9 Moms Reveal Their Most Rebellious 'Bad Girl' Moment

9 Moms Reveal Their Most Rebellious 'Bad Girl' Moment

Because how often do you truly get to buck conventional ‘mommy’ expectations?


By Marisa Torrieri Bloom

On a day-to-day basis, my regular tasks include making three toddler-approved healthy meals, shuttling two often-cranky little ones to and from day care, folding countless tiny shirts, snuggling, and many other such responsibilities. It’s certainly a far cry from the days when I sang and played guitar in a rock band, stayed up till 3 a.m. to hang out with friends, or drank too much coffee without fear that a nursing 14-month-old would have severe bouts of insomnia.

While I love being a mom much more than being a free-spirited, child-free young woman, I still pine for those “bad girl” days.

Here, 9 cool moms share their best “bad girl” moments -- those times when they rebelled against convention and did something unexpected (of moms, that is).

1. “I went white water rafting! It was such a rush and honestly, I might have felt like a mega mom, because my kids know almost all my fears, and they were in awe that I had worked so hard to overcome a huge phobia.” -- Leah W., Spokane, Washington

2. “I bleached my hair completely white when it was past my shoulders to be a platinum blonde. My kids told me I looked like a scary witch, so I had to color it back again.” -- Jill E., Ontario, Canada

3. “I joined a roller derby team.” -- Jessica B., San Diego, California

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4. “I'm a 28-year-old mother of a toddler and wasn't quite ready to resign myself to the stereotype of mom jeans and frumpy hair. So, I decided to color my hair crazy colors. First, I did bright purple and hot pink, then purple and blue, then purple, blue, and green. I don't regret it one bit and still keep a couple streaks of hot pink in for fun. I think it'll be rad to look back at these pictures when I'm older and show my son how mommy was hardcore!” -- Sarah B., Ormond Beach, Florida

5. “For my daughter's 16th birthday, I took her and a friend to Bonnaroo in Tennessee. We saw the Decemberists, Mumford and Sons, My Morning Jacket, Florence and the Machine, Sarah McLachlan, and (my favorite) the reunion of Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills and Neil Young. We camped out and had a great time, although my daughter did complain about having to sleep in a tent on the ground.” -- Judy N., Wilmington, North Carolina

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6. “In my late 30s, I completely rejected the status quo and started lifting weights. In the years since, that one decision has transformed not only my body, but my career. I now have a well-known fitness and health blog, a sizable social media following, and am making huge waves in the fitness industry.” -- Amber R., Oakland, California

7. “My ‘bad ass’ moment while being a mommy had to be the time I was over eight months pregnant and got my shotgun/rifle permit [and] two family antiques -- a double barrel shotgun and a rifle, each over a century old. [I had] one in each hand, with a mommy-to-be belly bigger than Santa. It was like the parting of the Red Sea. Everyone, including the police, just stood back.” -- Stephanie A., New York City

8. “The one that sticks out in my mind is a couple years ago I attended a three-day music festival in Delaware called Firefly. I left my daughter with her father and headed out with about nine of my girlfriends for three days of festival camping and music. It was fantastic; we stayed up until 2 a.m. every night and rocked out to awesome bands. Then, I went back to my life of laundry and softball practice afterwards.” -- Abbey F., Belleville, New Jersey

9. “I played bass in an all-girl Motley Crue tribute band called Girls Girls Girls. When my son was 1 and 1/2, we decided to have a reunion show, and right after I agreed to do it, I got pregnant with my second child. As a result, I actually played the reunion show while six months pregnant.” -- Patricia N., New York City

What was your best bad girl rebel moment?


Marisa Torrieri Bloom is a freelance writer and guitar teacher who lives with her husband and two young sons in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Image ©iStock.com/rootby


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