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One Bad Mother, Episode 301: How Far Do I Let This Go? Plus Resilient Strength with Courtney Wyckoff

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One Bad Mother
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Courtney Wyckoff

Biz and Theresa wonder how long we should let something go on that our kids are doing. It's easy enough to say “okay” to our child’s collection of rocks, but when are there too many rocks? At what point do we draw the line? Do we worry that peers will think our kids are weird or is it just about our personal comfort level? Plus Biz thinks some games are weird, Theresa takes a break and we welcome back Courtney Wyckoff, founder of MommaStrong.

To hear Courtney on previous One Bad Mother episodes, check out episodes 143 and 165.

You can follow Courtney on Twitter @momma_strong and check out the MommaStrong website at mommastrong.com.

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 Mathnasium. Learn more today! Go to Mathnasium.com/OBM or call 855-354-MATH.

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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 300: We Turn 300! Let’s Reflect! Plus, "Cathy" Comic Strip Author Cathy Guisewite

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One Bad Mother
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Cathy Guisewite

Biz and Theresa celebrate our 300th episode! Wooooooooo! Who knew we’d have so much to talk about? Plus Biz smells a mystery, Theresa was sick and we talk to Cathy Guisewite, the creator of the "Cathy" comic strip about her new book Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault.

Find out more from Cathy on Instagram at cathygwite or on her website at Cathyguisewite.com Her book Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault 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 Pact and Mathnasium. To get 20% off your first purchase, go to Wearpact.com and use code onebadmother. Learn more about Mathnasium at Mathnasium.com/obm or call 855-354-MATH.

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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 299: Magical Vessels. Plus, Southern Lady Code with Helen Ellis!

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One Bad Mother
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Helen Ellis

Biz and Theresa awaken to our true purpose as mothers and feel fulfilled and at peace…as nature intended. APRIL FOOLS! Plus Helen Ellis returns to talk about her new book, Southern Lady Code, a collection of personal essays.

Follow Helen Ellis on Twitter @WhatIDoAllDay and on Instagram at americanhousewife. Her book Southern Lady Code is available for pre-order now. You can listen to the Southern Lady Code podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

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 Calming Comfort. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/mother when you subscribe! Right now, you can go to CalmingComfortBlanket.com and use promo code BADMOM at checkout to receive 15% off the displayed price.

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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 298: Sickness Scrambling! Plus, Sex Therapy with Moushumi Ghose

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Moushumi Ghose

Biz and Theresa accept the horrible truth that with time and experience, having sick kids hasn’t gotten easier. Plus, we talk about sex with sex-positive therapist Moushumi Ghose. This is Week Two 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.

You can find more from Moushumi on her website Moushumighose.com and on Twitter @MoushumiGhose. Watch her sex ed video channel at TheSexTalkSeries.com

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.

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

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One Bad Mother
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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!

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

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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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One Bad Mother
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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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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
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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One Bad Mother
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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.

Follow us on Instagram! We are at onebadmothers. Hashtag #OBMgenius #OBMfail #OBMpresidentof for a chance to get your post re-posted to the OBM Instagram!

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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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
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

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