Baltimore Health Commissioner Leana Wen had long worked to encourage breastfeeding. When she became a mother, she experienced just how challenging it could be. (Image credit: Ayumi Takahashi for NPR)
If we want saner politics, we need to start building better foundations from the playground up.
Alec Raeshawn Smith was 23 when diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and 26 when he died. He couldn’t afford $1,300 per month for his insulin and other diabetes supplies, so he tried to stretch the doses. (Image credit: Bram Sable-Smith for NPR)
In letters to the editor our readers discuss different parenting styles and the effects they have on children.
A new study suggests that an intervention to reduce supine sleep in late pregnancy may promote maternal and fetal health.
Tima Kurdi has written a book that tells the story of the family’s attempt to cross from Turkey to Greece in a rubber boat — and the struggle to make sense of the tragedy. (Image credit: Ben Stansall /AFP/Getty Images)
My partial selves — writer, runner, mother — have become like islands I travel between and my life is the ocean around them, unknowable.
Smart devices make it possible for parents to keep close tabs on their latchkey children, but is it really a good idea?
Vaccines don’t confer 100 percent immunity, but when all children are immunized, it creates what is called herd immunity, which makes everyone safer, especially babies.
Why do so many husbands feel the need to boast about completing simple household chores? With mine, it’s all about branding.