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 43: Sleep Training, with guest Jodi Mindell

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Jodi Mindell

Biz and Theresa navigate the judgey minefield of sleep training and barely escape with our lives, plus Theresa goes to a Mommy-and-Me movie and Biz lets Katherine Belle watch a movie NOT made for 4-year-olds. And, we get professional help from pediatric sleep expert Jodi Mindell!

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Sleeping Through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night's Sleep, by Jodi Mindell
Johnson's Baby Bedtime App
Jodi Mindell on Baby Center

Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)

Ep. 42: Take My Baby, Please!

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Nicole Blades

Biz and Theresa try to figure out why it can be so hard to let other people hold your new baby. We also discuss bottle issues and we discover something that Biz can’t do with one hand. Plus, we talk about race and motherhood with Nicole Blades of MsMaryMack.com and author of the article (soon-to-be a book) "Nope! I'm Not the Nanny, Just a Black Mom, Thanks."

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MsMaryMack.com
Nope! I'm Not the Nanny, Just a Black Mom, Thanks
Follow Nicole Blades on Twitter @NicoleBlades

Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)

Ep. 41: Managing the Madness

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Britt Erickson

Theresa admits there are worse things than the first month with a newborn...such as, all the subsequent months. Biz gets creative with her feet. And, we come to terms with ever thinking just one baby was hard. Plus, we talk peeing your pants with Britt Erickson who is a Pilates instructor with a focus on pre and postnatal care and a postpartum doula. Who knew there was such a thing?

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Britt Erickson Pilates

Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Beehive, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)

One Bad Mother Episode 40: Keepin' It Clean, with guest Emily Oster

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Emily Oster

Theresa “moms up” getting the newborn out of her bed, Biz gets older, and we talk about cleaning house. Our guest this week is economist Emily Oster, author of Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong—and What You Really Need to Know.

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Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong -- and What You Really Need to Know, by Emily Oster
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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Beehive, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com)

Ep. 39: Birth Stories and Newborn Life, Take 2

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Biz and Theresa are back! This time with more children! After being away for so long without a great deal of social interaction with anyone other than our own children, we have really saved up “the good stuff,” from our latest birth stories to what it really feels like during those first few weeks with a newborn. Special guest, Biz’s baby! Happy New Year!

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Beehive, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com)

Ep. 38: The Holidays

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Stefan Lawrence
Guests: 
Marni Zalben

This week, Biz is joined by her husband, Stefan, while Theresa enjoys her new baby. We talk about merging holiday traditions once you have kids. Turns out we may not have ever addressed it...on a podcast seems like a good time to do it. Cough. Plus, we're joined by former Barnum and Bailey clown and yarn lover, Marni Zalben, who enlightens us that being honest with relatives may solve the holiday guilt issues.

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
"This Christmas" by Dott (http://dottmusic.bandcamp.com/)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com)

Ep. 37: Parenting Online

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Kelle Hampton

Biz and Theresa discuss social media and parenting, from over-sharing to privacy settings to ignoring the fear that the internet is going to ruin your child's life. (I know my child is a genius but I did post that picture of her shitting in the tub, soooooo...life ruined?) Biz suggests the best way to get over the fear of not always being there for your child is to sit on them...forever. And, we talk with author and blogger Kelle Hampton, who learned when she gave birth to a daughter with Down syndrome that honesty is the best tool a parent has.

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Enjoying the Small Things
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Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected -- A Memoir, by Kelle Hampton

Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com)

Ep. 36: Potty Time

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Guests: 
Adira Amram

Biz and Theresa talk about the pressure to potty train and, as usual, we are super, super helpful. (Does "she no longer pees on me or the good rug" count as training? We think...yes?) We also talk to comedienne and singer-songwriter Adira Amram who not only sings our Mom Song but is a new mom herself!

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Adira Amram and the Experience
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Album: Hot Jams For Teens is in iTunes

Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)

Ep. 35: Birth Control

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Julie of I Like Beer & Babies

Biz and Theresa talk about birth control and prove, once again, we are IN NO WAY the authorities on anything. But at least we don't tell you breastfeeding is a form of birth control! Theresa has last-minute regrets about not spending more money to make her natural birth more natural and Biz gets her haunted cradle set up. Plus, we talk with Julie of the I Like Beer And Babies blog and we admit we like her, beer, and babies.

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I Like Beer and Babies blog
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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com)

Babies Babies Babies!

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Hey, One Bad Mother-lovers! As you may have heard, Theresa's baby has arrived -- hooray! And Biz's baby's arrival is now IMMINENT. So, we're on a reduced episode release schedule for a couple of months. In November and December, you can expect new episodes of One Bad Mother just about every other week.

Come January, we'll be back full-force with new episodes every week, including discussions of how the births went, and undoubtedly some epic newborn-related parenting FAILS.

Stay tuned!