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Ep. 214: To Share or Not to Share? Part 2 with Parenting Consultant Gia Gambaro Blount

In part two of their interview with parenting expert and consultant Gia Gambaro Blount, Shanna and Laura get answers to questions about sharing toys, talking to kids about nudity and handling toddler’s cute aggression toward babies and pets. Gia imparts some wonderful parenting advice about asking critical questions, fostering collaboration and more! Also, Shanna checks […] 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. 167: New Mom’s Survival Guide – Interview with Dr. Mona

Shanna and Laura interview pediatrician Dr. Mona Amin from PedsDocTalk about how new parents can reduce their anxiety about topics such as baby weight percentiles, sleep training, reflux and more! Also, Laura reports on her two-year-old’s first day of preschool, and Shanna talks about her five-year-old’s first day of kindergarten. Finally, they share their BFPs […] Read More

Ep. 150: Sensory Overload

Shanna and Laura interview Alison Locke and John Nelson from the Sensory Overload podcast about their experience raising a daughter with autism. Also, Laura talks about tracking her newborn’s naps, and Shanna reports on her toddler’s reemerging separation anxiety. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 2 years old, […] Read More

Ep. 131: How to Build a Community as a New Parent

Shanna talks about the big surprise she had at 5:45 a.m. and discusses her toddler’s first haircut. Laura bemoans her painful week of pregnancy and marvels at the sweet phrases her toddler has started saying. Also, Shanna and Laura interview Karen Stoteraux and Kim-Lan Dovan from The Family Room about how to build connections and […] 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

Ep. 86: Weaning From Boobs, Bottles and Baby-Tracking Apps

Lactation consultant Jessica Claire, IBCLC, is back to discuss weaning from breastfeeding and answer listener questions! Also, Laura wonders if her baby is technically walking yet, and Shanna discusses her very un-scientific conclusion about why her toddler has been waking up screaming at night. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s […] Read More

Ep. 43: Should You Sleep Train? Breastfeed? Room Share? Science May Hold the Answer! Talking the Data of Parenthood in the Early Years with Emily Oster, Author of Cribsheet

Shanna and Laura interview Emily Oster, economist and author of the new book Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool, and they talk about how new parents can use the results of scientific research to guide their parenting decisions on topics such as breastfeeding, sleep training and more. Also, […] Read More

Ep. 11: Stump the Preggo

In a new segment called “Stump the Preggo,” Shanna and Laura test each other’s knowledge with pregnancy-related trivia. Laura reports on residual morning sickness that has attached itself to one of her favorite hobbies, and Shanna talks about telling her daughter that she’s pregnant. The moms-to-be also reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. […] Read More

Ep. 10: Shooting the S*%t with Nurse Midwife Teresa Keirns

Shanna and Laura interview nurse midwife and fellow pregnant person Teresa Keirns! Teresa reveals what’s it’s like to be pregnant while delivering babies. Laura and Shanna both report on being sick while pregnant this week, and the three moms-to-be also reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura is 17 weeks pregnant, and Shanna […] Read More