Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Pandemic Friends

Slate’s parenting podcast gives advice on how to make parent friends when meeting anyone seems harder than ever.


Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and Elizabeth answer a question about a grandmother, who struggles with alcoholism, asking to take her grandkid on an overnight roadtrip. We also have a follow-up question about making friends with other parents during the pandemic.

In Slate Plus: We talk about the increase in mom shaming, online and among friends, during the pandemic. Sign up for Slate Plus.


Elizabeth recommends Alphablocks, a Netflix show for younger kids.

Jamilah recommends finding unique wallpaper and decor from Society6 and Spoonflower.

Dan recommends Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a Netflix show that may be appropriate for teens.

Additional Recommendations:
The Kids Are Asleep, the hilarious Slate Live show. Catch it via Slate’s Facebook or YouTube on Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT.

Mom Shaming’s Running Rampant During the Pandemic by Rosemary Counter.

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: Whoops, a Baby Edition This episode has the original discussion on making friends with other parents.

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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.


About the Show

Jamilah Lemieux, Elizabeth Newcamp, and Zak Rosen share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.

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