One Bad Mother (general)

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

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

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Show Music

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

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

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

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

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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

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

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

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Show Music

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

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

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

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

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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

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

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

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

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Show Music

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

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

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

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

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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

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

One Circle Foundation

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

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, by Marshall Rosenberg

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Show Music

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

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

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

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

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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

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

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

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

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Show Music

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

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

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

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

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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

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

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

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

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Show Music

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

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

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

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

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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

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

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

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Show Music

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

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

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

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

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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