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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Biz and Theresa talk about judging and how hard it is to avoid being on the recieving and as well as the serving end. Then we talk about jealousy and how that plays into it. We are joined by returning guest Tresa Edmunds, aka Reese Dixon, for a discussion on having a child with special needs and if that in fact makes you or the child "special."

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Biz and Theresa talk about trying to feed our families good things and if that doesn't work, bribing them to eat it. Plus we talk with kitchen living expert Coryanne Ettiene who gives us AMAZING ideas for meal planning and back to school lunches. She is a genius!

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Biz and Theresa talk Mom Friends: who needs them? ...OK, we kinda do. So...how do we make any?

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Biz and Theresa continue their conversation about gender and talk about all the crap you get confronted with after the child is born. Dear Girls: I hope you like pink and cats! Dear Boys: I hope you like guns and NOTHING REMOTELY FEMININE! Plus, we speak with transexual comedian and new mom, Natasha Muse! 

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Biz and Theresa try to figure out what color to paint the womb! (cough) We tackle part one of our look at gender division and how it starts before the baby is even born. We also talk to blogger and full-time dad Chris Routly of DaddyDoctrines.com.

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Biz and Theresa discuss guilt issues. Surprise: Everything makes us feel guilty, including each other! We speak with Tresa Edmunds, aka Reese Dixon, lifestyle blogger, mom, mormon, activist... and that's the stuff we DON'T get to in the interview! This woman has been through it all, except possibly fire. If you need inspiring, Tresa's your woman.
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:14am PST

Biz and Theresa try to decide whether baby showers are fun or stressful and attempt to come up with ways to feel better about the weirdness of opening presents for two hours in front of people. Bonus: Biz yells at you to ENJOY IT! Relaxing. Plus, we talk with comedian Andrea Rosen, star of Nick Mom's Take Me To Your Mother.

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Biz and Theresa confirm we know nothing about the process of adoption and speak with comedian Morgan Brayton about her experience adopting two children.

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Tick, Tick, BOOM! Biz and Theresa try to give advice to a friend about bringing up the big talk to a partner...wanting kids. If only "RUN!" was suitable advice. We also talk with the very funny woman behind "The Honest Toddler," Bunmi Laditan. 

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Biz and Theresa discuss the second trimester and tackle such issues as "feeling great: myth or fact," genetic testing, and all the things we are about to kiss good-bye when the new baby comes. We are joined by Eden Kennedy and Alice Bradley, authors of Let's Panic About Babies.

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Biz and Theresa discuss what makes people feel they can talk to pregnant women about their changing bodies, in particular when they use the word "fat" as something sinister even when making a baby, and how that makes us feel. Hint: Not good. We also talk to the awesome Nicole Knepper, author of  "Moms Who Drink and Swear: True Tales of Loving My Kids While Losing My Mind." 

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Biz gets insulted by her nurse, Theresa has a well deserved Mom Meltdown, we talk about kids' parties and wrap it all up with contemporary romance novelist, Rebecca Rogers Maher. It is just that kind of show this week.

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Biz and Theresa discuss the need for support beyond our own partners and get some wisdom on the topic from singer-songwriter Eleni Mandell who is a single mom to twin toddlers conceived with the use of a sperm donor.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:24pm PST

Biz and Theresa celebrate Father's Day by attempting to disprove the advertising world's assertion that dads are idiots. We talk about our own dads and are joined by our husbands as they share their genius and fails! We call Al Madrigal, comedian, Daily Show Correspondent and host of the podcast Minivan Men, to get his advice on being a dad.

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Biz and Theresa speak with author Anne Kreamer about the science of emotions in the workplace and what happens to our brains after having a baby. And we decide that moms have SUPERBRAINS.

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Biz and Theresa talk about our four-legged babies and all the ways they add joy and unwanted extra noise to our lives with our children. We also speak with actress, blogger, and mom, Cynthia Silver, about losing a pet and fighting reality television.

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Biz and Theresa admit playing with our kids isn't always magical. We also talk with blogger Janelle Hanchett of RenegadeMothering.com. 

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WARNING! This week, Biz and Theresa share their birth stories. If you are even slightly hesitant to hear such personal details, we suggest you go with your instincts and listen to our Mother's Day episode...again. Otherwise, settle in to hear about the miracle of birth in explicit, disturbing detail.

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Biz and Theresa get so sentimental talking about moms and motherhood that we decide to go straight to the source and call our own moms. (Oh, yeah -- and we spend some time blaming/threatening our husbands for not doing enough for us on Mother's Day! Of course.)

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Biz and Theresa reveal some big news and (hint) talk about the first trimester of pregnancy! We also talk with Alice Bradley, one of the authors of Let's Panic About Babies!, who helps us understand what the heck is going on inside of our bodies right now and why IT'S NOT FUNNY AT ALL.

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Biz and Theresa discuss the ever-elusive notion of  "time for yourself" and why it is so important. Hint, it will keep you from killing everyone. We speak with super-crafty mom blogger Natasha of LittlePinkMonster.com who helps us learn that it isn't all about glitter and homemade cat bonnets but more about respecting your limitations and allowing yourself time for you.

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Biz and Theresa share their fears as moms and talk to "The World's Worst Mom" Lenore Skenazy, host of FreeRangeKids.com and author of Free-Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children Without Going Nuts with Worry. Lenore helps us realize what's actually causing us to be so fearful (hint: it isn't actual danger).

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Biz and Theresa peacefully protest the "Mommy Wars" and speak with Janet Casey, founder of TellAnotherMom.com, a movement to support moms.

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Biz and Theresa discuss cell phones and parenting and how, like everything else, it is ruining our children. Why not listen while ignoring your own children? We speak with blogger Jill Cordes, who tries to help us with our personal device addiction, and as always, we share our genius and fail moments of the week.

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Biz and Theresa talk about labor pains and we aren't talking about the ones you have in the delivery room. Division of labor! We are joined by stand up comic Carolyn Castiglia (Babble.com and NickMom) who, in her single mom glory, reminds us we have it pretty easy. 

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Biz and Theresa talk about breastfeeding and manage to stay friends despite all the judging. Then we talk to comedian Marion Oberle who reminds us we aren't the only two moms in the world by sharing how her breastfeeding experiences were not only different from ours but different between her two boys.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:06am PST

Biz and Theresa try to figure out if having a drink at the end of the day is a good idea (guess what we decide) and talk with Laurie Kilmartin, author of Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us.

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Getting pregnant...again. Today on One Bad Mother, Biz and Theresa try to convince themselves getting pregnant again is a good idea and speak to Maternity/Baby/Child Photographer Martha Larson, a new mom, about how hard it is to take pictures of all those babies who can't compare to her own...you know, how the new baby is ruining her business. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:45pm PST

I am not a magical vessel A.K.A. my child is great but I am not doing so well. The official prequel to Episode 1! This show gives you some insight into Biz and Theresa and how this show came about. We discuss how we handled the first year of having a baby, from feeling isolated to feeling uncool to using the baby to ignore all our other problems. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:43pm PST

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