Parenting

4:21am

Tue March 11, 2014
Author Interviews

Not Enough Hours In The Day? We All Feel A Little 'Overwhelmed'

Originally published on Tue March 11, 2014 8:50 am

Milos Luzanin iStockphoto

Sometimes there just isn't enough time to get it all done. Washington Post journalist Brigid Schulte has certainly felt that way. "I was working all the time and yet never very good at what I was doing," she tells NPR's David Greene. " ... I felt all this pressure that I was a working mom and so I was always so guilty, and I didn't want to ruin their childhood. So I was up at 2 in the morning to bake cupcakes for the Valentine's party."

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3:19am

Fri December 13, 2013
StoryCorps

A Baby Who Saved Her Family From 'The Dark Moments'

Originally published on Wed February 5, 2014 12:34 pm

Francisco Vasquez says his niece, Ellie, and his sister's battle with cancer have transformed his life "forever."
Courtesy of Maria Vasquez-Rojas

Three years ago, Maria Vasquez-Rojas received news to celebrate: After many attempts to conceive, she was going to have a baby. But while pregnant with her daughter, Ellie, Maria was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer.

"If I had not gone in for that ultrasound they would have never caught it. [Ellie] saved my life," Maria tells her brother, Francisco Vasquez, on a visit to StoryCorps in Los Angeles.

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12:54am

Mon December 2, 2013
Shots - Health News

Parents Of Sleep-Deprived Teens Push For Later School Start Times

Originally published on Tue December 3, 2013 3:32 pm

Maggie Starbard / NPR

Cristina Sevin knows the drill. Her 15-year-old son Isaac's first alarm goes off at 6:05 a.m.

When he sleeps right through it, Mom starts the nudging. But she also has to wake up 16-year-old Lily. She flips on the bedroom lights. "Lily, you gotta get up!"

They have to be out the door before 6:35 a.m. in their Annapolis, Md., neighborhood in order to catch the bus for a 7:17 school start. "I wish I didn't have to be awake right now," says Lily.

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1:20am

Fri November 1, 2013
StoryCorps

An Unconventional, But 'Perfect,' Path To Parenthood

Originally published on Fri November 1, 2013 9:18 am

Robin Share and Rami Aizic hold a photo of their daughter, Bailey, at a visit to StoryCorps in Santa Monica, Calif.
StoryCorps

Since childhood, Rami Aizic knew he "needed and wanted to be a dad." He assumed he would one day meet the girl of his dreams and it would all just happen.

Then he realized he was gay.

Robin Share also wanted kids, but had no partner. So when a mutual friend told Rami about Robin, he called her up and left a message: "Hi, Robin. I'm a friend of Scott's and he said you might be interested in having a baby with me. So give me a call back."

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9:34am

Mon September 23, 2013
Shots - Health News

To Succeed At Breast-Feeding, Most New Moms Could Use Help

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 6:58 am

That's how it's supposed to work. But for most new moms, breast-feeding doesn't come easily, a study finds.
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The majority of new mothers try to breast-feed. But it's not easy.

Only 13 percent manage to breast-feed exclusively for the six months that are recommended for a baby's health. And, as you might expect, the moms who have trouble with breast-feeding in the first week with a new baby are the ones most likely to give up, a study finds.

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