One Bad Mother (general)

Biz and Theresa discuss the line between performer and parent. When our kids respond to one of our jokes like it's Shakespeare, it feels really good! Is this rewarding feeling just the performer coming out in us or is it something else? It's probably “something else” and it's debatably unhealthy, but the show must go on! Plus Biz has something new to love, Theresa likes Halloween this year and we talk to Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore about kid nightmares.

You can find find Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore on Twitter @psychauthormom or on her website Eileenkennedymoore.com. Her website for kids about friendship is Drfriendtastic.com, and her blog is Psychologytoday.com/us/blog/growing-friendships.

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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_276_-_10_16_18_8.21_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57am PDT

Biz and Theresa clarify for the record that no, we can’t read minds! Sadly, our kids refuse to believe it. Being blamed for not being able to predict what kids want is frustrating and helping kids navigate their disappointment is unrewarding. If only our kids were the mind readers! Wait, then they’d know parents don’t always love being parents. Plus Biz juggles plates, Theresa has an announcement and we welcome back Recommendations Librarian Gwen Glazer of the New York Public Library to talk spooky books!

You can find more from Gwen on Twitter @NYPLRecommends or at NYPL.org/books-music-movies/recommends. You can also hear Gwen on her podcast The Librarian Is In and on One Bad Mother episodes 163 and 195!

Gwen Glazer's Spooky Book Recommendations

Gwen's personal favorite spooky books:
Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, illustrated by Stephen Gammell
Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
One of Us Is Lying (YA) by Karen McManus

Picture books:
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
Monster Trucks by Anika Denise
The Yark by Bertrand Santini

Older kids books:
The Spirit Hunters series by Ellen Oh
Thornhill by Pam Smy
Scream and Scream Again! edited by R.L. Stine

Adult books:
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
See What I Have Done by Sara Schmidt

 

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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_275_-_10_11_18_9.04_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm PDT

Biz and Theresa explore how we feel when our kids get hurt. From the guilt we feel to the temptation to judge others, there is nothing like a boo boo to make you feel bad bad. Plus Biz is getting Katy Belle’s message loud and clear, Theresa is maxed out, and we kick off a month of Halloween fun with Michael Leviton, co-author of My First Ghost.

You can find more from Michael Leviton on Twitter @Michael_Leviton or on his website at Michaelleviton.com. His book My First Ghost is out now.

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Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Mozaics Chips and Care.com. Use code MOTHER to save 20% off your first order at Deliciousness.com. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/mother when you subscribe.

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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_274_-_10_2_18_9.15_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:15pm PDT

Just like parenting is different for everyone, this show is going to be different! Biz and Theresa dis the usual format to talk fostering for the entire episode. First we talk with Kevin and Kelly, a couple who are just beginning the fostering process, then we speak with Abby, who has already fostered. Finally we have Adrianne Jubilee from the Center for Adoption Support and Education.

Find out more about C.A.S.E. at Adoptionsupport.org and about Wendy's Wonderful Kids at Davethomasfoundation.org/our-programs/wendys-wonderful-kids.

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Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Kopari and Vital Farms. Go to Koparibeauty.com/badmother and see how you can save $5 off your first order. To get your coupon for Vital Farms pasture-raised eggs, go to Vitalfarms.com/mother.

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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_273.2_-_9_27_18_8.12_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47pm PDT

Biz and Theresa wonder if we make better decisions for ourselves now that we are parents. Do our choices get more thoughtful? Or are we more likely to make rushed in-the-moment decisions? Biz’s haircut says “in the moment” and suggests that might not be a good decision making process for her. Plus Biz is crossing her words, Theresa compliments a fellow OBM, and we talk to Dr. Krista Lauer about LICE! Yep, lice.

You can find out more at Liceclinicsofamerica.com or on Twitter @LiceNoMore.

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Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Super Chewer Bark Box and Vital Farms. For a limited time get 50% off your first month of Super Chewer on a 6 or 12-month plan. Visit Superchewer.com/obm and use code obm at checkout. To get your coupon for Vital Farms pasture-raised eggs, head to Vitalfarms.com/mother.

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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_272_-_9_18_18_8.49_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58pm PDT

Biz and Theresa ponder the often tossed around phrase “You’ll miss these years when they are gone!” We wonder, how helpful is that really? Signs point to “less helpful” as we discuss how dismissive it is of our present difficulties. Is anyone suggesting that by forcing ourselves to find every moment magical or by never acknowledging how hard parenting is, that we will somehow get to skip the heartbreak when our kids get older and don’t need us as much? No! That's not a real thing. So why suggest it? Let's just all agree both the present and the future as parents will be hard for totally different reasons and show both some respect! Plus Biz is never alone, Theresa brought donuts, and we talk to Janet Manley about "Trying," Romper’s digital series that follows five women’s attempts to conceive.

Janet is on Twitter @janetmanley, and you can read Romper's digital issue "Trying" at romper.com/the-tryers.

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Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Audible and Simple Contacts. Go to Audible.com/badmother or text badmother to 500-500 to start a 30-day trial and your first audiobook is free. Go to Simplecontacts.com/badmother or just enter code badmother at checkout to get $20 off your first contacts order.

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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: obm20episode2027120-209_12_182C2011.4120AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am PDT

Biz and Theresa stand aside to bask in the glory of your genius moments and failures…and rants. The spectaculars stand as a reminder to how important it is to know that we are all doing great and we are all doing terrible!

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Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Bombas and Care.com. Go to Bombas.com/badmother and use code BADMOTHER to get 20% off your first order. Visit Care.com/mother to save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership when you subscribe.

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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: obm20episode20270.120-209_6_182C207.4920AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42am PDT

Biz and Theresa discuss the power of the phrase “calm down.” Yes, we want our kids to calm down, but why does it trigger gross feelings from our own childhoods? Is it just the easiest thing to say when kids are too loud or too hyped or too upset? Yes. It is. Plus Biz gets a compliment, Theresa does do nights, and we talk to Debra Hauser with Advocates For Youth about the future of sex education and the new site Amaze.org.

You can find Debra on Twitter @dlhaus or on the Advocates for Youth website at Advocatesforyouth.org. You can watch the Amaze project videos at Amaze.orgor Youtube.com/Amazeorg and we cannot recommend them enough!

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 Mozaics Chips and Kopari. For 20% off your first order of snacks, go to Deliciousness.com and use code MOTHER at checkout. Go to Kopari.com/badmother and see how you can save $5 off your first order.

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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: obm20episode2026920-208_28_182C209.0320PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50am PDT

Biz and Theresa realize maybe we have never left “the forest” and that the forest has been tricking us this whole time into believing it's a nice place! We look at the sometimes insane and always exhausting techniques that we implement in order to get our kids to do things. As we jump though hoops everyday to get our kids to function, we can't help but wonder, "Is this just my life now?" and “Is it ever going to get better?” Well shit, maybe it won’t. Also on this happy show, Biz has a worst first and Theresa doesn’t do mornings.

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Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Mozaics Chips and Bombas. Use code MOTHER at checkout to save 20% off your first order of snacks at Deliciousness.com. Go to Bombas.com/badmother and use code BADMOTHER to get 20% off your first order.

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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: obm20episode2026820-208_22_182C209.4620AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51am PDT

Biz and Theresa take a look at the highs and lows of lemonade stands and other childhood financial endeavors. The first clue that a child might not understand monetary value is when they want to charge $100 for a rock. On the one hand, we want to encourage creativity and foster an understanding of money and business in our kids. On the other hand, we will probably spend the whole day manning the lemonade stand, or wind up with a drawer full of "art" that we purchased from our own child. Plus Biz gets medieval on your ass, Theresa prepares for school, and we talk to Josh Hamilton from the movie Eighth Grade.

You can find out more about Josh’s work on his website Joshhamilton.homestead.com. His new film Eighth Grade is in theaters now.

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 Audible and Bombas. Go to Audible.com/badmother or text badmother to 500-500 to start a 30-day trial and your first audiobook is free. Go to Bombas.com/badmother and use code BADMOTHER to get 20% off your first order.

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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: obm20episode2026720-208_15_182C209.3920AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01pm PDT

Biz and Theresa unpack their emotional baggage around actual packing. When did going on a three day trip turn into packing for an expedition to the Amazon? The amount of stuff we absolutely need to bring with us weighs heavy on the soul, not to mention the airplane baggage limit. Plus Biz returns from the Midwest, Theresa fills her mind, and we talk to Jessica Love about her new picture book, Julián is a Mermaid.

You can find Jessica Love on Twitter @Jessica67755257 or on her website Jesslove.format.com. Her book Julián is a Mermaid is out now and we cannot recommend it enough!

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 Mozaics Chips and Casper. Go to Deliciousness.com and use code MOTHER at checkout to take 20% off your first order of snacks. Get $50 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/badmother and using code badmother at checkout. Terms and conditions apply.

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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: obm20episode20266.120-208_9_182C2010.3920AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51am PDT

Biz and Theresa wonder what is up with pirates? Real pirates are known for theft and murder, but every other kid has a pirate costume. (And, let's face it, they're adorable.) From swordplay to walking the plank...I guess we're all culturally cool with our kids admiring and identifying with this one particular violent and morally-corrupt lifestyle. LOL! But yeah honestly we're fine with it, guys. Getting a group of kids to yell "ARRRRRRGH!" never gets old. Plus, Biz kisses camp goodbye, Theresa masters the morning, and we talk to Angela Garbes about her new book Like a Mother, A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy.

You can find more from Angela Garbes on Twitter @agarbes or on her website at Angelagarbes.com. Her article on breast milk is "The More I Learn About Breast Milk, the More Amazed I Am." Her book Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy is out now.

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 Audible and Care.com. Go to Audible.com/badmother or text badmotherto 500-500 to start a 30-day trial and your first audiobook is free. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/mother when you subscribe.

