The Longest Shortest Time

By Hillary Frank and Stitcher

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Kate H
 Dec 4, 2019
I think accepting dirty money from Bayer is a deal breaker. Bayer owns Monsanto, and the ads on the recent shows imply Bayer's work is in sustainable farming. It's hugely harmful to allow such misleading ads. I'm sad to stop subscribing.


 Sep 27, 2019

Gregory
 Jul 21, 2019
Great podcast.


 Mar 6, 2019

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The parenting show for everyone. Created by Hillary Frank; hosted by Andrea Silenzi. A Stitcher Production.


Episode Date
Parents Sometimes Understand
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Let's just say this one's inspired by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. *Note: there is some cursing in this episode — and some talk about the tooth fairy — so you might not want to listen with your kids.* This is the last episode of The Longest Shortest Time! But it isn't really goodbye. Hillary is cooking up something new, probably a project about middle school. To keep in touch with Hillary and find out what's next, sign up for her newsletter and follow her on Instagram and Twitter. All of our episodes, articles, and resources will remain up at longestshortesttime.com. We'll be turning off comments on the website on Jan. 1, 2020, so if you've wanted to leave a comment on an episode, now's the time! This episode is brought to you by Pinna, Bayer Crop Science, andLutron Caseta Smart Lighting.
Dec 18, 2019
Ina May's Guide, Completely Revised and Updated
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The mother of modern midwifery returns to tell you (yes, YOU) that if you didn’t have a “natural birth,” you are not a failure. Heads up, this episode contains discussion of childbirth injuries and traumatic birth. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Third Love, and ThredUP.
Dec 11, 2019
Busy Philipps Works the Postpartum Hollywood System
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Busy Philipps has been working in Hollywood since she was 19 years old. She's always played by the rules when she's had to, but after she had kids, she started making her own rules—at work and at home. This episode contains graphic language and is not suitable for children. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Bayer Crop Science, Rothy's, and Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting.
Dec 04, 2019
We Made You A Mix Tape
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A baby picked up by the police, the joy and terror of kale, and talking birth control in front of your dad. Three little treasures that we’ve been dying to share with you! This episode contains some uncensored curse words. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Pinna, Fetch Rewards (code: LONGSHORT), Teen Counseling, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, and Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting.
Nov 27, 2019
John Hodgman On Being A Villain Without Really Trying
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John Hodgman has made a career out of playing elitist villains on TV. He later realized he's been a villain in real life, too — including, sometimes, to his own children. This episode contains graphic language is not suitable for children. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Bad With Money, Bayer Crop Science, Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting, Teen Counseling, and Pillsbury Crescent Rolls.
Nov 20, 2019
The, Like, Show. Wavy Edition
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Our teen panel is back with more parenting advice! Wanna know when to give your kid a smartphone? Why mumble rap is cool? How to maintain a strong relationship with your child? Molly, Mason, and Quincy have the answers. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Teen Counseling, Third Love, ThredUp, and Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
Nov 13, 2019
It’s A Real Mother, Part 5: Now What?
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Author Brigid Schulte fills us in on the current state of working mom discrimination in the United States. And one brave listener shares a story that might just inspire you to fight for changes at your job. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting, Teen Counseling, Rothy’s, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, and Bayer Crop Science.
Nov 06, 2019
How Raina Telgemeier Got Guts
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Bees, needles, vomit, and atomic bombs—cartoonist Raina Telgemeier was afraid of them ALL. Hear how she learned to manage her fears, and how she became a hero to children around the globe. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Teen Counseling, Bona Floor Cleaners, ThredUP,Fetch Rewards (code: LONGSHORT), and Pillsbury Crescent Rolls.
Oct 30, 2019
The Accidental Gay Parents, 6
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LST faves Trystan and Biff are back! We catch up with them about about parenthood, postpartum bodies, and if there are any more kids in their future. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Bayer Crop Science, Teen Counseling, ThirdLove, Rothy’s, and Bona Floor Cleaners.
Oct 23, 2019
Sperm Series: I Ask a Friend
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In the final episode of our three-part series “The Single Lady’s Guide to Sperm Shopping,” your host Andrea Silenzi prepares to ask a friend to be her sperm donor. How will she decide who to pick? To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Bona Floor Cleaners, Teen Counseling, Third Love, Warby Parker, and Thomas' English Muffins.
Sep 18, 2019
Sperm Series: I Visit a Sperm Bank
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In the second of our three-part series “The Single Lady’s Guide to Sperm Shopping,” your host Andrea Silenzi heads to California Cryobank. Will she find her dream donor? To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Bona Floor Cleaners, Teen Counseling, Rothy's, Thomas' English Muffins, and ThredUp.
Sep 11, 2019
Sperm Series: I Download an App
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In the first of our three-part series “The Single Lady’s Guide to Sperm Shopping,” your host Andrea Silenzi explores an exciting new path towards becoming a single parent. Will she find her sperm donor using… an app? To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Panama City Beach, HelloFresh (code: LONGSHORT80), and Discount Tire.
Sep 04, 2019
An Announcement from Hillary and Andrea
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After 9 amazing years, we’re wrapping the show for good in December. Here’s why.
Aug 29, 2019
Aack! How Cathy Became a Mom
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When cartoonist Cathy Guisewite turned 35, she told her parents she was never getting married and never having a kids. Hear what changed her mind. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Pinna, Teen Counseling, Panama City Beach, Discount Tire, and ThredUp.
Aug 28, 2019
When YouTube Is Your Birth Coach
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When Tia found out she was pregnant, she wasn’t going to let that stop her from traveling abroad… in her third trimester. Hear why her birth story made international news. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Gryphon Home (code: longshort), Panama City Beach, Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting, Third Love, and Teen Counseling.
Aug 21, 2019
Oh, The Places You Shouldn't Go!
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A summer romp through all the wild places a kid’s imagination can take them in nature, perfect for Boxcar Children, Ingalls Wilder-heads, and “My Side of the Mountain” super-fans. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Gryphon Home (code: longshort), Teen Counseling, Rothy's, Panama City Beach, Thomas' English Muffins.
Aug 14, 2019
Breaking Cycles (and Chairs!) with Kulap Vilaysack
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When comedian Kulap Vilaysack decided to resolve questions from her family history, she did it in the most extreme way possible: by directing a documentary about her own life. The film is called Origin Story, and to this day, Kulap’s still not sure if she should have made it. Heads up! This episode contains a discussion about physical and emotional abuse from a parent and miscarriage. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood, Panama City Beach, Teen Counseling, Discount Tire.
Aug 07, 2019
When Mommy Boobs Go Viral
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Jessica Rose Schrody makes parody raps about motherhood beloved by everyone from Viola Davis to Beyoncé’s Mom. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Teen Counseling, Gryphon Home (code: longshort), Rothy's, ThredUp, Panama City Beach.
Jul 31, 2019
Give The Ellises a Sitcom Already
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Devale and Khadeen Ellis have always imagined their lives as a TV show. Specifically, a sitcom about millennial parenting that takes place in gentrified Brooklyn. But instead of waiting for their big shot, the Ellises started sharing their story online.  To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by March of Dimes, ThirdLove, Undeniably Dairy and Teen Counseling. Subscribe to The Ellises incredible new podcast Dead Ass from Stitcher.
Jul 24, 2019
Artificial Wombs, Space Babies and Robot Nurses… Oh My!
2019
What will the future look like for women, families and babies? Futures critic Rose Eveleth believe the future can be more equitable, fun and interesting than we ever dreamed it would be. But, in order to make that real, we have to start talking about it. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Undeniably Dairy, Splendid Table, Betterhelp, Third Love, and Milk.
Jun 19, 2019
I'm Pregnant!
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What does it mean to become a parent when you’re no longer speaking to the parents who raised you? Our producer Jackie Sojico is about to find out ... because she's 7 months pregnant. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Unum (link to download informational pdf), Betterhelp, ThredUP, Undeniably Dairy, and Milk.
Jun 12, 2019
How Will They Know I’m Black?
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Myra Jones-Taylor’s son is black, but it’s a constant struggle to get his peers and teachers to see him that way. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Unum (link to download informational pdf), Milk, HelloFresh (code: LONGSHORT80), Third Love, and Rothy’s.
