in a week or two from no more junk I will be grouchy lol

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You are such a strong woman!! Your positive attitude will get you through anything.
Everyone is right you do need your rest! I cant imagine being away from my own kids that long though so my heart aches for you. I am sure that they love you and miss you too!
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I have come here to vent and give youladies a little laugh.
We moved into a new house in July and have just decided that we are going to redo the kids bedrooms. My son has decided that he wants a sports theme room. So we have painted the top half of his wall white and the bottom green and we are doing the trim blue.
Well my little man decided that he wanted to help daddy paint and ended up spilling pretty much the whold can of paint on the carpet!!!
We had to pull the carpet up and last night we put hardwood floors in his room.
Little bugger! The look on his face was so priceless. I think that he knew that he was going to be in trouble. I am so not mad at him though cause at least now the floor in his room looks so much better, and really daddy should never have left a 6 year old alone with a can of paint!! It was just money that I didnt wan to spend right now.
Damn his room will look good when its done now!!
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It will get better just hang in there Mommysolis

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Just so tired of repeating myself over and over again... I love my DH and he really is a great guy. It's just sometimes he can really be so dense. I am only one woman and can't do everything. I work 40 hours a week at my sometimes stressful job and then I come home to work even more. A typical day for me starts at 6 am and doesn't finish until 1:30am. And my DH complains about everything he has to do. He calls me 30 times at work to figure out if has to take the baby to hospital for the dumbest reason. I wish he would get a clue he doesn't really do anything except work and keep the kids while I go to work. I do the same as him plus the yard, the house and cook all meals all he has to do is warm it up and now that I want to commit to the gym 6 days a week its getting so hard and when I tell him that I need more time for myself so that I can workout he pouts and says I should manage my time better. ugh he makes me want to scream sometime.... Thanks for listening to my venting. emoticon

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I'm not sure stress would be a good word for it but I been in the hospital since last week friday and on Tuesday I found out I have Leukemia. I miss my daughter like crazy and it's so hard being away from her especially when I know she needs me. But all everyone keeps telling me is to rest and work on getting better,but i'm so bored just laying here day after day. I just want to get back to my normal like. I know I have cancer now but in all actuality I feel fine!

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I know...doesn't make it any easier to deal with though! If he would just spend less, it would help a great deal.

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emoticon ugh. Typical men. When I vent to DH about money/holidays he says "well no one says you HAVE to buy presents" Oh OK. And that makes for a fabulous life, eh? i mean, we already NEVER, EVER buy each other birthday presents, do nothing for our anniversary, Valentine's Day, etc etc etc. And many Christmases we have done without buying anything for each other so we can buy things for the girls, and little tiny things (baked goods, craft things,etc) for his mother, 2 sisters & brother, and my 2 brothers and sister.

*sigh* I tell myself that it's only money (for the most part) and that if $10000 would drastically change my life, then my life isn't that bad. But still, I sometimes wish I could get just one year off from birthdays & holidays, just to save up & feel comfortable the next year, you know?


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STRESS, MONEY, MONEY, STRESS, STRESS, MONEY, MONEY!!!

Ugh! I have no idea what to do! Hubby is HORRIBLE with money....Lexi's 3rd birthday party is October 31st, the twins' 1st birthday party is November 7th, and my Mom's surprise 50th birthday party is November 14th....not to mention Christmas is fast approaching! Hubby tells me that he wants a new set of golf clubs for Christmas...I really wish he would think of other people besides himself!


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Hugs to everyone......it seems like the crappy stuff is certainly making the rounds!

I'm just overall frustrated. I hit bonus for this month, which I thought was going to be great, until I realized that between the birthday party last weekend, my contacts, DH's eye exam and contacts (our ins change means we pay for everything up front and get reimbursed who knows when.....)and last minute back-to-school items, I have nothing left over from it. Nada. Happy bonus-now I can pay the mortgage. Wah. I know it could be worse, and I could be struggling just to make the mortgage & other bills. I just feel like after my daughter's b-day, DH's b-day, and back to school all in August I am flat broke. Then I look around and see all the things in my house that need replacing. We're missing a screen door on our side entrance, our mattress is 10 years old and falling apart (the bed frame is broken, as is the boxspring) my credit cards are out of control, and I see NO WAY in teh future of anything changing.

I'm just sick of EVERYTHING costing so damn much. I don't know how people do it. I feel i make good money, and know that if DH was pulling his weight we'd be in fine shape-but then we'd have daycare to pay for, which is unreal.

