One Bad Mother

It's our holiday gift to ourselves and to you: The First Ever HOLIDAY Genius-Fail Spectacular, With Rants! This week we celebrate the holidays with you and all of your amazing calls. It seems like just the thing to get us through this last push of the holidays. We'll see you #HidingInTheBathroom!

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://www.awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://www.adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode2018520spectacular.120-2012_21_162C2012.1620PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm PDT

Biz and Theresa wonder if we're doing it wrong when it comes to responding to poor behavior. Should we be accommodating of difficult behavior when it's obviously just some kind of developmental stage? Or, by letting things slide, are we creating a world of Veruca Salts? Is it okay to just not enlist in some battles? Plus, Biz experiences the power of The Target Shout-Out and Theresa stresses about giving equal attention to her kids.

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://www.awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://www.adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode2018420-2012_15_162C202.2720PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04am PDT

Biz and Theresa say, "facts schmacts!” Of course sugar makes kids hyper! Who cares if science says otherwise? Of course drool plus fever means teething! No matter that your kid has all her teeth- IT'S TEETHING! Astrology? Ha! Your attempts to deny its accuracy just prove you are a (insert your sign here). Okay, okay, all joking aside, science really is the best. We explore the difference between the “gut truths” that aren’t harmful to anyone and the truths that must be recognized as facts in order to keep us all safe. Plus, Biz is forgetting her homework, Theresa's kids team up for trouble, and we talk to the very cool and very honest Minna Dubin, founder of #MomLists.

#MomLists: http://momlists.tumblr.com/
Twitter: @momlists

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are MTMT Watches and Seedling. OBM listeners can get 15% off plus free shipping and free returns from MVMTwatches.com/mother. And go explore the newest and best-selling collections for yourself or for awesome gifts at Seedling.com. Enter code "BadMother" for $10 off your purchase of $30 or more.

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://www.awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://www.adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode2018320-2012_6_162C207.3920PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01pm PDT

Biz and Theresa think back to what life was like when we were just passengers in the cars of life and are fairly certain there was no way we were distracting to our parents. We then impress each other with our feats of managing small children while driving…who knew you could open granola bars and pitch them over your head perfectly to land in your toddler’s mouth? Plus, Biz fears the new year and Theresa gobbles up the good times!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are MTMT Watches and Seedling. OBM listeners can get 15% off plus free shipping and free returns from MVMTwatches.com/mother. And go explore the newest and best-selling collections for yourself or for awesome gifts at Seedling.com. Enter code "BadMother" for $10 off your purchase of $30 or more.

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://www.awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://www.adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode2018220-2011_29_162C2010.5520AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:50pm PDT

The holidays are here! Biz and Theresa head into the festive season wondering: if we say what concerns us and ask for help and the opportunity to actually enjoy at least some of it... maybe we actually will? If that doesn’t work, there's always #HidingInTheBathroom. Plus, Biz says goodbye to the ant and the stroller, Theresa is faced again with one of the great questions of the universe, and we talk to the very funny and very grounded Carla Naumburg, PhD, author of Ready, Set, Breathe: Practicing Mindfulness With Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family.

Carla Naumburg: http://carlanaumburg.com/
Ready, Set, Breathe: Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family: http://amzn.to/2gHXQ9J
Twitter: @SWMama

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are LEGO and MTMT Watches. OBM listeners can get 15% off plus free shipping and free returns from MVMTwatches.com/mother. You can also check out https://www.pinterest.com/LEGO/.

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://www.awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://www.adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode20181.120-2011_22_162C2011.3620AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:03pm PDT

Biz and Theresa wonder if everyone deserves a trophy or if the cut-and-dry world of "1st, 2nd and 3rd Place" make us stronger. Maybe just the act of having to explain winning and losing to our kids makes us strong enough. Plus, Biz takes it offline, Theresa runs away to the woods, and we get some help from Theresa’s mom, Marriage Family Therapist Beth Hossfeld, on how to go on parenting when we're scared or dealing with crisis.

One Circle Foundation

New York Times Article: Breathe. Exhale. Repeat. The Benefits of Controlled Breathing.

