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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.

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

    • Parenting
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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.

    Ep. 144: Nannies, Nuggets and Nefarious Namesakes

    Ep. 144: Nannies, Nuggets and Nefarious Namesakes

    In the segment “Internet Insanity,” Shanna and Laura dive into the wild worlds of Nugget obsession, traitorous Facebook-group members, questionable baby names and more! Also, Laura reports on her monthly photo shoot with her four-week-old newborn and wonders if she should get a nanny for her toddler, and Shanna talks about being gaslit by her two-year-old. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 2 years old, and Laura’s toddler is 2 years old. Laura’s baby is 4 weeks old.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-144/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

    • 48 min
    Ep. 143: Language Leaps and Baby Blowouts

    Ep. 143: Language Leaps and Baby Blowouts

    Shanna discusses her toddler’s recent language development, and Laura reports on her toddler’s struggles to adjust to having a new baby in the house. Also, in this week’s special segment “OMG I’m Freaking Out,” Laura and Shanna talk about the parenting-related issues that have been keeping them up at night. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 2 years old, and Laura’s toddler is 2 years old. Laura’s baby is 3 weeks old.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-143/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

    • 38 min
    Bonus: One Year in COVID Lockdown

    Bonus: One Year in COVID Lockdown

    In part eleven of their “Momming During Coronavirus” bonus series, Shanna and Laura check in on their lives one year into the COVID pandemic, including how they’re feeling about life in lockdown, thoughts about the future and more. They also share several BFPs that have arisen amidst the chaos of the last year. It’s been one year since the coronavirus pandemic has shut down schools, workplaces and all non-essential businesses in Los Angeles, where Shanna and Laura live. 

    This episode's show notes - http://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/bonus-one-year-in-covid-lockdown | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com

    • 32 min
    Ep. 142: Baby’s First Checkup

    Ep. 142: Baby’s First Checkup

    Laura reports on her newborn’s two-week checkup at the pediatrician as well as her toddler’s potty training regression, and Shanna talks about overturning a major parenting decision with her toddler. In the special segment “Throwback,” Laura reflects on the time her mom helped her try to get a modeling agent in the mid-1990s. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 2 years old, and Laura’s toddler is 2 years old. Laura’s baby is 3 weeks old.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-142/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

    • 50 min
    Ep. 141: Handling Toddler Nap Strikes

    Ep. 141: Handling Toddler Nap Strikes

    Shanna talks about her toddler’s new obsession with an unexpected vegetable, and Laura reports on her toddler’s growing interest in his baby brother as well as his recent nap strike. In the special segment “Throwback,” Shanna tells a story from her childhood about getting an acting agent in Phoenix, Arizona in the mid-1990s. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 2 years old, and Laura’s toddler is 2 years old. Laura’s baby is 2 weeks old.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-141/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

    • 47 min
    Ep. 140: First Week Postpartum

    Ep. 140: First Week Postpartum

    Laura reports on her first week with her new baby, including his sleeping and feeding routines as well as meeting his new big brother! Also, Shanna reports on a very unusual middle-of-the-night wakeup she had recently. In the special segment “Never Have I Ever,” Shanna and Laura reveal hilarious and embarrassing situations they’ve never been in before having kids. Finally, they reveal their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s toddler is 2 years old, and Laura’s toddler is 2 years old. Laura’s baby is 6 days old.

    This episode's show notes - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/ep-140/ | Get social - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bfppodcast/ | Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigfatpositivepodcast/ | Email - contact@bigfatpositivepodcast.com | Our mom-tested ultimate baby registry list - https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/registry/

    • 51 min

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