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February 20, 2020
On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are joined by Elizabeth Newcamp to answer a question from a mom worried about her young kids’ safety at the park. Is it okay to tell off older kids for not playing nicely? We also have a question from a listener who is looking to have a child and wants to set healthy boundaries with her mother when it comes to discipline tactics and alcohol consumption. Plus, a BONUS question from a mother who doesn’t know if she can accept the money her parents set aside for her twins’ college fund. For Slate Plus: a discussion about the division of household labor. Have changing views toward gender equality actually affected who does what in the home? Sign up for Slate Plus. Recommendations: Jamilah recommends buying a journal to take with you on trips when children aren’t tagging along. During the trip write notes to them and get others you see to write notes. Then when you get back you have a lovely trip memento that they can read. Dan recommends Street Angel: Deadliest Girl Alive by Jim Rugg, an action comic about a “homeless ninja girl on a skateboard” perfect for 13-year-olds who like a bit of (but not too much) violence.   Elizabeth recommends installing a Swedish wall gym, which is especially useful for getting the wiggles out on inclement days.   Additional Reading: “Young Men Embrace Gender Equality, but They Still Don’t Vacuum” by Claire Cain Miller “All the Single Mothers” by Lara Bazelon Shopping With Dad by Matt Harvey and Miriam Latimer   Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833.   Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 13, 2020
On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are joined by Isaac Butler to answer a question from a mom trying to make up for a verbal slip in a moment of frustration. And we have a question from a mom who wants to fend off family pressure to baptize her child. For Slate Plus: a mini Mom and Dad are Fighting reunion! Dan talks to Allison Benedikt about her adventure taking Sam to the Westminster Dog Show. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations:   Dan recommends Every Kid Outdoors, a program that allows 4th graders to get into all federal lands for free.  Jamilah recommends Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills by Renee Watson and Christian Robinson.   Isaac recommends digging into the Sondheim back catalogue, specifically Company, with your kids.   Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833.   Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 6, 2020
On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are joined by poet, performer, and activist Staceyann Chin to field a question from a mom who’s worried she should give her son a year to grow before he starts kindergarten. Scott Brown, author of the YA novel XL and short guy, calls in to help. The hosts also discuss disproportionate expectations of maturity placed on black girls during childhood. For Slate Plus: a question from a mom wondering if she is can worry about her white son’s experience at a school that has predominantly black and Hispanic students. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations: Jamilah recommends The State of Black Girls: A Go-To Guide for Creating Safe Space for Black Girls by Marline Francois-Madden LCSW. Dan recommends the Newbery-winning comic New Kid by Jerry Craft. Staceyann recommends Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty. Additional Reading: XL by Scott Brown. Why Won’t Society Let Black Girls Be Children? By A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez. Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools. By Monique W. Morris. Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood by Rebecca Epstein, Jamilia J. Blake and Thalia González. End Adultification Bias by Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. Audio engineering by Chau Tu.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 30, 2020
On this week’s episode: A question from a mom who is feeling like the only parent at home due to her husband’s time-consuming commitment to assistant coaching a high school basketball team. Also, Jamilah wrote about her experience talking about Kobe Bryant’s death in this week’s Care and Feeding column. The hosts discuss Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and the challenge of talking about death with kids. During the discussion Elizabeth recommended two books: Margaret Wise Brown’s The Dead Bird and Melanie Watt’s Bug in a Vacuum. For Slate Plus, the hosts answer a second listener question from a mother-to-be wondering how she can preemptively set family boundaries with her eager in-laws. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations: Dan recommends an adhesive whiteboard to transform your non-magnetic refrigerator into a centralized family bulletin board. Just don’t forget to remove the plastic lining! Jamilah recommends Cartoon Beatbox Battles on YouTube. Elizabeth recommends Stick-lets - little silicone rings that keep sticks together to help build things… like forts! Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. Hosts 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 California. Elizabeth Newcamp is a traveling mother of three boys who chronicles her misadventures at Dutch, Dutch, Goose. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 23, 2020
On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are joined by Elizabeth Newcamp to answer a question from a mom with sons who is bothered when people ask her if she wants a daughter. While she loves having boys, the questions are annoying because, deep down, she thinks having a mother-daughter bond would be nice. They also answer a question from a mom looking for an appropriate way to ask parents if they keep guns in their house before letting her kids go over to play. For Slate Plus, Dan, Jamilah and Elizabeth play Would You Rather—parenting edition! Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations: Dan recommends two games good for gaggles of tweens and teens: Exploding Kittens and You’ve Got Crabs. Jamilah recommends facilitating time between your kids and your child-free friends.  Elizabeth recommends starting a book of centuries, a living document where you and your kids can fill in important dates. It helps your kids understand where they fit within a larger timeline. You can also download a free version to fill out. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. Hosts Jamilah Lemieux is a writer, cultural critic, and communications strategist based in California. 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. Elizabeth Newcamp is a traveling mother of three boys who chronicles her misadventures at Dutch, Dutch, Goose.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 16, 2020
On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are joined by Care and Feeding columnist Nicole Cliffe. They answer a question from a mom whose brother’s suicide attempt is causing her to reevaluate her son’s relationship with his uncle. He’s recovering, but can she trust him to look after her eight year old? They also answer a question from a father whose kid regrets choosing an iPad over a Switch. Should he just break down and buy the Switch? And how can he teach his son that getting the next shiny thing doesn’t necessarily make you happy? For Slate Plus, special guest and Slate staff writer Ruth Graham discusses her parenting dilemma that included a highly anticipated trip and... barf? Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations: Dan recommends two Oscar nominations for your tweens and teens: Knives Out and Parasite. Jamilah tossed in the Oscar-nominated short, Hair Love. Many art-house theaters screen the Oscar nominated shorts; so go see them in person. Jamilah recommends Trader Joe’s cauliflower products. Cauliflower au gratin, great! Cauliflower tot casserole, delicious! Plus, you don’t really have to cook. Nicole recommends Contigo water bottles for kids, which comes in blue and orange. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. Hosts Jamilah Lemieux is a writer, cultural critic, and communications strategist based in California. 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. Nicole Cliffe lives with her husband and three children in Sandy, Utah. She is the co-founder of the Toast and has written for the Guardian, Christianity Today, New York, and the Morning News. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 9, 2020
On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are joined by Laura Tisdel to answer listener questions. A mom wonders how to deal with the privilege disparity between her biracial black daughter and her white son after she noticed her son getting preferential treatment at daycare. Plus, a mom asks about taking the fall for her daughter when her daughter feels uncomfortable standing up to a friend. For Slate Plus, the hosts talk about the parenting vices they won’t be giving up in 2020. Sign up for Slate Plus here.   Recommendations: Laura recommends Rivers, Roads & Rails, a game where you collect pieces to make transportation pathways, plus Catherine Newman's list of her favorite games. Dan recommends Azul, a tile strategy game where you pretend to be building Portuguese tile art.   Jamilah recommends Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning on Lifetime. Additional Reading: The Color Complex by Kathy Russell, Midge Wilson and Ronald Hall. In 2020, Skip Your Resolutions—Embrace a Vice by Slate Staff. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833.   Audio engineering by Merritt Jacob. Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.   Hosts 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 California. Laura Tisdel is a book editor at Penguin Random House.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 2, 2020
On this week’s episode: Jamilah is joined by former MADAF host Gabriel Roth to talk about their New Year’s parenting resolutions. Plus, they answer a listener question from a mom wondering if her husband’s napping is selfish. For Slate Plus, Jamilah and Gabriel compare the parents they thought they would be with the parents they actually are. Sign up for Slate Plus here.   Recommendations:   Jamilah recommends the Creatable World Deluxe Character Set, gender non-conforming dolls from Mattel.   Gabriel recommends building Lego sets with your kids, specifically the Hogwarts™ Whomping Willow™ Lego set. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833.   Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.   Hosts Jamilah Lemieux is a writer, cultural critic, and communications strategist based in California. Gabriel Roth is Slate's editorial director for audio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 26, 2019
From yelling at kids to teens gallivanting around Europe to breast milk taste tests, 2019 has been a year of wonderful questions and conundrums from you—our fellow parents. On this week’s special edition: our favorite moments from this year’s Slate Plus segments. If you like what you hear in this episode, sign up for Slate Plus.   Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833.   Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.   Hosts 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 California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 19, 2019
On this week’s episode: Jamilah is joined by Rebecca Lavoie to answer this week’s listener questions from moms contemplating changing schools because their biracial daughter is bothered about not fitting in, and a mother whose childcare provider is offering to do it for free. How can she ensure her neighbor is properly compensated for this service? For Slate Plus, Jamilah and Rebecca take advantage of Dan’s absence and respond to his article “The Decade in Dads” article with the Decade in Moms. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations: Jamilah recommends My Quotable Kid: A Parents' Journal of Unforgettable Quotes. Rebecca recommends recording your kids, stashing the audio away and surprising yourself with this self-made time capsule years later. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.   Hosts Jamilah Lemieux is a writer, cultural critic, and communications strategist based in California. Rebecca Lavoie is a host of the podcasts Crime Writers On … and … These Are Their Stories: The Law and Order Podcast. She is the co-author of four books with her husband, Kevin Flynn: Our Little Secret, Legally Dead, Notes on a Killing, and Dark Heart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 18, 2019
If you have any school-aged children in your life, you know that lockdown and active shooter drills have become a routine part of their school experience. These drills now take place in 95 percent of American schools. What you’re about to hear is a collaboration between Slate and The Trace, a nonprofit newsroom covering gun violence in the United States. It’s an audio project featuring firsthand accounts from kids of all ages about what it’s like to go through these drills. We hear a lot about school shootings, but we’re only starting to have a larger conversation about how they affect even those kids who may never go through one.  You can hear more from the students at slate.com/lockdown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 12, 2019
On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are joined by guest host Michelle Herman, novelist, professor, and Care and Feeding columnist. They answer listener questions from a parent looking for ways to make Christmas enjoyable and a mother who is feeling left out of mother-child bonding experiences. For Slate Plus, Dan tells Lyra’s favorite new joke. (It’s awful.) Sign up for Slate Plus here.  Recommendations: Michelle recommends asking your kids for advice. And not just tech advice!  Jamilah recommends How to Be a Family: The Year I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together by Dan Kois. Perhaps you’ve heard of it?  Dan recommends “Hush,” a Season 3 episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833.  Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.  Hosts  Jamilah Lemieux is a writer, cultural critic, and communications strategist based in California.  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. Michelle Herman is a novelist and essayist in Columbus, Ohio. Her books include The Middle of Everything: Memoirs of Motherhood and an advice book for children, A Girl's Guide to Life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 5, 2019
This episode is brought to you by Everlane. Check out your personalized collection today at everlane.com/momanddad.  On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and guest host Katherine Goldstein answer listener questions from a parent looking for ways to enjoy family visits and a neighbor who is worried for the kids next door who were left behind. For Slate Plus, what should you NOT say to someone expecting twins. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations: Jamilah recommends matching outfits with your kid. Katherine recommends Shrinky Dinks as a creative way to pass a few hours. Dan recommends That Was Awkward: The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug from Emily Flake. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. Hosts Jamilah Lemieux is a writer, cultural critic, and communications strategist based in California. 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. Katherine Goldstein is a journalist as well as the creator and host of The Double Shift, a reported, narrative podcast about a new generation of working mothers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 28, 2019
