What’s harder: Keeping socks on your baby’s feet or battling the establishment’s refusal to support parents in a country where having a child has to be filed under disability leave? New York Times columnist Jessica Grose returns to the show to reveal the answer to you (There is no answer. We are all broken.) Plus, Biz gets wet.
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Therapy for Black Girls – Therapyforblackgirls.com
Dr. Jessica Clemmens – https://www.askdrjess.com
BLH Foundation – borislhensonfoundation.org
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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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