Hillary Frank

Hillary Frank appears in the following:

How to Find Deliciousness in Your Kids' Table Scraps

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Eating off children's plates is part of everyday dining for parents. But can you find hidden gems? Watch Dan Pashman's video guide to what's edible and what's just too gross.

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 mak...

'Earth to Echo,' 'America,' 'Tammy,' and Movie Therapy

Thursday, July 03, 2014

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen celebrate America's birthday with movies that may or may not leave you bored on the Fourth of July. 
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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 routinely questioning whether she was ...

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 confu...

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. ...

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 tal...

Parenting: One More Thing To Be Competitive About

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.

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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?


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...

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 ha...

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

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

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).