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It’s hard to know

Mommy Issues

Becoming a mom made me realize so many things — the most important being my mom’s love for me. Now, I understand how heartbroken she must have been when she left her young daughter to go to work.
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What it’s really like

Mommy Issues

Over the course of three years, too many people have told me that I was lucky for having a baby so young. I thought it was merely a speech of kindness in an awkward situation when first introducing myself. People wouldn’t really believe that becoming a mom at 20 years
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The dilemma

Mommy Issues

As a student-parent, I’m always pressured by time. I have papers due every other day, classes to attend and, in addition, work, leaving my mind extremely occupied. Even when I’m at home trying to relax or spend quality time with my child, I can’t help but feel anxious about the
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Regrets

Mommy Issues

I regret not doing a lot of things before settling down and creating a family. I should have traveled more to explore the world. I should have invested more thought and energy in my future. I should have read more books, watched more movies, slept in longer. I even think
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Burned-out

Mommy Issues

I really, really, really need a break. This is probably what every student at Berkeley feels on a daily basis — especially student parents. Imagine not being able to take a nap after a 3-hour midterm, having pulled an all-nighter the day before. Actually, imagine not being able to take
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