Jun 05, 2019
Transracial Adoption When You’re a POC
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Listener Soni has always dreamed about adopting, but they never expected the adoption process to be so challenging. Plus, LST’s creator Hillary Frank drops in with an exciting update about a new project she’s working on.  Don’t forget to fill out Hillary Frank’s Ahh, Middle School survey! To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Splendid Table, Bob’s Red Mill, ThredUP.
May 29, 2019
Lactation Muffins, Tape Measure Ponytails and Other Adventures in Adoption
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When Nishta fell in love with her college professor Jill, she knew they were starting a journey without a roadmap. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Milk, Bob’s Red Mill, Pact (code: LONGSHORT), and Rothy’s
May 22, 2019
What My Mother And I Don't Talk About
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This week two different essays about the wounds our moms can leave us with — and what, if anything, can be done to start the healing. Content warning: this week’s episode includes adult language and talks about physical and emotional abuse. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Amaze jr., Bob’s Red Mill, Pact (code: LONGSHORT), Third Love, and Simple Contacts (code: LONGSHORT). Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is here! Many of you are in it. Order it here.
May 15, 2019
Vasectomies! Get Nuts! Go Nads!
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Over the years, we’ve talked a lot about women’s fertility and birth control. But, isn’t it about time we hear what it means when family planning is Dad’s responsibility? To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you byThe Splendid Table, Bob’s Red Mill,ThredUP, Rothy’s, and Pact (code: LONGSHORT) Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is here! Many of you are in it. Order it here.
May 08, 2019
One Mom’s Late-Term Abortion
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Late-term abortions are extremely rare, except for in political rhetoric. We’ll hear the story behind the headlines from a mom who ended her pregnancy at 29 weeks. Content warning: This episode talks about abortion and child loss. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by MilkLife, Bob’s Red Mill (click their link to enter the sweepstakes!), Care/Of (code: LONGSHORT30), Pact (code: LONGSHORT) and Loacker. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is here! Many of you are in it. More info.
May 01, 2019
The Qualities and Characteristics of 7th-Borns
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Robby Hoffman is a comedian, and she is the seventh-born child in her family. She's never met another #7 ... until now.  To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Thomas’s English Muffins, Bona Floor Cleaners, Rothy’s (code: TIME), Third Love, and Pact (code: LONGSHORT) Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is here! Many of you are in it. Order it here.
Apr 24, 2019
The Political Power of Black Motherhood
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Author Dani McClain explains what makes mothering an inherently political act, especially for black women. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Mini Babybel, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls Podcast, ThirdLove, Bona Premium Spray Mop, Sweeping up the Heart by Kevin Henkes and Milk. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is out! Many of you are in it. Get a *signed* copy here.
Mar 20, 2019
Dani Shapiro’s Family Secret
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When a bestselling memoirist took a DNA test on a whim, the results were confusing. But then, her whole life suddenly made sense. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Babybel,Bona Floor Cleaners, Panama City Beach,Milk, and ReserveDirect (code: LONGSHORT) Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is out! Many of you are in it. Get a *signed* copy here.
Mar 13, 2019
Rewriting Your Adoption Story
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When you decide to have a baby, you plan on extending your family. But when Nicole got pregnant, she took that really seriously. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Babybel,Bona Floor Cleaners, Panama City Beach,Mathnasium (or call 877-834-MATH), and By The Book. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is out! Many of you are in it. Get a *signed* copy here.
Mar 06, 2019
Toy Stories
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Toys are these powerful objects that test and tax the caregiving abilities of children and parents alike. Today on the show, an American Girl Doll superfan, Hillary Frank’s husband Jonathan Menjivar saves a life, and an overdue apology for Grandma Bertha. (Heads up, the first half of the show contains adult language.) To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Mini Babybel, TurboTax, Third Love, Milk, and Panama City Beach. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Order it here.
Feb 27, 2019
Baby Shark Attack
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We dive deep into the hit kids song and hopefully come up alive (doo doo doo doo doo doo). To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Leesa (code: LONGSHORT),Babybel, Candid Co (code: LONGSHORT), Mace (code: LONGSHORT) and Hungryroot. Also, Hillary Frank's "Weird Parenting Wins" book is here, and she's heading out on book tour. Visit her website for the latest.
Feb 20, 2019
MILF
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Is MILF a fun shorthand for "sexy mom" or does it tell another story? To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Babybel, Leesa (code: LONGSHORT), Hungryroot, Mace (code: LONGSHORT) and TurboTax Also, Hillary Frank's "Weird Parenting Wins" book is here, and she's heading out on book tour. Visit her website for the latest. Heads up! This episode contains adult language and themes.
Feb 13, 2019
Lucy Knisley Redraws Her Birth Story
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Cartoonist Lucy Knisley couldn’t wait to draw the day her son was born. But how do you draw something if you can’t remember it? Heads up! This episode contains a traumatic birth experience. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Babybel, Leesa (code: LONGSHORT), ThirdLove, and Hungryroot. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Order it here.
Feb 06, 2019
When the Family Band Isn’t Your Thing
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When you're born into a family famous for their musical ties, is joining them a birthright or a curse? Lucy Wainwright Roche and her mom Suzzy Roche join us live in studio. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Mini Babybel, TurboTax, Leesa (code: LONGSHORT), The Real Real (code: REAL) and Moshi Monsters (code: LONGESTSLEEP). Also, Hillary Frank's "Weird Parenting Wins" book is here, and she's heading out on book tour. Visit her website for the latest.
Jan 30, 2019
Weird Parenting Wins FTW
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Our show’s host Andrea Silenzi is talking with LST’s executive producer/creator Hillary Frank today to answer parenting problems using only things Hillary has learned from making her book, Weird Parenting Wins. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you byLeesa (code: LONGSHORT), Mini Babybel, ThirdLove, TurboTax, CandidCo, and Josie & Jonny Are Having A Baby (With You!) Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is out now! Many of you are in it. Order it here.
Jan 23, 2019
Postpartum House Arrest
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After Jessica gave birth to her first child, her own mother sabotaged her plans of postpartum bliss. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Evergreen Tidings From The Baumgartners, Mom And Dad Are Fighting, Candid Co, Grove Collaborative, and ThirdLove.  Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order it here. We're doing our second overnight call-in show! Call 857-626-6561 between midnight and 3am Eastern on 12/25 to tell us about hiding from your in-laws, eating the cookies meant for Santa, or staying up with your screaming newborn...again.
Dec 19, 2018
When Your Uterus Wants Out
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A woman finds she can’t become a mom without a hysterectomy. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Babeth’s Feast, Kiwi Co, Grove Collaborative, Care.com, Simple Contacts (code: LONGSHORT20) Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
Dec 12, 2018
Must Love Fish
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When Geneva was looking for her future partner, she made a list of 37 things she wanted. Number one was Native. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Parabo Press (code: SHORT), Pyure, ThirdLove, Grove Collaborative, andSunbasket. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here. In this episode, we used an excerpt from RWC flash mob Maori Haka by YouTube user kash1n21 under a Creative Commons license.
Dec 05, 2018
The Polycule
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Have you ever wondered how polyamorous parents do their thing? Turns out it’s not just about sex?! To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Pyure, Allstate, Babeth’s Feast (code: LONGSHORT18),  Grove Collaborative  and Kiwi Co Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
Nov 28, 2018
Mom, Can I Wait in the Car?
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Six years ago, Kim Brooks was home visiting her folks in Virginia… when she made a split-second decision that got her in serious trouble with the law. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Pyure, Allstate, Babeth’s Feast (code: LONGSHORT18), Grove Collaborative and Kiwi Co. Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
Nov 21, 2018
Stuff We Love
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Stories about family are some of the richest, most riveting stories that you can tell. We invited three panelists to our studio to talk about their favorite TV shows, movies, and books about and for families. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Allstate, Pyure, Talkspace (code: TIME), Third Love, Care.com Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order it here.
Nov 14, 2018
When Moms Run for Office
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Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy shares what it was like to run for office in 2016... while pregnant with twins! Plus, what happens when we elect more moms to public office? To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here. This episode is brought to you by Harper Collins Children's Books Horse Meets Dog, Allstate, Simple Contacts (code: LONGSHORT20), Kiwi Co, and Grove Collaborative. Plus, Undeniably Dairy. In a special interview segment, we'll get to know cow nutritionist Rosemarie Zimbelman. Head to UndeniablyDairy.org/devoted to learn more.
Nov 07, 2018
Scared Sh!tless
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For our Halloween special, stories about when parenthood isn’t all poops and giggles. Sometimes it’s just a lot of poop. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here. This episode is brought to you by Allstate, Kiwi Co, Babeth’s Feast (code: LONGSHORT18), Care.com, and Ulta Beauty. Plus, Undeniably Dairy. In a special interview segment, we'll get to know cow nutritionist Rosemarie Zimbelman. Head to UndeniablyDairy.org/devoted to learn more.
Oct 31, 2018
You Up?
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Your 3am bedside companion--literally! In this episode, we open up our phone lines in the middle of the night to hear what’s keeping you all awake. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Allstate, Vamousse, Third Love, Talkspace (code: Time) and Ulta Beauty. Plus, Undeniably Dairy. In a special interview segment, we'll get to know cow nutritionist Rosemarie Zimbelman. Head to UndeniablyDairy.org/devoted to learn more.
Oct 24, 2018
The, Like, Show: Deadass Edition
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Talking to teenagers is different from talking to grown-ups. We wanted to know: what advice they would give to parents? We convened a panel of three teens to find out! To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Allstate, NBC’s I Feel Bad, Sun Basket, ThirdLove, Calm. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
Sep 19, 2018
Wanna Peek Inside Our Inbox?
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The rumors are true… we have the best listeners! Andrea and Jackie share some favorite emails and comments. Plus, an update from Hillary. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Coffee and Crayons podcast, WGU,Kiwi Co, Care.com and Burrow. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
Sep 12, 2018
Child-Free… With Children
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Even though Glynnis MacNicol doesn't have kids of her own, her life is far from child-free. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by WGU, Raised by TV, Sunbasket, ThirdLove, and Kiwi Co. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
Sep 05, 2018
Kidtrepreneurs
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Kids today have the chance to become real entrepreneurs and sell to the masses thanks to the internet. We’re going to explore who some of these kids are, what they’re selling, and how they become successful. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Google Play, WGU, Land’s End (code: SCHOOL40), Kind Snacks (code: LONGSHORT), Grove Collaborative Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
Aug 29, 2018
Becoming a Single Dad While Trans
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The thing CJ Kemal wants most in life? To be a dad. But when you’re trans and single, it’s hard to know where to start. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Google Play, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Land’s End (code: SCHOOL40), Care.com, and Burrow (code: LONGSHORT75). Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
Aug 22, 2018
Parenting In The Animal Kingdom
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We’ve been thinking, there’s so much parenting media out there, but it's pretty species-ist, right? It’s all about how to get your human baby to eat, how to get your human kid to take a bath. We wanted to know: is there anything we can learn from the ways animals take care of their kids that we can take back to our human families? To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by This episode is brought to you by Google Play, WGU, Sunbasket, ThirdLove, Grove Collaborative. Use the links here for a special discount.
Aug 15, 2018
Does Family Size Matter?
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As an only child, KJ Dell’Antonia always wanted a big happy family… but once she got one, she found out the “happy” part doesn’t come standard. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Coffee and Crayons, Google Play, Lands’ End (code: SCHOOL40), Honest Tea, and Kind Snacks (code: LONGSHORT). Use the links here for a special discount.
Aug 08, 2018
Welcome Home! Meet the Mongoose
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When 9-year-old Meera was adopted from Korea, there were lots of new things that would take some getting used to… starting with her new mom’s exotic pet. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Google Play, Honest Tea, Grove Collaborative, Burrow (code: LONGSHORT75), and Land’s End (code: SCHOOL40). Use the links here for a special discount.
Aug 01, 2018
Dear Mister Rogers
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When Ben was a kid, his mom helped him write an innocent letter to his favorite television friend. The reply took Ben by surprise, and changed the way they thought of his hero forever. Tune in for stories of how Fred Rogers left a mark, and why his words still resonate. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Google Play, Mom & Dad Are Fighting, Third Love, Care.com, Sun Basket Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
Jul 25, 2018
The 36 Questions to Ask Your Partner Before Having Kids
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Stephanie never wanted kids.... but then she met Joey. Tune in to hear them answer a series of questions intended to help them determine if they want a future as parents together. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Ladder, PottyMD (code: LONGSHORT), SAS Footwear (code: LONGSHORT), ThirdLove and Sun Basket. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
Jun 20, 2018
When Al Letson Met His Sons
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When Al Letson was 23, he found out he was the father to a 6-year-old boy he’d never met. Years later, another son entered his life, and this one was white. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Ladder, Circle Round, Fully, Care/Of (code: LONGSHORT) and SAS Shoes (code: LONGSHORT) Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
Jun 13, 2018
How to Hear a Smile
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When Kristen's son was 5 weeks old, she got an email from BabyCenter saying that all of her hard work would soon be repaid: she'd get to see her baby's first smile. Problem is, Kristen can't see. Tune in to hear Kristen's creative solution to seeing a smile through blindness. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by the CDC's Child Development Milestone App, SAS Shoes (code: LONGSHORT), Third Love and StoryWorth. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
Jun 06, 2018
Cecile Richards on Troublemaker Moms
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Cecile Richards, former head of Planned Parenthood, is a troublemaker -- a quality she got from her mom, Ann Richards, who went from frustrated housewife to firecracker governor of Texas. Cecile talks about watching that transformation, and how Ann's legacy is living on in the record number of women and moms running for office. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. Splendid Table, Stitcher Premium, Sun Basket, SAS Shoes (code: LONGSHORT) and Thomas’ English Muffins. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
May 30, 2018
Imaginary Friends & Grown-ups
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The imaginary friends you have when you’re little can be great practice for dealing with very real hard stuff as a grown-up. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Fully, Brains On, Thomas’ English Muffins, and SAS Shoes (code: LONGSHORT). Use the links and codes here for a special discount. Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Pre-order here.
May 23, 2018
Imaginary Friends & Kids
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A glimpse into the weird, fun, and often dark world of imaginary companions. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. This episode is brought to you by March of Dimes, SAS Footwear (code: LONGSHORT), Thomas' English Muffins, Casper and ThirdLove.
May 16, 2018
A Killer Story
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For our special Mother’s Day episode, poet and writer Rachel Zucker explores her complex relationship with her mom, Diane Wolkstein. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram. Thomas’ English Muffins, Marc’s Mission: Way of the Warrior Kid from Macmillan Kids, Mabel’s Labels (code: TIME20), and 1-800-Flowers  (code: LONGSHORT). Still need a gift for Mother’s Day? Everything in our shop is 30% off, now thru Mother’s Day. (Proceeds support our show!) Use promo code MOM.
May 09, 2018
Black Lives Matter for Middle Schoolers
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In the novel Ghost Boys, a twelve-year-old unarmed black boy is shot by a white police officer. Jewell Parker Rhodes talks about why she wrote this story for middle schoolers, and why she's counting on them to advance racial justice. To win a signed copy of Jewell's book, visit LST's Instagram and look for the post with the Ghost Boys book cover! Join the conversation at longestshortesttime.com. You can also sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Our sponsors for this episode are Juice Beauty (code: LONGSHORT20), Thomas’ English Muffins, Care.com, Mabel’s Labels (code:TIME20), and 1-800-Flowers (code: LONGSHORT). Use these links and promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
May 02, 2018
Car Births, Call-In Style
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When you’re expecting a baby, it’s common to take some time to write out a birth plan. (Well, more like birth wishes.) But you know what no one ever plans for? Giving birth in their car. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Our sponsors for this episode are Juice Beauty (code: LONGSHORT20), Thomas’ Original Nooks & Crannies English Muffins, Sun Basket, Third Love and Care.com. Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
Apr 25, 2018
The Scary, Beautiful Teenage Brain
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Why would a sweet kid from Minnesota try to join ISIS? Reporter Dina Temple-Raston fills us in on the complexities of the teenage brain, with help from pizza and poetry. Plus: "What's Up with Hillary?" - Nor'easter Edition. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer, Acer, (click “Store”, code: LONGEST), Juice Beauty (code: LONGSHORT20), Third Love, and Burrow (code: LONGSHORT).
Mar 21, 2018
Forget Childbirth
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For generations, women elected to forget the pain of childbirth with help from powerful drugs called twilight sleep. Author Randi Hutter Epstein helps us shed light on an (intentionally) forgotten history. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer, Life on the Fast Track podcast, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Juice Beauty (code: LONGSHORT20), Molekule (code: LONGSHORT), Simple Contacts (code: LONGSHORT). Use the links and codes here for a special discount.
