Nicholas Day wanted to know why he felt like a failure when he gave his kid a pacifier. The answer took him down a rabbit hole into the bizarre, hilarious, and strangely relatable history of parenting babies.
For some people, parenthood takes a lot of planning; for others… it just sorta sneaks up on them. This week, one woman’s unexpected path to motherhood. Including a long-distance romance, a mysterious illness, and mind-controlling toddlers.
It doesn’t matter if you play Americana, hip hop, or death metal—everybody comes from a family of some kind. Hrishikesh Hirway, creator of the podcast Song Exploder, reveals the hidden parenting stories behind some of your favorite popular songs.
The day Sophie got her period, there were phone calls and high-fives all around. Sophie was psyched. But her mom, author Amy Silverman, felt torn. What does it mean to have daughter with a grown-up body, and a mind that doesn’t quite match?
What’s the best way for white parents to talk to their kids about race? We called in Dr. Brigitte Vittrup, who studies children’s racial attitudes, to help us out—and to answer questions about cringeworthy moments with your own kids.
When you give birth by cesarean, doctors are required to warn you of the risks. But not so with vaginal delivery. Hillary interviews Kiera Butler about her recent article in Mother Jones on the risks of vaginal birth and why we should be talking about them more.