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A comedy podcast 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.

A comedy podcast 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.

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Description:

A comedy podcast 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

Contact:

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


Episodes

Ep. 347: We’re Not Here To Help

3/26/2020
Biz and Theresa find ourselves in a familiar place: we need help but feel overwhelmed by ALL the “help.” Social distancing and stay at home orders, closed schools and working from home….yep…everything we ever discussed on the show just got dialed up to eleven. Plus, Biz has a list and Theresa is at home in the world. Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call or chat. They are here to help anyone in crisis. Adults, children, LGBTQ, disaster survivors, you name it, they can...

Duration:01:01:44

Ep. 346: The First Ever Pandemic Genius Spectacular

3/18/2020
With most of us confined to our homes and the MaxFunDrive placed on hold, Biz and Theresa drop everything this week to recognize as many of your awesome pandemic-related genius moments as possible. Together we recognize the struggle, accept that it won’t be pretty but it will be something, remember to take the good ideas when they come, and remember that no one is doing “pandemic winning” at us. It is weird out there and we are all doing a good job at least once a day, so join us in...

Duration:01:02:12

Ep. 345: What’s It Really Like to Be Home All Day? Plus, Author Ann Napolitano on Creativity, Self Care, and Moving Through Grief

3/12/2020
Biz and Theresa talk about what it is REALLY like when we are home all day with the kids…or better yet…the whole family. Be it a weekend, a sick day, school breaks…summer…it seems like a fun idea in theory but there are a LOT of hours in a day. A lot. Sleep isn’t even safe. Plus, Biz is scared of an uncertain future, Theresa is on edge, and we talk to Ann Napolitano's about her new novel, Dear Edward. Follow Ann on Twitter @NapolitanoAnn. Her new book, Dear Edward, is available now! Check...

Duration:01:19:52

Ep. 344: Mama Needs Alone Time! Plus, Moon Ceremonies and More with Aida Salazar

3/5/2020
Biz and Theresa discuss what “alone time” means to us (...besides a code for masturbation). Plus, Biz is dreaming about summer, Theresa has a Target adventure, and we talk to author Aida Salazar about moon ceremonies, celebrating gender expansive kids coming of age, and her beautiful new middle grade novel, The Moon Within. Find out more about Aida Salazar at Aidasalazar.com. Her book The Moon Within is available now and we highly recommend it! Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To Be...

Duration:01:11:27

Ep. 343: They Can Smell Our Weaknesses. Plus, Grieving While Parenting with Lauren Schneider

2/27/2020
Biz and Theresa discuss our kids’ ability to exploit “Mama’s weaknesses.” "Just one more game?" "You love donuts, can we get donuts?” “Let’s do a movie night!” Sure, it sounds fun, but there are limits that need to be reinforced and bedtimes that need to be kept! We can’t say yes every time…can we? Plus, the lies come easy for Biz, Theresa is full of crisp mountain air, and we talk to Lauren Schneider of Our House Grief Support Center about handling grief as parents. Find out more about Our...

Duration:01:06:24

Ep. 342: Trash Vs. Treasure, Revisiting What Our Kids Want To Keep

2/20/2020
Biz and Theresa revisit the trash our kids want to keep. Did we say trash? Treasure! We mean treasure. How have our opinions changed about what to keep and what to toss? If we open a box labeled “kindergarten art” five years after tucking it away in storage, do we still want to save it? Really? Plus, Biz gets the guilt job and Theresa finally shows up. 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...

Duration:00:57:48

Ep. 341: Aunt Flo Comes For A Visit! Plus, Moontime Magic with Maureen Theresa Smith

2/13/2020
Biz and Theresa get ready for a visit from Aunt Flo. Just like all family visits, some are welcome and some are not. That's right, we're talking about our periods! We reflect on our experiences getting our periods and discuss how we can prepare our children for puberty. Plus, Biz has a bad feeling about this, Theresa can’t live with them and can’t live without them, and we talk to Maureen Theresa Smith, author of Your Moontime Magic: A Girl's Guide to Getting Your Period and Loving Your...

Duration:01:17:32

Ep. 340: Consulting Dr. Mom! Plus, Brains On! Creator Molly Bloom

2/6/2020
Biz and Theresa play doctor and realize we may not be qualified. As soon as we become parents are we suddenly supposed to be medical practitioners? Is “Stop picking it!” not good enough? Plus, Biz visits the stars, rest may not be the best medicine for Theresa, and we talk with Molly Bloom of the podcasts Brains On! and Smash Boom Best. Follow Molly on Twitter @Mollyb and find out more about Brains On! at Brainson.org. You can listen to Brains On!, Smash Boom Best and the history podcast...

Duration:01:12:38

Ep. 339: I Can’t Solve It Like I Used To? Plus, Helping Kids Process Grief and Loss with Patrice Karst and Dr. Dana Wyss

1/30/2020
Biz and Theresa try to figure out why we can’t seem to solve our personal challenges the same way we used to, by making a plan and then sticking to it. Surprise! Turns out there are a LOT of reasons why what used to work may not work now that we have kids in our houses. Do we sense a recurring theme here?!?! Plus, Biz misses consistency, Theresa is still ruining birthdays, and we talk to Patrice Karst and Dr. Dana Wyss about helping children process grief, loss and separation with the new...

