Maybe Baby Glossary & FAQ
15 Things I Consumed This Week
My weekly recommendation email sent every Friday at 12 p.m. to paying subscribers. This email tells a story about my week through the lens of what I took in. It can include articles, movies, books, shows, recipes, songs, food, products, word definitions, images, tweets, etc.
A running Sunday series wherein I write an endorsement for something in under 1,000 words. My first was on short-term habits.
My advice/Q&A column that runs on the last Sunday of every month. Readers weigh in with their questions—either via this form or via voicemail (802-404-BABY)—and I collect a handful to answer thoughtfully in the monthly column, drawing from outside sources and my own life experiences. Questions range from existential to practical to nosy. Anything goes!
This is the podcast counterpart to my Dear Baby column. It’s released on the following Tuesday at 9 a.m. (as are all my podcasts) and is cohosted by my funny friend Danny, who is wise, acerbic, and blunt. Danny is a divisive character, too sharp for some people’s taste but beloved by just as many. We usually talk a bit about the written questions I answered on Sunday and then tackle some more. Again, no topic is off-limits! Common themes include love, friendship, and big life choices.
Every December I stop production on my Sunday newsletter and Tuesday podcast, keeping up only with my Friday recommendation newsletter. This is the time where I rest, reflect, and plan for the upcoming year of Maybe Baby.
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Every quarter I redistribute a portion of subscriber proceeds to a different organization highlighted in the footer of my emails. I research before picking so you’re welcome to donate along if you’re looking for a cause to support.
A regular pop culture podcast series where a rotating cast of friends and I unpack various things going on in pop culture—celebrity news, media drama, internet gossip, etc.
Rec of the Week
Every week, at the end of my “15 things” email, I ask commenters for a “rec of the week” (ROTW). The recs have ranged from “what’s your favorite body wash/soap?” to “what’s your most life-changing kitchen utensil?” These questions aren’t throwaway bids for engagement, they are things I genuinely want recs for! I usually weigh in with my own thoughts but the real treat is the comment section, always full of incredible suggestions.
A bimonthly podcast series wherein I speak directly to listeners about things that have been on my mind, especially ideas I’d like to keep to a smaller audience either because they’re controversial, private, or in flux. It’s not unlike an audio journal entry. I often include behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the newsletter and pull in things I’ve learned from other sources that I find relevant or interesting.
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If I become a paying subscriber can I see previously released paid content?
Yes you can! You can always browse my full archive on haleynahman.substack.com. There you can read all content that matches your subscription type.
Why can’t I comment on your essays?
I turned comments off starting in 2021. You can read why here. However, comments are turned on for all paid content (i.e. my podcasts and recommendations).
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What is Maybe Baby’s schedule?
Every Sunday: Fresh essay sent at 9 a.m. (free)
Every Tuesday: Fresh podcast sent at 9 a.m. (paying subs only)
Every Friday: Fresh 15 things + ROTW sent at 12 p.m. (paying subs only)
Last Sunday of the month: Dear Baby sent at 9 a.m. (paying subs only, although free subscribers get a preview)
What are the subscription options?
To read more about what Maybe Baby covers, see my About page.