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Mourning a Sibling

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

When Giancarlo Roma was four years old, his sister Mary died the day she was born — an experience that he says trained him to write a book from the perspective of an elderly woman.

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Make Mealtime Happier: A Google+ Hangout on Kids & Eating

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Worried your kid isn’t eating enough? How they’ll survive on only noodles and cheese? That they’ll be bland eaters as grown-ups? Or that YOUR eating habits have gone down the tubes since you became a parent? We’re doing a Google+ Hangout on how to solve all of your kid + parent eating conundrums. You can submit questions LIVE on Google+ by clicking the Q&A button.

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The Parents' Guide to Eating Over the Sink

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

We all know that getting kids to eat healthy meals can be messy. But what about how YOU eat once you have kids? Dan Pashman of the Sporkful podcast tells host Hillary Frank how to make those 2.5 minutes scarfing down food over the sink as delicious as possible. But grosses her out in the process.

 He even has a ranking system for post-meal detritus.

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When You're Mistaken for the Nanny

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 routinely questioning whether she was her son's mom. After a lot of silent outrage, Nicole finally came up with the perfect quippy comeback to "Is he yours?" But would it work?

What’s YOUR trigger question?
As parents, we all seem to have questions that set off immediate inner rage. What question sets you off, and have you found a comeback that makes you feel better? Tell us at the Longest Shortest Time!
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What's Up With Your Boobs?

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.

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Pumping at Work Takes on a Whole New Meaning When You're in a War Zone

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Pumping at work can be hard enough, but what about when you're a war correspondent? Last year, we interviewed international reporter Kelly McEvers about her experience as a new mom working on the front lines. She told us this story about being mistaken for a spy at the Yemen-Saudi border. For the full episode, click here.

We're revisiting our favorite breastfeeding stories in anticipation of our upcoming What's Up With Your Boobs? Google+ Hangout (June 17, 3pm ET). Host Hillary Frank will be joined by special guests Nancy Holtzman, a lactation consultant with over 25 years experience, and Paula Szuchman, WNYC's digital director and mom of two, to answer your breastfeeding conundrums!

We are currently taking questions on Twitter with the hashtag #yourboobs  or you can submit them live through the Hangout.



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The Reluctant Father & His Wife

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Photographer Phillip Toledano has been applauded in the media for his deeply gritty depiction of first-time fatherhood in his book The Reluctant Father. This week, in a cautionary tale on marriage, we hear what his wife thought of his reluctance.

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How to Brag to Your Mom Friends

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hillary and her friend Kate tackle the question: Is it possible to share your parenting triumphs with other moms without making them feel bad?

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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."

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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.

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The Missing Chapter to Ina May’s Guide

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I ask the mother of the modern midwifery to revise the message from the natural birth movement—and, remarkably, she says I'm making her want to add a chapter to her book. **Ina May has asked for your feedback. If you wanted a natural birth and didn't get one, leave a comment here for Ina May Gaskin.**

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Due Date Desert

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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The Mortality of Motherhood

Monday, July 29, 2013

A war correspondent on childbirth vs dodging a sniper.

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