One Bad Mother

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 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 PDT

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. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:58am PDT