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Tag archive: 20-month-old

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

This week, Laura talks about her pregnancy nesting instinct kicking into overdrive, and Shanna wonders if she should drop her toddler’s nap. Also, in the special segment “Throwback,” Shanna reflects back on the time in 1996 that she spontaneously got a haircut, how it all went wrong, and how her mom saved the day. Finally, […] Read More

Ep. 123: Dealing with Toddler Sleep Regression

Shanna discusses her toddler’s sleep regression and how a very unexpected event at bedtime messed up her plan to get things back on track. Laura talks about experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions and her tips for getting them to subside. Also, in the special segment “Throwback,” Laura rewinds back to the mid-90s to tell a story […] Read More

Ep. 122: Should I Have a VBAC?

This week, Laura considers having a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and she reports on her conversation with her OB-GYN about the option. Shanna discusses her toddler’s new favorite vocabulary word and her emerging interest in using the potty. Also, in the segment “What I Googled This Week,” Shanna and Laura reveal the odd, hilarious […] Read More

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

In the segment “Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition,” Laura and Shanna reveal some wild, hilarious and unexpected things they’ve done since becoming parents. Also, Shanna talks about implementing a new parenting practice based on advice in the book “Raising Your Spirited Child,” and Laura discusses how her toddler’s imaginative play has ramped up lately. […] Read More

Ep. 120: Oh Sh*t, It’s Potty Time

Laura talks about her exciting week of potty training her toddler, feeling baby kicks and going to her 20-week anatomy scan. Shanna reports on her toddler’s progress toward the two-year milestones and her newfound ability to express defiance. Also, in another exciting round of “Stump the Moms,” Shanna and Laura grill each other with baby- […] Read More

Ep. 119: Terrible Twos, Here We Come!

This week, Shanna reports on her toddler’s feisty confidence and tiffs with her sister, and Laura shares tips on how to beat pregnancy reflux. Also, in the segment “Mom Wins!,” Laura tells a tale of her ninja-like instincts that saved her toddler a trip to the ER, and Shanna recounts the time she attempted to […] Read More

Ep. 118: You Asked. We Answered!

In the segment “Checkin’ the Inbox” Shanna and Laura answer listener questions about everything from sleep loss, to sore boobs, to hemorrhoids during pregnancy and more! Also, Laura reports on her unexpected reaction to people commenting on her pregnant belly and reveals her shocking decision about her toddler’s screen time, and Shanna talks about her […] Read More

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

In the segment “Today I Learned,” Laura and Shanna dive into the topics of a controversial birthing practice, how to remove an item stuck in a toddler’s nose, the truth about digital pregnancy tests and more! Also, Shanna reports on her mixed feelings about her toddler’s growing independence, and Laura talks about her daredevil toddler’s […] Read More

Ep. 116: Plus-Size Pregnancy with Jen McLellan

Shanna and Laura talk with the founder of Plus Size Birth and host of the Plus Mommy Podcast, Jen McLellan, about the challenges plus-size people face when pregnant, her journey to becoming an advocate for plus-size pregnancy, advice on finding body-positive care providers and more! You can find Jen and all her resources at https://plussizebirth.com […] Read More

Ep. 115: Why Is My Toddler Biting People?

In the segment “Mom Confessions,” Laura and Shanna divulge some of their deepest, darkest, most hilarious mom secrets, as they dive into the topics of dirty diapers, lying to toddlers, forbidden pregnancy foods and more! Also, Shanna discusses her toddler’s new habit of biting people, and Laura talks about trying to stop the medication she’s […] Read More