206 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
    • 4.6 • 269 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. 178: Weird Things Toddlers Love

    Ep. 178: Weird Things Toddlers Love

    In the special segment “Internet Insanity,” Shanna and Laura share some wild and wacky things they’ve found online recently, including rare kids’ snacks, nightmare children’s toys, weird things toddlers love and more! Also, Shanna reports on her two-year-old’s latest sassy catchphrases, and Laura discusses her baby’s newest motor skill development. 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 8 months old.

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    • 56 min
    Ep. 177: Should I Reward My Kids for Good Behavior?

    Ep. 177: Should I Reward My Kids for Good Behavior?

    Laura applied to be a breast-milk donor for the University of California Health Milk Bank, and her two-year-old has a newfound love for getting his groove on. Shanna tries a new method for getting her kids to cooperate. Also, in the special segment, “Throwback,” Shanna tells the story about the strangest high school job she ever had. 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 8 months old.

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    • 51 min
    Ep. 176: Two Trips to Urgent Care

    Ep. 176: Two Trips to Urgent Care

    Shanna and Laura both end up in urgent care this week, for very different reasons. Also, in the special segment, “Throwback,” Laura tells a story from her childhood about the one and only time she hit her older brother. 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 8 months old.

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    • 46 min
    Ep. 175: Disneyland and Discipline

    Ep. 175: Disneyland and Discipline

    Laura takes her kids to the happiest place on Earth, and Shanna tries her hand at disciplining her two-year-old. Also, in the special segment “OMG I’m Freaking Out,” they discuss the parenting-related situations that have been keeping them up at night, including collapsing ceilings and Christmas shopping complications. 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 8 months old.

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    • 47 min
    Ep. 174: Fierce Mom Instinct

    Ep. 174: Fierce Mom Instinct

    Shanna gets an upsetting call from her daughter’s school nurse, and Laura takes a roller coaster of a road trip with her eight-month-old baby. Also, in the special segment “Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition,” Laura and Shanna reveal embarrassing and shocking situations they’ve never been in before having kids, including acting quickly in the face of danger and using a wine closet for something very unexpected. 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 8 months old.

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    • 47 min
    Ep. 173: A Very Spooky “They Said What?!”

    Ep. 173: A Very Spooky “They Said What?!”

    Laura’s two-year-old has become obsessed with spooky stuff, and Shanna’s girls are sticking with their true animal essence with their Halloween costumes. Also, in the special segment “They Said What?!,” Laura’s son is adamant that something disturbing will happen on Halloween, and Shanna’s awkwardness at the beach with her kids does not go unnoticed by strangers. 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 7 months old.

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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
269 Ratings

269 Ratings

jbendzick ,

So great!

These two are so great! Love this podcast

Cristy Murray ,

Love the candid conversations!

Thank you for having real and candid conversations about TTC all the way to nesting. Your positivity gives the TTC hope!!

KKloveheart ,

Love themmmm both

I’m 20 weeks pregnant and I started at episode 1! I’m on 17 I’m loving it 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 So relatable and it’s like I’m talking with my girlfriends!!!!!

Love you girls!!!! Thanks for making my morning commute much better

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