How To Survive The Holidays Without Ripping Anybody’s Head Off

By on December 27, 2011
Couple Exchanging Christmas Gifts

no fee work at home jobs I know that this time of year is supposed to be all, happy happy joy joy, but the truth is, there is much about this season that just sucks. Between juggling family obligations, wrapping up school, work and all of those presents ? which, of course you have to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Push Presents Gross Me Out

By on May 16, 2011
push present

Last week, People magazine ran a story under the headline, Rachel Zoe ‘Thrilled’ With 10 Carat Push Present. There is so much to say about that statement that I’m not even sure where to begin. Rachel Zoe? 10 Carat? Push Present? After I rubbed my eyes, gave my head a shake and downed a shot of [...]

Boys In The Girls’ Change Room – How Old Is Too Old?

By on April 11, 2011
too old for the changeroom

When friends of ours from London, ON took a recent trip to Toronto, their boys, ages six and three, were ecstatic at the idea of playing in the hotel’s pool. But when their mom, Elaine brought the boys into to the women’s change room to get into their swim trunks, a sign she saw on [...]

Lullaby Improv 101

By on January 24, 2011
Lullaby Improv 101

My children have no idea what an awful singer I am. Because they are still very small and I still retain God-like status in their eyes (and ears), they, in opposition of the rest of the free world, enjoy hearing me sing, and encourage me to do it often.  Since they will soon find out [...]

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 [...]

Children, Facebook, and Farmville: Or, How To Put Yourself Into Debt In No Time.

By on April 12, 2010
FarmVille

Next time you stop by to read the updates on your child’s Facebook profile (if you even have access)* check on their farm. No seriously, check it. If it looks a little too bountiful in FarmVille, go through your credit card bill next. *(Ed. note: if they even have a Facebook profile. Seriously. Shouldn’t they [...]

The More Bad Moms Know: Revolver? I Hardly Know Her.

By on December 15, 2009

Ever caught yourself alone with the kids and heard a scary noise? Ever been embarrassed during small talk at the playground because you refered to a rifle as a pistol or a shotgun as a hand gun? Ever heard another mom discussing bullets and only belatedly realizing that she was not talking about formatting documents [...]

This Week In Muppets: Today’s Jake Gyllenhaal Moment Was Brought To You By The Letter RWARR

By on December 14, 2009

This Sesame Street moment is one that you won't mind playing over and over and over again for the kids. You may even catch yourself playing it even when the kids have been in bed for hours. Or even ordering them out of the room so you can watch it in peace.

Not Your Mother’s Nativity Scene

By on December 4, 2009

Christmas time during my childhood was always kicked off by bringing out the nativity scene. My Mom would painstakingly set up her nativity sets, even going as far as to delay bringing in the little baby Jesus or wise men until the big day. We had multiple sets around the homestead, each invoking reverence and [...]

Bad Moms Like To Keep Them Guessing.

By on December 3, 2009
shocked_woman

Have you ever been burned by a sanctimommy in play group, library, or anywhere that that attracts the particularly vicious alpha variety of mom? Have you ever received the continuous, harsh stink-eye or had totally passive-aggressive comments directed at you by strangers in customs, airports, passport offices, medical facility, line-up, or [fill in any place [...]

I’m Kind of Shocked This Hasn’t Happened to Me Yet.

By on November 30, 2009

One of my favourite sites to visit each day is FML.com. Sometimes I can identify with certain FML submissions and sometimes it reminds me that some one, somewhere is having a crappier day than me. Now while this particular FML hasn't happened to me, it made me think it's only a matter of time before [...]

What Would Bad Mother Do: Wild Kingdom Edition

By on November 26, 2009

The Bad Mom Phenomenon spans the species, folks, and here's the proof: a mama squirrel recently made it known that you do NOT tangle with mama squirrel. A dog who attacked her baby squirrel learned that size doesn't matter when it comes to threats towards family.