Slate’s parenting podcast talks to Lauren Smith Brody, author of The Fifth Trimester.

Going Back to Work After Having a Kid, on Slate’s Parenting Podcast

Going Back to Work After Having a Kid, on Slate’s Parenting Podcast

Slate's parenting podcast.
Nov. 9 2017 2:00 PM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “If You Give a Mouse a Handout” Edition

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On this week’s episode, Carvell, Gabe, and guest host Katherine Goldstein talk to Lauren Smith Brody, author of The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom’s Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby. Then they take a listener’s question about whether to try another round of IVF treatment after a difficult pregnancy and childbirth. Plus: parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and more. And on Slate Plus this week, Lauren returns to share a social-media fail that embarrassed her 9-year-old son.

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Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.

Katherine Goldstein is a journalist who’s worked at Vanity Fair, Slate, and the Huffington Post. Follow her on Twitter.

Gabriel Roth is a Slate senior editor and the editorial director of Slate Plus.

Carvell Wallace is a writer and the father of two teens in Oakland, California. He is a co-host of Slate’s Mom and Dad Are Fighting and has bylines in the New Yorker, GQ, the New York Times Magazine, and others. Before his career in writing, he spent 15 years working with incarcerated youth, foster youth, and at-risk youth in New York City and San Francisco.