Ep. 291 – Unleashing Your Inner Mama Bear

January 29, 2024

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In the special segment “OMG I’m Freaking Out,” Laura worries that her kids’ need for fairness has gone over the edge, and Shanna unleashes her inner mama bear on an unsuspecting stranger. Also, Laura talks about asking for help to make the holidays better this year, and Shanna reports on the surprise she got her kids that has been a long time coming. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s kids are 5 and 7.5 years old, and Laura’s kids are 4.5 years old and 2.5 years old.


Topics discussed in this episode:

-Christmas week 2023

-Asking your partner for help during the holidays

-Doing less during the holidays


-The relationship between kids and cats

-Kids’ extreme need for fairness

-Unleashing mama-bear anger at a stranger

-Kids’ strong preference for one parent

-Taking spontaneous adventures with kids

-Using the Cricut


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

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