Ep. 311 – Foreshadowing of the Teenage Years

June 17, 2024

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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.

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

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