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Ask Us Anything Mini-sode #11 – How Do You Talk to Your Kids About Guns?

In this special bonus episode, Laura and Shanna answer listener questions about how to talk to kids about guns, how to handle when your kids have birthdays that are close together and more. If you have a question for an upcoming Ask Us Anything mini-sode, email us at [email protected], or reach out on Instagram, Facebook […] Read More

Ep. 286 – Finding Peace with Picky Eating

In the special segment, “They Said What?!” Shanna and Laura discuss the funny, outrageous or offensive things people have said to them recently about parenting, including comments about pets, infertility, dead celebrities and more! Also, Shanna reports on overcoming some deeply frustrating feelings about parenting, and Laura talks about her reaction to her son’s food […] Read More
Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey podcast

Ask Us Anything Mini-sode #6 – Kid-Friendly Meals

Laura and Shanna answer more listener questions! They share their go-to dinner ideas for kids, talk about whether Laura can imagine an alternate reality in which she doesn’t have kids, and discuss why Shanna chose not to know the sex of her embryos during IVF. If you have a question for an upcoming Ask Us […] Read More

Ep. 208: What’s It Like to Get a Vasectomy?

In the special segment, “Today I Learned,” Shanna and Laura dive into the fascinating topics of diaper engineering, embryo genetic testing, saving knocked-out teeth and more! Also, Shanna reports on her husband’s long-awaited vasectomy, and Laura reflects on the ambient stress that came along with a four-month home renovation. Finally they share their BFPs and […] Read More

Ep. 152: Is There a Perfect Sibling Age Gap?

In the special segment “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Laura and Shanna answer listener questions about everything from IVF, to sleep training, to sibling age gaps and more! Also, Shanna reports on a very unfortunate “first” for her toddler, and Laura talks about an ingenious way to keep toddlers busy. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs […] Read More

Bonus: How to Stay Calm in the Chaos of COVID-19

In part nine of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, Shanna and Laura interview meditation expert, IVF warrior and mother of five Josephine Atluri, who shares her wisdom about how to find your calm in the swirl of coronavirus chaos. She explains the importance of self-care and taking time to breathe, she gives tips on […] Read More

Bonus: More Burning Questions Answered, Part 2

In this special bonus episode, Shanna and Laura answer listener questions about conceiving through IVF, their babies’ nap schedules, the unexpected (and sometimes beautiful) things about new motherhood and much more. https://www.instagram.com/p/B6Bv1MHhvNw/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Read More

Ep. 21: When Getting Pregnant Is Hard AF

In this week’s “Big Topic,” Shanna discusses her journey of trying to conceive, which includes a long, circuitous route through infertility, pregnancy loss, reproductive endocrinologists and IVF. Laura discusses the intricate baby-name spreadsheet she created, and Shanna talks about her 32-week growth scan. The moms-to-be also reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Laura […] Read More