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Welcome to Sandwich Generation, where we serve nothing but kids meals and early bird specials! Comedy writer Kevin Maher joins Biz to talk about the double-duty of raising children and caring for aging parents. Plus, Biz DID IT. Visit Kevin's website and Kevin Geeks Out. Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinGeeksOut. Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Goo…
 
It's a better and brighter world for LGBTQ teens, and even better if you're a reader! YA author Martin Wilson joins Biz to discuss the excellent winners and nominees of this year's Lambda Literary Awards. Plus, Biz lets it rip... again! Get your copies of Martin Wilson's YA books on his website or wherever books are sold. Martin's Lambda Award Reco…
 
What's the secret to great writing? Sex! That, and investing the time to write. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies author Deesha Philyaw returns to talk co-parenting, writing inside and outside the church, and how everybody's from Cordele, Georgia. Plus, Biz was sick. Get your copy of Deesha's award-winning book The Secret Lives of Church Ladies her…
 
Troublemakers and The Cure fans unite! Neil Katcher of Ooh You're In Trouble and Mortified joins Biz to share in the solidarity of humiliation! Plus, Biz shares her teen angst through the art of poetry. Listen to Ooh You're In Trouble and Mortified wherever pods are cast. Follow Neil Katcher on Twitter @neilkatcher. Check out Theresa’s book! It Fee…
 
Get your game face on and fill your boxes. The Ellis sisters are here to haggle! Unless it's the end of the day. Then it's $5. Helen Ellis, Biz's sister and author of Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light, is on the show to talk garage sales, the decline in demand for china sets, and the march of time. Plus, Biz was wrong. Preorder your copy of H…
 
Now that COVID restrictions have been lifted, is it time to panic? No! Biz steps up to the ring to pummel an expert with all the questions you may have! Dr. Lena van der List of UC Davis Children's Hospital joins us to talk masks, pregnancy, pools, camps, beaches, and the risks of socializing with the loosey-goosey. Plus, Biz loves a library. Liste…
 
Summer days got you down? Escape into your mind and use your imagination! Illustrator and author Tori Sharp comes by to show Biz how. Plus, Biz brings the God of Lightning. Get your copy of Just Pretend here or wherever books are sold. Visit Tori's website here. Follow her on Twitter @NovelTori and on Instagram @noveltori. Check out Theresa’s book!…
 
Is greatness achieved through your accomplishments or by knowing who you are? Put away your pins (or maybe have the kids pick them up), because author Ben Brashares and illustrator Elizabeth Bergeland join Biz to kick off summer reading! Plus, Biz is on the move. Get your copy of Ben and Elizabeth's book The Great Whipplethorp Bug Collection here, …
 
It's time to Womp up the Jamz! Actress comedians and real life best friends Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham join Biz to talk about birthing their TV babies while pregnant with their actual babies. Plus, Biz has a bad feeling about this. Rent or purchase Jess and Len's television shows Best Friends Forever and Playing House on the streaming serv…
 
All the way from Australia, we brought in a professional to confirm what OBM has always known: Moms don't want your advice. Comedian and author Nelly Thomas joins us to break down the nomenclature confusion behind molls, roots, and petting your chinchilla. Plus, Biz can feel it. Get your copy of Nelly Thomas' book with Cat McInnes Some Mums (Are Fa…
 
We're talking about tweens! Awkward. Biz welcomes Judith Warner, author of And Then They Stopped Talking to Me: Making Sense of Middle School, to discuss angst, isolation, and "the deflation of childhood happiness." It's a good time. Plus, Biz finds things still confusing. Get your copy of And Then They Stopped Talking to Me: Making Sense of Middle…
 
The Road So Far: One Bad Mother hits its second Max Fun Drive membership goal! As promised, Biz pulls up to What If World in the Impala. There, standing tall, deep in thought, but ready to join the fight against evil is her brother in arms: Eric O'Keeffe. It's One Bad Supernatural! Biz and Eric discuss the CW action adventure show starring world cl…
 
It's the return of One Bad Guncle! James Arthur M. of the Minority Korner podcast is back to put the sugar on your broccoli, truth-wise! Plus, it's the last week of Max Fun Drive! Listen to James' podcast Minority Korner wherever podcasts are found. Follow James on Twitter @JamesArthur_M and on Instagram @jamesarthurm. Be sure to watch the MaxFunDr…
 
We hit our first Max Fun Drive membership goal, so you know what that means... We're sharing a fail of Broadway Opening Night proportions - Biz gets Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti's name wrong three times in a row... to her face! Thank you to all the Max Fun Drive supporters who joined or boosted or upgraded their memberships! We're not done yet t…
 
It's an extra musical edition of One Bad Mother! Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti joins Biz to sing about big feelings, nipple papayas, and her new picture book for moms, M Is For Mama and Also Merlot: A Modern Moms ABCs! Plus, it's Max Fun Drive! Get your copy of Laura Benanti's book with Kate Mangiameli and Helene Weston, M Is For Mama an…
 
