Supportive, real, and fun. Everything you need as a parent.
I don't have nor want kids, but I listen every week to hear Biz' insane cackle and Biz and Theresa tell me I'm doing a great job.
I love this show. Would recommend to highly to any new mom. They have honestly helped to make me feel in first few years a bit more normal. Well done.
Love their realistic, non-judgy, and hilarious take on parenthood.
Being a first time mom with no friends with children, the support I feel coming from these two is so incredibly wonderful and it helps that they are also insanely entertaining!
I'm a huge fan of the show, and the hosts, Biz and Theresa. I binged through the first one hundred episodes in the 6-8 months after my second baby was born, and I can't tell you how much I appreciated the humor and stories during that tough period. You guys are doing a great job!
I found this podcast while trying to find some parenting advice, which I don't like. Biz and Theresa are hilarious and 100% relatable! The topics cover all aspects of parenting and the specialists/authors/entertainers they interview are very insightful. I love hearing about their personal lives and hearing that I am not the only one with these struggles!
Been listening to the show since before my kid was born (~2.5 years), and I can honestly say that it has made me a less judgy person, saved my sanity as a new mom, and given me invaluable tools as a parent. Biz and Theresa's California way of speaking can get under my skin a little bit sometimes, I'll admit, but like best friends, they have their quirks and you love them anyway. If you are a parent, you need to listen to this show. Give it more than one episode, it's really all about the philosophy behind it all and it takes a bit to absorb, but it is so worth it.
The way Biz & Theresa talk about parenthood makes me feel better about my own parenting. Their podcast and the related community on Facebook has become my tribe, support group, family, etc. This is the antidote to "perfect parenting" and the "mommy wars".
This podcast is so awesome! It keeps me laughing and reminds me that there our other mothers out there experiencing the same things! You guys are doing an awesome job! â¤ï¸
Love the show, love the community it has created. Positive affirmations and a lot of "yeah me too" sprinkled in on top of some real raw emotional moments all from people who wear a "parent hat" as one of their identities but so so so much more. You're all doing a great job!
This podcast is fantastic. I don't even remember how I found it, but it helps me empathize better with moms/parents, pregnant women, families trying to conceive, families dealing with infertility issues... basically, folks from all walks of life. so thankful for Biz & Teresa & the online community that has grown out of their work... I tell all my friends about it, especially the ones down with swearing, like I am :) I feel like they're my friends! Can't wait for every new episode, and can't wait to go back & relisten if/when I myself do become pregnant... thanks ladies!
I've been a listener since long before I became a mom, when a writer I know was the guest. Biz and Theresa have created a really special thing here, and the community that goes along with it as well. The banter and topics they cover are so incredibly helpful and simultaneously hilarious. Do yourself a treat and listen now!
Can't say enough good things about this podcast
I love listening to this show! Super funny and insightful!
Seriously. The best.
I'm a better mom and a member of society because of this podcast. Love it!
In a world full of mom-judgement, One Bad Mother is a beacon of light. Each week I look forward to hearing from real moms who tell it like it is - the geniuses, the fails and the mom's having a breakdown. Biz and Theresa have created something so beautiful and genuine and I am so thankful to have this podcast to help bring my mom-self back to reality.
I found this podcast while I was pregnant with my first child -- and it was truly the best introduction to real truth behind parenting! Theresa and Biz are wonderful and hilarious, thank you to them for sharing their lives and making this great podcast!
These ladies do a great job reminding us and sharing some laughs!
This show points out the comedy and tragedy of parenting, with great effect! I love that Biz and Theresa have given us permission to trust ourselves and not feel guilt for doing our best, even amidst all the judging parents have come to expect from the world at large! The Genius/Fail/Rant is always my favorite part of the show.
Biz and Theresa's down to earth wit and thoughtfulness is entertaining and enjoyable. A parenting podcast for many different kinds of parents. As long as you're trying, you're doing a good job! I also appreciate their attempts to have guests that are POC or other marginalized groups. Great show--makes me laugh and sometimes cry!
Biz and Theresa have changed my approach to the world, to my my parenting, the way I treat myself, my kids, my spouse, and other people. Every episode makes me crack up and nod along emphatically. This should be required listening for all humans, whether you have a kid or not.
This show is awesome. I don't know what I'm doing or what to expect out of motherhood so hearing other people voice my thoughts and give me a heads up about my parenting future is priceless. If you're looking for a sense of community, this is the right place. The Facebook group is a great source for solidarity as well.
I discovered One Bad Mother shortly after I discovered I was pregnant with my first child, and the weekly humor, kindness and solidarity has kept me sane for four straight years since then. Biz and Theresa are kind-hearted, funny and sweet. Listening to them catch up every week feels like hanging out with a couple of my friends. Modern motherhood can be lonely, but because of this podcast and the community that has built up around it, it's a little less alienating. I couldn't recommend this enough!
Being a parent is hard and also hilarious. Settle in for a podcast that celebrates the genius moments of parenting (like showering and keeping your little one alive) as well as the failures of parenting (like not brushing your hair for a week and letting your kid play with glitter). Even non-parents can enjoy the stories of day-to-day realities for parents as well as the valuable information provided by wonderful guests. Hosts Biz and Theresa are a delight and feel like the kind of mythical/unicorn mom-friends we're all searching for in the wild. If you're tired of podcasts that make parenting seem a little too "precious" and gloss over the harsh realities and epic meltdowns, you'll appreciate this humorous look behind the curtain at the trials and triumphs of these lovely women.