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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: obm20episode2026520-207_31_182C206.3620PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am PDT

Biz and Theresa explore the complicated nature of receiving gifts from our children, from edible treats to physical affection to artistic renderings. How do we celebrate these occasionally misguided and even off-putting but nonetheless heartfelt gifts without sacrificing...oh, I don't know, our human dignity? HA! Are we really required to eat the thing that the 4 year old is calling "pancakes?" Plus, Biz feels like a fair ride, Theresa is ready for stuff to start getting easier, and we talk with Alissa Quart, author of SQUEEZED: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America.

You can find more from Alissa Quart on Twitter @lisquart or on her website at Alissaquart.com. Her new book Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America is out now.

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 Bombas. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/mother when you subscribe! Go to Bombas.com/badmother, and use code BADMOTHER to get 20% off your first order.

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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: obm20episode2026420-207_25_182C202.1920PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51am PDT

Biz and Theresa talk about how it feels when our kids express their feelings or needs in an unkind manner. “I hate forks!” “AHHHH! I put the shirt on before underpants!” “My day is ruined! You are ruining my day!” Helping our kids navigate their emotions and teaching them to speak their needs kindly is important, but also tiring. When you add to it the emotional pummeling of being yelled at by a four-year-old, Biz and Theresa wonder how we can ever get space to regulate our own feelings. Plus, Biz says goodbye to Steve, Theresa has a pet peeve, and we talk to author Tim J. Myers about fatherhood.

You can find more from Tim J. Meyers on his website Timmyersstorysong.com. His book Glad to be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood is out now.

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Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Care.com and Deliciousness.com. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/mother when you subscribe! To take 20% off your first order at Deliciousness.com, use code MOTHER 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: obm20episode20263.120-207_18_182C207.1820PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am PDT

Biz’s four-year-old still eats only a handful of things and Theresa’s four-year-old still has sleep problems. We've treated these issues as though they'll inevitably resolve on their own over time, but two years later we're beginning to wonder if maybe our kids won’t, in fact, “grow out of it.” (Insert horror music!) Plus, Biz is back from Bama, Theresa  remembers that toddlers are hard, and we talk to author Jill Castle about feeding our kids and her new book Fearless Feeding.

You can find more from Jill Castle on her website Jillcastle.com or on twitter @pediRD. Her book Fearless Feeding is out now.

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Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Kopari and Audible. Go to Kopari.com/badmother to see how you can save $5 off your first order. Go to Audible.com/badmother, or text badmother to 500-500, to get started. Amazon Prime members can get Audible for $4.95/month for the first 3 months. After that, it’s only $14.95 a month. This offer ends July 31st, 2018.

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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: obm20episode2026220-207_10_182C209.0020PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am PDT

Biz and Theresa are live from Chicago! This is the second of two episodes recorded in May at GMan Tavern. Chicago Tribune lifestyle writer Heidi Stevens joins us to talk about interrupting and help us try to figure out how to teach our kids not to interrupt. Since that probably won’t happen, we may as well just go ahead and never try to have a normal adult conversation again. Problem solved! Plus, live genius and fails!

You can find Heidi on twitter @HeidiStevens13 or read her column for the Chicago Tribune, the Balancing Act, at Chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/stevens.

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Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Prep Dish and Squarespace. For a free two-week trial, visit Prepdish.com/shmanners. Go to Squarespace.com/badmother for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code BAD MOTHER to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.

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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: obm20episode20261.Chicago2.320-206_28_182C2011.4320AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm PDT

Biz and Theresa explore the results of the most dangerous fruit. Are some words better to use when describing flatulence? How can we help our kids navigate what is acceptable and what isn’t when it comes to passing gas, especially when the biggest challenge is how hilarious it is? Plus Biz is crazy in Alabama, Theresa wrote a book, and we talk to Doree Shafrir and Kate Spencer from the Forever 35 podcast.

Listen to Forever 35 at Forever35podcast.com. You can find Doree on twitter @Doree or visit her website atDoree-shafrir.com. Her book Startup is out now, and check out her other podcast that she co-hosts with her husband, Matt and Doree's Eggcellent Adventure at Eggcellentadventure.com.
You can find Kate on twitter @katespencer or visit her website at Katespencerwrites.com. Her book The Dead Mom's Club: A Memoir about Death, Grief, and Surviving the Mother of All Losses is out now.

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 The Audible Romance Package. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit care.com/badmother when you subscribe! And try the Audible Romance Package today by going to audible.com/badmotherromance and signing up for a free one-month trial.

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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: obm20episode2026020-206_19_182C208.2220AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am PDT

This week on One Bad Mother, Biz and Theresa dive into the good and bad memories of swimming as kids and look at how those experiences play into what we want for our kids. Should we throw them in, or respect their complete fear of wet hair? What if they aren't the water babies we'd hoped they'd be? What if they never know the joy of Marco Polo or Martha Washington hairstyles? Plus Biz is hosting podcast summer camp, Theresa is excited for the summer, and Katy Belle drops by to give opinions.

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/of and Modcloth. For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/Of vitamins, visit takecareof.com and enter promo code badmother. And to get 15% off your first purchase of $100 or more, visit modcloth.com and enter promo code badmother.

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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: obm20episode2025920-206_10_182C207.4720PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:17pm PDT

Biz and Theresa explore our desire to prove to others that we’re doing enough as parents. Regardless of what we’re going through with our kids, when someone tries to be helpful by saying, “Have you tried...xyz?” it can leave us feeling like all our efforts are invisible. So...that’s a thing! Plus, Biz wonders “Who those people are?,” Theresa has been shocked, and we speak with author Rumaan Alam about his new novel That Kind Of Mother.

You can find more from Rumaan on his website rumaanalam.com, on twitter @rumaan, and as the special projects editor of the Books desk for the New York Times. His latest novel That Kind Of Mother is out now.

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 Storyworth. Go to storyworth.com/BADMOTHER to receive $20 off your subscription. And head to care.com/mother to get 30% off of a care.com premium membership.

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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: obm20episode2025820-206_5_182C208.3420PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01am PDT

It's the 9th Ever Genius Fail Spectacular, Plus Rants! Biz and Theresa sit back and bask in the glory of your genius moments and failures and remember that none of us are alone!

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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: obm20episode20257.120-205_31_182C2010.0920AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58pm PDT

Biz and Theresa wonder what "nagging" really is. Do we just want to keep our kids happy and comfortable or is “nagging” just another word used to belittle women? We know that developmentally kids need help remembering what they need, from keeping hands clean to dressing for the weather to staying safe. But at what point do we need to let go and hope they learn on their own from experiencing discomfort? Hint: NEVER! Plus Biz has a Bad Reputation, Theresa accepts some stuff, and we talk to Kate Rope about the importance of mental health as part of more traditional things to expect when you are expecting in her new book Strong As A Mother.

You can find Kate on twitter @katerope or on her website katerope.com. Her new book Strong As A Mother: How to Stay Healthy, Happy, and (Most Importantly) Sane from Pregnancy to Parenthood: The Only Guide to Taking Care of is out now and we cannot recommend it enough!

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 Butcher Box. To receive 30% off of a Care.com premium membership go to care.com/MOTHER. And go to butcherbox.com/BADMOTHER for $20 off of your first box and a free order of bacon!

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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: obm20episode2025620-205_23_182C2011.1720AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm PDT

Biz and Theresa are live from the GMan Tavern in Chicago with special guest comic creator Lucy Knisley, and we want to know what makes a bad influence. Rock 'n' Roll? Video Games? That one kid with the sailor mouth? Captain Underpants? Do we ban it all to make life easier or is this really about us wanting to get rid of something we find annoying rather than dangerous. Whichever it is, we should definitely overthink it. Plus, live genius and fails!

You can find out more about Lucy and her work on her website lucyknisely.com and on twitter @LucyKnisleyLove, Penelope is her newest release and can be found in bookstores and on-line now!

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 audible and Prep Dish. To receive a free audio book an a 30-day free trial, visit audible.com/BADMOTHER or text badmother to 500-500 to get started. And go to prepdish.com/OBM for a free two week trial!

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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: obm20episode20255.Chicago120-205_16_182C2010.5620AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16am PDT

Biz and Theresa explore why we yell and how effective it is. It may not do much for the kids but it "effectively" makes us feel bad. Plus, Biz reflects upon her mortality as she sends another fish to great beyond and Theresa was cute for five seconds!

Chicago! We added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! We still have a couple of tickets left!

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 sponsor this week is Care.com. Go to Care.com/MOTHER to receive 30% off of a premium membership!

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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_Today.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45pm PDT

Biz and Theresa wonder why our attempts at self-care feel more like self-sabotage sometimes. Is it that it can mess up our momentum, or are we just really bad at it? Maybe both! Plus, Biz wonders, "WHAT IF?,” Theresa does feed her children, and we welcome back Renegade Mothering’s Janelle Hanchett to talk about her new book I’m Just Happy To Be Here: A Memoir Of Recklessness, Rehab and Renegade Mothering!

Janelle's book I’m Just Happy To Be Here: A Memoir Of Recklessness, Rehab and Renegade Mothering" is out NOW. You can find her on Twitter @renegademama1 and read her phenomenal blog at renegademothering.com.

Chicago! We will be there next week! We added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

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 Blue Apron and Casper. To get three free meals, visit blueapron.com/badmother. And to get $50 towards select mattresses visit casper.com/badmother

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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: obm20episode20253.120-205_3_182C206.1720AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:24pm PDT

Renée Colvert from the hit MaxFun podcast Can I Pet Your Dog? joins Biz to discuss the question, "Will having dogs prepare me for being a parent?" Is this question insulting, laughable, or does it actually hold some elements of truth? Maybe a little of all three! Plus, Biz discovers a new level of hell and Tugboat is in the house!

Catch a new episode of Can I Pet Your Dog twice a month! You can follow CIPYD on twitter @CIPYDpodcast and Renée @reneecolvert. Renée's dog Tugboat has his very own Instagram account which you can find at @tugboatssgoodboy.