Mar 14, 2018
Let's Get Unladylike
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Andrea talks to Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin, hosts of the fabulous Unladylike podcast, about abortion, nannies, and counting your eggs before they’re… inseminated. Plus, how to speak up, vocal fry and all. You can subscribe to Unladylike right here! To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer, Ladder, RXBAR Kids (code: TIME), Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, and Casper. Use the links and codes here for a special discount.
Mar 07, 2018
Sperm Shopping by Color
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When Rosa and her wife started seeking a sperm donor, they were surprised by the complexity of the questions they faced — from “What kind of racial identity matters to us?” to “Should we buy in bulk?” To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by GoGo SqueeZ, Life on the Fast Track podcast, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Sun BasketandThird Love.
Feb 28, 2018
The Sisterhood of "Donor Don"
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Sister wives, a fertility cult, and New Kids on the Block: A listener initiates us into the strange world of sperm donation. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Today, Explained (a new podcast from Vox), Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer, NurturMe (code: LONGSHORT), GoGo squeeZ, and Care.com. Use the links and codes here for a special discount.
Feb 21, 2018
I'll Be Watching You
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NY Times tech writer Farhad Manjoo is on a quest to capture his kids’ important childhood moments… by installing around-the-clock cameras all over their home. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Life on the Fast Track podcast, Nurtur Me (code: LONGSHORT), GoGo SqueeZ, Health IQ, and Third Love. Use the links and codes here for a special discount.
Feb 14, 2018
His Id Speaks English
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Research shows that kids who learn languages early have lots of advantages. This week, a dad who speaks five languages makes the case for teaching his kid only one. English. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by GoGo SqueeZ, Life on the Fast Track podcast, Burrow (code: LONGSHORT), Health IQ, and Ladder. Use the links and codes here for a special discount.
Feb 07, 2018
Choose Your Own Mom-venture
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This week, Andrea’s opening up. A lot. She’ll be sharing the plan she’s always had for becoming a mom, and why she’s just realizing now… there might be another adventure in store for her. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Astroglide, Ladder Life, Third Love, and Sun Basket. Use the links here for a special discount.
Jan 31, 2018
The Handoff
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Have you heard? We've got a new host. We get to know the fabulous Andrea Silenzi, with help from some very important people in Hillary's life. There'll be skunks and warts and singing and... just listen. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Astroglide, Ladder Life, Third Love, Care.com and Sun Basket. Use the links here for a special discount.
Jan 24, 2018
BONUS: Katie Couric and Sheryl Sandberg on Living Option B
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We'll be back on January 24th with a brand new season of LST! But to tide you over, here's an episode from Katie Couric's podcast. She talks to her friend Sheryl Sandberg, of Lean In fame, about finding joy after the sudden death of Sheryl's husband, Dave. Listen to more of Katie Couric's podcast here.
Dec 20, 2017
Awkward Adventures in Infertility
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Silvija Ozols and John Murray, the creators of Infertile: A Sketch Comedy Show, tell us what it was like to take one of the most vulnerable experiences of their lives, reenact it onstage, and invite people to come and laugh at it. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by littleBits, Spice Islands, Boomerang, Third Love, Little Passports, and ICON Undies (code: LONGEST). Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
Dec 13, 2017
The Parents' Guide to Affairs with Esther Perel
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Couples therapist Esther Perel talks about why people cheat, even when kids are in the picture. Or, sometimes, *because* kids are in the picture. Plus, some practical tools for handling an affair -- and preventing one from happening in the first place. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Spice Islands, littleBits, Third Love, Casper Mattresses, and Little Passports. Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
Dec 06, 2017
It's a Real Mother, Part 4: Leave
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Lots of American moms desperately need access to paid parental leave, and can’t get it. Meanwhile, lots of dads can -- and don’t use it. We look at one surprising approach to closing that gap. (Hint: velour track suits.) See our video and find out how you can help at itsarealmother.com. And share YOUR stories using #itsarealmother. This episode is brought to you by Spice Islands, Fracture (code: TIME15), Little Passports, and Third Love. Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
Nov 29, 2017
The Accidental Gay Parents, 5 (UPDATE)
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Audience faves Trystan and Biff’s new baby was born in July! We get an update from these Accidental-On-Purpose-Gay-Parents about life with baby Leo, and how the whole family’s adjusting. Plus, some big news from LST (cue the award music…)! To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by littleBits, Sonos (code: TIME10), Little Passports, Spice Islands, and Fracture (code: TIME15). Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
Nov 22, 2017
BONUS: Pentagram's Michael Bierut on #ItsARealMother
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Our #ItsARealMother campaign was made by Pentagram, the world's largest independent design firm. Mastermind Michael Bierut tells us why he wanted to work on the project, bad ideas along the way, and how the series is making him rethink his own approach as a boss. See our video and find out how you can help at itsarealmother.com. And share YOUR stories using #itsarealmother.
Nov 20, 2017
It's A Real Mother, Part 3: The Cliff
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Hillary tells her own story about becoming a working mom, and the career cliff she faced as a result. Then, we travel to a company that’s flipping the ideal American workplace totally upside down... by inviting screaming, pooping infants into the office. See our video and find out how you can help at itsarealmother.com. And share YOUR stories using #itsarealmother. This episode is brought to you by Sonos (code: TIME10), Spice Islands, Fracture (code: TIME15), Little Passports, and littleBits.
Nov 15, 2017
It's A Real Mother, Part 2: Ideal Worker
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Why do stock images of working moms look frazzled, while stock images of working dads just look like... guys at work? Author Brigid Schulte gets to the heart of why discrimination against working moms is so deeply embedded in our culture—and what we can do to change it. See our video and find out how you can help at itsarealmother.com. And share YOUR stories using #itsarealmother. This episode is brought to you by Icon Undies (code: LONGEST), littleBits, Thirdlove and Sunbasket. Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
Nov 08, 2017
It's A Real Mother, Part 1: Governor Mom
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Discrimination against mothers in the workplace is illegal but it still happens every day. We launch our four-part series, It’s A Real Mother, with YOUR stories of discrimination. Plus, we meet a mom who faced discrimination from... the entire country. See our video and find out how you can help at itsarealmother.com. And share YOUR stories using #itsarealmother. This episode is brought to you by Icon Undies (code: LONGEST), Spice Islands, littleBits and Fracture.
Nov 01, 2017
Zombies, Caillou, and Other Creepy Things
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In Honor of Halloween, Hillary’s bringing her husband Jonathan out of the shadows for his LST debut! They’ll be talking about a few of the spooky things they never saw coming as parents. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Icon Undies (code: LONGEST), Third Love, Fracture and Spice Islands.
Oct 25, 2017
Bonus: Kidcast Sampler
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Our show is mainly for grownup ears... but there are a bunch of great podcasts out there just for kids! Our friends at NPR rounded up a few of their faves. Grab your kid and check them out in this sampler episode! Featured podcasts: Story Pirates, Wow in the World, Eleanor Amplified, Brains On, But Why, Circle Round, and Tumble
Oct 24, 2017
A Is For Afrocentric
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Choosing a preschool can feel high-stakes, especially when you add culture to the mix. We talk to co-host of The Nod, Eric Eddings, and his wife Carla, as they decide whether to send their two-year-old to an Afrocentric school. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Icon Undies (code: LONGEST), Spice Islands, Color and Texture.
Oct 18, 2017
W. Kamau Bell Meets The Daughter Of The Dragon
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Comedian W. Kamau Bell has been geeking out about kung-fu legend Bruce Lee since he was a teenager. Today, he guest hosts and sits down with someone even more dedicated to the cultural icon… Bruce’s daughter, Shannon Lee. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Sun Basket, Third Love, Of a Kind (code: LONGSHORT), Fracture, Little Passports (code: LONGSHORT), and Casper Mattresses.
Oct 11, 2017
LST Presents: Your Mom's Food
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Our friends at The Sporkful have a new series about the complications of trying to pass culture to your kids through food. We’re bringing you one story from that series about Korean adoptees.