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, by Marshall Rosenberg

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are ThirdLove and Mimi Green.
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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://www.awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://www.adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode20180.120-2011_17_162C2011.3220AM201.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:23pm PDT

You've heard of the "'tween" years, but Biz and Theresa think there's another awkward in-between time that comes earlier and doesn't get as much attention. Those years after infancy but before total kid autonomy...Why didn’t anyone tell us they would be a little repetitive and boring…I mean magical in their own unique way? Plus Biz starts camp early, Theresa stops getting out of her chair and we talk to Seattle based writer Ijeoma Oluo about embracing being wrong.

How To Be Wrong: http://www.theestablishment.co/2016/09/08/how-to-be-wrong/
Ijeoma on Twitter: @IjeomaOluo

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsor this week is ThirdLove. OBM listeners can try a ThirdLove bra for free for 30 days. Just pay $2.99 upfront for shipping - if it’s not your new favorite bra, returns and exchanges are always free. Visit www.thirdlove.com/badmother to start your free trial today.

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://www.awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://www.adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode2017920-2011_9_162C208.1520PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am PDT

Biz and Theresa talk about our decisions to stop having kids and how even these supposedly settled matters can leave us feeling uncertain. Oh and don’t forget, life can always laugh in our faces and find a way to remind us that we don't necessarily have the power to control the outcome of our decisions! Plus, Biz is scared of Halloween, Theresa looks great, and we talk to the queen of children’s music, Laurie Berkner.

Laurie Berkner: http://www.laurieberkner.com
Superhero: http://amzn.to/2fzzMWl
Twitter: @LaurieBerkner

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are MVMT Watches and Primary. OBM listeners can get 15% off plus free shipping and free returns from MVMTwatches.com/mother. You can visit primary.com/badmother and use the promo code badmother to save 25% off your first purchase, and free shipping!

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://www.awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://www.adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode2017820-2011_1_162C207.4520PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57am PDT

This week on a special Halloween episode of One Bad Mother: aaaaaahhhh!!!! Something is hitting you...and it's coming from within the house! Biz and Theresa talk about our toddlers hitting, how much it sucks and what, if anything, we can do about it. Plus Biz embraces her inner witch and there are no babies in Theresa's house! Happy Halloween!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are ThirdLove and Bombas Socks. OBM listeners can try a ThirdLove bra for free for 30 days. Just pay $2.99 upfront for shipping - if it’s not your new favorite bra, returns and exchanges are always free. Visit www.thirdlove.com/badmother to start your free trial today. OBM listeners can visit bombas.com for 20% off four or more pairs of socks.

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://www.awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://www.adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode20177.120-2010_27_162C2012.3620PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:58pm PDT

Biz and Theresa explore how we try to change gears when we're stuck in a funk. “I know I am supposed to be enjoying this moment… why can’t I get out of my funk and enjoy it?” Is it the guilt, is it the need to carry every emotional triumph or difficulty around till we get recognized for it, or do we just need to be nicer to ourselves when a day is turned upside down by a toddler tantrum? It may be some of everything. Plus, Biz has an ant problem, Theresa has bunk beds, and we talk to drag superstar Tempest DuJour about adoption, trusting yourself, and fostering diversity in our homes and communities.

Twitter: @TempestDuJour
Website: http://www.tempestdujour.com

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are LEGO and ThirdLove. OBM listeners can try a ThirdLove bra for free for 30 days. Just pay $2.99 upfront for shipping - if it’s not your new favorite bra, returns and exchanges are always free. Visit www.thirdlove.com/badmother to start your free trial today. You can also check out https://www.pinterest.com/LEGO/.

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://www.awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://www.adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode2017620-2010_19_162C208.2820PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:18pm PDT

Biz and Theresa revisit potty training and delve into what really makes this a difficult milestone… us! Plus, Biz paints herself in a new light, Theresa has a kindergarten update, and we call the very funny and very real Jamie Glowacki. She's the author of Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right, and she joins us to help with some tough love. 

The book: Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know To Do It Once and Do It Right
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb_bJzjos0eh-mfNDZ7ow0A
Twitter: @OhCrapWithJamie
Blog: http://www.jamieglowacki.com

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsor this week is Bombas Socks. OBM listeners can visit bombas.com for 20% off four or more pairs of socks.

