One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa need to vent about the holiday that is Mother’s Day and ask these three important questions: What’s wrong with Mother’s Day? Should we just cancel Mother’s Day? and Can’t we have anything nice? Plus, something horrible is following Biz, Theresa has her strengths and her weaknesses as a parent, and we talk about life with a Top Chef with Jen Voltaggio.

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Biz and Theresa admit to all the things that keep us up at night and share our tricks for coping when our minds want to go off the deep end. What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day? If you don't already suffer from crippling anxiety, you might after hearing this incredibly graphic show! Plus, Biz’s toddler is SO negative, Theresa has great bedside manner and we talk with humor writer and author Kate Casey about her new book You Know You Are Pregnant When, Funny Quotes From Women Who Have Been There. 

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Biz and Theresa predict what our kids will be when they grow up, based on what they're into now. (Hint: Someone LOVES throwing food, so he's probably going to be a food critic!) We also come to the shocking realization that we may be letting our own emotional baggage shape our hopes and dreams for our kids. (Future fail!) Plus, Biz has one walker and one faller, and Theresa announces that her job is not to make all of Simon’s wishes come true.

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Biz and Theresa talk about whether and for how long it's ok to be naked in front of our kids and vice-versa. And, as if that's not awkward enough, we also discuss names for all those body parts that are out there in the open! Plus, Biz solves part of the “poop in the tub” problem, Theresa's genius moment and failure are both thrilling and urine-related, and we talk to Al Watts, president of the National Stay At Home Dads network. 

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Biz and Theresa wonder what our kids will remember of their childhoods and whether there's any way to get them to treasure our genius moments as much as we wish they would? Oh, and of course, forget our failures? That'd be nice! Plus, Biz turns a corner, it's Weaning Day ("hooray, hooray!") for Theresa, and we chat with inspiring mom of two, Senior Producer of This American Life and Executive Producer of Serial, Julie Snyder!

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Biz and Theresa celebrate our 100th episode! With our moms! We find out whether it really was easier being a mom back in the good old days before everything could kill us. Plus, no amount of glitter can decorate Biz’s fail, Theresa ruins Easter, and a Mom Rant reminds us all that sleep is more important than we sometimes acknowledge. What better way to celebrate 100 episodes?! Everyone is doing a great job!

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Biz and Theresa talk wishful thinking, including the dillusion that "if only ____[insert complaint here]____ was different," we'd feel better and be better moms. HA! If only it was that simple. Plus, Biz has a super laid-back attitude about Katy Belle taking on more responsibility in the house (......which is not a true statement), and Theresa tries not to ruin motherhood for others. No guest this week, but plenty of time for some amazing listener calls!

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Biz and Theresa talk about that special time in a child's life when only Mama will do. We aren’t sure it feels as good as it should. Plus, Theresa compliments her partner, coughing drives Biz to the edge of madness, and we welcome back one of our favorite people, Janelle Hanchett of the blog Renegade Mothering, to talk about parenting and the internet. 

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Biz and Theresa finally go there and talk about in-laws, oh my! Before we put our foot too far in our mouths we get insight into many of the issues created by joining families with Dr. Ruth Nemzoff, author of Don’t Roll Your Eyes: Making In-Laws into Family. Plus, we bust out some epic listener calls, including a working mom's video conference call that goes terribly wrong and a mom whose baby would probably sleep through the night if it weren't for dad's extraordinarily loud peeing!

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This week on One Bad Mother, Biz and Theresa wonder if time-outs actually work and wonder how bad WE have to get for someone to send US to our rooms. Plus, Biz sets her kitchen on fire, Theresa takes a dive, and the creator of the 'Dirt and Boogers' blog helps us to stop yelling at our kids. 


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