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Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show

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Rank #54 in Kids & Family category

Kids & Family
Society & Culture
Parenting
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Rebecca Lavoie, Jamilah Lemieux, and Dan Kois share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.

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Rebecca Lavoie, Jamilah Lemieux, and Dan Kois share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.

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Real talk for parents who are people too

By Rosy journalism - Nov 09 2019
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Well-produced and never too long. I appreciate the host rotation. I enjoy all the hosts, but it's nice to have different voices. I'm not usually a fan of "talk shows" but I love the format of this one: They each share their success or failure as a parent for the week, answer a couple of submitted questions, then wrap it up with some recommendations. Not too short, not too long.

Great Show But a High Ad Percentage

By Tyler L. - Nov 07 2019
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First off, this show has 5 star quality content! I miss the old hosts but love the new POV from the new hosts and I'm sure they'll grow on me. The only complaint I have is all the ads. There's an early as from slate+ immediately followed by a paid as. There's also often a paid conversation about a nutrition product. This ads up to very little in terms of the amount of time given to actual content vs. time given to ads. I get it. Podcasts are free and are able to stay free due in part to the ads. Slate is a fantastic site and podcast producer that I would hate to see go the way of Disolve, Deadspin, Grantland, etc. An extra listener question or two would be appreciated.

iTunes Ratings

754 Ratings
Average Ratings
585
74
42
16
37

Real talk for parents who are people too

By Rosy journalism - Nov 09 2019
Read more
Well-produced and never too long. I appreciate the host rotation. I enjoy all the hosts, but it's nice to have different voices. I'm not usually a fan of "talk shows" but I love the format of this one: They each share their success or failure as a parent for the week, answer a couple of submitted questions, then wrap it up with some recommendations. Not too short, not too long.

Great Show But a High Ad Percentage

By Tyler L. - Nov 07 2019
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First off, this show has 5 star quality content! I miss the old hosts but love the new POV from the new hosts and I'm sure they'll grow on me. The only complaint I have is all the ads. There's an early as from slate+ immediately followed by a paid as. There's also often a paid conversation about a nutrition product. This ads up to very little in terms of the amount of time given to actual content vs. time given to ads. I get it. Podcasts are free and are able to stay free due in part to the ads. Slate is a fantastic site and podcast producer that I would hate to see go the way of Disolve, Deadspin, Grantland, etc. An extra listener question or two would be appreciated.

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Mom and Dad Are Fighting | Slate's parenting show

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Rebecca Lavoie, Jamilah Lemieux, and Dan Kois share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.

You Need To Calm Down

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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

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Oct 17 2019

1hr 6mins

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Jesus, Take the Wheel!

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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

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Oct 24 2019

56mins

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Be Present Edition

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Slate's Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the pros and cons of summer camp and are joined by blogger Carla Naumburg to talk about mindful parenting.

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Jan 16 2014

36mins

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Joyless Slog Edition

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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Allison Benedikt discuss kid anger fails, reading getting in the way of basic life functions, the joy of barely passing German class, the joyless slog of the early parenting years, and what to do about teens and drinking and the friends they drink with. 

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Apr 26 2018

51mins

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Extreme Bedtime Edition

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On today's show Allison and Dan discuss absurdly early bedtimes for kids and then make some summertime resolutions. 

Mom and Dad Are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.

And by Little Passports. Inspire your kids to learn about the world with a subscription to Little Passports! Mom & Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40 percent on their first month today with the promo code MOMANDDAD. Learn more at littlepassports.com/momanddad.

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May 26 2016

50mins

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Falling Piano Edition

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Gabriel Roth and Carvell Wallace are joined by Marlo Mack of the How to be a Girl podcast to discuss executive functions, when to badger your kids about hand-washing, disclosing sensitive information to soon-to-be-relatives, whether a mom should push her ex-husband to allow their transgender son to start taking hormones, and why it's so taboo to leave a baby alone in an empty house, even for a short time. 

