Challenging aspect of motherhood?

In your opinion, what is the most challenging thing about being a mother? Is it keeping a clean house? Staying organized? Keeping your calm? Watching your kids grow up? Losing sleep?

Of course we all know there are a ton of REALLY great things about parenting, but there are real challenges as well!

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    07/03/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Right now? Keeping the house clean and teaching the children to do their jobs to help keep it clean.

    When the children were younger? Potty training and training them.
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      07/03/14
      Overall I think I roll with the punches decently. My problem is when other things fall into the mix. I'm not saying it's easy, this is very tough to me. People have more kids, work outside the home, etc., and I feel like I shouldn't complain but I do struggle. Then when something outside of the norm swoops in I get really stressed out about it. I'm only 6 months in to being a mom, but there are times that I feel like I should be better at this.
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      07/03/14
      It's also trying to get rid of the feeling that I have something to prove. "Friends" have mad snarky comments about how I have nothing to complain about. Indeed, I have a good man in my life, he bought us a great house, he gets up at night with Charlie and I get to take the ocassional bath without interruption. That doesn't mean that I don't struggle. That I don't get up to see if he's breathing. There is this awful misconception that the only moms who are allowed to struggle are the single ones and it's just not true.
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      07/03/14
      Do ur friends have kids if they do they must just let them dp what they wanna do cux its not easy being a mom its stressful, tiredness and u dont have much to do anything anymore
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