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17. Setting a Family Routine for Survival with Maria Piedrabuena

17. Setting a Family Routine for Survival with Maria Piedrabuena

LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE! Irina talks with Maria Piedrabuena, a full-time mom, journalist, and the editor and publisher at Tu Prensa Local (a Spanish-language publication in Long Island). They discuss feeling like they are failing all the time, how setting a routine for her 

16. A Long, Complicated Fertility Journey with Kristin Diversi

16. A Long, Complicated Fertility Journey with Kristin Diversi

LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE! Irina talks with Kristin Diversi, a freelance writer, new mom, and host of the Macabre Traveler podcast. They discuss her long fertility journey that ultimately included IVF, an embryo adoption, and selective reduction. They also talked about struggling with the 

15. ‘Having It All is Actually Terrible’ with Whit Taylor

15. ‘Having It All is Actually Terrible’ with Whit Taylor

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Irina talks with Whit Taylor, a cartoonist, comics editor, and new mom. They discuss feeding issues, the work/life balance, and cultivating gratitude during a difficult year. It’s something that we could all use a little more of as we wrap up 2020. They also get into Whit’s work, including the “Having a Baby in Quarantine” comic she created for The New Yorker and the must-read comic that she created for The Nib: Black Mothers Face Far Worse Health Outcomes. How Do We Fix It?

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14. The Long-Term Trauma of Giving Birth Without Your Partner with Elaine

14. The Long-Term Trauma of Giving Birth Without Your Partner with Elaine

LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE! Irina talks with Elaine, a civil engineer and first-time mom in New York City. Her story is an important one as Elaine gave birth just a few hours after the partner ban went into effect back in March, and she’s 

13. Escaping New York City During the Partner Ban with Hannah Howard

13. Escaping New York City During the Partner Ban with Hannah Howard

LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE! Irina talks with Hannah Howard, a new mom, food writer, and author of Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen. In this episode, they discuss how Hannah and her husband left New York City when the partner ban