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6 "Mom Things" I Hate Doing That Probably Make Me a Bad Mom for Admitting

By Devan McGuinness |

Motherhood is not always fun and it’s definitely the hardest job I have ever had. It means the most to me and I want to make sure I do a good job at it. I have read a lot of books, looked at a lot of studies and listened to what my instincts tell me when it comes to how to raise my children.

I love honest people though and when it comes to motherhood, there isn’t a lot out there about the stuff that sucks about it … and trust me, there is stuff. Sure we hear the “Oh baby wont sleep” and “I can’t get my kid to poop in the potty”, but there isn’t a lot on the stuff that we’re told we should do because it’s what moms do — that may drive us completely mad.

I don’t love doing certain things with my kids. Some of the things on this list I do to some extent because it’s important to me or them and some of it I just decided to refuse to do, because I hate it so much. And, you know what — that may make me sound like a “bad mom,” but I can’t be the only one and at least I’m honest!

Click through to read the 6 “mom things” I hate doing — & probably make me a bad mom for admitting:

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6 Mom Things I Hate Doing

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I don't like "exploring the fun things" outside. The dirt, bugs and allergens are not fun for me.
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Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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4 thoughts on “6 "Mom Things" I Hate Doing That Probably Make Me a Bad Mom for Admitting

  1. Elly says:

    I’m sad that you don’t enjoy those things, but that is because for me they are so much fun (I’m a weirdo, I also LOVE LOVE reading aloud to my kids and using weird strange voices for the characters , I could do it for hours. but I hate to cook. hate it with every bone in my body, we would live on only raw veggies and fruit if I was in charge of the food!!!). I am sure there are hundreds and thousands of other ways you connect with your kids that you DO like so that enthusiasm shines through. And KNOWING you don’t like those other things is pretty important (and you don’t have to like everything…that would be creepy.)

  2. Mom and Kids says:

    A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.

  3. Jelena says:

    I have to agree that there are things I really do not like to do with my kids, and feel guilty for it…while I really love building legos and reading books, and drawing, what I really cant stand is pretend play. I absolutely cant stand when the kids bring out plastic characters to play with. They go into these elaborate, yet inane stories, and if I don’t say what they want my character to say, they TELL me what Im supposed to say. I cannot wait until they are no longer interested in doing this. I also am not a fan of playing outside at the playground, but that’s simply because Im usually tired all the time. I will play soccer with my boy for hours though…

  4. Alice says:

    I feel a lot better right now knowing that someone else hates crafts and exploring bugs/dirt/etc. I often feel like a boring mom for not liking or encouraging these things in my daughter…but…oh well. There are other people in her life who can do those things with her, ’cause it’s not gonna be me!

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