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Apr 19 2018

58mins

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Mom and Dad Are Fighting: This Job Sucks Edition

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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 competition

Gabe recommends Ruffles All-dressed Chips (From Canada)•

Carvell recommends @animalsdoingthings on Instagram

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.

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Jan 24 2019

49mins

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Two Truths and a Lie Edition

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In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois discuss why it is important to let your kids fail and foster parenting.

Mom and Dad are Fighting is sponsored by Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo—the third installment in the hilarious New York Times bestselling children’s book series filled with inventions, science experiments, and baseball playing robots—by former National Ambassador for Young Peoples’ Literature Jon Scieszka and mad scientist illustrator Brian Biggs. That’s Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo, on sale now from Amulet Books.

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Sep 24 2015

50mins

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"Is My Kid a Narcissist?" Edition

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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss whether we are unintentionally raising narcissistic children and edler care with Bettyville author George Hodgman.

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Mar 12 2015

41mins

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Trump is a Very Bad Man Edition

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On today's show, Allison and Dad talk to parents about raising a transgender child and how to talk to your kids about Trump.

Mom and Dad are Fighting is brought to you by BollandBranch.com, offering luxury bedding at affordable prices. Order right now and they'll give you 20 percent off, plus free shipping. Get sheets, towels, blankets, duvet covers, and more at BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.

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And by the new middle-grade novel The Terrible Two Get Worse, the hilarious sequel to The Terrible Two, which spent more than 10 weeks on the New York Times best sellers list.

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Mar 17 2016

49mins

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What's Up With All Those Nannies?

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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 Lemieux

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Aug 08 2019

56mins

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After "Sex After Baby" Edition

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In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt sort through listener responses to a segment about sex after pregnancy. And, a trip down the rabbit-hole of organic food for kids. Plus triumphs and fails with a vinyl soundtrack by Randy Newman.
 
Mom and Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little Passports, the award-winning subscription for kids. Right now, Mom & Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40% on their first month today with promo code MOMANDDAD40. Learn more at littlepassports.com/momanddad.

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Jul 30 2015

53mins

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Adult Trick or Treat Edition

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In this episode of Slate's parenting podcast, Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk with Meredith Fein Lichtenberg about parenting with cancer, and then discuss the most important holiday of the year, Halloween.
 
Mom and Dad are Fighting is sponsored by Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo—the third installment in the hilarious New York Times bestselling children’s book series filled with inventions, science experiments, and baseball playing robots—by former National Ambassador for Young Peoples’ Literature Jon Scieszka and mad scientist illustrator Brian Biggs. That’s Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo, on sale now from Amulet Books.
And by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little Passports, the award-winning subscription for kids. Right now, Mom & Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40% on their first month with promo code MOMANDDAD40. Learn more at littlepassports.com/momanddad.
And by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Get the nicest sheets you've ever owned for about half the price of what stores and boutiques are charging. Order right now and they'll give you $50 off a set of sheets, plus free shipping. Go to BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.

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Oct 08 2015

48mins

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The Hardest Age Edition

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On today's show, hosts Allison Benedikt and Gabriel Roth chat with Suniya Luthar, Foundation Professor of Psychology at Arizona State. They discuss her recent study, which shows that the middle-school years are often the most stressful for families. Slate's Brow Beat editor Sam Adams also joins to talk about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and wether it's too violent for children. Plus, a listener call about homophobic parents.

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Jan 05 2017

57mins

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The Agony of Defeat Edition

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Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss the appropriate screentime for kids and childhood sports heartbreak.
 
Mom and Dad are Fighting is sponsored by Little Passports. Keep your kids busy this summer with Little Passports, the award-winning subscription for kids. Right now, Mom & Dad Are Fighting listeners can save 40% on their first month with promo code MOMANDDAD40. Learn more at littlepassports.com/momanddad.
And by BollandBranch.com, the company that makes luxury bedding affordable. Get the nicest sheets you've ever owned for about half the price of what stores and boutiques are charging. Order right now and they'll give you $50 off a set of sheets, plus free shipping. Go to BollAndBranch.com and use the promo code MOMANDDAD.

