Momfessions: The Things Not Told At Dinner

Momfessions: The Things Not Told At Dinner

The Good, the bad, the ugly.
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As a mom, there are a ton of things going on in my life every day. Sometimes I yell, I've spanked and I've forgotten one of the girls in the corner only to come back to find them asleep. Many moms have done a ton of things they're not proud of. Here's a quick list of confessions from some honest mommas.

1. My kids are trippin.

It was one of those days and I lost all patience. My oldest was trying to wrestle the youngest, trying to pick her up by her hair, trying to smother her and was screaming all day. She suddenly started running circles around my youngest when I thought about just sticking my foot out and tripping her. Before I knew it, I had and she fell on her face. She didn't cry, but I did. - Niki C.


2. Clean up in aisle three!

I called poison control when my son ate all my lipstick. Then we went to Kroger afterward. I was told he would be fine, but we got to the juice section and he hurled like no other. Of course it was red so some old lady called 911 thinking it was blood. I could have crawled under a bin. - Michelle L.


3. Late night snacker.

I love my chocolate ice cream and chocolate frosted donuts way too much. So most nights I wait until my kids are asleep to eat my ice cream so I don't have to share. I typically "sneak eat" my donuts. I'm more generous with them than I am ice cream. No shame. - Brittany B.


4. Code Adam.

I'm biracial. When my daughter was a baby, she had blonde curly hair, the exact opposite of me. I breastfed her so if we were ever out in public and she would start having a meltdown for milk, I'd rush to the nearest bathroom to feed her. I was always afraid that someone would accuse me of kidnapping a child. Fourteen years later and the kid finally looks like me. - Dushawn D.


5. Spoiled candy.

I have eaten the last piece of candy and told my toddler that it went bad so mommy had to dispose of it for him. - Leah B.


6. They don't make that.

When batteries die in our house, the toy dies too. I refuse to replace batteries. - Hannah G.

7. Diaper duty

If my husand is only a few minutes away on his way home, I'll save the poopy diaper chance for him and act like I didn't know about it. - Misty O.

8. Surprise visit



When I was younger, my mom told me we were going somewhere and it was a surprise. I was so excited and looking forward to it all day. She took me to the health department to get shots. I remember being so disappointed. - Emily N.

9. Elf NOT on the shelf

I told my kids their Elf on the Shelf ran away. All because I don't want to stay committed to moving the thing every night. - Danielle L.

10. Conviently closed

McDonald's is closed for cleaning...99% of the time when we pass it. - Nickie M.

11. Blame it on the hormones.


When my 3rd child was a few days old, my breasts were engorged...hard as rocks. I couldn't even lift them to put my bra on. My 4-year-old daughter was running a fever with a bladder infection. The school called me because my 8-year-old son had run into a tree at recess, and they wanted me to come look at him and see if he was ok to stay at school the rest of the day. So I put a shirt on over my braless, engorged boobs, grabbed my newborn and my sick daughter, and drove to the school. When I saw my son, his eye was so swollen! I just busted out bawling in the school office. I know they thought I was a lunatic. I finally calmed down, and I got all three of my kids loaded up in the car. When I went to put my seatbelt on, I saw the big wet circles on my shirt where my boobs had leaked...I just sat in the parking lot and cried! - Tara C.


The next time you find yourself shocked at your own actions towards or at your children, know you're not alone. We all have been bad moms and have awful confessions to back us up. Crap happens, that's why we have an abudence of baby wipes in every diaper bag.

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17 Empowering Bible Verses For Women

You go, girl.
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We all have those days where we let the negative thoughts that we're "not good enough," "not pretty enough" or "not smart enough" invade our minds. It's easy to lose hope in these situations and to feel like it would be easier to just give up. However, the Bible reminds us that these things that we tell ourselves are not true and it gives us the affirmations that we need. Let these verses give you the power and motivation that you're lacking.

1. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future."

2. Psalm 46:5

"God is within her, she will not fall."

3. Luke 1:45

"Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her."

4. Proverbs 31:17

"She is energetic and strong, a hard worker."

5. Psalm 28:7

"The Lord is my strength and my shield."

6. Proverbs 11:16

"A gracious woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth."

7. Joshua 1:9

"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

8. Proverbs 31:30

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised."

9. 1 Corinthians 15:10

"By the grace of God, I am what I am."

10. Proverbs 31:26

"When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness."

11. Psalm 139:14

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

12. 1 Peter 3:3-4

"Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."

13. Colossians 2:10

"And in Christ you have been brought to fullness."

14. 2 Timothy 1:7

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."

15. Jeremiah 29:11

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'"

16. Exodus 14:14

"The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."

17. Song of Songs 4:7

"You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way."

Next time you're feeling discouraged or weak, come back to these verses and use them to give you the strength and power that you need to conquer your battles.

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Thank You, Mom And Dad, For Staying Together Through It All

I hope one day I can find a love as strong as my parents so that my kids will never have to experience a broken home.

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Growing up, I always dreamt of finding my true love and having my fairy tale wedding when I was older. My parents gave me such faith from their relationship. They have been together since they were in high school and have never left each others' sides since. I have idolized their marriage since the day I was born and still continue to. I could not imagine going through life without both of them together. Many people in my hometown have divorced parents. It is not uncommon from where I come from, but I recognize how lucky I am. Sure my parents have their fights, even the one time they almost did get a divorce, but they didn't. And I am so grateful for that to this day.

Holidays are amazing. I don't mean to brag for the people who do have separated parents, but it is a privilege to be able to spend it together as a family. I don't have to choose where to spend the holidays or feel bad if I have to pick someone over the other. It isn't fair, and no one should have to do that. My parents have always and will continue to always put my sister and me first. I respect them for that. Even through all their issues, they manage to do whatever is in our best interest--even if that means staying together during hard times. No matter what, they always manage to work it out.

I get to experience life with both of them together. I know people who haven't talked to their dads or moms in years. They didn't go to their graduations— watch them walk across the stage and get their diploma. Their parents are missing out on so many important milestones in their life. I am so fortunate that my parents have always been by my side rooting for me. I couldn't even fathom the thought of them not being at such events or not even being remotely a part of my life. My parents are everything, and they are stronger together.

I have two opinions. I have two people in charge. When one says no, the other will say yes. I have two people to go to with problems at all times. They are accessible, they are there for me, they protect me. I may not agree with everything my dad says, but my mom will have my back on certain points and vice versa. We can work out our problems together. Nothing ever turns out biased when I have them both together. I wouldn't be able to do have the stuff I do with the support of just one parent.

With my parents together, I don't have to feel like I am a toy. I don't have to feel like I need to be shared or guilty I am spending more time with one and not the other. With my parents together, our family is whole. I know it is a privilege, and I am so grateful and lucky. I hope one day I can find a love as strong as my parents so that my kids will never have to experience a broken home. It isn't fair to put kids through something so stressful and saddening. My parents are amazing and I am beyond blessed to have parents that love each other and their kids immensely. Everything they do is for us. Thank you.

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