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Glue Gun, Pom Poms and Googly Eyes: Props for Mother of the Year medal

September 21, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet That is: if your kids, like mine, don’t know any better… My kids are ok.  They don’t know any other way of living. I say this often.  Sometimes, I am merely being sarcastic, and self-deprecating.  (Ha. Like that’s a surprise…)  Sometimes, I am being dead serious… I didn’t realize we were poor until the […]


As a 1930s wife, I am…

September 1, 2009 random

Tweet 22 As a 1930s wife, I am Very Poor (Failure) Take the test! Sheesh! You think you can do better?  Take the test yourself!

My mommy cooks. My mommy cleans. My mommy loves me.

June 8, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet It is almost a month since Mother’s Day and therefore I figure it is safe to ruminate out loud what I thought when I saw these loving and lovable pictures drawn by my 6 year old, with lots of love, without the risk of being accused as mean-spirited, bitter, spoiled, jaded, or worse, unfit-to-be-a-mother… […]

A volcano of love… tis the cross for me to bear

June 7, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.” – Juliet Always thought this is one of the most beautiful descriptions of what it means to really love someone. (By the way, Romeo is an idiot. Juliet […]

What have I done to my children? My pet germ…

May 31, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet 6yo was slaving over a project this morning, and he proudly showed it to me… It made me laugh. And then pause. And then laugh some more. He even named his pet "No. 17"…

I GTalked my kid to ask him what he would like for breakfast today…

May 23, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet As over-thinking, ironically introspective, neurotic, obsessively over-analytical as I am, this incident strikes me as seminal. SEMINAL. Mark it on the calendar. We have all seen those cartoons, parodying the increasing importance of texting in the life of teens and even preteens, showing kids texting each other while sitting next to each other on […]


“You are not going to heaven because you are a bad mommy.” Religion? Yikes!

January 17, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet This was not said in a huff or a tantrum. This was said matter-of-factly, more an observation than an accusation. A conclusion drawn by my 6-year-old because, well, he has noticed that we do not go to church on a regular basis. We are not particularly religious although both of our boys were baptized […]

“I wish Mary Poppins is my mom…”

January 13, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet The other day when my 6-year-old was very frustrated with me for saying NO to most of his requests, he sighed and said with longing, “I wish Mary Poppings is my mom.” Startled but not offended, laughingly I said, “Yeah, I wish she were your mom too.” He in turn was shocked by my non-reactive […]

Mom redeemed herself from being the Worst Mom of the Year…

November 4, 2008 no manual for parenting

Tweet … by dumpster diving for child’s missing homework! Thank goodness they are not perfect…

Questions I ask myself every day (No.1)

November 3, 2008 no manual for parenting

Tweet Just because I am aware of my inadequacy as a mother, I am able to make fun of myself and I give myself the title “Bad Mommy of the Year”, does it absolve me for doing a bad job bringing up my children? If I call myself out as a criminal, does it make […]