Mom and Dad Are Fighting

The ‘Cherishing Your Childless Friends’ Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast on how to be a good friend when life gets hectic.

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Episode Notes

On this episode: Elizabeth, Zak, and Jamilah answer a question from a listener who is feeling left behind by her friends who are parents. She says she’s really tried to be supportive and isn’t receiving support in return, especially when she’s celebrating accomplishments like earning a PhD and publishing her first album. All of this has left her feeling that she’s worth less if she doesn’t have a kid. Is there a way to rekindle the relationships?

Recommendations: 
Zak recommends watching The Lost Daughter.
Jamilah recommends picking up The Emergency: A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER by Thomas Fisher.
Elizabeth recommends planting a window box with Back to the Roots or Kiwico.

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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.

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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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