Topic: bad parenting

There’s No Such Thing As A “Me First” Mother – She’s Just An A**hole Who Happens To Have A Baby

There's No Such Thing As A "Me First" Mother - She's Just An A**hole Who Happens To Have A Baby

A**holes have babies, too. I  just thought I would put that out there for those of you who are shocked when you see a woman who happens to have a child with her do something inane and totally unreasonable. There was an article in the Daily Mail today called, Rise Of The Me-First MomsI don’t think this is a phenomena we need to be worrying about. More »

Interview With Avital Norman Nathman, Editor Of The Good Mother Myth

Interview With Avital Norman Nathman, Editor Of The Good Mother Myth

A new anthology, The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood To Fit Reality, edited by feminist writer Avital Norman Nathman, aims to dismantle this harmful narrative and open a dialogue about the true reality of mothers, mothering, and the varied experiences of people parenting today. I am a huge fan of Avital and her writing, so I was excited to speak with her about the book, her editing process, and her own relationship to the construct of the “good mother.” More »

An Open Letter To The Mother Who Can’t Keep Her Kid At Her Own Damn Table At The Coffee Shop

An Open Letter To The Mother Who Can't Keep Her Kid At Her Own Damn Table At The Coffee Shop

Your child is cute. But he’s not as cute as the two little beings I actually had sliced from my womb – whom I love more than anything else on the planet and left at home. If I need to get away from them for a few minutes, you can sure as shit be assured that I don’t want to fill my time up playing the “hi” game with your chatty toddler. More »

Cops Bust Up Hard Partying Teen Party, Allegedly Find Hard Partying Mom Peeing On Herself

Cops Bust Up Hard Partying Teen Party, Allegedly Find Hard Partying Mom Peeing On Herself

Cops who make the rounds on these boozy teenage parties probably know the drill. Pull up, rap on the door, and enter a boozy wonderland where 15-year-olds are taking their first stab at rum and cokes. Maybe you find a 13-year-old sibling who tagged along for the ride. Cue stolen liquor and clanky beer bottles. Maybe even some poor youngin’ already craning over the toilet. But when Florida police officers reportedly arrived at a Palm Beach residence to bust up some teenage underage drinking, they also happened upon a 39-year-old mother who was allegedly boozing herself. Is this becoming the latest staple of the underage drinking scene now? The “cool mom”? More »