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A roundup of Laura and Shanna’s weekly BFPs (Big Fat Positives), from their favorite maternity wedge to the best baby sunglasses — and everything in between!

Ep. 298 – Letting Your Kids Go at Their Own Pace

March 18, 2024

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

February 12, 2024

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

January 22, 2024
  • Car Cup Holder Trash Can Shanna accidentally discovered cup holder trash cans when they arrived in her new car. They are great, and you can put one in the back seat with your kids!
  • Visual Timer This visual timer is great for managing time with your kids.

Ep. 279 – Trying to Conceive When Money Is Tight

November 6, 2023

Ep. 278 – Helping Your Child Overcome Their Fears

October 30, 2023

Ep. 276 – Feeling Judged As a Parent

October 16, 2023
  • Bentgo Insulated Lunch Bag Laura had a great experience with Bentgo customer service, and is enjoying this insulated lunch bag that her kids use.

Ep. 273 – Mom Hacks for Pumping, Shopping, Bathing and More!

September 25, 2023
  • Disposable pee bags Laura finds these disposable urinal bags very helpful with her kids when they are on the go.

Ep. 271 – Vacationing with Young Kids

September 11, 2023
  • Stainless steel plates Laura loves these colorful stainless steel plates as an alternative to plastic and silicone plates for her kids.

Ep. 262 – Dorm Mom

July 10, 2023

Ep. 261 – Finding Your Village as a Mom

July 3, 2023

Ep. 251 – Dining Out with Young Kids

April 24, 2023

Ep. 249 – Sugar Phobia, Fatphobia and Feeding Kids: An Interview with Virginia Sole-Smith – Part 2

April 10, 2023

Ep. 248 – Diet Culture and Parenting: An Interview with Virginia Sole-Smith – Part 1

April 3, 2023

Ep. 245 – When Misunderstandings Lead to Meltdowns

March 13, 2023

Ep. 243 – Birthday Party Bonanza

February 27, 2023
  • Head scratcher Auggie loves this head scratcher that Laura got him for Christmas.

Ep. 238 – Are Kids More Creative Than Adults?

January 23, 2023

Ep. 224: Baby’s First Time at Daycare

October 17, 2022

Ep. 222: Embracing Your Child’s Talents

October 3, 2022
  • First Orchard This fun, cooperative game is perfect for preschoolers!

Ep. 219: Why Can’t Mama Have Nice Things?!

September 12, 2022
  • "You Loves Ewe" by Cece Bell. This is currently Elle's favorite book, and it's humor and silly wordplay has Shanna loving it too.

Ep. 217: Pandemic Parenting Hangovers

August 29, 2022
  • Slumber Pod Laura used one of these during her trip to Portland, and it was a lifesaver.

Ep. 214: To Share or Not to Share? Part 2 with Parenting Consultant Gia Gambaro Blount

August 8, 2022
  • Sleep Button This is the recordable talking button Shanna used to make a "Sleep Button" for CeCe.

Ep. 212: Fixing Toddler Sleep Troubles

July 25, 2022

Ep. 207: Planting Roots in a Family Home

June 20, 2022
  • "The Very Impatient Caterpillar" by Ross Baruch. This book is Shanna's BFP this week. She and her girls love it for its silliness, funny characters and important life lesson.

Ep. 206: Am I Crazy for Wanting Another Baby?

June 13, 2022

Ep. 205: Teaching Body Positivity to Your Kids

June 6, 2022

Ep. 204: The Benefits of Alone Time

May 30, 2022

Ep. 203: When Kids Want to Quit

May 23, 2022

Ep. 202: Mom Brain

May 16, 2022

Ep. 200: We Said What?!

May 2, 2022

Ep. 198: Mom Hacks for Handling Fears and Meltdowns

April 18, 2022
  • Horusdy Water Pump Laura bought this affordable water pump to take her kids' water table to the next level!

Ep. 196: Laura’s Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Story

April 4, 2022

Ep. 194: Mom Rage

March 21, 2022
  • The Book with No Pictures by BJ Novak. Laura's 3-year-old received this hilarious book for his birthday, and it's been a big hit!