Chicago! We added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

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 Audible. To save 30% on a premium membership, got to care.com/mother. And to get a free audiobook with your 30-day trial, visit audble.com/BADMOTHER or text “badmother” to 500-500 to get started.

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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: obm20episode2025220-204_24_182C208.3020PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:39pm PDT

Thanks to everyone who supported us in this years Max Fun Drive!

Biz and Theresa fill our own boredom by talking about what to do when our kids are bored. Should we bust that boredom with 10 exciting ways to fill up summer break or just threaten to take their toys away if they are so bored? Both probably will have some sort of effect. The real question is how does it make us feel when we hear those 2 words, “I’m Bored,” from our kids? Plus Biz and Theresa never get bored of saying thank you to our listeners and supporters, and we talk to Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee of the Pump and Dump Show about their new book Parentally IncorrectTrue Tales by Real Moms About the F**cked Up Things Their Kids Have Done.

Find out if the Pump and Dump show is coming to your town (they probably are) by visiting their website. Find them on Instagram @thepumpanddumpshow and on Twitter @thepumpanddump, and on their Facebook page AwestruckTV. Their book Parentally Incorrect. True Tales about the F**ked Up Things Their Kids Have Done is on sale now.

Chicago! We added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

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 Blue Apron and Audible. To get three free meals, visit blueapron.com/BADMOTHER. And to get a free audiobook with your 30-day trial, visit audble.com/BADMOTHER or text “badmother” to 500-500 to get started.

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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: obm20episode20251.120-204_19_182C209.2720AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:04pm PDT

This is the last week of the Max Fun Drive and we would love it if you could show us your support! In order to make a contribution go to maximumfun.org/donate and use the #MaxFunDrive on social medial to show us some love!

Who cares if the kids are bored? We want to be bored, too! We explore the idea that being bored may be a missing step to achieving self-care, as well as other mind-blowing concepts like, “Boring acts aren't the same as being bored,” and, “Being bored while doing something for someone doesn’t count!” (We promise it’s not boring!!) Plus, we talk to Kendal Esquerre about LGBTQ representation in the media and teens! It’s the last week of the #MaxFunDrive so tune in for One Bad Mother specific pledge drive gifts, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for hilarious gifs of Biz and Theresa, and shout us out on social media using the #MaxFunDrive, and on Twitter @OneBadMothers for your chance to win a special pledge drive gift! Thank you for supporting One Bad Mother!

You can find Kendal on the internet many places. Her website, Youtube channels KESSE Vision and InHer Power, and check out her hilarious and powerful article on representation, WHY WE NEED A LESBIAN CLAIRE HUXTABLE: Or How I Started a Youtube Channel for My Black, Queer Family on Mutha Magazine.

Chicago! We added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

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.

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: obm20episode2025020-204_11_182C2011.0320AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm PDT

Max Fun Drive is upon us and we would love it if you could show us your support! In order to make a contribution go to maximumfun.org/donate and use the #MaxFunDrive on social medial to show us some love!

Biz and Theresa explore the art of tattling. How do we teach our kids when to “tell,” when to work it out themselves, and when to shrug it off? Plus, Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen doesn’t solve our kid’s eating problems but does cook up a lot of genius! It’s Week 1 of the #MaxFunDrive so tune in for a special badge giveaway and much more! Thank you for supporting One Bad Mother!

You can find Deb on the internet on her website at SmittenKitchen.com, on twitter @smittenkitchen, or on Instagram @debperelman or @smittenkitchen. She has also published two amazing cookbooks, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook and most recently Smitten Kitchen Every Day.

Chicago! We added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

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.

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485
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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: obm20episode2024920-204_3_182C208.4820PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm PDT

Biz and Theresa explore the art of bragging and decide this is a tough one. How can we teach our kids to have pride in their accomplishments while being mindful of the feelings of others? Instead of slapping the label “bragging” on it and walking away, what if we start with the lesson of being gracious towards others? Crap! That sounds like work! Plus, Biz brags about her garden, Theresa brags about her sick baby, and we get some information and resources about childhood stuttering from philanthropist and educator Jane Fraser.

Head to the Stuttering Foundation of America to find out more information about stuttering, Jane Fraser, and to download some of their awesome FREE resources. You can also follow the Stuttering Foundation on Twitter @stutteringfdn.

Chicago! We added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

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 RXBAR Kids and Squarespace. Visit rxbar.com/badmother for 25% off your order when you enter code BADMOTHER at checkout. And head to Squarespace.com to get 10% off your first website or domain when you enter code BAD MOTHER 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: obm20episode20248.120-203_29_182C207.4320AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09am PDT

Biz and Theresa talk about how hard it is to watch our children deal with big disappointments, like missing their first sleepover because they’re sick! Not only do we want to comfort them, it also brings up our own crushing memories… “Mama! Why did you not buy me those Monkees tickets!!! WHY!!!??” The good news is this feels like a parenting situation we can handle. If we survived, it probably means our kids will too (…unless it’s Monkees tickets). Plus, Biz wonders if it’s real and Theresa is in a hell of her own making. Eek! This is not our most uplifting episode! But, we’re getting really good at this.

Chicago! We added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

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 Blue Apron and Bob's Red Mill. Blue Apron is treating OBM listeners to $30 off your first order if you visit http://www.blueapron.com/badmother. And head to http://www.bobsredmill.com to get 25% off with promo code “MOTHER".

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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: obm20episode2024720-203_21_182C209.4820AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03am PDT

Don’t hang up yet, you’re just on hold! Biz and Theresa wonder if putting things on hold until [fill in the blank] is a good thing, and if perhaps it's better to just let some things go so that we can return to them when we're ready. Let's hold off on answering that. Plus, Biz is in the moment but not in the zone, Theresa says, "I’ll do it myself!" and we talk to award-winning children's book author and illustrator Airlie Anderson about her new book, Neither, which is a beautiful celebration of diversity and inclusion.

To learn more about Airlie Anderson find her on twitter @airliebird visit her website, or check out her latest book Neither.

Chicago! We added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

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 Third Love. To save 15% off your first order, visit thirdlove.com/badmother. And visit care.com/mother to get 30% off of your premium membership.

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485
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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: obm20episode20246.120-203_15_182C207.3720AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm PDT

Biz and Theresa talk about setting boundaries and how it can be the start, if not the actual act of self-care. Shutting yourself in the bathroom is a boundary, right? Plus, Biz really had a nice moment, Theresa also had a moment, and we talk to Debbie Reber from TiLT Parenting about differently-wired kids.

Check out the beautifully designed TiLT Parenting and subscribe to the TiLT Parenting podcastwhich comes out every Tuesday. You can follow Debbie @debbiereber and TiLT Parenting @tiltparenting on Twitter. Debbie's newest book Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World is available for pre-order now and is set to come out this July.

Chicago! We added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

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 Blue Apron and Audible. To save $30 off your first order, visit blueapron.com/badmother. And visit audible.com/badmother to get a free audiobook and 30-day trial or text badmother to 500-500 to get started.

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485
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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: obm20episode20245.120-203_8_182C207.3420AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:17am PDT

Biz and Theresa explore the significance of the days of the week post-kids. Mondays feel like the new Fridays and it's always Friday somewhere! Plus Biz passes on some serious knowledge to Katy Belle and Theresa receives some knowledge of her own. And we listen to a stay-at-home mom have a breakdown about...staying at home

Chicago! We added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

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 Bob's Red Mill and audible.com/badmother. To get a free audiobook when signing up for a 30 day free trial visit audible.com/badmother. And visit bobsredmill.com for 25% off your order

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485
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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: obm20episode2024420-202_28_182C208.4720PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:53pm PDT

Biz and Theresa are in situations we'd only witnessed and judged in our pre-kid lives and are wondering, "How did we get here?" It's like the fog is clearing and once we can see everything we discover that we have no idea where we are. Are we “here” forever or is this just a stop on the road? Plus, Biz perfects her "sick kid" parenting and Theresa’s kids bring home the Gold in whining!

Chicago! We added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

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 Blue Apron and Third Love. To save $30 off your first order, visit blueapron.com/badmother. And visit thirdlove.com/badmother for 15% off your first purchase.

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485
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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: obm20episode2024320-202_21_182C208.4120PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:50pm PDT

Biz and Theresa check in on sleep. Why do we think “Problem solved!" when it is really always changing? Why is sleep the one issue that when our kids are having trouble, it feels like we are the ones with the problem? And how do we help older kids who suddenly won’t sleep through the night? Plus Biz works the streets, Theresa is someone, and sleep expert Dr. Jodi Mindell comes back to talk about sleep issues for older kids.

Check out Dr. Mindell's book Sleeping Through the Night, Revised Edition: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night's Sleep and you can find out more about her work with the Pediatric Sleep Council here.

Chicago! One Bad Mother added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

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 Care.com. To get 30% off a premium membership visit Care.com/mother. And visit Casper.com/savings by February 20th 2018 to save $200 of a purchase of $2,000 or more.

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485
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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: obm20episode2024220-202_14_182C2012.0920PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:28pm PDT

Biz and Theresa explore the saying, "Parenting is the toughest job, but also the most rewarding." What are those rewards and why don't they feel like finding a $20 bill in the couch? Is it that the language of “rewards” is misleading? Is it a long game? Is it that there are times when we are in too deep to see them? It may be all or none of these, but what might help is a trophy that says, “Reward.” I’ll take 20. Plus, Theresa has a one-year-old and Biz tries to adopt a new pet.

