Bad Moms Get Tired Of The Mommy Wars

By on April 26, 2012

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 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 [...]

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. [...]

Bad Parents On The Internet, April 12 Edition

By on April 12, 2012
Oh shit! They found us!

Never fear, my friends: There's always a fantastic and rich selection of bad parents being called out on the internet.  Let's get to it, shall we? There was lots of great news this week about how everything that goes wrong with your child during their entire lives stems directly from what you eat when they're [...]

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 [...]

Dear Samantha: Can we talk?

By on April 4, 2012

Hi Samantha. Come sit. Have a cuppa. You've had a hell of a 24 hours, and I'm sure it hasn't been fun. Facing the vast angry internet hordes of crazy people, well, it's tough, and I feel for you. Now, if I were the advice giving type, I'd maybe say that it wasn't the best [...]

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 Separate Faith From School

By on March 15, 2012

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 [...]

Co-sleeping: How Bad Is It?

By on March 5, 2012

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 [...]

Take Your Screaming Midget Outside, Lady

By on February 22, 2012

The blogosphere has its knickers in a knot over this, the Atlanta, GA restaurant that has asked that people take their screaming kids outside to calm them down. get your ex back Um. Am I the only one that isn't bothered by this? Seriously. This makes total sense to me. In fact, it's what I [...]

Bad Moms Ditch Their Kids

By on February 16, 2012

…for date nights with their husbands. how to make your ex want you back I write a marriage column elsewhere (I am in NO WAY an expert – I just share what we have learned/read/done) and one thing I've rambled on about over there on many occasions is the need for a regular date night [...]

Bad Temporarily Single Parent

By on February 1, 2012
I can nap right here, thanks.

The house looks like someone picked it up and shook it. Deadline after deadline whizzes by my head, each one like a nuclear powered dragonfly armed with missiles. Emails sit unopened, telltale coffee rings adorn the countertop from when I frantically guzzled my almost-completely-cold coffee in one gulp just to get the caffeine in to [...]

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

By on January 31, 2012
thanks to

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 [...]

Toilet Togetherness

By on January 30, 2012

I live in a house with my husband, our five-year-old son, our three-year-old daughter and our four-month old baby and, I must admit, I can't remember the last time I closed the bathroom door.* Last week on Jezebel, Tracey Moore wrote about bringing her two-year-old daughter into the bathroom with her and even letting her [...]

Bad Moms Love A Dare (And This One Includes The Kids)

By on January 13, 2012

This Bad Mom has a hard time saying ‘no’ to an awesome dare and the latest one thrown my way is no exception. When the Bad Moms Club was asked to join the Dare to Draw campaign I knew we – me and my 6 year old — could do together because this?dare involved one [...]