The Mother Effin' Podcast

44 EpisodesProduced by Heather Patti

Patti Crouch and Heather Dragulescu host a podcast about their crazy lives as stand up comedians and foster adopt mothers to three children each! Patti is the Hispanic mama with African American children and the youngest has a disability called Fetal Alchohol Spectrum Disorder. Heather is the Hapa t… read more

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Quickie: Small Talk - Llama Mama

April 19th, 2019


Patti has made a self discovery about what kind of Mama she is. 

Quickie: Rant - Power Struggles

April 17th, 2019


The MEs discuss power struggles with their kids. 

Episode 27 - Breaking Out For Spring

April 15th, 2019


Quickie: Pop Quiz - Harry Potter House

Heather stresses Patti out by quizzing her Harry Potter house loyalty. 

It's SPRING BREAK! The MEs share their plans and tips for going on the road and traveling with three kids. 

Quickie: Review - Shazam

April 12th, 2019


Mother Effer Heather and guest ME Father, Bobby, discuss the new movie Shazam with talking points for parents of kids in foster care. 

Shazam (2019) synopsis: We all have a superhero inside of us -- it just takes a bit …

Quickie: Small Talk - What We Miss

April 10th, 2019


The MEs chat about the things they miss from the before motherhood era. 

Episode 26 - You Better WERK

April 8th, 2019


Quickie: Call In - Tina 

We get a call from one of our Mother Effin' Listeners! Hear what Tina has to say about this podcast.

Patti has gone back to work (for now - she claims) and discusses with Heather the pros and …

Quickie: Update - St. Patrick's Day

April 5th, 2019


The ME's give you an update on how they spent their St. Patrick's Day. 

Quickie: Rant - Sick Kids

April 3rd, 2019


The MEs discuss sick kids and what they love/hate about it.  

Episode 25 - April Foolishness

April 1st, 2019


Quickie: Small Talk - Happy April Fools Day! Patti and Heather talk about their favorite pranks.
The saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers" …

Quickie: Pop Quiz - 3 Questions

March 29th, 2019


Patti surprises Heather with a pop quiz of three very random questions. 

Quickie: Rant - Pooping Alone

March 27th, 2019


All the MEs want is to poop alone. Just once. 

Episode 24 - Let's Talk About Sex

March 25th, 2019


Quickie: Small Talk - Heather's On A Diet 

It's time to have the talk, and Patti and Heather sure talk a lot about sex. How do you find the time to have sex with kids? How do you explain sex to kids? How do you explain …

Quickie: Rant - Manners

March 22nd, 2019


Heather's having issues with table manners.

Quickie: Small Talk - Last Fight

March 20th, 2019


The Mother Effers discuss the last fights they had with their husbands. 

Episode 23 - Schoolhouse Stress

March 18th, 2019


Quickie: News Break - Operation Varsity Blues
Stressed? Of course, we're stressed. Patti and Heather discuss the stress of being a foster parent and …

Quickie: Review - How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

March 15th, 2019


Need something to do this weekend with the kids? Take them to the movies! Patti and Heather discuss the recently released Dreamworks animated film, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD. They review the entire …

Quickie: Worst Day Ever - Holly

March 13th, 2019


Our friend Holly is back on the podcast with her call in for her WORST DAY EVER. 

Want to tell us your Worst Day Ever? Leave us a message at …

Episode 22 - Be Kind Rewind

March 11th, 2019


Quickie: Update - Valentines Day 2019 with the Mother Effers.

This episode the Mother Effers discuss Patti's first job at a video rental store and Heather talks about the time she tried to rent Titanic. Then it's on to …

Quickie: Proud Mama - Tough As Nails

March 8th, 2019


Heather's daughter Ana stands up to a bully like a boss. 

Quickie: Rant - Patti's Kids Don't Listen

March 6th, 2019


It's like talking to three brick walls until the Mean Mommy comes out. Do your kids listen the first time? Second? Ever? 

Episode 21 - Interview with Sean Anders, Director and Co-Writer of Instant Family, Part 2

March 4th, 2019


Quickie: Rant - Bella and PE. Heather's got a problem. Her eldest daughter is failing all her classes, including PE. 

Next is Part 2, of our interview with Sean Anders, Director and Co-Writer of the film Instant Family …

Quickie: Worth It - Jaxon Snuggles

March 1st, 2019


Even though we often complain about how difficult our kids can be, sometimes they are worth it. This Quickie: Worth It is from Patti as she discusses …

Quickie: Update - Christmas 2018

February 27th, 2019


Time for a Quickie: Update! The Mother Effers fill you in on their Christmas holiday.

