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A podcast about surprising struggles in early parenthood, created and hosted by award-winning author and radio producer Hillary Frank.
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    Mad Libs, Longest Shortest-style: Fill in the blanks with the things that make your days longest and shortest. We'll feature your tear-jerking and/or hilarious mini-story on a special page of our blog. Scroll down to see sample.

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    Have Your Say: Wish I'd cover adoption? Going back to work? Single motherhood? I get so many great submissions, it will be tough to choose just 12! I'll be calling on you to tell me what matters to you most. Participate in 1-2 content-related surveys during the course of production. Mad Libs also included.

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    The Help-Me-NOW Onesie: Our screaming baby face logo (an illustration I did of my daughter) with the word "feed," swaddle," or "change" underneath. The 3 big reasons why babies cry. Unless, of course, it's for no reason at all. Will look best on an actual screaming baby. Limited edition. Design chosen at random. Sizes NB-24M. Scroll down to see designs. Mad Libs + Have Your Say also included.

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    Oliver + S Pattern: Download ANY digital Oliver + S children's sewing pattern, beautifully and lovingly designed by Liesl Gibson of Episode 3. Liesl's patterns are *the reason* I learned to sew when I was pregnant. She even has cute patterns for boys! Forty styles for you to choose from (scroll down for link in rewards descriptions). Mad Libs + Have Your Say + Onesie also included.

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    Welcome Greeting Cards: A boxed set of 8 beautifully letterpressed greeting cards with envelopes. Our screaming baby face with the word "welcome" underneath. Welcome a new baby to the world or new parents to the club, or both. Printed by the always elegant Steracle Press. Limited edition. Scroll down to see design. Mad Libs + Have Your Say also included.

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    Ad on LST Blog for 1 Month: Want to reach a loyal audience of mostly moms? A link to your business, organization, or project in a randomly rotating ad on LST's sidebar for one month of your choice during Season 2. Ads can be geographically targeted for a local audience if preferred. Email longestshortesttime [at] gmail [dot] com for details.

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    Cry-Your-Heart-Out Combo: A Onesie, the Cards. Plus Mad Libs + Have Your Say.

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    Blowout Special: You know you're gonna need more than one of those onesies, right? For those (ick) multiple costume-change days. Collect all three onesies. Plus the Mad Libs and Surveys.

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    Welcome to the Blowout Club: All three onesies, plus the cards. And Mad Libs and Have Your Say.

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    Moms' Dessert Night: Mom's most important meal, my treat! Meet up with me and up to 5 other moms at a cafe in NYC for a night of story-swapping and sweets. Location and date TBD. Moms of all ages welcome! Mad Libs, Have Your Say, 1 Onesie, and Cards also included.

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    Ad on LST Blog for Full Season: Want to reach a loyal audience of mostly moms? A link to your business, organization, or project in a randomly rotating ad on LST's sidebar for all 6 months of Season 2. Ads can be geographically targeted for a local audience if preferred. Email longestshortesttime [at] gmail [dot] com for details.

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    Sponsor an Episode: Promote your business, organization, or project in a 15-second spot, read by me, on one episode. Rotating ad on the blog also included. Email longestshortesttime [at] gmail [dot] com for details.

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    Interview Keepsake: Ever dreamed of being interviewed by a radio host? Now's your chance! I'll interview you on the topic of your choice relating to parenthood or being the child of a parent. You keep the raw tape. Mad Libs, Have Your Say, 1 Onesie, and Cards also included.

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    Moms Storytelling Group: I will come to your location and run a support group for moms, based on the inclusive approach and storytelling style of The Longest Shortest Time. Must be within 20 miles of Montclair, NJ. Email longestshortesttime [at] gmail [dot] com.

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    Sponsor Our First Live Event: Exclusive sponsorship of The Longest Shortest Time's first ever live online Story Sharing Event. Open to the public. This one will be on the topic of Breastfeeding. Participants will ask questions and share stories of their own surprising solutions to breastfeeding issues. Fixed blog ad for the 6 months of Season 2 also included.

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    Season Sponsorship: Show your support for honest storytelling about early parenthood by promoting your organization in a 15-second spot, read by me, on ALL TWELEVE EPISODES of Season 2. Plus a fixed ad on the blog for the duration of the season. Email longestshortesttime [at] gmail [dot] com for details.

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