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://www.awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://www.adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode2017520-2010_12_162C207.5820PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:14pm PDT

Biz and Theresa discuss how major schedule changes, like dropping naps, later bedtimes, and new morning routines, are natural and unavoidable...not to mention mildly traumatic for us. Is it strange that our kids can roll with these changes better than we can? Nope. They don’t rely on a set schedule to organize their lives like we do! Plus, Biz feels all alone, Theresa is still pregnant, and we talk to Janet Stickmon about her essay series To Black Parents Visiting Earth: A Love Letter-Life Guide to Raising Black Children in the 21st Century.

Twitter: @Blackapina1

Essays on Mutha Magazine: http://muthamagazine.com/2016/07/to-black-parents-visiting-earth-letter-1-by-janet-stickmon

Broken Shackle: https://brokenshackle.wordpress.com

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are MVMT Watches and Bombas Socks. OBM listeners can get 15% off plus free shipping and free returns from MVMTwatches.com/mother. You can visit bombas.com for 20% off four or more pairs of socks.

 

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://www.awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://www.adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode20174.120-2010_5_162C2012.1020PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am PDT

Biz and Theresa explore all the ways in which transitions from crib to big-kid bed can make us crazy. From spending all evening by your child's bed making sure they don't get up to super-nanny-style walking your kid back to bed 10,000 times a night to just plain keeping that crib around long past its welcome, there are dozens of ways to handle toddler bedtime shenanigans and we have yet to meet the parent that finds any of it relaxing. Plus, Biz wonders if all kids go through a "rude" phase, Theresa continues to re-learn that she can't leave her kids alone for five seconds, and we get some advice on personal finance from the lovely Helaine Olen, author, Slate columnist, and contributor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more.
 
 
Helaine Olen
 
 
 
Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsor this week is BlueApron.com. You can try Blue Apron and get your first three meals free with free shipping by visiting BlueApron.com/badmother.
 

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://www.awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://www.adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode20173.120-209_28_162C207.2320PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm PDT

Watch your step! Biz and Theresa are talking about milestones this week. From those developmental ones like walking and talking to the more emotional ones like getting a big-kid bed or the first day of school, we explore the ways in which milestones can make us feel stressed, relieved, judgmental, and worried -- sometimes all at once! Plus, Biz does not want Ellis’s popcorn and Theresa has a dirty mouth.

 

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsor this week is Care.com. You can visit Care.com/badmother for 30% off a Premium membership and $15 towards paying your caregiver on Care.com's payment platform.

 

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode2017220-209_20_162C201.0920PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59am PDT

Biz and Theresa wonder who really gets punished when we take away fun things like TV, iPads, toys and special outings? (Short answer: US!) What's so hard about this? Is it just the realization that we now have to fill that time in a different way, or is there something amiss in the way we're doling out punishments in the first place? Plus, Biz gets recognized for her efforts and Theresa gets lazy!

 

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode2017120-209_13_162C208.2420PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40am PDT

This week on One Bad Mother it is the 6th Ever Genius Fail Spectacular, Plus Rants where we celebrate you guys and how you are doing a great job most of the time.

 

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode20170.120-209_8_162C201.1620PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:41pm PDT

Biz and Theresa talk about the things we do for our kids that we'd otherwise never do. Whether you're an introvert spending Saturday socializing at a playdate, you're someone with a balloon phobia blowing up balloons for your kid's party because she HAD to have balloons, or you're the least crafty person on earth but you wake up one morning in the middle of Michael's with your five-year-old and a cart full of pinata-making materials -- we've all pushed ourselves to do things for the sake of our kids. Do we gain from these experiences or are we losing ourselves in this process?  Plus, Biz gets body-technical, Theresa ups her fashion game, and we talk to the delightful Chris Kornelis about his truly very cool new book, Rocking Fatherhood: The Dad-to-Be’s Guide to Staying Cool.

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode2016920-208_31_162C208.2020PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:51pm PDT

Biz and Theresa reflect on summer and wonder why, looking back, it didn’t seem like we had any...fun? Plus, Biz wonders how you assess perfection, Theresa salutes parents going back to work, and we talk with comedian, journalist, and mother, Faith Salie, about her very funny and insightful new book of essays, Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much.
 
