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Babysitting

 Babysitting

By the time The Babysitters Club hit bookshelves, amateur childcare already had a buckwild history. Cristen and Caroline chart the invention, gender panic and economic boom of the babysitting industry. See more »

I Had a Miscarriage

 I Had a Miscarriage

After experiencing a miscarriage at 16 weeks, clinical psychologist Jessica Zucker started the hashtag #IHadaMiscarriage, which went viral. Cristen and Caroline talk to Dr. Zucker about why miscarriage remains a taboo issue, how to comfort those grieving a loss and the cards she created to help us start these much-needed conversations. See more »

A Feminist Marriage

 A Feminist Marriage

Feminist marriages can take as much planning as feminist weddings. Meg Keene, A Practical Wedding founder and author of the new "A Practical Wedding Planner" offers indispensable advice for newlywed transitions, egalitarian relationships and redefining what it means to be a wife. See more »

America's Maternity Leave Drought

 America's Maternity Leave Drought

What it's really like trying to have a baby and keep your job in the United States. See more »

Podcasting Women: The Longest Shortest Time

 Podcasting Women: The Longest Shortest Time

Bedridden following a difficult childbirth, radio producer and author Hillary Frank started a podcast as a "3 a.m. bedside companion" for parents like her who might feel alone in navigating new motherhood and fatherhood. Cristen talks with Hillary about the evolution of The Longest Shortest Time, childbirth taboos and tips for bridging the parent vs. non-parent divide. See more »

Eggsurance

 Eggsurance

Why is egg freezing the most hotly discussed health benefit in Silicon Valley? Cristen and Caroline put the science and success rates of oocyte cryopreservation, or egg freezing, under the microscope to determine whether it really is the great workplace equalizer for women. See more »

Daddy's Girls

 Daddy's Girls

How do girls' relationships with their fathers influence who they grow up to become? Cristen and Caroline unpack the psychology of "daddy issues" and the unique dynamics of father-daughter bonding. See more »

Mama's Boys

 Mama's Boys

How do boys' relationships with their mothers influence who they grow up to become? Cristen and Caroline unpack the psychology of "mama's boys" and the unique dynamics of mother-son bonding. See more »

Middle Child Syndrome

 Middle Child Syndrome

Do middle children really get the short end of the familial stick? Cristen and Caroline explore the psychological history of middle children, the influence of birth order and the cultural biases against the in-between siblings. See more »