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Ep. 97: Laura’s Baby Said What!?

In this week’s segment “They Said What?!,” Laura and Shanna talk sweeping membranes, pouches, White Claw and more. Also, Shanna discusses her 16-month-old’s recent bout with roseola, and Laura gives an update on her 15-month-old’s vaccinations at his well-baby checkup. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 16 months […] Read More
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Bonus: DIY Haircuts and Giving Birth Alone: Coronavirus Made Us Do It

In part seven of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, Shanna reports on her quarantine haircut and how sheltering in place with her kids has made her desperate for alone time, and Laura describes how outside time with her toddler has been crucial in getting through the long days. They also include more listener stories […] Read More
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Ep. 96: Dealing with Big Toddler Emotions

LShanna and Laura get to the bottom of night terrors, prune juice and more in this week’s special segment, “What I Googled This Week.” Also Laura talks about her recent success using the RIE parenting method that she read about in Janet Landsbury’s book, “No Bad Kids,” and Shanna discloses her strategy for finally getting […] Read More

Ep. 95: In the Yuck Zone

In the special segment “Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition,” Laura and Shanna reveal their deepest, darkest, mom secrets about boobs, profanities, books and fanny packs. Also Shanna talks about the difficulty in transitioning her toddler to one nap a day, and Laura discusses her toddler’s new sign language communication skills. Finally, they reveal their […] Read More

Bonus: Socially Distanced Well-Baby Checkups and More Listener Stories

Laura describes what it’s like to go to a well-baby checkup at the doctor’s office during the coronavirus pandemic, and Shanna gives an update on her COVID-19 antibody test in part six of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, where they come to you in real time to give an update on how they are […] Read More

Ep. 94: Talking Toddlers and Speedy Sperm

In the special segment “Stump the New Mom,” Shanna and Laura go head-to-head in another exciting round of parenting-related trivia, where they discover what the terms “hot-house children” and  “piki piki” mean. Also, Laura talks about her toddler’s new utensil and communication skills, and Shanna discusses her toddler’s surprising jealousy and head-banging. Finally, they reveal […] Read More

Bonus: How Does COVID-19 Affect Pregnant Women and Newborns?

In part five of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, Shanna and Laura interview neonatologists Dr. Diana Montoya-Williams and Dr. Joanna Parga-Belinkie about how COVID-19 is affecting newborn babies and pregnant women. The doctors answer all of Laura and Shanna’s burning questions about the novel coronavirus, including whether newborns are at risk for contracting the […] Read More

Ep. 93: Toddlers Hyped on Sugar and iPhones

In the special segment “Today I Learned,” Laura and Shanna dive into the world of geriatric pregnancy, lifelike baby dolls and the belief that sugar makes kids hyper. Also, Shanna talks about her toddler’s foray into the world of crunchy food, and Laura discusses her son’s newest interest — looking at photos of himself on […] Read More

Bonus: Your Coronavirus Quarantine Stories

Laura and Shanna talk sanitizing groceries, homemade face masks, quarantine haircuts, failed kids’ activities and more in part four of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, where they come to you in real time to give an update on how they are dealing with the coronavirus upheaval. They also include listener stories from around the […] Read More

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