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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
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Ep. 277 – Mom Wins: Creative Problem Solving

In the special segment “Mom Wins,” Shanna and Laura celebrate their recent parenting successes, including strategically getting out of an unpleasant pottying-in-public situation and finding a creative solution for averting a meltdown with an understimulated and dysregulated kid. Also, Laura talks about a new project that has consumed her time, and Shanna reports on the […] Read More
Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey podcast

Ep. 237 – Repairing a Parenting Mistake

In the special segment “Mom Wins,” Laura makes a hilarious but life-saving sacrifice on a treacherous staircase, and Shanna channels her inner Dr. Becky to repair a parenting mistake. Also, Laura wonders if she should have handled her three-year-old’s recent vaccination differently, and Shanna reports on the dramatic call she got from her six-year-old’s school […] Read More

Ep. 196: Laura’s Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Story

In Part Two of their “Big Topic” segment on postpartum depression and anxiety, Laura and Shanna talk about Laura’s experience with undiagnosed PPA and PPD after the birth of her son. Also, Shanna talks about filling out a questionable preschool application, and Laura reports on her family’s most recent trip to Disneyland and the parenting […] Read More

Ep. 195: Shanna’s Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Story

In Part One of their “Big Topic” segment on postpartum depression and anxiety, Laura and Shanna talk about Shanna’s experience with PPD and PPA after the birth of her second daughter. Also, Laura talks about how she handles her one-year-old’s early-morning wakeups, and Shanna reveals her temporary solution to her three-year-old’s night wakings. Finally, they […] Read More

Ep. 168: Transitioning Your Toddler from Crib to Bed

In the special segment “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Laura and Shanna answer listener questions about everything from postpartum depression, to solid foods, to c-sections and vaginal births and more! Also, Shanna talks about her two-year-old’s transition out of the crib and into a big bed, and Laura discusses the intrusive thoughts that plagued her after her […] Read More

Ep. 64: A Disturbing Trip to the Grocery Store

Shanna and Laura divulge the embarrassing parenting moves they’ve made lately in the special segment, “Mom Confessions.” Also, Laura reports on her baby’s latest motor development, and Shanna talks about how quitting breastfeeding has taken a toll on her nerves. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s baby is eight months […] Read More