Biz and Theresa are back together again and wonder why we feel like vending machines. Maybe it’s because we spend all day being the giver and taker-away of all good things. A child will relentlessly ask for stuff and we have to say “no” so many times a day, then occasionally we say “yes” because we’re tired of saying “no!” Then saying “yes” opens many new terrible doors (When! Now? Now? Now?) and the “yes” just feeds this fire. It perpetuates the idea that we are the providers and they should keep constantly asking for things because sometimes we’ll say “yes.” And now the machine has eaten my dollar! GIVE ME MY NUTTER BUTTERS! Plus Biz shares some science, Theresa is all signed up for camp and we welcome back Lisa Kenney of Gender Spectrum to talk about the importance of incorporating gender inclusive materials into schools’ existing puberty and health education curricula.
To learn more about Gender Spectrum, go to genderspectrum.org. You can find their Principles for Gender-Inclusive Puberty and Health Education online at genderspectrum.org/blog/gender-inclusive-puberty-and-health-education. Listen to our previous interview with Lisa Kenney on Episode 188. Follow Gender Spectrum on Twitter @GenderSpectrum and on Instagram at gender_spectrum.
We are coming to Boston!! We will be at CitySpace for a live show on Saturday, September 14th. You can purchase your tickets at: https://thewilbur.com/wbur-cityspace/artist/one-bad-mother/ or at onebadmotherpodcast.com/tour.
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Check out Theresa’s new book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold.
Check out our book! You’re Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You’re Winning at Parenting!
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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
About the show
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.
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