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Ep. 126: Sexually Charged Pregnancy Newsletters

Laura reports on her pregnancy glucose screening and her toddler’s emerging communication skills, and Shanna talks about her toddler’s unexpected reaction to a recent visit with her grandparents. Also, in the special segment “Internet Insanity” Shanna and Laura discuss pregnancy newsletters that won’t let up on the sex talk and what to do with lost […] Read More
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Ep. 125: False Labor or Gas Pain?

Shanna talks about having mixed feelings about her toddler’s blossoming independence, and Laura reports on her late-night rendezvous with stomach cramps that had her wondering if she was unexpectedly going into early labor. Also, in the special segment “They Said What?!” Laura and Shanna discuss talking toys and tattling preschoolers. Finally, they reveal their BFPs […] Read More
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Bonus: Shanna and Laura’s Holiday Gift Guide

Shanna and Laura give you a head start with your holiday shopping by discussing some of their very favorite items for newborns, infants, toddlers, preschoolers, new parents, pregnant people and those trying to conceive. They also share their plans for the upcoming holiday season. Our holiday gift guide – https://bigfatpositivepodcast.com/gifts This episode’s show notes – […] Read More

Ep. 124: Nesting Isn’t Just for the Birds

This week, Laura talks about her pregnancy nesting instinct kicking into overdrive, and Shanna wonders if she should drop her toddler’s nap. Also, in the special segment “Throwback,” Shanna reflects back on the time in 1996 that she spontaneously got a haircut, how it all went wrong, and how her mom saved the day. Finally, […] Read More

Ep. 123: Dealing with Toddler Sleep Regression

Shanna discusses her toddler’s sleep regression and how a very unexpected event at bedtime messed up her plan to get things back on track. Laura talks about experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions and her tips for getting them to subside. Also, in the special segment “Throwback,” Laura rewinds back to the mid-90s to tell a story […] Read More

Ep. 122: Should I Have a VBAC?

This week, Laura considers having a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and she reports on her conversation with her OB-GYN about the option. Shanna discusses her toddler’s new favorite vocabulary word and her emerging interest in using the potty. Also, in the segment “What I Googled This Week,” Shanna and Laura reveal the odd, hilarious […] Read More

Ep. 121: Parenting with Kindness, Even When It’s Hard AF

In the segment “Never Have I Ever: Parenting Edition,” Laura and Shanna reveal some wild, hilarious and unexpected things they’ve done since becoming parents. Also, Shanna talks about implementing a new parenting practice based on advice in the book “Raising Your Spirited Child,” and Laura discusses how her toddler’s imaginative play has ramped up lately. […] Read More

Bonus: Halloween Fun and Fortune-Telling

Shanna and Laura get in the Halloween spirit by divulging their plans for a socially distanced holiday in this out-of-the-ordinary year, revealing their families’ costumes and sharing some special Halloween-themed BFPs. They also get prophetic in the special segment “ESP with BFP,” where they consult a special oracle about the future. Read More

Ep. 120: Oh Sh*t, It’s Potty Time

Laura talks about her exciting week of potty training her toddler, feeling baby kicks and going to her 20-week anatomy scan. Shanna reports on her toddler’s progress toward the two-year milestones and her newfound ability to express defiance. Also, in another exciting round of “Stump the Moms,” Shanna and Laura grill each other with baby- […] Read More

Bonus: Pregnancy Do-Overs, COVID Baby Showers, Frozen Embryos and More

Laura and Shanna wrap up their “Checkin’ the Inbox” segment from Episode 118 and answer more listener questions. They discuss frozen embryos, pregnancy do-overs, COVID baby showers and more! Read More