610 episodes

Jamilah Lemieux, Zak Rosen, Elizabeth Newcamp, and Lucy Lopez share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.

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    • 4.4 • 97 Ratings

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Jamilah Lemieux, Zak Rosen, Elizabeth Newcamp, and Lucy Lopez share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.

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    My Kid’s Friend Has Zero Supervision

    My Kid’s Friend Has Zero Supervision

    On this episode: Zak, Lucy and Jamilah help a member of the Slate Parenting Facebook Group who’s torn about her kid’s new bestie. This girl is mostly unsupervised and tends toward naughtiness — ding-dong ditching, messy play, and watching adult YouTube — and that tendency is trickling down to our group member’s son. How can this parent make sure her home is a safe space, but still keep order? 

    We also dole out a round of recommendations. Then, for Slate Plus listeners – we’re weighing when it’s okay to leave your kid home alone.

    Zak recommends: See what happens if your kid’s in charge of packing lunch
    Jamilah recommends: Jersey Mike’s
    Lucy recommends: Pick Your Poison 

    Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318.

    If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at slate.com/careplus to help support our work.

    Podcast produced by Maura Currie.
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    • 22 min
    I Took a Break. Why Don’t I Feel Refreshed?

    I Took a Break. Why Don’t I Feel Refreshed?

    On this episode: Lucy, Zak, and Jamilah help a listener who wrote in wondering how to soften her landing after taking a break from the kids. She’s grateful for them, and for time away… but why doesn’t she feel refreshed?

    We’ll also debrief with a round of parenting Triumphs & Fails, and share some of your responses to our recent episode about shorts under skirts and dresses.

    Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318.

    If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at slate.com/careplus to help support our work.

    Podcast produced by Maura Currie.
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    • 41 min
    How Could We Better Support Single Moms?

    How Could We Better Support Single Moms?

    We’re taking it easy after the holiday last week but didn’t want to leave you empty-eared… so we’re very excited to share an extended cut of Jamila’s recent interview with Ruby Russell, author of Doing It All: The Social Power of Single Motherhood. 

    We’ll be back with a regular episode Thursday — see you then! 
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    • 43 min
    From Our Friends: How To Take a Gap Year

    From Our Friends: How To Take a Gap Year

    Hi listeners! We're off from the holiday but wanted to share an episode of another Slate show that we think you'll love:
    Leo is a high-achieving high school senior on the cusp of graduation. Growing up in a rigorous school environment he faced endless pressure to follow the expected track of attending an elite university and eventually securing a good job. Yet, Leo feels slightly unfulfilled and is curious what an alternative path might look like. On this episode of How To!, Carvell Wallace is joined by Abby Falik, founder of The Flight School, and organization dedicate to helping students and parents rethink and reshape their education. Abby shares her insights and experience guiding students through gap years so they find their own way.

    If you liked this episode check out: How To Parent Less

    Do you have a problem that needs solving? Send us a note at howto@slate.com or leave us a voicemail at 646-495-4001 and we might have you on the show. Subscribe for free on Apple, Spotify or wherever you listen.

    How To’s executive producer is Derek John. Joel Meyer is our senior editor/producer. The show is produced by Rosemary Belson and Kevin Bendis. 
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    • 44 min
    Does My Toddler Need Shorts Under Her Dress?

    Does My Toddler Need Shorts Under Her Dress?

    On this episode: Zak, Lucy and Elizabeth help a listener whose daycare has requested that her toddler daughter wear shorts underneath skirts and dresses. The listener’s knee-jerk reaction is that it’s unnecessary… but we’ll offer some suggestions about what she could be missing, and why how we dress our kids is important.

    We also dole out a round of recommendations, and share some stuff you listeners have been loving — and, for our Slate Plus listeners, we’ll talk about the way we choose baby names, and how hard it is to escape the popular name hivemind.

    Zak recommends: Lake drawing app
    Elizabeth recommends: Shakespeare Insult Generator book or online 
    Lucy and Amelia recommend: “The Throne of Glass” 

    Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318.

    If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at slate.com/careplus to help support our work.

    Podcast produced by Maura Currie.
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    • 41 min
    My Kid Forgot How to Ride a Bike

    My Kid Forgot How to Ride a Bike

    On this episode: Lucy, Zak, and Elizabeth help a member of the Slate Parenting Facebook group whose daughter forgot how to ride a bike… and is now pretty insistent that she doesn’t want to re-learn. We’ll talk through how to incentivize some bravery and get siblings involved in the process.

    We’ll also debrief with a round of parenting Triumphs & Fails — including a triumph that wasn’t a triumph until we talked through it.

    Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318.

    If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at slate.com/careplus to help support our work.

    Podcast produced by Maura Currie.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Rebecca mac ,

Great parenting advice

I enjoy the listener letters and their advice. I don’t care about their product reviews.

Mz_Kitty ,

Great podcast - like the new line up of hosts

I have always liked this podcast but it wasn't top of my list anymore until the shuffle with new hosts. As a parent with grown kids I still enjoy the thoughtful (and fun) discussions about the realities of parenting.

a.ijt ,

Old episode are best

Long time listener and loved this podcast until recently with new hosts. Highly recommend new listeners listen to old episodes and skip more recent ones.

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