One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa challenge each other to a game of “Would You Rather.” Would you rather get more sleep or time with your friends? Ok, we didn’t ask that one, but it is a good one! Plus Biz is escaping, Theresa has a case of the nerves and we talk to Nnekay FitzClarke of the podcast Minority Korner about biases affecting African American maternal mortality rates and librarians on the front lines of the war on facts.

Follow Nnekay on Twitter @mizzfitzie and listen to Minority Korner at Maximumfun.org or wherever you download podcasts.

We are coming to Boston for a live One Bad Mother podcast!! We will be at CitySpace on Saturday, September 14th. You can purchase your tickets at Onebadmotherpodcast.com/tour.
We will also be doing a book signing after the show. You can purchase your books at the show or pre-purchase through the ticket link and pick your books up at the show!

Check out Theresa's new book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold

Our book You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting! is available wherever books are sold.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Michelin and Butcher Box. Next time when you’re looking for new tires for the family car, consider Michelin Premier® All Season tires. Michelin, performance EVERY time! For 2 lbs of 100% grass-fed beef free in every box for the life of your subscription plus $20 off your first box go to ButcherBox.com/badmother OR enter promo code BADMOTHER at checkout.

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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 (http://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: obm_episode_318_-_8_28_19_8.19_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am PST

Biz and Theresa wonder, if a parent talks in the kitchen, does anybody hear them? We realize that no matter how much we burn energy telling our kids important information about the day’s schedule or expectations, our kids aren’t listening. “You didn’t tell me!” and “I didn’t hear you!” abound! Plus Biz is back and bored, Theresa gets impulsive and we welcome back Nefertiti Austin to talk about her new memoir Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender and Parenting In America.

Follow Nefertiti on Twitter @NefertitiAustin. Her book Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender and Parenting In America will be out September 23rd, but you can pre-order it now.

Some book recommendations from Nefertiti:

Adoption Story Written by a Black Person for Children:

Heart Picked: Elizabeth’s Adoption Tale by Sara Crutcher 2016

Black Mom Narratives:

Rise Up Singing: Black Women Writers on Motherhood Edited by Cecelie Berry 2004

Black Motherhood(s): Contexts, Contours and Considerations Edited by Karen T. Craddock 2015

Child, Please: How Mama's Old-School Lessons Helped Me Check Myself Before I Wrecked Myselfby Ylonda Gault 2015

Postcards from Cookie: A Memoir of Motherhood, Miracles, and a Whole Lot of Mail by Caroline Clarke 2015

Becoming by Michelle Obama 2018

Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History by Camille T. Dungy 2018

Mothering While Black: Boundaries and Burdens of Middle-Class Parenthood by Dawn Marie Dow 2019

Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence by Rebecca Walker
2008

Who's Your Mama?: The Unsung Voices of Women and Mothers Edited by Yvonne Bynoe 2009

Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry

We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood by Dani McClain

Check out Theresa's new book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold

Our book You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting! is available wherever you buy books.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Postmates and Michelin. For a limited time, Postmates is giving our listeners $100 of free delivery credit for your first seven days. To start your free deliveries, download the Postmates app and use code BADMOTHER. Next time when you’re looking for new tires for the family car, consider Michelin Premier® All Season tires. Michelin, performance EVERY time!

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485
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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 (http://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: obm_episode_317_-_8_21_19_8.18_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm PST

Biz is missing this week, so Theresa is joined by her partner Jesse Thorn to talk about parenting with migraine headaches. What does parenting look like while also dealing with a serious medical condition and how does that affect our parenting partnership? Is there a good way to communicate needs or resentment? Plus we talk to the lead editor of New York Times Parenting, Jessica Grose.

Check out NYTimes Parenting at Parenting.nytimes.com. Follow Jessica on Twitter @JessGrose and on Instagram at JessGroseWrites.

Check out Theresa's new book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Casper and Michelin. Get $50 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/badmother and using badmother at checkout. Next time when you’re looking for new tires for the family car, consider Michelin Premier® All Season tires. Michelin, performance EVERY time!

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485
Be sure to tell us at the top of your message whether you're leaving a genius moment, a fail, or a rant! Thanks!!

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Subscribe to One Bad Mother in iTunes
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You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to onebadmother@maximumfun.org.

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 (http://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: obm_episode_316.1_-_8_14_19_6.47_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23pm PST

Biz and Theresa pick up where we left off on last week’s show and explore the sensation of “playing self” instead of being a self. Is the book on my nightstand going to be read or is it a prop to create the illusion of self care? What about that gym membership? Does it really count as self care if we can never go? We put things in calendars, we tell our partners and family it is important and everyone agrees. Then our self care is the first thing to go when something comes up. Why is this so incredibly hard? Plus Biz finds the pen is mightier than the sword and Theresa cuts it back.

Check out Theresa's new book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Care.com and Michelin. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/mother when you subscribe! Next time you’re looking for new tires for the family car, consider Michelin Premier® All Season tires. Michelin, performance EVERY time!

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485
Be sure to tell us at the top of your message whether you're leaving a genius moment, a fail, or a rant! Thanks!!

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Subscribe to One Bad Mother in iTunes
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You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to onebadmother@maximumfun.org.

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 (http://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: obm_episode_315_-_8_6_19_8.37_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49am PST

Biz and Theresa ponder the growing sensation that it feels like we work here but it doesn’t feel like we live here. “Here” meaning any state of existence where we can stop thinking about everything and everyone’s needs but our own. Oh yeah, it's one of those shows. Plus, Biz reads aloud, Theresa receives a pleasant surprise, and we talk to Elizabeth Gilbert about her new book, City of Girls, and about the impossible expectations we place on mothers.

Follow Elizabeth Gilbert on Twitter @GilbertLiz and on Instagram at Elizabeth_Gilbert_Writer. You can find a full list of her books at her website ElizabethGilbert.com. You can listen to her Maximum Fun podcast Magic Lessons wherever you download podcasts. Her new book City of Girls is out now.

We are coming to Boston for a live One Bad Mother podcast!! We will be at CitySpace on Saturday, September 14th. You can purchase your tickets at Onebadmotherpodcast.com/tour.
We will also be doing a book signing after the show. You can purchase your books at the show or pre-purchase through the ticket link and pick your books up at the show!

Check out Theresa's new book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Michelin and PANDA. Next time when you’re looking for new tires for the family car, consider Michelin Premier® All Season tires. Michelin, performance EVERY time. Check out the Princeton and NYU Discoveries in Action lab (or PANDA). Head to www.discoveriesinaction.org and sign up. Follow them on Facebook at DiscoveriesInAction and Instagram @discoveriesinaction.

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485
Be sure to tell us at the top of your message whether you're leaving a genius moment, a fail, or a rant! Thanks!!

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Subscribe to One Bad Mother in iTunes
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Follow One Bad Mother on Twitter
Follow Biz on Twitter
Follow Theresa on Twitter
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Get a OBM tee, tank, baby shirt, or mug from the MaxFunStore

You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to onebadmother@maximumfun.org.

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 (http://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: obm_episode_314_-_7_30_19_9.45_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58am PST

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