One Bad Mother
Biz and Theresa revisit an old college drinking game with a new parenting-during-a-pandemic spin. Never have I ever allowed my children to climb all over me while I eat dinner. "Drink!" We find ourselves doing things differently during this not-normal time, for the better and the worse. Plus, Biz marks the passage of time and Theresa loves Jesse. 

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.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsor this week is Betabrand. For a limited time, get 25% off your first order when you go to Betabrand.com/badmother

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm351_-_4_22_20_7.36_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:37pm PST

Biz and Theresa are reminded that this isn't actually normal, even if sometimes our brains try to trick us into thinking that it is. Why is this so hard? Oh yeah...this is absolutely not normal! Also, we are not really doing "fine." It is helpful to acknowledge that and to remember that we are all doing a good job during this very not-normal time. Plus, Biz revisits cake parenting, Theresa doesn't want to wait, and we talk with Scotty Iseri of The Imagine Neighborhood podcast.

Follow Scotty on Twitter at @scottyiseri and find out more about The Imagine Neighborhood podcast at Imagineneighborhood.org. You can email them at kind@imagineneighborhood.org.

 

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.

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org 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
Canada text 686868
UK text 85258
 
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.
 
National Domestic Violence Hotline: Tip: You can quickly leave this website by clicking on the “X” icon in the bottom right or by pressing the Escape key twice. Users of the Microsoft Edge web browser will not be able to use the “back” button to re-enter the website after hitting the “X” or “Escape” button. 
Our advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential.
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.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org

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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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm350_-_4_15_20_7.50_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm PST

Biz and Theresa ask a very important question: How are you? No, really...how 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 Irisgottlieb.com 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.

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org 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
Canada text 686868
UK text 85258
 
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.
 
National Domestic Violence Hotline: Tip: You can quickly leave this website by clicking on the “X” icon in the bottom right or by pressing the Escape key twice. Users of the Microsoft Edge web browser will not be able to use the “back” button to re-enter the website after hitting the “X” or “Escape” button. 
Our advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential.
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.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Grove.co and KiwiCo. For a limited time, when you go to Grove.co/mother you will get a free five piece cleaning set from Mrs. Meyer’s and Grove, a $30 value. Get your first month free on select crates at kiwico.com/BADMOTHER.

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

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm349_-_4_8_20_12.30_PM_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm PST

Biz and Theresa ponder how the “stay at home” order really amps up the idea that when things go wrong for our kids, it is “ALL YOUR FAULT!!!” “Why didn’t you tell me there was an art assignment? Even though I saw everything you did, you should have told me!” Can we just reply, “We didn’t tell you because we want to ruin your life?” The extra patience we have to call upon is intense and self blame is creeping around every corner. Plus, Biz has a secret and Theresa gets musical.

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.

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org 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
Canada text 686868
UK text 85258
 
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.
 
National Domestic Violence Hotline: Tip: You can quickly leave this website by clicking on the “X” icon in the bottom right or by pressing the Escape key twice. Users of the Microsoft Edge web browser will not be able to use the “back” button to re-enter the website after hitting the “X” or “Escape” button. 
Our advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential.
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.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Betabrand and Franklin and Emily. Right now, you can get 25% off your first order when you go to Betabrand.com/badmother. Visit franklinemily.com to see their full line of sustainable and functional children’s furniture and code BAD MOTHER at checkout for 15% off your first purchase.

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

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You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to onebadmother@maximumfun.org.

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm348_-_3_31_20_8.17_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:02pm PST

Biz and Theresa find ourselves in a familiar place: we need help but feel overwhelmed by ALL the “help.” Social distancing and stay at home orders, closed schools and working from home….yep…everything we ever discussed on the show just got dialed up to eleven. Plus, Biz has a list and Theresa is at home in the world.

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.

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org 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
Canada text 686868
UK text 85258
 
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.
 
National Domestic Violence Hotline: Tip: You can quickly leave this website by clicking on the "X" icon in the bottom right or by pressing the Escape key twice. Users of the Microsoft Edge web browser will not be able to use the “back” button to re-enter the website after hitting the “X” or “Escape” button. 
Our advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential.
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.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org

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!!

Share a personal or commercial message on the show! Details at MaximumFun.org/Jumbotron.

Subscribe to One Bad Mother in Apple Podcasts

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Get a OBM tee, tank, baby onesie, magnet or bumper sticker from the MaxFunStore

You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to onebadmother@maximumfun.org.

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm347_-_3_25_20_12.34_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:41pm PST

With most of us confined to our homes and the MaxFunDrive placed on hold, Biz and Theresa drop everything this week to recognize as many of your awesome pandemic-related genius moments as possible. Together we recognize the struggle, accept that it won’t be pretty but it will be something, remember to take the good ideas when they come, and remember that no one is doing “pandemic winning” at us. It is weird out there and we are all doing a good job at least once a day, so join us in celebrating that with this first ever VERY SPECIAL PANDEMIC GENIUS SPECTACULAR!

