One Bad Mother (general)

Biz and Theresa discover we've learned nothing from the first go-round and once again are unable to find time for ourselves amidst the chaos of life with babies. What's worse? Parenting is still hard! Plus, Biz’s baby sees ghosts and Theresa’s two-year-old comes face-to-face with FORBIDDEN CAKE! And, Dr. Karp of the Happiest Baby/Toddler series of books and DVDs joins us to solve all our problems.

 
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This week, Biz and Theresa try to be helpful. Wait! Where are you going? We talk about the joys and fears of traveling with kids, explore expectations, and give a few tips. Warning: Tip results may vary by family and child. Plus, we're joined by Janice Newell Bissex, of Meal Makeover Moms, who helps us get a grip on dinner time.

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Biz and Theresa talk about partner resentment and try to figure out WHOSE FAULT THIS IS. It must be somebody's, right? (oh, hahaha...It's obv our partners' fault.) Plus, Biz needs someone to put a triscuit in her mouth and Theresa deals out some hard truths to Biz. And, Theresa has a new TV show obsession and Biz's baby is a vocal music prodigy. No guest this week which means we have plenty of time to gush about our personal lives to a moderately inappropriate extent!

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Biz and Theresa discover we are not alone when it comes to how our kids behave when sick. Why don’t they want to rest? Why did TV lie to us?! Theresa describes how hard it was to clean Jesse, Biz discovers she is about to embark on vacation hell, and we talk with feminist blogger and editor of the new book, The Good Mother Myth, Avital Norman Nathman.

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This week, we take our time and do the deed: we talk about sex. You know, the sex we're all having ALL THE TIME after having a baby? OK, admittedly, we discuss the reasons why it might not be so easy to get back into the swing of things. (Hint: We just had babies.) And we talk with women’s health expert and author Dr. Jennifer Wider, who explains WTF is going on with our libidos and helps us put things into perspective.

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Biz and Theresa talk about the big lie all soon-to-be parents tell themselves: ”I will never play kids' music to my kids, only real music.” It's funny how fast we broke down. Plus, excellent parenting advice on how to handle “hitting” games. And, Lisa Loeb joins us to talk about her children’s albums and her charity, Camp Lisa!

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This week, Biz and Theresa go there...to talk about the scariest place a parent can find themselves, the place where frustration can take us when dealing with our children (and it ain’t Chuck E Cheese). 

Plus, 4-year-olds and pinatas and "Momming-Up" for days with your kids when your partner goes out of town. We also talk unexpected pregnancies and how to rock them with Tracy Moore, Jezebel contributor and author of Oops! How to Rock the Mother of All Surprises.

 

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Biz and Theresa talk about the emotional roller coaster of letting your child go to school for the first time. Plus, Biz tries to convince you she has ghosts! We are joined by Asha Dornfest, co-author of Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Life More by Doing Less.

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Our listeners star this week as Biz and Theresa play back-to-back Genius and Fail messages from the One Bad Mother hotline. Also, Theresa makes a horrible realization and Biz needs her kids to “level up.” Plus, a heart-wrenching rant reminds us to be kind to one another and to ourselves.

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Biz and Theresa prove we are still really cool after having kids, Biz realizes she no longer feels judged for parenting decisions, and Theresa talks about how nice she was over the weekend. This is basically a show of lies. Plus, we're joined by one of the original ladies of comedy podcasting, the funny and charming Elizabeth Laime, to talk about her new show, Totally Mommy! 

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