The Longest Shortest Time

The Longest Shortest Time

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  • The Longest Shortest Time is a podcast and blog about surprising struggles in early parenthood, host...


It's Like She Knows Us

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. The blog went viral last month, turning the middle school orchestra teacher into an internet sensation. And it all began in our non-judgy Facebook group for moms! Now it’s YOUR turn!Post pictures from y...

November 11, 2014 | 24 min

Peeping Mom

Most people get through postpartum depression with therapy. But for writer Megan Stielstra, the answer was spying on her neighbor. Have YOU ever had postpartum depression or anxiety? What helped? Or are you still in it? Tell us all about it in the comments at the Longest Shortest Time. Like the Longest Shortest Time? Subscribe to our show in iTunes...

October 28, 2014 | 23 min

How to Be a Pregnant Butch

When artist A.K. Summers got pregnant, she started to feel uncomfortably feminine. A.K. chronicled her "nine months spent in drag" in her graphic memoir Pregnant Butch. In this episode, she talks about what it's like to try to look tough and masculine while your body is growing a baby. Have YOU ever been a pregnant butch? Been in a relationship wit...

October 14, 2014 | 27 min

Building a Better Boobie Trap

A woman fed up with her breast pump enlists 150 experts to make it better. We send in This American Life's Sean Cole (a childless man) to see if that's possible. How would YOU improve the breast pump?Tell us! In the comments at the Longest Shortest Time. Does your pump talk to you?Lots of moms say their pumps “talk” to them—there was an awesome thr...

September 30, 2014 | 30 min

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