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Tag archive: potty training

Ep. 142: Baby’s First Checkup

Laura reports on her newborn’s two-week checkup at the pediatrician as well as her toddler’s potty training regression, and Shanna talks about overturning a major parenting decision with her toddler. In the special segment “Throwback,” Laura reflects on the time her mom helped her try to get a modeling agent in the mid-1990s. Finally, they […] Read More

Ep. 139: Laura’s Surprise VBAC Birth Story

Laura had her baby! In this episode, she talks about how it all went down, including whether she ended up having a VBAC or repeat C-section. Also, Shanna discusses her surprising decision about her toddler’s potty training. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 2 years old, and Laura’s […] Read More

Ep. 138: Was That a Braxton Hicks or a Real Contraction?

Laura is 8 days away from her scheduled c-section, and she just may have experienced her first real contraction. Also, her toddler has been having a potty training setback, and she explains why. Shanna tries to figure out a mystery rash on her 2-year-old and struggles to understand her burgeoning language. In the special segment […] 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. 127: Big Feelings

In this week’s special segment “OMG I’m Freaking Out,” Laura and Shanna have big feelings about inadequate toddler proofing and unusual children’s toys. Also, Shanna talks about being thrust into potty training by her take-charge toddler, who has decided it is go-time, and Laura discusses her toddler’s response to stressful times, which reveals itself in […] Read More

Ep. 125: False Labor or Gas Pain?

Shanna talks about having mixed feelings about her toddler’s blossoming independence, and Laura reports on her late-night rendezvous with stomach cramps that had her wondering if she was unexpectedly going into early labor. Also, in the special segment “They Said What?!” Laura and Shanna discuss talking toys and tattling preschoolers. Finally, they reveal their BFPs […] Read More

Ep. 122: Should I Have a VBAC?

This week, Laura considers having a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and she reports on her conversation with her OB-GYN about the option. Shanna discusses her toddler’s new favorite vocabulary word and her emerging interest in using the potty. Also, in the segment “What I Googled This Week,” Shanna and Laura reveal the odd, hilarious […] Read More

Ep. 121: Parenting with Kindness, Even When It’s Hard AF

In the segment “Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition,” Laura and Shanna reveal some wild, hilarious and unexpected things they’ve done since becoming parents. Also, Shanna talks about implementing a new parenting practice based on advice in the book “Raising Your Spirited Child,” and Laura discusses how her toddler’s imaginative play has ramped up lately. […] Read More

Ep. 120: Oh Sh*t, It’s Potty Time

Laura talks about her exciting week of potty training her toddler, feeling baby kicks and going to her 20-week anatomy scan. Shanna reports on her toddler’s progress toward the two-year milestones and her newfound ability to express defiance. Also, in another exciting round of “Stump the Moms,” Shanna and Laura grill each other with baby- […] Read More

Ep. 108: When Setting Toddler Limits Feels Limitless

In the brand new segment “Throwback,” Shanna and Laura tell stories from their own childhoods about fake curls and fake friends, and they reflect on how those situations influence their parenting today. Also, Laura talks about the exhaustion that comes from constantly setting limits with her toddler, and Shanna reports on her toddler’s increased independence […] Read More