Ep. 312 – An Unusual Form of Parenting Jealousy

June 24, 2024

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In the special segment “Gripe Water,” Shanna and Laura share the hilariously petty parenting problems that have been bothering them lately, diving into parenting jealousy, bedtime books and more! Also, Shanna reports on the newest temporary additions to her family, and Laura talks about choosing to celebrate her birthday unconventionally. 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:

-Fostering kittens when you have kids

-Going to Disneyland with your family

-Bluey credits and autoplay

-Feeling jealousy and FOMO as a parent

-Frustrating kids’ books

-Reading chapter books to your kids before bed

-5-year-old doing wordplay and taking words literally

-Frying cheese as a snack for your kids

-Finding a snack that your picky eater likes

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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