Hillary Frank

Hillary Frank appears in the following:

How to Brag to Your Mom Friends

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Why is it so wrong to tell other people you did something so right? We explore the taboo of bragging to other sleep-deprived parents that your kid sleeps through the night, eats spinach and never cries.

When Mommy Means Everything

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A toddler starts talking, then moves to a new country where she doesn't know the language. And suddenly the only word she will say anymore is "Mommy."

Rethinking Your Birth Story

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Hillary Frank, young adult author and This American Life contributor, is the host of "The Longest Shortest Time", a podcast about early childhood (months 0-36), and she's been thinking about how she might have given birth differently if she could. She talks about why some women wish they had a different birth story, what she heard from Ina May Gaskin (mother of the modern natural birth movement), and takes calls about how to make decisions about labor. 


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The Shortest Day

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Poet Arielle Greenberg's son Day dies 31 weeks into her pregnancy. At which point, she makes a whole bunch of choices that not many women would make, so she can emerge from stillbirth not completely broken. And . . . it works.

The Missing Chapter to Ina May’s Guide

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After hearing from mothers dissatisfied with their own birth stories, the founder of the modern midwifery movement says she might need to revise her famous natural birth book. 

Parents Battle (Mostly Each Other) on Sleep

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Should you let them cry it out  or do the exhausted snuggle up? Listeners share their baby sleep solutions and conundrums.

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Rewriting Your Birth Story

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Join me as I attempt to rewrite my traumatic birth story, four years after the fact.

Blind Love

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It's a fact: even the most romantic romances wither under the pressures of parenthood. But what happens in a relationship when, on top of everything else, one partner is going blind?

The Provider’s Guide to Quitting

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Bry wanted to be a dad. And he thought the only way to be one was to quit doing the thing he loved most. So he did.

Due Date Desert

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A mom breastfeeds her preemie against all odds. Then she wakes up on her due date. Dry.

The Longest Longest Time

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Lisa's longest shortest time lasted 11 years. And it all went down before she even had a baby.

The Mom Who Did Everything Wrong

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Heather told me she did everything wrong in her first years as a mom. Judge for yourself (but don't be too judgy).

The Numbers

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

After having a preemie, my friend Kirsten unwittingly takes on her husband's personality, and becomes obsessed with numbers. To the decimal point.

I’ve Got News 5

Thursday, August 29, 2013

We conclude the I've Got News series with the birth of Ellen's baby . . . and the project Tom took on to cope.

The Mortality of Motherhood

Monday, July 29, 2013

A war correspondent on childbirth vs dodging a sniper.

I’ve Got News 4

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Two weeks before their due date, Ellen and Tim reflect on the game of Being Awesome at Being Adult.

I’ve Got News 3

Monday, March 04, 2013

We continue our series following a young pregnant woman, this time with grandpa's perspective.

I’ve Got News Too

Friday, February 01, 2013

Tom got news. Then more news. Now there's even more.

What YOU Expect When You’re Expecting

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The first installment in our miniseries following a woman through early motherhood.

And Behind Door Number Two …

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Toilets, exposed body parts, . . . pornography?! My friend Nat shares her horror story about pumping at work.