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Their Bad Mother

Their Bad Mother

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Catherine Connors is a mother, writer and recovering academic who traded the lecture hall for the playroom and discovered that university students and preschoolers have much the same attention span. She still dips her toes into academic waters by writing the occasional scholarly article about the place of motherhood in Western philosophy, but mostly now she changes diapers and wipes noses and indulges in long reflections on whether Yo Gabba Gabba is a harbinger of the decline of western civilization. Oh, and she blogs: in addition to Bad Mother blogging at BeliefNet, she is, among other things, the author of HerBadMother.com, the moderator of Her Bad Mother’s Basement, the co-founder and co-editor of WeCovet, a contributing writer/editor at MamaPop and BlogHer, and most recently (deep breath) founder of and contributor to Canada Moms Blog. And in her spare time… oh, wait. She doesn’t have spare time. But she’s okay with that.

The Attack Of The Fifty-Foot Baby

posted by Catherine Connors

WonderBaby, Future Ruler of the Known and Unknown Universe has grown. . Doesn’t even fit in the picture… And as she has grown in size, so has she grown in strength, and with the increase in strength has come an […]

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Coming Attractions

posted by Catherine Connors

Coming soon to a blog near you!

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Blog-Bashing Spelling Fascist Meanie Trolls: Turn Back Now

posted by Catherine Connors

So… This may mean absolutely nothing to many of you out there in the blogosphere, but Rebecca Eckler has a mommy blog. (FYI this post is not about Rebecca Eckler. There’s a segue coming. Bear with me.) (Oh, and if […]

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Incoherent Oscar Rambling, Just Because

posted by Catherine Connors

1. Michelle Williams. Okay, so we all know about how Heidi Klum was strutting her Victoria’s Secret behind mere minutes after giving birth, but she’s not of this planet. Michelle Williams, on the other hand? Not from Planet Vicki’s, gave […]

My Girl

posted by Catherine Connors

Before Baby was born, I was more or less indifferent as to whether I would have a boy or a girl. The things that I was wishing for in a child – beyond good health – were pretty gender-neutral: keen […]

Getting Back To Business

posted by Catherine Connors

A random sampling of current events chez Baby… The Good News: 1) Mommy’s first foray back into her pre-mommy world was, despite the anticipatory angst, just fine. Felt GOOD, in fact. (The post-labour holes in the brain are not so […]

Mommy Steps, Baby Steps

posted by Catherine Connors

Today, I take my first hesitant steps back out into the non-mommy world. They are really little steps, because it’s only a few hours a week, and it’s very short-term. But still. I. Am. Stressed. I’m going to complete the […]

The Amazing Race, Babies And Cats Edition

posted by Catherine Connors

(There has been much activity here at Baby Headquarters, and so much to report on: swaddle busts! parties! cat chases! One hardly knows where to begin. But since we have to portion out stories this week – Mommy returns tomorrow, […]

May The (Dolly) Force Be With You

posted by Catherine Connors

Over at the Blogfathers’ site, there’s been some discussion about the evil that lurks at Toys’R’Us. But really, hello? The Death Star of toy stores? It’s ALL evil. And we’re ALL, at one time or another, sucked into its Tractor […]

Yah know I loves yah cuz your feets so big

posted by Catherine Connors

Ah, the feets… A perfectly executed Fourth Position (in grand plié, not shown) … the feets, the feets. The lovely, lovely oversized feets. What more can be said of them, really, other than that they are kissable, munchable, and adorable […]

Keepin’ It Real

posted by Catherine Connors

We have, my friends, crossed the Rubicon. My determination to have a baby-friendly home that was nonetheless free of all that is garish and plastic has received its final blow. Behold, the Exersaucer: Yeah, okay, she’s a LITTLE bit challenged […]

Swaddling: A Love Story

posted by Catherine Connors

The swaddle gods, they are laughing. Oh, how they laugh. I have endeavoured to overcome; I have given up; I have endeavoured again. I have given up again. I have embraced the swaddle, I have cursed the swaddle, and I […]

About A Boob: Postscript

posted by Catherine Connors

To yesterday’s post. Just cuz, well, there’s always more to say. And today I don’t really have anything new to say. So, POSTSCRIPT… Yesterday’s booby blog can be taken as Exhibit A, solid evidence that motherhood turns perfectly respectable thinking […]

About A Boob

posted by Catherine Connors

Boob discovery #1: Baby is getting bored of the boobies. Not the lovely meals that issue forth from the boobies, which she insists upon having at the ready, but the booby itself. Once upon a time (two weeks ago) she […]

To Swaddle, Or Not To Swaddle: That Question And Other Nonsense

posted by Catherine Connors

It has now been fully six days since I last set foot in the outside world. This whole hunkered-down-with-the-sick thing is starting to wear a little thin. I’m actually feeling a little better, thank you very much, which is sort […]

The Best Things Don’t Come Easy

posted by Catherine Connors

So, this whole new motherhood thing is, like, really hard. I know that it’s extra-difficult right now because of the whole head cold thing. Which, by the way, I passed on to Baby, even though a) I disinfected my germy […]

The Swaddle Diaries! Now With More Footnote Action!

posted by Catherine Connors

Because ruminating about swaddling is all that I’m capable of during this dark dark time that is THE HEAD COLD. So, the swaddle update: When last I swaddle-ranted, I swore to just resign myself to the swaddle and shut up […]

