One Bad Mother

One Bad Mother is a comedy podcast hosted by Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn about motherhood and how unnatural it sometimes is. We aren't all magical vessels!

Join us every week as we deal with the thrills and embarrassments of motherhood and strive for less judging and more laughing.

For booking and guest ideas, please email onebadmother@maximumfun.org.

One Bad Mother, Episode 276: I Still Got It! Plus Nightmares with Psychologist Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore

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Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore

Biz and Theresa discuss the line between performer and parent. When our kids respond to one of our jokes like it's Shakespeare, it feels really good! Is this rewarding feeling just the performer coming out in us or is it something else? It's probably “something else” and it's debatably unhealthy, but the show must go on! Plus Biz has something new to love, Theresa likes Halloween this year and we talk to Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore about kid nightmares.

You can find find Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore on Twitter @psychauthormom or on her website Eileenkennedymoore.com. Her website for kids about friendship is Drfriendtastic.com, and her blog is Psychologytoday.com/us/blog/growing-friendships.

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Audible and Pyure Organic Stevia. Go to Audible.com/badmother or text badmother to 500-500 to get your first audiobook free and choose two titles from a curated list of Audible Originals with a 30 day trial. While supplies last, our listeners can get a complementary sample of Pyure Organic Stevia to try for themselves at Pyureorganic.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

One Bad Mother, Episode 275: I’m Not A Mind Reader! Plus, Gwen Glazer's Spooky Book Recommendations

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Gwen Glazer

Biz and Theresa clarify for the record that no, we can’t read minds! Sadly, our kids refuse to believe it. Being blamed for not being able to predict what kids want is frustrating and helping kids navigate their disappointment is unrewarding. If only our kids were the mind readers! Wait, then they’d know parents don’t always love being parents. Plus Biz juggles plates, Theresa has an announcement and we welcome back Recommendations Librarian Gwen Glazer of the New York Public Library to talk spooky books!

You can find more from Gwen on Twitter @NYPLRecommends or at NYPL.org/books-music-movies/recommends. You can also hear Gwen on her podcast The Librarian Is In, and on One Bad Mother episodes 163 and 195!

Gwen Glazer's Spooky Book Recommendations

Gwen's personal favorite spooky books:
Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, illustrated by Stephen Gammell
Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
One of Us Is Lying (YA) by Karen McManus

Picture books:
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
Monster Trucks by Anika Denise
The Yark by Bertrand Santini

Older kids books:
The Spirit Hunters series by Ellen Oh
Thornhill by Pam Smy
Scream and Scream Again! edited by R.L. Stine

Adult books:
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
See What I Have Done by Sara Schmidt

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Audible and Kopari. Go to Audible.com/badmother or text badmother to 500-500 to get your first audiobook free and choose two titles from a curated list of Audible Originals with a 30 day trial. Go to Koparibeauty.com/badmother to save $5 off your first order when you subscribe.

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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

One Bad Mother, Episode 274: Oopsie Daisy! Kid Injuries Suck! Plus, Ghosts with Author Michael Leviton!

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Michael Leviton

Biz and Theresa explore how we feel when our kids get hurt. From the guilt we feel to the temptation to judge others, there is nothing like a boo boo to make you feel bad bad. Plus Biz is getting Katy Belle’s message loud and clear, Theresa is maxed out, and we kick off a month of Halloween fun with Michael Leviton, co-author of My First Ghost.

You can find more from Michael Leviton on Twitter @Michael_Leviton or on his website at Michaelleviton.com. His book My First Ghost is out now.

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Mozaics Chips and Care.com. Use code MOTHER to save 20% off your first order at Deliciousness.com. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/mother when you subscribe.

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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

One Bad Mother, Episode 273: Foster Parenting with Special Guests Including Adrienne Jubilee from C.A.S.E. and More

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Adrienne Jubilee

Just like parenting is different for everyone, this show is going to be different! Biz and Theresa dis the usual format to talk fostering for the entire episode. First we talk with Kevin and Kelly, a couple who are just beginning the fostering process, then we speak with Abby, who has already fostered. Finally we have Adrianne Jubilee from the Center for Adoption Support and Education.

Find out more about C.A.S.E. at Adoptionsupport.org and about Wendy's Wonderful Kids at Davethomasfoundation.org/our-programs/wendys-wonderful-kids.

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Kopari and Vital Farms. Go to Koparibeauty.com/badmother and see how you can save $5 off your first order. To get your coupon for Vital Farms pasture-raised eggs, go to Vitalfarms.com/mother.

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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

One Bad Mother, Episode 272: Do I Make Better Choices For Myself Now That I’m A Parent? Plus Dr. Krista Lauer talks Lice

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Dr. Krista Lauer

Biz and Theresa wonder if we make better decisions for ourselves now that we are parents. Do our choices get more thoughtful? Or are we more likely to make rushed in-the-moment decisions? Biz’s haircut says “in the moment” and suggests that might not be a good decision making process for her. Plus Biz is crossing her words, Theresa compliments a fellow OBM, and we talk to Dr. Krista Lauer about LICE! Yep, lice.