 
 
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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode20168.120-208_25_162C207.2720PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28am PDT

Biz wants a new job, one where she isn’t President of All The Stuff. In any relationship, is it inevitable that one person becomes the boss of a majority of day-to-day stuff? Is it resentment that we can feel over this arrangement, or just fatigue? Regardless, it seems like sometimes we just want someone else to be the boss….BUT, OH NO….can we let go of being President? Maybe we just need to be the President of Venting. Plus, Theresa has a big announcement and we talk to Angela Arsenault, Features Editor at Parent.co, about teens and sex in the digital age.
 
You can find the last part of the four-part series on Sex, Teens and the Digital Age here with links to the apps and websites Angela mentioned, as well as the previous three pieces: http://www.parent.co/teens-sex-and-social-media-how-technology-can-help/
 
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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode2016720-208_17_162C202.1320PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:39pm PDT

Biz and Theresa deal with our kids breaking rules and just being generally "sneaky." We thought it would be cute, a rite of passage for all kids, but - surprise - it turns out it's not as fun when it's happening in your own house. Plus, there's something fishy going on with one of Biz's family's pet fish, Theresa's kids delight in the fruits of their of sneakiness, and we talk about infertility with actor, photographer, and all-around amazing woman Tracey B. Wilson, whose video about her own experience is incredibly honest.

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About Our Guest
 
 
 
Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

 

Direct download: obm20episode2016620-208_10_162C209.4220PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06pm PDT

Biz and Theresa demand to know why our kids don’t like some stuff that ALL OTHER kids seem to like. Not liking pizza or coloring books seems like breaking some sort of child law and it seems particularly criminal when the things they don’t like would make it easier for the parent if they just liked it! Plus Biz is at her breaking point and naming every person in a book or car on the road for her toddler isn’t helping, Theresa has an unfortunate wildlife adventure and Courtney Wyckoff of Momma Strong comes back to talk postpartum peeing and issue us a pelvic floor challenge! 

Join the 5-day "Don't Be A Pisser!" challenge at http://www.mommastrong.com/pisser

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

 

 

Direct download: obm20episode2016520-208_4_162C2010.0620AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:21pm PDT

Biz and Theresa wonder if we're overstepping our boundaries when our kids' friends ask us questions about the way the world works or need our help solving a problem. Are we "parenting" other people's kids, or is this just what they mean when they say, "It takes a village!" Plus, Biz is inconsistent in her feminist teachings, Theresa's kids are taking "dress up" to a new level, and we talk with author, activist, UC Berkeley faculty, and mom Aya de Leon, about how to talk with our young kids about racism, inequality, and activism.

Aya de Leon online

Uptown Thief, by Aya de Leon
 
 
 

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

 

 

Direct download: obm20episode2016420-207_28_162C2012.3020PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:31pm PDT

Biz and Theresa get down to the nitty-gritty of sibling bedroom-sharing: fighting, space-sharing, sleep schedules, and more! Biz is afraid to try it with her kids and Theresa knows no other way. Plus, Biz is cooking beautiful meals for her children to reject and Theresa has been whined at one too many times. And we get a wonderful and very informative visit from Gwen Glazer, Recommendations Librarian at New York Public Library and one of the hosts of The Librarian Is In podcast.

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Gwen's recommended picture books for working moms:https://www.nypl.org/blog/2016/07/20/picture-books-working-moms

12 Books to Help Talk About Race and Activism with Your Kids: http://mommypoppins.com/new-york-city-kids/community/12-books-to-help-ta...

The Librarian Is In Podcast: https://www.nypl.org/voices/blogs/blog-channels/librarian-is-in

twitter: @NYPLRecommends

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode2016320-207_19_162C209.0420PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:27pm PDT

Biz and Theresa are glad to be back from vacation and are ready to talk Kid Hangovers! Can they be cured by hair of the hotdog? Is there any way to help our kids recover from a night at Nana’s or the Chuck E Cheese birthday party or is this where they have to gain insight from experience? Either way, comparing this process to a hangover makes it less painful. Plus, we talk with Julie Falatko, author of the delightful children’s book Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask To Be In This Book) about getting work done with four kids and the importance of giving yourself permission to do it.

