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Ep. 285 – Momming with Migraines

In the special segment “Loose Ends,” Shanna and Laura give updates on topics they left hanging in previous episodes, including life with a kitten, sleep after ear-tube surgery, after-school restraint collapse and much more! Also, Laura reports on her four-year-old’s participation (or lack thereof) in a recent theater production at his school, and Shanna discusses […] Read More

Ep. 266 – Toddler Ear Tube Surgery

Laura reports on her 2-year-old’s ear tube surgery, and Shanna talks about having to push through her discomfort to advocate for her daughter. Also, in the special segment “Loose Ends,” Shanna and Laura provide updates on topics that were left hanging in previous episodes, including picky eating, parenting techniques, big feelings, weaning, triggers and more. […] 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

Ep. 222: Embracing Your Child’s Talents

Shanna’s three-year-old achieves a very unexpected new milestone, and Laura’s three-year-old discovers a unique talent. Also, in the special segment “Loose Ends,” Laura and Shanna follow up on past topics they left hanging in previous episodes, including whether Shanna’s daughter still has a preschool boyfriend, how Laura is handling her son’s picky eating, if they […] 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. 181: Good Advice About Toddler Tantrums

Laura reports on her nine-month-old’s strong will and independence, and Shanna discusses some good advice she came across about how to handle her two-year-old’s tantrums. Also, in the special segment “Loose Ends,” Shanna and Laura provide updates on past topics they left hanging, including whether Auggie is still in the “why” phase and if CeCe […] Read More

Ep. 164: When Your Kids Discover Your Period

Shanna gets an IUD inserted and unexpectedly gives her kids a lesson about menstruation, and Laura throws in the towel on her toddler’s nap time and goes with a different strategy. Also, in the segment “Loose Ends,” Laura and Shanna provide updates on past topics they left hanging, including whether Laura’s son is still pursuing […] Read More

Ep. 147: A Newborn Sleep Victory

In the segment “Loose Ends,” Laura and Shanna give updates on topics they’ve left hanging in previous episodes, including whether Laura is still tandem nursing her newborn and two-year-old, whether Shanna’s girls still use any of the big-ticket toys she bought them during the pandemic, and more! Also, Laura celebrates her newborn’s longest stretch of […] Read More

Ep. 130: Birth Control, TV Time and Hot Tubs

In the segment “Loose Ends,” Laura and Shanna give updates on topics they’ve left hanging in previous episodes, from whether Laura has reinstated TV time for her toddler, to what Shanna has done with her frozen embryos and more! Also, Laura wonders if her fetus is growing in spurts, and Shanna agonizes over her toddler’s […] Read More
Ep. 113: Allowing Your Toddler to Struggle

Ep. 113: Allowing Your Toddler to Struggle

In the new segment “Loose Ends,” Shanna and Laura provide updates on past topics from the podcast, including what’s going on with Laura’s son’s modeling agent, how Shanna solved her toddler’s 5:00 a.m. wake-ups, whether the moms have resolved their parenting conundrums from past “It Takes a Village” segments and more. Also, Shanna talks about […] Read More