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
Photo courtesy Ohio University

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 [...]

Would You Spend $75 On A Lunchbox? I Did

By on August 31, 2011
lunchbox

This weekend, I bought my six-year-old daughter a $75 lunchbox. She hadn’t asked for this particular lunchbox, and I didn’t consider it a splurge. But once I was unpacking it and pointing out its features to my friends, I started to wonder – Was I a total chump, or just completely obnoxious? Sheepish as I [...]

What Would You Do? Bad Moms Versus Bad Snacks Edition

By on June 6, 2011
what would you do?

He was a cute baby, perhaps 8 months old, all chubby cheeks and waving hands and little squeals. Sitting on his adult’s lap (I can only presume that it was his father, but that is indeed a presumption), that baby looked happy and clean and well-cared for. That baby made me smile. And then the [...]

Kissin’ Couples – Are You Affectionate In Front Of The Kids?

By on May 30, 2011
couple

I was reading The New Yorker Macleans People.com this weekend and found out that Brad and Angie are rethinking the whole marriage thing, because their kids are asking about it. I could care less whether Brad and Angelina ever get hitched or not, but in the article, Brad talks about how he and Jolie work [...]

Push Presents Gross Me Out

By on May 16, 2011
push present

Last week, People magazine ran a story under the headline, Rachel Zoe ‘Thrilled’ With 10 Carat Push Present. There is so much to say about that statement that I’m not even sure where to begin. Rachel Zoe? 10 Carat? Push Present? After I rubbed my eyes, gave my head a shake and downed a shot of [...]

Bad Moms Don’t Play These Kinds of Party Games

By on May 9, 2011
bday

She found me in the schoolyard, a few days after all the invitations had been handed out. “So,” she said, smiling, “My son has had his first taste of rejection.” Blink. “Excuse me?” “Well, my son said that the some kids were talking about your daughter’s birthday party, and when Paulie* asked Mischa about it, [...]

Mom The Vote – When Will They Just Shut Up Already?

By on April 26, 2011
Mom the Vote

Subject: Oh , sigh… Karen, I’m sick of mothers who think that their voice is the only one that should be heard or that matters. I chose not to have children and resent that I have to pay for the health, education and care of the kids of mothers who willingly chose to bring them [...]

Mom The Vote – Does Your MP Show Up For Work?

By on April 18, 2011
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I don’t know about you, but at my job, I get 20 paid vacation days and 5 paid sick days per calendar year. If I were still on mat leave or a stay-at-home mom, that number would be reduced drastically – like, to zero. So how many days off should our politicians get? How’d They [...]

Boys In The Girls’ Change Room – How Old Is Too Old?

By on April 11, 2011
too old for the changeroom

When friends of ours from London, ON took a recent trip to Toronto, their boys, ages six and three, were ecstatic at the idea of playing in the hotel’s pool. But when their mom, Elaine brought the boys into to the women’s change room to get into their swim trunks, a sign she saw on [...]

Bad Moms Remember That Childbirth Is Scary

By on December 14, 2010
scary childbirth

I read a hilarious post recently titled, “Your Birth Plan. Good Luck With That.” At least, I thought it was hilarious.  Then again I: -have had two births with basically good outcomes (healthy, happy babies and mama) -am done having children. It’s easy for me to sit back and have a good chuckle about the [...]

Bad Moms Talk: All The Drinky Ladies, All The Drinky Ladies…

By on July 12, 2010
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This week in Bad Moms Talk, Catherine wonders what we’re all supposed to think when people say that moms shouldn’t drink, like, ever – or joke about it! gods forbid! – and Katie cracks open a beer while she considers her response… The Question: The Answer: What do you think? Is it just never okay [...]

Bad Moms Talk: So You’re Raising A Princess Hater. So?

By on July 9, 2010
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When Bad Moms talk, other Bad Moms listen. So we decided to put that to work for us. Today: Katie wants to know why some moms are so proud that they’re raising girls who don’t like everything frilly and pink, and Catherine’s got some thoughts about that. The Bad Question: