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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
Text that reads: Episode 280, Nurturing the Non-Mom Part of Your Identity and an illustration of two positive pregnancy tests.

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. 168: Transitioning Your Toddler from Crib to Bed

In the special segment “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Laura and Shanna answer listener questions about everything from postpartum depression, to solid foods, to c-sections and vaginal births and more! Also, Shanna talks about her two-year-old’s transition out of the crib and into a big bed, and Laura discusses the intrusive thoughts that plagued her after her […] Read More

Ep. 139: Laura’s Surprise VBAC Birth Story

Laura had her baby! In this episode, she talks about how it all went down, including whether she ended up having a VBAC or repeat C-section. Also, Shanna discusses her surprising decision about her toddler’s potty training. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 2 years old, and Laura’s […] Read More

Ep. 134: Unsolicited Advice, Parent Preference and More

In the segment “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Laura and Shanna answer listener questions about everything from dealing with unsolicited advice from family members to whether Laura will be going for a VBAC or planned C-section. Also, Laura talks about expressing and collecting colostrum in advance of giving birth, and Shanna reports on her daughter’s two-year sleep […] Read More

Ep. 122: Should I Have a VBAC?

This week, Laura considers having a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and she reports on her conversation with her OB-GYN about the option. Shanna discusses her toddler’s new favorite vocabulary word and her emerging interest in using the potty. Also, in the segment “What I Googled This Week,” Shanna and Laura reveal the odd, hilarious […] 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

Ep. 52: Stump the New Mom!

Shanna and Laura battle it out in another exciting round of “Stump the New Mom,” in which they quiz each other with pregnancy- and baby-related trivia questions! Also, Laura talks about going to a new “Mommy and Me” class, and Shanna discusses the dreaded moment that her baby rolled over in her Baby Merlin’s Magic […] Read More

Ep. 32: Laura’s Breech Baby Birth Story

In this week’s Big Topic, Shanna and Laura dive deep into a very exciting event… Laura’s c-section delivery of her baby boy! Also, Shanna reports on her attempts to improve her newborn’s sleep with the SNOO smart bassinet, and the new moms reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna is four weeks postpartum, […] Read More

Ep. 30: Milk, Milk Baby

Shanna reports on her numerous attempts to increase her breast milk supply, and Laura discusses a bizarre injury and her baby’s nursery. In this week’s special segment, “What I Googled This Week,” Shanna and Laura divulge what they asked the internet about recently. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is […] Read More