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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 287: Togetherness! Is There Anything We Like Doing As A Family? Plus Podcasters Manoush Zomorodi & Jen Poyant

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Manoush Zomorodi
Guests: 
Jen Poyant

Biz and Theresa ask the big question…is there anything we like doing together as a family? Togetherness, a word that goes hand in hand with family and yet, in practice, seems hard to achieve (unless you count everyone sleeping in the same house as togetherness). Is there a small window where we all like doing the same thing or is the secret in accepting that there is no perfect togetherness scenario? Plus Biz gives an update on feeding her kids, Theresa is a great mom and we talk to Manoush Zomorodi & Jen Poyant of ZigZag.

Check out ZigZag podcast at Zigzagpod.com, on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow ZigZag on Twitter @zigzagpod. Manoush is @manoushz and Jen is @JPoyant.

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 Care.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 286: The 3rd Ever Holiday Genius Fail Spectacular, Plus Rants

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Biz and Theresa kiss 2018 goodbye with our 3rd ever HOLIDAY genius fail spectacular plus rants show….take that 2018! It’s time to sit back and be reminded that none of us are alone and that somebody is always forgetting their wallet in their other purse.

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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 285: I Can’t Find It! I’ve Looked Everywhere!

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Biz and Theresa explore our feelings about being the designated Finder of Things at home. How can we help our kids learn to keep track of their own sh*t? Especially when we’ve probably secretly thrown at least 25% of it in the trash when they weren’t looking? Whoops! Plus, Biz has a case of the mummies and Theresa misses routine. Happy Holidays! We’ll be back the first week of January with a very special holiday genius-fail spectacular.

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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 284: Where Are We On The Mom-o-meter?

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Biz and Theresa check in on how “mom-like” we are feeling lately. What makes us really feel like a mom? Let’s go ahead and say it isn’t clothing or van based. Plus Biz is reminded that Christmas specials are messed up too, and Theresa’s kids get a lesson on marriage.

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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 283: Would You Want Another Parent to Tell You if Your Kid Did Something Not Great? Plus, Happiness with KJ Dell'Antonia

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KJ Dell'Antonia

Biz and Theresa ponder the question, “Would we want another parent to tell us if our kid was being not-so-great?” On the flip side, when should we speak up as a truly concerned member of “the village” and when should we trust that the parents already know and just stay out of it? Plus, Biz says something bad, Theresa remembered sleep is good, and we talk to author KJ Dell’Antonia about being a happier parent.

Find out more from KJ Dell'Antonia at KJdellantonia.com or on Twitter @KJDellAntonia. Her book How To Be A Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute is out 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

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