Mostly, though, I am mad at myself. I'm mad that in between birthday parties and vacation, and everything else, I care so little about myself that I have fallen into old, bad, eating habits. I have been working out still, which is good for me-usually that's the first thing to go-but WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME THAT I CAN'T STICK TO THIS AND LOSE THE WEIGHT THAT IS MAKING ME FEEL LIKE CRAP?!?!?!?!?

To top it off, my estranged mother was recently diagnosed with cancer, and the emotional eating has been waaaaay out of control.


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The postpartum depression I thought I'd managed to miss this time... I Was apparenlty just in denial. My baby girl isn't sleeping, has colic and can't digest protein in milk or soy. The formula that she Can digest is 30 dollars for 16 ounces (dry).

All the weight that I'd lost while I was pregnant (doctor recommended) is back. I am at my pre-pregnancy weight. Most women would like that, except I was 10-ish pounds lighter a couple of months ago.

And I just can't seem to get myself motivated.

UGH! I know I sound like nothing but petty comapliner, but I'm just so tired of trying to keep it in and keep everything together.

And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

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Hubby went on a work trip and is leaving me alone for the fourth again... We never get a long weekends together... we invited people over for the weekend, so now I have to do all the work on my own! Grr...

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Once again, Money! UGH! So I have been super focused on getting back into the exercise routine and had decided to start getting up extra early so I could work out in the mornings (even though I am NOT a morning person!) Well I decided to set mini-rewards for myself to help me get out of bed. Well that worked really really well - until I realized I couldnt afford the rewards I had set up! (I did get some ferns to put on my porch but I wanted to buy a tree to plant in my yard and now I dont have the money for it) harumph! Its just frustrating. I did my exerercise. I got up early. I want my stinkin reward! But I have to wait until we have more money. The money I had set aside had to pay for gas and diapers and a few more groceries to get us through til payday. UGH! I hate being broke!!!!!

Why cant being healthy be easy???

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On Tuesday, I was diagnosed with depression....

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I'm so overwhelmed with work, I'm in need of a vacation but there is no time when your a single mother! Sigh

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MAMAGUISTE~ Glad to hear you made it safely! I was in the military and know how crazy military flights can be!
Brant (husband) and I had our first counseling on Monday...it was basically a "getting to know you" session, but she feels that we can work through everything...she doesn't know EVERYTHING yet, so we will have to see... We go back this week for our second session.
MEL~ Good Luck!

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TabbyC - Thanks! It took us four days to get here, but we made it. It waa a little tough of a trip with a 2 month old...the military flight was a C-5 and it was loud and we had to enter and exit up ladders. At least my husband was there to help. He's going home before us, but we're more than liikely going back on an airliner.

I'm sorry to hear about the problems with your husband. I hope the counseling works for you both. Just breathe, relish in your beautiful babies, and try to get moving when you can. You'll feel so much better and relieve so much of the stress if you can get some workouts in.

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ugh I am doing 1 test today and one tomorrow I have 2 assignments and 1 business project to do so I unfortunately don't have a lot of time to workout or to come on here...but I will be back saturday!!

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Mel~ How did your tests go?
My husband and I started marriage counseling today. The counselor believes that I am suffering from depression. All I know is, I have no idea how I am even remotely functioning with how physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausted I am right now! No wonder I have put on about 20 pound in three months! Ugh!

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I have sooo much homework this week as well I have 2 tests so right now I feel overwhelmed on top of that I told a friend I would help her move on sat. but I also have a family birthday to go to on that day so I'm not sure what to do.... emoticon emoticon

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MAMAGUISTE~ Good luck! I couldn't imagine taking a military flight with a new baby. It is going to be hard for you to find a flight that all five of you will be able to go on together. Take plenty of supplies...it could be a couple of days.

Since this is a stress thred, I guess I fit in here! LOL! I am very stressed. I have my hands full with a toddler and twins, and a husband who works (and that is it)! I am seriously debating leaving my husband, or making him leave...Either way, not being with him. He keeps spending money like it grows on trees. He has an online gambling problem. After years of this, I can't take it and don't think I deserve to be put through this time and time again! I have gained all the weight back that I had lost, which makes me even more miserable! GGRRRRRRR! I could just cry!

