Our Summer Adventures So Far

Our Summer Adventures So Far included a weekend at a camper cabin. So luxurious compared to a tent!

It feels like only 10 minutes ago that we wrapped up another school year and switched gears for summer camp. Yet, here we are, officially knee deep in summer! As Ferris Beuller so eloquently puts it, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around for a while, you could miss it.” So I’m stopping now [Read More]

Hearing These Five Sounds Mean You’re a Mom

Hearing these five sounds, such as the lip-smacking of a hungry newborn, mean you're a mom! Come see if you agree with these sounds of motherhood.

I used to cry when I heard it. The smacking of teeny, tiny newborn lips. My ravaged, raw breasts — trying so hard to get the hang of breastfeeding a newborn — would clench defensively. Together with the hungry cry, the wet cry, the poopy cry, and the gassy cry, that lip-smacking sound announced to [Read More]

12 Things I’ve Learned in 12 Years as a Parent

Check out these 12 funny, true, and sweet things I've learned in my 12 years as a parent. Do you agree with these lessons?

July marks my “Mamaversary”, the anniversary of when I became a mom. My son turns 12 and I can’t help but look back in wonder at the last dozen years of parenting and reminisce about all that I’ve learned. Nor can I refuse the urge to share with you all that I’ve learned. Here are my words [Read More]

Experienced Bad Mom’s Guide to School-age Summer Fun

35 Summer Fun Activities for School-age kids as found on experiencedbadmom.com

Summer is finally here in our neck of the woods! As I write this, I’m picturing lazy summer days and nights ahead, filled with family time and magical experiences. Yeah, right. My kids, ages 11 and 8, were bored and/or fighting over absolutely INANE stuff within 45 minutes of school ending. What’s a mom to do? [Read More]

Experienced Bad Mom, Dream Crusher

Experienced Bad Mom, the Dream Crusher!

“Mom, I NEED to take gymnastics,” stated my daughter, 8. She was out in the backyard doing cartwheels. “You already took gymnastics,” I replied casually. “Mom, no, everyone I know is taking gymnastics. I want to do gymnastics so bad.” “You already took gymnastics,” I repeated. “Once, when you were in preschool. And then just [Read More]

Five Fun Family Flicks to Watch with Tweens

Five Fun Family Flicks to Watch with Tweens according to ExperiencedBadMom.com. You'll love watching these family-friendly PG movies with your school-age kids.

“How about Shrek?” I asked my eleven-year-old son. I held up the DVD case splashed with the picture of the lovable green ogre. “Mom,” he replied. “NO.” “What’s wrong with Shrek?” I queried. We were going through our DVDs, trying to pick G- or PG-rated movies that his class could watch on the bus during [Read More]