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! [...]

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 [...]

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 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 Moms Take Their Kids Out Of School

By on January 12, 2012
Kids, 2009

super spyware My family and I are on a ski vacation, less than an hour away from our home. We had discussed going somewhere HOT, but once we crunched the numbers for our family of five to get away, it worked out to one month’s salary. Mine and my husband’s salary combined. After a morning [...]

Bad Moms Limit Their Kids’ Christmas (Or Other Holiday) Gifts

By on December 15, 2011

I came from a home where I was spoiled rotten at Christmas. Auntie Kathy would send jammies, the other aunties would send toys and my Mom/Santa would buy so many presents that they came out a good five feet away from the tree. There were Cabbage Patch Kids and Barbie motorhomes and Pac-Man snow saucers, [...]

Bad Moms Give Birth In Hospitals

By on November 24, 2011
Surprised Baby

I had a two-day Professional Development course this week, which meant that I was in a city an hour away from home (learning boring accounting standards, and) in a room full of people I either did not know or had only seen at similar courses in the past. I ended up sitting at lunch with [...]

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 [...]

Why Is Your School Asking About My Vagina?

By on June 8, 2011

Did you know that as soon as that scalpel cut in to my abdomen to birth my daughter two years ago, her IQ dropped a total of 46 points? It’s true. She was also going to be born with a natural talent for the piano and a deft hand at sculpting, rivaling that of Michelangelo [...]

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 [...]

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

By on May 30, 2011

I was reading The New Yorker Macleans 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 [...]

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 Have Favorite Things

By on March 24, 2011

A couple of months ago, I wrote this about the stuff that we love and why we love it: Here are some things that Jasper and Emilia love: crayons, art paper, paints, marshmallows, bubble wrap, trains, books, the iPhone, the iPad, video cameras, regular cameras, Toady, me, Kyle, the cats, skateboards, anything Disney, Scotch tape, [...]

Do Bad Moms Need Business Cards?

By on February 16, 2011

I’m a mom, and a blogger, and I have business cards for my blogging activities. Cards are a basic requirement for blogging events and conference unless you like writing out your name and contact information dozens of times on scraps of paper with hopes that the person you give them to will remember who made [...]