Ep. 193: Woo-hoos and Boo-hoos

March 14, 2022
  • Rolling Art Cart Shanna's BFP this week is this awesome, multi-functional rolling cart that she used to organized her kids' art supplies.

Ep. 192: Baby’s First Birthday

March 7, 2022

Ep. 188: Mom Wins: Coming Back from Rock Bottom

February 7, 2022
  • Kids' Scissors Shanna talks about Cece's obsession with cutting stuff. Here's the type of scissors she loves using!
  • Hydroflask Laura's favorite water bottle! Shanna loves it too and learns in this episode that topless is the way to go.

Ep. 187: How to Donate Breast Milk

January 31, 2022

Ep. 186: Why Is My Kid Crying?

January 24, 2022

Ep. 185: Sex After Kids. How Much is Normal?

January 17, 2022
  • Smart Plugs Shanna and Laura love using smart plugs in their home to easily control lights and other devices.

Ep. 183: 2021 Wrap Up – Our Biggest Challenges, Laughs and Surprises

January 3, 2022

Ep. 182: Talking to Kids About Death

December 27, 2021
  • Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen. Shanna highly recommends this book for introducing the idea of death to young children, and she used it to help talk about her family dog's recent passing.
  • The Invisible String by Patrice Karst and Joanne Lew-Vriethoff. Shanna also used this book to help talk to her kids about their dog's passing.

Ep. 181: Good Advice About Toddler Tantrums

December 20, 2021
  • Roshambo Sunglasses Laura loves these sunglasses for her kids. Use code ONEEYEDWILLY to get replacement lenses for free!
  • Small Command Hooks Shanna loves using these around the house to easily decorate for holidays.

Ep. 175: Disneyland and Discipline

November 8, 2021
  • Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. Laura recommended this book to Shanna, who needs some sibling help with her two girls.
  • Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids by Laura Markham. Laura recommended this book to Shanna, who needs some sibling help with her two girls.

Ep. 174: Fierce Mom Instinct

November 1, 2021
  • Tooth Fairy Pillow Shanna's 5-year-old lost her first tooth, and Shanna gave this pillow to her daughter to prepare for the tooth fairy.
  • Tooth Fairy Coins Shanna used these as gifts from the Tooth Fairy.

Ep. 172: Why Doesn’t My Baby Look Like Me?

October 18, 2021
  • OK to Wake Clock Shanna got this sleep training clock for CeCe to help with early morning wake ups.

Ep. 171: How to Handle Your Toddler’s “Why” Phase

October 11, 2021

Ep. 169: Our Favorite Kids’ Books

September 27, 2021

Ep. 168: Transitioning Your Toddler from Crib to Bed

September 20, 2021

Ep. 167: New Mom’s Survival Guide – Interview with Dr. Mona

September 13, 2021
  • The Invisible String by Patrice Karst and Joanne Lew-Vriethoff. Laura loves this book and used it to help her son prepare for the separation of going to preschool for the first time.
  • The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. Laura and her family love this sweet book, which they used to help her son prepare for the separation of going to preschool for the first time.
  • Preschool, Here I Come! by D.J. Steinberg and John Joven. Shanna loves this book, which she bought for her daughter to get ready for preschool.

Ep. 166: Sleep Training and Night Weaning

September 6, 2021

Ep 165: Bed Sharing with Kids and Babies

August 30, 2021
  • Hatch Baby Rest Laura uses this nightlight and sound machine in Auggie's room as a "time-to-rise" device that lets him know when it's rest time and when it's wake time. The best part is that you can control it from your phone!

Bonus: What Happens When My Preschooler Gets Covid and Should I Get Vaccinated While Pregnant?

August 27, 2021

Ep. 163: Mom Hacks for Breastfeeding, Toddler Cooperation and More!

August 16, 2021

Ep. 161: Second Kid Problems

August 2, 2021
  • Bodies are Cool by Tyler Feder. Shanna and her girls love this inclusive book about celebrating body differences.

Ep. 158: Go Away! I’m Pooping!