On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are live from the Miami Book Fair where they are joined by Pamela Paul, author of How to Raise a Reader and Adam Mansbach, author of Fuck, Now There Are Two of You. This week the hosts discuss scaring their kids with inappropriate books and making the most out of children with different schedules. For Slate Plus, the hosts discuss if parenting really is harder nowadays—or do we just hear more about the trials and tribulations in books, blogs or even, ahem, podcasts… Sign up for Slate Plus here.  Recommendations: Jamilah recommends non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  Dan recommends game-ifying Christmas stockings.  Pamela recommends Lucy Knisley’s book You Are New.  Adam recommends the book Laugh Lines: Forty Years Trying to Make Funny People Funnier. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833.  Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.  Hosts  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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 21, 2019
On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and guest host Elizabeth Newcamp answer listener questions from a mom who is contemplating telling her son he was unplanned before his father tells him. Plus, a guide to making friends with other parents from a military mom who has to do it every three years. How can you make the leap from school yard acquaintances to actual friends? For Slate Plus, the hosts reminisce about amusement park memories. Can parents actually have fun? Or is it all about the kids? Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations: Elizabeth recommends the U.S National Park Service’s Junior Ranger Program. And in a stunning moment of unplanned host telepathy - Jamilah and Dan recommend the same thing: creating special handshakes with your kids. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. Hosts 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. Elizabeth Newcamp is a traveling mother of three boys who chronicles her misadventures at Dutch, Dutch, Goose! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 14, 2019
On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and guest host Greg Lavallee answer listener questions from a parent whose daughter is afraid of the water and a mom who needs a response strategy for a disrespectful kiddo. For Slate Plus, the hosts strategize date night. Are microdates the solution to a busy schedule? Or is it worth the effort of hiring a babysitter to go out? Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations: Jamilah recommends a newfangled entertainment destination… a place where you could spend hours without spending any money…. The MALL. Greg recommends Shashibo, a mesmerizing magnetic puzzle. Dan recommends Boom Blast Stix for little kids and Telestrations for bigger ones. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. Hosts 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. Greg Lavallee is the director of technology at Slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 7, 2019
This episode is brought to you by Everlane. Check out your personalized collection today at everlane.com/momanddad.  On this week’s episode: Jamilah, Dan and guest host Ezekiel answer listener questions from a mom whose ex-husband’s abrupt move may upend her living arrangements. And the hosts strategize how they’ll survive Elsa’s new big song in Frozen 2 with Slate’s Ruth Graham. For Slate Plus, the hosts advise parents on how to talk to kids about big social issues, like climate change and racism. Sign up for Slate Plus here.  Recommendations: Jamilah recommends improving with your kids, which is fun and free.  Ezekiel recommends The Lorax movie - the 1972 version only.   Dan recommends The Authority, a new podcast where Dan and Slate’s Laura Miller break down His Dark Materials.  Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833.  Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.  Hosts  Jamilah Lemieux is a writer, cultural critic, and communications strategist based in Brooklyn, New York. 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. Ezekiel Kweku is a writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s also a politics editor at New York Magazine‘s Daily Intelligencer.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 31, 2019
On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Jamilah and Dan answer listener questions from a mom who wants to know if a few drinks while watching the kids is a bad decision or modern parenting. And a question about a grandpa with advancing Alzheimer’s. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, the Faith Smith joins the hosts to talk about her spectacular parenting fail. Sign up for Slate Plus here.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 24, 2019
On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Jamilah and Dan answer listener questions from a mom who wants to better deal with her kid’s identity and a dad who is insisting his kid learn to drive. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, the hosts answer a bonus listener question. Sign up for Slate Plus here.  Recommendations: Rebecca recommends the app, Wordscapes. Jamilah recommends making your home colorful.  Dan recommends the lemon and ginger seltzer from Trader Joe’s. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833.  Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter. Hosts  Rebecca Lavoie, Jamilah Lemieux and Dan Kois Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 17, 2019
On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Jamilah and Dan answer listener questions from a mom who wants to know if it really makes a difference whether you yell at your kids and another mom who wants to make sure she doesn’t overshare her mental health issues with her kid. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, the hosts talk kid-approved scary movies. Sign up for Slate Plus here.  Recommendations: Rebecca recommends having fall-themed actives all fall long. Jamilah recommends the recently released, The Addams Family movie. Dan recommends visiting Crab Island.  Also, if you’re interested in more about the conversation on yelling, check out this article that Dan references. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833.  Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter. Hosts  Rebecca Lavoie, Jamilah Lemieux and Dan Kois Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 10, 2019
On this week’s episode, Rebecca and Dan answer listener questions from a mom struggling with whether it’s okay to offer breast milk to her curious kid and a mom who thinks it’s uncool to be disrupted by a kid during a performance for kids. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, Rebecca makes an announcement. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations:Rebecca recommends you hate watch Ghost Adventures.Dan recommends Kopp’s Frozen Custard.Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.Hosts Rebecca Lavoie and Dan KoisThis episode is brought to you by Everlane. Check out your personalized collection today at everlane.com/momanddad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 3, 2019
