All about Moms: Babies, Bees, Concerts and Contacts - Melissa Rodriguez

“I wanted this baby just for me. A little selfish, but that’s the way I felt at 17.”

Photo by Jason Falchook

All about Moms: Babies, Bees, Concerts and Contacts

A special Mother's Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. A mother helps her daughter get her first contact lenses, an unwanted parental intervention at a school concert, a new mother in Zambia awaits test results, a life or death bee sting and a teenage mother who couldn't be happier to welcome her child to the world. Hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director Catherine Burns.


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04:53
The Contact Lens

by Chrissie Graham

Chrissie Graham is a nerdy girl who needs contacts and promptly loses one.

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05:36
The Solo

by Catherine Palmer

Catherine Palmer tries to micromanage her son at a school concert.

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06:14
Stung

by Matthew Dicks

Matthew Dicks has an allergic reaction to a bee sting and needs his mother.

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04:40
A Mother Can’t Wait

by Connie Mudenda

HIV Counselor and new mother Connie Mudenda learns firsthand what it feels like to wait for a infant’s test results.

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16:11
A Family of My Own

by Melissa Rodriguez

Melissa Rodriguez grew up a foster child and then has a child of her own.

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