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About Our Guest

http://juliefalatko.com/ 

https://twitter.com/juliefalatko

Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask To Be In This Book), by Julie Falatko

 
Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode20162.120-207_14_162C206.3320PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm PDT

Biz and Theresa discuss the emotional roller coaster that is parenting a two-year-old. Our kids are often intense, clingy, loving, and on the verge of a tantrum. It takes all our energy to stay calm in the face of the hurricane (and let's get real - plenty of times we don't stay calm, and that takes energy too)! Plus, Biz is losing her mind over Band-Aids, Theresa is losing her mind over sunscreen, and no guest this week means we have ample time to indulge in the many ways we're losing our minds over our bananas two-year-olds! You're welcome, guys! Happy 4th! We'll be back in two weeks!

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode2016120-206_28_162C209.2220PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:21pm PDT

This episode was recorded live at MaxFunCon on June 12th! We're talking slumber parties this week so it's time to freeze someone's bra and practice the occult while levitating a friend and not waking up anybody's parents! Plus, Biz is unsettled by the quiet of being away from her kids, Theresa is exhausted from traveling with her kids, and we're joined by singer-songwriter, podcaster and Third Sexiest Man of Seattle 2006, the very funny and charming John Roderick!

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode20160.120-206_20_162C206.2720PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:01pm PDT

Biz and Theresa discuss our love for our kids' artistic creations and our simultaneous exasperation at the sheer volume of it. We explore ways to throw stuff out without traumatizing anyone! Plus, Biz has a Shopkins update and Theresa has a kindergarten breakdown. And we talk to the genius behind Theresa's all-time favorite children's book, Who Needs Donuts?, Mark Alan Stamaty!

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About Our Guest

http://www.markalanstamaty.com/

Who Needs Donuts?, by Mark Alan Stamaty

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode20159.120-206_15_162C202.0620PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:36pm PDT

Biz feels like she used to do many things well but now seems to do many things poorly. We explore this very real place and how much it sucks! Plus, Biz turns to boxes for comfort, Theresa has emotions about her kids’ hair, and we talk to the creators of the inspiring blog RaiseAMother.com!

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About Our Guests

https://raiseamother.com/

RaiseAMother@gmail.com

https://twitter.com/raiseamother 

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode2015820-206_7_162C208.4720PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm PDT

It's the week after Memorial Day and you know what that means! Time for another episode of One Bad Mother devoted entirely to your most epic listener calls. Join us as we celebrate everyone from the dad who cooked a needlessly elaborate meal because his fussy two-year-old was in a playdoh trance to the mom who somehow managed to hair-spray herself in the face while trying to compliment her children! Plus, the rants get REAL this week. And Biz reminds us that sometimes society's expectations for parents are contradictory and all we can do is try our best and have compassion for one another. Thanks to all our listeners for providing such amazing content for our show this week and every week! You're all doing an amazing job.

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode2015720genius20fail20-206_1_162C209.2820PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:19pm PDT

Biz and Theresa get honest about bribing our kids. It's the thing you're not really supposed to do but it seems like everyone kind of does and -- dare we say -- it maybe kind of sort of...WORKS! Eek! Call the parenting judgment police! But, how far can we go with bribery before it backfires? Plus, Biz hits a major milestone with her toddler and Theresa tries not to feel guilty when she realizes she's having quality time with her second child for the first time in months. 

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode20156.120-205_26_162C207.3720PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm PDT

Biz and Theresa ask if "parenting karma" is real and if just by saying something good is happening with sleep, eating, potty training….anything…you will JINX it and whatever was good will be bad. Just to be safe….let's say it is true. Plus, Biz doesn't know what actually is easier, Theresa’s kids are clutter prodigies, and we talk to Margot Black, author of Where’s My Award! How to Get Baby Barf out of a Red Carpet  & Other Tales from a Working Mom in Hollywood.

 http://margotblack.com/ 

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode20155.120-205_18_162C206.0720PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am PDT

Biz and Theresa try to remember what we thought being an adult was going to be like when we were kids and wonder if we lived up to those expectations. Well, Biz did eat three boxes of fruit roll ups because “she could” so that was something! We also discuss what we may or may not be able to do to help our kids become adults. Surprise! It probably involves work. Plus Biz goes on a field trip, Theresa tries to talk about something nice, and we call Dr. Dan Siegel, co-author of The Whole Brain Child, to talk about how we can help ourselves and our kids by considering how our brains work.

