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 297: Can You Hold This For Me? Plus, Judy Greer!

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Judy Greer

Biz and Theresa get stuck holding the bag…and the water bottles, and the half eaten sandwich, and the “art” and the toddler. Where in all those parenting books did it warn us that there would be so much carrying? Perhaps it's less about the stuff and more about feeling like a haggard and broken coat rack left outside? Yeah, probably. Plus, Biz does not know, Theresa gets a clue, and we are beyond psyched to have Judy Greer (Married, Archer, Let's Go Luna!, Ask the StoryBots, and soooo many more) on the show this week, talking about being a step-mom and so much more. This is Week One of the #MaxFunDrive and you can join or upgrade your membership and get awesome thank-you gifts at maximumfun.org/donate -- AND WE THANK YOU.

Follow Judy Greer on Twitter @missjudygreer or on Instagram at missjudygreer. Check out the wonderful show Let's Go Luna from PBS KIDS.

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

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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 296: Scheduling Nightmares! Plus, Parenting Norms Throughout History with Jennifer Traig

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Jennifer Traig

Biz and Theresa discuss family scheduling. Once all of the basics are set, like school/daycare drop offs and pick ups, work, doctor appointments and groceries, adding extra activities like classes and play dates is enough to make us want to go out for milk and never come home. Whether our kids thrive on doing many activities or we subscribe to “not over-scheduling kids,” a lot of brain space is taken up just by getting everyone where they need to be. Don’t forget to schedule time to do the scheduling! Plus, Biz is quarantined, Theresa is left to pick up all the pieces and we talk to Jennifer Traig about the absurdity of parenting norms, and her book Act Natural: A Cultural History of Misadventures in Parenting.

Jennifer Traig’s book, Act Natural: A Cultural History of Misadventures in Parenting 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 Casper and Grove Collaborative. Get $50 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/badmother and using promo code badmother at check out. Additional fees may apply for Hawaii and Alaska. Terms and Conditions apply. For a limited of time, get a 3-piece cleaning set from Mrs. Meyer’s spring scents, a free 60-day VIP membership, and a surprise bonus gift when you sign up at Grove.co/mother and place an order of $20 or more.

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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 295: Food And The Lies We Tell...Live from Portland!

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Chris Routly

Biz and Theresa wonder how spiritually corrupt we are what with all the lying to our kids in order to get them to eat. Probably not very corrupt. Plus Biz and Theresa are live from Portland with special guest and all around rad dad, Chris Routly!

Follow Chris Routly on Twitter @ChrisRoutly or on his website at Routly.com. His book Sometimes You Need A Jellyfish is out now.

If you want more info on the PDX Dads Group, you can find more info at Meetup.com/PDXDadsGroup and there is info about HomeDadCon at Athomedad.org.

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 Care.com and Chore Check. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/mother when you subscribe! Download the Chore Check app or go to Chorecheck.com and use offer code EASY when you enroll in Chore Check Pay and you will receive $5 on your kids' cards (maximum of 3 per family) when you order them.

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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 294: Protecting Our Kids' Confidence With Lies. Plus, 'To Black Parents' Author Janet Stickmon

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Janet Stickmon

Biz and Theresa wonder if answering honestly is the right thing to do when our kids ask questions like, “Do I overreact?” Or should we lie, lie, lie so as not to shatter their confidence? Plus Biz and Theresa are excited about our trip, and we welcome back Janet Stickmon to talk about her new book, To Black Parents Visiting Earth: Raising Black Children in the 21st Century.

Listen to our previous interview with Janet Stickmon in episode 174.

Follow Janet on Twitter @Blackapina1. Her book To Black Parents Visiting Earth— Raising Black Children in the 21st Century 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 Grove Collaborative and Chore Check. As a special offer for our listeners, start now and get a free $30 Mrs. Meyers gift set at Grove.co/mother with your first order. Either download the Chore Check app or go to Chorecheck.com and use promo code EASY and they’ll put $5 on your kids' cards (maximum of 3 per family.

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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 293: I’m An Emotional Sponge

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Biz and Theresa discuss being emotional sponges. Even if totally stationary, we are somehow able to reach maximum absorption. So how does one go about getting a good squeezing? How can a parent tell when to step back and when to step in when our kids are riding an emotional roller coaster? Plus Biz was reminded parents exist and Theresa won’t carry that load.

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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 sponsor this week is Chore Check. Download the Chore Check app, or go to Chorecheck.com and use code EASY when you enroll in Chore Check pay, and Chore Check will put $5 on your kid's card (maximum of 3 per family).

