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. [...]

Bad Moms Have Celebrity Crushes

By on May 17, 2012

My husband has jetted off to Calgary for yet another conference, and what better way to fill the void of his absence than by writing about my celebrity crushes? None. It's either this, or diving face-first into a bag of Doritos (Sweet Chili heat is my flavour of choice). This option is ZERO calories. Win! [...]

Bad Moms Don't Force Their Kids To Learn Things

By on May 4, 2012

I have three children, two boys and a girl, ages nine, seven, and five. My seven-year-old son has been popping wheelies on his bike since he was three (He's our Sporto), and my five-year-old daughter mastered the bicycle last year, when she was four. No wheelies, but she can bike without falling. My nine-year-old son [...]

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 Love Internet Memes

By on April 12, 2012

I don't have a lot of time to fart around on the Internet (Full-time job, part-time freelancing, husband, three kids, etc.) but if there's something that can see me wasting time for the sake of laughing at ALL THE THINGS, it's ridiculous Internet memes. I got sucked into the Internet vortex of Awesome thanks to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Do Bad Moms Babyproof?

By on March 26, 2012

“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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Bad Moms Know When To Ask For Help

By on February 9, 2012

get your ex back As you may have gathered from last week's post, it's been a hard couple of weeks for me. If you read my personal site, then you know the back-story, and if you haven't read it I can sum it up: Life has hit us from all sides. The biggest struggle right [...]

Bad Moms Talk About Their Feelings With Their Kids

By on February 2, 2012

It's been a rough couple of weeks at my house. The second half of January saw my husband and I being hit from all sides emotionally, professionally, and physically. I usually muster up the enthusiasm to bounce back up and blaze on, but for the first time in my life, I haven't had it in [...]

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 [...]