One Bad Mother

This week, we take part in The Great Switcheroo, a massive host-swapping extravaganza within the Maximum Fun podcast network! Guest hosts Dave Shumka and Graham Clark of Stop Podcasting Yourself take over for Biz and Theresa and add their own special touch to this episode. Dave and Graham talk about kids and TV and wonder whether it is inevitable that all children will become obsessive compulsive television addicts. (Short answer: seems like 'yes.') They also share genius moments, failures, and hear a happy mom rant! Plus, the guys are joined by a special guest and friend of the show, the always charming Abby Shumka!

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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 try to figure out why we can be so mean to ourselves. Maybe it's because we're jerks? HA HA HA. [Tears.] Plus, Biz can’t have chickens, Theresa is DONE with solo-parenting after ten days with Jesse out of the country, and we talk with Chuck Bryant, one of the hosts of the Stuff You Should Know podcast, about adoption and the stuff he hopes his child will know. Also, we announce the launch of our parenting merit badges project! Wooooo!

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485*

*Be sure to tell us at the top of your message whether you're leaving a genius moment, a fail, or a rant! Thanks!!

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About our guest

 

Stuff You Should Know

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: 8:11pm PST

Biz opens up about a recent parenting milestone: her kid broke a rule and then lied about it to her face! We hash it out and decide the best course of action going forward is psychological warfare on our children. Let the battles begin! Plus, we talk about dogs and babies with Allegra Ringo and Renee Colvert of Maximum Fun's amazing new podcast, Can I Pet Your Dog?

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485*

*Be sure to tell us at the top of your message whether you're leaving a genius moment, a fail, or a rant! Thanks!!

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About our guests

Can I Pet Your Dog? on the Maximum Fun network

 

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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: obm20episode2012320-209_23_152C207.4220PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm PST

Biz and Theresa get crafty and wind up knitting a sweater of self-despair! What was supposed to be a light topic actually leads us into a discussion of our feelings of guilt, jealousy, and inadequacy as moms. Yay! Plus, Jessica Shortall joins us to talk about her new book, Work. Pump. Repeat.: The New Mom's Survival Guide To Breastfeeding and Going Back To Work. It is as helpful and awesome as we’d hoped it would be!

Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485*

*Be sure to tell us at the top of your message whether you're leaving a genius moment, a fail, or a rant! Thanks!!

Subscribe to One Bad Mother in iTunes

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Join the amazing community that is our private One Bad Mother facebook group

Follow One Bad Mother on twitter

Follow Biz on twitter

Follow Theresa on twitter

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Get a OBM tee from the MaxFunStore

About our guest

Work. Pump. Repeat.: The New Mom's Survival Guide To Breastfeeding and Going Back To Work

Jessica Shortall's blog

Jessica on twitter @WorkPumpRepeat

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: obm20episode2012220-209_16_152C208.5720PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:25pm PST

It's the week after Labor Day and you know what that means! Time for another episode of One Bad Mother devoted entirely to your most epic listener calls. Join us as we celebrate everyone from the mom who got her baby to eat pureed turkey by squirting it onto a chicken bone to the mom who accidentally left her daughter stranded on her fifth birthday! Plus, three awesome rants. You are all doing an amazing job!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:43pm PST

Biz and Theresa lay out some serious facts. Kids are loud. Plus, Biz makes lemonade out of concentrate, Theresa checks in after a hard week, and  Lisa Roth, the creative mind behind the Rockabye Baby Music series, joins us to talk about making music parents can stand.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm PST

Warning! Our show goes a lot of places this week. Luckily they fall into neat categories! (see our trigger warnings note below)

This week, Biz and Theresa talk about personal space, which is a thing our kids like to act like they've never heard of! Plus, Biz finds something new to love and Theresa prepares to send her youngest off to daycare. And renowned author, childbirth educator, physical therapist, and doula Penny Simkin joins us to discuss actual helpful ways to prepare for a first childbirth experience as well as ways for those who have suffered sexual trauma can prepare for childbirth. 

Trigger Warnings:

Opening Segment: Safe but some high emotions about childcare decisions

Topic Segment: Mostly safe, but does touch on surviving sexual trauma and how a child who doesn’t respect your space can effect you

Interview: Two warnings. 1. It does talk in detail about preparing for child birth while being a victim of sexual trauma. 2. Additional risk of questioning your birth choices if one is sensitive to that. 

Rant: Normally fine, but after the previous segments, it might be a tough one!

Wrap up: Biz and Theresa try very hard to bring it all together!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:47pm PST

Biz and Theresa want more! More! More! More! More stuff, more babies, more pets, more emotional gratification and in no way is it the same as our kids wanting more. Or, alright fine, maybe it's exactly the same. So we explore the why and the what can be done in hopes of fostering an appreciation for moderation in our kids. Plus, Biz goes to first grade, Theresa actually has a great vacation with her family, and we talk to author and storyteller Matthew Dicks about his new novel, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:16pm PST

This week on One Bad Mother, Biz and Theresa explore the question, “Are we treating our partners like children?” If you're not sure whether this is something you do, try sharing a kayak with your partner and seeing what comes out of your mouth. Plus, Katy Belle stops by for a visit, Theresa shows Buzz Lightyear who's boss, and Chris Routly of DaddyDoctrines.com joins us to talk about marriage, gendered expectations of parenthood, and the value of supportive community for 'at-home' dads.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:29pm PST

There is no clever way to say it. This week, Biz and Theresa talk about miscarriages. Theresa shares her experience and together we explore what it's like to go through a pregnancy loss, or have a friend experiencing pregnancy loss, in a culture that doesn't seem to offer much in the way of acknowledgment or support. Clinical psychologist Dr. Jessica Zucker, whose focus is on women's reproductive and maternal mental health, joins us to talk about her own miscarriage and her efforts to make this a less taboo topic with her #IHadAMiscarriage campaign. 

Direct download: obm20episode2011620-208_5_152C207.3020AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58am PST