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From The Confessional: 'I Love When My Husband Travels For Work'

20 parents share what’s really on their minds this week

by Emma Coburn
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If you can relate to struggling to make mom friends, feeling pressured to pack the summer with activities, and enjoying some peace and quiet when your partner is on the road, this week’s roundup is for you. You’ll also likely find some kindred spirits if you’re a teacher mom, a mom to teenagers, or a mom who dreams of locking herself in the bathroom alone every once in a while (don’t we all?). Read on for more from the Scary Mommy Confessional.

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Sometimes I wanna lock myself in the bathroom for momentary peace

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husband is the SAHParent, how to tell him I want 2 B the SAHM so I don’t miss my fav yrs?

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Hoping my Junior passes all their classes. Teenagers are HARD!!

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I want a second child so badly. But my husband doesn’t because he’s older than me. 🥺 

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I miss it just being my husband and I.

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I’m considering surrogacy because I actually love being pregnant and to pay off debt

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I feel a lot of pressure to have summer break full of day camps, activities, play dates...

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On vacation w/ hubby & 16 month old. It would be better if we left hubby at home

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I. Need. A. Break. From. My. Kids. I’ve hit a new level of burnout

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There’s too much pressure on teachers. It’s sucking the life out of me.

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I resent my husband’s freedom

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I’m not attracted to my boyfriend 😑 

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Hubby can express empathy for friends going thru hard times, but can’t extend that grace to me. WTF?

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I love when my husband travels for work. It’s easier and calmer when he’s not here

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Finding yourself after having kids is f’ing hard. Harder still is finding real friends

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sometimes i pretend i’m cleaning so my husband has to give my toddler a bath

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I secretly hope my son’s team loses in the baseball tourney so we can go home 🫠 

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I resent my partner’s ability to leave all the things (not see them) and then it’s on me.

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The husband of my new mom friend really bugs me

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Is it just me or do moms take on more load than dads? I’m exhausted

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