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Ep. 92: Toddler Tantrums and Ninja-Like Mom Moves

Shanna talks about her toddler’s first tantrum (which was over the silliest, toddler-iest issue ever), and Laura admits a “mom fail” she recently had with her toddler. Also, in the special segment “Mom Wins!,” Laura and Shanna celebrate the parenting achievements they’ve had recently, including some heavy loads, free sandwiches and a death-defying ninja move. […] Read More
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We Want Your Stories!

We would love to hear about your experience during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Record a voice memo and send it to [email protected] and it may appear in a future episode of Big Fat Positive. Read More
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Ep. 91: Dropping Naps and Picking Up Babies

Transitioning a toddler from two naps to one is a daunting task, and this week Laura and Shanna discuss their attempts at dropping the second nap. They also talk about the RIE approach to picking up babies and how quickly a parent can become accustomed to the seemingly bizarre practice. Also, in the special segment […] Read More
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Bonus: Alone Together: Sheltering in Place with Children

It’s been two weeks since the coronavirus pandemic has turned Laura and Shanna’s lives upside down, and the spread of COVID-19 has shut down schools, workplaces, and all non-essential businesses in Los Angeles, where Shanna and Laura live, and in part three of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, they come to you in real […] Read More
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Ep. 90: Toddlers on the Run

In the special segment “It Takes a Village,” Laura and Shanna ask each other and listeners for help with parenting dilemmas they are currently facing. Also, Shanna talks about her toddler’s recent word explosion, and Laura discusses her toddler’s progress toward dropping down to one nap a day. Finally, the moms reveal their BFPs and […] Read More

Bonus: Quarantine with Kids

In part two of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, Shanna and Laura come to you again in real time to give an update on how they are dealing with the quarantine. It’s been one week since the coronavirus pandemic has turned their lives upside down, and the spread of COVID-19 has shut down schools, […] Read More

Ep. 89: Baby Bronchitis Is a B*tch

Shanna talks about one of her hardest days parenting ever when her 14-month-old daughter becomes sick, and Laura makes Shanna jealous AF with the free childcare and date nights she’s had this week. Also, in the segment “Mom Confessions,” Laura and Shanna admit the amusingly scandalous parenting moves they’ve made recently. Finally, the moms reveal […] Read More

Bonus: Momming During Coronavirus

Laura and Shanna come to you in real time with a special bonus episode about parenting during a pandemic. The spread of coronavirus and subsequent COVID-19 has shut down schools, workplaces, large events and more in Los Angeles, where Shanna and Laura live, and they discuss what it’s been like in the last few days […] Read More

Ep. 88: Why Is My Toddler Suddenly a Picky Eater?

When Laura’s toddler transforms from a food lover to a picky eater, she wonders if maybe she should have seen this coming, and Shanna’s work-from-home routine is upended when she and her daughters all fall sick at the same time. In this week’s special segment, “Gripe Water,” strangers in playgrounds, baby poop, internet behemoths and […] Read More

Ep. 87: This Badass Mom Gives Us #momgoals

In the special segment “Internet Insanity,” Shanna and Laura discuss the baby- and parenting-related wackiness they’ve come across online recently, including hideous dolls, drug rings, bizarre baby products, outrageous breastfeeding advice and one incredible mom who deserves all the accolades ever. Also, Laura reports on her toddler’s latest explosion in language development, and Shanna wonders […] Read More