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Tag archive: toddler development

Ep. 135: Preparing for Baby #2

Laura is 34 weeks pregnant, and this week she talks about preparing her toddler for the birth of baby number two as well as planning for her hospital stay during the COVID pandemic. Shanna reports on her two-year-old’s emergence from a developmental leap. In the special segment “Mom Wins,” Laura recounts a terrifying tale of […] Read More

Ep. 130: Birth Control, TV Time and Hot Tubs

In the segment “Loose Ends,” Laura and Shanna give updates on topics they’ve left hanging in previous episodes, from whether Laura has reinstated TV time for her toddler, to what Shanna has done with her frozen embryos and more! Also, Laura wonders if her fetus is growing in spurts, and Shanna agonizes over her toddler’s […] Read More

Ep. 129: Our Favorite Mom Hacks

Shanna and Laura introduce a brand-new segment called “What the Hack?” in which they talk about all their favorite mom hacks. They discuss everything from tricks to calming newborns to potty training tips and more! Also, Shanna rejoices about finally solving her toddler’s early morning wakings, and Laura bemoans her toddler’s skipped naps. Finally, they […] Read More

Ep. 127: Big Feelings

In this week’s special segment “OMG I’m Freaking Out,” Laura and Shanna have big feelings about inadequate toddler proofing and unusual children’s toys. Also, Shanna talks about being thrust into potty training by her take-charge toddler, who has decided it is go-time, and Laura discusses her toddler’s response to stressful times, which reveals itself in […] Read More

Ep. 126: Sexually Charged Pregnancy Newsletters

Laura reports on her pregnancy glucose screening and her toddler’s emerging communication skills, and Shanna talks about her toddler’s unexpected reaction to a recent visit with her grandparents. Also, in the special segment “Internet Insanity” Shanna and Laura discuss pregnancy newsletters that won’t let up on the sex talk and what to do with lost […] Read More

Ep. 125: False Labor or Gas Pain?

Shanna talks about having mixed feelings about her toddler’s blossoming independence, and Laura reports on her late-night rendezvous with stomach cramps that had her wondering if she was unexpectedly going into early labor. Also, in the special segment “They Said What?!” Laura and Shanna discuss talking toys and tattling preschoolers. Finally, they reveal their BFPs […] Read More
Ep. 113: Allowing Your Toddler to Struggle

Ep. 113: Allowing Your Toddler to Struggle

In the new segment “Loose Ends,” Shanna and Laura provide updates on past topics from the podcast, including what’s going on with Laura’s son’s modeling agent, how Shanna solved her toddler’s 5:00 a.m. wake-ups, whether the moms have resolved their parenting conundrums from past “It Takes a Village” segments and more. Also, Shanna talks about […] Read More

Ep. 112: Is Laura’s Baby a Boy or Girl?

Laura reports on the results of her NIPT test, including the sex of her new baby! She also talks about experiencing an unusual side effect of early pregnancy that caught her by surprise. Shanna discusses spontaneously transitioning her 19-month-old to a toddler bed and bemoans her daughter’s new 5:00 a.m. wake ups. Also, in the […] Read More

Ep. 111: Pregnancy Super-Smell and Toddler Insults

Laura and Shanna report on the unusual, funny or shocking things that people have said to them recently in the special segment, “They Said What?!” Also, Shanna reports on her toddler’s growing ability to express her desires and new interest in mimicking those around her, and Laura talks about her unfortunate combo of pregnancy symptoms […] Read More

Ep. 110: Deciding to Have Another Baby

In this week’s special segment “Big Topic,” Shanna and Laura dive into the topic that family members and strangers alike just LOVE to ask us about: “Are you going to have another baby?” Also, Laura talks about her toddler’s expanding vocabulary and his newfound reptilian buddies, and Shanna comes clean about her quarantine exhaustion and […] Read More