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Secret Confessions of Naughty Moms Revealed

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NY Post: "Sometimes I lock myself in the bathroom."

Woman whispering

"I bite my baby daughter's fingernails off rather than using clippers."

"I took $60 from my son's piggy bank. When he realized it was empty, I blamed it on my older daughter."

Attention, supermoms. Do these confessions sound frighteningly familiar?

Maybe it's because these secrets all come from real mothers. They posted their darkest thoughts on the popular anonymous Web site truuconfessions.com.

Now their juiciest revelations are appearing in a book, "True Mom Confessions: Real Moms Get Real," out next month.

Romi Lassally, mother of three and author of "Confessions," got the idea for the site when her son got sick. She was so tired, she left his vomit on the carpet.

"I was hoping the dog would eat it," she laughs.

When she told a friend about her misdemeanor, the two started swapping other hilarious mommy secrets and a blog was born.

The Web site now has 500,000 fans, with about 35 percent living in the New York area. Emily Roz, a 36-year-old mother living in Midtown, says the site holds a special appeal for Big Apple moms.

"There are a growing number of us who are having kids and staying in the city, and it's a new culture," Roz says.

The average "click-and-confessor" is 25 to 35 with two young children, but the site isn't just a hit with moms aunts, nannies and dads are also avid posters.

Anonymity is the site's biggest draw. Many moms are afraid to tell their friends about their thoughts for fear of rejection and criticism, Lassally says.

"We judge ourselves harshly and others judge us," says the Los Angeles-based journalist who launched the site in April 2007. "You might say, 'I gave my kid Benadryl to sleep on the plane,' but then there will be that one mom whose kids are suddenly not playing at your house."

It's also a way for moms to know they're not alone in their frustrations.

"When I first saw the site, I thought, 'OK, so I'm not the only one hating my toddler sometimes,' " says Amy Oztan, 36, of Brooklyn.

"It's about being able to admit your failure and go back to your day," adds Amy Scheibe, 44, of Chelsea. Her favorite confession came from a mom who, while staying at a hotel with her family, sneaked into the stairwell for a quickie with her husband.

"I've never thought of that!" Scheibe exclaims. "Plus, I like that she was confessing to being a bad mother but a great wife."

With a book about to hit stores nationwide, Lassally hopes she can offer even more moms a way to find like-minded souls.

"With new friends, I often want to test them out: Are you like me? Are you gonna get down and talk about sex, or is this gonna be boring school and recipe talk?"

Read more stories Moms Are Talking About.


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6 comments so far | Post a comment now
Laura March 24, 2009, 12:34 AM

After all we are all just HUMAN!

Anonymous March 24, 2009, 11:28 PM

THIS SOUNDS SO FUNNY, SOMETHING JUST
HAPPENED ON MONDAY, I SENT MY LITTLE
6 YEAR OLD TO SCHOOL WITH HIS CLASS TRIP SHIRT ON AND THERE WAS NOT CLASS TRIP, THE PERMISSION SLIP WAS DUE ON MONDAY, AND IT WAS NOT THE TRIP DATE

Anonymous May 8, 2009, 6:28 PM

well im not a mom and do not want to have kids after taking care of my sisters daugher but i was so tired when she droped her off i just wnated to lay i saw her pick her noise and i knew she was going to eat it i was just so lazy to tell her no i just let her eat it i feel really bad and i feel bad telling her

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