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EPISODE #197: Lactation Muffins, Tape Measure Ponytails and Other Adventures in Adoption

When Nishta fell in love with her college professor Jill, she knew they were starting a journey without a roadmap.

EPISODE #196: What My Mother And I Don’t Talk About

This week, two different essays about the wounds our moms can leave us with — and what, if anything, can be done to start the healing.

EPISODE #195: Vasectomies! Get Nuts! Go Nads!

Everyone and their mother is getting a vasectomy…

EPISODE #194: One Mom’s Late-Term Abortion

Late-term abortions are extremely rare, except for in political rhetoric. We’ll hear the story behind the headlines from a mom who ended her pregnancy at 29 weeks.

EPISODE #193: The Qualities and Characteristics of 7th-Borns

Robby Hoffman is a comedian and the seventh-born child in her family. She’s never met another #7 … until now.

EPISODE #192: The Political Power of Black Motherhood

Dani McClain explains what makes mothering an inherently political act, especially for black women.

EPISODE #191: Dani Shapiro’s Family Secret

When a bestselling memoirist took a DNA test on a whim, the results were confusing. But then, her whole life suddenly made sense.

EPISODE #190: Rewriting Your Adoption Story

When you decide to have a baby, you plan on extending your family. But when Nicole got pregnant, she took that really seriously.