About Angella

Angella Dykstra, aka reigning monarch of Dutch Blitz, is the wife of one and the mother of three. She’s an accountant by trade but would prefer if we could keep that our little secret. She spends all of her free time writing and taking photos and often ties the two together. She’s proudly Canadian but loves Americans, and not just because they created Target.

Bad Moms Have Active Kids

By on June 7, 2012
ActionFest!

buy cheap glasses online trading academy Our very own Emma wrote a post over at msn.ca titled 'Canadian Kids get an F in Activity.' The title alone grabbed my attention, and the content and related links did too. She said that the schools are failing at doing DPA (Daily Physical Activity). She also said this: [...]

Bad Moms Find Joy In YouTube Videos

By on May 31, 2012
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If you read my personal site at all, then you know that we are dealing with some Crazy, with a side dish of Batshit Insane. I really don't want to write about it here, or anywhere anymore. It has consumed our lives for the last week and a half and he can sit in his [...]

Bad Moms Schedule Birth Inductions

By on May 24, 2012
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A few months ago I shared the story of how (I was judged by a home-birth proponent, and) I am a fan of giving birth in the hospital. I wrote about the birth in full detail, but here's a clip that will set the stage for what I'm going to write about. And push I [...]

Bad Moms Have Celebrity Crushes

By on May 17, 2012
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My husband has jetted off to Calgary for yet another conference, and what better way to fill the void of his absence than by writing about my celebrity crushes? None. It's either this, or diving face-first into a bag of Doritos (Sweet Chili heat is my flavour of choice). This option is ZERO calories. Win! [...]

Bad Moms Rely On Their Village To Help Raise Their Children

By on May 10, 2012
holding-hands

Seven summers ago, we had a house fire. It was … well, it was horrible. It could have been so much worse than it was, but we all made it out safely and (bonus that I didn't care about at all once we were outside and alive), we only lost one rocking chair and a [...]

Bad Moms Don't Force Their Kids To Learn Things

By on May 4, 2012
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I have three children, two boys and a girl, ages nine, seven, and five. My seven-year-old son has been popping wheelies on his bike since he was three (He's our Sporto), and my five-year-old daughter mastered the bicycle last year, when she was four. No wheelies, but she can bike without falling. My nine-year-old son [...]

Bad Moms Get Tired Of The Mommy Wars

By on April 26, 2012
mom-scolding

I haven't had a lot of “free” time on the Internet for far too long, thanks to my job at 'The Firm', what with it's long hours, daily commute, and decision to block/monitor the Internet. It's totally their prerogative, and I didn't abuse the Internet like others did, but I used to use my lunch [...]

Bad Moms Love Internet Memes

By on April 12, 2012
photogenicguy

I don't have a lot of time to fart around on the Internet (Full-time job, part-time freelancing, husband, three kids, etc.) but if there's something that can see me wasting time for the sake of laughing at ALL THE THINGS, it's ridiculous Internet memes. I got sucked into the Internet vortex of Awesome thanks to [...]

Are Photo Challenges Killing The Fun Of Instagram?

By on April 5, 2012
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My love of Instagram is not a new topic for me here at The Bad Moms Club, as you all know. On January 1st, as I was winding down for bed and surfing IG, I saw so many of my friends posting self-portraits with the hashtag #janphotoaday. I found the list of prompts and thought [...]

Bad Moms Like To Hang Out With Their Kids

By on March 29, 2012
mom and baby

get your ex back The baby/preschool days are behind me now, but I remember them. Not because I was especially coherent, having three kids in under four years, but because I documented so much of that time on my blawg. Sleepless nights! Mustard poop all over the walls/up the back of sleepers! Meltdowns! COMPLETE AND [...]

Bad Moms Let Their Kids Suck Their Thumbs

By on March 22, 2012
mom and baby

My youngest child, my only daughter, is a thumb-sucker. As soon as her newborn bad self could wedge her thumb into her mouth (6-8 weeks?)(It's a blur)(Her two older brothers were two and three-and-a-half at the time), she would. She inherited my husband's “sleeping gene”, but the thumb sucking has made her the best sleeper [...]

Bad Moms Separate Faith From School

By on March 15, 2012
classroom-child

Great strides have been made to make sure that prayer and God and anything remotely “Christian” has nothing to do with the public school system. People don't want their kids to be exposed to a faith not their own and so there is no more saying of The Lord's Prayer in schools, and many don't [...]

Bad Moms Pull Out Their Big Cameras

By on March 8, 2012
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Being Canadian, my photography goes into hibernation in the winter. I love natural light, which makes it hard to take photos, especially when I'm working in an office during all of the daylight hours. But! The sun has emerged from her slumber and the snow is melting into little rivers and, oh. I find myself [...]

Bad Moms Lose Their Tempers Sometimes

By on March 1, 2012
mom-scolding

If you know me in real life, you know that I am an introverted extrovert, with a bit of a fiery streak. It takes me a lot to get worked up, or even angry, but when it happens, it isn't pretty. Don't make me angry. You won't like me when I'm angry. It is so [...]

Bad Moms Lie To Their Children

By on February 23, 2012
surprised-lady

Well, we don't promote lying in our house, but we do leave crucial information out. Our kids are getting older and with that comes the idea that we should keep them in the loop on what's going on. One example: They now understand the concept of time, so we can tell them about an upcoming [...]