Teenage angst is good for one thing... comedy. Fox animated series The Great North creators Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux joining us to talk writing with your sibling, memory pranks, and what it's like being the motherf***ing boss. Plus, Biz doesn't miss lunch. Watch The Great North on Fox, Sunday nights at 8:30 PM ET/7:30 PM CT, or on your streaming p…
 
I'm not all right and that's all right. Biz is joined by "Depression Professional" John Moe to discuss mental health, honest communication, and his new podcast Depresh Mode. Plus, Biz isn't really alone. Listen to Depresh Mode with John Moe here or wherever you get your podcasts. The Depresh Mode newsletter is available twice a week. Subscribe for …
 
400 episodes in and we're still doing it! Honk honk! 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. Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org…
 
Whip out your jazz hands and diplomas, because it's a scandal! Biz goes back to school with author and journalist Melissa Korn to discuss her new book with Jennifer Levitz, UNACCEPTABLE: Privilege, Deceit and the Making of the College Admissions Scandal. Plus, Biz doesn't want to do it. Get your copy of UNACCEPTABLE: Privilege, Deceit and the Makin…
 
Kittens play the glockenspiel and unicorns are real today in One Bad Mother World because Eric O'Keeffe, the host of the What If World podcast, is here! Biz and Mr. Eric explore storytelling for kids, the power of imagination, and the biggest question of all: How soon is too soon to introduce their kids to Supernatural? Plus, SPRING BREAK! Listen t…
 
What is family if not a group of people you love and love you? And breadsticks? Biz is joined by Tyler Greene of the This Is My Family podcast to discuss sharing, crying, and baby barf in your ear. Plus, Biz is wistful. Visit This Is My Family's website here and listen to TIMF wherever podcasts are found. Check out Pod People, the awesome company T…
 
Sometimes, the best ideas come from the darkest of times. Biz sits down with comic storyteller Lisa Lim to discuss exploring your creativity, running in circles, and being an Asian mom amid the Coronavirus. Plus, Biz shares a recipe for happiness. Visit Lisa Lim's website here. Follow her on Instagram @chineseladybug1. Read her comics for MUTHA Mag…
 
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. Fol…
 
We are here to do two things: 1. Encourage you to speak publicly about uncomfortable things, and 2. Remind you that you are doing a great job. The amazing Dr. Jessica Zucker returns to the show to discuss her new book I Had A Miscarriage: A Memoir, A Movement. Plus, Biz doesn't have the answers. Genius & Fails begins at 43:40. Get your copy of I Ha…
 
What do you do when your kids ask difficult questions about race, crayons, and culture? First, you make a playlist, then you call Angela Joy! Biz sits down with Angela to discuss her wonderful children's book Black is a Rainbow Color! Plus, Biz busts out some cake parenting. Get your copy of Black is a Rainbow Color here or anywhere books are sold.…
 
Is six months enough time to Sandra Dee yourself out of the pandemic blues? Renee Colvert of Can I Pet Your Dog? returns to talk reinvention, Delilah, and her new podcast My Pandemic Makeover Spectacular. Plus, Biz is riding the waves. Listen to Can I Pet Your Dog? and My Pandemic Makeover Spectacular wherever podcasts are found! Follow Renee on Tw…
 
If this ever-changing world that we live in makes you give in and cry, we got you! Biz and Lenore Skenazy of Free Range Parenting and Let Grow combine their might to free the world from the grip of judge-y magazine articles. Plus, Ellis stops by for a visit. Visit Let Grow's website! There you can learn more about the Let Grow Project, the Let Grow…
 
Why worry about 10,000 hours when 2 is fine? We talk old dogs and new tricks with Tom Vanderbilt, author of Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning. Plus, Biz asks, "Is fudge parenting a thing?" Get your copy of Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learningas well as Tom's other books here, or wherever bo…
 
Dust off your Bescherelle! Biz gets a taste of hot chocolate du Québec when Mary McCown returns to talk about her new children's book Wigglesworth in Lutinland. Plus, Biz is worried. Get your copy of Wigglesworth in Lutinland in hardcover or paperback. Visit Mary McCown's Facebook page for Wigglesworth in Lutinland here. Check out Theresa’s book! I…
 
Biz learns about the life-saving magic of... listening to your children? We talk with author Marlo Mack about her new Audible book based on her podcast How to Be A Girl. Plus, Biz is old. Get Marlo Mack's Audible Original, How to Be a Girl here. Listen to the How to Be a Girl podcast here. Visit Marlo's blog, gendermom, here. Check out Theresa’s bo…
 
We all have bodies!!! It’s true! We have a body, so let's get comfortable in it! Biz talks to author, illustrator Tyler Feder about her inclusive, body positive picture book for preschoolers, Bodies Are Cool! Plus, Biz enjoys her ramen and Theresa keeps her kid’s from learning what New Year’s Eve is all about…again. Get your copy of Dancing at the …
 
Biz and Theresa tell 2020 that we are all good on sacks of bananas, and are ready to ring in the Year Of Cake with the 5th Ever Holiday Genius Fail Spectacular Plus Rant! 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 avail…
 
