Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Toddler Ponzi Schemes Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast argues whether ‘sticker club’ is a slippery slope.

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and Elizabeth argue whether or not a toddler is obligated to join a sticker ponzi scheme if the invitation came from his cousin. Then, Jamilah talks to Rose Aka-James, National Membership Director of Black Mamas Matter Alliance, about the work being done to address the systemic racial disparities when it comes to Black maternal health. Check out BMMA’s Black Maternal Health Week Virtual Conference.

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Recommendations:
Elizabeth recommends Plasticus Maritimus: An Invasive Species by Ana Pêgo.
Jamilah recommends Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat.
Dan recommends Cookie Chronicles by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr.

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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.

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

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