Traumatic Pregnancies Are Awful. Dobbs Will Make That So Much Worse.
Co-published with The Washington Post. Some pregnancies and births are difficult enough to give mothers PTSD. When a pregnancy is unwanted, the physical and psychological strains will …
Single Mother of Five in Hawaii Battling COVID-19 and Struggling to Make Ends Meet
Co-published with KITV. After contracting COVID, a single mother of five in Hawaii was out of work for months. Unable to pay her bills, she fell into …
NATAL x NPR Life Kit: Navigating Life After Pregnancy Loss
Co-published with You Had Me At Black. In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, NATAL teamed up with NPR’s Life Kit to share stories from parents who …
The True Cost of the Pandemic for Moms
Co-published with The Double Shift Podcast. What the last year has been like for a flight attendant, a congressional candidate, and a nightclub worker.
Working Single Mom Shares Challenges of Motherhood A Year Into Pandemic
Co-published with The Double Shift Podcast. It's been a year since the COVID shutdowns. A single mom in Oxford, MS shares her moving story on what the …
What Giving Birth During a Pandemic Taught Me About Progress
Co-published with MIT Technology Review. Having a child is an inherently optimistic act. People in the US are doing less and less of it.
What the Pandemic Taught Us About Parenthood
Co-published with Critical Frequency and Reasonable Volume. In the season finale, Elise and Amy take a look back at what they've learned most, where …
Day-Care Slots for Babies Are Vanishing. Now Their Parents Can’t Work.
Co-published with the Washington Post. Centers are struggling to stay open, and infants are more expensive to care for.
A Silver Lining? How the Pandemic Might Change Work Culture
Co-published with Critical Frequency and Reasonable Volume. Some companies are committed to coming out of the pandemic with dramatically improved workplaces.
How to Take a Real Break
Co-published with Critical Frequency and Reasonable Volume. What is a "strategic absence" and can it work during a pandemic?
A Lesson in Communal Parenting from Native American Culture
Co-published with Critical Frequency and Reasonable Volume. In this episode, a public health researcher walks us through how social workers have pathologized Indigenous family …
The Complexities of Covering Moms, Way Beyond Mom Blogs
Co-published with Critical Frequency and Reasonable Volume. Two writers join us to talk about the history of the mom beat and why it's still …