It’s a well-known fact that before women were mothers, they were actual people with lives of their own. As crazy as that sounds, it’s true – and some (mostly all) of them did things that they would rather their kids not know about.

At least, until they’re old enough to not think that means they can do the same thing and get away with it.

The 15 moms below have some doozies – I wish I had been friends with them when we were all younger!

15. I read this several times to believe it.

Not sure how wild this is, but right before i was born (like 2 or 3 days before hand) my dad’s older cousin had a daughter born severely unhealthy. She wasn’t still born but she wasn’t going to make it past a few days.

So anyway after I was born my dads aunt came into the delivery room and said to my mom “you two are young you’ll have plenty of time to have another child but my daughter can’t. Let me buy this baby off of you.” I only found out about this when I was ~15 because my sister told me.

Apparently my parents never planned on telling me this.

14. Talk about an eye opener!

When my wife let it slip around her mom that she was having a lot of lesbian urges, her mom just waved it off and said “Been there, done that, didn’t like it.”

13. You would die if your daughter met someone from the internet alone.

Back in the 90s I flew to Canada and spent the weekend with a guy I’d been talking to in a chatroom.

12. It’s mostly amazing that she wasn’t murdered.

I met my son’s dad through a post he made on the Casual Encounters section of Craigslist. Our families think we met at a sports bar.

ETA: I didn’t get pregnant from a one time thing or an NSA situation; we were together for 6 years.

11. Ouch.

During Vietnam war era my mom had a pretty serious boy friend and he got drafted and she dumped him for my dad.

10. Not sure anyone could top this

My mom told my siblings and me on Easter when I was 14 that she used to be a child prostitute for the yakuza. She told us because her sister was going to tell us because she felt like my mom had stolen her daughter and was using it as a bargaining chip.

My cousin came to live with us across the country because her mom was in jail for drug abuse.

9. Straight A’s for faking it, Mom.

Growing up my mother was a titan. She graduated top of her class in her PharmD and chaired several major drug regulation boards. She was always very serious about school and we were told that Bs were absolutely unacceptable because she was a straight A student all through college.

We took that to heart up until I was cleaning out the attic a few years ago when I discovered some old grade reports from college. Guess who got a C in sociology and another one in Linear Algebra?

Tough take mom. Tough take.

8. Not all stories are funny.

Not my mom thank god but an old girlfriend’s.

Her grandma got her mom drunk at the age of 15 and had a guest stranger have s^x with her.

Not quite wild. More dark really. And horribly sad

7. We’ve all, uh, heard.

I grew weed legally, when I did it my straight lace father went on a long speech about growing techniques and tips , about two thirds through he kinda stopped and stared at me and my brother and adds the addendum,

“So I’ve heard…”

ETA through it all my mom was shooting daggers at him.

6. That’s quite a phase.

I was a flasher when I was a preteen living in Italy. Went through a phase I guess.

I would also prefer they didn’t know about all the raunchy sh^t their future step daddy and I do behind closed doors.

5. Well. That’s illegal.

My mum told me once, while she was tipsy, that my dad was actually her high school teacher and they began a sexual relationship when she was his student at the age of 16.

She said they would often have s^x in her school uniform.

They managed to keep everything under wraps for years, and they got married when she graduated from college and gave birth to me a few years later.

4. The hard work pays off

I’m the dad in this situation, but my wife used to be severely addicted to opiates, which I helped get her out of by moving the family to a new town and letting her spend 2 weeks in bed dealing with withdrawals while I handled every other aspect of the house, including finding work and setting up the kids for school etc.

I just told the kids she was sick and needed to sleep (which wasn’t entirely false).

It was super emotionally taxing but I would do it again in a heartbeat because it worked and she’s been clean for 2 years.

3. Parents have sex! LE GASP!

I just learned that I was likely conceived on Easter, when my mom wore a “crotchless lace onesie” and “teased my dad all night” and then I was born 9 months later. FML

2. Talk about Daddy Dearest.

My mom used to “date” a drug lord in Birmingham, but was practically “his” crack wh^re.

He raped her, she had my brother, and to get away from it all, she joined the military. Dude ended up going to prison at the same time, and was stabbed to death just a few weeks in. My mother didnt tell us or my brother, until he was around 35ish.

Wow, thanks for the silver kind stranger, my first.

1. Inspiration station…

My first born daughter I had at a very young age: I was 18, in grade 12, skipping every single day, partying all the time and “hanging out” with a drug dealer at the time…. that’s her dad.

He and I are not together (I moved on and got married and he is currently engaged) and he stopped dealing shortly after we found out I was pregnant. We co-parent really well actually, and he is now quite the stand up father.

All our daughter knows is that her mom and dad didn’t love each other so we separated, and now she’s lucky to have TWO moms and TWO dads that love her very much. She’s now 7. I’m wondering if itll ever come out later about how her dad and I met ahahahaha.

Edit** love all the positive feedback! And yes, we all co parent really well. It took a little bit of time, but that’s normal I think lol. We just want her to grow up knowing that even though we may not all live together (%100 of the time), that we all talk and communicate and love her the same!

Good luck making it 18 years with these secrets, gals!