Quitting the Olympics Edition


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On this week’s episode: Elizabeth, Dan, and Jamilah discuss how we should be talking to our kids about Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from the Olympics.

Then, they answer a question from a listener who is wondering how to deal with their bad babysitter. The problem is, the babysitter is grandma.

In Slate Plus: Is it a faux pas to request no gifts at a child’s birthday party? Or is it OK?


Elizabeth recommends Draw Your World, a sketch book for kids (or adults!) that helps familiarize you with world maps.

Dan recommends the Cat Video Festival, now playing in theaters around the country.

Jamilah recommends quarantine, whether you’re sick or not.

Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes.

Podcast produced by Morgan Flannery.


Elizabeth Newcamp is a co-host of Mom and Dad Are Fighting. She's a traveling mother of three boys who chronicles her misadventures at Dutch, Dutch, Goose.

Dan Kois is an editor and writer at Slate. He’s the author of How to Be a Family and the co-author of The World Only Spins Forward.

Jamilah Lemieux is a writer, cultural critic, and communications strategist based in Brooklyn, New York.


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