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.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org.

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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You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to onebadmother@maximumfun.org.

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

 

Direct download: obm_episode_347_-_3_17_20_8.08_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:35pm PST

Biz and Theresa talk about what it is REALLY like when we are home all day with the kids…or better yet…the whole family. Be it a weekend, a sick day, school breaks…summer…it seems like a fun idea in theory but there are a LOT of hours in a day. A lot. Sleep isn’t even safe. Plus, Biz is scared of an uncertain future, Theresa is on edge, and we talk to Ann Napolitano's about her new novel, Dear Edward.

Follow Ann on Twitter @NapolitanoAnn. Her new book, Dear Edward, is available now!

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.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Grove.co and Third Love. For a limited time, when you go to Grove.co.mother, you will get a free five piece cleaning set from Mrs. Meyer’s, a $30 value. Go to Thirdlove.com/mother now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase!

That’s THIRD LOVE dot com slash MOTHER for 15% off today!

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm345.1_-_3_12_20_8.42_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am PST

Biz and Theresa discuss what “alone time” means to us (...besides a code for masturbation). Plus, Biz is dreaming about summer, Theresa has a Target adventure, and we talk to author Aida Salazar about moon ceremonies, celebrating gender expansive kids coming of age, and her beautiful new middle grade novel, The Moon Within.

Find out more about Aida Salazar at Aidasalazar.com. Her book The Moon Within is available now and we highly recommend it!

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.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are BetaBrand and Care.com. Right now, our listeners can get 20% off your first order when you go to Betabrand.com/badmother. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/badmother.

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

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You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to onebadmother@maximumfun.org.

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm344.1_-_3_4_20_6.44_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am PST

Biz and Theresa discuss our kids’ ability to exploit “Mama’s weaknesses.” "Just one more game?" "You love donuts, can we get donuts?” “Let’s do a movie night!” Sure, it sounds fun, but there are limits that need to be reinforced and bedtimes that need to be kept! We can’t say yes every time…can we? Plus, the lies come easy for Biz, Theresa is full of crisp mountain air, and we talk to Lauren Schneider of Our House Grief Support Center about handling grief as parents.

Find out more about Our House Grief Support Center at ourhouse-grief.org. 

Additional grief support resources: 

GRIEF SPEAKS: resource for information about grieving children, teens and adults. Books lists, links, and specific loss information.   www.griefspeaks.com 

GROWW (Grief Recovery Online (founded by) Widows and Widowers: bereavement chat rooms dealing with specific losses (child, spouse, parent, sudden death, long term illness, gay and lesbian, men etc) www.groww.org

GRIEF SHARE Find a grief share meeting near you https://www.griefshare.org/findagroup

 

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.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Grove Collaborative and Care.com. Go to Grove.co/mother to get a free five piece cleaning set from Mrs. Meyer’s and Grove. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/badmother.

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

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Subscribe to One Bad Mother in Apple Podcasts

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Get a OBM tee, tank, baby onesie, magnet or bumper sticker from the MaxFunStore

You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to onebadmother@maximumfun.org.

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm343_-_2_26_20_11.01_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:10am PST

Biz and Theresa revisit the trash our kids want to keep. Did we say trash? Treasure! We mean treasure. How have our opinions changed about what to keep and what to toss? If we open a box labeled “kindergarten art” five years after tucking it away in storage, do we still want to save it? Really? Plus, Biz gets the guilt job and Theresa finally shows up.

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.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Betabrand and Franklin + Emily. Get 20% off your first order when you go to Betabrand.com/Badmother. For 15% off your first purchase, visit franklinemily.com and use code BAD MOTHER at checkout.

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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Subscribe to One Bad Mother in Apple Podcasts

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Get a OBM tee, tank, baby onesie, magnet or bumper sticker from the MaxFunStore

You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to onebadmother@maximumfun.org.

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm342_-_2_19_20_8.26_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am PST

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 Yourmoontimemagic.com 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 Period.org and learn about The Pad Project at thepadproject.org.

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.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Blinkist and Third Love. Go to Blinkist.com/badmother to try it free for 7 days and save 25% off your new subscription. Go to thirdlove.com/mother to find your perfect-fitting bra and get 15% off your first purchase! 

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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Subscribe to One Bad Mother in Apple Podcasts

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Get a OBM tee, tank, baby onesie, magnet or bumper sticker from the MaxFunStore

You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to onebadmother@maximumfun.org.

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm341_-_2_12_20_1.01_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56am PST

Biz and Theresa play doctor and realize we may not be qualified. As soon as we become parents are we suddenly supposed to be medical practitioners? Is “Stop picking it!” not good enough? Plus, Biz visits the stars, rest may not be the best medicine for Theresa, and we talk with Molly Bloom of the podcasts Brains On! and Smash Boom Best.

