This one's for the moms in the house. Before my tots were old enough to tell me what they wanted to listen to in the car, we spent a lot of time with NPR playing in the background. Aside from the news I learned, I loved to hear the stories that were related on All Things Considered, Weekend Edition and News & Notes. Now, it's nursery rhymes, Dan Zanes, Justin Roberts and the like blaring on the radio as we cruise through town.
NPR Driveway Moments Moms: Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go ($19) is a collection of NPR's best loved segments celebrating moms and motherhood. The two CD set includes the network's hosts' and comedians' hilarious and poignant stories of becoming mothers, relating to their own mothers or being the spouse of a mother. Though you won't have time to listen to the set in one setting, the short tales are perfect for passing the time in the carpool line, or when your lil one has fallen asleep in her car seat. You'll laugh, cry and – most likely – see some of yourself in this great collection of clips.