213 episodes

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.

Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey Laura Birek, Shanna Micko

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

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.

    Ep. 185: Sex After Kids. How Much is Normal?

    Ep. 185: Sex After Kids. How Much is Normal?

    Shanna and Laura answer more listener questions in part two of “Checkin’ the Inbox,” diving into the topics of trying to conceive, sex after kids, handling meltdowns and more! Also, Laura reports on some big verbal- and motor-skill developments in her 10-month-old, and Shanna discusses her three-year-old’s speech and hearing assessments. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 3 and 5 years old, and Laura’s kids are 2.5 years old and 10 months old.

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    • 59 min
    Ep. 184: Out of the Crib and Into the Toddler Bed

    Ep. 184: Out of the Crib and Into the Toddler Bed

    In the special segment “Checkin’ the Inbox,” Laura and Shanna answer listener questions about everything from babies’ first words to toddler nursing, to handling comparisons to your kids and more! Also, Shanna reports on her daughter’s third birthday celebration, and Laura announces that her two-year-old has transitioned to a toddler bed. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 3 and 5 years old, and Laura’s kids are 2.5 years old and 10 months old.

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    • 43 min
    Ep. 183: 2021 Wrap Up - Our Biggest Challenges, Laughs and Surprises

    Ep. 183: 2021 Wrap Up - Our Biggest Challenges, Laughs and Surprises

    2021 has come to an end, and Shanna and Laura reflect on the last 12 months. They keep it real as they look back on 2021, from the biggest laughs, to the deepest challenges, to their hopes for the new year, to their favorite podcasts. Also, Laura reports on her 10-month-old’s journey in baby-led weaning, and Shanna talks about how she realized she shouldn’t underestimate her two-year-old. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 2.5 and 5 years old, and Laura’s kids are 2.5 years old and 10 months old.

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    • 55 min
    Ep. 182: Talking to Kids About Death

    Ep. 182: Talking to Kids About Death

    In the segment “Mom Confessions,” Laura and Shanna divulge some of their deepest, darkest, most hilarious mom secrets, as they dive into the topics of hiding from toddlers, feeding kids inappropriate things and more! Also, Shanna talks about the death of her family’s dog and how she talked about it with her kids, and Laura reports on the big feelings she had when purging baby items. Finally they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 2.5 and 5 years old, and Laura’s kids are 2.5 years old and 9 months old.

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    • 55 min
    Ep. 181: Good Advice About Toddler Tantrums

    Ep. 181: Good Advice About Toddler Tantrums

    Laura reports on her nine-month-old’s strong will and independence, and Shanna discusses some good advice she came across about how to handle her two-year-old’s tantrums. Also, in the special segment “Loose Ends,” Shanna and Laura provide updates on past topics they left hanging, including whether Auggie is still in the “why” phase and if CeCe is still obsessed with a couch pillow. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 2.5 and 5 years old, and Laura’s kids are 2.5 years old and 9 months old.

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    • 45 min
    Ep. 180: Mom Hacks for Meal Time, Hand Washing and More!

    Ep. 180: Mom Hacks for Meal Time, Hand Washing and More!

    In the segment “What the Hack?” Shanna and Laura share more of their favorite mom hacks, including a brilliant tip for getting toddlers to thoroughly wash their hands, the best DIY ice pack, tricks for making mealtime easier and more! Also, Shanna talks about her five-year-old getting her first Covid vaccination, and Laura reports on her two-year-old coming into a phase of incredible sweetness and affection. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 2.5 and 5 years old, and Laura’s kids are 2.5 years old and 9 months old.

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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

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Entertaining and informative!

Tracking alongside Shanna and Laura’s experiences gives a good picture of what to expect with all things pregnancy and early parenting

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