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What Would Make You a Better Mother?

It seems that every woman has her own share of successes and regrets. Some ladies wish they could get rid of a task and others would choose to take on more responsibility. But, if you were granted a single wish that would ensure you'd be a better mother, what would you request?

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runningesq runningesq 7 years
I'm due in October, and I know that I'm going to need a lot more PATIENCE than I have right now !
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
Hmmmmm.... a wealthy husband would be nice. I would be a better mother if I had waited until I was ready to have kids, as opposed to having sleazy drunk unprotected sex in the back seat of my car at a keg party.
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
I'm going to jump on the money/patience bandwagon. Like others have said, I don't want to be insanely rich, but just enough money to make life a little less stressful. I feel like just with that little bit of stress out of the way, each day would be a little bit easier. That way we could afford to spend a night a week just with my SO and I, and just that one night of connecting with no toddlers crying or cleaning up the house would be so beneficial. Besides, I would love to be able to stay at home full time with my daughter. My mom stayed at home while my brother and I were growing up, and I wish I could do the same for my girl! And patience. By the end of the night I have to admit I'm a little frazzled. I try so hard to remain calm at all times, but sometimes they get the best of ya!
TMommy TMommy 7 years
I say more money too. If I could hire a sitter for a once a week date night with the hubby and maybe one afternoon a week to myself I would be a better everything.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
Wow, that's a tough one. It may sound sp superficial but I'm gonna say more money. Not because of the things it could buy but because of the freedom it gives you. I wish I could stay home for a longer time without losing my mind because I actually had the money to hire a babysitter more often and do stuff. A lot of the worrying is also surrounding money, because in an old house, things break...Really, if we had more money (I'm not talking insanely rich, but a little more than you need to just get by) I think I could be a better mother than I am right now (less stressed out).
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
I would adjust my circadian rhythm so I'd only need 4 to 6 hours of sleep, not 8. Bedtime is always so hard for us, because she's tired and cranky and I'm even more tired and cranky (yes, we go to bed at the same time). When she tries to stall and finagle one more story or one more paci or one more bear, I lose patience. It sucks. :(
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