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Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey

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Big Fat Positive is a smart and funny podcast about two best friends who found out they were pregnant at the same time. The show follows the moms-to-be on their journey through pregnancy and into new motherhood, week by week. With weekly check-ins, special guests and segments such as "OMG I’m Freaking Out," hosts Shanna Micko & Laura Birek recount the often hilarious and always honest highs and lows of being a pregnant woman and new mom. Continue Reading >>
Big Fat Positive is a smart and funny podcast about two best friends who found out they were pregnant at the same time. The show follows the moms-to-be on their journey through pregnancy and into new motherhood, week by week. With weekly check-ins, special guests and segments such as "OMG I’m Freaking Out," hosts Shanna Micko & Laura Birek recount the often hilarious and always honest highs and lows of being a pregnant woman and new mom. << Show Less
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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 share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 3 and 6 years old, and Laura’s kids are 3 years old and 16 months old.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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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 share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 3 and 6 years old, and Laura’s kids are 3 years old and 16 months old.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Ep. 211: Forward Facing (In the Car Seat and in Life) In the special segment “OMG I'm Freaking Out,” Laura and Shanna report on the parenting-related situations that have their hair standing on end, including a terrifying toddler escape, sibling injuries, deep thoughts about life and more! Also, Laura discusses her 16-month-old's developing use of baby sign language, and Shanna reports on her decision to turn her three-year-old's car seat to forward facing. Finally they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 3 and 6 years old, and Laura’s kids are 3 years old and 16 months old.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Ep. 210: Our Kids Said What?! In the special segment, "They Said What?!," Shanna and Laura report on the outrageous, hilarious and questionable things people have said to them lately, including some choice comments about groceries, vasectomies and shadows. Also, Shanna reports on her three-year-old's curious questions that have emerged during her "why" phase, and Laura discusses her family's struggle with sleep. Finally they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 3 and 6 years old, and Laura’s kids are 3 years old and 16 months old.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Ep. 209: First Night Away from the Kids Laura spends a night away from her kids for the first time ever, and Shanna has big feelings about her six-year-old finishing kindergarten. Also, in the special segment, "Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition," Shanna and Laura reveal embarrassing and unexpected situations they’ve never been in before having kids, including a desperate desire at a local family festival and a desperate hunt for an offending odor. Finally they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 3 and 6 years old, and Laura’s kids are 3 years old and 16 months old.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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 BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 3 and 6 years old, and Laura’s kids are 3 years old and 15 months old.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Ep. 207: Planting Roots in a Family Home In the special segment, "Why Is My Kid Crying?," Laura and Shanna share the seemingly innocuous things that have caused their little ones to melt down, dissect the reasons behind the huge emotions, discuss how they handled the situations and explore how they might have done things differently. Also, Laura discusses dropping her toddler down to one nap, and Shanna talks about planting roots in her family home. Finally they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 3 and 6 years old, and Laura’s kids are 3 years old and 15 months old.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Ep. 206: Am I Crazy for Wanting Another Baby? Shanna and Laura answer more listener questions in another round of "Checkin' the Inbox," diving into the topics of being old parents, how to handle routines with two kids, what contractions feel like and more! Also, Shanna talks about an adorable new thing her three-year-old is finally doing now that she is in preschool, and Laura discusses a mind-blowing new development in her three-year-old's daily routine. Finally they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 3 and 6 years old, and Laura’s kids are 3 years old and 15 months old.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Ep. 205: Teaching Body Positivity to Your Kids Laura and Shanna answer listener questions in the special segment "Checkin' the Inbox," covering the topics of getting pregnant while breastfeeding, instilling body positivity in your kids, how to introduce toddlers to their new siblings and more! Also, Laura reports on a very dramatic week with her kids, and Shanna talks about some hot goss at her three-year-old's preschool. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 3 and 6 years old, and Laura’s kids are 3 years old and 15 months old.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Ep. 204: The Benefits of Alone Time Shanna reports on the surprising thing her six-year-old has been doing in the middle of the night, and Laura talks about getting some much needed alone time during a road trip. Also, in the special segment "Mom Confessions," Laura and Shanna divulge some of their deepest, darkest, most hilarious mom secrets, as they dive into the topics of embarrassing lies, unexpected injuries and more! Finally they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 3 and 6 years old, and Laura’s kids are 3 years old and 15 months old.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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