For the final post of The Baby Project, we asked our bloggers to tell us just how this project has affected them; whether they're glad they participated; and if they learned anything — about themselves, their partners, or from other parents.
Up For Discussion
The Baby Project posts about Up For Discussion
Barrie Hardymon, an editor for Talk of the Nation, says despite her peers' disapproval, she was dying to get her child into the world with a minimum of fuss.
Last week, we asked readers to recommend must-reads on pregnancy and child-rearing, and they responded with more than 120 titles. There was nothing scientific about our poll — and some of the titles are controversial.
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.
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.
NPR interns Amanda Steen and Linda Thrasybule recorded, photographed, and videotaped the homebirth of Shannon Earle's third child. Their video documentary tells the story of the night her new daughter came into the world.
Nummies, a maker of maternity bras, asked women what they would tell themselves if they could go back in time before the first baby arrived. A video shows a collection of their thoughts — what are yours?
To tap into the hushed discussions about day care that take place alongside soccer fields or among trusted friends, All Things Considered co-host Michele Norris assembled a group of middle-class parents. And some have advice: Be flexible and start thinking about it before you get pregnant.
Maternity and paternity leave policies around the world vary, but most countries do pay for a portion if not all of the leave. Some of the most generous parental leave laws in the world are in Sweden, and dads seem happy.