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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
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Ep. 280 – Nurturing the Non-Mom Part of Your Identity

In part two of the special segment “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Laura and Shanna answer listener questions about how to reconnect with yourself after becoming a mom, important questions to ask potential babysitters, VBACs vs. C-sections and more! Also, Shanna talks about recharging her batteries (literally and figuratively) on a weekend trip to the mountains without […] 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

Ep. 207: Planting Roots in a Family Home

In the special segment, “Why Is My Kid Crying?,” Laura and Shanna share the seemingly innocuous things that have caused their little ones to melt down, dissect the reasons behind the huge emotions, discuss how they handled the situations and explore how they might have done things differently. Also, Laura discusses dropping her toddler down […] Read More

Ep. 194: Mom Rage

Shanna and Laura admit the odd and embarrassing things they’ve asked the internet lately in the special segment “What I Googled This Week,” including the topics of smell, smashing and more! Also, Shanna reports on the exciting outing she had with her six-year-old, and Laura talks about her one-year-old’s adorable new skill. Finally, they share […] Read More

Ep. 169: Our Favorite Kids’ Books

In Part 2 of “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Shanna and Laura answer more listener questions about everything from our favorite books, to miscarriage, to breastfeeding toddlers and more! Also, Laura talks about her two-year-old’s new anxieties about preschool and gives an update about her baby’s plagiocephaly, and Shanna reports on her daughters’ first illnesses since before […] Read More