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 [...]

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 [...]

Baby Faces Sometimes Freak Me Out

By on June 27, 2011
baby-masks

This morning I woke up to my 5 year old screaming at me about how much she does not want to go to school. Not because anything bad is going on, or that she hates her teacher, or cannot stand her friends. She was screaming at me that she doesn’t want to go to school [...]

Babies And Botox And Why We Bought In To It.

By on May 25, 2011
Beauty Pageant Horror

So first, Kerry Campbell claimed she injected her 8 year old regularly with Botox and gave her bikini waxes so that she would win beauty pageants and be “famous” when she grew up. We were appropriately outraged. Then someone finally called children’s aid and the child was removed from Campbell’s custody. And Campbell swore up [...]

The Best Laid Plans Of Mice And Bad Moms

By on April 12, 2011
Too small.

I thought I was being so smart. Have you ever tried to dress a kid? Seriously, it’s EXPENSIVE. Kids’ clothes cost a fortune, and even more of a fortune because you’re replacing it every time you turn around. I can remember buying stuff for my newborn at Baby Gap, such as $30 jeans that were [...]

100% Chance Of Word Clouds With Downpour Of Gender Stereotypes

By on April 10, 2011
rosie-the-riveter

While none of this surprises me, the story below still is jolting for a mom who is raising a girl (that would be me). Crystal Smith of The Achilles Effect recorded the keywords thrown at children in television advertising to get an idea of the gender stereotypes involved. She took this mash-up of words and [...]

Bad Moms Don’t Notice Their Kids Are Smart?

By on February 1, 2011
The face of a genius?

It was obvious very early in his life that my first child was a genius. The kid was turning his jigsaw puzzles upside down to give himself a new challenge when he was two.  He was reading when he was three and trying to figure out how to construct a solar-powered car from old office [...]

Bad Moms Have Babies Whenever Is Right For Us, Thank You Very Much

By on November 30, 2010
Bad Doctors Rant at Bad Mothers

Dear Old Male Fertility Doctors Who Keep Telling Us We’re Waiting Too Long To Have Babies: Please Shut Up. I’m 40. And as long as I can remember, women have been told that our eggs run out eventually. It’s the first thing you’re taught in Family Living in grade 7.  I do not know any [...]

Bad Moms Give Thanks For All The Men They’ve Loved Before. Or Not.

By on November 26, 2010
turkey-baby

At Thanksgiving, I think of all the things that I’m thankful for – my family, friends, health, Starbucks, cardigans, Colin Firth – the usual. I also think of the things that I don’t have any more, like the need to shave my legs on a regular basis (sorry husband), and ex boyfriends. I’ve been married [...]

Bad Mom Puts Foot In Mouth

By on November 16, 2010
Breast-Pump

I recently attended a full day conference with many other blogging women – lots and lots of estrogen. Good times. Mostly. I might have done something a little embarrassing, when a fellow blogger and I headed to the ladies’ room. There were three, maybe four people in the stalls, and it was totally quiet – [...]

Bad Moms Aren’t Winning Any Halloween Prizes

By on November 1, 2010
her bad droog

This post is from The Bad Files (Back Of The Cabinet) which means, yes, we dug this up from two years ago. But come on: it is AWESOME. Really, really awesome. Make sure you read all the way to the bottom. Or at least scroll down to the bottom picture. What happens when you combine [...]

Bad Moms Love That Mark Zuckerberg Supports Education, Like, Really

By on October 5, 2010
mark-zuckerberg-simpsons

Mark Zuckerberg supports education. He went on the Simpsons to say so:

If You Need A Good Butt Kicking, Feel Free To Mail Yourself This Letter. I Did.

By on September 22, 2010
calvin kick butt

Dear Porkzilla, Something has got to give. Your overindulgence is becoming a problem for me and my jeans. I feel it’s necessary to address your chips and queso addiction head-on. First, just because there’s a perfectly good and gooey cinnamon roll left on the plate doesn’t mean you have to inhale it in one bite–-or [...]

Bad Mom Rant: No Is The New Yes

By on September 8, 2010
retro_pointing_lady

You’re probably going to find this hard to believe, but I have a hard time with the word “no.” common application essays Not only do I hate to hear the word no… “No, you can’t buy a Maserati. What are you, out of your mind?… No, I will not watch your children for 2 months [...]

When Your Nethers Itch: A Cautionary Tale Involving Chicken Nuggets

By on June 16, 2010
mcdonalds1

I have totally failed in the serving the family dinner department lately. Not that we’ve ever lived a sort of traditional family life (meaning my big strong husband goes to work while I stay home and roll socks into balls). No. It’s always been like an accidental phenomenon if I prepared a meal and served [...]