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 60: Teething, plus guest Ellen Harper

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One Bad Mother
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Ellen Harper

Biz and Theresa talk about teething and back up the discussion with so many scientific facts that we consider having the show recategorized from comedy to science. Note: "facts" stated by Biz and Theresa may not be true / may make you less smart.

Plus, Theresa advises you to never leave before the raffle, and Biz gets weird about a comment on last week’s show. We're joined by singer-songwriter Ellen Harper to talk about the new album Childhood Home, which is a collaboration with her son Ben Harper.

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BenHarper.com
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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)
Learn It All Again Tomorrow, Ben Harper/Ellen Harper, Childhood Home (http://www.benharper.com, also available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

One Bad Mother Episode 59: Mom Guilt Part 2: We Should Be Enjoying This! with special Father's Day guests Jesse Thorn and Stefan Lawrence

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Jesse Thorn
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Stefan Lawrence

This week, on a Very Special Father’s Day episode of One Bad Mother, Biz and Theresa revisit the always-festive topic of Mom Guilt, and try to create a safe space to admit we don’t always like being a mom (eek). Plus, baby vomit! Instead of calling a mom this week, in honor of the holiday we welcome our partners, Jesse Thorn and Stefan Lawrence, into the studio and chat with them about all the changes over the last year and hear their genius and fails!

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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)
"But You Love Me, Daddy (with Jim Reeves)" by R. Stevie Moore (http://www.rsteviemoore.com/)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

One Bad Mother Episode 58: Body Image, with guest Jen McLellan of Plus Size Birth

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Jen McLellan

Like our postpartum bodies, nothing is where it should be! First, our kids are growing up too fast, and our friends are looking too depressingly perfect on FaceBook. Next, we jump into our topic: we call Jen McLellan of PlusSizeBirth.com, who shares awesome tips for having the pregnancy and birth experience you want -- and loving your body -- no matter your size. Then Biz and Theresa break it down about our own post-baby body feelings and decide to get scantily-clad and take pictures of ourselves. That last part may or may not be true. Enjoy!

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PlusSizeBirth.com
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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Anthem, 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)

One Bad Mother Episode 57: Scarring Our Children Spiritually, plus guest Joanne Goldblum

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Joanne Goldblum

Biz and Theresa try to answer the big questions, like: what happens when you die? “Go ask you father” apparently does not cut it. Theresa has a breakthrough and Biz’s daughter is finally excited to do things without Biz…weep, sob, I mean, yay! Plus, we speak with Joanne Goldblum, Founder and Executive Director of the National Diaper Bank Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every child in the United States has an adequate supply of diapers to remain clean, dry and healthy. She helps us understand the issues and how to help.

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The National Diaper Bank Network
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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

One Bad Mother Episode 56: My Kids Hurt My Feelings! with guest Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

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Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Biz and Theresa talk about what it's like when our kids hurt our feelings and how we try to deal with it. Hint: Slamming the door and telling them we can’t be friends anymore sadly is not the answer. Biz contemplates the other side of crazy and Theresa needs a vacation...on a boat! Plus, we talk “spirited kids” and how to handle it when your kid hits you with Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, author of Raising Your Spirited Child and Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles: Winning for a Lifetime.

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Mary's books: Raising Your Spirited Child and Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles
Mary's website
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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

One Bad Mother Episode 55: Happy Mother's Day, Now Eat! with guest Eleni Mandell

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Eleni Mandell

Biz and Theresa remember back to what it was like celebrating Mother’s Day as kids. In retrospect, Mom may have gotten a raw deal, including having to share her dime-store, rock-hard but selected-with-love, chocolates. Plus, we talk about introducing solids and wonder if anyone cares what we feed our kids. Eleni Mandell returns to talk about her new album, “Let’s Fly A Kite,” and about touring with 3-year-olds (it's apparently super).

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The new album: Let's Fly a Kite
EleniMandell.com
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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)
Like Dreamers Do, Eleni Mandell, Lets Fly A Kite (http://elenimandell.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com)

One Bad Mother Episode 54: Babies. Still Not Relaxing. with guest Dr. Harvey Karp

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Dr. Harvey Karp

Biz and Theresa discover we've learned nothing from the first go-round and once again are unable to find time for ourselves amidst the chaos of life with babies. What's worse? Parenting is still hard! Plus, Biz’s baby sees ghosts and Theresa’s two-year-old comes face-to-face with FORBIDDEN CAKE! And, Dr. Karp of the Happiest Baby/Toddler series of books and DVDs joins us to solve all our problems.

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Dr. Harvey Karp's Happiest Baby / Happiest Toddler books, CDs, DVDs: HappiestBaby.com

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)

One Bad Mother Episode 53: Traveling With Kids / Making Dinnertime Easier with guest Janice Newell Bissex

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One Bad Mother
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Janice Newell Bissex

This week, Biz and Theresa try to be helpful. Wait! Where are you going? We talk about the joys and fears of traveling with kids, explore expectations, and offer a few tips. Warning: Tip results may vary by family and child. Plus, we're joined by Janice Newell Bissex, of Meal Makeover Moms, who helps us get a grip on dinner time.

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The cookbooks: No Whine with Dinner and The Moms Guide to Meal Makeovers
MealMakeoverMoms.com
The Meal Makeover App
Meal Makeover Moms on Facebook
Follow Janice Newell Bissex on Twitter @JaniceBissex

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)

One Bad Mother Episode 52: Baby Daddy Resentment

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Biz and Theresa talk about partner resentment and try to figure out WHOSE FAULT THIS IS. It must be somebody's, right? (oh, hahaha...It's obv our partners' fault.) Plus, Biz needs someone to put a triscuit in her mouth and Theresa deals out some hard truths to Biz. And, Theresa has a new TV show obsession and Biz's baby is a vocal music prodigy. No guest this week which means we have plenty of time to gush about our personal lives to a moderately inappropriate extent!

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Anthem, 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)

One Bad Mother Episode 51: You're Not Sick! with guest Avital Norman Nathman

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Avital Norman Nathman

Biz and Theresa discover we're not alone when it comes to how our kids behave when they're sick. Why don’t they want to rest? Why did TV lie to us?! Theresa describes how hard it was to clean Jesse, Biz discovers she is about to embark on vacation hell, and we talk with feminist blogger and editor of the new book, The Good Mother Myth, Avital Norman Nathman.

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The book: The Good Mother Myth
The blog: TheMamafesto.com
Follow Avital on Twitter @TheMamafesto

Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Anthem, 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)