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Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey


Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey

Ep. 311 - Foreshadowing of the Teenage Years

Mon, 17 Jun 2024
In the special segment "Today I Learned," Laura and Shanna discuss the intriguing things they have learned recently related to the world of parenting, including why an episode of Bluey was banned in the U.S. and a fascinating theory about why humans go through menopause. Also, Laura talks about how a new extracurricular activity triggered her 3-year-old's fear of heights, and Shanna reports on needing more snuggles in her life. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 5 and 8 years old, and Laura’s kids are 5 years old and 3 years old.

Topics discussed in this episode:
-Enrolling your kids in parkour class
-When your child is afraid of heights
-Seeing yourself in your kids
-Filling the baby-snuggle void by wanting to adopt a kitten
-Why was the episode of Bluey called "Dad Baby" banned by Disney?
-Why do humans go through menopause?
-What is the "Grandmother Hypothesis?"
-Cute things toddlers say
-Doing something you're passionate about and enjoy as a parent

This episode's full show notes can be found here.

Want to get in touch with Shanna and Laura? Send us an email and follow us on social! Instagram, Facebook or TikTok at @bfppodcast

Join our Facebook community group for support and camaraderie on your parenting journey.

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Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey is produced by Laura Birek, Shanna Micko and Steve Yager.

Ep. 310 - Is My Child Psychic?

Mon, 10 Jun 2024
In the special segment "OMG I'm Freaking Out!" Shanna and Laura reveal the current parenting dilemmas that have their hair standing on end, including the topics of lying, smartphones, psychic abilities and more! Also, Shanna reports on the surprising way she spent her Mother's Day, and Laura talks about why she spontaneously chose to chaperone her 5-year-old's field trip to the farm. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 5 and 8 years old, and Laura’s kids are 5 years old and 3 years old.

Topics discussed in this episode:
-Mother's Day
-Being a softball mom
-Landscaping and gardening
-Chaperoning field trips
-Visiting Underwood Farms
-How white lies can be convenient for parents
-What age should I get a smartphone for my kid?
-Suspecting your child is psychic and can read your mind
-Competing with other parents to see your kid's performance
-Developing family and neighbor community as a parent

This episode's full show notes can be found here.

Want to get in touch with Shanna and Laura? Send us an email and follow us on social! Instagram, Facebook or TikTok at @bfppodcast

Join our Facebook community group for support and camaraderie on your parenting journey.

Visit our website!

Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey is produced by Laura Birek, Shanna Micko and Steve Yager.

Ep. 309 - Parenting Pro Tips and Shoe-nanigans

Mon, 03 Jun 2024
In the special segment "What the Hack?," Laura and Shanna share some of their favorite parenting tips and tricks, including ideas for teaching kids how to put shoes on the correct feet, motivating kids to get dressed, effectively cutting mandarins and more! Also, Laura reports on her unexpected vehicle hullabaloo, and Shanna discusses a new project that has her feeling invigorated. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 5 and 8 years old, and Laura’s kids are 5 years old and 3 years old.

Topics discussed in this episode:
-Getting a new family vehicle
-Doing a fulfilling project
-Parenting tips and tricks
-Kids' shows that are enjoyable for adults too

This episode's full show notes can be found here.

Want to get in touch with Shanna and Laura? Send us an email and follow us on social! Instagram, Facebook or TikTok at @bfppodcast

Join our Facebook community group for support and camaraderie on your parenting journey.

Visit our website!

Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey is produced by Laura Birek, Shanna Micko and Steve Yager.

Ep. 308 - Making a Visual Calendar for Your Kids

Mon, 27 May 2024
In the special segment "Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition," Laura and Shanna share the surprising and hilarious things they never thought they would do before they had kids, including cleaning up bizarre messes, doing odd things in public and more! Also, Shanna reports on going on a one-on-one date with her 5-year-old, and Laura talks about creating a visual calendar for her kids. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 5 and 8 years old, and Laura’s kids are 5 years old and 3 years old.

Topics discussed in this episode:
-Taking your child on a one-on-one date
-Creating a visual calendar for your kids to show the daily schedule
-Dealing with kids' hangnails
-Kids playing with their food
-Hacking Dance Dance Revolution
-Cleaning up massive messes that your kids made
-Sibling relationships
-Toddler gymnastics class

This episode's full show notes can be found here.

Want to get in touch with Shanna and Laura? Send us an email and follow us on social! Instagram, Facebook or TikTok at @bfppodcast

Join our Facebook community group for support and camaraderie on your parenting journey.

Visit our website!

Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey is produced by Laura Birek, Shanna Micko and Steve Yager.

Ep. 307 - You Got Scammed!

Mon, 20 May 2024
In the special segment "Checkin' the Inbox," Shanna and Laura answer listener questions about how to handle toy tantrums, dressing dilemmas, clutter clear-outs and more! Also, Laura reports on her 5-year-old's first parkour class, and Shanna checks in on her daughters' new shady behavior. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna's kids are 5 and 8 years old, and Laura’s kids are 5 years old and 3 years old.

Topics discussed in this episode:
-Parkour classes for kids and toddlers
-Kids playing jokes and pranks
-5-year-old chewing their hair and shirt
-Oral fixation and oral sensory seeking in children
-What to do when your kids want to play with the same toy
-Teaching your toddler to get dressed and undressed
-Tandem nursing
-TV recommendations for what to watch while parenting
-Brain breaks
-Chaperoning a field trip to the farm

This episode's full show notes can be found here.

Want to get in touch with Shanna and Laura? Send us an email and follow us on social! Instagram, Facebook or TikTok at @bfppodcast

Join our Facebook community group for support and camaraderie on your parenting journey.

Visit our website!

Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey is produced by Laura Birek, Shanna Micko and Steve Yager.

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