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Ep. 277 – Mom Wins: Creative Problem Solving

In the special segment “Mom Wins,” Shanna and Laura celebrate their recent parenting successes, including strategically getting out of an unpleasant pottying-in-public situation and finding a creative solution for averting a meltdown with an understimulated and dysregulated kid. Also, Laura talks about a new project that has consumed her time, and Shanna reports on the […] Read More

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

Laura and Shanna welcome special guest Virginia Sole-Smith, author of the upcoming book “Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture,” to talk about what diet culture is, how it affects us as parents, why we should not be encouraging weight loss in children, how to navigate the anti-fat bias present in the medical […] Read More

Ask Us Anything Mini-sode #7 – The World We’re Leaving Our Kids

Laura and Shanna answer a listener’s question about how to manage kids’ strong desires for toys when out shopping, and they share their thoughts on raising children in the current state of the world. If you have a question for an upcoming Ask Us Anything Mini-sode, email us at [email protected], or reach out on Instagram, […] Read More
Ep. 239 - Welcome to the Tumultuous Two

Ep. 239 – Welcome to the Tumultuous Twos

Laura and Shanna share some of their favorite parenting tips in the segment “What the Hack?,” including ideas for getting your kids to cooperate, dealing with discarded bread crusts, putting band-aids on tiny fingertips and more! Also, Laura reports on her toddler’s entry into the “tumultuous twos,” and Shanna talks about what it was like […] Read More
Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey podcast

Ep. 237 – Repairing a Parenting Mistake

In the special segment “Mom Wins,” Laura makes a hilarious but life-saving sacrifice on a treacherous staircase, and Shanna channels her inner Dr. Becky to repair a parenting mistake. Also, Laura wonders if she should have handled her three-year-old’s recent vaccination differently, and Shanna reports on the dramatic call she got from her six-year-old’s school […] Read More

Ep. 205: Teaching Body Positivity to Your Kids

Laura and Shanna answer listener questions in the special segment “Checkin’ the Inbox,” covering the topics of getting pregnant while breastfeeding, instilling body positivity in your kids, how to introduce toddlers to their new siblings and more! Also, Laura reports on a very dramatic week with her kids, and Shanna talks about some hot goss […] Read More
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