Teenage Car Safety: Bad Moms Have A Few Ideas

By on June 29, 2011
Teenage Driver

Last week, I had the pleasure of heading to Dearborn, MI to check out some of the new trends that Ford is putting in them there motorcars. (I also got to drag race an F150, but that’s another story altogether). As a Mom, my interests in cars have naturally changed. No more are things like [...]

Why Is Your School Asking About My Vagina?

By on June 8, 2011
Newborn

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 Moms Know How To Play

By on June 6, 2011
Brain Development

Yes, sometimes, I use the fact that my kid loves to play by herself to my advantage. I stuff her in front of her work table, her toy farm, her coloring books, her beach toys in the back yard, her whatever, and let her go to town while I just get shit done. I write, [...]

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

By on June 2, 2011
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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 Love Living Visually Through Instagram

By on May 27, 2011
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I take a lot of photos of my kids. A lot of photos of my kids. More than I know what to do with. More than I can fit on my blog or in a Twitter stream or on my Facebook page or even in a good old fashioned hold-in-your-hands photo album. My life is, [...]

7 Reasons Why Bad Moms Love Universal Studios

By on May 26, 2011
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So, last week I packed up the family and we went to Orlando, Florida, where we did NOT go to Disney World (that was last month), but instead went to Universal Orlando Resort, which, truth be told, is not a place that I would have ever really thought of going, except for maybe to go [...]

Bad Moms And Bad Computers Get Up To No Good

By on May 22, 2011
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My computer gets up to no good sometimes. I can’t really stop it or control it; it’s like she (of course she’s a she) has a mind of her own and there are just some days and evenings and mornings and afternoons when she demands – demands – that we not work and before you [...]

Cheers Mariah! Bad Moms, Alcohol and Breastfeeding

By on May 17, 2011
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According to SheKnows.com, 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 [...]

Is what you want, always what you want?

By on May 17, 2011
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I settle in, coffee at easy reach right next to hand, lemon-cranberry scone at the other. Window seat at the local Starbucks, sponging off the ‘free” wifi which comes only in exchange for paying their ludicrous prices for a cuppa. 70s funk wafting through the speakers. Laptop fully charged, creative juices more or less poised. [...]

Bad Moms Have Birthdays Coming Up And Need New Computers (HINT HINT HINT)

By on May 13, 2011
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My birthday is coming up next week. I tell you this, because you might want to get me something, and I think that it’s important that you know that I do not want flowers. And by ‘you’, I mean my husband, so, honey, if you’re reading this? PAY ATTENTION. Here’s what I want: power. I [...]

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 [...]

The ROI Of Your Mom

By on May 9, 2011
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I should have had this up before Mother’s Day, I know, but I guess that just says something about my ROI as a blogger. Thank god I’ve still got my motherhood to fall back on. I have to say, I’m a bit surprised that ‘years of ass-wiping and potty-training’ = ‘turning you into a functional, [...]

This Mother’s Day, You Can Find Me In My Mom Cave

By on May 6, 2011
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I wrote a post the other day at Her Bad Mother about what I really wanted for Mother’s Day – I wrote the post, actually, to accompany a Momversation episode that I did addressing the same issue – in which I claimed that I was a Mother’s Day  curmudgeon and that all I wanted was [...]

The Guide To Mother’s Day For Bad Dads And Everyone Else Everywhere

By on May 5, 2011
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Hey, Mother’s Day is this weekend! And while all the Good Moms will smile and say it’s totally OK if you forgot Mother’s Day, or if you’ve booked a golf trip all day, or if her Mother’s Day is being spent at your Mother’s house where she will be subjected to passive-aggressive jabs and jell-o [...]

Elmo Does Late Night

By on May 4, 2011

Why Elmo hasn’t been on the Daily Show, I don’t know – maybe they’re holding out for Big Bird – but his appearance on Jimmy Fallon was pretty awesome: Come to think of it, maybe Elmo isn’t a good fit for the Daily Show. Maybe Elmo’s more of a Colbert guy. Hard to say. In [...]