Date Night, Shmate Night

By on May 29, 2012
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“What do you want to do?” buy eye glasses online online trading academy video “I don’t know. What do you want to do?” “I dunno.” “Movie?” “Too late.” “Gym?” {shoots daggers} “Bike ride?” “Not in the mood.” “Dinner?” “Ok.” “What should we eat?” “I dunno.” “Thai?” “No.” “Sushi?” “Nah.” “Burgers?” And so it goes, week [...]

Bad Moms Agonize Over Their Children's Birthday Parties, Then Do Nothing

By on April 24, 2012

My daughter’s seventh (hold me) birthday is coming up, and all I’ve been hearing for eight months is, ‘Mom! I want a bowling party!’ or, ‘Mom! I want a horse-riding party!’ or, ‘Mom! I want a princess tea party!’ So naturally, in the face of all of these suggestions, I have done nothing. My daughter’s [...]

Bad Moms Know That Marriage Takes A Titanic Effort

By on April 10, 2012

It’s been more than 1½ years since my husband generously agreed to see Twilight: Eclipse with me, in exchange for me going to see The A-Team with him. In his folly, we saw Eclipse first, and by time we had the opportunity (read: babysitter) to go back to the movies a few weeks later for [...]

Katniss Vs Bella – Warning: Spoilers!

By on March 27, 2012
Katniss Everdeen

I am a fan of The Hunger Games. Also, of Twilight. I know! I’m a unique flower and my taste in the arts in nothing less than avant-garde. That said, not all over-consumed pop-culture pap is created equal, and I’m not just trying to be like the fickle 13-year-olds sitting next to me in the [...]

Bad Moms Like A Tattle-Tale. Sometimes.

By on February 15, 2012

I recently watched an episode of Parenthood, wherein Haddie Braverman suspects that her cousin Amber might be off having fun with her cute, young, politician boss, and goes and tells her own mother, who immediately jumps up and drives half the night to break up the pair of consenting adults before anything, I don’t know, [...]

Paula Deen Has Diabetes. And In Other Shocking News, Liberace Was Gay

By on January 23, 2012

The least shocking news of 2012 broke this week, with deep South, deep-fat fryin’ down-home cooking guru Paula Deen admitting that she has type-2 diabetes, something the rags have been dishing on for years. academic writing service With signature recipes including Southern Fried Chicken, Cheese Biscuits, Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding and Paula’s Fried Butter Balls, [...]

How Lazy Was My Vacation?

By on January 4, 2012
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cell phone tracker for iphone We have really been enjoying our winter break. I mean, really enjoying our winter break. In fact, winter break 2011/2012 may go down as being one of the best winter breaks we?ve ever had. Naw, we?re not spending it in Hawaii or on a picturesque mountain somewhere ? heck, we [...]

Bad Moms Like Lists – Karen’s Best of 2011

By on December 29, 2011
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Who doesn?t love lists? These are not even things that were necessarily new in 2011, just new to me. Or things I loved over the new stuff. Please to enjoy. 5 Books That I Loved in 2011 The 19th Wife ? David Eberhoff Mormons! Murder! Intrigue! I?m all about the sisterwives, so this tale, a [...]

How To Survive The Holidays Without Ripping Anybody’s Head Off

By on December 27, 2011
Couple Exchanging Christmas Gifts

no fee work at home jobs I know that this time of year is supposed to be all, happy happy joy joy, but the truth is, there is much about this season that just sucks. Between juggling family obligations, wrapping up school, work and all of those presents ? which, of course you have to [...]

Nothing Says Merry Christmas Like A Grenade Launcher

By on November 30, 2011
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In a disturbing twist on the traditional Santa pics, an Arizona gun club is offering family pictures with Santa ? and a few automatic weapons. Apparently seen as fun for the whole family, the club lets you pose with such Peace On Earth harbingers as a grenade launcher, a machine gun, a rifle on a [...]

We Canned The Idea Of Donating Canned Goods

By on November 23, 2011
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Upon having each of my babies, I received a very generous amount of gifts. Some gifts were from well-wishers that did not necessarily know me or my politics very well, and while I was touched by their thoughtfulness, some of the gifts were not appropriate for us. There is not really any delicate way of [...]

Do You Hear What I Hear? A Bad Mom’s Guide To Good Holiday Music

By on November 9, 2011

Well, it?s the second week of November and the Halloween decorations have already been replaced by big red sleighs. That can only mean one thing: ready or not, Christmas is on its way. And that means, Christmas music is here. Already. Nearly two months out. Now, I love a good O Holy Night or Good [...]

Bad Moms Know Their Own TV Limits

By on November 2, 2011
Time to turn the tv off

The story playing out on my TV is a gruesome, albeit familiar, one, something probably even ripped from the headline of a news story I read last year. A baby has disappeared, a young mother is distraught, but not as distraught as a gravel-voiced investigator thinks she should be and a mother-in-law seems shady. By [...]

Is Your Halloween Costume Racist?

By on October 26, 2011
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What are you going to be for Halloween? It’s a question we ask and answer over and over again at this time of year, whether we will be taking our children trick-or-treating for the first time, or trying to out-do our friends at the annual costume party.  And there are many of us that put [...]

Does Fast Food Belong In Our Schools?

By on October 19, 2011
Young Girl Eating a Hotdog

Last week, my daughter brought home a handout from school, alerting parents that students could now take part in the school's food plan. Each Wednesday until the winter break, students would have the opportunity to enjoy  lunch delivered straight to the classroom. The cost of the meals ranged from $2.00 to $3.50 per week. So [...]