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Ep. 297 – Preparing for Your Second Child: Interview with Erica Djossa

Laura and Shanna dive into the topic of how to prepare for your second child with Erica Djossa, CEO and founder of Momwell and the author of the upcoming book “Releasing the Mother Load: How to Carry Less and Enjoy Motherhood More.” Erica answers listener questions about evening out the mental load before baby arrives, […] Read More

Ep. 296 – Letting Go of the Mother Load: Interview with Erica Djossa

Laura and Shanna talk with Erica Djossa, CEO and founder of Momwell and the author of the upcoming book “Releasing the Mother Load: How to Carry Less and Enjoy Motherhood More.” They talk about strategies for reassessing our preconceived notions of motherhood, how to let go of the mental load that can often lead to […] Read More

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. 267 – Advocating for Your Child Even When It’s Hard

Shanna talks about advocating for her daughter even though it wasn’t the most comfortable thing for her to do, and Laura reports on her son’s post-ear-tube surgery progress, including how it has been affecting his sleep at night. Also, in the special segment “They Said What?!” they discuss the funny, outrageous or offensive things people […] Read More

Ep. 265 – Bizarre Mom Crushes

Laura and Shanna divulge their most outrageous and embarrassing parenting moves in the special segment “Mom Confessions,” diving into the topics of bizarre mom crushes, odd fashion choices and more! Also, Laura has an exciting update on her four-year-old’s ongoing TK conundrum, and Shanna spontaneously tries a new bedtime routine with her daughters. Finally, they […] Read More

Ep. 263 – Reducing Nighttime Wakings

In the special segment “Throwback,” Shanna tells a story from her college days when she was a boy-obsessed co-ed and things go awry after she’s asked on her first college date. Also, Laura reports on her efforts to take control of her two-year-old’s nighttime wakings, and Shanna talks about her daughters’ new sleep schedule that […] Read More

Ep. 261 – Finding Your Village as a Mom

Shanna and Laura answer more listener questions in the special segment “Checkin’ the Inbox,” covering the topics of social media, parenting experts, finding your village as a mom and more. Also, Laura reports on the newest developments in her two-year-old’s sleep struggles, and Shanna talks about the surprising reaction she had to being away from […] Read More
Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey podcast

Ask Us Anything Mini-sode #3 – Work-Life Balance When You’re a Mom

Laura and Shanna dive into the topic of work-life balance when answering a listener’s question about managing work, kids, spouses, social life and producing a podcast. They also answer questions about how to do bedtime check-ins with a toddler and the best time to get LASIK eye surgery when you’re a new mom. If you […] Read More

Ep. 224: Baby’s First Time at Daycare

Laura reports on her 19-month-old’s first week of daycare and how the transition is affecting him and the family, and Shanna shares her three-year-old’s unique plans for Thanksgiving dinner. Also, in the segment “Today I Learned,” Shanna and Laura dive into the fascinating topics of regrettable baby names, infant X-rays, toddler metabolism and more Finally, […] Read More

Ep. 221: Like Parent, Like Child

Laura reports on her toddler’s recent language explosion and creative ability to delay nap time, and Shanna discusses the ways she is seeing herself in her three-year-old. Also, in the special segment “Gripe Water,” they dive into the topics of pernicious packaging, men making fun of moms and more! Finally, they share their BFPs and […] Read More