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I'm stressed about flying!! I've been in Japan for 13 months now and I am soooo ready to go home for a break! We're a family of 5 now (with an 8 week old baby boy), so commercial flights are out of the question. So we're planning on making a military flight. The problems with that are...we won't be sure we'll get a flight until we're on the plane, we may end up flying on a cargo plane (w/ three kids!), we then have to buy commercial tickets from wherever we end up at in the states to Pensacola, AND my husband will be coming back in just a month while I will stay for the entire summer then fly back by MYSELF W/ 3 KIDS!!! All this and I am incredibly scared of flying!! So right now, I'm having lots of sleepless nights. I will be so glad when my feet are back on American soil!!!

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I hear you both as well..money is the tightest it has ever been here. my fiance is not working because he has to look after our daughter while I go to school because we are on a waiting list for cheaper daycare and have no one to look after her but him so I am the one paying everything and it is getting hard.

Good- Don't feel bad about the vacation it will help to ease your mind and we all deserve a little extra something to help us relax over stress in life...speaking of that I have decided that I am canceling my typical christmas plans that I do every year and doing something i never would thought i would do....go somewhere tropical...see I value christmas as important family time but I think it is time for a change for once and also we have never taken a vacation together and we have been together for 5 years so it;s time!!

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I am with you...money. ARG! I feel really bad because I want to do all these nice things for my little girl (buy her a swingset, get her a a sandbox, take her out to do fun things) and we cant do any of it. We are scraping by, holding on to every last penny we have and it sucks. We did keep a little bit of money set aside for vacation but thats it. No more. And even that I feel guilty spending that money on fun stuff when there are other "real" things that we should be doing with it. (Fixing the things in the house that need fixed, paying off credit cards and other bills, you know, important things) Where is the lottery when you need it?!?!

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Today I'm stressed about money. Freaking money. Never enough of it to go around, it seems. I had really hoped that DH would get on full time at UPS this year, and FINALLY, the financial burden would be taken off of my shoulders. But the economy has been so bad, they aren't hiring anyone full time right now (and haven't all year). So he's close to being at the top of the seniority list.....but the list seems to be going nowhere. Wah.


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going to the park today I am finally getting outside to do something as a family which we haven't in a while so it will be nice...hope you all have a great day!!

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Good-sorry to hear that the hubby didn't get you a card that is pretty bad I would be mad to if my fiance forgot to get me even a card because I always do for him. You have all the right to be ticked off.


My stress right now is money!!1 I have none and have soo much I need to do like pay bills and get food and I am so broke . I am waiting for my money to come from my student loan but it is taking forever!!

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Zippkatt- yes, it is temporary! I went through that non-stop nursing thing with my girl and man, it was brutal! But they do get out of that phase. It will get better....it just takes patience.

Me, my stress is that yesterday was my birthday and my stupid hubby didnt so much as get me a card!!! What a turd! I was really disappointed. He kind of tried to make up for it but it was last minute and kind of half assed. Oh well. Whatever.

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Today, I am stressed out that my 6 week old daughter wants to nurse around the clock. Must be a growth spurt but she is driving me batty. Plus, my three year old son tries to imitate the baby's cry to get extra attention. So I have the baby crying, and the toddler fake crying, and inevitably thats the moment my phone starts ringing.

I keep telling myself that one day I will look back and laugh... I hope. Or else I will just go crazy. But either way, the kids will grow out of this. Right? RIGHT? lol.

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I'm stressed out from work. Times like these just make me want to go out and get some food BUT I am not doing it. I can't wait until I go home and workout to relieve my stress.

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I have 3 words.....TIRED, CRAMPY & SORE!

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Just a quick little whine....why is it that no matter what, it never fails that the people around me will complain about absolutely ANYTHING!!! I swear all I hear is whining all day long! (and look at me, here whining about them whining!) anyways, we are getting a new system here at work. Of course there is a learning curve and it takes some getting used to. That is normal. But I get out of a meeting and this woman is just complaining up a storm! I just told this co-worker "Its not that bad....try it for a few days and see how you feel then" she got mad and said I didnt understand! Whatever.

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon beautiful day going to go to the park and enjoy it relives some stress by kicking around a ball lol

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ugh what a horrible day the last 2 days have been my kitty died yesterday and on a day when I have to pick my class schedule for school and go pay bills. So I had to go outside when my eyes were so sore from crying all day. So i wore sunglasses everywhere..even in the bank and the mall. We just had a family night last night and talked about fun times with meower..it helped it also helped have all the yummy mummy's support !!

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Its rainy and blah here too. And I had a great weekend, but a weekend full of terrible food! :0( Feeling pretty guilty about it. I am going home tonight and getting in a really good workout. I need it!!!

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Okay good news today I totally just realized I have been on sp for 9 months!! I am happy with what I have achieved but I know I can do better. It is raining here and super duper windy!!! But I am feeling great and going to workout hard today!!

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It is gorgeous and hot outside what a great way to cheer you up out of a slump and grump day!!!

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Well it is a cold windy day here and I feel it in my bones lol. Going to try and get 2 workouts in today but most likely not...But I am going to try and be on that treadmill for the whole biggest loser tonight!!

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That's great that you didn't gain any weight!! Thanks for the welcome! Have a great walk, I love feeling the burn from hills!

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Hello Gabby welcome to the team!!!


I had a great easter of course over indulged but I didn't gain any weight surprisingly guess I got lucky this time lol but next holiday I am not doing this again I am going to stick to my diet!!! Going for a nice long walk and up some hills too should be a good workout!!

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Good Morning Everyone!! I hope everyone had a wonderful easter! My name is Gabby and I have two babies, one is 2 and one is about to turn 1 next month. Have a great day!

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Going for a walk with my baby girl it is soo nice suppose to get to 10 degrees outside so i am happy. I would love to take her to the park but we shall see how warm it is outside. This will help calm my nerves and get to thinking clearly.

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Oh my Andrea - that is ROUGH! I think I would have clocked my hubby!!!! But at least I know Im not alone. Hahaha...He is finally starting to feel a little better but he is clinging to that sore throat and using it as an excuse to not do dishes or fold the laundry. Me personally, I dont understand how your sore throat prevents your hands from doing the dishes or folding laundry, but whatever. I told him last night he was watching our girl so I could go work out. I did an extra long DVD too. :0) haha!

Mel, I sure hope your kitty feels better soon. I have a fat orange cat (Murry) who basically rules my house and I hate it when there is anything wrong with him.

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my kitty is doing much better he is drinking water and I have to feed him still though but he still hasn't gone to the bathroom I have a feeling he has backed up hairballs so I am going to get him some hairball medicine. The snow is gone finally!! it is getting warmer. but I am afraid the snow might come back.

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MEL-we're in the 50's today-finally! How's it in your neck of the woods? Has your cat gotten any better? We have a couple vets that are clients of ours, and while a lot of them require $ up front, there are still smaller practices that WILL help you if you call and explain the situation to them up front. Some will take payments.

NIKI-so true about men! Ugh! True story: When my daughter was about 15 months old, we went north to see my sister. I got VERY sick the next morning, and couldn't even feed my daughter-or be in the same room while she was fed-without barfing (it was that nasty Gerber ham, no wonder, huh?). My stomach calmed down & we hit the road. Not good. I told him to pull the car over, and he says "But there's no exit!" (REALLY?!?!?!?!?!?! If your wife is puking her guts out, I think that qualifies as an "emergency" stop on the side of the highway! So I ended up using an old coffee cup. Then a lovely truck stop. mmm. Nothing like puking in a public toilet. It didn't end until we got home several hours later. After being home an hour, he throws up ONCE and announces "I'm not feeling good-I'm gonna go lay down" leaving me to take care of our daughter. ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Mel- I am with you... UGH to the snow! In fact, it is snowing here in Michigan AGAIN today. Oh well...

Niki- I HATE when my husband is sick- he is such a BABY!!! When mommies are sick, we still cook, clean, and take care of the kids but when men are sick THE WHOLE WORLD MUST END! Whatever! My emoticon goes out to you!! Hang in there!
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Today it is snowing!!!What a horrible way to start the day with snow in April..oh well I will have some great workouts today and I am enjoying my new workout calender that I made. I am also drinking tons of water which I never did before.

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Hi ladies - (my name is Niki by the way) well of course money is rough. (isnt it everywhere) we are trying very hard to stay on top of things but with this economy and a daughter who is growing and needing new stuff all the time its hard to keep up! My hubby (who is pretty great for the most part) has been whiny lately. I was really sick about 2 weeks ago and now all of a sudden he has a minor sore throat and he thinks the world is coming to an end! OY! Just irritating. And so on top of taking care of the house and my girl, now I have to treat him like an invalid because he has a sore throat. Yet I mention going to the Dr's and oh no, its ok. Its not that bad...Ill just drink some tea and lay here for a few days and It will be fine. Good Grief!!!!