Chicago! One Bad Mother added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

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 Blue Apron and MVMT. To get $30 off your first order visit blueapron.com/badmother. And get 15% off your order by going to MVMT.com/mother15

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485
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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: obm20episode20241.120-202_7_182C205.1820PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm PDT

Biz and Theresa wonder, “Where do party favors go to die?” The answer? Your house. Kids love them, we hate them, and we admit to fully participating in the madness by buying them and giving them out at our own kids' parties. Maybe giving kids $1 when they leave the party is the cheaper and more environmentally friendly way to go! Plus, Biz lets go of something big, Theresa gives herself the silent treatment, and we talk with comedian and host of NPR’s Ask Me Another, Ophira Eisenberg, about having a baby later in life and letting the truths we set for ourselves be changeable.

You can catch Ophira's hilarious NPR show Ask Me Another every Friday. Don't forget to follow her on Twitter@OphiraE and definitely go watch her standup special Inside Joke.

Chicago! One Bad Mother added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

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 Audible and Care.com. To get a free audiobook with your 30 day trial visit audible.com/badmother. And get 30% off your premium membership visit Care.com/mother.

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485
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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: obm20episode2024020-201_31_182C207.5420PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm PDT

Biz and Theresa are live from San Francisco Sketchfest with guest Eliza Skinner and we're talking about swear words! Our bread and butter! I guess maybe it's weird to hear a four-year-old sound like a sailor at the preschool interview? OOPS. Are some words just bad, is it more about how our kids reflect back on us, or is it just important that kids at least understand what they're saying and the effect their words might have on others? Maybe a little of all of the above. Plus, we enjoy some delightful audience genius and fails, and, of course, a collective listen to a mom having a breakdown.

Eliza Skinner is an excellent twitter person. You can watch Drop The Mic on TBS every Tuesday at 10 p.m. And don't forget to check out her awesome new podcast Cool Playlist where she invites a guest on to make a playlist for a specific life event. First episode to launch on January 30th!

Chicago! One Bad Mother added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

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Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Audible and Bobs Red Mill. To get a free audiobook with your 30 day trial visit audible.com/badmother. And get 25% off your order at bobsredmill.com by using the code mother.

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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: obm20episode2023920-201_24_182C2012.5120PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:04pm PDT

Biz and Theresa wonder if there is anything to birth order as a determining factor in our personalities or if it's basically as reliable as astrological horoscopes? Does being the second child mean we shouldn’t leave the house today or make new investments? Yes, yes, it does. Actually, we discover something terrible…birth order may have nothing to do with our children or how we treat our children and the expectations we have…that may be all us! AGHHHHHH!! Plus, Biz returns from the mountains and Theresa plays pretend.

San Francisco! Join us for One Bad Mother Live at SF Sketchfest w/ Special Guest Eliza Skinner on January 21st at 1:00 p.m. Tickets on sale now!

Chicago! Join us for One Bad Mother LIVE at GMan Tavern on Saturday, May 12th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets on sale now!

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 Audible and Bobs Red Mill. To get a free audiobook with your 30 day trial visit audible.com/badmother. And get 25% off your order at bobsredmill.com by using the code mother.

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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: obm20episode2023820-201_17_182C209.2720PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am PDT

Biz and Theresa wonder why it feels like it’s all or nothing when it comes to getting things — even fun things — done as a parent. Biz thinks we’re trapped between having to commit to being interrupted on the one hand, and being unable to carry out anything (project, work, or personal fun) on the other. Either way, we’re supposed to be "cool with it" because we are "mom." Eek- we may have stumbled on some more resentment here! Plus, Biz’s vacation will solve everything and Theresa is Commander-in-Chief of All That Is Baby!

San Francisco! Join us for One Bad Mother Live at SF Sketchfest w/ Special Guest Eliza Skinner on January 21st at 1:00 p.m. Tickets on sale now!

Chicago! Join us for One Bad Mother LIVE at GMan Tavern on Saturday, May 12th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets on sale now!

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 Third Love and Blue Apron. To save 15% off your first purchase visit ThirdLove.com/BADMOTHER. And
to get your first three meals free visit BlueApron.com/badmother.

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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: obm20episode20237.120-201_11_182C2012.1020PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:26pm PDT

It's the 2nd Annual HOLIDAY Genius Fail Spectacular, Plus Rants Show! Take that, 2017! This week we need to destress from the holidays and kick off the new year right with you, our special guests, as you share your genius and fails of the holidays!

Tickets for One Bad Mother Live at SF Sketchfest with special guest Eliza Skinner on Sunday, January 21st 2018 are on sale now!

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 Audible. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit care.com/mother when you subscribe! And go to audible.com/badmother to get a free audiobook and a free 30 day trial.

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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: obm20episode2023620-201_3_182C209.0820PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm PDT

Biz and Theresa admit that when we have those “what if I hadn’t done this or that” moments it may be tied to unrecognized guilt. Like most parenting guilt, while it isn’t true, it still feels bad, so is there any benefit to it? Plus Biz is not in a happy place, Theresa is in a happy place and we talk to James Breakwell, the exploding unicorn himself, about his new book Only Dead On The Inside: A Parents Guide For Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse.

Check out James on twitter @XplodingUnicorn and you can find his book Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse online and in booksellers near you!

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 BarkBox and Little Bits. To get a free extra month of BarkBox when you sign up for a 6 or 12- month plan visit barkbox.com/onebadmother  when you subscribe. And go to littlebits.com to give the gift of invention.

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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: obm20episode2023520-2012_20_172C2011.5620AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:47pm PDT

Biz and Theresa discuss our kids’ budding independence…or lack thereof and wonder how much we, as parents, are to blame for it. What do you mean ignoring our children's desire to do it themselves because we have no patience could be part of it? Weird. Plus, Biz is visited by the ghost of resolutions past and thank you notes, and Theresa “wuvs" baby talk.

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.comHarry's, and Mrs. Fields . To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit care.com/badmother when you subscribe! To get a limited-edition holiday shave set while supplies last, go to Harrys.com/BADMOTHER. And go to mrsfields.com click on the microphone, and enter code BADMOTHER to get 20-percent off any Mrs. Fields product.

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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: obm20episode2023420-2012_13_172C208.5520PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm PDT

Biz and Theresa realize that our childhood memories of the holidays combined with our visions of what we want our kid’s memories to be makes for one bad tasting fruit cake of guilt. The sensation that time is fleeting is really ramped up over the holidays, and we try to take a step back to focus on what is really important…presents for us! Plus Biz knows they aren’t doing it at her and Theresa has a house check in.

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 Blue Apron and littleBits. To get your first 3 meals free when you subscribe go to blueapron.com/badmother! And go to littlebits.com to give the gift of invention.

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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: obm20episode2023320-2012_6_172C2011.1320AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19pm PDT

Biz and Theresa explore why it feels like being inside our homes sometimes makes us worse at parenting. Do we have shorter fuses and less patience because of the clutter and the never-ending list of chores that weigh us down when we're at home? Or...is there something "Amnityville Horror" going on? It's probably the clutter. Plus, Biz can’t remember anything, Theresa gets a visit from the Sleep Deprivation Fairy, and we get some incredibly helpful information and non-judgy tips from Dr. Cyrus Rangan at Poison Control.

Poison control number: 1-800-222-1222
Poison control website:www.calpoison.org
Poison control tips textline:Text TIPS or PUNTOS to 20121
Online educational game: www.pillsvscandy.com

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 Texture and littleBits. To try Texture for free today, go to texture.com/badmother. And go to littlebits.com for toys that inspire young inventors to master STEAM skills.

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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: obm20episode20232.120-2011_29_172C208.2020PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm PDT

Biz and Theresa explore the confusing moment when things go well. How is it possible when we know it will all melt down? Well, doesn’t it always melt down and don’t we want to be be proven right that we can’t do anything nice? UHG! Be it play dates, travel, staying up late or any other set of circumstances that usually go wrong with kids, maybe we should embrace the amazing feeling of the worst not happening. Plus Biz gets a Thanksgiving surprise, Theresa has a dream and we welcome back actor, director, screenwriter Kay Cannon to talk about her new movie Blockers and being cool with teens having sex.

Follow Kay on twitter @KayKayCannon! Check out Kay's latest project Girlboss on Netflix now and keep an eye out for Pitch Perfect 3, in theaters December 22nd!

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 Ms. Fields and littleBits. Go to mrsfields.com, click on the microphone on the upper right-hand corner, and enter code BADMOTHER to get 25% off Mrs. Fields’ Bestselling Peace, Love, and Cookies tin! And check out littleBits, the toy brand that inspires young inventors to master STEAM skills and create their piece of the Star Wars galaxy with the Droid Inventor Kit.

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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: obm20episode2023120-2011_21_172C209.0620PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:07pm PDT

Don’t tell your sister but you are my favorite! Biz and Theresa talk about favoritism in our homes growing up and how we are trying to steer clear of it now that we're parents. We can at least agree that screaming “why can’t you be more like your brother” is probably a bad idea, right? It gets hard when we wrestle with feeling like we have to over-do to make each child feel they are getting enough attention, especially when they have such different needs. Plus Biz is visited by the demon mom spirit, Theresa has a gender rant, and we talk to early childhood development expert and author, Dr. Gloria Walther.

Check out Dr. Walther and Stuart Lichtman's Eye To Eye series on early childhood development:
Eye to Eye, Volume One
Eye to Eye, Volume Two
Eye to Eye, Volume Three: Becoming a More Relaxed and Effective Parent
Eye to Eye, Volume Four

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 Mac And Mia. To get $50 towards any mattress purchase, visit casper.com/badmother when you subscribe! And go to macandmia.com/mother to accentuate your child's wardrobe with curated items of style and quality.

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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: obm20episode20229.120-2011_16_172C2010.3120AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm PDT

One Bad Mother is live from The Bell House in Brooklyn this week! Biz and Theresa wonder how cool will we be when our children begin to decorate their rooms in ways that are visually unappealing at best and personally offensive at worse? Plus Ophira Eisenberg, comedian and host of NPR's Ask Me Another joins in the conversation, Adira Amram and the Experience perform "The Mom Song", and live genius and fails!

