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How to Be a Pregnant Butch

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When graphic novel 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.

Building a Better Boobie Trap

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A woman fed up with her breast pump enlisted 150 experts to make it better with a weekend-long Hackathon at MIT. We sent in a childless man to see if that's possible.

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.

Owner of a Holey Heart

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.

Pediatricians, They're Just Like Us

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Think pediatricians have it all figured out when it comes to parenting? You're wrong.

What Makes a Happy Family?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Comedian Julian McCullough was abandoned by his mom and grew up with a pothead of a dad. Now that he has a family of his own, he's figuring out how to do it right.

Lucy and the Bike Girl

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Lucy and the bike girl are best friends. But being in the same room together could kill them.

Picturing Her

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

When parents lose a baby, siblings grieve too. In the book The Waters of Our Time, Giancarlo Roma imagines life through the eyes of the sister he lost when he was four. Alongside photographs, like one of his sister's baby dress, Giancarlo tackles the story he says a lifetime of grieving has trained him to write.   

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

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Join The Longest Shortest Time host Hillary Frank, The Sporkful host Dan Pashman and pediatric dietitian Heidi Kecskemethy for an online chat at 3 p.m. Eastern. Submit your questions!

The Parents' Guide to Eating Over the Sink

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Getting kids to eat can be messy. But what about how you eat once you have kids? Here's how to make those 2.5 minutes scarfing down food over the sink as delicious as possible.

How Cute! Is He Yours?

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.

What's Up With Your Boobs? An Honest and Fearless Discussion About Breastfeeding

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.

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.



The Reluctant Father and His Wife

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.

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."

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. 

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?