Family http://nhpr.org en The Story Of A 20th Century Swiss Family Robinson...In Siberia http://nhpr.org/post/story-20th-century-swiss-family-robinsonin-siberia <p>Imagine this: a family of six, living for more than 40 years in an isolated&nbsp;tiny cabin on the vast Siberian Taiga. If this were the 19th century, it might not be so far-fetched. But, it was 1978 when four geologists prospecting for iron discovered the Lykovs. Patriarch Karp Lykov and his wife, Akulina, fled the Soviet purges of the 1930s and headed for the forest&nbsp;where they raised their children,&nbsp;completely&nbsp;unaware of&nbsp;WWII, the moon landing, the cold war, or the advent of television. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:14:51 +0000 Virginia Prescott 22747 at http://nhpr.org The Story Of A 20th Century Swiss Family Robinson...In Siberia Child And Family Advocate Reflects On Decades Of Progress And Challenges http://nhpr.org/post/child-and-family-advocate-reflects-decades-progress-and-challenges <p>For more than 27 years, <strong>Mike Ostrowski</strong> has served as president of <a href="http://www.cfsnh.org/" target="_blank">Child and Family Services of New Hampshire</a>, an organization that serves some 15,000 children and families in New Hampshire each year.</p><p>He’s stepping down from that role as the year comes to a close, but before he does he joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson in the studio to share some of what he’s learned on the job.</p><p></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 22:05:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 41624 at http://nhpr.org Dispute Raises Questions About How Employers Accommodate Breastfeeding Moms http://nhpr.org/post/dispute-raises-questions-about-how-employers-accommodate-breastfeeding-moms <p><a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2013/08/18/new-hampshire-woman-fired-after-fight-with-employers-over-breast-feeding/HpoMceGCBxojIyK2nrFRNJ/story.html" target="_blank">A story in the Boston Globe this week</a> highlighted the difficulties employees and workplaces sometimes face when it comes to policies around breastfeeding.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:40:20 +0000 Brady Carlson 33733 at http://nhpr.org Building A Family, One Mountain Climb At A Time http://nhpr.org/post/building-family-one-mountain-climb-time <p>In 2011, author <strong>Dan Szczesny</strong> and his wife unexpectedly became caretakers to two nine-year-olds. One of them, a girl named Janelle, joins Dan on a quest to hike the New Hampshire mountains known as the “52 with a view.” That quest is the basis for Dan’s book <a href="http://buffaloandtoughcookie.wordpress.com/" target="_blank"><em><strong>The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie</strong></em></a>.</p><p></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 21:52:55 +0000 Brady Carlson 33046 at http://nhpr.org Building A Family, One Mountain Climb At A Time A Beer Genius With Autism Embarks On A Cross-Country Brewery Tour http://nhpr.org/post/beer-genius-autism-embarks-cross-country-brewery-tour <p>Meet<strong> Lance and Aaron Rice</strong>, whose project “Lance’s Brewery Tour” will be taking them across the country to some the best breweries in North America. Since launching<a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rarebrain/lances-brewery-tour-a-beer-genius-with-autism-and"> “Lance’s Brewery Tour; A Beer Genius with Autism and His Dream.” </a>on Kickstarter on May 13th, they have begun to receive national attention for the project.</p><p><strong>Lance Rice</strong> is a brewery historian, who for forty years has been becoming an expert on all things beerish. He plans to write a book about North American breweries and their history, based partially on the trip he hopes to take with his nephew, <strong>Aaron</strong>. The kicker in all this is that Lance has autism.</p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:59:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28695 at http://nhpr.org A Beer Genius With Autism Embarks On A Cross-Country Brewery Tour The Contagiousness Of PTSD http://nhpr.org/post/contagiousness-ptsd <p>We spoke with <strong>Mac McClelland </strong>about the spread of the invisible disorder that somewhere between 100 and 300-thousand veterans brought back from war …trauma. “Secondary traumatic stress” does not have its own entry in the DSM, and is often called compassion fatigue, a more euphemistic title. Sufferers experience PTSD symptoms, but are often faced with even more hurtles than veterans when seeking help. The important difference people see between the victims of PTSD and secondary traumatic stress is that the latter’s trauma was not originally their own. <strong>Mac McClelland</strong> wrote an <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/ptsd-epidemic-military-vets-families">article for Mother Jones’ </a>about the phenomenon of secondary traumatic stress and its affect on the families of returned soldiers. She’s also working on a book about PTSD. Thu, 30 May 2013 13:34:51 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28487 at http://nhpr.org The Contagiousness Of PTSD The Family Place http://nhpr.org/post/family-place <p>The Family Place provides a variety of services to help young families through a myriad of challenges. Jennifer Smith learned about the Family Place when her daughter was a newborn and in neo-natal intensive care.