Moms Share A Wild Secret From Their Past That Their Kids Will Never Know About
Just as children keep secrets from their mothers, mothers have plenty of secrets they keep from their children as well. There are plenty of reasons moms don’t necessarily want their kids to know about things from their past. One is that mothers feel they are protecting their children by withholding certain sensitive information, which perhaps they are.
There are endless wild secrets that moms will take to the grave, or at least not reveal to their kids for a very long time. That is their right, after all. These secrets range from very honorable to ones that are downright scandalous. Either way, moms around the world are spilling their guts with the anonymity of the internet to shield them, and these are stories you won’t want to miss.
#1 Parents That Met Behind Bars
#2 Dark Beginnings Led To Happier Endings
#3 They Have A Brother They’ll Never Know About
#4 They’d Never Guess What Their Parents Do Behind Closed Doors
Our kids have no idea we take ballroom dancing classes. There’s really no good reason why we keep this a secret from them… We just feel that ballroom dancing is our one and only opportunity during the week to have alone time with each other. We are very close as a family and usually when the kids find out my husband and I are into something, they want to join. It sounds selfish of us to keep it from them, but oh well.
#5 It Always Has And Always Will Be Dangerous To Meet People From Chatrooms
#6 Her Child Was Not For Sale
#7 Hitching Rides Is Not The Safest Way To Get Home At 3:30 AM
One night, I drank away all my money and had no cab money left, so I had to walk home. This was about 3:30 a.m. in the morning at a time when there were no mobile phones yet. After a while, some car pulled over with two guys in their mid-’20s asking for directions to the city up north, about two hours away from where we were. I tried to explain to them the way and then they asked if I wanted a ride.
I got in and they dropped me off at home, where I changed outfits. Obviously, I took them back home with me and they stayed the night. Nothing happened—I didn’t get mugged and nothing got stolen, but wow, things could have ended so badly.
#8 A Strange Past With Parrots
#9 Now That’s A Truly Bad Father
#10 Keeping Grandma A Secret
Her grandma. My mom was abusive toward me my entire life, so I’d rather her never even know she has a biological grandma on my side. I consider my best friend’s mom to be my adopted mom and she has my mother-in-law on her dad’s side. I don’t want her to go searching for people who will only fail her at best and hurt her at worst.
#11 “Casual Encounters” Gone Right For Once
#12 But Who Did She Try To Kill And Why?
#13 A Secret Past With The Russian Mafia
#14 Breaking And Entering For Fun
#15 Pressure From The Father
#16 A Mom That Used To Date Women
#17 Dropping Out Of High School Usually Doesn’t End Well
I’ve never told my daughter that I was a high school dropout. I actually went on to have a fairly successful career (due mostly to luck) and I didn’t want her to infer that if she dropped out, then everything would still be okay. She’s since graduated college and has a career of her own, but I still don’t know if I’ll tell her. It’s kind of hard to bring up: “Hey, not to change the subject, but did you know that I’m a high school dropout?”
#19 The First Marriage Is A Secret
My daughters think I have only been married twice. My first marriage was straight out of high school. The guy went to Vietnam and I stayed back while he was away. By the time he had come back, we were both completely different people, and he didn’t like how independent I had become. So we split. I’m really embarrassed by the whole thing because it was a “scandalous” marriage from the get-go. I am from an East Texas Baptist family, and his family is Louisianan and Catholic. It was the talk of the town back in the day.
#20 There Are So Many Kinds Of Love
#21 This Mom Is One Great Liar, Thank Goodness
#22 The Quiet Life Wasn’t Always This Mother’s Life
I dropped out of school at 17 and took off to a big city, where I got into a crowd full of ridiculously rich people and loads of illegal stuff. I spent most of my days modeling at high-end car shows, partying on yachts, and in a penthouse with a prominent music producer. I was 19 at the time and he…was not. I became pregnant with his child and he left me. I was convinced he was my soul mate.
But as the weeks went by, I became horribly depressed. I loaded up my car with my belongings and drove back to my small home town. A month later, I met my husband, and within two months we were engaged and pregnant with our daughter. We now live a quiet life. I’m a stay at home mom, my husband has a good job, and we live in a home on 12 acres of wooded land in the country, where we spend our time riding four-wheelers and dirt bikes. My daughter is in elementary school now. I always wonder what she would think of me if she learned the truth of who I was.
#23 A Daughter That Was Conceived Because Of A Naughty Book
#24 People Can Change
#25 Hopefully Photos From That Time Never Pop Up On The Internet
My son is at the age where he’s beginning to formulate more complex sentences, so I don’t have to worry for the time being. I have explored the internet and there is no evidence of my “wild secret.” Back in my college years, I quickly realized that I would not have enough money to pay for living expenses and tuition at a certain college in California. I had a part-time job as part of the wait staff at an upscale restaurant, and the tips led me to make a respectable income for someone my age.
However, the amount of student loan debt I was taking on was ridiculous. I had always been told that I was attractive and one thing led to another… I found myself becoming a burlesque dancer in my late teens. It was a toxic environment, but I managed to stay clean. Later, I realized that I hated college and I dropped out after the fall semester of my junior year, meaning the whole thing was for nothing, but my debt was pretty much paid off. I now earn a modest living as a hairstylist.
