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Ep. 274 – What Moms Will Do for Their Kids

In the special segment “Super Moms!,” Shanna and Laura share the true stories of remarkable and inspiring moms, including some women who went to great lengths for the sake of their children. Also, Shanna reports on spending a special morning with her younger daughter, and Laura talks about how her family handled an unexpected health […] Read More

Ep. 273 – Mom Hacks for Pumping, Shopping, Bathing and More!

In the special segment “What the Hack!?” Laura and Shanna share some of their favorite parenting tips, including a trick for how to pump on the go and an idea for engaging kids in the sandbox. Also, Laura reports on her family getting taken down one-by-one by a virus, and Shanna discusses the revelation she […] Read More

Ep. 257 – Signs of Potty Readiness

Laura talks about how her two-year-old is showing signs of being ready for potty training, and Shanna reports on her four-year-old’s refusal to take medicine. Also, in the special segment “Mom Wins,” Laura and Shanna celebrate their recent parenting achievements, including heroic saves at the arcade and the beach. Finally, they share their BFPs and […] Read More

Ep. 254 – How Not to Hire a Nanny

In the special segment “Internet Insanity,” Shanna and Laura share the wackiest parenting-related things they’ve come across online recently, including photos of babies in danger and an absurd nanny job description! Also, Shanna reports on a cringe-worthy trip to a rescue farm with her kids, and Laura talks about how the brakes were unexpectedly slammed […] Read More

Ep. 253 – Super Moms! Mother’s Day Edition

In the special segment “Super Moms!,” Laura and Shanna share listener stories about some incredible moms, including a heartwarming story of mom instincts kicking in just in time, an inspiring tale of accomplishment during the newborn phase and more! Also, Laura reports on one of the best family vacations she’s ever had with her kids, […] Read More

Ep. 244 – Disney Drama

In the special segment “Mom Confessions,” Shanna and Laura divulge their most outrageous and embarrassing parenting moves, including Laura’s super sly encounter with a dirty diaper, Shanna’s shameful attempt to pull the wool over her daughter’s eyes, and more! Also, Shanna reports on her four-year-old’s introduction to religion during her preschool’s monthly visit to chapel, […] Read More

Ep. 243 – Birthday Party Bonanza

Shanna reports on the highs and lows of her daughter’s seventh birthday party, and Laura talks about how her productivity was derailed when her 23-month-old got hit with a virus mid-week. Also, in the special segment “Loose Ends,” Laura and Shanna follow up on past topics they left hanging in previous episodes, including toddler biting, […] 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
Ep. 239 - Welcome to the Tumultuous Two

Ep. 239 – Welcome to the Tumultuous Twos

Laura and Shanna share some of their favorite parenting tips in the segment “What the Hack?,” including ideas for getting your kids to cooperate, dealing with discarded bread crusts, putting band-aids on tiny fingertips and more! Also, Laura reports on her toddler’s entry into the “tumultuous twos,” and Shanna talks about what it was like […] Read More

Ep. 238 – Are Kids More Creative Than Adults?

In the special segment “Internet Insanity,” Shanna and Laura share the wackiest parenting-related things they’ve come across online recently, including the surprising new trend in baby showers, a questionable study about kids and creativity and more! Also, Shanna reports on the adorably over-the-top holiday recital her four-year-old performed in, and Laura talks about her four-year-old’s […] Read More