On this week’s episode, Carvell, Gabe, and guest host Katherine Goldstein talk to Lauren Smith Brody, author of The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom’s Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby. Then they take a listener’s question about whether to try another round of IVF treatment after a difficult pregnancy and childbirth. Plus: parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and more. And on Slate Plus this week, Lauren returns to share a social-media fail that embarrassed her 9-year-old son.
- Katherine recommends dinner parties as the best social activity for parents. Some recipes she suggests: shakshuka with feta, mapo ragù, pasta cacio e pepe, and pork shoulder ragu.
- Gabe recommends Shrinky Dinks.
- Carvell recommends If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond.
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