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Ep. 298 – Letting Your Kids Go at Their Own Pace

In the special segment “Stump the Moms,” Shanna and Laura quiz each other on parenting-related trivia, diving into the topic of bizarre teething treatments and more! Also, Shanna reports on feeling conflicted about her 5-year-old’s sudden clinginess, and Laura discusses her 5-year-old’s newfound enthusiasm for writing. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the […] Read More

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
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Ep. 279 – Trying to Conceive When Money Is Tight

In the special segment “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Shanna and Laura answer listener questions about extended breastfeeding and weaning toddlers, trying to conceive when finances are tight, when to start gentle parenting with your infant and lots more! Also, Laura reports on taking her sons to see “Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie” in the theater, and […] Read More
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Ep. 275 – Sucked Into the Motherhood Vortex

Shanna shares an incident that made her realize she needs to work harder to develop social connections that don’t rely on her kids’ activities and her kids’ friends’ parents, and Laura discusses her journey to address her four-year-old’s emotional and behavioral struggles after school. Also, in the special segment “What I Googled This Week,” Laura […] Read More

Ep. 269 – Daddy Camp

Laura reports on how her husband has offered to take the lead on filling their four-year-old’s summer break with exciting activities, and Shanna discusses an important lesson her family learned about the value of sticking with commitments. Also, in the special segment “Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition,” Shanna and Laura reveal funny and unexpected […] 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. 259 – School Dilemmas

Shanna and Laura air their petty parenting grievances in the special segment “Gripe Water.” They sound off about potty breaks, early school dismissals, the shortcomings of parenting advice and more! Also, Laura has a big update about her ongoing conundrum about where to send her four-year-old to transitional kindergarten in the fall, and Shanna talks […] Read More

Ep. 246 – Wild and Wonderful 4-Year-Olds

In the special segment “The Said What?!,” Laura and Shanna share the funny and shocking parenting-related things that people have said to them recently, including a preschool guilt trip, a musical mix up and more! Also, Shanna talks about getting a window into her four-year-old’s inner life, and Laura reports on a kids’ art project […] Read More

Ep. 245 – When Misunderstandings Lead to Meltdowns

In the special segment “Why Is My Kid Crying?” Shanna and Laura share the things that have caused their little ones to melt down recently, including carelessly chosen words, frozen yogurt memories and more. They dissect the reasons behind the huge emotions, discuss how they handled the situations and explore how they might have done […] Read More

Ep. 243 – Birthday Party Bonanza

Shanna reports on the highs and lows of her daughter’s seventh birthday party, and Laura talks about how her productivity was derailed when her 23-month-old got hit with a virus mid-week. Also, in the special segment “Loose Ends,” Laura and Shanna follow up on past topics they left hanging in previous episodes, including toddler biting, […] Read More