19 Anonymous Confessions On How Becoming A Parent Changes You

“It’s made me realize how much my mom went through with us, and how alike I am to her.”

Becoming a parent is a blessing worth celebrating, but it's also somewhat terrifying. It's not just a new chapter, it's a whole new book. Because after having a kid, it's suddenly your responsibility to help someone else navigate the trials and tribulations that come along with personhood — no easy task. 

But how exactly does becoming a parent change you? People submitted anonymous confessions answering this very question using the Whisper app, an online platform where users can anonymously send and reply to messages. They shared how having a child has affected them personally and mentally, as well as the lessons they've learned. 

For all the parents out there reading, we're pretty sure you can relate to many of these sentiments. To all the people without kids, we're pretty sure you'll want to call your parents after. 

Check out some of the Whisper submissions below:

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Honestly it made me pull my life together because I didn

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I love having routines in my life, I

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The only thing that changed was now I argue with smaller versions of
myself. I still love my wife more than I love my kids. I mean she was here
first and the source of our children.

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Parenthood is THE MOST difficult, rewarding thing you will ever do. I will
literally cry because it

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Being a mother helped me grow a backbone. You can walk all over me but you
best watch yourself around my child.

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I am now more terrified of this world than I ever thought I would be

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Made me a better person, I

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I love schedules. I have become a better person. I am more outspoken- more
likely to stand up for myself and my family.

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Everything is about her. I don

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Aside from minor things such as sleep deprivation, it changes the way you
see the world. It makes you want to make the world a better place.

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I am more organized and affectionate and have better boundaries. I

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It has made me a lot more responsible. If something happens to me, my
daughter has no one. Having her made me realize that I have someone else
other than myself that depends on me. She saved me

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I have a lot less tolerance for bullshit now. I was always fairly passive,
but Momma Bear made an appearance. Lol

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I don