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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.

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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Los Angeles, CA

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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.

Language:

English

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Maximum Fun 2404 Wilshire Blvd., 9A Los Angeles, CA 90057 206-984-4FUN


Episodes

Ep. 267: Lemonade Stands! Plus, Actor Josh Hamilton

8/16/2018
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Biz and Theresa take a look at the highs and lows of lemonade stands and other childhood financial endeavors. The first clue that a child might not understand monetary value is when they want to charge $100 for a rock. On the one hand, we want to encourage creativity and foster an understanding of money and business in our kids. On the other hand, we will probably spend the whole day manning the lemonade stand, or wind up with a drawer full of "art" that we purchased from our own child. Plus...

Duration:01:05:21

Ep. 266: Packing! Plus Author Jessica Love

8/9/2018
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Biz and Theresa unpack their emotional baggage around actual packing. When did going on a three day trip turn into packing for an expedition to the Amazon? The amount of stuff we absolutely need to bring with us weighs heavy on the soul, not to mention the airplane baggage limit. Plus Biz returns from the Midwest, Theresa fills her mind, and we talk to Jessica Love about her new picture book, Julián is a Mermaid. You can find Jessica Love on Twitter @Jessica67755257 or on her website...

Duration:01:09:56

Ep. 265: What’s the Deal With Pirates? Plus Author Angela Garbes on the Science of Pregnancy

8/2/2018
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Biz and Theresa wonder what is up with pirates? Real pirates are known for theft and murder, but every other kid has a pirate costume. (And, let's face it, they're adorable.) From swordplay to walking the plank...I guess we're all culturally cool with our kids admiring and identifying with this one particular violent and morally-corrupt lifestyle. LOL! But yeah honestly we're fine with it, guys. Getting a group of kids to yell "ARRRRRRGH!" never gets old. Plus, Biz kisses camp goodbye,...

Duration:01:07:36

Ep. 264: Aw, Did You Make That For Me? Plus Alissa Quart on Why Families Can't Afford America

7/26/2018
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Biz and Theresa explore the complicated nature of receiving gifts from our children, from edible treats to physical affection to artistic renderings. How do we celebrate these occasionally misguided and even off-putting but nonetheless heartfelt gifts without sacrificing...oh, I don't know, our human dignity? HA! Are we really required to eat the thing that the 4 year old is calling "pancakes?" Plus, Biz feels like a fair ride, Theresa is ready for stuff to start getting easier, and we...

Duration:01:12:11

Ep. 263: Whoa, Kids! Rewind! Be Kind! Plus Author Tim J. Meyers

7/19/2018
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Biz and Theresa talk about how it feels when our kids express their feelings or needs in an unkind manner. “I hate forks!” “AHHHH! I put the shirt on before underpants!” “My day is ruined! You are ruining my day!” Helping our kids navigate their emotions and teaching them to speak their needs kindly is important, but also tiring. When you add to it the emotional pummeling of being yelled at by a four-year-old, Biz and Theresa wonder how we can ever get space to regulate our own feelings....

Duration:00:56:31

Ep. 262: Maybe They Won’t Grow Out Of It, Plus Feeding Expert Jill Castle

7/12/2018
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Biz’s four-year-old still eats only a handful of things and Theresa’s four-year-old still has sleep problems. We've treated these issues as though they'll inevitably resolve on their own over time, but two years later we're beginning to wonder if maybe our kids won’t, in fact, “grow out of it.” (Insert horror music!) Plus, Biz is back from Bama, Theresa remembers that toddlers are hard, and we talk to author Jill Castle about feeding our kids and her new book Fearless Feeding. You can...

Duration:01:09:28

Ep 261: Stop Interrupting! Live From Chicago with Heidi Stevens

6/28/2018
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Biz and Theresa are live from Chicago! This is the second of two episodes recorded in May at GMan Tavern. Chicago Tribune lifestyle writer Heidi Stevens joins us to talk about interrupting and help us try to figure out how to teach our kids not to interrupt. Since that probably won’t happen, we may as well just go ahead and never try to have a normal adult conversation again. Problem solved! Plus, live genius and fails! You can find Heidi on twitter @HeidiStevens13 or read her column for...

Duration:00:59:57

Ep. 260: Farts! Farts! Farts! Plus Doree Shafrir and Kate Spencer from the Forever 35 Podcast

6/21/2018
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Biz and Theresa explore the results of the most dangerous fruit. Are some words better to use when describing flatulence? How can we help our kids navigate what is acceptable and what isn’t when it comes to passing gas, especially when the biggest challenge is how hilarious it is? Plus Biz is crazy in Alabama, Theresa wrote a book, and we talk to Doree Shafrir and Kate Spencer from the Forever 35 podcast. Listen to Forever 35 at Forever35podcast.com. You can find Doree on twitter @Doree...

Duration:00:58:49

Ep. 259: Swimming!

6/14/2018
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This week on One Bad Mother, Biz and Theresa dive into the good and bad memories of swimming as kids and look at how those experiences play into what we want for our kids. Should we throw them in, or respect their complete fear of wet hair? What if they aren't the water babies we'd hoped they'd be? What if they never know the joy of Marco Polo or Martha Washington hairstyles? Plus Biz is hosting podcast summer camp, Theresa is excited for the summer, and Katy Belle drops by to give...

Duration:00:56:04

Ep. 258: Are You Trying Hard Enough Yet? Plus Novelist Rumaan Alam

6/7/2018
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Biz and Theresa explore our desire to prove to others that we’re doing enough as parents. Regardless of what we’re going through with our kids, when someone tries to be helpful by saying, “Have you tried...xyz?” it can leave us feeling like all our efforts are invisible. So...that’s a thing! Plus, Biz wonders “Who those people are?,” Theresa has been shocked, and we speak with author Rumaan Alam about his new novel That Kind Of Mother. You can find more from Rumaan on his website...

