Stay in touch with Shanna and Laura. Sign up for our newsletter today!

Full Episodes

Ask Us Anything Mini-sode #10 – Getting Botox as a Mom

In this special bonus episode, Laura and Shanna answer listener questions about getting botox as a mom, parenting strengths and weaknesses, tandem nursing, the importance of routines for your child when they get a new sibling and more. Want to get in touch? Send us an email, sign up for our monthly newsletter and follow […] Read More

Ep. 285 – Momming with Migraines

In the special segment “Loose Ends,” Shanna and Laura give updates on topics they left hanging in previous episodes, including life with a kitten, sleep after ear-tube surgery, after-school restraint collapse and much more! Also, Laura reports on her four-year-old’s participation (or lack thereof) in a recent theater production at his school, and Shanna discusses […] Read More

Ep. 284 – My Kid Hates Getting Vaccinated!

Laura and Shanna divulge their most outrageous and embarrassing parenting moves in the special segment “Mom Confessions,” diving into the topics of mortifying things our kids do in grocery stores, the lengths we go to to get out the door with our kids and more! Also, Shanna reports on the challenge of getting her 4-year-old […] Read More

Ep. 283 – Why Won’t My Child Participate?

In the special segment “Why Is My Kid Crying?,” Laura and Shanna explore the things that have caused their little ones to melt down recently, including unexpected emotional outbursts about TV time, Target trips, telepathy and more. Also, Laura is befuddled when she discovers that her four-year-old has been refusing to participate in his theater […] Read More

Ep. 282 – Piercing Your Child’s Ears

When Shanna’s 7-year-old asks to get her ears pierced, Shanna considers all her options, including Claire’s Boutique, local piercing parlors and more, and Laura celebrates her 4-year-old’s artistic triumph when he draws a very detailed, albeit spooky, creature. Also, in the special segment “Throwback,” Shanna tells the story of the time in sixth grade when […] Read More

Bonus: Our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Shanna and Laura give you a head start with your 2023 holiday shopping by sharing some of their favorite, tried-and-true gift ideas for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kids, partners, grandparents and more! Whether you are looking for big-ticket items, stocking stuffers, or anything in between, we’ve got you covered. To see our entire gift guide, including […] Read More

Ep. 281 – No Bad Kids, No Bad Words

Laura hits a parenting milestone this week when she hears her child use a swear word for the first time and must think on her feet to appropriately handle the situation, and Shanna attends parent-teacher conferences for her 4- and 7-year-olds and is caught off guard by the information she receives. Also, in the special […] Read More
Text that reads: Episode 280, Nurturing the Non-Mom Part of Your Identity and an illustration of two positive pregnancy tests.

Ep. 280 – Nurturing the Non-Mom Part of Your Identity

In part two of the special segment “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Laura and Shanna answer listener questions about how to reconnect with yourself after becoming a mom, important questions to ask potential babysitters, VBACs vs. C-sections and more! Also, Shanna talks about recharging her batteries (literally and figuratively) on a weekend trip to the mountains without […] Read More
Text that reads: Episode 279, Trying to Conceive When Money Is Tight and an illustration of two positive pregnancy tests.

Ep. 279 – Trying to Conceive When Money Is Tight

In the special segment “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Shanna and Laura answer listener questions about extended breastfeeding and weaning toddlers, trying to conceive when finances are tight, when to start gentle parenting with your infant and lots more! Also, Laura reports on taking her sons to see “Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie” in the theater, and […] Read More
Text that reads: Episode 278, Helping Your Child Overcome Their Fears and an illustration of two positive pregnancy tests.

Ep. 278 – Helping Your Child Overcome Their Fears

Laura and Shanna get in the Halloween spirit with a very spooky version of “Stump the Moms” (or should we say “Stump the Mummies”), in which they quiz each other with Halloween-related trivia questions about costumes, candy, creepy movies and more! Also, Shanna reports on taking her daughters to see a movie in the theater […] Read More