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Moms confess their deepest secrets…what’s yours?

By Rebecca Dube

Every mom has a secret.

“I cry myself to sleep sometimes because I am overwhelmed and I don’t feel like I can talk to anyone about it.”

“I honest to goodness do not like my son most of the time and knowing that KILLS me.”

“I believe ice cream for breakfast is not such a bad thing.” and surveyed more than 26,000 moms about their secrets and confessions – and discovered plenty that doesn’t get discussed at play dates. Even in our post-Oprah, confessional culture, there are some things moms just don’t say out loud.

Sometimes the secrets are things we do:

  • Nearly one in five moms admits medicating their child to get through a special event like a plane flight; one in 12 does it just to get some peace and quiet on a regular night.
  • Half have knowingly sent a sick kid to daycare or school.
  • 85 percent use their kids to get out of social obligations.
  • Nearly one in three uses work as an excuse to avoid taking care of the kids.

And sometimes the secrets are thoughts we don’t dare tell anyone else:

  • 44 percent of moms would rather be 15 pounds thinner than add 15 points to their child’s IQ.
  • One in four fears their partner is a better parent than they are.
  • One in ten wishes their child was the opposite sex – and of those moms, 60 percent have boys.

Read more on TodayMoms’ website.

What’s your secret?

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