On this week’s episode, Rebecca. Jamilah and Dan answer listener questions from a a mom disagreeing with a father about their young boys showering with her and a mom who thinks her child’s unsupportive father shouldn’t be invited to a birthday party. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, Jamilah talks about parental separation anxiety. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations:Rebecca recommends the nonfiction podcast, Passenger List.Jamilah recommends Whoopi Goldberg’s kid’s series, Sugar Plum Ballerinas. Dan recommends two plays: Mike Birbiglia’s The New One on Broadway and Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Fairview. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.Hosts Rebecca Lavoie, Jamilah Lemieux and Dan KoisLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 30, 2019
Hey, Mom and Dad Are Fighting listeners, Hang Up and Listen, Slate's sports show, did a special episode about youth sports, which we thought you might enjoy. If you dig it and would like to hear more, subscribe to Hang Up and Listen wherever you get your podcasts!Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Slate’s Allison Benedikt to answer your questions about youth sports. Topics covered include whether and how to teach your kids how to talk trash, how to balance sports time with family leisure time, and whether it’s ethical to watch football if you don’t want your child to play football.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 26, 2019
On this week’s episode, Rebecca. Jamilah and Amy answer listener questions from a questioning the appropriateness of a local organization and a mom who wants her husband to be better about raising a body positive child. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, Amy gives some teacher-ly advice. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations:Rebecca recommends having two dogs in your home.Jamilah recommends visiting Target to check out their capsule collection, 20 Years of Design for All. Amy recommends the audiobook, Why We Sleep.Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.Hosts Rebecca Lavoie, Jamilah Lemieux and Amy ScottLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 24, 2019
In this episode of How to Raise a Parent, we’re exploring friendship from a kid’s eye view. Have you ever seen your child walk up to a kid they’ve never met before on the playground and spend the whole day together like old friends? Children seem hardwired to create these instant, easy friendships, but for a lot of grownups, making friends doesn’t come so easily. In our quest to reconnect with the pure approach to friendship we see in kids, we talked to two guests with interesting perspectives on the topic: Karen Johnson, a writer and mother of three, and Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD, author, and clinical psychologist.Download and listen to How to Raise a Parent wherever you listen:Apple Podcasts StitcherOvercastSpotifyTuneInHead here to learn more about this episode of How to Raise a Parent.This paid podcast is produced by Slate Studios and DairyPure®.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 19, 2019
On this week’s episode, Jamilah and Dan answer listener questions from a mom who is feeling anxious about her teenager wanting to buy condoms and a co-parenting dad who has some concerns. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, Dan shares an excerpt from his newly released book, How To Be A Family. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations:Dan recommends the carnivore compromise, the Impossible burger.Jamilah recommends the kids book, C Is For Consent.Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.Hosts Jamilah Lemieux and Dan KoisLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 17, 2019
On this special midweek bonus episode, Dan Kois shares the first chapter of the audiobook of How to Be a Family, plus Dan is joined by retired MADAF all-stars Allison Benedikt and Gabe Roth to talk about the trip around the world, the lessons Dan and his family learned, and all the fails along the way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 12, 2019
On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Jamilah and Dan answer listener questions from a mom who is worried she won’t be able to do it all and a mom who wants to keep her parents from putting her kid into a gender box. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, the hosts share their favorite parenting books. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations:Dan recommends a hilarious and thoughtful obituary.Jamilah recommends the super-fun game of Heads Up. Rebecca recommends making some puff pastry desserts. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.Hosts Rebecca Lavoie, Jamilah Lemieux, and Dan KoisThis episode is brought to you by Everlane. Check out your personalized collection today at everlane.com/momanddad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 11, 2019
Is there a right way to let kids struggle and fail? How do you raise resilient children? And most important, when should you help out, and when should you chill out? We ask Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee to advise a Portland, Oregon couple who worry about their son getting wet in a squirt gun fight.If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to How To With Charles Duhigg, wherever you listen to podcasts.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 5, 2019
On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Jamilah and Faith answer listener questions from an aunt struggling to confront her niece’s traumatic experience and a non-parent that wants to be more useful to her friends with kids. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, Jamilah and Faith chat about back to school time. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations:Faith recommends joining a fancy gym.Jamilah recommends co-working spaces. Rebecca recommends having your kids use Venmo. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.Hosts Rebecca Lavoie, Jamilah Lemieux, and Faith SmithLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 29, 2019
On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Jamilah and Dan answer listener questions from a mom that wants her mother to be more supportive an a worried grandma who is looking for the right way to have a tough conversation with a child. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, Rebecca shares how the big day of dropping her kid off at college went. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations:Dan recommends the comic series, Real Friends, by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham.Jamilah recommends visiting your local pain management specialist if you’re experiencing some body ails. Rebecca recommends the Netflix series Derry Girls. Fans of Derry Girls can check out Dan’s most read Slate article of the year, The Many Faces of Derry Girls’ Saoirse-Monica Jackson.If you’re interested in the cousin rivalry at Market Basket that Rebecca mentioned in today’s triumph or fail, read the Slate article here. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.Hosts Rebecca Lavoie, Jamilah Lemieux, and Dan KoisLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 22, 2019
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August 15, 2019