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

Direct download: obm20episode2015420-205_11_162C208.5820PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45pm PDT

Biz and Theresa jump on Trolley and head into Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and wonder if all that singing is just a way to keep Mom Tiger from having a psychotic break? Plus, Biz needs a break herself and Theresa does The Hustle. We also talk with the wise and wonderful Maureen Campion of MarriageGeek.com and the new book Heal Your Birth Story about helping our relationships survive the early years with young kids and helping ourselves to heal from unresolved baggage about our birth experiences. Happy Mother's Day! You are doing a GREAT JOB.

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

Direct download: obm20episode20153.1band20-205_4_162C207.3120PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01pm PDT

SAND! Biz and Theresa dig deep to talk about how sand is everywhere and probably full of cat pee but we're going to keep going back for more regardless. Plus you're going to hear Biz roar, Theresa is a brand new person, and we talk with artist, writer, comics creator and father of five, Ben Hatke.

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About Our Guest

http://www.benhatke.com/

Zita and more on Ben Hatke's Amazon page 

https://twitter.com/benhatke 

The Galaxy of Super Adventure Podcast

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

Direct download: obm20episode2015220-204_27_162C208.4020PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:45pm PDT

Biz and Theresa open old wounds and share some of our most mortifying moments from childhood! We wonder how these experiences will come into play when our own kids inevitably experience embarrassing moments of their own. Plus, Biz hangs ten, Theresa watches it all go down the drain, and we talk to Catherine Newman about her new memoir Catastrophic Happiness: Finding Joy In Childhood’s Messy Years.

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About Our Guest

Catastrophic Happiness: Finding Joy In Childhood’s Messy Years by Catherine Newman 

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

Direct download: obm20episode2015120-204_20_162C201.0320PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm PDT

Biz and Theresa explore what it's like when we have a lot of hard days in a row. You know, when you think you're almost over the hump of one problem and then three new ones crop up? It's enough to make a sleep-deprived mama cry...and we do! Plus, Biz's six-year-old now knows the word "sexy" but not exactly how to use it, Theresa longs for a commune lifestyle, and no guest this week means Theresa has extra time to unburden herself and get some validation from Biz, and we discover a new OBM mantra! 

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

Direct download: obm20episode20150.120-204_14_162C2010.2720AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27pm PDT

Heads up! There are some discussions about miscarriage in this episode, so please be forewarned if that's a trigger for you. Or, maybe NAPTIME is a worse trigger?! We wouldn't blame you if that's the case. Naps or the lack thereof can be a real son-of-a-somethin' and despite a cumulative four kids and nearly twelve years of parenting between us, Biz and Theresa don't necessarily have the answer to the question, "How do I get my kid to take a nap?" Luckily, we get a visit from Julia Aziz. Her book, Lessons of Labor: One Woman's Self-Discovery Through Birth and Motherhood, is a wonderful reminder that we don't have to have all the answers all the time.

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About Our Guest

Lessons of Labor: One Woman's Guide to Self-Discovery Through Birth and Motherhood, by Julia Aziz

 
Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

Direct download: obm20episode2014920-204_6_162C208.5020PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:09pm PDT

Biz and Theresa hash out the possible reasons why Biz can’t stop saying “no” to EVERYTHING her kids want to do, even when there is no good reason for it. “No, you can’t play with that toy that is totally yours and is actually fine for you to play with! Wait, I mean, ok.” Plus, Biz feels cheated by TV again, Theresa survives an epic public temper tantrum, and we ask why so many kids were eating cake in the 50’s?! And, we have an incredibly helpful conversation about talking with our kids about sex and gender with sexuality educator and author Cory Silverberg, whose wonderful new books include What Makes a Baby and Sex Is A Funny Word.

