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Slumber Party Predicament Edition

Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show

This episode may contain explicit content.

On this week’s episode: Elizabeth and Jamilah are joined by Isaac Butler, co-host of Slate's Working podcast. They answer a question from a mother wondering when and how to tell her daughter that she had an older sister who died prior to birth. Then they dive into sleepover politics. Should the guest list be altered to accommodate cousins who really want an invite? 

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Isaac recommends Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts on Netflix.

Jamilah recommends Iced Chocolate Almond Milk Shaken Espresso from Starbucks. 

Elizabeth recommends Let's Make Art subscription box. 

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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. 

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