Talking with Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn of One Bad Mother! | Podcast Episode 297

I am super excited to bring you a conversation with two of the most beloved people in podcasting, Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn of One Bad Mother!

Take note: there WILL be swears, so listen away from your kiddos…

Also I totally mess up in describing a genius moment of my own! (I guess that’s a fail at a genius moment : )
So in the preshow I try to rectify that.

Biz and Theresa are such generous people that, while I’m sure they were looking at each other with extremely confused “why is this a genius moment?” looks on their faces, they pressed on and shared so much amazing support for you.
For me.
For us.
For any parent who feels shamed, unappreciated, like a monumental screwup.
Biz and Theresa want you to know: you’re doing a great job!
And I want you to know: they are right <3

Watch my video on what to do when your young child is super aggressive, and how to keep your cool when the going gets tough, by clicking

Click here for the We Turned Out Okay Facebook group, where I took questions for Biz and Theresa – and where you can ask questions of future guests!
(It’s also where I do a Facebook live every Monday called Magic Words for Parents, sharing a quick word or phrase for you to take into your parenting week : )

Plus in Parenting News: My new favorite TED talk is called “Where joy hides and how to find it.” It’s amazing, and illustrates a factor that’s crucial to enjoying family life.

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Key Links

Click to check out Biz and Theresa’s wonderful show!

Click here for the book they wrote together, You’re Doing a Great Job!: 100 Ways You’re Winning at Parenting

Click here for Theresa’s latest book, It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity.

Click here for I Am Learning All The Time, a children’s book about the many ways to homeschool.

Click here for Tilt Parenting, which Theresa references as a show that’s been monumentally helpful for her in her parenting.

Click here for Cinderella Ate My Daughter, a book about how Disney and other toy and media companies shape girls’ lives.
(Read it even if, like me, you don’t have a daughter.)


Elsewhere in the We Turned Out Okay Universe


“I am feeling able to handle this! I truly cannot thank you enough.”
– NPC Member & Mom of 3YO Boy


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