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Tag archive: meltdowns

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

Ep. 258 – Weathering a Parenting Storm

Laura and Shanna reveal the funny and unusual things they’ve asked the internet about parenting recently in the special segment “What I Googled This Week,” including questions about bugs, kids’ drawings and more! Also, Shanna reports on one of her hardest days ever of parenting, and Laura discusses taking a road trip with her two- […] Read More

Ep. 255 – Laura’s Life-Changing Mom Hack

In the special segment “What the Hack!?” Laura and Shanna share some of their favorite parenting tips, including a clutter-free idea for displaying kids’ art, a super quick way to cook pasta, a clever way to teach kids your phone number and a parenting trick that Laura swears has changed her life. Also, Laura talks […] Read More

Ep. 252 – Parenting Triggers

In the special segment “Big Topic,” Shanna and Laura dive into the subject of parenting triggers. They talk about the situations and behaviors that automatically fire up strong feelings, explore how their triggers are related to their own childhoods and discuss ways of handling these reactions in the present. Also, Shanna talks about getting her […] Read More

Ep. 220: Shanna’s Mystery Package

Shanna receives a mystery package and must use her detective skills to determine where it came from and why, and Laura has to manage her 18-month-old’s intense separation anxiety. Also, in the special segment “Internet Insanity,” they share the wackiest parenting-related things they’ve come across online recently, including a bizarre teething remedy, eerie fetal images […] Read More

Ep. 213: Toddler Troubleshooting with Parenting Consultant Gia Gambaro Blount

Laura and Shanna get answers to questions about toddler meltdowns, defiance, misbehavior at the dinner table and more from parenting expert and consultant Gia Gambaro Blount. Gia imparts some incredible parenting advice about replacement behaviors, emotional hygiene, upskilling and more! Also, Laura reports on the very bizarre thing her 17-month-old did in his crib the […] Read More

Ep. 198: Mom Hacks for Handling Fears and Meltdowns

Laura and Shanna share some of their favorite parenting tips in the segment “What the Hack?,” including ideas for calming kids’ fears, mitigating meltdowns, making up bedtime stories and more! Also, Shanna talks about her big and unexpected feelings about signing her three-year-old up for preschool, and Laura reports on one very long and eventful […] Read More

Ep. 186: Why Is My Kid Crying?

In the brand-new segment “Why Is My Kid Crying?” Laura and Shanna share the seemingly innocuous things that have caused their little ones to meltdown, dissect the reasons behind the huge emotions, discuss how they handled the situations and explore how they might have done things differently. Also, Shanna talks about the unexpected feelings she […] Read More

Ep. 185: Sex After Kids. How Much is Normal?

Shanna and Laura answer more listener questions in part two of “Checkin’ the Inbox,” diving into the topics of trying to conceive, sex after kids, handling meltdowns and more! Also, Laura reports on some big verbal- and motor-skill developments in her 10-month-old, and Shanna discusses her three-year-old’s speech and hearing assessments. Finally, they share their […] 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