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Ep. 139: Laura’s Birth Story: VBAC or C-Section?

Laura had her baby! In this episode, she talks about how it all went down, including whether she ended up having a VBAC or repeat C-section. Also, Shanna discusses her surprising decision about her toddler’s potty training. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 2 years old, and Laura’s […] Read More
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Ep. 138: Was That a Braxton Hicks or a Real Contraction?

Laura is 8 days away from her scheduled c-section, and she just may have experienced her first real contraction. Also, her toddler has been having a potty training setback, and she explains why. Shanna tries to figure out a mystery rash on her 2-year-old and struggles to understand her burgeoning language. In the special segment […] Read More

Ep. 137: Baby Kicks, Cervix Checks and Parenting Burnout

In the special segment “What I Googled This Week,” Shanna and Laura cover toddler hairdos, cervix ripening and more! Also, Laura talks about counting baby kicks, and Shanna reports on her toddler’s latest obsession. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 2 years old, and Laura’s toddler is 2 […] Read More

Ep. 136: Toddler vs Preschooler

Laura wonders if her baby is moving down in preparation for birth, and she celebrates her toddler’s second birthday! Shanna does some out-of-the-box activities to keep her kids entertained, and she wonders if she should stop referring to her 2-year-old as a toddler. Also, in the special segment “Stump the Moms,” Shanna and Laura quiz […] Read More

Ep. 135: Preparing for Baby #2

Laura is 34 weeks pregnant, and this week she talks about preparing her toddler for the birth of baby number two as well as planning for her hospital stay during the COVID pandemic. Shanna reports on her two-year-old’s emergence from a developmental leap. In the special segment “Mom Wins,” Laura recounts a terrifying tale of […] Read More

Bonus: Listener Questions – Baby Names, Mom Guilt, Breastfeeding Tips and More!

Laura and Shanna continue their “Checkin’ the Inbox” segment from Episode 134 and answer more listener questions! They discuss favorite baby names, breastfeeding tips, mom guilt and more!   Read More

Ep. 134: Unsolicited Advice, Parent Preference and More

In the segment “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Laura and Shanna answer listener questions about everything from dealing with unsolicited advice from family members to whether Laura will be going for a VBAC or planned C-section. Also, Laura talks about expressing and collecting colostrum in advance of giving birth, and Shanna reports on her daughter’s two-year sleep […] Read More

Ep. 133: Parenting Decisions You Can’t Go Back On

This week, Shanna has regrets about some of her parenting decisions, and Laura finds out why she’s been feeling so much intense baby movement during her pregnancy. Also, in the special segment “Mom Confessions,” Shanna and Laura dive into the topics of hiding from your kids, shower secrets and more! Finally, they reveal their BFPs […] Read More

Ep. 132: What Happens During a C-Section

Laura and Shanna dive into the fascinating worlds of c-section surgery, practice babies, embryo adoption and more in this week’s special segment “Today I Learned.” Also, Laura reports on a cookie-baking activity gone wrong, and Shanna describes her toddler’s second birthday party and 2-year check up at the pediatrician. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and […] Read More

Ep. 131: How to Build a Community as a New Parent

Shanna talks about the big surprise she had at 5:45 a.m. and discusses her toddler’s first haircut. Laura bemoans her painful week of pregnancy and marvels at the sweet phrases her toddler has started saying. Also, Shanna and Laura interview Karen Stoteraux and Kim-Lan Dovan from The Family Room about how to build connections and […] Read More