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About Our Guest

 Cory Silverberg's books:

What Makes A Baby

Sex Is A Funny Word

Recommended links from Cory:
Trans Youth Family Allies (US)
http://www.imatyfa.org/

Gender Creative Kids (Canada)
http://gendercreativekids.ca/

Gender Spectrum
https://www.genderspectrum.org/

How to Be a Girl (podcast)
http://www.howtobeagirlpodcast.com/

Free Guide for Parents on Talking with Kids About Sex
http://www.what-makes-a-baby.com/readers-guide/

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

Direct download: obm20episode2014820-203_29_162C208.5820PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm PDT

It's the final week of #MaxFunDrive 2016! Support the show at MaximumFun.org/donate. Thank you! This week, Biz and Theresa talk about all the ways "date night" can go terribly wrong for parents and zero in on some tips for actually making date nights great. Plus, Biz is in Spring Break Hell, Theresa is in another, less festive hell, and we talk with Caitlin Krapf, Co-Producer of the documentary film Sex(Ed), about the fascinating history of Sex Education in the United States.

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http://www.sexedmovie.com/

Caitlin's recommended resources:
Laci Green: https://www.youtube.com/user/lacigreen
Scarlet Teen: http://www.scarleteen.com/
Unitarian Minister Debra Haffner, From Diapers to Dating

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

 

Direct download: obm20episode2014720Drive20120-203_21_162C209.4620PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45am PDT

It's the #MaxFunDrive! Support the show by visiting MaximumFun.org/donate. Thank you! This week, Biz and Theresa are talking about the guilt and drama surrounding family dinnertime. So sit still, eat your dinner, and bond with your family for goodness sake! Dinner time is supposed to be relaxing! DON'T WE LOOK RELAXED? Plus, Biz steels herself for spring break, Theresa finds the fun in four, and we welcome back economist and author of Expecting Better, Emily Oster, to explore the recent CDC warning about alcohol for "women of childbearing age." WE'RE TALKING DINNER AND DRINKS THIS WEEK! GET IT?! Happy #MaxFunDrive!

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About Our Guest

Expecting Better: Why The Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong -- And What You Really Need To Know, by Emily Oster

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Hear more Emily Oster on Episode 40 of One Bad Mother

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

Direct download: obm20episode2014620Drive20120-203_15_162C208.5020PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45pm PDT

Biz and Theresa try to decide how important OUR style is when it comes to what our kids wear. And does what they wear reflect on the job we're doing as their parents? “I swear my two-year-old really does love vintage! HE picked this out!” When "should" our kids be dressing themselves and what "should" we be doing to help? (If your kid isn't already dressing herself, eh, she probably will once she's in college.) Plus, Biz bears witness, Theresa can't see, and we talk to veterinarian Dr. Katie Gies about how to pick a family dog and how to prepare your pets for a new baby. 

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Show Links

Temple Grandin resources on Amazon

 

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

Direct download: obm20episode2014520-203_8_162C209.1920PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm PDT

Biz and Theresa get deep and talk about...stickers! Where do they get stuck in YOUR house or car? Is permanent sticker damage to furniture avoidable or inevitable? Has exhaustion led to a lack of caring about the answer to any of the above questions? Whatever the answer, just like the sticker on Biz's childhood luggage says, "Keep Truckin’.” Plus, Biz wins big, Theresa has a toddler sleep update and PeachieMoms.com founders Amanda Edwards and guest Jen McLellan join us to talk about body love for mothers.

 

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About our guests

Get: The Peachie Moms Guide to Body Love For Moms, by Amanda Edwards and Jen McLellan

Get: 2 Under 2: Pregnancy and Parenthood, by Amanda Edwards

Follow Peachie Moms on Twitter @PeachieMoms
Follow Amanda on Twitter @MomOfAmbition
Follow Jen on Twitter @PlusSizeBirth

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

Direct download: obm20episode20144.220-203_3_162C203.5020PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57pm PDT

Biz and Theresa admit there are some (ok, MANY) times when we behave almost exactly like our toddlers. Shouldn't we have more patience for their shenanigans when the reality is we totally "get" why they're acting out most of the time because we'd like to stomp our feet and throw things, too? Plus, Biz gets through a challenging experience with her kids and Theresa is confused because things seem to go smoothly for a whole f*cking hour! And we're joined by Courtney Wyckoff, creator of MommaStrong.com, an online strength conditioning resource for all phases of motherhood and all fitness levels, and she is so insightful and inspiring that we totally fall in love with her.

