The Longest Shortest Time

Talking to Kids About the Birds and the Bees

Worried about how to have ‘the talk’ with your kids? Here’s our fave books and websites for getting the conversation going.

EPISODE #134: How to Make a Fella Feel Relaxed

That… and other lessons of American sex ed. An actual historian walks us through the decades.

Help Us Collect Weird Parenting Wins!

Teachers, librarians, OBs, therapists, parenting group leaders! Print this flyer and invite your peeps to be a part of our forthcoming book.

EPISODE #133: Alex and the Oracular Lamb

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.

EPISODE #132: Genetic Future-Telling

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.

EPISODE #131: Parent Spies

Stories of two parents who spy on their kids — one on purpose, the other by accident.

EPISODE #130: My Dad Was My First Oprah

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.

EPISODE #129: Casey Wilson, Jessi Klein and a Dinosaur Dick-Punching a Bear

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.