One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa just want to have a good time this week while simultaneously not talking about being a parent! So, we talk about some remarkably not-kid-related stuff, from karaoke to what we'd do with a million dollars to favorite childhood memories. Don't worry, we can't spend an ENTIRE show avoiding the whole parents-of-young-kids thing. This episode has genius moments and failures, and some honest status updates from life at home, where Biz's family has put her to the test with multiple illnesses and Theresa's two-year-old is dong a great job...being a two-year-old. 

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Show Music

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

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

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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Biz and Theresa discover the joys of homework. How does our history of loving or loathing homework play into what we want for our kids? Who is homework for kids under age six *really* for? If my kid pastes the square into the circle, are we out of Harvard? Plus, Biz becomes the Big Ketchup house, Theresa becomes an aunt, and we talk to former NCIS agent Heather Ryan about empowering ourselves and our families to stay safe.

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Show Music

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

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

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:57am PDT

Biz and Theresa discuss the ways our children are different from their siblings and from us! How dare they each be unique individuals?! Plus, Biz finds her Fight Song, Theresa gets as serious as she can with a four-year-old, and we're still laughing from our chat with the lovely and charming Barrie Hardymon, NPR’s Weekend Edition Book Editor, mom of two, and author of the article, I Had A C-Section And I Loved It.

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Show Music

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

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

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

 

Direct download: obm20episode2014020-202_3_162C207.4320PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52pm PDT

Biz and Theresa discuss the ways our kids' appearance and actions do or do not directly reflect on us as their parents. Why do we take credit for certain traits but shrug off other traits as being influenced by others or "just the way they were born"? Is it important for kids to reflect positively on their families or more important for them to be their own people and make their own way? Plus, Biz takes responsibility for her words, Theresa is excited, and we are joined by Helen Ellis, author of the new collection of short stories, American Housewife, and more importantly, Biz’s sister, to talk about not having it all!

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Helen featured in the NY Times

 

Show Music

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

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

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

Direct download: obm20episode20139.120-201_27_162C207.5620PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm PDT

Trigger warning: Biz and Theresa talk about online parenting discussion groups! How is it possible these places can range from amazing lifelines to awful wells of judging and hostility? Why do we go to parenting message boards and why do we stay? How can we dodge the landmines? ("I was just looking for some toddler snack ideas! How did this post become about vaccinations?") Plus, Biz is paralyzed, Theresa's car breaks down on family vacation, and we get to know Brian Gordon, the very funny and charming creator of Fowl Language Comics.

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Show Music

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

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

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:06pm PDT

Biz and Theresa realize we need more time to check in on what's been going on recently. From favorite shows to the noise of clutter to feminist fireside chats with children, we let the little things in life take over the show this week and it feels good to catch up! Plus, we talk to Bianca Jamotte about her hilarious video series Real Mommy Confessions which serves as a reminder that none of us are perfect. Amen.

 

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Show Music

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

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

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

Direct download: obm20episode2013720-201_12_162C209.1420PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm PDT

Biz and Theresa return from the holidays to reflect on toys that suck and wonder: is this a good way to teach kids that life will never be what you expect and nothing's actually as cool as the advertisement suggests? Sure! Plus, Biz finds herself in a "Noon Year’s Eve" hell, Theresa is just glad it's all over, and we talk to blogger and author Kristin Quinn about Misadventures In Mommyhood.

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Show Music

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

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

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

Direct download: obm20episode2013620-201_6_162C207.4520PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:16pm PDT

Biz and Theresa reflect on 2015 and look back at the resolutions we made a year ago to see how we did! (Surprise: it's a real mixed bag.) Then we talk about all the awesomeness that 2016 has in store, from our kids gaining more independence to us recommitting to doing stuff we actually WANT to do to all the great sleep we're sure we're going to get (ok, maybe not all our expectations are 100% realistic but we can dream)! Plus, we get a visit from pediatrician Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson who helps us get our priorities straight when it comes to our kids' health and our relationships with our doctors. Happy holidays! This is our last show of 2015 so thanks to all our listeners for an amazing year and we'll talk to you in 2016! 

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Show Music

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

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

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

Direct download: obm20episode2013520-2012_22_152C208.0920PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Don’t listen with your kids because Biz and Theresa talk about Santa this week! Are we LYING to our kids? Or, creating a joyful and magical fantasy world for them? Regardless, this is a great chance to talk about all the different ways people celebrate the holiday. Plus, we invent a new holiday this week! The first ever "Step Back Day" will be Monday, December 21st! HOW WILL YOU CELEBRATE? And, we talk with Candace Wahl of the blog Our Misconception about infertility and hard choices.

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About our guest

Show Music

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

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

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans 

 

Direct download: obm20episode2013420-2012_16_152C204.3920PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:46pm PDT

Biz and Theresa talk about kids' books and outside of a few, how totally horrible they can be. Is it ok to just skip pages or not even let our kids know some classic children’s literature exists? What about books about TV shows or merchandise -- “And then the little Hot Wheel saved Christmas!” HUH?! Plus, Biz is desperate to hear "those three little words" from Ellis, Theresa is on the other side of Oscar’s surgery, and we have a blast talking about children’s music with performers Andrew and Polly.

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Show Music

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

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

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)

Grapes, Andrew and Polly, Odds and Ends

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode20133.120-2012_10_152C207.2720PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20pm PDT