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Ep. 301 – What if My Son Wants to Wear “Girl” Clothes?

In the special segment “Mom Confessions,” Laura and Shanna divulge their hilarious and embarrassing parenting moves recently, including using an unexpected product from the medicine cabinets, having surprising feelings while shopping at a big-box store and more! Also, Laura talks about potty training her three-year-old, and Shanna reports on chaperoning a second-grade field trip. Finally, […] Read More

Ep. 300 – Shanna’s Mom Tells All!

To celebrate their 300th episode, Laura and Shanna have invited Shanna’s mom Janet on the show! In this very special “Throwback” segment, Janet takes us back to her pregnancy, birth and early parenthood with Shanna. She talks about being pregnant during an ice storm, moving cross-country with an infant, how Shanna was the opposite of […] Read More

Ep. 299 – Laura’s Mom Tells All!

To celebrate their 299th episode, Shanna and Laura have invited Laura’s mom Susan on the show! In this very special “Throwback” segment, Susan takes us back to her pregnancy, birth and early parenthood with Laura. She talks about what kind of baby Laura was in utero and out, shares fond and funny memories of that […] Read More

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

In the special segment “Stump the Moms,” Shanna and Laura quiz each other on parenting-related trivia, diving into the topic of bizarre teething treatments and more! Also, Shanna reports on feeling conflicted about her 5-year-old’s sudden clinginess, and Laura discusses her 5-year-old’s newfound enthusiasm for writing. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the […] Read More

Ep. 297 – Preparing for Your Second Child: Interview with Erica Djossa

Laura and Shanna dive into the topic of how to prepare for your second child with Erica Djossa, CEO and founder of Momwell and the author of the upcoming book “Releasing the Mother Load: How to Carry Less and Enjoy Motherhood More.” Erica answers listener questions about evening out the mental load before baby arrives, […] Read More

Ep. 296 – Letting Go of the Mother Load: Interview with Erica Djossa

Laura and Shanna talk with Erica Djossa, CEO and founder of Momwell and the author of the upcoming book “Releasing the Mother Load: How to Carry Less and Enjoy Motherhood More.” They talk about strategies for reassessing our preconceived notions of motherhood, how to let go of the mental load that can often lead to […] Read More

Ep. 295 – Report from a Disney Newb

In the special segment “Gripe Water,” Shanna and Laura air their petty parenting grievances, sounding off about drones invading inappropriate spaces, shockingly complex kids’ books and more! Also, Shanna reports on her family’s very first trip to Disneyland, and Laura talks about the joint birthday party she had for her 3- and 5-year-old. Finally, they […] Read More

Ep. 294 – What Is Mother Phubbing?

Laura and Shanna dive into the topics of mother phubbing, anosmia, smoke-detector mysteries and more in this week’s special segment, “What I Googled This Week.” Also, Shanna reports on her 8-year-old daughter’s request to change her name, and Laura talks about finally getting Covid after four years of avoiding the virus. Finally, they share their […] Read More

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

In the special segment “Mom Wins!,” Shanna and Laura share some recent parenting successes, including solving a very tricky homework problem, instilling an important lesson about body boundaries and more! Also, Laura reports on her five-year-old’s first day in tennis class, and Shanna reports on her five-year-old’s newfound fear of the dark. Finally, they share […] Read More

Ep. 292 – Dear Past Me: Wisdom About Pregnancy, C-Section Recovery, Mental Health and More

In a brand-new special segment called “Dear Past Me,” Laura and Shanna give pregnancy and parenting advice to their past selves, including words of wisdom about celebrating pregnancy, recovering from c-sections, knowing what to expect in the hospital after giving birth and more. Also, Shanna checks in on her kids’ never-ending winter break, and Laura […] Read More