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Ep. 304 – Preparing for an Empowered Birth with Dr. Nicole Rankins

Shanna and Laura talk to Dr. Nicole Rankins about what pregnant people can do to create an effective birth plan. Dr. Nicole is a board-certified, practicing OBGYN and the host of the podcast “All About Pregnancy & Birth,” and she is the creator of online courses “The Birth Preparation Course” and “Make a Birth Plan […] Read More

Ep. 271 – Vacationing with Young Kids

In the special segment “OMG I’m Freaking Out!,” Shanna’s kids get her all in a tizzy at Target, and Laura’s family is feeling the financial strain of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike. Also, Laura reports on her two-year-old’s first day at his new preschool, and Shanna relays the highs and lows of her […] 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. 253 – Super Moms! Mother’s Day Edition

In the special segment “Super Moms!,” Laura and Shanna share listener stories about some incredible moms, including a heartwarming story of mom instincts kicking in just in time, an inspiring tale of accomplishment during the newborn phase and more! Also, Laura reports on one of the best family vacations she’s ever had with her kids, […] Read More

Ep. 217: Pandemic Parenting Hangovers

In the special segment “Big Topic,” Laura and Shanna dive deep into the topic of parenting during the pandemic and the residual effects that experience has had on their lives. Also, Laura reports on her family trip to Portland, and Shanna has an eye-opening conversation with her three-year-old. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs […] Read More

Ep. 214: To Share or Not to Share? Part 2 with Parenting Consultant Gia Gambaro Blount

In part two of their interview with parenting expert and consultant Gia Gambaro Blount, Shanna and Laura get answers to questions about sharing toys, talking to kids about nudity and handling toddler’s cute aggression toward babies and pets. Gia imparts some wonderful parenting advice about asking critical questions, fostering collaboration and more! Also, Shanna checks […] Read More

Ep. 213: Toddler Troubleshooting with Parenting Consultant Gia Gambaro Blount

Laura and Shanna get answers to questions about toddler meltdowns, defiance, misbehavior at the dinner table and more from parenting expert and consultant Gia Gambaro Blount. Gia imparts some incredible parenting advice about replacement behaviors, emotional hygiene, upskilling and more! Also, Laura reports on the very bizarre thing her 17-month-old did in his crib the […] Read More

Ep. 212: Fixing Toddler Sleep Troubles

Shanna discusses the dramatic trip her family took for her birthday, and Laura reports on her success in fixing her three-year-old’s sleep troubles. Also, in the new special segment “Super Moms,” Laura and Shanna share stories of moms doing jaw-dropping things, including two unbelievable birth stories, a confrontation with a predator and more! Finally, they […] Read More