Parenting http://www.kunc.org en What Those Baby Photos On Social Media Can Teach Us About Moms http://www.kunc.org/post/what-those-baby-photos-social-media-can-teach-us-about-moms You can't miss 'em. Baby pictures have flooded so many Instagram and Facebook feeds that an app is now available to block them, if you want. But as the newness of social media collides with an experience as old as time — motherhood — researchers are beginning to study its sociological and psychological impacts.<p>"We're living in a different era, where families are not necessarily living in the same neighborhood, on the same block, seeing their grandparents every Sunday," says Brooklyn mom Nicole Jedinak, who has been snapping and sharing photos of her son Jackson since he was born. Fri, 23 May 2014 11:16:00 +0000 Elise Hu 56888 at http://www.kunc.org What Those Baby Photos On Social Media Can Teach Us About Moms Not Enough Hours In The Day? We All Feel A Little 'Overwhelmed' http://www.kunc.org/post/not-enough-hours-day-we-all-feel-little-overwhelmed Sometimes there just isn't enough time to get it all done. <em>Washington Post</em> journalist Brigid Schulte has certainly felt that way. "I was working all the time and yet never very good at what I was doing," she tells NPR's David Greene. " ... I felt all this pressure that I was a working mom and so I was always so guilty, and I didn't want to ruin their childhood. So I was up at 2 in the morning to bake cupcakes for the Valentine's party."<p>Schulte consulted a sociologist who studies how people use their time. "I will show you where your leisure is," he told her. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:21:00 +0000 NPR Staff 54579 at http://www.kunc.org Not Enough Hours In The Day? We All Feel A Little 'Overwhelmed' Why Letting Kids Serve Themselves May Be Worth The Mess http://www.kunc.org/post/why-letting-kids-serve-themselves-may-be-worth-mess When it comes to feeding little kids, adults know best. But some nutritionists now argue that children could also benefit from a bit of autonomy at mealtimes.<p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture <a href="http://www.choosemyplate.gov/preschoolers/healthy-habits/know-when-they-had-enough.html">recommends</a> that parents let kids as young as 2 years old serve themselves at home. And in 2011, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advised that child care providers should serve meals "family-style" — present kids with a few different dishes and allow them to take what they want.<p>Why? Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:32:00 +0000 53556 at http://www.kunc.org Why Letting Kids Serve Themselves May Be Worth The Mess A Baby Who Saved Her Family From 'The Dark Moments' http://www.kunc.org/post/baby-who-saved-her-family-dark-moments Three years ago, Maria Vasquez-Rojas received news to celebrate: After many attempts to conceive, she was going to have a baby. But while pregnant with her daughter, Ellie, Maria was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer.<p>"If I had not gone in for that ultrasound they would have never caught it. [Ellie] saved my life," Maria tells her brother, Francisco Vasquez, on a visit to StoryCorps in Los Angeles.<p>"Ellie's just been a miracle to our family," Francisco says. "Back then, I was not in a good place. I was addicted to meth, stealing. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:19:00 +0000 52768 at http://www.kunc.org A Baby Who Saved Her Family From 'The Dark Moments' Parents Of Sleep-Deprived Teens Push For Later School Start Times http://www.kunc.org/post/parents-sleep-deprived-teens-push-later-school-start-times Cristina Sevin knows the drill. Her 15-year-old son Isaac's first alarm goes off at 6:05 a.m.<p>When he sleeps right through it, Mom starts the nudging. But she also has to wake up 16-year-old Lily. She flips on the bedroom lights. "Lily, you gotta get up!"<p>They have to be out the door before 6:35 a.m. in their Annapolis, Md., neighborhood in order to catch the bus for a 7:17 school start. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 07:54:00 +0000 52483 at http://www.kunc.org Parents Of Sleep-Deprived Teens Push For Later School Start Times