Valentine’s Day Is For Lovers

posted by Catherine Connors

I couldn’t let the day go by without putting out my Valentine to the world: Because, OMG, she is the personification of love. Sweeter than any box o’ chocolates (which, if anyone is taking notes: I wouldn’t say no to […]

So This Is Love

posted by Catherine Connors

Last week, I sucked mucus out of Baby’s nose. You heard me right. Sucked it right out. No, I did not do this for fun. Anybody out there that knows me knows that I am the most prissy girl EVER […]

Pass The Nyquil

posted by Catherine Connors

‘Cause it’s not as though there wasn’t enough mucus in my life already, what with the excessive spit-up and drool and all. There’s gotta be snot, too. Just to round things out. And not just baby snot, either (which I […]

Life Lessons, And A Footnote Extravaganza!

posted by Catherine Connors

As has been well-documented in these virtual pages, Baby’s best friend and Head of Security (Toy Detail) has, for some weeks now, been Whoozit. Baby and Whoozit have been inseparable, and Whoozit has been an integral part of Baby’s governing […]

What Mommy Has In Common With Baby

posted by Catherine Connors

Mommy’s clothes fit that way, too. Originally posted at Her Bad Mother, 2006. Copyright Catherine Connors 2006 – 2009.

My Little Swedish Meatball

posted by Catherine Connors

I can’t believe that it’s taken me, like, 4 days to get around to posting this, but here it is: Baby had her first trip to Ikea last weekend! Dudes! Never mind the room full of grotty plastic balls – […]

The Mom Might Be Crazy

posted by Catherine Connors

The Husband reads my blog during the day when he’s at work. He says that it’s a bit weird sometimes to be getting the lowdown on his daughter’s development and his wife’s well-being from the Internet, but whatever. It’s not […]

The Beginning Of A Beautiful Relationship

posted by Catherine Connors

Today, Baby is three months old. Or 12 weeks, which doesn’t translate exactly into three months on the calendar, but you get the picture. She’s a big girl now! Which is to say, according to Karp and others who argue […]

A Baby A Day Keeps The Hasselhoff Away

posted by Catherine Connors

To get that bad, bad taste out of your mouth, and to help you to purge your souls of the grim evil that is David Hasselhoff – which I take full responsibility for, having foisted it upon you in my […]

The Decline Of Western Civilization

posted by Catherine Connors

To which I am contributing by posting the following. I warn you – once you view this YOU CAN NEVER GO BACK. It’s kinda like doing acid, but not in the happy everyone’s-a-Muppet! kind of way (I know, I have […]

Or Maybe, You Know, DON’T Read The Book

posted by Catherine Connors

Sometimes, kids, you don’t have to read the book. What this means for you, my regular listeners – disregard my last post IN ITS ENTIRETY. I take it all back. Once I removed my head from the wall that I […]

Why You Should Always Read The Book

posted by Catherine Connors

I was in school for, like, forever. So I know a thing or two about books. And I was in school so long that they let me teach people who haven’t been in school as long as I was, and […]

The Swaddle Diaries, Part Bajillion

posted by Catherine Connors

FOUR TIMES IN ONE NIGHT. This is not (sadly) what it sounds like. What it is – four times BUSTING OUT OF SWADDLE. Or rather, as I discovered in the dark hours of the dawn this morning, wriggling out of […]

That’s My Grrl!

posted by Catherine Connors

My Baby rocks. I know, I’m supposed to say that (or something like it), ’cause I’m her mother, but seriously. She. Rocks. We went to our first ‘activity’ today, a baby-toddler drop-in program at a nearby library, which is basically […]

Why I Love My Husband

posted by Catherine Connors

The Husband was a total prince this morning – as he always is, but especially so whenever schedule and circumstance allow him to linger around home at high-baby-traffic times – and took over breakfast duty with Baby so as to […]

Toyz In Tha ‘Hood, The Sequel

posted by Catherine Connors

Further to yesterday’s post… 1) Why Notorious C.O.W.? Because, hell, look at him. Just one big rockin’ head. He’s clearly the heavy of the bunch. And because Notorious P.I.G. would just have been too obvious, you know? 2) Yes, that […]

Toyz In Tha ‘Hood

posted by Catherine Connors

Baby’s got a new best friend. Ok, well, she’s got a lot of best friends, all in a rotating cycle of preference. The top dog best friend of the moment, however, is Whoozit. Whoozit is like this reject from the […]

‘Cause motherhood’s gonna require some hard drinkin’…

posted by Catherine Connors

So she bust out of the swaddle twice last night. I wasn’t going to start the blog this way again, but couldn’t help myself. It’s driving me crazy. I’ve seriously got to let this issue go. ‘Cause if I was […]

The Swaddle Diaries

posted by Catherine Connors

Day 77… Night before last, swaddle intact. Last night, busted out once. I think that the score is just about even. Ha. Who am I kidding? I lost the battle of wills with my daughter about 10 seconds after she […]

Bustin’ Loose

posted by Catherine Connors

She bust out of her swaddle three times last night. THREE. And not just any ordinary swaddle – we’re talking Miracle Blanket swaddle, which is to say, full-on baby straightjacket. She’s done this before – the Husband swears that she […]

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