Follow Ophira on Twitter @OphiraE. You can catch new episodes of her hilarious NPR show Ask Me Another every Friday. Her book Screw Everything: Sleeping My Way To Monogamy is out now.

For more information on Adira Amram & The Experience visit their website and follow Adira on Twitter @adiraamram.

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 Blue Apron. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit care.com/mother when you subscribe! And go to blueapron.com/badmother to get $30 off your first order.

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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


Biz admits to Theresa that we feel like frauds when it comes to knowing how to parent. Does standing there feeling totally blank count as “knowing what to do?” Luckily, Theresa lets us know we are not the only ones. Plus Biz commits to spontaneity , Theresa says “umhum," and we talk to author James Patterson about his Jimmy Patterson collections and his two latest books for young readers.

Check out James' newest releases Give Thank You a Try (Give Please a Chance) and Big Words for Little Geniuses. You can check out his Jimmy Patterson collection here and learn more about Read Kiddo Read and his work to get more children reading here.

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 BarkBox and Mac And Mia. Go to barkbox.com/badmother to get a free extra month of BarkBox when you sign up for a 6 or 12- month plan. And go to macandmia.com/MOTHER for an easy way to accentuate your child's wardrobe with curated items of style and quality.

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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: obm20episode2022820-2011_1_172C2012.0720PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm PDT

One Bad Mother Halloween Bonus! The Ellis Sister’s Family Hauntings
Hide under the covers listeners, Biz is joined by her sister, Helen Michelle, to share some of their family’s ghost stories.

Follow Helen Michelle on twitter @WhatIDoAllDay and don't forget to pick up her book American Housewife.

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Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org.

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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: obm20episode20Halloween20Bonus20-2010_30_172C208.3720PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:39am PDT

This week on a spooky Halloween One Bad Mother, Biz and Theresa discover that when our kids are out in public…being kids….everyone is watching! AHHHHH! Are our fears of being judged or that everyone is “over us already” real, or is the Jekyll to our Hyde trying to bust free and ruin everything? Plus Biz beats Halloween, Theresa is visited by a parenting ghost and we speak with Liz Sower of Ghosts in The Burbs.

Ghosts In The Burbs: https://ghostsintheburbs.wordpress.com/2016/02/
Liz on Twitter: @ghostintheburbs

Liz's Spooky Picks:
Come Closer by Sara Gran
Will Storr vs. The Supernatural: One Man's Search for the Truth About Ghosts by Will Storr
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

Theresa's Spooky Pick:
My First Ghost by Maggie Miller, Michael Leviton and Illustrated by Stephanie Buscema

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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: obm20episode20227.120-2010_26_172C2012.1520PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57pm PDT

Biz and Theresa hear our parents everywhere….and it's coming from ourselves! What is it about becoming a parent that brings out the best and worst of those who raised us in ourselves? Is it nature or nurture or just inevitable? Plus Biz has a sniffle complex and Theresa compliments her partner.

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Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are RX Bar Kids and Texture.com. To save 25% off your first order of RX Bars, visit rxbar.com/BADMOTHER. And go to texture.com/BADMOTHER and you'll get a free 14 day trial when you use the promo code BADMOTHER.

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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: obm20episode2022620-2010_18_172C2012.1020PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23pm PDT

Biz and Theresa share all the things that our kids take forever to do…put on shoes, eat, get out of the car, get into the car, really anything. Should we acknowledge the irony of all the times we say we wish we could slow down or that we wish the world for our kids would slow down while we complain about this? Nope! No time! Hurry up! We can’t teach you how to learn to be bored and to be patient when you are so slow! Sigh. We are getting really good at this? Plus Biz has more cake, Theresa gets ready for an adventure and we talk to Chris Harris author of I’m Just No Good At Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-ups.

Chris' book of poetry is out now!

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

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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: obm20episode2022520-2010_11_172C208.5620PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am PDT

Biz and Theresa explore the importance of picture day. Are we team “clean faced/hair brushed” or team “It was picture day?” Who cares the most about it, us or our children? What do we do with those pictures…mail them to relatives, frame them, or dump them in a file drawer? No matter what you do, the real meaning of picture day is to have something to embarrass our children with in 20 years. Plus Biz is forever in blue jeans, Theresa is the sleep president and we talk to Morra Aarons-Mele about her new book Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You’d Rather Stay Home)

Pick up Morra's new book now and subscribe to her Forbes podcast Hiding in the Bathroom for more of a discussion around redefining success as an introvert.

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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 Harry's. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit care.com/badmother when you subscribe! And go to harrys.com/badmother to get your free trial offer!

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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: obm20episode2022420-2010_4_172C208.2920PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:41pm PDT

Biz and Theresa are too tired to talk about anything deep so we pull out our tiny screw drivers and talk about batteries! Plus Biz has cake guilt, Theresa has a super brain, and we talk to Sarah Kowalski, Esq. about her new book Motherhood Reimagined: When becoming a Mother Doesn’t Go As Planned, where she discusses fertility issues and single motherhood by choice.

Sarah Kowalski's new book Motherhood Reimagined: When Becoming a Mother Doesn't Go As Planned will be out on October 17th, but you can pre-order it now. Also, don't forget to check out Sarah's FREE Ultimate Guide to Discussing Alternative Family Structures With Your Kids!

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Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Care.com and Texture. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit care.com/badmother when you subscribe! And go to texture.com/badmother to get your 14 day free trial!

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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: obm20episode2022320-209_27_172C2011.5820AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm PDT

Biz and Theresa wonder which is harder, having to be the more flexible person in the family with our work and personal needs, or adjusting our attitudes to be happy about it? How do we find the energy to adjust how we feel about it if we are always spending that energy being so freaking flexible!!? Which came first, the bitter chicken or the miserable egg? Maybe just talking it to death will help. Plus the walls are talking to Biz, Theresa made it and we talk to blogger and author Lee Wind about LGBTQ literature for young adults and children.

Check out Lee Wind's blog I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the hell do I read? for comprehensive lists of LGBTQ literature and follow him on Twitter @leewind.

Brooklyn: Tickets for One Bad Mother Live at The Bell House on Saturday October 14th are on sale now!

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 sponsor this week is Third Love. Go to thirdlove.com/BADMOTHER to try your perfect fitting bra for 30 days for free!

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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: obm20episode2022220-209_20_172C207.5220PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:18pm PDT

One Bad Mother is live from the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles this week and Biz and Theresa try to answer the hardest question of all: "Why do we have to answer all these questions?” Special guest, screen writer Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect, Girlboss) joins to discuss whether curiosity is a good thing or deadly…to cats…cats who are human parents and tired of questions! Plus, live Genius and Fails!

Follow Kay on twitter @KayKayCannon! Check out Kay's latest project Girlboss on Netflix now and keep an eye out for Pitch Perfect 3, in theaters December 22nd!

Brooklyn: Tickets for One Bad Mother Live at The Bell House on Saturday October 14th are on sale now!

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 Bark Box and Blue Apron. To get a free extra month of BarkBox when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month plan, visit BarkBox.com/badmother when you subscribe! And go to BlueApron.com/badmother to get your first 3 meals free with free shipping.

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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: obm20episode2022120LA20show20-209_13_172C201.1820PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm PDT

It's time for the 8th ever Genius Fail Spectacular Plus Rants where we feel less alone and possibly a bit better about the job we are doing by basking in the good and not so good moments of parenting shared by our listeners. Plus Biz makes a wish and Theresa loves a challenge. You are all doing a great job!

Brooklyn: Tickets for One Bad Mother Live at The Bell House on Saturday October 14th are on sale now!

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Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Care.com and Casper. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit care.com/badmother when you subscribe! And go to casper.com/badmother and you’ll get $50 towards any mattress purchase when you enter the 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: obm20episode20220.120-209_6_172C208.4520PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm PDT

Biz and Theresa wonder why it is so hard to get out of the house with kids. Oh, thats right…because everything. You’d think that after at least a few years, all the people in your house who need to get out of the house would accept that this is an event that happens and yet, when when you ask the 3 year old to get his shoes there is a very good chance he will return with rocks. Could it be that house-leaving related stress could be the seed for all parenting stress? Plus Biz gets the facts, Theresa is getting really good at this and we talk to Keli Garcia Allen about raising bilingual children.

You can check out some of Keli's thoughts about raising children in a bilingual household and learn more about the language learning app on the Learn Safari website.

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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 Third Love. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit care.com/badmother when you subscribe! And go to thirdlove.com/BADMOTHER and you can find your perfect fitting bra and try it for free for 30 days.

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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_219_-_8_29_17_8.32_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:10pm PDT

Biz wonders if we are incapable of letting our children solve their own problems and if this is why our children can’t actually problem solve! Theresa suggests maybe its less about ability and more about personality. What’s worse, stunting our children's development or having to accept they may be totally different than you? Both seem like a reason to hide in the bathroom. Plus Biz gets thumb tacky, Theresa takes cover and we talk to Temple University professor and mother Dr. Ama Mazama about the growing trend and reasoning behind home schooling for African American children.

Check out Dr. Mazama in The Atlantic piece by Jessica Huseman that brought her to our attention and pick up her book The Afrocentric Paradigm to learn more about her field of study.

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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 Rent The Runway and NatureBox. To save 25% off an Unlimited Rent The Runway subscription, visit RentTheRunway.com/Unlimited or download the iPhone app and enter the code BADMOTHER at checkout. And, go to NatureBox.com/BADMOTHER to get a free month of membership and 3 free snacks.

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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_218.1_-_8_23_17_7.03_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:10pm PDT

Biz and Theresa load up our backpacks with unnecessary anxiety! School is great and the teachers are better, so what could be keeping us up at night? Will the teacher be a good fit for our kid? Is this the REAL school supply list? We gotta get kids where? WHEN?! Does it count as bad communication from the school if we don’t read any of it? Should any of this be stressing us out? Theresa rolls with it while Biz lets her sadness for her ever aging children manifest itself into an unhealthy “yes!” Plus Biz has a screamer, Theresa goes to the beach, and we talk to Michael Ian Black about fatherhood, twitter, writing children's books, and Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later (in which he stars), which is streaming now on Netflix, to our endless delight!

