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  • I Have Postpartum Depression But My Doctor Doesn't Know

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    I have postpartum depression and my husband and mom suspect it. I refuse to go to the doctor for it because I'm afraid they'll take my baby away from me. I know I need the help, but there's no way I'll tell anyone what goes through my head.

    Reader Reaction:

    "Depression of any kind is a horrible thing to have to go through by yourself. Tell someone and get some help so that it doesn't get worse."

    "I had it with my first but kept my mouth shut. My mom is a manic depressive and I knew they wouldn't take my kid but I didn't want to go into the hospital like my mom did when I was a kid."

  • I Thought My Baby Was Ugly

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    When my baby was first born, I thought she was ugly, but she's so beautiful to me now.

    Reader Reaction:

    "There's no shame in this. I know some people say, 'There's no such thing as an ugly baby!' but those people live in a magical world. Let's face it -- there are UGLY babies out there."

    "I think a lot of first time moms expect to see one of those grinning chubby little 'newborns' (usually like 2 month olds) from the diaper commercials and instead see a wailing funny looking little raisin, hehe."

  • I'm Going to Disney Without My Kids

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    I have a 2-year-old and a 9-month-old. We bought a family package and were going to take both of them, but now my parents are offering to babysit so we can really enjoy ourselves. At first I didn't even consider it, but we've never been on a vacation by ourselves. I will feel kinda guilty going without my 2-year-old, but it will be so nice for the both of us to hang out like we've never done before."

    Reader Reaction:

    "I don't get it. I'm ALL for mom and dad time, but seriously going to Disney without them?"

    "They seem young for Disney anyways ... so yeah I'd go & have fun. I'd take the kids again when they were a bit older & could enjoy it more :)"

  • My Kid Goes Out in Pajamas

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    I only change my 2-year-old son out of his pajamas when I feel like it. Sometimes he stays in his night clothes for the entire day, even if we go to the store or a doctor's appointment, and into the next night. He's comfortable, and I don't care, so what's the big deal?

    Reader Reaction:

    "NEVER!! only when I take her to the ER at night! And thats it! I do not want to go out in public with my Pj's i don't want my kids to either ... I care how I look and I care how my children look."

    "I am lucky if my son stays dressed so I am happy with whatever it is as long as it is clean."

  • I Sleep Naked With My Toddler

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    I sleep naked, especially when it's hot outside, and sometimes my toddlers come into my room and crawl under the covers with me. Often we'll all fall back asleep together. I don't mind -- at this age, they are still innocent and don't make anything of it.

    Reader Reaction:

    "Every family is different with what level of nudity they deem acceptable."

    "NOOOO! I know it gets hot. But I would never sleep naked with a kid in the bed period. Kids belong in their own beds anyway."

    "It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep naked with my child. At least put on a bra and some panites."

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