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Ep. 300 – Shanna’s Mom Tells All!

To celebrate their 300th episode, Laura and Shanna have invited Shanna’s mom Janet on the show! In this very special “Throwback” segment, Janet takes us back to her pregnancy, birth and early parenthood with Shanna. She talks about being pregnant during an ice storm, moving cross-country with an infant, how Shanna was the opposite of […] Read More

Ep. 299 – Laura’s Mom Tells All!

To celebrate their 299th episode, Shanna and Laura have invited Laura’s mom Susan on the show! In this very special “Throwback” segment, Susan takes us back to her pregnancy, birth and early parenthood with Laura. She talks about what kind of baby Laura was in utero and out, shares fond and funny memories of that […] Read More

Ep. 282 – Piercing Your Child’s Ears

When Shanna’s 7-year-old asks to get her ears pierced, Shanna considers all her options, including Claire’s Boutique, local piercing parlors and more, and Laura celebrates her 4-year-old’s artistic triumph when he draws a very detailed, albeit spooky, creature. Also, in the special segment “Throwback,” Shanna tells the story of the time in sixth grade when […] Read More

Ep. 281 – No Bad Kids, No Bad Words

Laura hits a parenting milestone this week when she hears her child use a swear word for the first time and must think on her feet to appropriately handle the situation, and Shanna attends parent-teacher conferences for her 4- and 7-year-olds and is caught off guard by the information she receives. Also, in the special […] 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. 262 – Dorm Mom

In the special segment “Throwback,” Laura tells a story from her college years about an experience that surprisingly taught her lessons about motherhood. Also, Shanna reports on her four-year-old’s IEP assessment with an occupational therapist, speech therapist and school psychologist, and Laura talks about the bedtime shenanigans that happened during her family’s trip to Portland. […] Read More

Ep. 241 – How We Met Our Husbands

In the special segment “Throwback,” Laura and Shanna celebrate Valentine’s Day by telling the stories of how they met their husbands. Also, Laura reports on an unexpectedly fun outing with her kids, and Shanna reports on a sudden rule change at her daughter’s preschool that threw her week into a tailspin. Finally, they share their […] Read More
Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey podcast

Ep. 227: Throwback: Shanna’s First Boyfriend

In this episode of the Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey podcast, Laura discusses a big decision that she has to make about her 1-year-old’s daycare, and Shanna talks about her reluctance to let her girls run a lemonade stand. Also, in the special segment “Throwback,” Shanna tells a story about her first […] Read More
Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey podcast

Ep. 226: Grief While Parenting

In this episode of the Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey podcast, in a special “Big Topic/Throwback” segment, Laura talks about the recent passing of a loved one, discusses how she explained the loss to her three-year-old and shares memories from her childhood. Shanna reports on her six-year-old’s crush on a surprising person […] Read More

Ep. 203: When Kids Want to Quit

In the special segment “Throwback,” Shanna tells the story of how she was terrible at musical theater as a tween in the 90s and how the experience shaped her. Also, Laura talks about her 14-month-old being on the verge of switching from two naps a day to one, and Shanna discusses how she handled her […] Read More