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Bad Moms – They’re Just Like Us

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There was a lot of fabulousness during the Bad Moms movie junket – facials, hair, makeup and mimosas!  But the best part of the event was hearing Kathryn Hann, Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate and Annie Mumolo tell funny mom-fail stories.

Kathryn Hahn and Mila Kunis talk about their mom fails at the Bad Moms Junket in Los Angeles. (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Kathyn Hahn had a good one about her son when he was about 6-months old. “I keep making him younger as it goes to kind of make me feel better, ” she joked to a group of parenting bloggers at the SLS Hotel earlier this month. Her baby was crying and crying and she couldn’t figure out why. She checked his fingers, his toes and couldn’t figure it out until finally she went to change his diaper.

“…one of my hairs had wrapped itself around his nuts like five times,” she said. “Almost castrated my child. That was a good moment, she says, downing her mimosa.”

Every mom has done something that they feel terribly guilty about. That’s kind of what Bad Moms is about. Mila Kunis plays Amy, a young working mom juggling her kids’ lives, her husband’s affair and her own guilt about not being everything to everybody. I thought Bad Moms was hilarious – dirty, boozy and over-the-top – so funny!

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Kunis, who is married to Ashton Kutcher, has a 21-month-old daughter. She told a story that is every mom’s nightmare.

“. So, Wyatt was like at 7, 8-months-old, and I was driving to visit my husband at work. And driving with an 8-month-old for a couple hours is like going on a road trip.” She packed up her car with everything she’d need in case something went wrong. “And I was like, ‘I did it!’ I put her in the car. Like, I high five myself. I’m driving down the 101. And I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I’m doing really good today.’ And she was being really quiet, and I was like, oh, let me look in the rearview mirror to make sure everything’s okay. And I look, and she’s happy as can be, but just not nearly strapped in.”

“And I was like, oh, f..k me. And I’m on the 101, and she’s just like blah, like fine in her car seat, nothing, no strap whatsoever. And I think I just turned white,” she said. She calmly pulled over, crawled in the back seat and continued driving, vowing to never, ever tell anyone what happened. “I literally pull up to my husband’s work and just burst out crying.”

And what mother hasn’t burst out crying after spending a day with their a new baby?

Annie Mumolo and Christina Applegate at the Bad Moms press junket in Los Angeles

For Christina Applegate, her guilt comes from missing sleep. The mornings are hard and she tries to be pleasant to her daughter in the morning, but it’s not always easy when your woken up before the alarm. “So, I’m trying to be kinder in the mornings, and I also say to her you do have a father. He’s on the other side of the bed. He knows where the scissors are as well.”

Moms constantly beat themselves up. She had some great advice for moms who are giving themselves a hard time.

Cut yourself some slack,” she said.  “I love this saying from my kid’s karate class … that practice makes progress because perfection is not something you can obtain. And it’s okay to fail. It’s okay to fail in front of your kids. It teaches them that that’s how life goes and to not hold yourself to such insane, unrealistic standards in life because life’s going to throw crap at you all the time. It’s about how you get back up and how you keep moving on, and I think that’s what we’re trying to say in this movie.”

The movie is also about how moms need time with the ladies to relax and do something for mom instead of mom doing something for someone else. Bad Moms treated the bloggers at the junket to a day at the SLS spa. During the junket, there were 10 minute massages from Zeel mobile Massage, hair and makeup, gift bags and Suja juice. If this is what being a Bad Mom is like I think I can get used to it. A couple of us had our picture taken to celebrate our fun afternoon. That’s me on the left.

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Bad Moms opens on Friday.

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