July 12, 2021
  • Jumbo Moving Bags Laura bought these jumbo, heavy duty moving bags for her upcoming move, and they are strong, versatile and fantastic!
  • Prismacolor Colored Pencils These colored pencils have a soft core, so kids can easily use them to color light or dark. Shanna loves these and has replaced crayons and markers with these colored pencils in her house.
  • Battery Powered Electric Pencil Sharpener Shanna's kids love using a battery powered pencil sharpener to keep their colored pencils sharp!

Ep. 157: Prepping for Preschool

July 5, 2021
  • Cherry Pitter Shanna recently bought this cherry pitter, which has made prepping fresh cherries for her toddler much easier.

Ep. 154: My Baby Has a Flat Head

June 14, 2021

Ep. 151: The Ups and Downs of Going Out of Town

May 24, 2021

Ep. 150: Sensory Overload

May 17, 2021

Ep. 147: A Newborn Sleep Victory

April 26, 2021

Ep. 146: Mom Hacks for Newborn Bath Time, Brushing Teeth and More!

April 19, 2021

Ep. 140: First Week Postpartum

March 8, 2021

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

February 15, 2021

Ep. 135: Preparing for Baby #2

February 1, 2021

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

January 27, 2021

Ep. 134: Unsolicited Advice, Parent Preference and More

January 25, 2021

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

January 18, 2021
  • Fanny pack Laura loves wearing this fanny pack around the house.

Ep. 132: What Happens During a C-Section

January 11, 2021

Ep. 129: Our Favorite Mom Hacks

December 21, 2020
  • Glow Sticks Make bath time exciting by adding a handful of these glow sticks in the water and then turning off the light!
  • Mr. Bubble Foam Soap Shanna's girls love playing with this scented foam soap in the bath.
  • Art Trays Shanna loves using these trays to contain her daughters' art projects.

Ep. 128: False Positive Pregnancy Tests

December 14, 2020
  • "All the World" by Liz Garton Scanlon. A beautifully illustrated book that Laura and her toddler love.
  • Lego Duplo Building Blocks Shanna's toddler loves building with these adorable blocks that stimulated the imagination.

Ep. 127: Big Feelings

December 7, 2020

Ep. 126: Sexually Charged Pregnancy Newsletters

November 30, 2020
  • Wyze Camera Affordable wifi smart camera that's great for nurseries and kids' bedrooms.

Ep. 124: Nesting Isn’t Just for the Birds

November 16, 2020

Ep. 123: Dealing with Toddler Sleep Regression

November 9, 2020
  • Sticker Book Cute, bright, fun stickers will entertain your little ones.

Ep. 122: Should I Have a VBAC?

November 2, 2020
  • Painter's Tape Use this to help make forts, art projects, kids' activities and more!

Ep. 121: Parenting with Kindness, Even When It’s Hard AF

October 26, 2020

Ep. 120: Oh Sh*t, It’s Potty Time

October 19, 2020

Ep. 119: Terrible Twos, Here We Come!

October 12, 2020
  • Karaoke Microphone Hear your kiddos belt Moana and Frozen on this wireless, bluetooth karaoke mic.

Ep. 118: You Asked. We Answered!

October 5, 2020

Ep. 117: Toddler Independence Is Terrific (and Terrifying)

September 28, 2020

Ep. 116: Plus-Size Pregnancy with Jen McLellan

September 21, 2020
  • Featherweight Reacher Never bend down to pick up a toy again!
  • Toddler Life Vest This lightweight life vest is coast guard approved.
  • Beach Tent On your next trip to the beach, you'll be made in the shade with this beach tent.
  • Beach Toys Your little one will have a creative day at the beach with these fun toys.

Ep. 115: Why Is My Toddler Biting People?

September 14, 2020

Ep. 114: Pregnancy Scans, Toddler Manners and Mom Rage

September 7, 2020

Ep. 113: Allowing Your Toddler to Struggle

August 31, 2020

Ep. 112: Is Laura’s Baby a Boy or Girl?

