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.
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.