About Rebecca

Rebecca (aka @rebeccakeenan) has been neglecting her kids to mess around on the internet and work on her blog since 2007. Her hobbies include late-night grocery shopping, stepping on Lego and buckling three kids in and out of car seats over and over again. She then regurgitates it all at Playground Confidential. Of course.

This Mom's Badly Out of Touch

By on June 11, 2012
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I think I can safely refer to ages 27 to 33 as my own personal current-event dark ages. Every so often I find myself looking at the actual “News” section of a newspaper and puzzling over India's economic decline and the upcoming elections in some tentative new democracy for one, maximum two, minutes before my [...]

Bad Moms Sleep Badly

By on June 4, 2012
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So here I am, a mother of three and both a producer and consumer of vast amounts of parenting literature, and I still find myself googling things like, “at what age will baby sleep through the night.” I'm pretty sure my recent search queries read something like this: buy glasses online cheap online trading academy [...]

The Summer Slide: Do Bad Moms Care?

By on May 28, 2012
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The summer slide — it sounds way more fun than it is. That's just because the first thing I think of is a Slip 'N Slide. Of course, I don't really have any childhood memories of an actual Slip 'N Slide. What I do remember is a birthday party with some garbage bags taped together [...]

Down With Team Snacks

By on May 21, 2012
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Yeah, you heard me. I'm coming down against team snacks. I'm coming down hard. online trading academy franchise First of all, when did this start? I can guarantee that my parents weren't scrambling to pull together any team snacks during my childhood. This is something our generation came up with, isn't it? No doubt it's [...]

Bad Press? Time's Breastfeeding Cover

By on May 14, 2012
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I think I am the only person who is not shocked, horrified and otherwise offended by some aspect of the Time magazine cover. You know the one. If you're not put off by the image of a preschooler breastfeeding, then you're upset by the way the picture was staged. And if you don't blame the [...]

More Than Bad, Car Seats Are The Worst

By on May 7, 2012
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There is nothing more important than the safety of our children, but omfg, car seats are THE WORST. Maybe I'm only saying this because I spent over five hours wrestling with car seats today, but that doesn't make it less true. I spent FIVE HOURS wrestling with car seats in one day. It doesn't get [...]

Bad Moms Push Big Kids In Strollers

By on April 30, 2012
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When my oldest kid turned four years old I packed away the stroller. Well, I put away the sit and stand-type stroller and moved his toddler sister into a Maclaren, anyway.  At the same time, we moved around the corner, just a couple blocks further away from everything. It doesn't take too many foot-dragging, 45-minute [...]

The First Year's Bad Milestones

By on April 23, 2012
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From that first gummy smile to the first time your baby looks into your eyes and say “Mama,” the first year is full of joy and excitement. But that's not all it's full of. write an essay for me Let's talk about milestones, bad mom style. Baby's first bad latch.  Maybe some women gaze lovingly [...]

Five Reasons To Stop Judging

By on April 16, 2012
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What would we talk about, parents, if the mommy wars didn't resurface every couple years? The mother that contributes to the family income and pursues a career outside of the house versus the stay-at-home mom who is omni-present and all sacrificing. Politics aside, if you really consider the best interest of the child … Oh, [...]

Jessica Simpson, Bad Mom To Be

By on April 9, 2012
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I started obsessively reading up on pregnant celebrities as soon as the pee stick showed up positive. I did this not out of curiosity or a sense of camaraderie, mind you, but to learn exactly how I should behave during my own pregnancy. download softwarev All was well and good when I was learning about [...]

Solids! Another Thing To Screw Up

By on April 2, 2012
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Baby Mary is over six months old now, so you know what that means, right? get your ex back Food. All of a sudden the trusty old boob that never needs to be washed or refilled or paid for just isn't good enough. Well, I do wash my breasts, of course. Maybe not as often [...]

Do Bad Moms Babyproof?

By on March 26, 2012
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“Can she sit independently?” “No, not quite.” “Does she have a Jolly Jumper? Does she like to bounce on her feet?” “Well, she has a Jolly Jumper, yes, but she doesn't really do much with her feet.” The doctor nodded and sat baby Mary up on the exam table. “I just want to see what [...]

Bad Moms Lose Kids

By on March 19, 2012
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He was there one minute, digging in the sand by himself, a few feet removed from the other kids. So I turned back to my friend and resumed our conversation. I did this while nursing my six month old and keeping half an eye on my three year old. Then, the next time I looked [...]

Bring on the Bare Bellies

By on March 12, 2012
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You've all seen the nude Jessica Simpson Elle cover by now, right? What do you think? In a Toronto Standard piece, Bianca Teixeira makes a case against the naked and pregnant celeb cover girl. She says she loves maternity fashion and would love to see celebrities flaunting cute styles on magazine covers. She also realizes [...]

Co-sleeping: How Bad Is It?

By on March 5, 2012
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There's been a lot of talk about co-sleeping lately as a number of recent deaths are making headlines. Public health officials are stating in no uncertain terms that co-sleeping is always dangerous and that babies should always be put to sleep in their cribs (on their backs, of course) no matter what. Attachment parenting types [...]