About Emma

Emma Waverman is the mistress of her domain to three kids and husband in Toronto. She co-wrote a cookbook called Whining and Dining, but still considers ordering take-out everyday. You can see what she is thinking about five days a week at her MSN.ca blog: www.embracethechaos.ca.

What Do Bad Moms Name Their Babies?

By on May 23, 2012

When I was pregnant 12 years ago, my husband had a whole list of names that he loved. I had none. (This continues in our history of role reversal, see: cleaning) But I did know what I didn't like. online trading academy radio And I didn't like Jacob (too popular), Olivia (too popular) or Isabella. [...]

Do Bad Moms Really Need Mommy Porn?

By on April 18, 2012

Have you read it? You know: the hottest mommy porn to hit e-readers everywhere. The S&M the title that is being discussed on every media site, and being read on every pool side. 50 Shades of Grey. I'm not embarrassed to say I read it, for work purposes of course. And it made me uncomfortable. [...]

What A Really Bad Mom In The Kitchen Looks Like

By on April 3, 2012

It's only March but I am willing to call it, and give Dara-Lynn Weiss the worst mother award of the year. The New York mom put her 7-year old on a diet and got her to lose 16 pounds, wrote about it, posed for Vogue, bought her daughter hair extensions and got herself a book [...]

Bad Moms Know About Pregnancy

By on March 6, 2012

Did you know May is Pregnancy Awareness Month? It's true, here is the press release to prove it. how to win back your ex May is a busy month, Pregnancy has to compete for awareness with National Pet Month and National Masturbation Month.  Did you know that each and every month of the year has [...]

Porn for Pregnant Women Does Exist And Ryan Gosling Is In It

By on January 31, 2012
thanks to Pregnantchicken.com

I once gave an interview to a writerly friend about sex during pregnancy. I totally forgot about it until the wife of my husband's work colleague came up to me and told me that she knew all about my sex life, she had read about it while at the doctor's office. Yowza. But I think [...]

Bad Moms Mourn Six

By on January 17, 2012

I had sort of put off writing this post because I hate the perfunctory ‘my baby isn’t a baby anymore and I feel sad’ birthday posts. But, my baby isn’t a baby anymore and I feel sad. My last baby turned six on Christmas Eve and because she is the third I know what six [...]

Bad Moms Remember December 6

By on December 6, 2011
white ribbon

Twenty-two years ago, Marc Lepine walked down the halls of Ecole Polytechnique and killed 14 women,? for the simple fact of their gender. That act, and this date helped define who I am, it made me embrace the word feminist when I had only taken a few tenuous steps in that direction. I was 20 [...]

Don’t Expect My Square Peg to Fit Into Your Expectations

By on November 22, 2011

“Cute”, says the mother dishing out the snacks to my eldest son. The thing is, my son isn’t cute. And she and I both know it. When she said cute, what she was really saying: I don’t know how to respond to this kid.  And I had a momentary shudder. It is something that I [...]

When Spouses Go Away Do Bad Moms Play?

By on November 8, 2011
ladies gossiping

There is a kid in my bed, the kitchen is a mess and newspaper littered all over the floor. cialis without prescription My husband is away and I couldn’t be happier. Even on the 9th day of the 10 day trip, I realize that I’m not chomping at the bit for him to come home. [...]

Bad Moms Want To Talk About School Lunches For Real

By on October 11, 2011
Uh oh, I'm doing it wrong

I would like to have an honest discussion about lunch. One where we all admit our failures. Packing lunch has been on my mind a lot lately — and not just because of the morning scramble with three kids. But because I can’t escape it in the media and online and even in the schoolyard. [...]

Do Bad Moms Do Giftless Birthdays?

By on September 14, 2011

I don't know about your neighbourhood but there is a trend sweeping ours — the giftless birthday, or its twin – the gift of a charity donation. The most common approach is saying something like this on the invitation: Eloise is swamped with toys and instead of gifts this year, she would like a donation [...]

Bad Moms Know Boys Don't Make Passes At Girls Wearing Glasses

By on August 30, 2011
Photo credit: D Sharon Pruit

fat loss program for men fat loss program for men My five-year old daughter is beautiful, objectively beautiful. The kind that stops people on the street, and it is often the first words out of people's mouths when they meet her. She is my only girl so maybe that is the way with girls — [...]

There Are Some Things That Bad Moms Hate (or at least this one does)

By on August 16, 2011
Happy Tooth

There are things I hate about motherhood — the relentlessness, the guilt, the saggy boobs. Those things are constantly at the back of my mind but I can go through a day without even thinking of them. But the thing I hate most about motherhood? Or at least the thing I hate doing the most? [...]

Even Bad Moms Feel Guilty in Summer

By on August 2, 2011

It is a stunning, hot summer day and as I write this, I have a kid lying on the couch playing on his iPod, one kid watching TV and another playing on the XBox. Don’t judge me. I’m just not one of those ‘rally the kids and do an exciting event every single day of [...]