Bad Moms Admit Exhaustion

By on August 15, 2011
Screaming toddler

Three two year olds. Three days. One roof. Are you reaching for the wine yet? (Which, by the way, my toddler demanded at dinner the other night. Looked right at the waitress and said, “I need more wine!” Epic parenting fail.) We retreated to a cottage for the weekend with friends who have two year [...]

Is what you want, always what you want?

By on May 17, 2011

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. [...]

It’s OK, Your Gender Preference Has Scientific Merit

By on April 25, 2011
Two Girls

This just in: families with two girl children come out on top in the happiness lottery. Yes, it appears to be true, says a study out of the UK this fine morning: When families of all child-arrangements, boys, girls, one child, many children, a veritable lottery of child picks are surveyed, the families that seem [...]

Bad Moms Get The Cold Shoulder

By on April 18, 2011
Rubber Boots and Toddler Hugs

Yes, we are those parents who ditch the kids with Grandma in order to go have fun by ourselves. Yes, I know there are plenty of parents who don’t leave their kids with anybody until they’re 16. Yes, I know that there are plenty of parents who”ve never spent a night apart, never left anybody [...]

Bad Moms Love Sick Babies

By on February 15, 2011
sick kids

My daughter is now, after three days, beginning to get over some fever-cold-random-virus sickness. I have to confess that she is kind of adorable when she’s sick.  I also have to admit that she doesn’t get that from me. I wouldn’t want to be around me when I’m sick.  I’m whiny and demanding and desperate [...]

They Don’t Tell You You’ll Lose Your Edge

By on February 7, 2011
Persona non grata.

I might be a bad mom, but I’ve totally gone soft. I used to swear by True Crime TV. Law and Order in all its flavours. CSI in all its locales. And Criminal Minds, that one-step-removed-from-torture-porn series with all the cutie FBI agents, was a weekly ritual (Ha. Get it? Ritual, like serial killers have [...]

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 Refuse To Buy Good Toys

By on January 4, 2011
Kicking it Old School

The gift giving season is officially over for the next few months in my house. Thank God. Now that it’s over, I can tell you what a jerk I’ve been. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, we really scaled back on how many presents we bought our kids for Christmas this year.  (And, [...]

Bad Moms Don’t Miss Their Kids

By on November 15, 2010
i love my family - i just don't miss them

I have a confession to make: I very rarely miss my kids when I’m out of town. I am not that mom who is eager to get back home or who is always calling to make sure everything is OK while I’m away.  I’m the mom who assumes that someone will call if there is [...]

Bad Moms Are Afraid, Very Afraid

By on November 3, 2010

This post (with some changes) was previously posted on my personal blog BORED Mommy, June 26, 2009. I fear things – many things. Having kids really made me aware of just how many things I’m afraid of. I blame the children – it’s just easier. I try to play it cool with the children, but [...]

A Bad Mom In Search Of A Movement

By on November 2, 2010
in search of a mommy label

If I have PMS, I will tell you that I have never really fit in anywhere.  If I do not have PMS, I might suggest that I defy labels.  My awesome is simply too big for a box.  I am misfit, hear me roar! However you describe it, the bottom line is that I do [...]

One Bad Mom’s Trash Can Confession

By on October 28, 2010

I have a confession. I eat out of the trashcan. But only the one in my kitchen. It’s not like I’m some gross person who eats out of other people’s trashcans. Now that would be disgusting. Before you get all Judgy McJudgerson on me, there’s a reasonably good explanation why I do this. My family [...]

Bad Mom Confession: If I Could Make Out With Me, I Totally Would

By on October 20, 2010
women online marketing

You know how it is that you age on the outside, but on the inside, you still feel like you’re 17? OK, maybe not 17 (Nobody wants to be 17 again. I mean, when you’re 17 every decision you make is based on whether or not you get to have sex at the end of [...]

From The Bad Files: Are iPhones The Devil’s Work Made For Little Hands?

By on September 9, 2010

Excerpted from HBM… biology homework help Jasper loves the iPhone. Jasper loves the iPhone a lot. Jasper loves the iPhone with a passion that exceeds my own, which is saying something, because it is only a slight exaggeration to say that I would save my iPhone before my husband if we were in a sinking [...]

Bad Mom Rant: No Is The New Yes

By on September 8, 2010

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 [...]