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I know I need to as soon as I get some money I will but I have 0 dollars right now it's so bad. I will not go into detail about why we have no money but we don't even get that much a month anyway so it has been a tough year for us. But I am strong and will pull through and hopefully when I start school next month it will get better.

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Melissa, you really need to get the poor kitty seen by a vet if he hasn't "voided" for more than 24 hours. Is he neutured? Has he been peeing? My kitty had a bladder infection and couldn't urinate...it can kill them quite quickly. If you can't afford treatment, at least take him to the SPCA or something so that they might treat him...you will have to surrender him, but at least he won't be suffering...

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Today I'm a little bit stressed money is tight right now and something is wrong with my cat he is having bowel problems and not eating and looking very weak...I can't even afford to take him to the doctor right now because my fiance hasn't worked in 2 months and we have no money really. UGH but I am worried for my kitty but I don't know what to do. I have been feeding him by putting food in his mouth and giving him water too. he will not eat or drink because he can't do his business ...sorry for ranting I'm just worried and i love my cat. emoticon

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I agree with you GOODWIN. It's hard to be YUMMY if MUMMY doesn't take a little time for herself!!

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money is one of the biggest issues in our home that is what we mostly argue about. Ladies let me know your names by the way...hey that is a great idea actually I hate posting peoples usernames I prefer to get to know them. But Goodwin post what you are feeling that is why I made it for all us ladies to let out what we might not be able to say to anyone!!

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GOODWIN0920~ You are free to post your problems/stressors as well, no matter how insignificant you think they are compared to others' problems! That is what this topic is for!
I know that money is a big one for me as well...

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All you lovely Mummies out here having a tough time, Im so sorry. You know I started reading this string of posts and was thinking about my problems and the things I needed to get off my chest and vent about but then I started reading some of your posts and I realized that my issues are not really issues at all. I have general stress (money, busy life ect) but those are regular little everyday stresses. I am reading here about lazy mean husbands and everything else and my heart goes out to you. Im sorry. When life gets to be really hard I try to remind myself of one of the sayings my sister says all the time "When your bad days outnumber your good, you need to make a change" Whatever that change is, small or big, you need to take action to turn things around. Even if it is something as simple as taking one of those "mental health" days mentioned and not telling anyone. Who cares! Its not selfish! Or you know what, maybe it is selfish! But I think us Mummies need to be a little more selfish sometimes! We need to make time for ourselves. We need to carve out some time to regain our centers and focus on the bigger picture. Becuase lets face it, when Mom aint happy, nobody's happy!!!!


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Wow... I am so going through this right now, too, but at least my kids are older. You owe it to your kids to be a happy, healthy mom. However, try to figure out if your frustration is lack of sleep, hormones, or really your hubby. Unfortunately they can be stressed too, but not handle it well...

Seriously, I meant what I said about getting labs drawn. My OB told me that it's very common for women's thyroid levels to be wacky after having kids due to all the other hormone swings- especially when you have multiples. My daughter was 1.5 years old before mine settled down. When she was 6 months old, I thought I was going to go postal on my husband and it turned out I was SUPER hyperthyroid.

Of course, you need to do what's best for you, just make sure you have all the information possible before making a big decision.

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Ugh! I am just having a terrible week! I do appreciate everyone's advice. My husband hardly helped with our 2.5yo, so I knew the twins would either make or break our marriage...unfortunately, I think it is breaking it... He is better than he was, but still pulls the line "I work...". UMMMM...HELLO! Would you not call staying at home and taking care of a toddler and TWO babies, plus TRYING to keep the house picked up and cleaned, work? I just don't know what to do....
He is like having another child...he throws tantrums, does annoying little things (that he knows annoy me) I swear on purpose, doesn't pick up after himself, let alone the kids. If I am practically raising the kids myself...I might as well do just that....raise them by myself!
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RUNNIN: Yes, i think it helps a lot to know we're not alone! I don't really know of any other female IRL who is in the same situation as me. DH does have his bachelors degree-but it's in art, so I (semi) joke that he is now a "professional" starving artist! lol

TABBYC: Parenting is incredibly overwhelming-and I think more so for women cuz our kids KNOW that we're more than likely going to be the one to respond to their needs, so we're on call 24/7. By the time they are in bed, you're so tired you don't get "quality" time anymore for yourself. This may be selfish....but I take "mental health" days off from work every now & then. I DON'T tell my DH I'm off work, and I spend the entire day on ME. I just did this a couple weeks ago-I went to Barnes & Noble, did some window shopping, saw a movie. It was wonderful, and it goes a long way to help keep you sane! Is there anyone who can help you out by watching the kids for a day (or a few hours?) so you can get away? Another thing we just did is join our local Y. They have free daycare for up to 3 hours while we work out. There's a lovely over-21 womens locker room with a whirlpool, spa, lounge...seriously, I may go in and never come out! emoticon Do you belong to any gym where at least you can spend some positive time focusing on YOU? Hang in there.