You can find out more at Liceclinicsofamerica.com or on Twitter @LiceNoMore.

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Super Chewer Bark Box and Vital Farms. For a limited time get 50% off your first month of Super Chewer on a 6 or 12-month plan. Visit Superchewer.com/obm and use code obm at checkout. To get your coupon for Vital Farms pasture-raised eggs, head to Vitalfarms.com/mother.

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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

One Bad Mother, Episode 271: It Sucks Right Now And Yes, I Know I’ll Miss It!! Plus TTC with Janet Manley from Romper

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Janet Manley

Biz and Theresa ponder the often tossed around phrase “You’ll miss these years when they are gone!” We wonder, how helpful is that really? Signs point to “less helpful” as we discuss how dismissive it is of our present difficulties. Is anyone suggesting that by forcing ourselves to find every moment magical or by never acknowledging how hard parenting is, that we will somehow get to skip the heartbreak when our kids get older and don’t need us as much? No! That's not a real thing. So why suggest it? Let's just all agree both the present and the future as parents will be hard for totally different reasons and show both some respect! Plus Biz is never alone, Theresa brought donuts, and we talk to Janet Manley about "Trying," Romper’s digital series that follows five women’s attempts to conceive.

Janet is on Twitter @janetmanley, and you can read Romper's digital issue "Trying" at romper.com/the-tryers.

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Audible and Simple Contacts. Go to Audible.com/badmother or text badmother to 500-500 to start a 30-day trial and your first audiobook is free. Go to Simplecontacts.com/badmother or just enter code badmother at checkout to get $20 off your first contacts order.

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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

One Bad Mother, Episode 270: The 10th Ever Genius Fail Spectacular, Plus Rants

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Biz and Theresa stand aside to bask in the glory of your genius moments and failures…and rants. The spectaculars stand as a reminder to how important it is to know that we are all doing great and we are all doing terrible!

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Bombas and Care.com. Go to Bombas.com/badmother and use code BADMOTHER to get 20% off your first order. Visit Care.com/mother to save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership when you subscribe.

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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

One Bad Mother, Episode 269: I’m Going To Need You To Calm Down, Plus Sex Ed. With Debra Hauser and AMAZE.org

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Debra Hauser

Biz and Theresa discuss the power of the phrase “calm down.” Yes, we want our kids to calm down, but why does it trigger gross feelings from our own childhoods? Is it just the easiest thing to say when kids are too loud or too hyped or too upset? Yes. It is. Plus Biz gets a compliment, Theresa does do nights, and we talk to Debra Hauser with Advocates For Youth about the future of sex education and the new site Amaze.org.

You can find Debra on Twitter @dlhaus or on the Advocates for Youth website at Advocatesforyouth.org. You can watch the Amaze project videos at Amaze.org or Youtube.com/Amazeorg and we cannot recommend them enough!

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Mozaics Chips and Kopari. For 20% off your first order of snacks, go to Deliciousness.com and use code MOTHER at checkout. Go to Kopari.com/badmother and see how you can save $5 off your first order.

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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

One Bad Mother, Episode 268: The Things We’ll Do To Get Them To Do What We Want Them To Do...Wait, What?

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Biz and Theresa realize maybe we have never left “the forest” and that the forest has been tricking us this whole time into believing it's a nice place! We look at the sometimes insane and always exhausting techniques that we implement in order to get our kids to do things. As we jump though hoops everyday to get our kids to function, we can't help but wonder, "Is this just my life now?" and “Is it ever going to get better?” Well shit, maybe it won’t. Also on this happy show, Biz has a worst first and Theresa doesn’t do mornings.

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Mozaics Chips and Bombas. Use code MOTHER at checkout to save 20% off your first order of snacks at Deliciousness.com. Go to Bombas.com/badmother and use code BADMOTHER to get 20% off your first order.

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

One Bad Mother, Episode 267: Lemonade Stands! Plus, Actor Josh Hamilton

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Josh Hamilton

Biz and Theresa take a look at the highs and lows of lemonade stands and other childhood financial endeavors. The first clue that a child might not understand monetary value is when they want to charge $100 for a rock. On the one hand, we want to encourage creativity and foster an understanding of money and business in our kids. On the other hand, we will probably spend the whole day manning the lemonade stand, or wind up with a drawer full of "art" that we purchased from our own child. Plus Biz gets medieval on your ass, Theresa prepares for school, and we talk to Josh Hamilton from the movie Eighth Grade.

You can find out more about Josh’s work on his website Joshhamilton.homestead.com. His new film Eighth Grade is in theaters now.

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Audible and Bombas. Go to Audible.com/badmother or text badmother to 500-500 to start a 30-day trial and your first audiobook is free. Go to Bombas.com/badmother and use code BADMOTHER to get 20% off your first order.

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