Sep 20, 2017
Bubble Boy
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Gregory Warner and Sana Krasikov have traveled all over the world. Now, they have to help their five-year-old son Joseph adjust to an exotic, foreign culture: his American kindergarten classroom. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Third Love, Spice Islands, and RXBAR (code: TIME). Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
Sep 13, 2017
Shpitzle's Secret
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Frieda Vizel spent her childhood imagining the world outside of her devout religious community. It wasn’t until she finally left, with her five-year-old son Seth, that she realized she would need to reimagine everything all over again. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram. This episode is brought to you by GoGo SqueeZ, Spice Islands, Little Passports (code: LONGSHORT), Thrive Market, Fracture (mention LST in their one-question survey), and Epic! (code: LONGSHORT). Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
Sep 06, 2017
White Guilt and Other Crazy Sh*t
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This week we are continuing our conversation on how to talk to kids about race and racism, especially when you’re uncomfortable talking about it with grown ups. Writer Eula Biss joins us to help us unpack the complicated forces inside our heads that hold us back. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by GoGoSqueeze, Spice Islands, Sun Basket, LovePop and Boomerang (code: LONGEST).
Aug 30, 2017
How To Make A Fella Feel Relaxed
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That… and other lessons of American Sex Ed. An actual historian walks us through the decades. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This episode is brought to you by GoGo SqueeZ, Thirdlove, Icon Undies (code: LONGEST) and Texture. Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
Aug 23, 2017
Alex and the Oracular Lamb
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Alex was itching to ask her partner Ben a big, scary question. To muster some courage, she turned to an unexpected ally: a tiny stuffed lamb that can see the future. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram. This episode is brought to you by Spice Islands, Casper Mattresses (code: LONGSHORT), GoGo SqueeZ, and Thrive Market. Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
Aug 16, 2017
Genetic Future-Telling
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Thanks to genetic technology, you can know if your child has an increased risk for disease before they are even born. But is more information always a good thing? Writer Bonnie Rochman walks us through the complicated decisions parents face when they get a glimpse of their offspring's genetic future. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   This episode is brought to you by GoGoSqueeze, Thirdlove, Fracture and Little Passports (code: LONGSHORT).
Aug 09, 2017
Parent Spies
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Stories of two parents who spy on their kids -- one on purpose, the other by accident. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  This episode is brought to you by GoGoSqueeze, Sunbasket, SquarePanda (Code: LONGSHORT), and Texture. Use the promo codes at checkout for a special discount.
Aug 02, 2017
My Dad Was My First Oprah
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When she was growing up, writer Ashley C. Ford’s dad showered her with praise, through nearly 100 letters. Which he sent from prison. In this episode, Ashley talks about idealizing her incarcerated father -- and what happened when she learned the truth about his crime.  To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  This episode is brought to you by GoGoSqueeze, Thirdlove, Thrive Market and SquarePanda (code: LONGSHORT)
Jul 26, 2017
Casey Wilson, Jessi Klein and a Dinosaur Dick-Punching a Bear
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Two funny moms walk into a hot, foam-lined room; bonding over epidurals, antidepressants, and baby boy apparel ensues. Actress Casey Wilson guest hosts and digs in deep with her pal, comedy writer Jessi Klein. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  This episode is brought to you by Peanut.io, GoGoSqueeze, Fracture (code: SUMMERSALE), Honest Tea and RXBAR (code: LONGSHORT).
Jul 19, 2017
Win!
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LST editor Peter Clowney joins Hillary in the studio to help break some exciting news. Plus: John Moe, host of The Hilarious World of Depression, tells the story of a tiny furry friend… and a BIG moral dilemma. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Peanut.io, Sun Basket, Little Passports, and Third Love.
Jul 12, 2017
Katz In The Cradle
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Matt Katz is known for his fearless reporting on New Jersey governor Chris Christie. But when it comes to telling his 5-year-old daughter the truth about his dad... well, that freaks him out. In today’s show, he does exactly that. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Third Love, Peanut.io, BarkBox, and Little Passports.
Jun 14, 2017
When "I Do" Makes You A Parent, Too
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Forget evil stepmothers and The Brady Bunch; it's time for a more realistic view of stepparents. Join us for a roundtable discussion with three parents in blended families, on what it’s like when kids come to you because of who you’re dating. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Detour, Thirdlove, Casper and Sunbasket.
Jun 07, 2017
The Accidental Gay Parents, 5
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Audience faves Trystan and Biff are back… and they’re having a baby! We talk about what it’s like to be a pregnant man, and to share that news with your parents, your children, and the world. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Amazon Kindle, Sock Fancy, Away Travel, Detour, and BarkBox.
May 31, 2017
When Mom Says Oy! And Dad Says ¡Ay!
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What traditions should you pass down to your kids when you and your partner come from completely different cultures? And why does keeping those rituals alive even matter? The Mash-Up Americans help us navigate family life in hyphenated America. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Halo Top, SockFancy, Fracture, Sun Basket, and Detour.
May 24, 2017
The Weird History of Judgy Parenting
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Nicholas Day wanted to know why he felt like a failure when he gave his kid a pacifier. The answer took him down a rabbit hole into the bizarre, hilarious, and strangely relatable history of parenting babies. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Amazon Kindle, StoryWorth, Third Love, and Little Passports.
May 17, 2017
Surprise!
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For some people, parenthood takes a lot of planning; for others… it just sorta sneaks up on them. This week, one woman's unexpected path to motherhood. Including a long-distance romance, a mysterious illness, and mind-controlling toddlers. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Halo Top, ButcherBox, 1-800 Flowers, Sun Basket, and Care.com.
May 10, 2017
Family Jam
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It doesn’t matter if you play Americana, hip hop, or death metal—everybody comes from a family of some kind. Hrishikesh Hirway, creator of the podcast Song Exploder, reveals the hidden parenting stories behind some of your favorite popular songs. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Fracture, ButcherBox, Jet.com, Third Love, and 1-800-Flowers.com
May 03, 2017
Eggs Over Freezy
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What to do when your biological clock is ticking, and the closest you’ve gotten to parenthood is caring for an elderly chihuahua? One option: egg freezing. We follow a woman through the process to find out if it's everything it's, uh, cracked up to be. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Squarespace, Warby Parker, 1-800 Flowers and Third Love.
Apr 26, 2017
Single, Female, Seeking Baby Daddy
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Andrea Silenzi, host of the podcast Why Oh Why, is single, living in New York, and... looking for a man to be the father of her child. Which is tricky to bring up on a first date. So she did what any girl would do: she organized an aspiring dads focus group. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Vote for The Longest Shortest Time in the Webbys People's Voice Awards: goo.gl/K0fOZf This episode is brought to you by Hills Brothers Hot Cocoa, Halo Top Creamery, 1-800-Flowers.com, Fracture, and LOLA.
Apr 19, 2017
All The Feels With Rob Huebel
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Actor and comedian Rob Huebel talks about sneaking onto airplanes, why he doesn't share a bed with his wife, and what it was like to have their daughter live in the hospital for her first 117 days. And! The best placed fart noise ever. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Squarespace, Kopari, Little Passports, and Third Love. Vote for The Longest Shortest Time in the Webbys People's Voice Awards: goo.gl/K0fOZf
Apr 12, 2017
Coming of Age with Down Syndrome
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The day Sophie got her period, there were phone calls and high-fives all around. Sophie was psyched. But her mom, author Amy Silverman, felt torn. What does it mean to have a daughter with a grown-up body, and a mind that doesn't quite match? To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Aeroflow, Crane & Canopy, Sun Basket, Care.com, and Kopari
Mar 15, 2017
How To Not (Accidentally) Raise A Racist
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What's the best way for white parents to talk to their kids about race? We called in Dr. Brigitte Vittrup, who studies children's racial attitudes, to help us out—and to answer questions about cringeworthy moments with your own kids. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Total Wireless, Squarespace, Sun Basket and Kopari.
Mar 08, 2017
The Scarlet A (UPDATE)
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Dr. Pratima Gupta is a mom with the rare job combo of both delivering babies and terminating pregnancies. And in the year since we last talked to her, her job description has gotten even more interesting! To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Total Wireless, Squarespace, Sun Basket and Kopari.
Mar 01, 2017
Babymaking While Queer
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It's roundtable time! Two couples talk about family planning as queer people of color. And how their own parents and cultural backgrounds inform their decisions. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed, Squarespace, Yogi Teas, and Wunder Capital.
Feb 22, 2017
The Fun and the Chaos, 2
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What do you do when you realize you're more like your parents than you want to be? Hillary's friend Kirsten tackles the problem head-on. The 2nd in a two-parter. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed, Aeroflow Breastpumps, Third Love, Yogi Teas, and Wunder Capital.
