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Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey Podcast

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.

Episodes 1 to 32 deal with pregnancy. Episodes 33 on deal with new parenthood. Tune in wherever you are on your journey!

New episodes are released every Monday.

Registry Must-Haves

Registry Must-Haves

Confused about what to put on your baby registry? Here's Shanna and Laura's list of tried-and-true baby items that they think belong on every baby registry!

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Our Favorite BFPs

Our Favorite BFPs

A roundup of Laura and Shanna's weekly BFPs (Big Fat Positives), from their favorite maternity wedge to the best baby sunglasses -- and everything in between!

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Most Recent Episodes

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Ep. 160: Screen Time for Toddlers

In the special segment “Big Topic,” Shanna and Laura dive into the complicated issue of screen time for kids. They get real about how they each handle screen time in their homes, how they feel about it, and the pitfalls and benefits of introducing little ones to TVs, tablets and phones. Also, Shanna reports on […] Read More
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Ep. 159: Moving Into a New Home with Small Kids

At long last, Laura and her family move into their new home, and she reports on what it is like to move with a two-year-old and a four-month-old. Shanna talks about signing her 2.5-year-old up for preschool. Also, Laura tells an epic tale about being the daughter of two doctors in the special segment “Throwback.” […] Read More

Ep. 158: Go Away! I’m Pooping!

In the special segment “Throwback,” Shanna tells a story from her childhood about the time her biggest dream came true and then promptly got washed away. Also, Laura talks about creating a social storybook to help her toddler prepare for their upcoming move, and Shanna reports on her toddler’s newfound desire to have privacy while […] Read More

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