One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa check in on how “mom-like” we are feeling lately. What makes us really feel like a mom? Let’s go ahead and say it isn’t clothing or van based. Plus Biz is reminded that Christmas specials are messed up too, and Theresa’s kids get a lesson on marriage.

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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_284_-_12_12_18_1.47_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:17pm PST

Biz and Theresa ponder the question, “Would we want another parent to tell us if our kid was being not-so-great?” On the flip side, when should we speak up as a truly concerned member of “the village” and when should we trust that the parents already know and just stay out of it? Plus, Biz says something bad, Theresa remembered sleep is good, and we talk to author KJ Dell’Antonia about being a happier parent.

Find out more from KJ Dell'Antonia at KJdellantonia.com or on Twitter @KJDellAntonia. Her book How To Be A Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute 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. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/mother when you subscribe! For $20 off at StoryWorth, visit Storyworth.com/badmother 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_283_-_12_5_18_12.56_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51am PST

Biz and Theresa make a shocking discovery…there is living with kids and then there is parenting and they require totally different skill sets! Once this has been realized, the struggles we face make a lot more sense. It is WAY easier to parent when you are alone and living with people is challenging. Is it that parenting is hard or is it that living with kids MAKES it hard? Regardless, it's one more thing to add to the list of things we are all doing a good job with. Plus Biz questions the motivation behind some Thanksgiving books, Theresa is still in the fog and we talk to Alli Harper, founder of OurShelves, a diverse children's book box service and advocacy effort.

Find out more about OurShelves at Ourshelves.com or on Twitter @OurShelvesKids.

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 Pyure Organic Stevia and Care/Of. Visit PyureOrganic.com/badmother to get a complementary sample of Pyure Organic Stevia while supplies last. For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and enter 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: obm_episode_282.1_-_11_28_18_8.09_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am PST

Biz and Theresa face the hard question many women may find themselves needing to answer around the holidays: “Am I supposed to want a vacuum for Christmas?” Gift circulars that advertise gifts for the whole family suggest that kids want toys, dad needs a new television or gaming console to escape the noise, and then there is a picture of a vacuum. Now, who could that be for? Are we supposed to only want gifts that can support the family in a practical way? Similarly to how we feel paralyzed on the rare occasion that we have free time, moms can find it equally hard to know what to ask for in terms of a gift we might really like that is solely for us. Despite what commercials might say, it’s probably not a vacuum…whatever “vacuum” means to you. Plus, Biz and Theresa can’t remember anything and think maybe it’s a good sign!

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 Bombas and Harper Collins: Horse Meets Dog. To get 20% off your first order, go to Bombas.com/badmother and use code BADMOTHERHorse Meets Dog by four-time Emmy Award winning writer Elliott Kalan and illustrator Tim Miller is available now wherever you buy your books!

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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_281_-_11_20_18_11.55_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm PST

Biz and Theresa take another look at the emotional land mines that lurk around every corner with kids. Everything going well? Wonderful! Wait! Is that a tomato on their dinner plate? RUN!!! It's hard to be on the receiving end of a meltdown by a child who is still developmentally figuring it all out. It also feels bad to live in a constant state of trying to predict the future in order to avoid meltdowns all together. Maybe it's just hard all around and hiding in the bathroom is the way to go. It is almost Thanksgiving! Plus Biz would like less inspiration, Theresa’s ears hurt and we talk to author Libby Babbott-Klein about her new book, Baby Feminists.

Follow Libby on Twitter @libby_bk and find out more about Baby Feminists at Babyfeministsbook.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/babyfeministsBaby Feminists is available for purchase 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 Harper Collins: Horse Meets Dog. For a limited time, get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95/month. Go to Audible.com/badmother or text badmother to 500-500. Horse Meets Dog by four-time Emmy Award winning writer Elliott Kalan and illustrator Tim Miller is available now wherever you buy your books!

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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_280.1_-_11_15_18_10.01_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am PST

Biz and Theresa explore the experience of feeling glad we had kids….mostly when we are away from our kids. Are we just jerks? Or do we need the silence and space in order to appreciate the chaos? Plus Biz learns the whereabouts of the Illuminati, Theresa doesn't complete a triathlon and we talk to Dr. Kimberly N. Parker about racism and preschools.

Follow Dr. Kim Parker on Twitter @TchKimPossible. Read her blog at Singlemomsofar.wordpress.com and learn more about #DisruptTexts at Disrupttexts.org.

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 Harper Collins: Horse Meets Dog. To get your first audiobook free and choose two titles from a curated list of Audible Originals with a 30 day trial, go to Audible.com/badmother or text badmother to 500-500. Horse Meets Dog by four-time Emmy Award winning writer Elliott Kalan and illustrator Tim Miller is available now wherever you buy your books!

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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_279_-_11_7_18_12.58_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03pm PST

Biz and Theresa are looking for a last minute miracle! “Parent! It's crazy dress like a historical figure pajama day today. What can I wear?” “Parent! I’m going on a field trip today! Here is my permission slip…oh and I need a lunch in a paper sack.” “Parent! My teacher said they emailed you many times to order my class shirt. Did you do it? I have to wear it today.” Do we let them suffer through this “learning moment” or help them “make it work?” Whether it is our fault for being unable to juggle one more thing, or our kid’s fault for waiting until Sunday night to tell us they need something for Monday morning, the real lesson will be teaching our children they can probably bullshit their way through anything last minute! Plus Biz is better with kids, Theresa opens a new chapter and we talk to Beth Newell, the co-founder of The Reductress and host of the podcast We Knows Parenting.

Follow Beth on Twitter @bethnew. Check out Reductress at Reductress.com and We Knows Parenting podcast at Weknowsparenting.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 Pyure Organic Stevia and Care.com. Right now our listeners can get a complementary sample of Pyure Organic Stevia to try for themselves at this exclusive web address: PyureOrganic.com/badmother. 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_278_-_10_31_18_9.51_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29am PST

Turn on your nightlight, listeners! Biz is joined again by her sister, Helen Michelle, to talk about family superstations and prophetic dreams.

You can follow Helen Michelle on Twitter @WhatIDoAllDay. Her book American Housewife is out now.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:17pm PST

Biz and Theresa explore the horrors of being dragged to our personal hells! Like many good terrifying classics, sometimes the only way to get out of the things we dread is to go through them….which may be the best description of parenting ever. Plus Biz went home, Theresa is recovering and we talk to R.L. Stine about scaring kids!

Follow R.L. Stine on Twitter @RL_Stine or visit his website at Rlstine.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 Cubelets and Casper. Go to Modrobotics.com and use promo code GREATto make a big impact with little robots. To get $50 off select mattresses, go to Casper.com/badmother and use promo 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: obm_episode_277.2_-_10_24_18_6.35_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm PST

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.

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 Pyure Organic Stevia. Go to Audible.com/badmother or text badmother to 500-500 to get your first audiobook free and choose two titles from a curated list of Audible Originals with a 30 day trial. While supplies last, our listeners can get a complementary sample of Pyure Organic Stevia to try for themselves at Pyureorganic.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: obm_episode_276_-_10_16_18_8.21_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57am PST