Tag archive: bonus episode

Bonus: Laura’s Early Pregnancy Diary (Weeks 4-9)

From weeks four to nine of her new pregnancy, Laura checks in about what she has been going through in the earliest days after getting her BFP for baby number two. She talks with Shanna about her tips for dealing with first-trimester nausea, how she’s handling pregnancy fatigue while also parenting a toddler, steps she’s […] Read More

Bonus: Laura’s TTC Diary

Laura and Shanna check in over the course of four months on Laura’s journey of trying to conceive baby number two. Laura shares from the moment she decided to take out her IUD to the moment she shared her BFP with Shanna. She discusses deciding with her husband to go for baby #2, some hiccups […] Read More

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

In part nine of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, Shanna and Laura interview meditation expert, IVF warrior and mother of five Josephine Atluri, who shares her wisdom about how to find your calm in the swirl of coronavirus chaos. She explains the importance of self-care and taking time to breathe, she gives tips on […] Read More

Bonus: To Socialize or Not to Socialize (At a Distance)

In part eight of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, Laura wonders if it’s time to start expanding her family’s quarantine bubble, and Shanna reports on the more superficial self-care routines that are brightening her ongoing lockdown. They also include listener stories about celebrating their babies’ first birthdays and first steps during this pandemic. They […] Read More

Bonus: DIY Haircuts and Giving Birth Alone: Coronavirus Made Us Do It

In part seven of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, Shanna reports on her quarantine haircut and how sheltering in place with her kids has made her desperate for alone time, and Laura describes how outside time with her toddler has been crucial in getting through the long days. They also include more listener stories […] Read More

Bonus: Socially Distanced Well-Baby Checkups and More Listener Stories

Laura describes what it’s like to go to a well-baby checkup at the doctor’s office during the coronavirus pandemic, and Shanna gives an update on her COVID-19 antibody test in part six of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, where they come to you in real time to give an update on how they are […] Read More

Bonus: How Does COVID-19 Affect Pregnant Women and Newborns?

In part five of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, Shanna and Laura interview neonatologists Dr. Diana Montoya-Williams and Dr. Joanna Parga-Belinkie about how COVID-19 is affecting newborn babies and pregnant women. The doctors answer all of Laura and Shanna’s burning questions about the novel coronavirus, including whether newborns are at risk for contracting the […] Read More

Bonus: Your Coronavirus Quarantine Stories

Laura and Shanna talk sanitizing groceries, homemade face masks, quarantine haircuts, failed kids’ activities and more in part four of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, where they come to you in real time to give an update on how they are dealing with the coronavirus upheaval. They also include listener stories from around the […] Read More

Bonus: Alone Together: Sheltering in Place with Children

It’s been two weeks since the coronavirus pandemic has turned Laura and Shanna’s lives upside down, and the spread of COVID-19 has shut down schools, workplaces, and all non-essential businesses in Los Angeles, where Shanna and Laura live, and in part three of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, they come to you in real […] Read More

Bonus: Quarantine with Kids

In part two of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, Shanna and Laura come to you again in real time to give an update on how they are dealing with the quarantine. It’s been one week since the coronavirus pandemic has turned their lives upside down, and the spread of COVID-19 has shut down schools, […] Read More