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#42 – International Travel and Domestic Holidays

Caitlin is back from London! We catch up on how the international flights went, and discussed the time change, what Caitlin did while there, and why David licked the airport floor. Laura recaps her week, with a story of visiting a Nativity play and how it did not go as planned. #igotthis and #idontgotthis revolves around traveling with a toddler and living with a toddler.

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#41 – Baby Fight Club with Guest Co-Host Meredith



Caitlin’s abroad, so Laura is joined by her dear friend Meredith. They discuss what happens when two aggressive babies meet in the thunderdome (aka a play date), why we wish it were 1972, and what on earth they’ll do with baby number two. There’s poop talk and hey, Laura figured out how to add music to the podcast!

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#40 – Thanksgiving Stories



The week’s episode has us dealing with holiday stress and toddlers who don’t get the memo that a) Thanksgiving food is delicious and b) it is a holiday for vegging.  We both had some aggravating family moments and dealt with non-baby proofed homes for the holidays. Caitlin discusses some early potty training she may try and Laura reveals why Charlie hides behind the couch.

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The #39 – Toddlers = Your Drunk College Friend



We open the show by discussing a good strategy for handling a melting down toddler at home, and how it is good for toddlers to have set boundaries. But that’s so hard! We talk about our weeks as usual, and Laura uses the word “jumper”. We also discuss the impending decisions we have to make – Christmas tree or no?

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#38 – President of Baby Inc.



Laura and Caitlin take a few minutes to explain a glum mood around the election but move on quickly onto more parenting-related things.  They discuss being President and CEO of Baby, Inc., treating partners kindly and just listening in general, both to partners and toddlers.  Speaking of toddlers – our #idontgotthis moments revolve around not being our best selves when dealing with toddlerhood.

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#37 – Daylight Savings Time: Drop Dead



In a low key show, Laura and Caitlin open the show by talking about how much Daylight Savings Time sucks when you’re a parent. Laura is dealing with a literally poopy situation and generally family illnesses. We wonder what the definition of diarrhea is when you have a toddler (listeners?). Caitlin discussing the mood lifting effects of exercise.  They both commiserate about how unprepared they were for daylight savings time.

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#36 – Mom Guilt, Resentment and Partner Dynamics



We open the show talking about fevers and the best medicine regimen for us when this happens (we’re not doctors – consult your pediatrician for what works for your kid!).  Laura hearts her daycare and talks about some sweet moments she witnessed this week.  We then spend much of the pod talking about a listener question from someone who just went back to work and is dealing with feelings of resentment.

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#35 – Behavior, Diets and Walking: Oh My!

Caitlin and Laura talk about baby bullies and loners, and how their sons have been acting lately. Then they talk about diets (specifically low carb and no carb no sugar diets) – at which point we actually talk about delicious food we can’t have, of course!  Caitlin’s #idontgotthis revolved around what was on the floor, while Laura’s has to do with what’s walking on it.

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#34 – Toddler-tastic

Laura and Caitlin open the show by discussing old flames and online dating. Laura’s #idontgotthis revolves around the challenges of The Nap, while Caitlin’s is diaper rash related – warning, there’s poop involved! But to be honest, when isn’t poop involved?

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#33 – It Takes a Village



Laura and Caitlin compliment each other’s parenting, with a special mention to Laura’s husband, Tim for being an awesome temporary dad to Caitlin’s son.  We talk toddler falls, teething, sleeping, nap transitions and Caitlin talks about the difficulties of having a partner who works long hours.

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