</p> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 9198 at http://nhpr.org The Family Place Working Moms' Challenges: Paid Leave, Child Care http://nhpr.org/post/working-moms-challenges-paid-leave-child-care The past week's political firestorm in the presidential race focused on stay-at-home moms, but two-thirds of women with young children now work. Nearly half are their family's primary breadwinner. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:55:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 3242 at http://nhpr.org Working Moms' Challenges: Paid Leave, Child Care Carrying 'Dreams': Why Women Become Surrogates http://nhpr.org/post/carrying-dreams-why-women-become-surrogates <em>Last in a four-part report</em><p>Surrogacy is an idea as old as the biblical story of Sarah and Abraham in the book of Genesis. Sarah was infertile, so Abraham fathered children with the couple's maid. Today, there are many more options for people who want to grow their families — and for the would-be surrogates who want to help.<p>Macy Widofsky, 40, is eager to be a surrogate.<p>"I have very easy pregnancies. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 00:24:00 +0000 Marisa Peñaloza 3190 at http://nhpr.org Carrying 'Dreams': Why Women Become Surrogates One Roof, Three Generations, Many Decisions http://nhpr.org/post/one-roof-three-generations-many-decisions <em>Part of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/150002308/family-matters">Family Matters series</a></em><p>The Great Recession slammed into all age groups, flattening the career dreams of young people and squeezing the retirement accounts of middle-aged savers. It financially crippled many elderly people who had thought they could stand on their own.<p>To cope with the hard times that began five years ago, millions of families pulled together — stacking two, three, even four generations on top of one another. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 04:02:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 3168 at http://nhpr.org One Roof, Three Generations, Many Decisions For Better or for Work: A Farm-Grown Idea http://nhpr.org/post/better-or-work-farm-grown-idea <p>Meg Cadoux Hirshberg talks about her new book, a guide for preserving family life while pursuing an entrepreneurial dream.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 14:39:34 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2576 at http://nhpr.org For Better or for Work: A Farm-Grown Idea After Tragedy, An Aunt Plays A New Role: Parent http://nhpr.org/post/after-tragedy-aunt-plays-new-role-parent One night in 1995 completely reshaped the lives of Phil and Laura Donney. Their parents were arguing, and their father stabbed their mother, killing her. Phil was 7; his sister was 4.<p>Ken Donney was sent to prison, and the children went to live with their mother's sisters.<p>Phil, 23, recently sat down with his aunt, Abby Leibman, the twin sister of his mother, Nina Leibman.<p>"What was it like becoming a parent to my sister and I overnight?" Phil asks.<p>"Well, at the time, I was living in a two-bedroom condo and felt a little panicky, to be honest," says Abby, 55. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 04:01:00 +0000 2565 at http://nhpr.org After Tragedy, An Aunt Plays A New Role: Parent Helicopter Parents Hover In The Workplace http://nhpr.org/post/helicopter-parents-hover-workplace So-called helicopter parents first made headlines on college campuses a few years ago, when they began trying to direct everything from their children's course schedules to which roommate they were assigned.<p>With millennial children now in their 20s, more helicopter parents are showing up in the workplace, sometimes even phoning human resources managers to advocate on their child's behalf.<p>Megan Huffnagle, a former human resources manager at a Denver theme park, recalls being shocked several years ago when she received a call from a young job applicant's mother.<p>"An employee was hired as Mon, 06 Feb 2012 21:10:00 +0000 Jennifer Ludden 1733 at http://nhpr.org Helicopter Parents Hover In The Workplace Open Secret: a Search for Identity http://nhpr.org/post/open-secret-search-identity <p>The story of Steve Lickteig is one he only recently discovered himself. In his new documentary, he shows the raw emotion of confronting his family about a life shrouded in lies.</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 16:11:35 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1638 at http://nhpr.org Open Secret: a Search for Identity Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley http://nhpr.org/post/good-beginnings-upper-valley <div class="transcript"><p>Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley pairs trained volunteers with new parents to help them with day to day needs after a child&#39;s birth. Ruth&rsquo;s story is the mother of four, including triplets. Sally Wood is a Good Beginnings volunteer.</p></div><div class="transcript"><p><strong>RUTH:</strong> When I found out I was expecting triplets I figured I would need some help, so I contacted Good Beginnings. They set me up with Sally, my volunteer.</p> Sat, 28 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 1206 at http://nhpr.org Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley