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Ep. 297 – Preparing for Your Second Child: Interview with Erica Djossa

Laura and Shanna dive into the topic of how to prepare for your second child with Erica Djossa, CEO and founder of Momwell and the author of the upcoming book “Releasing the Mother Load: How to Carry Less and Enjoy Motherhood More.” Erica answers listener questions about evening out the mental load before baby arrives, […] Read More

Ep. 296 – Letting Go of the Mother Load: Interview with Erica Djossa

Laura and Shanna talk with Erica Djossa, CEO and founder of Momwell and the author of the upcoming book “Releasing the Mother Load: How to Carry Less and Enjoy Motherhood More.” They talk about strategies for reassessing our preconceived notions of motherhood, how to let go of the mental load that can often lead to […] Read More

Ep. 295 – Report from a Disney Newb

In the special segment “Gripe Water,” Shanna and Laura air their petty parenting grievances, sounding off about drones invading inappropriate spaces, shockingly complex kids’ books and more! Also, Shanna reports on her family’s very first trip to Disneyland, and Laura talks about the joint birthday party she had for her 3- and 5-year-old. Finally, they […] Read More

Ep. 294 – What Is Mother Phubbing?

Laura and Shanna dive into the topics of mother phubbing, anosmia, smoke-detector mysteries and more in this week’s special segment, “What I Googled This Week.” Also, Shanna reports on her 8-year-old daughter’s request to change her name, and Laura talks about finally getting Covid after four years of avoiding the virus. Finally, they share their […] Read More

Ep. 293 – Handling Your Child’s Fear of the Dark

In the special segment “Mom Wins!,” Shanna and Laura share some recent parenting successes, including solving a very tricky homework problem, instilling an important lesson about body boundaries and more! Also, Laura reports on her five-year-old’s first day in tennis class, and Shanna reports on her five-year-old’s newfound fear of the dark. Finally, they share […] Read More

Ep. 292 – Dear Past Me: Wisdom About Pregnancy, C-Section Recovery, Mental Health and More

In a brand-new special segment called “Dear Past Me,” Laura and Shanna give pregnancy and parenting advice to their past selves, including words of wisdom about celebrating pregnancy, recovering from c-sections, knowing what to expect in the hospital after giving birth and more. Also, Shanna checks in on her kids’ never-ending winter break, and Laura […] Read More

Ep. 291 – Unleashing Your Inner Mama Bear

In the special segment “OMG I’m Freaking Out,” Laura worries that her kids’ need for fairness has gone over the edge, and Shanna unleashes her inner mama bear on an unsuspecting stranger. Also, Laura talks about asking for help to make the holidays better this year, and Shanna reports on the surprise she got her […] Read More

Ep. 290 – Mom Hacks for Time Management, Quick Laughs, Car Trash and More!

In the special segment “What the Hack?!,” Shanna and Laura share some of their favorite parenting tips, including a simple trick that will cheer you up instantly, a hack for handling car trash, a tool for managing time with kids and more! Also, Shanna shares the unexpected incident that derailed her family this week, and […] Read More

Ep. 289 – Can AI Make Your Mom-Life Easier?

In the special segment “Internet Insanity,” Laura and Shanna share the wild and wacky parenting-related content they’ve found online recently, including a story of cheerleading sabotage involving deepfake videos and Laura’s hilarious attempt to use AI to design her family’s holiday cards. Also, Laura reports on her sons getting their very first professional haircuts, and […] Read More

Ep. 288 – The Best Vehicle for Families (Just Don’t Tell Our Younger Selves!)

In the special segment “Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition,” Shanna and Laura share the hilarious and unexpected situations they have never found themselves in until becoming parents, including a surprising discovery on a 4-year-old’s iPad, a harrowing yet bizarre rescue mission involving cleats, hair and a zipper, and more! Also, Shanna reports on her […] Read More