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Tag archive: naps

Ep. 157: Prepping for Preschool

Laura is in the throes of the four-month sleep regression with her 17-week-old baby, and Shanna embarks on a mission to find a preschool for her two-year-old. Also, in the special segment “OMG, I’m Freaking Out,” they discuss the parenting-related situations that have been keeping them up at night, including nap dropping, toxic sand and […] Read More
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Ep. 155: My OBGYN Said What?!

Laura reports on her epic adventure out of town with her toddler and newborn, and Shanna describes the rigamarole she went through to preserve her two-year-old’s nap. Also, in the segment “They Said What?!” Shanna and Laura both share tales about surprising things that their doctors have said to them. 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. 149: Rashes, Vaccines and Bedtime Routines

Laura reports on her newborn’s 2-month vaccinations and new bedtime routine, and Shanna talks about how her toddler’s potty-training reset has taken a surprising turn. Also, in the special segment “Mom Confessions,” they divulge some of their deepest, darkest, most hilarious mom secrets, as they dive into the topics of coffee, nightmares, pickles and more! […] Read More

Ep. 141: Handling Toddler Nap Strikes

Shanna talks about her toddler’s new obsession with an unexpected vegetable, and Laura reports on her toddler’s growing interest in his baby brother as well as his recent nap strike. In the special segment “Throwback,” Shanna tells a story from her childhood about getting an acting agent in Phoenix, Arizona in the mid-1990s. Finally, they […] Read More

Ep. 124: Nesting Isn’t Just for the Birds

This week, Laura talks about her pregnancy nesting instinct kicking into overdrive, and Shanna wonders if she should drop her toddler’s nap. Also, in the special segment “Throwback,” Shanna reflects back on the time in 1996 that she spontaneously got a haircut, how it all went wrong, and how her mom saved the day. Finally, […] Read More

Ep. 91: Dropping Naps and Picking Up Babies

Transitioning a toddler from two naps to one is a daunting task, and this week Laura and Shanna discuss their attempts at dropping the second nap. They also talk about the RIE approach to picking up babies and how quickly a parent can become accustomed to the seemingly bizarre practice. Also, in the special segment […] Read More

Ep. 52: Stump the New Mom!

Shanna and Laura battle it out in another exciting round of “Stump the New Mom,” in which they quiz each other with pregnancy- and baby-related trivia questions! Also, Laura talks about going to a new “Mommy and Me” class, and Shanna discusses the dreaded moment that her baby rolled over in her Baby Merlin’s Magic […] Read More