Follow Michael on twitter @michaelianblack and don't forget to check out his latest children's book A Child's First Book of Trump and his hilarious new Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later!

Brooklyn: Tickets for One Bad Mother Live at The Bell House on Saturday October 14th are on sale now!

Los Angeles: Join us for One Bad Mother LIVE at the Bootleg Theater on Saturday August 26th! It's a matinee! Tickets on sale now!

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 NatureBox and Third Love. To get three free snacks with your first order, go to naturebox.com/BADMOTHER. And go to thirdlove.com/BADMOTHER to try a Third Love bra for free for 30 days!

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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_217_-_8_15_17_9.02_PM.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23pm PDT

Biz and Theresa spend the show convincing ourselves that when our children whine it is a good thing. If we ignore the feeling of wanting to slam our heads into a wall and scream “my ears are bleeding! BLEEDING” and focus instead on the biological and emotional science of why children whine, we might just be successful. Success means hiding in the bathroom, right? Technically you are still in the house. Success! Plus Biz wants to know what’s happening, Theresa accepts her fate and we talk to Jennifer L. Verdolin, Phd about her new book Raised By Animals: The Surprising New Science of Animal Family Dynamics!

The book: https://www.amazon.com/Raised-Animals-Surprising-Science-Dynamics/dp/161...

Twitter: @RealDrJen

Website: http://www.jenniferverdolin.com/raised-by-animals

Los Angeles: Join us for One Bad Mother LIVE at the Bootleg Theater on Saturday August 26th! It's a matinee! Tickets on sale now!

Brooklyn: Tickets for One Bad Mother Live at The Bell House on Saturday October 14th are on sale now!

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 Boll and Branch and Away First Class Luggage. Go to http://www.bollandbranch.com and you’ll get $50 off your first set of sheets plus free shipping in the U.S. when you use the promo code badmother. Plus, receive $20 dollars off of any suitcase purchase when you visit awaytravel.com/badmother and enter 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: obm20episode2021620-208_8_172C208.3520PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48am PDT

Biz and Theresa talk about all the little things we hate that we hadn't thought about in years....till our kids did them to us! Pool splashing, sparklers, being surprised...these aren't phobias or life-threatening but they still bug the crap out of us! So, do we ban them or toughen up? What if we just try to explain rationally to a three-year-old that we'd like them to stop? Yep! That will work! Plus, Biz sees herself in Katy Belle and Theresa returns from the woods!

Brooklyn: Tickets for One Bad Mother Live at The Bell House on Saturday October 14th are on sale now!

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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 NatureBox and Third Love. To get three free snacks with your first order, go to naturebox.com/BADMOTHER. And go to thirdlove.com/BADMOTHER to try a Third Love bra for free for 30 days!

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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: obm20episode20215.120-208_2_172C207.1120PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am PDT

This week on One Bad Mother, we are excited to share our live show from San Francisco (May 2017) where we talk about bad habits. What makes a bad habit and do we have any control over what habits our kids have? Probably not but that won’t stop Biz from trying to keep her child from becoming the class “booger eater.” Glynn Washington of Snap Judgement joins us and serves as the voice of reason and experience with his parenting perspective with older kids. We need it! Plus live genius and fails!

Note: This week corporal punishment is mentioned in the discussion.

You can listen to Glynn's program Snap Judgment on your local NPR affiliate stations or subscribe in your favorite podcatcher.

 

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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: obm20episode2021420SF20live20show20-207_27_172C2011.4820AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:49pm PDT

This week on One Bad Mother, Biz and Theresa realize that all that glitters is not gold…it is just glitter and like that shitty tattoo you got from that wild night out that was fun but full of regrets the next morning, it will be with you forever. What makes glitter magical and why, despite knowing its dark side, do we keep letting it back into our house? Maybe, like all awful things, we can turn it into a reminder that we are getting really good at this. Plus, Biz brings Katy Belle to work and Theresa get summer schooled.

Brooklyn: Tickets for One Bad Mother Live at The Bell House on Saturday October 14th are on sale now!

Los Angeles: Join us for One Bad Mother LIVE at the Bootleg Theater on Saturday August 26th! It's a matinee! Tickets on sale now!

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 Rent The Runway and Blue Apron. To save 25% on your first Rent The Runway order, enter code BADMOTHER at checkout. And go to blueapron.com/BADMOTHER and you’ll get your first three meals free with free shipping.

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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: obm20episode2021320-207_19_172C207.5620PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31pm PDT

Biz and Theresa talk about playing games as children and now, with our own kids. We each have one capable, game-playing-age child as well as another child who seems to turn all game-playing experiences into hurricanes of frustration. Yet, we keep trying! Plus, we're joined by the delightful and insightful Anthonia Akitunde, founder of the website MaterMea.com, to talk about normalizing the experiences of women of color in motherhood.

Anthonia's favorites to follow on Instagram and elsewhere online:

Alex Elle
Brandi Sellers and her blog Not So Private Parts
Satya Nelms
Elmeka Henderson

Brooklyn: Tickets for One Bad Mother Live at The Bell House on Saturday October 14th are on sale now!

Los Angeles: Join us for One Bad Mother LIVE at the Bootleg Theater on Saturday August 26th! It's a matinee! Tickets on sale now!

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 Boll and Branch. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit care.com/badmother when you subscribe! And go to http://www.bollandbranch.com and you’ll get $50 off your first set of sheets plus free shipping in the U.S. when you use the promo code BADMOTHER.

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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: obm20episode2021220-207_10_172C209.1320PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51am PDT

This week on One Bad Mother, maybe you can’t understand what Biz and Theresa are saying because they bit off more than they can chew. While choking on it, they wonder why this keeps happening. Is it that we don’t see parenting as work so we take on more as if we are starting with a clean plate only to discover that there was a cake hiding under the salad the whole time? Plus Biz would like time to stop, Theresa is in too deep and we talk to returning guest Tresa Edmunds about her new self care venture HavenTree Box.

HavenTree Box: https://www.haventreebox.com/about/
Tresa Edmunds on Twitter: @reesedixon

Brooklyn: Tickets for One Bad Mother Live at The Bell House on Saturday October 14th go on sale tomorrow, July 7 at 10am EDT: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1518788

Los Angeles: Join us for One Bad Mother LIVE at the Bootleg Theater on Saturday August 26th! It's a matinee! Tickets on sale now!

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 NatureBox. One Bad Mother listeners can get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting www.casper.com/badmother and using promo code "badmother" at check out. And NatureBox is offering One Bad Mother fans THREE FREE SNACKS with your first order when you go to NatureBox.com/badmother.

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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: obm20episode2021120-207_4_172C208.2920PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05am PDT

Biz and Theresa wonder what needs to happen, how much money it would take, how many magic wishes we’d need or who’s permission needs to be given for us to actually commit to self-care. Is 100 magic wishes enough? Maybe the actual self-care we are looking for isn’t a physical act, but instead an internal one. Or maybe we just need to go out for milk…in the Bahamas. Plus Biz is getting the band back together, Theresa can't get the splinter out and we talk to Erin Bried, founder and Editor in Chief of the awesome magazine for girls, Kazoo!

Kazoo Magazine: http://www.kazoomagazine.com
Twitter: @kazoomagazine

Los Angeles: Join us for One Bad Mother LIVE at the Bootleg Theater on Saturday August 26th! It's a matinee! Tickets on sale now!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are theSkimm, Care.com, and Blue Apron. theSkimm serves up the news right when you need it, in one simple email, every single morning, with style and no B.S. - it’s fun, informative, and it’s FREE. Sign up TODAY at http://www.theSkimm.com/badmother and you’ll be entered to win a $250 Visa gift card. One Bad Mother is also supported in part by Care.com, the easy and reliable way to find care for everyone in the family — when and where you need it. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit http://www.care.com/badmother when you subscribe! And for less than $10 per person per meal, Blue Apron delivers seasonal recipes along with pre-portioned ingredients to make delicious, home-cooked meals. Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals free — with free shipping — by going to http://www.blueapron.com/badmother.

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Direct download: obm20episode2021020-206_20_172C207.1020PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08am PDT

Biz and Theresa wonder if there is a person in the family who everything revolves around and if it is us, why do we keep getting hit by all those things in orbit? Does the family seem to revolve around one kid or does the focus tend to shift? Is this good, bad, or just another question there is no answer to? Plus Biz is happy about something, Theresa is losing her mind and we talk to Tae Won Yu about his awesome new book My First Baby Signs.

The Book: http://amzn.to/2trpWI3
Tae Won Yu: http://taewonyu.tumblr.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MrTaewonyu

Los Angeles: Join us for One Bad Mother LIVE at the Bootleg Theater on Saturday August 26th! It's a matinee! Tickets on sale now!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Care.com and Boll and Branch. Care.com is the easy and reliable way to find care for everyone in the family — when and where you need it. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit http://www.care.com/badmother when you subscribe! One Bad Mother is also supported in part by Boll and Branch. Go to http://www.bollandbranch.com and you’ll get $50 off your first set of sheets plus free shipping in the U.S. when you use the promo code BADMOTHER.

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Direct download: obm20episode20209.120-206_14_172C203.4420PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am PDT

Biz and Theresa are beginning to think we aren’t using the word "selfish" right. Wanting time for yourself so you can rest isn’t the same thing as shoving someone out of the lifeboat. As we find ourselves digging into the idea of self-care more and more on the show, we try to figure out this week why it's hard to allow ourselves our own wants and desires. Plus Biz has an unimportant update, Theresa is getting messages and they're coming from within her bra, and we talk to Brett McKay about his book, The Art of Manliness, which, as it turns out, is helpful to parents and non-parents, regardless of gender!

