Slate’s parenting podcast on envying other parents.

Envying the Moms Who Have It Easier, on Slate’s Parenting Podcast

Envying the Moms Who Have It Easier, on Slate’s Parenting Podcast

Slate's parenting podcast.
June 14 2018 2:00 PM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Easy Baby Envy” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast on those parents who have it easy and how we hate them.


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On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Carvell, and Gabe answer questions from listeners about sleeping arrangements after a separation and about envying parents who seem to be having an easier time of it. Plus: parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and more. And on Slate Plus this week, a third question, about a 9-year-old girl who won’t stop hugging her friends.


  • Rebecca recommends Yoyoka Soma’s performance of “Good Times Bad Times” and other performances from the Hit Like a Girl contest.
  • Carvell recommends “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers.

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Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.