One Bad Mother

This week, Biz is joined by her husband, Stefan, while Theresa enjoys her new baby. We talk about merging holiday traditions once you have kids. Turns out we may not have ever addressed it...on a podcast seems like a good time to do it. Cough. Plus, we're joined by former Barnum and Bailey clown and yarn lover, Marni Zalben, who enlightens us that being honest with relatives may solve the holiday guilt issues. 

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Biz and Theresa discuss social media and parenting, from over-sharing to privacy settings to ignoring the fear that the internet is going to ruin your child's life. (I know my child is a genius but I did post that picture of her shitting in the tub, soooooo...life ruined?) Biz suggests the best way to get over the fear of not always being there for your child is to sit on them...forever. And, we talk with Kelle Hampton of the blog Enjoying The Small Things, who learned when she gave birth to a daughter with Down syndrome that honesty is the best tool a parent has.

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Biz and Theresa talk about the pressure to potty train and offer very little insight into anything that might actually work. Does "she no longer pees on me or the good rug" count as training? We also talk to comedienne and singer-songwriter Adira Amram who not only sings our Mom Song but is a new mom herself!

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Biz and Theresa talk about birth control and prove, once again, we are IN NO WAY the authorities on anything. But at least we don't tell you breastfeeding is a form of birth control! Theresa has last-minute regrets about not spending more money to make her natural birth more natural and Biz gets her haunted cradle set up. Plus, we talk with Julie of the I Like Beer And Babies blog and we admit we like her, beer, and babies. 

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This week we talk about crapping your pants because you're scared rather than just because you're 3 years old. Theresa asks the Great Pumpkin for a pregnancy hiatus, Biz loves Halloween, and we talk with Amy Storch, aka Amalah, the hilarious and insightful advice giver of Mom Smackdown. Plus, Biz predicts that by the time this show airs Theresa will have a baby!

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Biz and Theresa review and discuss two very different movies about childbirth. We aren't sure which was more painful to watch...the fiction or the nonfiction movie. We also remember that we forgot to say something nice about siblings on our sibling show, and Theresa gets annoyed.

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Biz and Theresa talk about how GREAT Biz looks (really great) and we share our birth plans as if we will actually have any real control over anything ever again. We are joined by returning guest Alice Bradley, co-author of Let's Panic About Babies, to discuss all the perks of the final days of pregnancy. Example? Touching by strangers.

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Biz and Theresa announce we are pre-recording some shows in anticipation of our new babies (you're welcome), Theresa has a close call, and we talk about siblings. Are they worth the beatings? Then our fears of the emotional tolls of a second child on the first are erased when we talk with Jane Roper, author of Double Time, and mom to twins. 

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Biz and Theresa try to figure out why babies may add strain to a relationship and how to help prevent it. Hint: Don't have a baby. Biz discovers that four-year-olds may not "get it" when you try to prepare them for major life changes and we enjoy the music and conversation of comedian and singer-songwriter Shayna Ferm.

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Biz and Theresa talk about preschool biting and Biz's growing lack of patience. Why don't kids understand they are driving you crazy? You tell them enough. Plus, we talk with Deesha Philyaw, co-author of Co-Parenting 101. The Brady Bunch it ain't.

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