August 24, 2020

Ep. 111: Pregnancy Super-Smell and Toddler Insults

August 17, 2020

Bonus: Laura’s TTC Diary

August 13, 2020

Ep. 110: Deciding to Have Another Baby

August 10, 2020

Ep. 109: Is My Toddler Getting Enough Exercise?

August 3, 2020

Ep. 108: When Setting Toddler Limits Feels Limitless

July 27, 2020

Ep. 107: The Struggles and Snuggles of Toddler Separation Anxiety

July 20, 2020

Ep. 106: Why Is My Toddler Screaming?

July 13, 2020

Bonus: How to Stay Calm in the Chaos of COVID-19

July 9, 2020

Ep. 104: Does Birth Order Influence Personality?

June 29, 2020

Ep. 103: Our Mom Instincts Saved Lives

June 22, 2020

Ep. 102: Tips for Toddler Mealtime

June 15, 2020

Ep. 101: Our Deep, Dark Mom Secrets

June 8, 2020

Ep. 100: Dads Tell All!

May 31, 2020

Ep. 99: First Trimester Flashbacks

May 25, 2020

Ep. 98: Toddlers Are More Than Their Tantrums

May 18, 2020

Ep. 97: Laura’s Baby Said What!?

May 11, 2020

Ep. 96: Dealing with Big Toddler Emotions

May 4, 2020

Ep. 95: In the Yuck Zone

April 27, 2020

Ep. 94: Talking Toddlers and Speedy Sperm

April 20, 2020

Bonus: Your Coronavirus Quarantine Stories

April 10, 2020

Ep. 92: Toddler Tantrums and Ninja-Like Mom Moves

April 6, 2020

Ep. 91: Dropping Naps and Picking Up Babies

March 30, 2020

Ep. 90: Toddlers on the Run

March 23, 2020

Bonus: Momming During Coronavirus

March 14, 2020

Ep. 88: Why Is My Toddler Suddenly a Picky Eater?

March 9, 2020

Ep. 86: Weaning From Boobs, Bottles and Baby-Tracking Apps

February 24, 2020

Ep. 85: What Do Babies Dream About?

February 17, 2020

Ep. 84: Pumping the Brakes on Pumping Breastmilk

February 10, 2020

Ep. 83: Beer, Poop, Showers, Murder

February 3, 2020

Ep. 82: Let’s Get Medical: Baby X-Rays, Flu Tests and Swallowing Foreign Objects

January 27, 2020
  • VTech Roll & Surprise Animal Train Laura's baby loves this toy train where animals pop up and make noises.
  • Hola Ukelele This is the uke Laura's baby LOVED as a Christmas present.
  • Baby Leg Warmers Shanna loves these to help bridge the gap between pant sizes and help keep her toddler's legs warm while not compromising foot traction!

Ep. 80: First Birthday Parties, Convertible Car Seats and… Parenting Topless??

January 13, 2020

Ep. 79: Is Your Baby More Likely to Be a Boy or Girl?

January 6, 2020

Ep. 78: A Massive Mom Milestone

December 30, 2019

Bonus: More Burning Questions Answered, Part 2

December 13, 2019

Ep. 74: Gimme Those Sloppy Baby Kisses

December 2, 2019

Ep. 73: The Struggle Is Real: Giving Medicine to a Baby

November 25, 2019

Ep. 72: Your Breastfeeding Questions Answered! Interview with Jessica Claire, IBCLC

November 18, 2019

Ep. 71: Blue Breastmilk and Teething Conundrums

November 11, 2019

Ep. 70: Is It Time for a Babysitter?

November 4, 2019

Ep. 69: I’m Not Ready for a Toddler!

October 28, 2019
  • NUK Mash and Serve Cool doohickey that allows you to create chunky purees for your baby when you're transitioning to finger foods.
  • Puffed Kamut Perfect rice-free alternative to baby puffs.

Ep. 67: When Do You Drop the Dream Feed?

October 14, 2019

Ep. 66: The Glitz and Sh*ts of Parenting

October 7, 2019

Ep. 65: Raising a Baby Costs How Much!?

