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One Bad Mother, Episode 247: Witnessing Crushing Disappointment

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Biz and Theresa talk about how hard it is to watch our children deal with big disappointments, like missing their first sleepover because they’re sick! Not only do we want to comfort them, it also brings up our own crushing memories… “Mama! Why did you not buy me those Monkees tickets!!! WHY!!!??” The good news is this feels like a parenting situation we can handle. If we survived, it probably means our kids will too (…unless it’s Monkees tickets). Plus, Biz wonders if it’s real and Theresa is in a hell of her own making. Eek! This is not our most uplifting episode! But, we’re getting really good at this.

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Show Music
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

One Bad Mother Episode 245: Boundaries plus TiLT Parenting's Debbie Reber

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Debbie Reber

Biz and Theresa talk about setting boundaries and how it can be the start, if not the actual act of self-care. Shutting yourself in the bathroom is a boundary, right? Plus, Biz really had a nice moment, Theresa also had a moment, and we talk to Debbie Reber from TiLT Parenting about differently-wired kids.

Check out the beautifully designed TiLT Parenting and subscribe to the TiLT Parenting podcast which comes out every Tuesday. You can follow Debbie @debbiereber and TiLT Parenting @tiltparenting on Twitter. Debbie's newest book Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World is available for pre-order now and is set to come out this July.

Chicago! We added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Blue Apron and Audible. To save $30 off your first order, visit blueapron.com/badmother. And visit audible.com/badmother to get a free audiobook and 30-day trial or text badmother to 500-500 to get started.

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Show Music
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

One Bad Mother Episode 241: The Rewards of Parenting: Do You Feel Rewarded Yet?

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Biz and Theresa explore the saying, "Parenting is the toughest job, but also the most rewarding." What are those rewards and why don't they feel like finding a $20 bill in the couch? Is it that the language of “rewards” is misleading? Is it a long game? Is it that there are times when we are in too deep to see them? It may be all or none of these, but what might help is a trophy that says, “Reward.” I’ll take 20. Plus, Theresa has a one-year-old and Biz tries to adopt a new pet.

Chicago! One Bad Mother added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! Tickets on sale now!

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Blue Apron and MVMT. To get $30 off your first order visit blueapron.com/badmother. And get 15% off your order by going to MVMT.com/mother15

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Show Music
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

One Bad Mother Episode 235: Oh, Look! We Found More Guilt! With Author James Breakwell

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Biz Ellis
Guests: 
Theresa Thorn
Guests: 
James Breakwell

Biz and Theresa admit that when we have those “what if I hadn’t done this or that” moments it may be tied to unrecognized guilt. Like most parenting guilt, while it isn’t true, it still feels bad, so is there any benefit to it? Plus Biz is not in a happy place, Theresa is in a happy place and we talk to James Breakwell, the exploding unicorn himself, about his new book Only Dead On The Inside: A Parents Guide For Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse.

Check out James on twitter @XplodingUnicorn and you can find his book Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse online and in booksellers near you!

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are BarkBox and Little Bits. To get a free extra month of BarkBox when you sign up for a 6 or 12- month plan visit barkbox.com/onebadmother when you subscribe! And go to littlebits.com to give the gift of invention.

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Show Music
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

One Bad Mother Episode 234: Budding Independence

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Biz Ellis
Guests: 
Theresa Thorn

Biz and Theresa discuss our kids’ budding independence…or lack thereof and wonder how much we, as parents, are to blame for it. What do you mean ignoring our children's desire to do it themselves because we have no patience could be part of it? Weird. Plus, Biz is visited by the ghost of resolutions past and thank you notes, and Theresa “wuvs" baby talk.

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

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Show Music
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

One Bad Mother Episode 233: Holiday Nostalgia! Stressing About Memories of The Future!

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Biz Ellis
Guests: 
Theresa Thorn

Biz and Theresa realize that our childhood memories of the holidays combined with our visions of what we want our kid’s memories to be makes for one bad tasting fruit cake of guilt. The sensation that time is fleeting is really ramped up over the holidays, and we try to take a step back to focus on what is really important…presents for us! Plus Biz knows they aren’t doing it at her and Theresa has a house check in.

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Blue Apron and littleBits. To get your first 3 meals free when you subscribe go to blueapron.com/badmother! And go to littlebits.com to give the gift of invention.

