Why worry about 10,000 hours when 2 is fine? We talk old dogs and new tricks with Tom Vanderbilt, author of Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning. Plus, Biz asks, “Is fudge parenting a thing?”
Get your copy of Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning as well as Tom’s other books here, or wherever books are found. Visit Tom’s website and follow him on Twitter @tomvanderbilt.
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
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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!
Join us every week as we deal with the thrills and embarrassments of motherhood and strive for less judging and more laughing.
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