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http://www.mommastrong.com/ 

Follow Courtney @momma_strong on Twitter

 
Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

Direct download: obm20episode2014320-202_23_162C208.0020PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am PDT

Biz and Theresa just want to have a good time this week while simultaneously not talking about being a parent! So, we talk about some remarkably not-kid-related stuff, from karaoke to what we'd do with a million dollars to favorite childhood memories. Don't worry, we can't spend an ENTIRE show avoiding the whole parents-of-young-kids thing. This episode has genius moments and failures, and some honest status updates from life at home, where Biz's family has put her to the test with multiple illnesses and Theresa's two-year-old is dong a great job...being a two-year-old. 

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode20142.120-202_18_162C2012.5220PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm PDT

Biz and Theresa discover the joys of homework. How does our history of loving or loathing homework play into what we want for our kids? Who is homework for kids under age six *really* for? If my kid pastes the square into the circle, are we out of Harvard? Plus, Biz becomes the Big Ketchup house, Theresa becomes an aunt, and we talk to former NCIS agent Heather Ryan about empowering ourselves and our families to stay safe.

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Get Safe Academy

Follow @SpclAgntHeather on Twitter

 
Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

 

Direct download: obm20episode20141.120-202_12_162C208.0520AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57am PDT

Biz and Theresa discuss the ways our children are different from their siblings and from us! How dare they each be unique individuals?! Plus, Biz finds her Fight Song, Theresa gets as serious as she can with a four-year-old, and we're still laughing from our chat with the lovely and charming Barrie Hardymon, NPR’s Weekend Edition Book Editor, mom of two, and author of the article, I Had A C-Section And I Loved It.

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

 

Direct download: obm20episode2014020-202_3_162C207.4320PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52pm PDT

Biz and Theresa discuss the ways our kids' appearance and actions do or do not directly reflect on us as their parents. Why do we take credit for certain traits but shrug off other traits as being influenced by others or "just the way they were born"? Is it important for kids to reflect positively on their families or more important for them to be their own people and make their own way? Plus, Biz takes responsibility for her words, Theresa is excited, and we are joined by Helen Ellis, author of the new collection of short stories, American Housewife, and more importantly, Biz’s sister, to talk about not having it all!

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Get the book: American Housewife

Follow American Housewife on twitter @WhatIDoAllDay

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Helen featured in the NY Times

 

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

Direct download: obm20episode20139.120-201_27_162C207.5620PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm PDT

Trigger warning: Biz and Theresa talk about online parenting discussion groups! How is it possible these places can range from amazing lifelines to awful wells of judging and hostility? Why do we go to parenting message boards and why do we stay? How can we dodge the landmines? ("I was just looking for some toddler snack ideas! How did this post become about vaccinations?") Plus, Biz is paralyzed, Theresa's car breaks down on family vacation, and we get to know Brian Gordon, the very funny and charming creator of Fowl Language Comics.

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

 

 

Direct download: obm20episode2013820-201_21_162C2011.5020AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06pm PDT

Biz and Theresa realize we need more time to check in on what's been going on recently. From favorite shows to the noise of clutter to feminist fireside chats with children, we let the little things in life take over the show this week and it feels good to catch up! Plus, we talk to Bianca Jamotte about her hilarious video series Real Mommy Confessions which serves as a reminder that none of us are perfect. Amen.

 

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

Direct download: obm20episode2013720-201_12_162C209.1420PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm PDT

Biz and Theresa return from the holidays to reflect on toys that suck and wonder: is this a good way to teach kids that life will never be what you expect and nothing's actually as cool as the advertisement suggests? Sure! Plus, Biz finds herself in a "Noon Year’s Eve" hell, Theresa is just glad it's all over, and we talk to blogger and author Kristin Quinn about Misadventures In Mommyhood.

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

Direct download: obm20episode2013620-201_6_162C207.4520PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:16pm PDT

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