Duration:01:06:06

One Bad Mother Ep 257: The 9th Ever Genius Fail Spectacular, Plus Rants!

5/31/2018
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It's the 9th Ever Genius Fail Spectacular, Plus Rants! Biz and Theresa sit back and bask in the glory of your genius moments and failures and remember that none of us are alone! 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 Prep Dish and Squarespace. To receive a free two week trial visit prepdish.com/OBM. And to get a free trial...

Duration:01:12:41

Ep. 256: Mom Nagging! Plus Maternal Mental Health with Author Kate Rope

5/24/2018
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Biz and Theresa wonder what "nagging" really is. Do we just want to keep our kids happy and comfortable or is “nagging” just another word used to belittle women? We know that developmentally kids need help remembering what they need, from keeping hands clean to dressing for the weather to staying safe. But at what point do we need to let go and hope they learn on their own from experiencing discomfort? Hint: NEVER! Plus Biz has a Bad Reputation, Theresa accepts some stuff, and we talk to...

Duration:01:13:18

Ep. 255: Bad Influences, With Lucy Knisley Live From Chicago!

5/17/2018
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Biz and Theresa are live from the GMan Tavern in Chicago with special guest comic creator Lucy Knisley, and we want to know what makes a bad influence. Rock 'n' Roll? Video Games? That one kid with the sailor mouth? Captain Underpants? Do we ban it all to make life easier or is this really about us wanting to get rid of something we find annoying rather than dangerous. Whichever it is, we should definitely overthink it. Plus, live genius and fails! You can find out more about Lucy and her...

Duration:00:59:28

Ep. 254: I’m Not Yelling!

5/10/2018
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Biz and Theresa explore why we yell and how effective it is. It may not do much for the kids but it "effectively" makes us feel bad. Plus, Biz reflects upon her mortality as she sends another fish to great beyond and Theresa was cute for five seconds! Chicago! We added another LIVE show at GMan Tavern on FRIDAY, May 11th at 8:00 p.m.! We still have a couple of tickets left! Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting! Thank you to all our...

Duration:00:58:08

Ep. 253: When Self-Care Feels Like Self-Sabotage, Plus Author and Renegade Mother Janelle Hanchett

5/3/2018
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Biz and Theresa wonder why our attempts at self-care feel more like self-sabotage sometimes. Is it that it can mess up our momentum, or are we just really bad at it? Maybe both! Plus, Biz wonders, "WHAT IF?,” Theresa does feed her children, and we welcome back Renegade Mothering’s Janelle Hanchett to talk about her new book I’m Just Happy To Be Here: A Memoir Of Recklessness, Rehab and Renegade Mothering! Janelle's book I’m Just Happy To Be Here: A Memoir Of Recklessness, Rehab and...

Duration:01:12:47

Ep. 252: Dogs Will Totally Prepare Me For Kids! With Guest Co-Host Renée Colvert

4/26/2018
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Renée Colvert from the hit MaxFun podcast Can I Pet Your Dog? joins Biz to discuss the question, "Will having dogs prepare me for being a parent?" Is this question insulting, laughable, or does it actually hold some elements of truth? Maybe a little of all three! Plus, Biz discovers a new level of hell and Tugboat is in the house! Catch a new episode of Can I Pet Your Dog twice a month! You can follow CIPYD on twitter @CIPYDpodcast and Renée @reneecolvert. Renée's dog Tugboat has his very...

Duration:00:58:27

Ep. 251: The Kids Are Bored plus Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee!

4/19/2018
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Thanks to everyone who supported us in this years Max Fun Drive! Biz and Theresa fill our own boredom by talking about what to do when our kids are bored. Should we bust that boredom with 10 exciting ways to fill up summer break or just threaten to take their toys away if they are so bored? Both probably will have some sort of effect. The real question is how does it make us feel when we hear those 2 words, “I’m Bored,” from our kids? Plus Biz and Theresa never get bored of saying thank...

Duration:01:14:21

Ep. 250: I’m Bored! Plus Kendal Esquerre on Representation

4/11/2018
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This is the last week of the Max Fun Drive and we would love it if you could show us your support! In order to make a contribution go to maximumfun.org/donate and use the #MaxFunDrive on social medial to show us some love! Who cares if the kids are bored? We want to be bored, too! We explore the idea that being bored may be a missing step to achieving self-care, as well as other mind-blowing concepts like, “Boring acts aren't the same as being bored,” and, “Being bored while doing...

Duration:01:10:47

Ep. 249: Tattling! With Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman

4/4/2018
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Max Fun Drive is upon us and we would love it if you could show us your support! In order to make a contribution go to maximumfun.org/donate and use the #MaxFunDrive on social medial to show us some love! Biz and Theresa explore the art of tattling. How do we teach our kids when to “tell,” when to work it out themselves, and when to shrug it off? Plus, Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen doesn’t solve our kid’s eating problems but does cook up a lot of genius! It’s Week 1 of the #MaxFunDrive...

Duration:01:14:04

Ep. 248: Bragging! Plus Stuttering Educator Jane Fraser

3/29/2018
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Biz and Theresa explore the art of bragging and decide this is a tough one. How can we teach our kids to have pride in their accomplishments while being mindful of the feelings of others? Instead of slapping the label “bragging” on it and walking away, what if we start with the lesson of being gracious towards others? Crap! That sounds like work! Plus, Biz brags about her garden, Theresa brags about her sick baby, and we get some information and resources about childhood stuttering from...

Duration:01:00:48