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Discussion Questions

The Baby Plan

1. The novel opens with a Thanksgiving disaster. What is it about holidays that brings out the worst --- and best --- in families? Have you ever had a holiday disaster? What happened?

2. In your opinion, has the Baby World gotten out of control with showers, gender reveals and Facebook reveals? Discuss if you feel this is all over-the-top or a chance to celebrate with friends and family.

3. Tell us some baby shower or baby party horror stories!

4. Lyndi’s friends avoid her once she announces her pregnancy. Do you think they are just being “mean girls” or does Lyndi’s pregnancy somehow make them feel conflicted and confused?

5. It’s been said that “sisters are a shield against life’s cruel adversity.” How do you think this is true or not true? In what ways could Lyndi and Nathalie be better sisters?

6. In what ways do you feel Nathalie might be too hard on Kathy? Conversely, are there ways that Kathy has been tone-deaf with regard to her stepdaughter’s feelings?

7. Sophia’s daughter, Maisey, is horrified that her mother is having a baby. In what ways are Maisey’s feelings justified? Do you think Sophia proceeded without much consideration for her future or her relationship with her near-grown daughter?

8. David, Marcus and Sebastian all deal with impending fatherhood in different ways. Do any of them handle it well? What could they do better? Is there ever validity to men feeling “left out” or “pushed aside” during pregnancy?

9. Each woman feels challenged at work during her pregnancy. How do we, as a society, support or not support working pregnant women?

The Baby Plan
by Kate Rorick

  • Publication Date: March 20, 2018
  • Genres: Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • ISBN-10: 0062684418
  • ISBN-13: 9780062684417