#26 Her Online Stranger Danger Hypocrisy
I met their dad on World of Warcraft when I was 16, and ran away to be with him two days before I turned 18. He is 11 years older than me. They can know the overview but boy, the details of it are really shady, especially when I am going to have to teach them internet safety and online stranger danger. I am now divorced and their dad has moved away, but we have a positive co-parent relationship.
Though he’s not very involved, we both just want the best for the kids, which leads me into the fact I don’t want them to know how I feel about the relationship when I look back at it.
#27 From Gang Life To Engineer
#28 The Truth About Their Dad Isn’t Something She Wants Her Kids To Know
#29 Some Things Are Better Kept As Memories
I was a serious groupie. The mid-’80s and ’90s were great times to be into hot guys in rock bands. Things were a lot freer back then—musicians and backstage areas were far more accessible. I met up with various members of really famous metal and grunge bands. I enjoyed expensive gifts, trips, and lots of partying. I also traveled a ton and saw hundreds of shows from backstage.
I suppose I had something of a reputation amongst industry folk. Thank heavens this all went down before the advent of social media. My husband thinks I “lucked” into the tons of autographed swag, old backstage passes, rare memorabilia, and photos with rock stars I’ve kept. He figured bands just handed boxes of free stuff to fans and hung out platonically with concert-going females.
He was never much of a live music fan and hasn’t been to many shows. If he suspects otherwise, he hasn’t let on. Now I’m just an uncool, SUV driving mom in a perpetual ponytail and yoga pants. They have no idea how wild I was. Whenever I catch the hubby or our kids listening to these bands from back in the day, I smile to myself. Wow, if they only knew. Good times. I regret nothing.
#30 A Wild Youth Can Make For A Strict Mom
When I was sixteen, a friend and I stole a car from a used car lot by climbing in the window and getting the keys. We took it for a joy ride and then had to abandon it because we couldn’t get the key out of the ignition. I was arrested several times for felony shoplifting. I sprayed “cattle crossing” on the sidewalk in front of a girl’s house I hated. I got in several fist fights with other girls. I didn’t graduate high school on time because I skipped so much school.
I snuck out of my house almost every night in the summers and hitchhiked around because my friend and I weren’t old enough to drive. I went on to graduate college, went to law school, and became a lawyer in a pretty good area of town. I am SUPER strict and uptight about my kids. Literally NO ONE I know would guess the kind of kid I was. I now stalk my own kids in fairly unhealthy ways to ensure they aren’t doing any of the stuff that I did growing up. Good or bad, they seem to be making completely different screw ups.
#31 No Wonder She Wants To Be A Pilot
My daughter was conceived at work, on airport property, in the back of a Ford Focus, while we were waiting for a med-flight to land. She knows nothing about this, but tells me she wants to be a pilot when she grows up.
#32 Biological Mother: Unknown
#34 Her First Time Has Become A Newly Familiar Place Again
#35 Save The DNA Kit For Later, Child
#36 Motherhood Does Not Come Easily To Everyone
I don’t want my son to know that he was an unwanted accident. Even during my pregnancy, I didn’t want a child. I was still so young and had my whole career ahead of me. I wanted to travel the world, finish school, and advance myself in life to the fullest. After he was born, I had a hard time adjusting and it took me a long time to fall in love with motherhood. I didn’t feel a connection to my son and felt like the worst mother in the world.
Now, I can’t stop looking at him or hugging him or crying over him. I’m finishing school and I got promoted at my job. I can have my life and still be a mother too. I only regret my feeling of not wanting my son, because he means so much to me and there are no words to describe the deep love that I feel for him.
#37 Anything Not To Break Her Baby Girl’s Heart
The reason we got divorced is that he left me for another woman, Amy, his friend’s wife. When my daughter was two, we moved back to my mom’s house while my world fell apart, and she innocently said, “Daddy’s on the floor and Amy can’t say no,” which was evidence she witnessed at least some of what was going on while I was out of town. She’s 11 now and has asked me a few times about it.
I always tell her to ask her father because I can’t bring myself to lie. She asked me one day if I still loved him. The best I could come up with on the fly was, “If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t have you, and for that, I am grateful.” I didn’t even want to break her heart by telling her THAT truth. Then she asked me if daddy still loved her… The worst part is my husband didn’t even fight for custody because he didn’t want anything to do with my daughter.
On a side note, Amy’s ex-husband has since become one of my best friends, who my daughter knows, but she has no idea why he and I are such good friends. We bonded over our spouses’ infidelity.
#38 Happily “Married” But Actually Divorced Parents
Years before they came along, spouse and I decided it wasn’t working out and got divorced. Years later, things still weren’t working out fantastically for both of us, so we got back together. Never did get around to getting remarried though.
#39 What Will She Think Of Her Godless Mother When She Finds Out?
#40 The Real Father May Always Be A Mystery
I don’t trust the at-home paternity test I took because we didn’t test the second guy at the time and my kid looks a lot more like him than he does the man who raised him. Before anyone judges me, I was painfully truthful to both men at the time I was pregnant and only one of them stuck around and wanted to be a dad. Also, he was the one who agreed to a paternity test which came back extremely positive, like 99.9%.
Additionally, there was no cheating involved. I went from one relationship into another within a two week period and so I may have been stupid but I was not trying to be cruel to anyone involved. My son knows these details but he doesn’t know that sometimes I question the results. I’ve looked up the other guy on social media, so I’m not going on memory of looks. Additionally, we have mutual friends, so if the guy in question really wanted to know for sure, he should have reached out.