One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa discuss New Year’s resolutions and try not to be super judgy about them! Plus, Batman helps a 3-year-old poop on the potty, Theresa finds out why blender lids exist, and we speak with comedian W. Kamau Bell about canceling tour dates to be home with his wife and young family.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate that brings feelings of cheer and MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF STRESS! Biz and Theresa discuss why the holidays can make even the most innocent of comments about your kids or your parenting style sound like you are the worst parent on the planet. Plus helpful tips on how to survive, Biz confirms a new mother’s worst fears that it actually is hard, and Theresa proves to be more fun than a Disney movie. Brooklyn artist Jenny Williams joins us to talk about her new book What My Daughter Wore and about keeping our creativity going after having kids.

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Biz and Theresa want to know why we feel like crazy people when we worry about everything? Just relax, already! Clearly the vacation is going to pack itself! Plus, Biz reveals that french-kissing robots keep her marriage strong, Theresa gets fooled by her momentarily nice kid, and we talk with Gina Sampaio of Sister Serendip who informs us that even adoptive parents can be assholes sometimes!

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On A Very Special Thanksgiving Episode of One Bad Mother, Biz and Theresa put the attitude in gratitude, only to discover that kids don’t get the concept of empathy and thankfulness on their own. CRAP! More work for us! I mean, thank you for the chance to mold our children into amazing people. Biz triumphantly survives One of the Shittiest Weeks of All Time and Theresa gets judged by her three-year-old. Plus, we talk to Alexandra Metral, one of the organizers of the MIT Breastpump Hackathon! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Biz and Theresa talk about weaning this week, which means there is bonus mom judging! Plus, Theresa really can’t cook and Biz isn’t trying hard enough to be a good mother. Our most uplifting show yet! To lighten the mood we have a special mom breaking down about in-laws! Everyone is doing a great job!

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Biz and Theresa admit we're sometimes in a rut. In fact, as moms we've been in almost every kind of rut there is (other than PODCASTING RUT, obvi). The question is how to get out of them? We propose inventing a new rut that's actually an enjoyable place to be. Plus, Biz gets a free car wash, Theresa discovers a fifth food group called "fruit leathers," and we chat with singer-songwriter (and new mom) Jill Barber, who shares her secret for switching gears between loving mommy and live musician.

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Biz and Theresa discover the answer to the question, “Who is the first birthday for anyway?” It's us! So, where's our bounce house? Biz’s younger self is disgusted with her older self’s view on Halloween candy, Theresa may have a screw loose when it comes to finding appropriate toys for her children to play with, and we ask you to declare if you are Team Pouch or Team Dirty Banana. Plus, we talk making mom friends (and dad friends!) with one of the creators of MomMeetMom.

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On a very special Halloween episode of One Bad Mother, we talk zombie-apocalypse-readiness! (...A.K.A. emergency preparedness!) Clearly, we are prepared to have a three-day-supply of water and eat people. Theresa solves bedwetting forever and Biz spins a genius moment out of anything that will spin. Plus, we summon the ghost of John Hodgman to judge us as moms, only to discover that the real monster is the creator of baby food puree pouches!

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On a Very Special MaxFunWeek episode of One Bad Mother, Biz and Theresa seek forgiveness. Why is it so easy to forgive the people we love, but not ourselves? Plus, Katy Belle is in love, Theresa is not a monster, and best of all we talk with Dave Shumka of Stop Podcasting Yourself and his wonderful wife, Abby, who is her own person, about life with their brand new baby.

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Biz and Theresa wonder what you're supposed to do when you can’t take the time for yourself that everyone wants you to take unless you have the baby with you. Is it possible to have restorative time for ourselves...while we're with our babies? Plus, kissing in kindergarten, everyone is being a dick to mom, and we talk with Lisa Mourgess about parenting techniques, homeschooling, Down syndrome, and what it's like to have seven kids. 
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