Is your child’s bookshelf lacking diversity? Are you tired of never seeing your family illustrated in a picture book? Never fear. Alli Harper of OurShelves returns to continue her mission: Deliver a sustained, abundant overpouring of books! Plus, Biz is unsure of her options.
Visit the OurShelves website here. Read the inaugural blog post here. Follow OurShelves on Instagram @ourshelveskids, Twitter @OurShelvesKids, and Facebook. If you would like to share video or written stories about what you’re looking for in diverse kids’ books and why diverse representation matters to you, you can send them, along with any questions, to info@OurShelves.com.
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
Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call or chat. They are here to help anyone in crisis. Adults, children, LGBTQ, disaster survivors, you name it, they can help.
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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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