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Tag archive: today I learned

Ep. 287 – A Shocking Sperm-Meets-Egg Story

In the special segment “Today I Learned,” Laura and Shanna dive into the fascinating topics of a shocking sperm-meets-egg story, a fecal phenomenon, a baby-saving antibody, and more! Also, Laura reports on her son’s increased emotional dysregulation, particularly in relation to video games, and Shanna talks about her mom-fail at her daughter’s recent heritage performance. […] Read More

Ep. 268 – Period Products and Playgrounds of the Past

In the special segment “Today I Learned,” Laura and Shanna dive into the fascinating topics of period-product research, playgrounds of the past and more! Also, Shanna reports on her efforts to reclaim some parts of herself that have been absent lately, and Laura talks about her four-year-old’s last week at preschool. Finally, they share their […] Read More

Ep. 247 – Sibling Rivalry

Shanna reports on the sibling conflict that has been playing out between her two daughters, and she wonders how to best handle the rivalry. Laura talks about a preschool family event that encouraged her four-year-old to try something completely different. Also, in the special segment “Today I Learned,” Laura and Shanna dive into the topics […] 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. 208: What’s It Like to Get a Vasectomy?

In the special segment, “Today I Learned,” Shanna and Laura dive into the fascinating topics of diaper engineering, embryo genetic testing, saving knocked-out teeth and more! Also, Shanna reports on her husband’s long-awaited vasectomy, and Laura reflects on the ambient stress that came along with a four-month home renovation. Finally they share their BFPs and […] Read More

Ep. 189: What’s the Deal with After-School Meltdowns?

Shanna and Laura share fascinating facts they’ve come across recently in the special segment “Today I Learned,” including a broken world record, adorable studies with toddlers and the reason behind kids’ big feelings after a long day at school. Also, Laura discusses prepping for major home renovations while parenting two small children, and Shanna reports […] Read More

Ep. 166: Sleep Training and Night Weaning

Laura talks about her attempt at sleep training her six-month-old baby and reports on the process of weaning him from nighttime feedings, and Shanna discusses her two-year-old’s new fickle phase. Also, in the segment “Today I Learned,” Shanna and Laura dive into the fascinating topics of sperm kings, morbid poison, the Virgin Mary and hydrotherapy. […] Read More

Ep. 148: Parenting Mistakes

In the segment “Today I Learned,” Shanna and Laura discuss whether it’s possible to get pregnant when you’re already pregnant, and they talk about a rare childhood condition that makes combing kids’ hair harder than it already is. Also, Shanna recounts a parenting mistake that made her heart stop, and Laura reveals a big decision […] Read More

Ep. 132: What Happens During a C-Section

Laura and Shanna dive into the fascinating worlds of c-section surgery, practice babies, embryo adoption and more in this week’s special segment “Today I Learned.” Also, Laura reports on a cookie-baking activity gone wrong, and Shanna describes her toddler’s second birthday party and 2-year check up at the pediatrician. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and […] Read More

Ep. 117: Toddler Independence Is Terrific (and Terrifying)

In the segment “Today I Learned,” Laura and Shanna dive into the topics of a controversial birthing practice, how to remove an item stuck in a toddler’s nose, the truth about digital pregnancy tests and more! Also, Shanna reports on her mixed feelings about her toddler’s growing independence, and Laura talks about her daredevil toddler’s […] Read More