Feb 15, 2017
The Fun and the Chaos, 1
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Hillary's pal Kirsten gets a lot of her magic from her dad. But she inherited some less-fun things from him, too. The first in a two-parter on the stuff our parents pass down to us. To join the conversation go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Third Love, Squarespace, Casper Mattresses, Yogi Teas, and 1-800 Flowers.
Feb 08, 2017
Kids Ask Negin Farsad Unanswerable Questions
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Comedian Negin Farsad on esoteric allergies, the power of fire hydrants, and growing up Muslim ... all in this edition of Kids' Unanswerable Questions. To find kid-friendly versions and join the conversation go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed, The Mysterious Secrets Of Uncle Bertie's Botanarium, Yogi Teas, and 1-800 Flowers.
Feb 01, 2017
Risky Birth-ness
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When you give birth by cesarean, doctors are required to warn you of the risks. But not so with vaginal delivery. Hillary interviews Kiera Butler about her recent article in Mother Jones on the risks of vaginal birth and why we should be talking about them more. To join the conversation go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Squarespace, Thirdlove, Yogi Teas, 1-800 Flowers and Tweed Wolf.
Jan 25, 2017
More Boobs
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Last week: boobs gone awry. This week: boobs gone just how you'd expect. But that's kinda the problem. Abigail Keel has the story. To join the conversation go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Aeroflow Breastpumps, Madison Reed, Yogi Teas, Sunbasket, and Tweed Wolf.
Jan 18, 2017
Boobs
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Back in September we did a callout asking for boob stories, and got a ton of responses. So this week, we’re bringing you stories about boobs. Two of them! Because, duh—boobs come in pairs. To join the conversation go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Third Love, Squarespace, Yogi Teas, Howl, and Tweed Wolf.
Jan 11, 2017
The New You, It'll Do (UPDATE)
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Parenthood changes people. Beauty guru Jane Marie gives tips on how to (mostly) accept the new you. Plus, an exciting update with a mom whose post-baby change prevented her from singing karaoke. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Aeroflow Breastpumps, Third Love, Olive & Cocoa, Toca TV, and Yogi Teas.
Dec 14, 2016
When You Tell
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Zoe Zolbrod grew up with a secret. Now, after 4 decades, she's sharing it with the world. In this episode, find out how telling her secret has shaped the way Zoe sees herself as a mother and daughter. To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Third Love, Seedling, Olive & Cocoa, Aeroflow Breastpumps and Little Passports.
Dec 07, 2016
Uterus + Sperm + Uterus
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We pick up where we left off with Kiely, Jenna, and their sperm donor Dominick. This time it's Jenna's turn to get pregnant. And, unlike last time, things do not go according to plan. To join the conversation, go to www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Third Love, Paper Culture, Olive & Cocoa, Toca TV and Little Passports.
Nov 30, 2016
Uterus + Sperm
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How do you make a baby when you’ve got a uterus and your partner does, too? We hear how one family did it, in this two-parter. And how some of their plans…don’t go according to plan. To join the conversation, go to www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Fracture, Paper Culture, Olive & Cocoa, Eloquii and Yogi Tea.
Nov 23, 2016
Real Teens, REAL Babies
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Breaking *robot baby* news! Join us as we try to make sense of a study that sheds some shocking light on our This American Life collab from 2 years ago. To join the conversation, go to www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Fracture, Little Passports, Paper Culture, Olive & Cocoa, and Jo-Ann Fabric.
Nov 16, 2016
W. Kamau Bell Asks His Mom About Sex (UPDATE)
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For most of his life, comedian W. Kamau Bell assumed his single mom never had sex after she made him. Today, he gets the real story. Since this episode originally aired, it won an award! In this update, we ask Kamau what it’s like to have a public sex talk with your mom. To join the conversation, go to www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Little Passports, Paper Culture, Olive & Cocoa, and Thirdlove.
Nov 09, 2016
Kids' Election Questions
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Comedians Hari Kondabolu and W. Kamau Bell attempt to answer YOUR kids' questions about the 2016 US presidential election. To join the conversation, go to www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Little Passports, Primary Children's Apparel, Crane & Canopy , Yogi Tea, and Jo-Ann Fabric.
Nov 02, 2016
Is 100 That Exciting?
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In honor of our 100th episode, producer Abigail Keel talks to some centenarians about the good and the bad of 100. To join the conversation, go to www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is brought to you by Thirdlove, Uniqlo, Olive & Cocoa and Crane & Canopy.
Oct 26, 2016
When Grace Lin Realized She Was Chinese
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When Grace Lin was a kid, she hated being Chinese. In this interview, the Newbery-award-winning author talks about how a handful of boring books and an inquisitive Italian helped her to embrace her parents' culture. To join the conversation, go to www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Bark Technologies, Yogi Tea, Fracture, Olive & Cocoa, and Little Passports.
Oct 19, 2016
Casey Wilson on Mothering Without a Mother
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Actress and comedian Casey Wilson's mom died before Casey made it on TV, got married, and had a kid. Casey talks about the long, messy process of grieving her mom's sudden death, and what it's like to parent without a mother of your own. To join the conversation, go to: www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Third Love, Tweed Wolf, Warby Parker, Fracture, Olive & Cocoa, and Bumby Box.
Oct 12, 2016
Behind the Scenes at LST with Peter Clowney
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Get a peek behind the scenes at LST, as our editor Peter Clowney challenges Hillary to describe a smell better and asks a very important question about Terry Gross's cat. Plus an oddly specific request for YOUR stories! To join the conversation, go to: www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Material Wrld, Fracture, Little Passports, Chatbooks and The Great Courses Plus.
Sep 21, 2016
The Parents' Guide to Doing It with Esther Perel
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How do you keep the fire alive? Can motherhood awaken your inner lesbian? Couples therapist and author Esther Perel answers YOUR sex advice questions. To join the conversation, go to: www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Material Wrld, Fracture, The Great Courses Plus, Thirdlove and Horizon Organics.
Sep 14, 2016
The True History of a Child Chef & His Mom
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Judah is 12. He makes a mean beef wellington. Hear how he became a child chef, and how his mom had him when she was just a kid herself. To join the conversation, go to: www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Kiwi Crate, The Great Courses Plus, Chatbooks, Thirdlove and Horizon Organics.
Sep 07, 2016
Raising A Transgender Child
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Marlo Mack from the wonderful "How to Be a Girl" podcast joins us to talk about raising a girl who seems to have the body of a boy ... and what a girl even is in the first place. To join the conversation, go to: www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Kiwi Crate, Hooked on Phonics, Chatbooks, Thirdlove and Horizon Organics.
Aug 24, 2016
Anna Sale on Becoming a Mom
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Death, Sex & Money host Anna Sale on her parents, her baby, a trampoline, and potato chips. To join the conversation, go to www.longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Havenly, Hooked on Phonics, The Great Courses Plus, Thirdlove and Horizon Organics!
Aug 17, 2016
LST Presents Father Time with Jamie Kaler
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Please enjoy this episode of Howl's Father Time, featuring Hillary's middle school rockstar crush, Richard Marx! To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Havenly, Hooked on Phonics, The Great Courses Plus, Thirdlove and Horizon Organics!
Aug 10, 2016
I Ate My Placenta for My Best Friend
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When you're lucky enough to have a best friend, you'd do anything for them. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Horizon Organic, Hooked on Phonics, Kiwi Crate, The Great Courses Plus, and Thirdlove.
Aug 03, 2016
A Childless Man Makes Edible Placenta
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Radiolab's Latif Nasser learns how to turn a placenta into pills, and why it’s become a trend for new moms to consume this organ. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Horizon Organic, Hooked on Phonics, Havenly, Icon Undies, Bumby Box, and Thirdlove.
Jul 27, 2016
When Katie Couric Became A Single Mom
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Katie Couric had her dream job, her dream husband. After he died of colon cancer, Katie was left to raise their two girls young girls on her own—all while interviewing our nation's most famous and infamous figures. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Havenly, Hooked on Phonics, Icon Undies, Bumby Box, and Zappos.
Jul 20, 2016
W. Kamau Bell Asks His Mom About Sex
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For most of his life, comedian W. Kamau Bell assumed his single mom never had sex after she made him. Today, he gets the real story. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Hooked on Phonics, Alarm.com, Icon Undies, Fit Organic, and Zappos.