Episode 20 - Interview with Sean Anders, Director and Co-Writer of Instant Family, Part 1

February 25th, 2019


First up is a Quickie: Review of 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family by Patrick Lencioni (not a sponsored review). Patti is very excited about the changes she has witnessed with her own family from implementing a few …

Quickie: Worst Day Ever - Mi

February 23rd, 2019


Welcome to a new feature called Quickies! These are short bonus clips you can listen to get your Mother Effin' fix on during the week. 
Our first …

Episode 19 - Happy Anniversary!

February 18th, 2019


It's been a year since the Mother Effers started comedy and met each other. They rehash their memories of their first show and talk about why they think they became such good friends so quickly. Then continuing the "how …

Episode 18 - Self Esteem Demon

February 11th, 2019


The Mother Effers will be performing together March 04, 7:30pm in the Yoo-Hoo Room at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA. If you're in the Los Angeles area make sure to stop by and catch your favorite foster adopt …

Episode 17 - Say My Name

February 4th, 2019


It's a discussion about frustrations, tantrums, and name changes. First the ladies dig into what's frustrating them with standup comedy and the …

Episode 16 - 3 Or Less, 5 Or More

January 28th, 2019


Heather has a manager and booked a commercial on her second audition. Listen as she describes the process of auditioning and how well she enjoyed her first commercial shoot. Then the MEs dig deep into their "Go To" …

Episode 15 - Cassie Hawkins-Leone Interview, Former Foster Teen

January 21st, 2019


The Mother Effers sit down with Cassie Hawkins-Leone and discuss her experience as an older child in foster care and being adopted at 16. It's an …

Episode 14 - Equal And Opposite Reaction

January 14th, 2019


This week the Mother Effers discuss various reactions they have had in their lives. First, it's about their comedy and how it has grown into something more for themselves. Then they discuss the family and friend …

Episode 13 - Running On Empty

January 7th, 2019


Patti and Heather are trying to get back into the swing of things in the New Year. Battling sleep deprivation, lack of privacy, and what's bugging them they find the humor and discuss where they find material for their …

Episode 12 - Long Live The Resolution

December 31st, 2018


Heather and Patti go over their New Year’s Resolutions for comedy, family, themselves, and the Mother Effin’ podcast. The Mother Effers have had an …

Episode 11 - Christmas Time Is Here

December 24th, 2018


Patti and Heather discuss emotional comedy, including Hanna Gadsby’s, NANETTE and Neal Brennan’s 3 MICS. No spoilers, but Heather has also watched the first half of the second season of THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. Then …

Episode 10 - Holly Gates Interview, Parenting a Child with Autism

December 17th, 2018


For our 10th episode we have a special guest, Holly Gates! Holly is a good friend of Patti's who is a mother to three young boys. Her oldest son has …

Episode 9 - Dirty Laundry

December 10th, 2018


The Mother Effers are wrapping up the year with their comedy and recap their time hosting an open mic together. Then it's onto the dreaded topic of laundry where Patti and Heather break into an epic debate of FOLD or …

Episode 8 - No Leftovers

December 3rd, 2018


Heather went to the very first Palm Springs International Comedy Festival and it was... interesting. Then Patti and Heather recap their Thanksgiving …

Episode 7 - Adopting an Older Sibling Set

November 26th, 2018


Patti discusses the evolution of her Curious George set and then Heather joins in to discuss the pitfalls of watching television and movies with …

Episode 6 - Great Expectations

November 24th, 2018


Patti and Heather discuss the unexpected benefits, life changes, and life lessons that came from doing comedy. Then they deep dive into met and missed expectations of adoption, parenting, and the inevitable expectations …

Episode 5 - Instant Family Review

November 17th, 2018


SPOILERS! Patti and Heather saw the new movie INSTANT FAMILY (starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne) and give their honest take on how the film deals with foster care and adoption. Also, they recap Patti's stand up …

Episode 4 - Forged Notes and Lost Phones

November 10th, 2018


Patti and Heather discuss their first comedic influences (Bill Cosby and Lucille Ball respectively). Then it’s a recap of Halloween and how they …

Episode 3 - FASD, Special Needs Adoption

November 3rd, 2018


First up, Heather had a show and the Mother Effers talk about the challenges of performing to a lukewarm audience. Then it’s an emotional discussion with Patti about FASD and adopting a special needs child. It’s an …

Episode 2 - This Is Halloween

October 28th, 2018


Patti and Heather discuss the fun and glum of their long form improv classes, Halloween traditions, being a sick mom, and things you never knew about private adoption.

This podcast is sponsored by Anchor

Episode 1 - Meet the Mother Effers

October 20th, 2018


Patti Crouch and Heather Dragulescu talk about why we got into comedy, how we met, and why we decided to adopt.

This podcast is sponsored by Anchor

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