Biz speaks with Todd Rennebohm about his new children’s book about living with depression while parenting. Having depression is normal and having kids is normal, but having both at the same time can be hard to explain to kids. Plus we recorded this episode before the election! Let’s see if our prediction was correct? (Our prediction was that we’d be glad we had all that stashed Halloween candy.)
Find Todd’s book Sometimes Daddy Cries wherever books are sold.
Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold.
Our book You’re Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You’re Winning at Parenting! is available wherever books are sold.
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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
Mental Health Resources:
Therapy for Black Girls – Therapyforblackgirls.com
BLH Foundation – borislhensonfoundation.org
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They suggest that if you are a victim and cannot seek help, ask a friend or family member to call for you.
Teletherapy Search: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/online-counseling
About the show
One Bad Mother is a comedy podcast hosted by Biz Ellis about motherhood and how unnatural it sometimes is. We aren’t all magical vessels!
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