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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 292: Maturity…Whatever That Means! Plus, Parental Inequality with Amy Westervelt

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Amy Westervelt

Biz and Theresa try to answer the question posed by many kids looking to have more freedom, “What’s a kid gotta do to get mature around here?” We often tell our kids that when they are “more mature” they will get more responsibility, but what does that mean exactly? Plus Biz was there, Theresa leans into Netflix and everyone gets rilled up about parental inequality with guest Amy Westervelt, author of Forget “Having It All”: How America Messed Up Motherhood— and How to Fix it.

Find out more from Amy at her website amywestervelt.com, follow her on Twitter @amywestervelt and on Instagram at amywestervelt. Her new podcast, Drilled, can be found wherever you listen to podcasts. Her book Forget “Having It All”: How America Messed Up Motherhood— and How to Fix it is out now.

We have an Instagram! Follow us at onebadmothers.

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 Casper and Grove Collaborative. Get $50 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/badmother and using promo code badmother at check out. Act fast to take advantage of Casper’s President’s Day offer: Between February 9th and 19th, save 10% off ANY mattress purchase if you visit Casper.com. Additional fees may apply for Hawaii and Alaska. Terms and Conditions apply. To get a free $30 Mrs. Meyer's gift set with your first order, go to Grove.co/mother and sign up for an account.

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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 291: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same! Plus, Author Jodie Patterson

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Jodie Patterson

Biz and Theresa explore the idea that the more things change the more they stay the same. What we discover is, that just means that parenting is still happening…always. Plus Biz got a little something, time keeps marching on for Theresa and we talk to social activist and author Jodie Patterson about gender, identity and her new memoir, The Bold New World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation.

Connect with Jodie Patterson on Twitter @jodie_GeorgiaNY or on her website at Georgiany.com. Her book The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation is out now. Find out more about the Human Rights Campaign at hrc.org.

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 Care.com and Baked by Melissa. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/mother when you subscribe! Go to Bakedbymelissa.com/badmother, sign up for an account, and use promo code badmother to get 15% off your order.

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

One Bad Mother, Episode 290: It's Weird When Someone Else Is There! Plus, Environmental Activist Mary DeMocker

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Mary DeMocker

Biz and Theresa discuss how confident we feel in our parenting choices…that is until someone else is suddenly there, watching! Maybe it's at the dinner table or in the car, we have worked hard to make these places the perfect balance of controlled chaos with minimal amounts of soul sucking. It works! It makes sense! Then a friend or relative comes to visit and even if they say nothing, their presence alone can suddenly makes us feel like a weirdo. Great! Plus Biz has a new insight, Theresa wakes up on the job and we talk to Mary DeMocker about her new book The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep.

Connect with Mary on Twitter @MDeMocker, on Instagram at marydemocker, on Facebook at Parents' Climate Revolution, or at her website at marydemocker.com. Her book The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep is out now.

The climate newsletters mentioned in this episode are Yale Climate Connections at yaleclimateconnections.org and The Beacon at grist.org/beacon. Several organizations mentioned in this episode are 350.org and sunrisemovement.org, along with a recommendation to follow the work of teen activist Greta Thunberg.

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 sponsor this week is Lola. For 40% off all subscriptions, visit mylola.com and enter badmother40 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 289: Mom Hair Detangled

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Biz and Theresa try to define “mom hair.” Simple? Practical? Low maintenance? Inevitable disappointment when it doesn’t make us look like we don’t have kids? We can agree that calling it “mom hair” is just another way to insult moms. Plus Biz makes a discovery and Theresa is getting really good at this…still.

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 sponsor this week is the podcast Josie & Jonny Are Having A Baby (With You!). Listen and subscribe to Josie and Jonny Are Having A Baby (With You!) in your podcast app now.

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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 288: I Want It! Plus, Feminist Author Kate Schatz

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Kate Schatz

Biz and Theresa are hearing a lot of the phrase: I want it! What do we say to our kids when they have a "case of the gimmes" or are constantly telling us about all the stuff they want? In theory, a simple, “No, you can’t have that,” should be enough…but when is that ever enough? It's exhausting and annoying and giving in would be easy…sooooooo easy, but there is probably a life lesson our kids need to learn. Ugh! Can we hide in the bathroom while telling our children no? Plus Biz has a wish, Theresa is gearing up and we talk to Kate Schatz about her latest book Rad Girls Can.

Find more from Kate Schatz at her website Kateschatz.com or Twitter @kateschatz. Her book Rad Girls Can 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.

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