I just read through this whole post, too. As someone who is childfree-by-choice, I do indeed feel for these moms.

But I must plead with moms who find themselves being hateful to their kids: Please get help. Hearing about treating kids so horrible made me so incredibly sad. Verbal abuse can irreversibly affect them well into adulthood. Poor kids -- they didn't ask to come here, and they got a raw deal with no say in the matter by being born to parents who now don't want 'em.

"Men and women think that it is necessary to have children. It is not. It is their animal nature and social custom, rather than reason, which makes them believe that this is a necessity." --Democritus