Mom and Dad Are Fighting

I Don’t Want to Trailblaze Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast helps a woman who’s worried about being the first mom at her high-powered firm.

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Elizabeth, Dan, and Jamilah answer a question from a parent who is wondering how to help her 10-year-old who struggled to learn during this last year of school. What can she do to help her daughter catch up this summer?

Then, they advise a hard-working architect who really wants some architect-mom role models to look up to when trying to figure out work-life balance. Stepping in to help is Dr. Barbara Faga, who has blazed her own trail, as a professional, parent and an urban planner.

In Slate Plus: You get an extra special bonus question about a girl who kicked her brother in the balls.


Jamilah recommends Diahann! By Diahann Carroll and Ross Firestone.

Dan recommends the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride at Hollywood Studios in Disney World.

Elizabeth recommends the Barrel of Fun Two Gallon Water Jug from Igloo. 

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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson and Jasmine Ellis.


About the Show

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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