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Have you ever felt inadequate as a mother?

If so, what kind of things make you feel that way? I know I'm a good mom, but I feel like my 8 month old likes her daddy better, just because he 's with her more. (I work 1st shift 5 days a week). I feel like he's got more patience, knows how to make her laugh, etc. and sometimes I just feel lost.

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Asked by jmpeskie at 12:25 PM on Nov. 21, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Oh totally. I completely relate to what you are saying. I only work 16 hrs a week so I get to spend a lot of time with my 6 month old son, but I still feel like he prefers daddy or grandma. I feel guilty a lot when I have to ignore my son and do other things (cleaning, cooking, shopping) It always feels like I'm not doing enough for him. I know its ridiculous, but I just want to be the best I can be.

    Answer by bootsky at 12:34 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • well, I'm a SAHM and I feel super inadequate


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:43 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Always

    Answer by Bugbait at 1:40 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

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