The Longest Shortest Time's Hillary Frank on Weird Parenting Wins
#211: Before you were a mom, did you think you'd be a good one? In this in-studio conversation with Hillary Frank, creator of the award-winning podcast The Longest Shortest Time, contributor to This American Life, and author of WEIRD PARENTING WINS: Bathtub Dining, Family Screams, and Other Hacks from the Parenting Trenches, we swap babysitting stories from our youth, where we find creative inspiration, and how we create work-family boundaries. We share our favorite weird parenting wins and our latest parenting challenges with our extroverted daughters. We also discuss Frank's recent, wildly popular The New York Times opinion piece "The Special Misogyny Reserved for Mothers" and how the parenting landscape has changed in the past decade. Listen up! Ellie Knaus
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The Special Misogyny Reserved for Mothers: Motherhood is the most complex topic I have ever reported on. And yet it has been treated as niche and unimportant. - The New York Times
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Hillary Frank is the award-winning creator of the Longest Shortest Time podcast, a This American Life contributor, and author and illustrator of three young adult novels. Her latest book is Weird Parenting Wins: Bathtub Dining, Family Screams, and Other Hacks from the Parenting Trenches.