Follow Molly on Twitter @Mollyb and find out more about Brains On! at Brainson.org. You can listen to Brains On!, Smash Boom Best and the history podcast Forever Ago wherever you download podcasts. You can pre-order your copy of the Brains On! book, It's Alive, coming out in September 2020.

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.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Grove Collaborative and Franklin + Emily. For a limited time, when our listeners go to Grove.co/mother you will get a free five-piece cleaning set from Mrs. Meyer and Grove. Visit franklinemily.com to see how their kids furniture will complement the aesthetic of your home. Use code BAD MOTHER at checkout for 15% off your first purchase.

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm340_-_2_5_20_10.24_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15am PST

Biz and Theresa try to figure out why we can’t seem to solve our personal challenges the same way we used to, by making a plan and then sticking to it. Surprise! Turns out there are a LOT of reasons why what used to work may not work now that we have kids in our houses. Do we sense a recurring theme here?!?! Plus, Biz misses consistency, Theresa is still ruining birthdays, and we talk to Patrice Karst and Dr. Dana Wyss about helping children process grief, loss and separation with the new Invisible String Workbook.

You can find more from Patrice Karst on her website Patricekarst.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @patricekarst and IG at theinvisiblestringinsta. You can find more from Little, Brown Young Readers on Twitter @LittleBrownYR

The Invisible String and The Invisible String Workbook are available now. 

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.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Blinkist and Betabrand. Go to Blinkist.com/badmother to try it free for 7 days and save 25% off your new subscription. OMB listeners can get 20% off their first Betabrand order by going to Betabrand.com/badmother.

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You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to onebadmother@maximumfun.org.

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm339_-_1_29_20_8.51_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48am PST

Biz and Theresa hang ten as we ride the waves of parenthood enjoyment. Is it something that is out of our control or do we have the power to control the tides? More importantly, can we use MORE wave metaphors? Yes. Plus Biz wonders if a witness makes it real and Theresa takes the Docs for a walk.

Check out Theresa’s new 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.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Magic Spoon and Care.com. Go to Magicspoon.com/BADMOTHER to get a variety pack and try it today and use the code BADMOTHER at checkout for free shipping. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/badmother  

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

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Get a OBM tee, tank, baby onesie, magnet or bumper sticker from the MaxFunStore

You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to onebadmother@maximumfun.org.

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: OBM_338_-_1_22_20_8.43_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42am PST

Biz and Theresa talk about a thing that keeps happening where our six-year-olds are going along, having The Best Day Ever, and then suddenly something switches and they decide their day is ruined and it is all Mama's fault. Sure, our kids' emotional regulation skills are in the process of emerging, but that doesn't change the fact that it really sucks to get yelled at! Especially after we just spent hours facilitating play dates and/or engaging in quality time activities with our kids. Plus, Biz chooses Curtain Number Three, Theresa loves antibiotics, and we talk to John Kenney about love poems for people with children.

Follow John Kenney on Twitter @jkenneywriter

His books Love Poems for People with Children and Love Poems for Married People are available now.

Check out Theresa’s new 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.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Casper and Storyworth. Get $100 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/badmother and using badmother at checkout.  To get $20 off your first Storyworth purchase, sign up at Storyworth.com/badmother.

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

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You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to onebadmother@maximumfun.org.

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: OBM_337.1_-_1_15_20_12.16_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40am PST

Biz and Theresa take turns RIPPING the bandage of trust off our children. Plus, Biz believes there are two types of people in the world and Theresa has frozee toezees!

Check out Theresa’s new 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.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Magic Spoon and Grove Collaborative. Go to magicspoon.com/badmother to get a variety pack and try it today! Use the code BADMOTHER at checkout for free shipping. For a limited time, when our listeners go to Grove.co/mother you will get a free five piece cleaning set from Mrs. Meyer and Grove.

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

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Subscribe to One Bad Mother in Apple Podcasts

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Get a OBM tee, tank, baby onesie, magnet or bumper sticker from the MaxFunStore

You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to onebadmother@maximumfun.org.

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: OBM_336_-_1_8_20_12.03_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am PST

Let's celebrate the decade with our 4th Ever HOLIDAY Genius Fail Spectacular Plus Rants show ...take that 20-teens! No matter how much you loved or hated the last 10 years, let's bask in the  glory of how we are all killing it, in good and bad ways. You are doing a good job!

Check out Theresa’s new 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.

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org.

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!!

Share a personal or commercial message on the show! Details at MaximumFun.org/Jumbotron.

Subscribe to One Bad Mother in Apple Podcasts

Join our mailing list

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

Like us on Facebook!

Get a OBM tee, tank, baby onesie, magnet or bumper sticker from the MaxFunStore

You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to onebadmother@maximumfun.org.

Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm_episode_335_-_12_31_19_8.52_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42am PST

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