Duration:01:14:22

Ep. 338: Enjoying Parenthood In Waves

1/23/2020
Biz and Theresa hang ten as we ride the waves of parenthood enjoyment. Is it something that is out of our control or do we have the power to control the tides? More importantly, can we use MORE wave metaphors? Yes. Plus Biz wonders if a witness makes it real and Theresa takes the Docs for a walk. Check out Theresa’s new 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...

Duration:00:58:43

Ep. 337: It's Your Fault I'm Upset! Plus, Love Poems with John Kenney

1/16/2020
Biz and Theresa talk about a thing that keeps happening where our six-year-olds are going along, having The Best Day Ever, and then suddenly something switches and they decide their day is ruined and it is all Mama's fault. Sure, our kids' emotional regulation skills are in the process of emerging, but that doesn't change the fact that it really sucks to get yelled at! Especially after we just spent hours facilitating play dates and/or engaging in quality time activities with our kids. Plus,...

Duration:01:12:28

Ep. 336: Stuck on Bandages

1/9/2020
Biz and Theresa take turns RIPPING the bandage of trust off our children. Plus, Biz believes there are two types of people in the world and Theresa has frozee toezees! Check out Theresa’s new 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. Our sponsors this week...

Duration:01:00:03

Ep. 335: The 4th Holiday Genius Fail Spectacular, Plus Rants

1/2/2020
Let's celebrate the decade with our 4th Ever HOLIDAY Genius Fail Spectacular Plus Rants show ...take that 20-teens! No matter how much you loved or hated the last 10 years, let's bask in the glory of how we are all killing it, in good and bad ways. You are doing a good job! Check out Theresa’s new 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...

Duration:01:14:11

Ep. 334: It's Cute…Till It Isn't. Plus, Parenting Research with Jen Lumanlan

12/19/2019
Biz and Theresa ponder the age old concept: “It’s cute, till it isn’t.” Be it singing or asking questions or adorable bedtime routines, it’s all cute…till it isn’t. Does it stop being cute with time? When we’re out of patience? When a friend stops by and we notice they don’t think it’s cute? Plus, Biz brought the fudge, Theresa makes some changes and we talk to Jen Lumanlan of the podcast Your Parenting Mojo. You can download Your Parenting Mojo wherever you listen to podcasts or at...

Duration:01:17:37

Ep. 333: Stuffed Animals

12/12/2019
Biz and Theresa ponder the existential questions surrounding stuffed animals. How many are too many? Do they have souls? If we throw them away will they curse us? Plus Biz has an update and Theresa stops. Check out Theresa’s new 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...

Duration:00:47:45

Ep. 332: Apologies. Plus, Alli Harper of OurShelves

12/5/2019
Biz and Theresa explore apologies. Is saying “I’m sorry” enough or is it more important for kids to learn from their mistakes and accept responsibility for hurting someone else? Can apologizing also be used as an excuse for not wanting to try harder? How do we know if we are setting a good example? Plus Biz is worried, Theresa solves a problem and we welcome back Alli Harper, founder of OurShelves. Sign up for a book subscription or a one time gift at OurShelves.com and follow OurShelves on...

Duration:01:20:40

Ep. 331: Weird Sh*t Adults Do At Family Gatherings

11/27/2019
In preparation for the holidays Biz and Theresa think about all the weird shit adults do to kids at family gatherings. From pulling coins out from behind your ear to the old “pull my finger” bit, it’s all reflective of the fact that adults may be a little out of touch. That said…quick…pull my finger! Plus Biz has a backyard miracle and Theresa embarks. Check out Theresa's new book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold. Our book You're Doing A Great Job!:...

Duration:00:56:53

Ep. 330: Sunday Sunday, Oh Sh*t Tomorrow’s Monday! Plus, Carvell Wallace on Parenting and Fred Rogers

11/21/2019
Biz and Theresa continue our "days of the week" series in which we complain about each day of the week. This time our target is Sunday. What was once a day of rest and recovery is now a day of chaos and exhaustion. Is Sunday the new Friday? Plus for Biz nothing has changed, Theresa exists and we talk to Carvell Wallace about parenting advice and Fred Rogers. Follow Carvell on Twitter @CarvellWallace and find out more about his work on his website at Carvellwallace.com. You can listen to his...

Duration:01:14:34

Ep. 329: That Was Rude! Plus, Sarah Bowen on the Problems with Home Cooking

11/14/2019
Theresa is out sick with the pukes, so the lovely Renee Colvert, of Can I Pet Your Dog podcast, returns as our guest co-host. We explore the art of rudeness in children and dogs. Both can leave a mess on the floor at a guest's house and both generate mixed feelings among us and our co-workers when they show up in the workplace. Plus Biz hates Daylight Saving Time and we speak with Sarah Bowen, one of the authors of Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won't Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do...

Duration:01:10:14

Ep. 328: Let’s Go Out To Eat

11/7/2019
Biz and Theresa have a little whine with our dinner and poke fun at some of the “child friendly” offerings at restaurants. Of course we should have realistic expectations when eating out with our kids, but really, that grilled cheese is too fancy for a 3 year old. Don’t you have some white bread back there? Plus Biz gives a knowing look and Theresa probably knows what she needs to do. Check out Theresa's new book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold. Our...

Duration:01:07:32