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Ask Us Anything Mini-sode #10 – Getting Botox as a Mom

In this special bonus episode, Laura and Shanna answer listener questions about getting botox as a mom, parenting strengths and weaknesses, tandem nursing, the importance of routines for your child when they get a new sibling and more. Want to get in touch? Send us an email, sign up for our monthly newsletter and follow […] Read More
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Ep. 279 – Trying to Conceive When Money Is Tight

In the special segment “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Shanna and Laura answer listener questions about extended breastfeeding and weaning toddlers, trying to conceive when finances are tight, when to start gentle parenting with your infant and lots more! Also, Laura reports on taking her sons to see “Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie” in the theater, and […] Read More

Ep. 252 – Parenting Triggers

In the special segment “Big Topic,” Shanna and Laura dive into the subject of parenting triggers. They talk about the situations and behaviors that automatically fire up strong feelings, explore how their triggers are related to their own childhoods and discuss ways of handling these reactions in the present. Also, Shanna talks about getting her […] Read More
Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey podcast episode 240

Ep. 240 – Night Weaning Your Toddler

Shanna and Laura are joined by Heather and Maureen from the Milk Minute Podcast for a conversation about how to night wean your breastfeeding toddler! Laura was recently a guest on the Milk Minute Podcast (episode 145), and Heather and Maureen gave her advice about how to night wean her 23-month-old. In this episode of […] Read More
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Ep. 230: Parenting Is Humbling

In this episode of the Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey podcast, in the special segment, “Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition,” Laura and Shanna reveal embarrassing and unexpected situations they’ve never been in before having kids, including a doorstep dump drop, bagel breath and more! Also, Shanna reports on the difficulty of […] Read More

Ep. 201: Shadowbusters

Laura reports on the ingenious new tactic she used to allay her three-year-old’s latest nighttime fears, and Shanna talks about her daughter’s hilarious takeaway from a family trip in the mountains (a trip which did NOT go as planned). Also, in the special segment “Loose Ends,” Shanna and Laura provide updates on past topics they […] Read More

Ep. 187: How to Donate Breast Milk

Shanna and Laura talk with Stephanie Lehman, Ph.D., from the University of California Health Milk Bank, where Laura is donating her breast milk, about how the milk bank got started, why breast milk donation is important, how a donor can get involved and more! Also, Laura wonders if her 11-month-old is officially a walker now, […] Read More

Ep. 184: Out of the Crib and Into the Toddler Bed

In the special segment “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Laura and Shanna answer listener questions about everything from babies’ first words to toddler nursing, to handling comparisons to your kids and more! Also, Shanna reports on her daughter’s third birthday celebration, and Laura announces that her two-year-old has transitioned to a toddler bed. Finally, they share their […] Read More

Ep. 177: Should I Reward My Kids for Good Behavior?

Laura applied to be a breast-milk donor for the University of California Health Milk Bank, and her two-year-old has a newfound love for getting his groove on. Shanna tries a new method for getting her kids to cooperate. Also, in the special segment, “Throwback,” Shanna tells the story about the strangest high school job she […] Read More

Ep. 176: Two Trips to Urgent Care

Shanna and Laura both end up in urgent care this week, for very different reasons. Also, in the special segment, “Throwback,” Laura tells a story from her childhood about the one and only time she hit her older brother. Finally they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s kids are 2.5 and 5 […] Read More