Does Anybody Really Care Who Khloe Kardashian's Father Is?

By on January 26, 2012
"Hey! Can it, douchebag!"

You couldn't avoid it last week. Even for those of us who couldn't give two rat's asses about any Kardashians, what they might or might not be wearing, how long their micromarriages might have lasted or how much they spent in Beverly Hills boutiques, it was inescapable. Huge headlines about how Khloe Kardashian's father MIGHT [...]

So You Think You Can Skank

By on June 28, 2011

OK, look. I know times, they change. I know that the style is no longer 90s grunge, where you wore everything three sizes too big. I know the style is short and sexy. But on children? Who then do suggestive, provocative, emulating-sex-moves-ative dance moves? Why? And yet, this is what they did on So You [...]

The Blood, Sweat and Tears of Birthday Party Politics

By on June 14, 2011

Can we cancel birthdays? Or, if not, can we at least agree to some rules? Or maybe some guidelines? I’m not really sure where to start, but maybe an “is this going to make a kid cry?” checkpoint might be a good place to begin. I’ve hated birthday party politics since I was a kid. [...]

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 [...]

Bad Moms’ Guide To Raising a Socialist

By on May 31, 2011

If you thought you had to take your kids to political rallies and demonstrations to turn them into good socialists, you’re dead wrong. All you have to do is park them in front of the television. “I like Jack Layton,” he said pointing at the big orange signs we passed on the way 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 [...]

Cheers Mariah! Bad Moms, Alcohol and Breastfeeding

By on May 17, 2011

According to, Mariah Carey has already had her first visit from Child Protective Services (CPS): Apparently, Child Protective Services came out to the hospital to investigate Carey in response to an anonymous call from someone at the hospital reporting that she was abusing alcohol while breastfeeding Moroccan and Monroe. Cannon explained, “One of the [...]

Do Not Poke The Mama Bear. Or Her Stroller.

By on May 10, 2011
Age Limited.

Oh, well this is fun. Laura Miller has started a website. This website is called Too Big For Stroller. It features pictures of children of varying ages being wheeled about in strollers. Many of these children are older than 1 or 2. They are maybe 4 or 5 or even older – ages Laura obviously [...]

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 [...]

Next He’ll Be Asking To Go To The Bathroom

By on April 4, 2011
Grounds For Suspension. Feel Shame.

So a school in Virginia suspended a 6 year old last month. Did he act out? Shove his classmates? Bite someone? Steal lunches unashamedly? No. It was worse. So much worse. This degenerate child, obviously the product of horrible, neglectful, borderline abusive parents, parents who probably watch reality TV so you know they’re horrible, had [...]

Bad Moms Don’t Put 8-Year-Olds In Pushup Bikinis

By on March 30, 2011
Hope My Daughter Likes This Style Cause It's What She'll Be Wearing

Bathing suit shopping, as any woman can tell you, is basically the wardrobe equivalent of walking over hot coals. You go in to the shop with the impossibly thin mannequins modeling scraps of spandex held together with plastic rings and dental floss. You pick out the suits that you think will cover the parts you [...]

Some Things, You Don’t Get Over

By on March 7, 2011
Pregnant Belly Ultrasound

I’m no researcher. But sometimes when I see the things people are paid to study, even I go: WTF? This is one of those cases. A study published last week in the British Journal of Psychiatry followed more than 13,000 pregnant women, nearly 3,000 of whom had had a previous miscarriage or stillbirth, for three [...]

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 [...]

Dear Businesses: I have a stroller. I also have a credit card. Suck it up.

By on February 14, 2011

I live in a pretty affluent area of Ottawa. Lots of coffee shops, yoga studios, and stores selling expensive furniture. One day last spring, I was enjoying the lovely sunny day by taking my daughter in her stroller for a walk down the main street. I was popping in to shops, picking up yummy kebabs [...]

Did Victoria Beckham Get Pregnant Just To Be In Vogue?

By on February 9, 2011

I should probably re-phrase that question: did Victoria Beckham get pregnant just to be in Vogue MAGAZINE? (AMERICAN Vogue magazine, that is.) Because, of course it’s in vogue to have babies. That’s what People magazine and TMZ and Celebrity Baby Scoop tell us, anyway. Having babies is cool! Just ask Natalie Portman and Rachel Zoe [...]