Jul 13, 2016
The Mortality of Motherhood
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We check back in with NPR's Kelly McEvers on what it's been like to readjust to American life with her 7-year-old, after a long stint as a Middle East correspondent. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Age of Learning, Ibotta, AT&T Digital Life, Owlet, and Icon Undies.
Jun 14, 2016
The Secret Life of a Deaf Superhero
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Cece Bell lost her hearing at age four. In this interview, the Newbery-award-winning author and illustrator talks about how she's used her hearing aid for good ... and evil. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Owlet, Third Love, AT&T Digital Life, Little Passports, and Fracture.
Jun 08, 2016
Dispatches from Black Motherhood
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Anthonia Akitunde went looking for websites about Black working moms that broke stereotypes. She came up empty. So she started her own. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Amazon Kindle, Owlet, Icon Undies, and Alarm.com
Jun 01, 2016
My Best Friend's Baby
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Two friends try to figure out how to stay friends after one of them has a baby. The one without the baby hatches a secret plan. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Third Love, Amazon Kindle, AT&T Digital Life, and Age of Learning.
May 25, 2016
How to Parent Like a Clown
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A clown reveals the secrets of how to trick your kids out of tantrums. Plus, the magical power of farts.
May 17, 2016
There's No Place That's Home
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In this update, Wicked makeup artist Christina Tracey talks about settling down after two decades on the road. Plus her recent relapses.
May 10, 2016
The Accidental Gay Parents, 4
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We pick up where we left off with Trystan and Biff, and their passive-aggressive standoff.To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com! This episode is sponsored by Universal Yums, Third Love, 1-800-Flowers, Alarm.com, and Fracture.
May 04, 2016
The Accidental Gay Parents, 3
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Audience faves The Accidental Gay Parents return. This time Trystan is pregnant. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Apr 27, 2016
Terry Gross on Not Having Kids
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Public radio icon Terry Gross talks about why she chose to never have children. And her recurring nightmare about a baby. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Apr 20, 2016
Lauren Lapkus Answers Kids' Unanswerable Questions
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Lauren Lapkus fields questions about unicorns, poop, and a well-kept secret about Darth Vader. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Apr 12, 2016
62. The Accidental Gay Parents, 2
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The "accidental gay parents" return. This time with John's side of the story. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Apr 06, 2016
60. The Accidental Gay Parents
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One weekend Trystan and his boyfriend were clubbing in Vegas; the next they were steeped in diapers and Legos. The story of how two twenty-somethings became parents. Overnight. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Mar 30, 2016
59. Mama Don't Understand
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A game of got-yer-nose turns racial and a 6-year-old raps to her white mom about not getting her Blackness. Two stories of biracial kids schooling their mamas. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Mar 22, 2016
42. Peeping Mom
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Most people get through postpartum depression with therapy. But for Megan Stielstra, the answer was spying on her neighbor. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Mar 15, 2016
Behind Family Lines
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Darlene's childhood dream was to join the military. She didn't imagine she'd also be raising three children solo. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Mar 08, 2016
Kicking Ass While Pregnant
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When Marvel asked Dennis Hopeless to create a new story for Spider-Woman, he knew he wanted her to be pregnant. In this episode, he explains why. And we hear from his wife Jessie, the real-life superhero behind Spider-Woman. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Mar 01, 2016
Outnumbered By Animals
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What's it like to nurse piglets in one hand and your own baby in the other? Life on a farm, with baby. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Feb 23, 2016
The Scarlet A
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What it's like to be a mom with the rare job combo of both delivering babies and terminating pregnancies. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Feb 16, 2016
Love Yurts
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A marriage; a miscarriage. A divorce; a guy who looks (and smells) like a caveman. All in this epic love story. (With an UPDATE to last year's cliffhanger!) To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Feb 09, 2016
Stuff Mom Never Told You About C-Sections
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The fab research geeks at Stuff Mom Never Told you unpack the history of the cesarean. Plus, listeners share their wildly conflicting feelings over the procedure. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Feb 02, 2016
A Childless Man Gets a C-Section
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Can a fake C-section have real emotional impact? Plus, a simple change in the procedure that erases one mom's C-section guilt. To join the conversation about this episode, go to longestshortesttime.com!
Jan 25, 2016
There's Something About Andy
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A young Mormon plays a long con on his childhood crush—in the hopes of starting a family with her.
Jan 18, 2016
Kids Ask Chris Gethard Unanswerable Questions
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Do dinosaurs go to heaven or hell? Why don't dogs have hands? Comedian Chris Gethard attempts to answer YOUR kids' unanswerable questions. Plus, a surprise guest gives Hillary podcasting advice.
Jan 11, 2016
The Parents' Guide to Doing It 2
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Twanna Hines and Dr. Hilda Hutcherson answer YOUR questions about improving your sex lives as parents, and people.
Oct 10, 2015
I've Got News 6
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Our series on accidental pregnancy continues with audience favorite Ellen Kecskemethy. Who’s got brand new news.
Sep 26, 2015
Momming It Solo
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One woman’s unusual path toward becoming a single mother by choice.
Sep 12, 2015
Kids Ask About Death
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All kids have questions about death, and they can start really young. We brought in an expert to answer YOUR kids’ questions about death.
Aug 29, 2015
Should I Have Kids?
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Most people struggle with whether or not to become a parent, but few speak about it in public. Tune in as one brave woman grapples with her ambivalence over starting a family.
Aug 14, 2015
Kids Eat ... What?!
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Dan Pashman from The Sporkful weighs in on your kids’ weird eating habits. And how they might not be so weird after all.
Aug 01, 2015
The Accidental Gay Parents 2
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The "accidental gay parents" return, this time with John's side of the story.
Jul 18, 2015
I've Got News 3
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A man finds out on his 47th birthday, he’s about to become a grandpa. Part 3 of our "I've Got News" series.
Jul 04, 2015
The Accidental Gay Parents
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One weekend Trystan and his boyfriend were clubbing in Vegas; the next they were steeped in diapers and Legos. The story of how two twenty-somethings became parents. Overnight.
Jun 20, 2015
Mama Don't Understand
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A game of got-yer-nose turns racial and a 6-year-old raps to her white mom about not getting her Blackness. Two stories of biracial kids schooling their mamas.
Jun 06, 2015
The Bestest Worstest Time with Roman Mars
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Roman Mars likes to say that the first year of his twins’ life was the worst year of his. Tune in to hear how Roman's babies gave him courage, how he’s afraid he might’ve offended his single mom; and how his boys are completely different from him in one key way.
May 22, 2015
Sixty-Five Women and a Baby
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Remember Three Men and a Baby? Imagine if there were sixty-five of them. But college girls.
May 09, 2015
The New You … It’ll Do
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Parenthood changes people. Beauty guru Jane Marie gives tips on how to (mostly) accept the new you. Plus, one mom whose post-baby change prevents her from singing karaoke.
Apr 25, 2015
The Emperor's New Onesie
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The story of one mom held hostage by a naked toddler. Plus, listeners share their own clothing fights. Hint: Rhinestone belts and George Michael jean jackets.
Apr 11, 2015
When the Breadwinner Makes Dough
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First comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes a gender role reversal ... and lots and lots of doughnuts.
Mar 28, 2015
When Are You Gonna Be Normal Again?
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Melinda was always anxious. When she had kids, she became even more anxious. But she kept it secret from everyone, afraid she'd destroy her image as a “model minority.”
Mar 14, 2015
Booze Emergency!
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The Sporkful's Dan Pashman helps us triage our signature cocktail for an upcoming event. But we need YOUR help, too! Don't let it be a mug of wine!
Mar 06, 2015
Real Teens, Fake Babies
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We follow two high school girls through their 48-hour stints with fake babies they receive in sex ed. And the experience totally transforms their attitudes toward motherhood.
Feb 24, 2015
Mom, It's Time We Had the Talk
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A mom has the birds and the bees talk with her 8-year-old son. Or does he have it with her?
Feb 13, 2015
Healing After Childbirth
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One brave listener shares her story of giving up on pain-free sex after a childbirth injury; one pelvic floor expert tells us why she doesn't have to.