The website: http://www.artofmanliness.com/
The book: http://amzn.to/2sVxcMQ
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/brettmckay

Los Angeles: Join us for One Bad Mother LIVE at the Bootleg Theater on Saturday August 26th! It's a matinee! Tickets on sale now!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsor this week is thredUP, the world’s largest online thrift store. Right now, go to http://www.thredUP.com/badmother to get an extra 40% off your first order.

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Direct download: obm20episode2020820-206_4_172C209.2120PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:15pm PDT

Buckle up for our seventh genius-fail spectacular (plus rants!) where we bask in the great equalizer of great and awful moments. Trust us, none of us are alone and everyone is doing an amazing job! Plus, Biz is getting ready to head to Alabama, Theresa is discombobulated, and this week's show includes background baby noises brought to you by Baby Curtis!

Los Angeles: Join us for One Bad Mother LIVE at the Bootleg Theater on Saturday August 26th! It's a matinee! Tickets on sale Wednesday!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Storyworth and theSkimm. Storyworth makes it easy and fun for your loved ones to share their stories, with weekly emailed story prompts - questions you’ve never thought to ask. For $20 off, visit http://www.storyworth.com/badmother. One Bad Mother is also supported in part by theSkimm. theSkimm serves up the news right when you need it, in one simple email, every single morning, with style and no B.S. - it’s fun, informative, and it’s FREE. Sign up TODAY at http://www.theSkimm.com/badmother and you’ll be entered to win a $250 Visa gift card.

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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: obm20episode20207.120-206_2_172C203.3620PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm PDT

Biz and Theresa wonder if there's any benefit to all the fighting going on between our kids besides thinning out the herd. One part of our brain knows to let them learn to work it out, unless it gets violent, but the other part of our brain finds it hard not to step in when we get fed up listening to it. Plus, Biz has a dream and Theresa practices detachment parenting. We talk to author, therapist and mom Colleen O’Grady about raising teen daughters, but our conversation is relevant to so many stages of parenting, it is absolutely something for everyone -- not just parents of teenage girls!

Colleen O'Grady
Website: http://colleenogrady.com/
Twitter: @poweryourparent

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Care.com and Harry's. Care.com is the easy and reliable way to find care for everyone in the family — when and where you need it. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit http://www.care.com/badmother when you subscribe! One Bad Mother is also supported in part by Harry's. To get your Free Trial set – including a razor handle, 5-blade cartridge, and shave gel – go to http://www.harrys.com/badmother right now!

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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: obm20episode2020620-205_23_172C205.4220PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22am PDT

Biz and Theresa wonder if we're putting too much or too little weight on our kids' actual ages. Every time our older kids reach a new age, it seems younger than we imagined it would be, and our younger kids -- no matter how old they get -- always seem little compared to our big kids. When we set limits and expectations based on our kids' ages, it always somehow feels totally arbitrary! Plus, Biz acts like she cares, Theresa solves the formula, and we talk to actresses and moms Kimmy Gatewood and Rebecca Johnson about Glow, the new Netflix series about lady wrestlers.

Follow Kimmy! @KimmyGatewood
Follow Rebecca! @HelloRebekka

Glow on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80114988

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Boll and Branch and thredUP. Go to http://www.bollandbranch.com and you’ll get $50 off your first set of sheets plus free shipping in the U.S. when you use the promo code BADMOTHER. One Bad Mother is also supported in part by thredUP, the world’s largest online thrift store. Right now, go to http://www.thredUP.com/badmother to get an extra 40% off your first order.

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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: obm20episode20205.520-205_17_172C207.3520AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm PDT

In honor of Mother’s Day, Biz and Theresa wonder whether we have inadvertently allowed ourselves to become doormats! When we hear our partners tell our kids, "Don't talk to your mother that way," why are we surprised? It's nice to know someone has our backs, but...maybe we should also have our own backs! How do we practice patience while also standing up to our kids when they cross the line? How do we stand up to ourselves when we treat ourselves badly? Plus, Biz spends money on garbage and Theresa would like to stop having kids now!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are theSkimm and Care.com. theSkimm serves up the news right when you need it, in one simple email, every single morning, with style and no B.S. - it’s fun, informative, and it’s FREE. Sign up right now for theSkimm, and enter for your chance to win a $250 Visa gift card at theSkimm.com/badmother. One Bad Mother is also supported in part by Care.com, the easy and reliable way to find care for everyone in the family — when and where you need it. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit care.com/badmother when you subscribe!

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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: obm20episode20204.120-205_11_172C2011.4020A.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm PDT

Biz and Theresa are beginning to think our kids are trying to tell use something…like, to shut up. Perhaps the face grabbing, mouth covering and screaming, “No talking, Mama!” is a clue. Is expecting our children to not interrupt reasonable right now or should we be focusing more on the long game? Plus, Biz adjusts her attitude, there is a baby on Theresa’s plane, and Heather MacLean joins to talk about her new YA book, Toward a Secret Sky and her experiences as a mom with a child with Tourette's.

Heather’s Website: http://www.heather-maclean.com
Toward A Secret Sky: http://amzn.to/2p2ce0h
Twitter: @HeatherMaclean

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Blue Apron and MVMT Watches. For less than $10 per person per meal, Blue Apron delivers seasonal recipes along with pre-portioned ingredients to make delicious, home-cooked meals. Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals free — with free shipping — by going to http://www.blueapron.com/badmother. MVMT Watches was founded on the belief that style shouldn’t break the bank. Get 15% off today — with free shipping and free returns — by going to http://www.mvmtwatches.com/mother.

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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: obm20episode2020320-205_3_172C208.4020PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm PDT

Biz and Theresa talk about how it feels when our kids get in trouble at school. Everyone is definitely thinking we're doing a bad job as parents, right? Plus, life finds a way for Biz, Theresa tells us how it's going with three, and we talk with comedian Joe Sib about his parenting podcast and his new comedy album Nowhere Near The Top.

Twitter: @JoeSib
Nowhere Near The Top album: https://www.nowherenearthetop.com
Rad Parenting Podcast: http://rad-parenting.com

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You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning At Parenting! is now available! You can get it at Amazon or Barnes and Noble or Books-A-Million or your local indie book store!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsor this week is StoryWorth. StoryWorth makes it easy and fun for your loved ones to share their stories, with weekly emailed story prompts - questions you’ve never thought to ask. For $20 off, visit http://www.storyworth.com/badmother when you subscribe!

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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: obm20episode2020220-204_26_172C207.5320PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:48pm PDT

Every family has its own way of doing things and, now that our kids are old enough to compare our homes to their friends', suddenly there's a whole list of ways in which we, our kids' parents, ARE MONSTERS. Plus, Biz paves the way for weekend fun and Theresa visits a real forest. And we talk with writer Nefertiti Austin about her experience adopting children as a single woman of color.
 
In reference to our conversation with Nefertiti, here are some book recommendations from Gwen Glazer of the New York Public Library. These books are for children ages 10+, featuring protagonists who are people of color. Note these are categorized by gender -- the first listed are books featuring boy/male leads and below that are books featuring girl/female leads. As with any book, parents should read first to make sure it is suitable for your child. Thank you, Gwen!
 
Featuring boy/male leads:
 
As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds (Nefertiti after the show found this as well through her local librarian) 
The Crossover and Booked by Kwame Alexander (these might skew older​ -- for a mature 10yo only​) 
The Cruisers series by Walter Dean Myers​
Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth​
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis​
 
Featuring girl/female leads:
 
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia 
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smit 
Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes 
The Jumbies series by Tracy Baptiste 
The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis  
Zora and Me by Victoria Bond
 
Nefertiti Austin:

http://muthamagazine.com/author/nefertiti-austin/
http://www.essence.com/authors/nefertiti-austin

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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: obm20episode2020120-204_18_172C209.0320PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm PDT

This week on One Bad Mother, Biz and Theresa ponder the stereotype of mothers….not the ethereal, magical vessel image…its the hunched, broken, shell of a person image. Is it avoidable? Is it too late? Or is there some place in between the deep end and the impossible vision of self put upon perfection? We hope that place has snacks. Plus Biz lives her parenting dream, Theresa gives us a window into her world and we talk to Bryn Huntpalmer of the podcast The Birth Hour.

Website: http://thebirthhour.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/brynhuntpalmer

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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: obm20episode20200.120-204_12_172C207.3220PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am PDT

This week on One Bad Mother, Biz and Theresa wonder why stepping foot into elementary school can churn up our own personal anxiety about making friends as adults with other parents. Is it all in our minds or should we just hang out behind the cafeteria and start smoking? Plus Biz gives up the bottle, Theresa takes up the bottle and Kiera Butler, a senior editor at Mother Jones joins to talk about the silence surrounding birth related injuries.

The Mother Jones Piece: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/01/childbirth-injuries-prolapse-cesarean-section-natural-childbirth

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Lyft and Blue Apron. Go to http://www.lyft.com/badmother today and you’ll get a $500 new driver bonus after you complete 100 rides within 30 days. And check out this week's Blue Apron menu and get your first 3 meals free, with free shipping, by going to http://www.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: obm20episode2019920-204_4_172C208.1720PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26pm PDT

This week on One Bad Mother, in honor of the #MaxFunDrive, Theresa is BACK, with Baby Curtis, and we talk about the miracle of childbirth. The third times the charm! Plus we are joined by Jancee Dunn, to talk about her new book which works through the issues many couples have after a baby shows up in their life. Turns out, there maybe should have been some pre-baby talk about how stuff was going to work. Weird. Last but not least, we wrap up the #MaxFunDrive and want to say thank you for all of your support!

Jancee Dunn
http://www.janceedunn.net
Twitter: @JanceeDunn
How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids: http://amzn.to/2nidOFR

Plus it is #MaxFunDrive! This is the best time to support One Bad Mother by becoming a new or upgrading member of Maximum Fun! We can’t make this show without you. Thank you.

