One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa get ready for a visit from Aunt Flo. Just like all family visits, some are welcome and some are not. That's right, we're talking about our periods! We reflect on our experiences getting our periods and discuss how we can prepare our children for puberty. Plus, Biz has a bad feeling about this, Theresa can’t live with them and can’t live without them, and we talk to Maureen Theresa Smith, author of Your Moontime Magic: A Girl's Guide to Getting Your Period and Loving Your Body.

Connect with Maureen and learn more about Your Moontime Magic at and follow Maureen on Instagram at @yourmoontimemagic. Maureen's book, Your Moontime Magic: A Girl's Guide to Getting Your Period and Loving Your Body, is out now!

Learn more about the Menstrual Movement and founder Nadya Okamoto at and learn about The Pad Project at

Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold.

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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