Jan 29, 2015
The Parents' Guide to Doing It
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Join guests Dan Savage and Jane Marie as they help listeners navigate sex and parenthood. This episode covers a range of topics, from finding time to get it on when all you want to do is sleep, to getting in the mood after pregnancy loss, to real (NSFW) instructions on how to make sex pleasurable when you are recovering from a childbirth injury. You won’t hear a conversation like this anywhere else.
Jan 16, 2015
Your Parenting Resolutions, 2015
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Turns out parents want to go easier on themselves in 2015. Or, as in our host's case, get more combative with their offspring. Plus, we make a big show announcement!
Jan 03, 2015
Music Together-ish
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Fourteen years ago, Jacob hated his mom's lullabies, which she thought meant he hated music. But now he's a modern Freddie Mercury.
Dec 20, 2014
Love Yurts
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A marriage; a miscarriage. A divorce; a guy who looks (and smells) like a caveman. All in this epic love story.
Dec 06, 2014
There's No Place That's Home
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Dreading a long holiday drive with the kids? Imagine if your whole life was on the road. That's how it is for makeup artist Christina Tracey, who tours with the Broadway show Wicked, and brings her toddler along.
Nov 23, 2014
It's Like She Knows Us
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Sick of all the white couches and salads in stock photos of family life? Sara Given’s hilarious Tumblr “It’s Like They Know Us” skewers that world. And it all started here!
Nov 09, 2014
Peeping Mom
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Most people get through postpartum depression with therapy. But for writer Megan Stielstra, the answer was spying on her neighbor.
Oct 26, 2014
How to Be a Pregnant Butch
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Artist A.K. Summers on her fabulous graphic memoir Pregnant Butch, and what it’s like to try to look tough and masculine while your body is growing a baby.
Oct 12, 2014
Building a Better Boobie Trap
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A woman fed up with her breast pump enlists 150 people to make it better. We send in a childless man to see if that’s possible.
Sep 28, 2014
Owner of a Holey Heart
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A baby gets two holes in his heart and a Mormon stranger comes to the rescue, believing she is doing something illegal.
Sep 14, 2014
Pediatricians, They're Just Like Us
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Pediatrician Jessica Franklin figured she had a handle on newborns. But then she had a baby and wound up feeling like "the worst, most educated rookie ever."
Aug 31, 2014
What Makes a Happy Family?
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Comedian Julian McCullough's mom left the family when he was a kid. Now that he's got a family of his own, Hillary talks to him about what makes a happy family.
Aug 17, 2014
Lucy and the Bike Girl
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A half-true/half-fictional story about two pregnant best friends who can never meet. Because being in the same room would be lethally dangerous.
Aug 03, 2014
Picturing Her
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When Giancarlo Roma was four years old, his sister Mary died the day she was born — an experience that he says trained him to write a book from the perspective of an elderly woman.
Jul 20, 2014
The Parents' Guide to Eating Over the Sink
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Dan Pashman of The Sporkful tells me how to make scarfing down food over the sink as delicious as possible. But grosses me out in the process.
Jul 06, 2014
How Cute! Is He Yours?
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When Nicole Blades started a family with a white guy, she knew their kid's skin color would be lighter than hers. But she didn't count on people routinely questioning whether she was her son's mom.
Jun 22, 2014
The Reluctant Father and His Wife
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Photographer Phillip Toledano has been applauded in the media for his deeply gritty depiction of first-time fatherhood in his book The Reluctant Father. This week, in a cautionary tale on marriage, we hear what his wife thought of his reluctance.
Jun 08, 2014
How to Brag to Your Mom Friends
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Is it possible to share your parenting triumphs with other moms without making them feel bad?
May 25, 2014
When Mommy Means Everything
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A toddler starts talking, then moves to a new country where she doesn't know the language. And suddenly the only word she will say anymore is "Mommy."
May 11, 2014
The Shortest Day
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Poet Arielle Greenberg's son Day dies 31 weeks into her pregnancy. At which point, she makes a whole bunch of choices that not many women would make, so she can emerge from stillbirth not completely broken. And . . . it works. Part 3 of a 3-part series on natural birth.
Apr 27, 2014
The Missing Chapter to Ina May’s Guide
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I tell the leader of the modern natural birth movement that I feel betrayed by her message.
Apr 12, 2014
Rewriting Your Birth Story
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I attempt to rewrite her traumatic birth story, four years after the fact. Part 1 of a three-part series on natural birth.
Mar 28, 2014
Blind Love
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It's a fact: even the most romantic romances wither under the pressures of parenthood. But what happens in a relationship when, on top of everything else, one partner is going blind?
Mar 16, 2014
The Provider’s Guide to Quitting
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Bry wanted to be a dad. And he thought the only way to be one was to quit doing the thing he loved most. So he did.
Mar 02, 2014
Due Date Desert
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A mom breastfeeds her preemie against all odds. Then she wakes up on her due date. Dry.
Feb 16, 2014
The Longest Longest Time
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Lisa's longest shortest time lasted 11 years. And it all went down before she even had a baby.
Feb 02, 2014
The Mom Who Did Everything Wrong
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Heather told me she did everything wrong in her first years as a mom. Judge for yourself (but don't be too judgy).
Jan 19, 2014
The Numbers
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After having a preemie, my friend Kirsten unwittingly takes on her husband's personality, and becomes obsessed with numbers. To the decimal point.
Jan 05, 2014
I’ve Got News 5
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We continue the I've Got News series with the birth of Ellen's baby . . . and the project Tom took on to cope.
Aug 25, 2013
The Mortality of Motherhood
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A war correspondent on childbirth vs dodging a sniper.
Jul 26, 2013
I’ve Got News 4
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Two weeks before their due date, Ellen and Tim reflect on the game of Being Awesome at Being Adult.
Jun 03, 2013
I’ve Got News 3
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We continue our series following a young pregnant woman, this time with grandpa's perspective.
Feb 28, 2013
I’ve Got News Too
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Tom got news. Then more news. Now there's even more.
Jan 29, 2013
What YOU Expect When You’re Expecting
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One pregnant woman on her fears of mothering a boy. And why she doesn't even really want to be called "Mom" in the first place.
Jun 25, 2012
And Behind Door Number Two …
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Toilets, exposed body parts, . . . pornography?! One horror story about pumping at work.
Apr 01, 2012
Making Noise to Prevent More Noise
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A toddler sniffs all of his Christmas presents before opening them and his mom realizes something is wrong. What Tourette's, OCD, and ADHD look like in a young child.
Dec 28, 2011
I’ve Got News
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A newly married guy finds out his wife is pregnant while he's at sea and just a few years later, to his surprise, becomes a stay-at-home dad.
Sep 11, 2011
Nap Boot Camp
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An exasperated mom decides that her daughter WILL nap in her crib by the end of the week.
Jul 24, 2011
My Newborn, the A**hole
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My friend Kristin and I reminisce over our frequent angsty phone calls after our daughters were born. And she reveals something to me she's never told me before.
Jun 02, 2011
The Emperor’s New Onesie
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A naked toddler holds her mom hostage for over a month.
May 08, 2011
Would’ve Been the Mean Mommy
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An unexpected tragedy turns a mean mommy into a laid back one.
Apr 08, 2011
Nurse, Get the Handcuffs
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Thirty-four years after having me, my mom breaks down for the first time over not being able to breastfeed me.
Mar 28, 2011
Endangered Sea Turtle, Yum
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A vegetarian of 22 years decides that the way to fix her son's umbilical hernia is to start eating meat.
Mar 14, 2011
Kittens Can Do It, so Why Can’t We?
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A mom who finds breastfeeding stressful discovers that a machine helps her feel closer to her son.
Mar 01, 2011
Don’t Make Me Be Your Miracle
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After having her first child, a woman experiences heart failure and is told she has less than a 50 percent chance of surviving another pregnancy. Through a surrogate, she finally gets her "miracle" baby and is surprised to discover he's just a regular kid.
Feb 14, 2011
Is Class Over Yet?
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A woman leaves her dream job to stay home with her baby, and then, out of boredom, starts sewing and unwittingly creates a new full-time job for herself.
Jan 29, 2011
When the Poop Is No Longer a Gift
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A newborn turns blue, is rushed to the NICU, and his parents deal with going home while the baby remains in the hospital, hooked up to machines.
Jan 16, 2011
Your Singing Really Interferes With My Going-To-Sleep Process
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A music teacher tries to stop her newborn’s crying with lullabies. Turns out it’s the worst thing she can do.
Dec 25, 2010