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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: obm20episode2019820Maxfundrive20220-203_29_172C204.5120PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:15pm PDT

This week on One Bad Mother, in honor MaxFunDrive, Biz travels to the past to talk to to still pregnant Theresa about how much they should care about how their kid’s express themselves through their clothes. The answer turns out to be “not a lot” but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a bumpy road to get there and acceptance that the road will go on forever….with more bumps. Plus Corin Tucker joins us to talk about “mom cool,” feminism post kids and the importance of supporting each other.

Plus it is #MaxFunDrive! This is the best time to support One Bad Mother by becoming a new or upgrading member of Maximum Fun! We can’t make this show without you. Thank you.

Corin Tucker
Twitter: @corintuckerband
Slater Kinney: http://www.sleater-kinney.com
The Corin Tucker Band: http://www.killrockstars.com/artists/the-corin-tucker-band

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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: obm20episode2019720Maxfundrive20120-203_20_172C209.5520PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:41pm PDT

This week on One Bad Mother, Tempest DuJour joins Biz as co-host to answer the question "What do you mean they don’t want to be your friend baby girl?” What are we supposed to do as parents if our kids feel like they don’t have friends? I mean besides threaten those kids who dare not like our children. That probably qualifies as getting “too involved.” But what is enough involvement and how bitter is that pill to swallow that there really isn’t anything you can do to keep your children from emotional pain? Plus we call Theresa and we announce our first LIVE show in San Francisco!

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Twitter for Tempest: @TempestDuJour

Website: http://www.tempestdujour.com

Previous OBM show with Tempest! http://www.maximumfun.org/one-bad-mother/one-bad-mother-episode-176-how-change-gears-out-parenting-funk-plus-guest-tempest-duj

Preorder the One Bad Mother book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning At Parenting! You can get it at Amazon or Barnes and Noble or Books-A-Million or your local indie book store!

MaxFunDrive is coming March 20th-31st! Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org.

Our sponsors this week are Warby Parker and Lyft. OBM listeners can visit http://www.warbyparker.com/badmother to begin your free home try on experience today! Go to http://www.lyft.com/badmother today and you’ll get a $500 new driver bonus after you complete 100 rides within 30 days.

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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: obm20episode2019620-203_14_172C208.3720PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53am PDT

This week on One Bad Mother, Books! They can be really helpful! Gwen Glazer, the recommendations librarian from the NYC public Library and co-host of the podcast The Librarian Is In, joins as our cohost and we explore how books can help us prepare our kids from the simplest of milestones to some of the harder issues. Gwen brings us suggestions for books about refugees and immigration for our kids and proves it isn’t just Biz who can’t find books about parenting by people of color. Plus Biz has another author in the house and so many announcements!

Gwen’s recommendations!:
"16 Books about Refugees for Kids & Adults"
"#PARENTINGSOWHITE: Where Are the Black Parenting Memoirs?" by Nefertiti Austin in Mater Mea magazine online

Funny memoirs from parents of color:
Child Please: How Mama’s Old-School Lessons Helped Me Check Myself Before I Wrecked Myself by Ylonda Gault Caviness
Toddlers Are Assholes: It's Not Your Fault by Bunmi Latidan
Postcards from Cookie by Caroline Clarke

To support Janet Stickmon and the publication of her book To Black Parents Visiting Earth, click here!

The Librarian Is In Podcast

Twitter: @NYPLRecommends

Previous Gwen Glazer episode: One Bad Mother Episode 163

Preorder the One Bad Mother book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning At Parenting! You can get it at Amazon or Barnes and Noble or Books-A-Million or your local indie book store!

MaxFunDrive is coming March 20th-31st! Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Casper and Blue Apron. One Bad Mother listeners can get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting http://www.casper.com/badmother and using promo code "badmother" at check out. And check out this week's Blue Apron menu and get your first 3 meals free, with free shipping, by going to http://www.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: obm20episode2019520-203_7_172C201.2820PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34am PDT

This week on One Bad Mother, Biz is joined by guest host Nicole Blades to wonder if we HAVE to like our kid's friends. Plus Nicole admits to the goldfish swap, Biz feels beat up and we talk to Theresa who questions the sustainability of parenting.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are LOLA and Lyft. For 60% off your first order, visit myLOLA.com and enter "badmother" when you subscribe! Go to http://www.lyft.com/badmother today and you’ll get a $500 new driver bonus after you complete 100 rides within 30 days.

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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: obm20episode2019420-202_28_172C208.3820PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am PDT

This week on One Bad Mother, Living arrangements! Guest host John Roderick joins to talk about the rather non-traditional family set up he shares with the mother of his child, plus we check in with Theresa who is still on maternity leave and Biz isn’t sure long weekends are all they are cracked up to be.

John Roderick
http://www.johnroderick.com
Twitter: @johnroderick

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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: obm20episode2019320-202_23_172C2011.4420AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:32pm PDT

This week on One Bad Mother, while Theresa is out on family leave, Biz is joined by her husband Stefan Lawrence to talk about the language of love. Or maybe its the language of Swedish and the love part comes from staying married while one parent speaks only English and the other only Swedish to the kids. Does it get frustrating? Does it take patience? Does it take commitment? Yes…and Stefan finds it challenging too. Plus Stefan Hotdogs the intro and Biz wants to was on down the road that takes her away from the school talent show.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org.

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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: obm20episode2019220-202_14_172C209.1320PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am PDT

This week on One Bad Mother, Theresa has had a baby! Yay! Biz is joined by guest host Britt Erickson and they wonder why kid’s have such a problem with what we know to be true and instead cling to their alternative facts…and why are they so stubborn about it? Its the kids being stubborn right? Not us…right? Plus we are joined by Meg Collins of Lucie’s List to talk about the importance of being honest about what to really expect when you’re expecting.

Britt Erickson: http://brittericksonpilates.com/

Lucie’s List: https://www.lucieslist.com
Twitter: @LuciesList

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Blue Apron and MVMT. You can try Blue Apron and get your first three meals free with free shipping by visiting BlueApron.com/badmother. OBM listeners can get 15% off plus free shipping and free returns from MVMTwatches.com/mother.

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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: obm20episode2019120-202_7_172C201.2920PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:01pm PDT

Biz and Theresa talk candy! Is there such a thing as too much candy and really, for whom are we asking? Between school celebrations, holidays, and parties, there seems to be a never-ending flow of candy into our lives. Do we try to control the candy or just use candy to control our kids? If it gets us out the door quickly, we’ll choose the latter! Plus, we talk about dinner time and picky eaters with the very enjoyable team from the Spilled Milk podcast, Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton.

Spilled Milk Podcast https://www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

Molly Wizenberg on Twitter: @mollyorangette
Matthew Amster-Burton on Twitter: @mamster

Information on the books and personal blogs!
Molly’s: http://orangette.net
Matthew’s: http://www.rootsandgrubs.com

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are eSalon and Lyft. eSalon offers professional-grade, completely personalized hair color created just for you and delivered right to your door! Get 50% off your first box at eSalon.com/badmother now. Go to http://www.lyft.com/badmother today and you’ll get a $500 new driver bonus after you complete 100 rides within 30 days.

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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: obm20episode20190.120-202_1_172C209.4320PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm PDT

Biz and Theresa take a walk in a winter wonderland of HORRORS! Is there something special about the winter weather that makes it seem harder to parent? Or is it being trapped inside more? Maybe its all the holidays, snow days, and sick days that make it seem impossible to get anything done? Or maybe Biz and Theresa are just displacing our own parenting ennui on a season. Plus, Biz pulls the plug on swimming, Theresa is still pregnant, and we talk to Jenny Jaeckel about her new graphic novel Spot 12: Five Months in the Neonatal ICU.

Jenny Jaeckel
Twitter: @JennyJaeckel
Spot 12: Five Months in the Neonatal ICU: http://amzn.to/2kxQjaS

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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: obm20episode2018920-201_24_172C202.5620PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Biz and Theresa talk about gender identity and our kids this week as Theresa shares some news about her five-year-old. Our awesome guest is Gender Spectrum's Lisa Kenney, who co-authored the book The Transgender Teen. Lisa walks us through some common misconceptions about gender identity and helps us learn language that can be useful around discussions of gender. Plus, Biz discovers how the little things can be so much more aggravating than the big things, and Theresa...is still pregnant!

The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Families and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens

GenderSpectrum.org

Twitter: @GenderSpectrum

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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: obm20episode20188.120-201_18_172C203.5420PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13pm PDT

Biz and Theresa explore what’s in the bags we carry around all day…you know, besides the emotional weight of self-identity and parenting. That aside, it's probably wipes and Band-Aids….and tiny koalas. Plus, Biz gets a wake-up call, Theresa is still pregnant, and we talk to Kristen Howerton of Rage Against The Minivan about transracial adoption and her awesome blog.

Kristen Howerton:
Rage Against The Minivan
Twitter: @KristenHowerton

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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: obm20episode2018720-201_10_172C208.1520PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:14pm PDT

Biz and Theresa revisit their resolutions from last year and are reminded that resolutions are bullshit! Seriously. Let's resolve to talk about cake or anything else next year. Plus, Biz recovers from the holidays, Theresa reminds us of her favorite gift, and we talk to Professor of Cognitive Sciences Barbara Sarnecka about her fascinating recent study on how moral judgments affect the way we perceive risk.

Barbara Sarnecka: http://www.cogsci.uci.edu/cogdev/Sarnecka/
No Child Left Alone: Moral Judgments about Parents Affect Estimates of Risk to Children: http://www.collabra.org/articles/10.1525/collabra.58/
The NPR interview: http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/08/22/490847797/why-do-we-judge-parents-for-putting-kids-at-perceived-but-unreal-risk

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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: obm20episode2018620-201_4_172C208.5720PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:51pm PDT

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.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsor this week is Seedling. 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: 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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