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Peeping Mom

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Most people get through postpartum depression with therapy. But for writer Megan Stielstra, the answer was spying on her neighbor.

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The Life of a Pregnant Butch: How to Look Masculine With a Bun in the Oven

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When artist A.K. Summers got pregnant, she started to feel uncomfortably feminine. A.K. chronicled her "nine months spent in drag" in her graphic memoir Pregnant Butch. In this episode, she talks about what it's like to try to look tough and masculine while your body is growing a baby.

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Building a Better Boobie Trap

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A woman fed up with her breast pump enlists 150 experts to make it better. We send in This American Life's Sean Cole (a childless man) to see if that's possible.

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Listen: If Breast Pumps Could Talk, This Is What They’d Say

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The funny-looking devices pump milk out of lactating moms and have transformed the lives of millions of women and babies. And they talk, too.
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These Moms Were Willing to Break the Law to Share Their Breast Milk

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A baby gets two holes in his heart and a Mormon stranger comes to the rescue, believing she is doing something illegal.

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Pediatricians, They're Just Like Us

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Pediatrician Jessica Franklin figured she had a handle on newborns. But then she had a baby and wound up feeling like "the worst, most educated rookie ever."

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How Can You Make a Happy Home if You Weren't Raised in One?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Comedian Julian McCullough's mom left the family when he was a kid. Now that he's got a family of his own, Hillary talks to him about what makes a happy family.

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The Two Pregnant Friends Who Can't Meet

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

A half-true/half-fictional story about two pregnant best friends who can never meet. Because being in the same room would be lethally dangerous. (That's the true part!)

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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 and 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 and 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 and 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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