NPR's Alan Greenblatt wishes parents would put aside, just for a few minutes, the earnest need always to say how great parenthood is. Because, if we're being honest with each other, sometimes it is miserably hard.
Jeff Pike recounts his moments in the waiting room as doctors urgently operated on his wife, Andrea, after she had a C-section. At one point, a nurse said to him, "In times like this, we sometimes recommend that you call and have a family member here with you."
While planning a wedding and being pregnant at the same time have been stressful, blog co-host Coburn Dukehart has grown closer to her family and friends by sharing personal stories — and listening to them tell stories of their own.
Over the past couple of weeks, we've gotten more than a few requests from readers to recommend some books on pregnancy and child-rearing. We're asking our audience to recommend their favorite must-reads for moms- or dads-to-be.