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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Bad Moms Want To Know: Tattoo Barbie

By on October 3, 2011

Barbie. One word that strikes fear in some Bad Moms hearts while for other Bad Moms it brings back a flood of fond memories of dress-up and make-believe. Who knew Barbie could be so complicated and controversial? Oh who am I kidding, she always has been that way. For a toy based on a German [...]

Do As I Say…Because It Is The Right Thing To Do

By on September 6, 2011
mom knows best

Before I got married, my father filled my partner in on the secret to a happy marriage. “There are only two words you need to know,” he said. “Yes, dear.” That's it, that's all. The secret to blissful matrimony, according to my dad, is to simply comply with your wife's wishes, or at the very [...]

Get out of my bedroom, Erica Jong. You’ll wake the baby.

By on July 12, 2011

I hate it when writers take what could have been an interesting topic and worthwhile discussion and turn it into a rant against something they apparently know nothing about. In her article, Is Sex Passé?, second wave feminist Erica Jong says sex has become boring because younger women are “obsessed with motherhood and monogamy” (…and [...]

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 [...]

Bad Mom Trust Issues: Daycare Caterer Provides Sub-Standard Food To Our Kids

By on June 2, 2011
daycare caterer accused of providing poor quality food to children

A story broke this week about a Toronto Daycare Caterer who allegedly lied about food sources, preparation standards, and generally pretty much everything involving the food she provided to 75 different childcare facilities around the Greater Toronto Area. After my initial horror from reading the story, I immediately called my child’s daycare — who provide [...]

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

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 [...]

Bad Moms Don’t Think Pink Nail Polish Has This Much Influence

By on April 14, 2011

If there is one thing that this Bad Mom can say with absolutely confidence and without the aid of any special research or degree is: painting a young boys toenails pink is not going to give him the ‘gay’ or turn him transgendered. Yet some social conservatives south of the border though that this J.Crew [...]

Behind Every Musical Prodigy Is A Tiger Mom: DISCUSS

By on March 8, 2011

This video is, I think, pretty awesome, but according to YouTube commenters (let’s pause to acknowledge that the collective intelligence of YouTube commenters is somewhere between that of a potted plant and an earthworm) it’s a demonstration of what happens when Tiger Moms develop an appreciation of acoustic guitar. Which, do they have a point, [...]

So Justin Beiber Doesn’t Believe In Abortion? WHO CARES?

By on February 16, 2011

So Justin Beiber is against abortion. Can I ask a rhetorical or maybe not-so-very-rhetorical question about that? SO WHAT? Seriously. People are allowed to have opinions about abortion, even sixteen year old pop stars who know nothing about anything. So I can’t really get agitated about him saying – after being asked specifically about his [...]