MELLBELL08: That's great you're going back to school! I think my biggest regret in life so far has been dropping out of college. I make enough to support my family at my job (they wooed me back after I cut down to part time to go to school full time) but it isn't my passion, and my options are limited as far as where ELSE I can go. I'm with you on not being able to sit at home all day every day, but I think a 10-2 work schedule would be perfect! emoticon

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OMG CECE0330-
I have totally been there. My DH was out of work for a long time, and I still had to do everything while he sat on the couch and felt sorry for himself while I was working 48-56 hours/week.
He's now working again, but even though I just had orthopedic surgery he seems to be allergic to cooking and cleaning. At least he doesn't complain when I leave the kids with him, but I totally lose it sometimes when I'm the only one picking up around the house- AGAIN!

Hang in there, at least we know we're not alone!
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Hang in there TABBYC- I had PPD with both my kids and it is no fun! Remember, you owe it to your kids and yourself to take some "mommy sanity" time outs- even if it's just to take an uninterrupted shower!

Another thing to think about is getting some labs drawn- you may be anemic or have abnormal thyroid levels. My levels were off after my daughter was born and I was GOING CRAZY. There's nothing wrong with going on antidepressants too, if that's what it takes! Who wouldn't be stressed with 3 little ones???

And what is it with men- they just don't get it!

I'm thinking about you- I've been there!
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Well I thought that too that I could be a stay at home mom but I was wrong. But do not get me wrong I give it up to the moms that can do it but I cannot. But I am not so stressed today but I do have a countdown till I start school lol

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Yep, I really do think that I am going to have a big breakdown soon...my OB thinks I may have some PPD...all I know is that I am totally overwhelmed and my husband just says "you wanted to be a SAHM!" UGH!

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CECE0330- See I am the opposite but soon going to be not I am the stay at home mom and I am the type that cannot be at home I have been going crazy in this house that is why I am excited to start school in may oh and for 2 months my fiance has to watch our daughter and he is not happy about that!! but oh well he wants me to finish school so those are the breaks!!
But you should try and get more time for you to spend with your kids make it on a not so busy day and give them each 15-30 minutes of alone time with each one they will enjoy that.


TABBYC- You should never think of yourself as being selfish you carried your children you went through labour and you suffered and you take care of your children so why do you not deserve mommy time?? If you do not put a little time out for yourself even 15 minutes a day it will affect you in the long run and you will get overwhelmed or break down. This is how divorce happens a lot because women need some alone time and not always taking care of the house or cleaning the husband needs to help once and a while.

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I'm stressed about everything anymore. I feel like I'm supposed to be SuperWoman as the breadwinner of the family AND the primary care-giver when I'm home (think meals, baths, story time, homework, cleaning, shopping, etc). I don't feel DH pulls his weight and on top of it, he gripes about being at home with the kids-one of whom is in school for 6 hours every day. Ugh. It's not like I'm holding him back-PLEASE, by all means, GO OUT AND GET A JOB THAT SUPPORTS US!!!!! I took Monday off of work since it was my 2 yo's b-day. It was so wonderful to have one-on-one time with her, and all I kept thinking about DH was: You have NO IDEA what a gift this is, or that I would LOVE to be home with my kids instead of working 9.5 hour days. Ugh.


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I feel soo overwhelmed with life right now! With a 2.5 yo and twin 5 mo, I am constantly taking care of one child or another....I need some hardcore Mommy time, but I don't want to feel guilty about leaving the kids with Daddy...

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I am very stressed out over being stuck in my house ALL THE TIME!!!my fiance was off for almost 2 months so you can imagine at how stressed I was being stuck in the house with him lol

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So this is for all you mummy's that are having a bad day!!! Tell us about it!!What was good? what was bad? what is making you stressed out? How do you handle it? Let it all out all of us mummy's need to vent every now and then!!

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