Author Archives: Anonymous Mom

Anonymous Mom: I’m Happily Married With Kids, But I’d Get An Abortion If I Got Pregnant

Anonymous Mom: I'm Happily Married With Kids, But I'd Get An Abortion If I Got Pregnant

When you picture the type of woman who chooses abortion, it’s unlikely that my face comes to mind. I’m in my thirties. I’m happily married. I have an advanced degree. I believe in the existence of a higher power. I have two beautiful, healthy children. My life is perfect, which is why I wouldn’t hesitate to have an abortion if I became pregnant. More »

Anonymous Mom: I Used To Have A Serious Career, Now I Show Off On Pinterest

 Anonymous Mom: I Used To Have A Serious Career, Now I Show Off On Pinterest

I miss having something in which I have to work at to excel. This is where the Pinterest perfect mom in me emerges. That stylish and trendy girl I never expected to want to be says if I can turn my living room into something magazine-cover-worthy, I have shown that I excel at being a stay at home mom. If I create mouthwatering, impeccably decorated cupcakes, it shows I’m at the top of my game. Do I realize how vain this is? Yes, of course. More »

Anonymous Mom: I’m An OCD Mom Parenting An OCD Kid

 Anonymous Mom: I'm An OCD Mom Parenting An OCD Kid

“I’m so tired, Mom,” she sobs. “I just want to go to bed.” She covers her face with her little hands, raw and chapped from constant washing. “Why can’t I stop? WHY CAN’T I STOP?!” She doesn’t understand. But I do. My kid’s genetic chickens have come home to roost.

Some moms pass on great cheekbones or an ass that won’t quit. Me, I gave my kid an obsession with soap. More »

Anonymous Mom: I’m Too Selfish To Help A Fellow Infertile Couple Have Kids

 Anonymous Mom: I'm Too Selfish To Help A Fellow Infertile Couple Have Kids

I’ve used Anonymous Mom before as a vehicle to share my decision to use donor eggs in getting pregnant. I still stand by my choice 100% and I am extremely happy with my twins. Recovering from a C section and raising two babies at the same time took up the bulk of our energy and attention for the past year and a half, but once the dust settled and we found our groove as a new family, I looked at my husband and realized there was an important baby related issue we needed to address – what to do with the remaining 4 embryos. More »

Anonymous Mom: I’m A Mom With A Secret Kink Of Being An Adult Baby

 Anonymous Mom: I'm A Mom With A Secret Kink Of Being An Adult Baby

Well, where to start. I’m a young mother living in upstate New York, weathering my way through community college for my an Interior Design degree. I live with my fiance in a nice house, with our five-year-old daughter. On the outside, I’m exactly the kind of parent that people expect me to be, and that I always wanted to be growing up; I discipline when needed, make sure my girl knows what she should and shouldn’t do, and I feed her right. She gets playtime at her school, her friends come over to visit, we’re a comfortable family.

But we’re a family with a secret, and it’s one that very few people know about: My fiancé and I are adult babies. More »

Anonymous Mom: My Child Is Genderqueer

Anonymous Mom: My Child Is Genderqueer

We thought nothing of it, but it got progressively worse , and by age 3 Sky wanted nothing to do with anything male. Skylar demanded dresses to wear, Skylar loved skirts and tutus, and Skylar’s favorite superhero was a Disney Princess (Mulan). My ex husband hated it, he was raised in an über conservative Christian home and had very distinct views on gender roles. I as an atheist who believed nothing of gender roles was totally okay with letting Skylar do what Skylar wanted. I have no clue why we even got married. More »

Anonymous Mom: My Brother-In-Law Is A Schizophrenic Sex Offender

Anonymous Mom: My Brother-In-Law Is A Schizophrenic Sex Offender

My S.O. of course defended his brother, said he had a psychotic episode and wasn’t really a sexual predator. He also said what his brother did wasn’t that bad. “It’s not like he raped her”, he said. I can’t imagine the horror that woman must have gone through being cornered and groped by a large 300 pound man, I can’t imagine she would shrug the incident off and say “well at least he didn’t rape me”. He also said I can’t share my concerns with his mother. She continues to insist he never did anything wrong and would ultimately blame me if something were to happen. More »

Anonymous Mom: I’m A Mom, Your Neighbor, Your Friend And A Drug Addict

Anonymous Mom: I'm A Mom, Your Neighbor, Your Friend And A Drug Addict

You know me. You trust me. I’m a normal-looking stay at home mom who seems to do the best things for her kids. I nursed my babies. I fed them organic baby food. I dressed them in adorable outfits. But, if I’ve been in your home (and why wouldn’t I be?), I’ve tried to steal or have actually stolen from you. I’ve looked in your medicine cabinets, your nightstand drawers, your linen closets – anywhere and everywhere I could think of that could contain drugs. I am white. I seem totally in control. I could be your sister, your friend, your neighbor, or the mother of your kid’s friend. And I am a drug addict. More »

Anonymous Mom: I Suffered Homicide Ideation After Pregnancy. Yes, That Means I Wanted To Kill My Baby

Anonymous Mom: I Suffered Homicide Ideation After Pregnancy. Yes, That Means I Wanted To Kill My Baby

Worse than that, I was having “homicidal ideation”. I had murderous thoughts. They were directed towards my tiny six week-old-daughter. They started when I was walking with her up the stairs one night. I almost slipped and thought “You know… I could slip, slam her head against the bannister, and it would just look like an accident. No one would ever have to know that I really did it. And then this would be over. I would never have to do any of this again. I’d be better then.” More »

Anonymous Mom: I Love My Mom But She Needs To Move The Hell Out Of My House

Anonymous Mom: I Love My Mom But She Needs To Move The Hell Out Of My House

Two years ago, the expenses of living on her own became too much, especially with all the medications she has to buy. My husband and I offered to let her stay with us while her feet healed up so she could then be in a position to get a part-time job. It meant she had to move three states away, but she would also get to see my daughter, then only six months old, every day. It was really nice for a while to be nearby. But then… it just wasn’t anymore. More »

Anonymous Mom: I’m Finally Done Hating My Post-Baby Body

Anonymous Mom: I'm Finally Done Hating My Post-Baby Body

But one by one, I vowed to love my body. I accepted my freckles, my saggy breasts, my flabby tummy, my chubby thighs, and ugly toes. I accepted every single stretch mark, and there are probably hundreds scattered across my stomach and legs. I made a conscious decision as I passed each body part to no longer tear it down and complain about it. I am going to be happy in my skin, even if there’s more of me to love than I’d prefer. By the end, I was crying again, but for a very different reason. I’ve never felt such relief, like I’d finally gotten rid of a burden that I’ve been carrying around for twelve years. More »