Emily Oster on pressure-free parenting and why data is our friend

In this episode, Liz speaks with professor, economist, and author Emily Oster about why the stress of early motherhood drove her to turn her economist lens on the conflicting ideas that come at us as new parents. Emily also talked about her COVID-19 School Response Dashboard and what it really tells us about kids and school during the pandemic.

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Liz is an award-winning journalist and editor, and the co-founder of Motherly. A former Washington Post editor, she thrives on all things digital community + social media strategy. She's passionate about helping to provide women with more support, (and way less judgment), on the journey through motherhood. This podcast is an extension of her commitment to hosting honest conversations about modern motherhood. Liz resides outside NYC with her husband, two sons, one daughter and one amazing au pair.

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