One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa ask a very important question: How are you? No, are you? We dedicate the entire topic to exploring this question that, although never has a simple answer, has become even more complicated. Have we figured out how to homeschool? Is there crying in homeschool?  Have we figured out our routines? Is crying part of the routine? Are we tired of questions and ready for complete silence by 3 pm everyday? Yes. Hard yes.  Plus, Biz doesn't want to be competitive, Theresa starts a day, and we talk to Iris Gottlieb about her new book, Seeing Gender.

Find out more about Iris' work on her website at and follow her on Instagram at IrisGottlieb. Her book Seeing Gender is available now and we highly recommend it! 

Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call or chat. They are here to help anyone in crisis. Adults, children, LGBTQ, disaster survivors, you name it, they can help. and number 1-800-273-8255 and there is a chat option on the website.

Crisis Text Line: Text from anywhere in the USA (also Canada and the UK) to text with a trained counselor. A real human being.
USA text 741741
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National Sexual Assault: Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.
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They suggest that if you are a victim and cannot seek help, ask a friend or family member to call for you.


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

Our book You’re Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You’re Winning at Parenting! is available 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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