On this week’s episode, Jamilah and Dan answer listener questions from a mom that’s having second thoughts about a second kid and a mom whose kid wants to travel across Europe. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, we talk with Mini Milah, Jamilah’s six year-old daughter, about her new favorite restaurant. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations:Dan recommends the book, Indebted: How Families Make College Work At Any Cost, by Caitlin Zaloom.Jamilah recommends going to see Dora and the Lost City of Gold.Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.Hosts Dan Kois and Jamilah LemieuxThis episode is brought to you by Everlane. Check out your personalized collection today at everlane.com/momanddad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 8, 2019
On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Jamilah, and Tom answer listener questions from a mom that doesn’t seem to understand the need for nannies and a mom that wants to have more inclusive birthday parties. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, we talk with our guest host, Tom Scocca, about sharing the news with your kids. We use Tom’s most recent Slate article, Where Taking the Concerns of Racists Seriously Has Gotten Us, to kick off the conversation. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations:Tom recommends the science fiction trilogy, Tripods Trilogy, by John Christopher.  Rebecca recommends the sub-Reddit, r/teenagers. Jamilah recommends reading works by the late Toni Morrison and, unrelated, pushing the adult boundaries by getting a tattoo. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.Hosts Tom Scocca, Rebecca Lavoie, and Jamilah LemieuxLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 1, 2019
On this week’s episode, Dan, Rebecca, and Jamilah answer listener questions from an introverted dad who wants to raise a social kid and from atheist parents struggling with attending events at their local evangelical university. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, we talk about how to deal with differeing parenting philosophies among co-parents, inspired by Michelle Herman’s Care and Feeding column. Sign up for Slate Plus here. Recommendations:Dan recommends the Audible versions of The Babysitter’s Club books, available August 13.Rebecca recommends watching some glass blowing or, alternatively, watching the glass blowing reality show Blown Away on Netflix. (For more of a glass blowing fix, you can read Slate’s article “Who Invented the “Glory Hole”—Glass Blowers or Gays?”)Jamilah recommends spending time away from your kids. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.Hosts Dan Kois, Rebecca Lavoie, and Jamilah LemieuxLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 25, 2019
On this week’s episode: The hosts answer listener questions about exclusive best friends and a kid that uses an offensive word during a fight. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, we talk to Jamilah about her Care and Feeding column.Recommendations:Dan recommends going on a kid-led road trip.Jamilah recommends saying yes. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.Hosts Dan Kois, Jamilah LemieuxLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 18, 2019
On this week’s episode: The hosts answer listener questions about a mom who has some strong concerns about their kid carpooling and a friend who’s worried that they might be overstepping. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, we take another question from a listener.Recommendations:Rebecca recommends the travel app, Tripit.Dan recommends the book, The Gifted School by Bruce Halsinger. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 11, 2019
On this week’s episode: The hosts answer listener questions about a mom who wants to know what to do about a sort of stepson and another about a kid who’s hanging out with a kid that counts calories. We also welcome Amy Scott as this week’s special host. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. Amy brings Ask-A-Teacher to Slate Plus.Recommendations:Rebecca recommends the YouTube series, Star Wars by the Numbers. Dan recommends day camp as the ultimate summer solution for working vacations.Amy has two recommendations: The Hamilton soundtrack and buying your kids’ puzzles at the thrift store. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 4, 2019
On this week’s episode: The hosts answer listener questions about a mom who wants to know what to do about a sexist boyfriend and a mom who wants to know what to do about her kid being left out in the dark after hanging with a friend. We also welcome Jakada Imani as this week’s special host. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. On Slate Plus, Jakada talks about how he manages his career and family.Recommendations:Rebecca recommends the German time-traveling show, Dark.Ruth recommends getting a vacation babysitter.Jakada recommends an after dinner family walk. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 27, 2019
On this week’s episode: The hosts answer listener questions about a teen in need of some support about their sensitive mom and what to do about a little that likes dressing up as problematic princesses. We also welcome Aminta Steinbach as this week’s special host. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. On Slate Plus, Aminta talks about life as a live-in aunt. Recommendations:Rebecca recommends a gif that exemplifies sibling relationships. Dan recommends clearing out your backyard and letting nature take its course.Aminta recommends the book Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham.Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.This episode is brought to you by Little Passports, for adventurous kids with curious minds. Go to littlepassports.com/momanddad to learn more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 20, 2019
On this week’s episode: The hosts answers listener questions about a mother who wants to ensure her kids remember their grandpa after he passes and the importance of table manners at dinner. We also welcome Doyin Richards as this week’s special host. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. On Slate Plus, Doyin shares just why the world thinks he’s a super-dad. Recommendations:Rebecca recommends ordering sheet cake from your local grocery store. Isaac recommends Charades decks for your performative kid and the cookbook,Milk Street: Tuesday Nights, by Christopher Kimball. Doyin recommends a fool-proof way to get your kids to eat their veggies. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 13, 2019
On this week’s episode: The hosts answers listener questions about what to do when your kid refuses to shower and a kid that refuses to stop biting. We also welcome Jamilah Lemieux as this week’s special host. As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. On Slate Plus, Jamilah shares her co-parenting story. Recommendations:Rebecca recommends using Slack at home for handling parenting tasks.Dan recommends the book, Share Your Smile by Rebecca Telgemeier.Jamilah recommends using TaskRabbit to relieve some parenting chores.This episode is brought to you by Everlane. Check out your personalized collection today at everlane.com/momanddad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 6, 2019
On this week’s episode: The hosts answers listener questions about what to do with your kid that refuses everything, even the fun stuff, and another about what it even means to have siblings. We also welcome Dan Kois back to the show. And as usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. On Slate Plus, the hosts share their thoughts on Mary Jane. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2019
On this week’s episode: The hosts answer a listener question about what actually matters when parenting your kid. We also say farewell to Gabe and Carvell. And as usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. On Slate Plus, the hosts recap their favorite moments and lessons on the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2019
