Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom Group Messiness

Slate’s parenting podcast debate how to handle a cliquey group of parents.

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Episode Notes

On this episode: Zak, Jamilah, and Elizabeth help a letter writer who is hurt by the cliquey moms in her parenting group. All the kids get along great. But the moms constantly make her feel like an outsider, despite her initiating conversation and planning hang outs. Zak, Jamilah, and Elizabeth share some tips for making friends with other parents, knowing your value, and ditching people who aren’t giving you the time of day.

Then on Slate Plus, they discuss Angela Garbes’ piece “The Morning Rush: Parenting at Its Most Essential.”

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Podcast produced by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola and Rosemary Belson.

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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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