Hillary Frank appears in the following:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
When Nicole Blades started a family with a white guy, she knew their kid's skin color would be lighter than hers. But she didn't count on people questioning whether she was his mom.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Leaking? Lopsided? Overproducing? Underproducing? Breastfeeding can be complicated and The Longest Shortest Time wants to help. Host Hillary Frank discusses the difficulties and confusions of breastfeeding this week. Get your breastfeeding questions answered by Nancy Holtzman, a lactation consultant who addresses breastfeeding issues through her popular Twitter account, and Paula Szuchman, WNYC's digital director and mom of two, who thinks she could become a lactation consultant tomorrow.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Pumping at work can be hard enough, but what about when you're a war correspondent?
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Photographer Phillip Toledano has been applauded for his gritty depiction of first-time fatherhood in his book The Reluctant Father. This week, we hear what his wife thought.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Who’s a better breastfeeder? Who excelled at natural childbirth? Whose kid loves spinach for dessert? We explore the taboo of bragging about being a good parent, and when it’s okay to say you nailed it.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Why is it wrong to tell other people you did something right? We explore the taboo of bragging to other sleep-deprived parents that your kid sleeps through the night and never cries.
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.”
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.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Poet Arielle Greenberg’s son Day dies 31 weeks into her pregnancy. So she makes some choices so she can emerge from stillbirth not completely broken. And … it works.
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.
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.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Join me as I attempt to rewrite my traumatic birth story, four years after the fact.
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?
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.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
A mom breastfeeds her preemie against all odds. Then she wakes up on her due date. Dry.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Lisa’s longest shortest time lasted 11 years. And it all went down before she even had a baby.
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).
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.
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.
Monday, July 29, 2013
A war correspondent on childbirth vs dodging a sniper.