On this week’s episode: Gabe and Carvell interview podcaster and author Theresa Thorn about her upcoming picture book, It Feels Good To Be Yourself: A Book about Gender Identity and answer a listener question about a narcissistic theatre teacher. And as usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. On Slate Plus, Theresa Thorn shares her own parenting fail.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2019
On this week’s episode: Gabe, Carvell, and Rebecca answer a listener question about what to tell your kids when you’re getting a divorce but staying in the same home. And as usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. On Slate Plus, Gabe finally explains where his British accent went.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 9, 2019
On this week’s episode: Dan, Carvell, and Rebecca interview Darcy Lockman, author of All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers and the Myth of Equal Partnership, about her article in the New York Times, “What ‘Good’ Dads Get Away With,” and we answer a listener question about what to do about a mean teenager. And as usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. On Slate Plus, Rebecca explains why she hates Mother’s Day. Dan recommends the movie, Being John Malkovich. Rebecca recommends coloring books for me, such as Coloring Book for Me.Carvell recommends watching things that your kids love. Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 2, 2019
On this week’s episode: Gabe and Rebecca answer listener questions on what to do after you discover your kid isn’t a child prodigy and how to get your teen to maybe surf waves instead of the internet. And as usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. On Slate Plus, Rebecca shares a fail so epic you have to tune in to find out.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 25, 2019
On this week’s episode: Ruth, Gabe, and Carvell answer listener questions on when to consider getting a vasectomy and how to make sure your kid doesn’t become obsessed with their looks. And as usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. On Slate Plus, Ruth talks about what it’s like to have a religious Easter with a three year-old. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 18, 2019
On this week’s episode: Rebecca, Gabe, and Carvell answer listener questions on how to set rules for adults at a one-year old’s birthday party and what to do when parents project their childhood traumas onto to their kids. And as usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. On Slate Plus, Rebecca shares an update about that summer camp with racist practices. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: Little Passports, for adventurous kids with curious minds. Go to littlepassports.com/momanddad to learn more.Gobble. Get 6 meals for just $36, plus free shipping, by visiting gobble.com/momanddad.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 11, 2019
On this week’s episode: Rebecca, Gabe, and Carvell answer listener questions about when to limit a five year old’s Batman intake and if parents should settle for second best when it comes to kid car seats. Yes, you read that right. And as usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. On Slate Plus, Rebecca dishes on her lavish time on a private jet.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 4, 2019
On today's episode, Rebecca, Gabe, and Carvell answer listener questions about communicating with an ex-spouse's family after divorce and what to do about challenges between a stepdad and kid. They also share their triumphs and fails of the week and offer up some exciting recommendations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 28, 2019
This week, Rebecca, Gabe, and guest host Katherine answer listener questions about putting the pressure on your kid after getting into a prestige school and solutions on getting your kids to play nice with each other. And as usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 21, 2019
This week, Rebecca, Gabe, and Carvell answer listener questions about the looming fear of talking with your kid about death and if it's okay if your ten year-old is into Amy Winehouse and other adult things. And as usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 14, 2019
With Gabe and Carvell out this week, Rebecca and Isaac are holding down the fort. Today, they talk with the authors of the book Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won't Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It, answer a listener question about placing your kids in a religious pre-school, and share their thoughts on Operation: Varsity Blue.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 7, 2019
Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss follow-up to the piña colada censorship story, husbands that break promises, estranged fathers, and more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 28, 2019
Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss temporary visiting dog fails, teacher's strikes, doll-related crime scenes, bedwetting at science camp, and husbands in need of encouragement. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: Grove. For a free $30 Mrs. Meyers gift set, go to grove.co/momanddad.Gobble, get $50 off your first box, go to gobble.com/momanddad.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 25, 2019
Decoder Ring is Slate's culture documentary show and this month they have an episode on a subject of special interest to Mom and Dad Are Fighting listeners: Baby Shark. Baby Shark is an megaviral YouTube video, an unstoppable earworm, a top 40 hit, a Eurodance smash, a decades old campfire song, and the center of an international copyright dispute. This month on Decoder Ring we explore the strange history and conflicted future of the song, what makes it so catchy, and how it came to be.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 21, 2019
Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace, and Rebecca Lavoie are joined by Katherine Goldstein to talk about her brand new podcast The Double Shift, a show about working mothers. They also discuss a follow up email from last week's discussion about telling your kids about their biological parentage, plus as always: triumphs and fails and recommendations.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 14, 2019
Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss a trio of parenting fails, a really tough question about telling your kid that her dad isn't her biological dad, and another about a kid that has to be winning at all times. This episode is brought to you by Blinkist. Start your free trial today at blinkist.com/momanddad.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 7, 2019
Rebecca Lavoie and Carvell Wallace receive a transmission direct from the scene of a temper tantrum, and discuss a question about telling your kids about estranged parents. Plus, learn which member of the Lavoie household is officially a narc. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: Grove. For a free $30 Mrs. Meyers gift set, go to grove.co/momanddad.Gobble, get $50 off your first box, go to gobble.com/momanddad.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 1, 2019
The latest measles outbreak in the Pacific-Northwest is a self-inflicted wound. One that Texans, and Americans alike, should all pay attention to.Guest: Dr. Peter J. Hotez, co-director of the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development.Tell us what you think by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or sending an email to whatnext@slate.com. Follow us on Instagram for updates on the show.Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, and Anna Martin.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 31, 2019
Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss Gabe's greatest-of-all-time parenting triumph, opening up to your kids, making it to year sixteen, whether divorced parents have it easier, and the anxiety of being an older parent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 24, 2019
On this week’s episode, Allison, Carvell, and Gabe answer questions from listeners about what to think of their unaccompanied teenage kids and what’s reasonable to expect from an 11 year old who struggles with writing. Plus: parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and more. And on Slate Plus this week: peeing in public, yay or nay?Recommendations: Allison recommends The Boxcar Children Mysteries & Jesse Kelley tweet: kids robotics competitionGabe recommends Ruffles All-dressed Chips (From Canada)• Carvell recommends @animalsdoingthings on InstagramJoin us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Max Jacobs.Listen to Mom and Dad Are Fighting on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play.This episode is brought to you by Blinkist. Start your free trial today at blinkist.com/momanddad.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 21, 2019
We're here to introduce you to a new podcast: as new parents, comedians Josie and Jonny bring their humor and genuine curiosity into each conversation to get answers to questions they’re completely clueless about. Each episode of their podcast, Josie & Jonny are Having a Baby, features creators of all types talking candidly about what it means to raise a baby into a full on adult human. Check it out here in Apple Podcasts.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 17, 2019
Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss picky eaters with The Sporkful's Dan Pashman, a listener question about kids and creative problem solving, "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 10, 2019
Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Isaac Butler discuss tyrannical grandmas, musical bribery, triumphs and fails, recommendations, and more. This episode is brought to you by: Fabletics, get two leggings for just $24 at fabletics.com/momanddad.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 3, 2019
Gabriel Roth hosts a cultivated selection of some favorite Slate Plus segments to ring in the new year, featuring Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, Allison Benedikt, and Isaac Butler, subjects include: how to talk to your kids about "bad guys", a New Hampshire social media scandal, practicing what you preach, and the story of Gabe's own circumcision. This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: Clorox. Head to cloroxforschools.com to find out how to keep your family healthy and happy this cold and flu season.Blinkist. Go to Blinkist.com/momanddad to start your free 7 day trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 27, 2018
Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace are prompted by a Washington Post series of three stories about raising boys in the #MeToo era to discuss teenagers, modern masculinity, "the friend zone", and more. Plus a listener question about the grandparent's favorite kid, "Triumphs and Fails", and recommendations.This episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: American Express, don’t do business without it.Clorox. head to cloroxforschools.com to find out how to keep your family healthy and happy this cold and flu season. Listen To The Marriage, the new novel by John Jay Osborn. Available now wherever books are sold.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 20, 2018
Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss the role of step parents, and their relationships to the birth parents of their step-kids. Plus, a detailed and swear-filled account of Rebecca's dramatic recent injury, "Triumphs and Fails", and recommendations.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 13, 2018
On this week’s episode, Carvell and Gabe discuss an accidental dirty joke fail while getting a Christmas tree and a rare bureaucratic triumph. Then, they take questions from listeners about how to deal with a son’s friend who is being a jerk but is also dealing with grief and what to think of your kid’s passionate - yet perhaps difficult - professional artistic ambitions. In Slate Plus, executive editor Allison Benedikt joins to discuss a Chanukah-related technological triumph.Recommendations: • Gabe recommends Not a Boxby Antoinette Portis• Carvell recommends The Tale of Despereauxby Kate DiCamillo Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes. Got questions that you’d like us to answer? Call and leave us a message at 424-255-7833. Podcast produced by Max Jacobs.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 10, 2018
Gabriel Roth talks to Seth Stevenson about his new podcast, Who Runs That? and introduces an episode that's perfect for MADAF listeners. In it, Stevenson talks to Aerin Nicole, CEO of the children's clothing company, Kickee Pants. If you enjoy this episode of Who Runs That? please subscribe using the Apple Podcast link below or whichever podcast listening method you prefer. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/who-runs-that/id1439828799?mt=2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 6, 2018
Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss whether to confront an overprotective daycare, how to make sure your kids aren't "the mean ones", Triumphs and Fails, "endorsements" and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 29, 2018
Carvell, Rebecca, and Gabe are joined by Noel Murray to discuss Slate’s new package on family games: the best, the worst, and more, including Rebecca’s spirited defense of the game Clue. Then, is a mother-in-law’s insistence on saying dinner prayers with atheist kids grounds for a confrontation? Plus, watching your kids fail creatively, a laundry-based triumph, and watching swim lesson money swirl down the drain. In Slate Plus, another installment in Rebecca’s continuing family saga. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 22, 2018
Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace, and Mary Harris discuss Gabe's annual Autumn Sing fail, Carvell's new job as a PA on his son's film, Mary's daughter's competitive , Nerf Gun Christmas gifts, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 15, 2018
Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss an academic turnaround in the Lavoie household, Californian air quality, a kid's dislike his grandma, and a tough question about the life of an unsupported military mom.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 8, 2018
Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth discuss what to do when your teenager discovers your weed stash, some major parenting fails, recommendations, and more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 1, 2018
Gabriel Roth and Rebecca Lavoie discuss a recent Slate article attacking THIS VERY PODCAST with the writer, Rebecca Onion. Also, empty thermoses, parent teacher conferences, and a question about sleepovers and night terrorsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 25, 2018
Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace answer a listener question about a 6-year-old who's getting a little too close to her boyfriend. Then they decide whether it makes sense to bring a newborn baby along for an overseas vacation. Zulily, for $20 off your first order, go to zulily.com/momanddad.Little Passports, inspire your kids to learn about the world with Little Passports - subscribe today at littlepassports.com/MOMANDDADGobble, for $50 off your first box, go to gobble.com/momanddad.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 18, 2018
This week: Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss homework triumphs, a followup on yelling, questions about watching your insecurities play out in your children, and whether to get on grandma's case for letting the kids watch screens. This episode is brought to you by Blinds.com. Get 20% off anything today when you use the code MOMMANDDAD at checkout.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 11, 2018
Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth discuss YELLING! and other subjects including kids mocking the weight of their teachers, the privilege conversation, stolen cell phones, and making sick days fun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 4, 2018
Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth discuss questions about kids and divorce, plus "Triumphs and Fails" and recommendations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 27, 2018
Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace and Rebecca Lavoie discuss surprising teen triumphs, depressing school lunches, the boredom of tears, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 23, 2018
In an intimate conversation, three educators who survived school shootings talk to Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick about the trauma of going back to the classroom. For a transcript, visit Slate.com/TeacherPodcastLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 20, 2018
Rebecca Lavoie, Gabriel Roth, and Steve Lickteig discuss (relatively) late-in-life bicycle lessons, correcting your kid's college essays, toxic masculinity, a potentially toxic preschool teacher, and more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 13, 2018
Carvell Wallace, Isaac Butler, and Ruth Graham discuss how to get your kid to go to sleep already, angry-driving with fussing toddlers, letting go of expectations around your kids, and the ethics of breaking into your teenager's phone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 6, 2018
Carvell Wallace, Rebecca Lavoie, and Gabriel Roth discuss the tyranny of demanding teens charge their phones, beginning of school-blues, balancing time between kids, and an interview with Slate's Rebecca Onion about how parenting groups are making it impossible to leave Facebook, plus triumphs and fails and a question about finding black friends for your black kids, and how to talk to your white friends about race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 30, 2018
Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace talk to Kim Brooks, author of Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear, as well as a listener question about a neighbor on the sex-offender registry, plus triumphs and fails and recommendations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 23, 2018
Carvell Wallace, Dan Kois, and Katherine Goldstein discuss calendar fails, the mundane unfairness of paying for daycare with a health care savings account, when to teach kids to clean up after themselves, and listener questions about dealing with a chauvinist grandpa and how and when to talk to your kids about a conspicuous confederate flag on the side of the interstate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 16, 2018
Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss a fun game about getting kicked in the face, what it means when children lie for attention, and whether a 17 year old boy should be dating a 25 year old man via Tinder. Plus, Triumphs and Fails and recommendations, as always. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 13, 2018
Allison Benedikt, Carvell Wallace, and Rebecca Lavoie discuss taxidermied animals, being without your kids, summer camp compromises, a listener question about whether to take a young child on a trip to Africa, and an interview with Bo Burnham, writer and director of the movie "Eighth Grade" and Betsy Bozdech, Executive Editor at Common Sense Media to talk about the film. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 6, 2018
Usually in this feed, you get Mom and Dad Are Fighting, a show about parenting triumphs and troubles. This week, we’re bringing you something a little different. A co-production between Target and Slate Studios, this is Coffee & Crayons, a podcast about navigating the highs and lows of back to school time. It’s a series of conversations full of insights and advice to help families thrive during tricky transitions. In this episode, Join host Mallory Kasdan as she talks with Amy Webb of the parenting blog This Little Miggy about teaching inclusivity and kindness. If you like what you hear, subscribe to Coffee and Crayons wherever you get your podcasts.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 2, 2018
Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace continue the conversation about King Kong and the gorilla suit, discuss sand couches, teen films, feminist slogans on two year old boy's t-shirts, and the grooming habits of teenage boys. Subscribe to Coffee and Crayons today wherever you get your podcasts.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 26, 2018
Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace and guest host Dana Stevens discuss the difficulty of homespun ABBA cover sessions, trusting teens, perfectionist tennis lessons, bad dads, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 19, 2018
Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss how to pick a baby's last name, the allure of Avenger's pajamas, salvaging a love of baseball out of a personal hatred, driving in cars with teens, and how to deal when your boy keeps getting called a girl at school. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 12, 2018
Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace, and Rebecca Lavoie discuss mysterious sibling bonding, weird eye infections, relatives who bully kids, and younger sibling-induced touchiness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 5, 2018
Rebecca Lavoie and Carvell Wallace discuss haunted AirBnBs, California kids, overbearing mom-reminders, low-key deadbeat dads, co-parenting responsibilities, screen time habits to model for your kids, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 28, 2018
Rebecca Lavoie, Carvell Wallace, and Gabriel Roth discuss summer break! Is it better to structure your kid's summers or let them veg out? Carvell's kids, Ezra and Georgia drop by the studio to offer their opinion on the subject. Plus, picking playdates based on incomplete information, and recommendations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 25, 2018
Michelle Hickox has found a way to build a powerful career as a CFO, and take summers off and still get promoted. How? First, she had to believe that she could, then she had to prove to others it was possible. Now she wants everyone to know how she did it. Mom and Dad Are Fighting bring you this story from Slate’s new Better Life Lab podcast. Subscribe to Better Life Lab via:Apple PodcastsOvercastSpotifyStitcher Google PlayOr wherever you get your shows. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 21, 2018
Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss the situation at the border, anti-mom bias in the workplace with Katherine Goldstein, how not to model vices for your kids, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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