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Modern moms are overextended, exhausted, multi-tasked out and guilt- ridden. With all this juggling and struggling, inevitably a ball gets dropped every now and then. Misery loves company, share your best dropped ball stories. And don't miss Lizzie Bermudez's worst mom moment video interviews.

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I sing in a chorus that performs at the Kennedy Center. Once we had a rehearsal followed immediately by the concert, too long for me not to pump. I had to pump in a large bathroom in the Ken Ctr basement, out in the open because there were no outlets in stalls. There were 40+ women changing into concert dress, and me sitting there (at least I had a chair!) pumping in the center of it all.

singlemom2kids
1423

I was running very late to work today & when I finally got to the office I couldn't see very well. About 1hr later that I can't tolerate it anymore and ask around for some solution, I figure that I must have put them on backwards. Well, I was only wearing only 1 contact lens!! I don't know how I didn't notice, and the worst part is that I found the missing contact still in the case @ home!

Clueless
1415

I dropped my daughter off at daycare the other day -- late to a meeting, of course -- to find they were having a "toy sharing" party. oops. Every kid is holding their toy, my daughter was *sobbing* for her barbie doll. It broke my heart. I think I will hear about this 20 years from now.

PJsMom
1405

My boss, who takes on personal projects as well as office projects and then after I do the work takes the credit, waltzes out the door for a pedicure, a manicure, or a long weekend while I stay to finish up when I know I'd rather be at home with my child who might be sick or just want some mommy time. It makes me feel so used and a bad mom.

CanIRetire
1382

My husband and I would commute together on our ride in. While he drove, I would use my breast pump. Stuck in non-moving traffic I got the weird sensation that I was being watched. I looked over to the right and a construction truck w/4 men were staring intently at me. One even had his jaw open. I don't think a single one of them knew what I was doing but they probably thought I was very kinky.

cindrac@hotmail.com
1378

We were potty training our daughter and giving her stickers when she had "good news". After a few days, the stickers started to end up in odd places, but I didn't think much of it. One morning, I got up from my desk chair, and heard a scratching sound. I felt around and found a baby koala bear sticker stuck firmly to my butt. I'm sure that I made the day of all the parking garage guys!

mmgrandinetti
1378

I have limited vacation time, but I use a lot of it to go to programs at my kids' school. Needless to say, doing this requires precision planning and rushing (as well as vacation time). Often as we're going home together after such an event, the kids ask, "Why don't you spend more time at school like all the other moms?" ARGH!

singlemom2kids
1368

My 10 yr old was so excited about doing this one mile run as a fundraiser for school. It was on a Sat and she was giving us a heck of a time trying to wear jeans on a run? With all her dilly dallyingthe we had missed the sign in and the run. We were too late for her to do it but I thought is was later than it was. My husband said "we really suck ".

misstry
1359

It is a busy morning, I’m a bit rushed. I attend the daily 9:30 a.m. meeting and go about the rest of my morning. Must be around 10:00 when I go to the restroom. I look down and stare at my shoes. That’s when I realize what I’ve done: Two different shoes are on my feet. It was embarrassing and I didn't have the time (or energy) to go home to change them so I had to walk around that way all day.

almurray
1357

Worst moment so far-arguing with my husband over who will take a sick day. He feeds our toddler (who has a mild dairy allergy) cheese so that she can be "normal." When she's throwing up the next morning he tries to weasel out of staying home by implying that his job is more important!

MuseumMama
1343

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