Tag archive: 1-year-old

Ep. 113: Allowing Your Toddler to Struggle

Ep. 113: Allowing Your Toddler to Struggle

In the new segment “Loose Ends,” Shanna and Laura provide updates on past topics from the podcast, including what’s going on with Laura’s son’s modeling agent, how Shanna solved her toddler’s 5:00 a.m. wake-ups, whether the moms have resolved their parenting conundrums from past “It Takes a Village” segments and more. Also, Shanna talks about […] Read More

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

Laura reports on the results of her NIPT test, including the sex of her new baby! She also talks about experiencing an unusual side effect of early pregnancy that caught her by surprise. Shanna discusses spontaneously transitioning her 19-month-old to a toddler bed and bemoans her daughter’s new 5:00 a.m. wake ups. Also, in the […] Read More

Ep. 111: Pregnancy Super-Smell and Toddler Insults

Laura and Shanna report on the unusual, funny or shocking things that people have said to them recently in the special segment, “They Said What?!” Also, Shanna reports on her toddler’s growing ability to express her desires and new interest in mimicking those around her, and Laura talks about her unfortunate combo of pregnancy symptoms […] Read More

Ep. 110: Deciding to Have Another Baby

In this week’s special segment “Big Topic,” Shanna and Laura dive into the topic that family members and strangers alike just LOVE to ask us about: “Are you going to have another baby?” Also, Laura talks about her toddler’s expanding vocabulary and his newfound reptilian buddies, and Shanna comes clean about her quarantine exhaustion and […] Read More

Ep. 109: Is My Toddler Getting Enough Exercise?

In the segment “OMG I’m Freaking Out,” Laura bugs out about a creepy-crawly situation, and Shanna worries that her toddler and preschooler are not staying active enough during quarantine. Also, Shanna reports on her quest to get her toddler’s eczema under control, and Laura discusses rotating her toddler’s toys in and out. Finally, they reveal […] Read More

Ep. 108: When Setting Toddler Limits Feels Limitless

In the brand new segment “Throwback,” Shanna and Laura tell stories from their own childhoods about fake curls and fake friends, and they reflect on how those situations influence their parenting today. Also, Laura talks about the exhaustion that comes from constantly setting limits with her toddler, and Shanna reports on her toddler’s increased independence […] Read More

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

Shanna talks about the ups and downs involved in her toddler’s most recent bouts of separation anxiety and sleep regression. Laura reports on her toddler’s new ability to retell his favorite books and their fun adventure playing in the river in Fresno. In the special segment, “It Takes a Village,” Laura and Shanna ask for […] Read More

Ep. 106: Why Is My Toddler Screaming?

In the special segment “What I Googled This Week,” Laura and Shanna consult the internet for answers to their latest parenting conundrums, including unusual toddler injuries, soup, race horses and pop stars. Also, Laura reports on her toddler’s hilarious new habit of talking in his sleep, and Shanna bemoans her toddler’s new obsession with screaming […] Read More

Ep. 105: Bizarre Experiences Only a Parent Would Have

Laura and Shanna explore the topics of bodily fluids, bugs and poisonous plants in this week’s special segment, “Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition.” Also, Shanna talks about how her toddler has started expressing strong preferences that are sometimes comical and offensive, and Laura discusses her toddler’s budding ability to make connections and mimic feline […] Read More

Ep. 104: Does Birth Order Influence Personality?

Shanna and Laura go head-to-head in another exciting round of “Stump the New Mom,” in which they dive into pregnancy brain, birth rates and more. Also, Shanna questions whether her 17-month-old’s personality is affected by her role as second child, and Laura talks about her toddler’s new daredevil tricks in the living room and the […] Read More