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Ep. 311 – Foreshadowing of the Teenage Years

In the special segment “Today I Learned,” Laura and Shanna discuss the intriguing things they have learned recently related to the world of parenting, including why an episode of Bluey was banned in the U.S. and a fascinating theory about why humans go through menopause. Also, Laura talks about how a new extracurricular activity triggered […] Read More

Ep. 310 – Is My Child Psychic?

In the special segment “OMG I’m Freaking Out!” Shanna and Laura reveal the current parenting dilemmas that have their hair standing on end, including the topics of lying, smartphones, psychic abilities and more! Also, Shanna reports on the surprising way she spent her Mother’s Day, and Laura talks about why she spontaneously chose to chaperone […] Read More

Ep. 306 – One Way We Definitely Don’t Want to Give Birth

Laura and Shanna share the wild and wacky parenting-related content they’ve found online recently in the special segment “Internet Insanity,” including scandalous sourdough drama and a birthing device that will make your head spin. Also, Shanna reports on her struggle to get her kids to their extracurricular activities, and Laura talks about how her anxiety […] Read More

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