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Show Music
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

One Bad Mother Episode 230: Playing Favorites plus Early Childhood Development Expert Dr. Gloria Walther

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Biz Ellis
Guests: 
Theresa Thorn
Guests: 
Dr. Gloria Walther

Don’t tell your sister but you are my favorite! Biz and Theresa talk about favoritism in our homes growing up and how we are trying to steer clear of it now that we're parents. We can at least agree that screaming “why can’t you be more like your brother” is probably a bad idea, right? It gets hard when we wrestle with feeling like we have to over-do to make each child feel they are getting enough attention, especially when they have such different needs. Plus Biz is visited by the demon mom spirit, Theresa has a gender rant, and we talk to early childhood development expert and author, Dr. Gloria Walther.

Check out Dr. Walther and Stuart Lichtman's Eye To Eye series on early childhood development:
Eye to Eye, Volume One
Eye to Eye, Volume Two
Eye to Eye, Volume Three: Becoming a More Relaxed and Effective Parent
Eye to Eye, Volume Four

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Casper and Mac And Mia. To get $50 towards any mattress purchase, visit casper.com/badmother when you subscribe! And go to macandmia.com/mother to accentuate your child's wardrobe with curated items of style and quality.

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Show Music
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

One Bad Mother Episode 227: They Can All Hear You When You Scream plus Liz Sower of "Ghost in the Burbs"

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Biz Ellis
Guests: 
Theresa Thorn
Guests: 
Liz Sower

This week on a spooky Halloween One Bad Mother, Biz and Theresa discover that when our kids are out in public…being kids….everyone is watching! AHHHHH! Are our fears of being judged or that everyone is “over us already” real, or is the Jekyll to our Hyde trying to bust free and ruin everything? Plus Biz beats Halloween, Theresa is visited by a parenting ghost and we speak with Liz Sower of Ghosts in The Burbs.

Ghosts In The Burbs: https://ghostsintheburbs.wordpress.com/2016/02/
Liz on Twitter: @ghostintheburbs

Liz's Spooky Picks:
Come Closer by Sara Gran
Will Storr vs. The Supernatural: One Man's Search for the Truth About Ghosts by Will Storr
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

Theresa's Spooky Pick:
My First Ghost by Maggie Miller, Michael Leviton and Illustrated by Stephanie Buscema

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsor this week is Care.com. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit care.com/badmother when you subscribe!

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Show Music
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

One Bad Mother Episode 225: Things My Kids Take Forever To Do plus Poet Chris Harris!

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One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Biz Ellis
Guests: 
Theresa Thorn
Guests: 
Chris Harris

Biz and Theresa share all the things that our kids take forever to do…put on shoes, eat, get out of the car, get into the car, really anything. Should we acknowledge the irony of all the times we say we wish we could slow down or that we wish the world for our kids would slow down while we complain about this? Nope! No time! Hurry up! We can’t teach you how to learn to be bored and to be patient when you are so slow! Sigh. We are getting really good at this? Plus Biz has more cake, Theresa gets ready for an adventure and we talk to Chris Harris author of I’m Just No Good At Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-ups.

Chris' book of poetry is out now.

Brooklyn: Tickets for One Bad Mother Live at The Bell House on Saturday October 14th are on sale now!

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsor this week is Blue Apron. To save $30 off your first meal and to get free shipping, go to blueapron.com/BADMOTHER.

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Show Music
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

One Bad Mother Episode 224: Picture Day! Plus Author Morra Aarons-Mele

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Biz Ellis
Guests: 
Theresa Thorn
Guests: 
Morra Aarons-Mele

Biz and Theresa explore the importance of picture day. Are we team “clean faced/hair brushed” or team “It was picture day?” Who cares the most about it, us or our children? What do we do with those pictures…mail them to relatives, frame them, or dump them in a file drawer? No matter what you do, the real meaning of picture day is to have something to embarrass our children with in 20 years. Plus Biz is forever in blue jeans, Theresa is the sleep president and we talk to Morra Aarons-Mele about her new book Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You’d Rather Stay Home)

Pick up Morra's new book now and subscribe to her Forbes podcast Hiding in the Bathroom for more of a discussion around redefining success as an introvert.

Brooklyn: Tickets for One Bad Mother Live at The Bell House on Saturday October 14th are on sale now!

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Care.com and Harry's. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit care.com/badmother when you subscribe! And go to harrys.com/badmother to get your free trial offer!

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Show Music
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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