Biz talks with Kyle Lukoff about how to write the perfect picture book with a trans character. Hint: Make them a whole person who experiences the world. Plus, Biz touches her banjo in front of everyone. Get your copy of When Aidan Became a Brother and Kyle Lukoff's other wonderful books here. Visit Kyle's website and follow him on Twitter @Shekels_…
 
Biz ponders if she is more of the ham or the mustard of the sandwich generation. Adrienne Day joins to talk about her New York Times piece on the chaotic circle of caregiving. Plus, Biz is tired of all the help. Follow Adrienne Day on Twitter @adrienneday and on Instagram @adriennenyc. Find her on LinkedIn here. Read Adrienne's New York Times essay…
 
Biz is swimming in a sea of gender fluidity with rough waters ahead! Thanks to the gift of language, both of her kids are on a gender journey and Lisa Kenney, CEO of Reimagine Gender, returns to help Biz navigate a smooth ride. Plus OBMs are the best. Visit Reimagine Gender and Gender Spectrum for more information. Find Lisa Kenney at their LinkedI…
 
If you could go back in time to tell yourself something, what would it be and would you actually listen? I’d tell myself not to skip the dentist for those 5 years. Yikes. We talk to Chelsea Nina Ursin about her podcast Dear Young Rocker, plus Biz notices something different. Follow Chelsea Ursin and Dear Young Rocker on Twitter @RockerDear and on I…
 
Something is on fire! Check your pants! We talk to Deborah Goldstein of the podcast The Big Fib about lies, critical analysis, and dinosaurs. One of those things is a lie! Can you guess which? Plus, Biz is all alone! Follow Deborah Goldstein (@psandcs), The Big Fib Podcast (@BigFibPodcast), and Listen To Your Mother (@LTYMshow) on Twitter! Listen t…
 
You are never really alone because your college age kid is living in your basement thanks to Covid! It is probably going REALLY great. We talk to Annabelle Gurwitch about birds returning to the nest and finding some good out there with her podcast Tiny Victories. Plus Biz has something lurking in her pantry. Follow Annabelle Gurwitch on Twitter @LA…
 
We are 9 months into the pandemic! Are you feeling better about how to make a decision about anything? I’m definitely NOT feeling better. Who can help? An economist! We welcome back economist Emily Oster to talk about data based risk assessment during Covid. Plus Biz is disappointed. Follow Emily Oster on Twitter @ProfEmilyOster and on Instagram at…
 
Biz speaks with Todd Rennebohm about his new children’s book about living with depression while parenting. Having depression is normal and having kids is normal, but having both at the same time can be hard to explain to kids. Plus we recorded this episode before the election! Let’s see if our prediction was correct? (Our prediction was that we’d b…
 
Biz is joined by her sister, Helen Michelle, to take a spooky stroll down Halloween Memory Lane. Costumes made from raiding the parent’s closet, trick or treating while sick, and Halloween birthdays with guns. It ain’t like it use to be, which is probably for the better. Plus Biz discovers a new body in the booth. Follow Helen Ellis on Twitter @Wha…
 
Biz talks about the importance of diversity in people who run for office and the double standards that women, specifically, face. Surprise! That woman knows she has kids, you don’t have to ask her how she plans to juggle it all. We talk to the directors of the new documentary Surge, about women running for office, plus Biz discovers a gaping hole. …
 
Biz ponders the effects of the pandemic on parent’s stress. Hmmm…how to tell? All that crying in the bathroom may be a sign. We talk to therapist Lucy Rimalower about the mental health crisis facing parents. Plus Biz goes outside and Theresa stops by for a genius and fail. Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wher…
 
Biz talks with Lyz Lenz about her new book, Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women. We get all riled up this week and for good reason. It turns out that as women, we are still not being given agency over our own bodies. We talk about cultural myths and how those influence how women's bodies are viewed, specifically pregnant women …
 
Biz is joined by creative director Mary Fagot to talk about her fertility and creative work. As we have always said, there are a lot of ways to get a kid in your house. Mary tells us how her daughter got into her house and what she learned along the way. She also gives us the scoop on a new educational program that she created with the band OK Go, …
 
Biz is joined by Deputy Editor of Working Mother, Audrey Goodson Kingo. We review the statistics on what the pandemic has done to working parents, specifically working mothers. It's not looking great for women in the workforce, but there is some good news about equity in the home. We are reminded that making choices is really hard right now and tha…
 
Biz talks to Eliza Skinner and Jordan Morris about the new show Earth to Ned on Disney+. We talk about how to create a children's show that also delights adults, the things that aliens and kids might actually have in common, and Eliza shares what it's like to not work with jerks. Plus, Biz can't stop giving it away. Follow Eliza on Twitter @elizask…
 
We asked you to send in your woos and you delivered! So, this week on a special Labor Day One Bad Mother bonus episode we present the first ever woo-tacular! Our book You’re Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You’re Winning at Parenting! is available wherever books are sold. Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever…
 
Biz is joined by illustrator and writer Shane Pangburn to talk about art, work and a baby during the pandemic. When your work is to be an artist, is it fun and games all the time or is it actually just a job? Shane tells us what it's like to have a baby in his house right now when half the baby's life has been lived in quarantine. Plus, school is c…
 
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