I love listening to Biz and Theresa discuss their lives weekly: what their kids are up to, husband interactions, any One Bad Parent "in the wild" sightings, and more! I also dig the format of a weekly topic, sometimes with an expert included. This podcast has helped me grow as a Mom. It has improved my outlook on life; people aren't usually doing things "at me", we need to support each other more, and just helping me relate to others more too. Listen for fun and informational purposes!
Biz and Theresa will make you laugh, cry & cringe while they share their parenting victories and failures (and listen to yours too). It feels like you are talking with your best girl friends, and you get a pep talk at the end. Listen! You won't regret it.
This podcast literally changed my life and entire outlook on mothering. It's my weekly therapy session, and I don't even have kids yet. It's hilarious, it's touching, it's inclusive, and it's a pleasure.
Literally the best thing I've found when it comes to parenting advice/commiseration/life. An amazing community and virtual support system. Because at the end of the day this is hard and we are all doing a great job.
OBM has saved my sanity the last year since I discovered it. Every week it's like listening to my friends (because Biz and Theresa are legit the best!) talk about things that are relevant to my life. Being a Mom is so hard and it's so nice to have a podcast that tells the truth about motherhood and isn't about "the right way to be a Mom". We are all doing such a good job!
Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn have a magical combination of humor and empathy. They have a way of speaking what is already in your head as a parent but making you feel 100 times better about it while laughing the whole time. They will quickly become part of your week and you will savor each episode.
I've been listening since before I became a parent. This podcast has made me feel more relaxed about raising my son and helped me forgive myself for not being a perfect mom. There are shockingly few places new parents can go for that kind of support. We're all doing a great job, and OBM is there to remind us!
This is a rad podcast. Biz and Theresa are honest, funny and so easy to relate to. They talk about various parenting issues and then have an interview section with various experts. This is the perfect podcast for new parents.
This is a great podcast! Biz and Theresa are so honest about their experiences as parents and so supportive of each other. Plus, they are funny! The interviews are usually pretty good too, but my favorite parts are the genius, fail, and rant where listeners call in. It really makes you feel like you are not alone!
Biz and Theresa will make you laugh, nod along, and say "YES!" because they discuss all the aspects of parenting you don't always feel comfortable sharing with others. Parenting can be hard, but is also an amazing achievement to celebrate. This podcast can be "your village" for all things parenting!
This podcast is so funny, so real, and really has made me a happier and better parent. Listen once and you'll be hooked.
This is my favorite show and my sanity in parenting. Recommend to everyone!
This podcast is fantastic! It brings humor, insight, and humanity into parenting and allows me to have a weekly reminder that we are all doing a great job. Biz and Theresa bring on excellent interviews and are invested in progressive and inclusive parenting conversations.
Biz and Theresa are the best friends you haven't actually met who will remind you that you're getting really good at this whole parenting thing! This show has made me a better mom and a better person. Love you OBM!!
This podcast has changed my outlook on parenting (and therefore life). Theresa and Biz bring a refreshing perspective to our life experience.
I have been a One Bad Mother listener for a little over a year now, and this podcast means the world to me. Biz and Theresa and so funny, smart, and relatable, and are exactly the kind of new parent friends you need in your life.
This podcast makes me feel sane when nothing else seems to do the trick.
I've been listening so long to Biz and Theresa that I consider them friends! This podcast examines the ins and outs of parenting with humor, humility, but most of all an unflagging core of compassion and validation for what it means to be a parent. Biz and Theresa do a great job in having guests on who have various experiences of parenthood, including adoptive parents, single parents, and LGBTQ and trans parents. They are 2 white ladies but also try to incorporate voices of color. The dynamic between Biz and Theresa is also terrific-totally feels like listening to a conversation with your best friend. Frankly, I don't know how I would parent with out this podcast. It has allowed me to gain perspective in times when I found that really difficult to do.
Parenting: you're doing a great job. That's the gist. Listen--particularly on those parenting days when you feel like you can't do anything right.
As someone who has always debated wether I wanted my own children, this podcast truly helped me see the reality of being a mom. It's beautiful and it's difficult and sometimes the forest is shady but you guys are doing a great job! Hopefully I can join you on the mom journey soon!
I found this podcast 3 weeks after my first kid was born in 2013. Biz & Theresa had just had their 2nd babies and were sharing their birth stories. I felt like they were in the room with me, like I was part of a bigger community and I was able to get out of my head. I didn't realize how much I needed to listen to other women going through exactly what I was in real time. I've been listening ever since.
I listen throughout the work day and they keep me laughing! I love the guests they have on and the insight they provide as well as the genius/fails!!
They're really funny and I can relate to their parenting stories but Biz's voice is soooooo annoying most of the time because she is so LOUD!!! She has moments of speaking normally and then she'll get excited about something and start screaming again! It just hurt my ears no matter how low my volume is.
I really want to love this show but I'm having a hard time listening when the entire podcast sounds like they are yelling. It truly hurts my ears. I've tried turning the volume down but still an issue. Please ladies tone it down and also stop saying like. Like seriously!