September 30, 2019

Ep. 64: A Disturbing Trip to the Grocery Store

September 23, 2019
  • The Mommy Hook Large carabiner clip for your stroller and to help carry all your crap while also carrying a baby.
  • The Zany Zoo Fantastic wooden toy that is great for babies learning to pull to stand.

Ep. 61: Having Other People’s Babies – Interview with Gestational Surrogate Deanna Koelsch

September 2, 2019

Ep. 59: Mysteries of the Infant Body

August 19, 2019

Ep. 58: Don’t Rag on My Mom Jeans

August 12, 2019

Ep. 57: Shake, Rattle and . . . Then What?!

August 5, 2019

Ep. 56: Tiny Babies, Mom Dreams and Getting Nap Trapped

July 29, 2019
  • Aquaphor for Babies Shanna swears by this miracle product to prevent diaper rash, help dry skin, and basically just work like magic for her baby!
  • Taking Cara Babies This is Laura's sleep guru -- she posts great articles on her blog, and her baby-sleep courses are GREAT!

Ep. 55: Laura Attempts Sleep Training

July 22, 2019

Ep. 54: Ghosts in the Nursery?

July 15, 2019
  • Trader Joe's Mixed Nut Butter Almonds, Cashews, Walnuts, Brazil, Hazelnuts, & Pecans all in one jar, gets a ton of allergens out of the way quickly!

Ep. 53: Mom Confessions

July 8, 2019

Ep. 52: Stump the New Mom!

July 1, 2019

Ep. 51: Herding Cats and Creating “Yes” Spaces

June 24, 2019

Ep. 50: The Wacky Things We Googled This Week

June 17, 2019

Ep. 49: Express Yourself: Hand Pumping and Night Crying

June 10, 2019

Ep. 48: Losing Sleep: Postpartum Insomnia and Rock Concerts

June 3, 2019

Ep. 47: Baby’s First Personality Quiz

May 27, 2019

Ep. 46: How to Calm a Crying Baby

May 20, 2019

Ep. 45: Do Me a Solid, Baby

May 13, 2019

Ep. 44: Rage Against Sleep: Surviving the Four-Month Sleep Regression

May 6, 2019

Ep. 43: Should You Sleep Train? Breastfeed? Room Share? Science May Hold the Answer! Talking the Data of Parenthood in the Early Years with Emily Oster, Author of Cribsheet

April 29, 2019

Ep. 42: A Birth Ritual That’s Totally “Nuts”

April 22, 2019

Ep. 39: Understanding Your Baby: Interview with Ayelet Marinovich

April 1, 2019

Ep. 38: Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition

March 25, 2019

Ep. 37: Dream Feeds and Daycare Nightmares

March 18, 2019

Ep. 36: Magic Boob Juice

March 11, 2019
  • The Happy Sleeper The Science-Backed Guide to Helping Your Baby Get a Good Night's Sleep-Newborn to School Age

Ep. 35: Interview with Pediatric Geneticist Susan Winter

March 4, 2019
  • Rent the Runway Maternity styles and also super-pretty dresses for baby photo shoots at low rental prices!

Ep. 34: Holy Sheet! Should I Co-sleep?

February 25, 2019

Ep. 33: Why Do I Want to Eat My Baby?

February 18, 2019

Ep. 32: Laura’s Breech Baby Birth Story

February 11, 2019

Ep. 31: Everything Is About to Change

February 4, 2019

Ep. 30: Milk, Milk Baby

January 28, 2019

Ep. 29: Life’s a Breech

January 21, 2019

Ep. 27: Countdown to D-Day!

January 7, 2019

Ep. 25: Drinking While Breastfeeding

December 24, 2018

Ep. 23: You’re in the S*%t Now!

December 10, 2018

Ep. 18: Caffeine-Addicted Babies

November 5, 2018

Ep. 17: Halloween, Explosions, Forest Fires!

October 29, 2018

Ep. 12: Baby Names, Bras and TTC!

September 25, 2018

Ep. 9: To Be or Not to Be (A Baby Mama)

September 17, 2018