One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa discuss what makes people feel they can talk to pregnant women about their changing bodies, in particular when they use the word "fat" as something sinister even when making a baby, and how that makes us feel. Hint: Not good. We also talk to the awesome Nicole Knepper, author of  "Moms Who Drink and Swear: True Tales of Loving My Kids While Losing My Mind." 

Direct download: One_Bad_Mother_Episode_18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:16am PST

Biz gets insulted by her nurse, Theresa has a well deserved Mom Meltdown, we talk about kids' parties and wrap it all up with contemporary romance novelist, Rebecca Rogers Maher. It is just that kind of show this week.

Direct download: One_Bad_Mother_Episode_17.1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20am PST

Biz and Theresa discuss the need for support beyond our own partners and get some wisdom on the topic from singer-songwriter Eleni Mandell who is a single mom to twin toddlers conceived with the use of a sperm donor.

Direct download: One_Bad_Mother_Episode_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24pm PST

Biz and Theresa celebrate Father's Day by attempting to disprove the advertising world's assertion that dads are idiots. We talk about our own dads and are joined by our husbands as they share their genius and fails! We call Al Madrigal, comedian, Daily Show Correspondent and host of the podcast Minivan Men, to get his advice on being a dad.

Direct download: One_Bad_Mother_Episode_15.1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55am PST

Biz and Theresa speak with author Anne Kreamer about the science of emotions in the workplace and what happens to our brains after having a baby. And we decide that moms have SUPERBRAINS.

Direct download: One_Bad_Mother_episode_14.1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13am PST

Biz and Theresa talk about our four-legged babies and all the ways they add joy and unwanted extra noise to our lives with our children. We also speak with actress, blogger, and mom, Cynthia Silver, about losing a pet and fighting reality television.

Direct download: One_Bad_Mother_Episode_13.1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am PST

Biz and Theresa admit playing with our kids isn't always magical. We also talk with blogger Janelle Hanchett of RenegadeMothering.com. 

Direct download: One_Bad_Mother_episode_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:08pm PST

WARNING! This week, Biz and Theresa share their birth stories. If you are even slightly hesitant to hear such personal details, we suggest you go with your instincts and listen to our Mother's Day episode...again. Otherwise, settle in to hear about the miracle of birth in explicit, disturbing detail.

Direct download: One_Bad_Mother_Episode_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm PST

Biz and Theresa get so sentimental talking about moms and motherhood that we decide to go straight to the source and call our own moms. (Oh, yeah -- and we spend some time blaming/threatening our husbands for not doing enough for us on Mother's Day! Of course.)

Direct download: One_Bad_Mother_Episode_10.1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11am PST

Biz and Theresa reveal some big news and (hint) talk about the first trimester of pregnancy! We also talk with Alice Bradley, one of the authors of Let's Panic About Babies!, who helps us understand what the heck is going on inside of our bodies right now and why IT'S NOT FUNNY AT ALL.

Direct download: OBM_Episode_9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am PST