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Ep. 160: Screen Time for Toddlers

In the special segment “Big Topic,” Shanna and Laura dive into the complicated issue of screen time for kids. They get real about how they each handle screen time in their homes, how they feel about it, and the pitfalls and benefits of introducing little ones to TVs, tablets and phones. Also, Shanna reports on […] Read More
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Ep. 159: Moving Into a New Home with Small Kids

At long last, Laura and her family move into their new home, and she reports on what it is like to move with a two-year-old and a four-month-old. Shanna talks about signing her 2.5-year-old up for preschool. Also, Laura tells an epic tale about being the daughter of two doctors in the special segment “Throwback.” […] Read More

Ep. 158: Go Away! I’m Pooping!

In the special segment “Throwback,” Shanna tells a story from her childhood about the time her biggest dream came true and then promptly got washed away. Also, Laura talks about creating a social storybook to help her toddler prepare for their upcoming move, and Shanna reports on her toddler’s newfound desire to have privacy while […] Read More

Ep. 157: Prepping for Preschool

Laura is in the throes of the four-month sleep regression with her 17-week-old baby, and Shanna embarks on a mission to find a preschool for her two-year-old. Also, in the special segment “OMG, I’m Freaking Out,” they discuss the parenting-related situations that have been keeping them up at night, including nap dropping, toxic sand and […] Read More

Ep. 156: Frights, Farts and Fetch

In the special segment “Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition,” Shanna and Laura reveal embarrassing and shocking situations they’ve never been in before having kids, including the unexpected thing Laura got excited about, a scary situation Shanna found herself in, and more! Also, Shanna explains how she overcame some bedtime struggles with her toddler, and […] Read More
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Ep. 155: My OBGYN Said What?!

Laura reports on her epic adventure out of town with her toddler and newborn, and Shanna describes the rigamarole she went through to preserve her two-year-old’s nap. Also, in the segment “They Said What?!” Shanna and Laura both share tales about surprising things that their doctors have said to them. Finally, they share their BFPs […] Read More
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Ep. 154: My Baby Has a Flat Head

In the segment “What I Googled This Week,” Laura and Shanna reveal the parenting-related topics they have asked the internet recently, including toddler weight lifting, kids acting like animals and more! Also, Shanna reports on her 2-year-old’s behavior regression, and Laura reveals her strategy for fixing her baby’s flat head. Finally, they share their BFPs […] Read More

Ep. 153: Why Won’t My Toddler Listen to Me?

Shanna and Laura quiz each other on the topics of mom brain, screen time, newborn abilities and more in the special segment “Stump the Mom.” Also, Laura deals with postpartum hair loss and mysterious breastfeeding issues, and Shanna tackles the problem of her kids not listening to her. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs […] Read More

Bonus: Breastfeeding, Milestones, Dream Feeds and More!

Laura and Shanna answer more listener questions! They cover dream feeds, baby milestones, the best thing someone has done for them since giving birth and more. They also answer several breastfeeding questions with the help of lactation professionals Heather O’Neal and Maureen Farrell from the Milk Minute Podcast. Milk Minute Podcast Website Milk Minute Podcast […] Read More

Ep. 152: Is There a Perfect Sibling Age Gap?

In the special segment “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Laura and Shanna answer listener questions about everything from IVF, to sleep training, to sibling age gaps and more! Also, Shanna reports on a very unfortunate “first” for her toddler, and Laura talks about an ingenious way to keep toddlers busy. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs […] Read More