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Nov 05 2015

50mins

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: I Am The Standard Edition

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Slate's Dan Kois and Allison Benedikt discuss gap years before college and are joined by author Jennifer Senior to discuss "All Joy and No Fun", her new book about modern parenting.

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Jan 30 2014

37mins

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Your Kids Are Not Getting a Scholarship Edition

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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss the endless Hell of travel sports for kids and parenting lifestyles of Upper East Side mothers with author Wednesday Martin.
Mom And Dad Are Fighting is sponsored by Bluum, helping new families finding the products they need, from pregnancy to preschool. Discover a personalized box new goodies for your child delivered to your doorstep every month. Get 40% off the first month of a new subscription when you visit bluum.com/momdad and use the promo code MOMDAD.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting is also sponsored by Gemvara. Turn old jewelry or a loose gem stone into a new design setting that you'll love. Choose from a variety of beautiful designs or customize your own. Right now get 15% off the stone reset of your choice and stonereset.com/momanddad.

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Jun 04 2015

47mins

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Age of Fear Edition

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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. 

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Aug 30 2018

1hr 6mins

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If I Only Had a Girl Edition

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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast where we discuss free range parenting and how children watch movies. Link to our podcast survey: www.slate.com/survey

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Jan 29 2015

48mins

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Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The City vs. Suburbs Edition

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Listen to Slate's parenting podcast about losing the Asperger's diagnosis, and the great debate: Where is it better to raise kids, in the city or the suburbs?

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Feb 27 2014

41mins

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Home Alone

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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.

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Dec 05 2019

56mins

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Live from Miami

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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.

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Nov 28 2019

45mins

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Whoops...A Baby!

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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!

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Nov 21 2019

1hr 2mins

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Keep Your Head Above Water

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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.

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Nov 14 2019

51mins

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Into the Unknown

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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. 

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Nov 07 2019

53mins

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Parent Under the Influence Edition

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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

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Oct 31 2019

57mins

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Jesus, Take the Wheel!

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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

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Oct 24 2019

56mins

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You Need To Calm Down

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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

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Oct 17 2019

1hr 6mins

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Breast Milk Taste Test

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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 Kois

This episode is brought to you by Everlane. Check out your personalized collection today at everlane.com/momanddad.

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Oct 10 2019

38mins

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Birthday Parties and Birthday Suits

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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.

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Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.

Hosts Rebecca Lavoie, Jamilah Lemieux and Dan Kois

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Oct 03 2019

58mins

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Introducing Hang Up and Listen: Kids Play the Darndest Things

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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.

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Sep 30 2019

44mins

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Suburban Appropriation

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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.

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Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.

Hosts Rebecca Lavoie, Jamilah Lemieux and Amy Scott

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Sep 26 2019

53mins

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Sponsored: It's a Playdate

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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.

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Sep 24 2019

25mins

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Wrap It Up

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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.

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Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.

Hosts Jamilah Lemieux and Dan Kois

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Sep 19 2019

47mins

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How to Be a Family Edition

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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. 

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Sep 17 2019

1hr 3mins

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Back To Work and Back To School

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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.

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Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.

Hosts Rebecca Lavoie, Jamilah Lemieux, and Dan Kois

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Sep 12 2019

51mins

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Introducing How To! With Charles Duhigg

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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.

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Sep 11 2019

28mins

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Bittersweet

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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.

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Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.

Hosts Rebecca Lavoie, Jamilah Lemieux, and Faith Smith

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Sep 05 2019

44mins

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Am I A Spoiled Brat?

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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

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Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.

Hosts Rebecca Lavoie, Jamilah Lemieux, and Dan Kois

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Aug 29 2019

49mins

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Favorite Grandma

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Aug 22 2019

51mins

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