Gabrielle Birkner

Gabrielle Birkner

senior editor, @70facesmedia; co-founder @modernloss; mom of 2; @northwesternu alum; writing book for @harpercollins; can't get into yoga.

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The Wall Street Journal

Home Births on the Rise for New York Families – WSJ.com

A home birth in New York City—where neighbors live cheek-by-jowl, often in small walk-up apartments—poses unique challenges not faced in, say, rural Tennessee, where home-birth maven Ina May Gaskin started her practice.

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The Wall Street Journal

Women Enlist for the Battle Against Pests - WSJ.com

Throughout the country and particularly in New York—a city as famous for its rats and roaches as for its hot dogs and pretzels—women are pursuing careers in pest control in greater numbers than ever before. The appeal: competitive salaries, flexible hours and, they say, a job that's as varied as the invaders they encounter.

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The Wall Street Journal

Nanny Interviews Get More Aggressive - WSJ.com

When hiring a nanny, plenty of parents are content to go with their gut, plus a glowing reference or two. Others are resorting to more aggressive screening techniques: contracting investigators, poring over an applicant's Facebook page or college transcript—or even requesting medical and personality testing.

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The Wall Street Journal

Milk Donation Questioned — WSJ.com

Neighborhood listservs are increasingly providing forums for matching those seeking breast milk donations with would-be donors, who pump more than their own children need.

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The Wall Street Journal

Parents Patrol Nannies Online – WSJ.com

The proliferation of online forums for "bad nanny" postings has also created a quandary for those who witness something questionable: What warrants a listserv post versus a call to the police? When is it OK to do nothing at all?

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The Wall Street Journal

Shaping Up at the Pop-Up - WSJ.com

Chelsea Market, home to Fat Witch brownies, Lucy's Whey cheeses and Nutella-stuffed crepes at Bar Suzette, is among New York City's premier locales for consuming calories. For the next two weeks, a pair of entrepreneurs hope the fancy-food market will become a destination for burning them, too.

The Wall Street Journal

Fertility Treatment Gets More Complicated – WSJ.com

What does a Jewish child need most from a mother? Forget about the chicken soup—it's all about the eggs, say a growing number of prominent rabbis. Several recent rabbinic rulings on fertility treatment dictate that a child conceived in vitro is Jewish only if the egg came from a Jewish woman.