From The Confessional: ‘My In-Laws Don’t Know About Our Second Kid’

Scary Mommy readers share what’s really on their minds.

by Emma Coburn
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This week in the Scary Mommy Confessional, there’s a lot of talk about starting and expanding families: from the reader who’s just about to go off birth control, to the one who just gave birth on the freeway, to the couple who have yet to inform one set of parents that their toddler exists. Of course, that’s not all people wanted to share. Read on for confessions about open marriages, pickleball-obsessed MILs, and more.

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I’m gonna stop birth control this weekend 😬​

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My husband and I have an open marriage and no one knows.

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Talking to my husband and he says “we’ll figure it out” YES that’s literally what I’m trying to do rn

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My in-laws don’t know about our second kid. She’s almost 2.

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I resent my husband for stopping our adoption journey

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I’m just trying to provide a nice life for my family and life keeps getting in the way!

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I only go to a local restaurant/bar because I am madly in love with the owner (he doesn’t know)

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I low-key wish I was at work, instead of having spring break off.

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I have no idea how to get my 8 yo son to be motivated to learn or to study

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I got a positive test this morning. But after two losses, it’s hard to be happy. Do I tell people? I’m scared.

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Is it just me or does it get harder as the children get older?

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Really nervous about IVF embryo transfer on Friday

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I’m exhausted all the time.

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Parenthood mostly exhausting and rarely enjoyable and I don’t know how to reframe that.

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Hate when friends post about their kid free vacations when we have NO help from family

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I have no friends. I helped raise their kids and they are no where to be found for my kids

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I’m pissed bc we moved to be closer to family but MIL is now too busy playing pickleball

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My husband does not know how to adult so everything falls to me

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Husband will not try for a secod baby and it’s emotionally killing me

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I wish my sister would just get a divorce already.

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I gave birth on the freeway via ambulance this morning! 🚨​

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