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]

How to Treat Your Chaperone

How to treat your chaperone, according to tweens!

Those of you who follow my social media channels may recall that I spent 2 days chaperoning my son’s 6th grade field trip to Toronto. My duties entailed riding a humongous motor coach for approximately 12 hours and escorting my group of four kids through one fort, one legislative assembly, one museum, one gigantic tower, [Read More]