422 episodes

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

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.4 • 950 Ratings

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

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    The Uniform Crisis

    The Uniform Crisis

    On this episode: Jamilah and Zak answer a question from a Marine whose son is a freshman at a school for Junior ROTC. The teen loves a lot of aspects of JROTC but loathes uniform day. It causes him anxiety and he’s mentioned quitting the school over the uniform. But most concerningly, the son has mentioned to his parent that he thinks about “unaliving” himself. 
    As a content warning, we do talk about suicide ideation in this episode. If you or anyone you know is in crisis, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing 988 or visiting 988lifeline.org. 
    Then on Slate Plus—per request, Jamilah and Zak will be updating everyone on their cool projects like Jamilah’s book and Zak’s contribution to the We exChange gallery. 
    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 Mom and Dad are Fighting. Sign up now at slate.com/momanddadplus to help support our work.
    Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@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. 
    Podcast produced by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola and Rosemary Belson.
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    • 24 min
    How to Make Your House Work For You

    How to Make Your House Work For You

    On this episode: Elizabeth and Jamilah are joined by KC Davis. KC is author of the book How To Keep House While Drowning, host of the podcast Struggle Care, and is well known for her TikTok content. KC shares how to divorce yourself from any shame and pressure you feel about the state of your house. She breaks down the differences between tidy, organized, and clean. Finally, she explains how to make chores not just equal but equitable.
    Recommendations: 
    Jamilah recommends The Woman King
    KC recommends Maintenance Phase
    Elizabeth recommends Science Comics
    Bonus recommendation: You Don’t Have to Fold Your Laundry by Rebecca Onion. 
    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 Mom and Dad are Fighting. Sign up now at slate.com/momanddadplus to help support our work.
    Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@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. 
    Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson and Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola.
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    • 29 min
    Don't Fear the Diagnosis

    Don't Fear the Diagnosis

    On this episode: Elizabeth and Jamilah are joined by KC Davis. KC is author of the book How To Keep House While Drowning, host of the podcast Struggle Care, and is well known for her TikTok content. 
    They advise a listener who thinks her niece may be neurodivergent and is specifically showing signs of autism spectrum disorder. The letter writer doesn’t think her brother and sister-in-law have noticed yet and she wants to inform them to make sure her niece is being supported. But she has no idea how to start the conversation. 
    Then on Slate Plus, KC, Jamilah, and Elizabeth share their favorite activities to participate in with their kids. 
    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 Mom and Dad are Fighting. Sign up now at slate.com/momanddadplus to help support our work.
    Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@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. 
    Podcast produced by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola and Rosemary Belson.
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    • 41 min
    Let Them Sleep In

    Let Them Sleep In

    On this episode: Lisa Lewis, journalist, and author of The Sleep Deprived Teen joins the show to unpack the myths surrounding teen sleep. Lisa explains why teens actually need more sleep (even if they’re staying up super late), how to get schools to start later, and why you and your teen should still have a wind-down bedtime routine. 
    Recommendations: 
    Jamilah recommends Rap Sh!t, a comedy series created by Issa Rae.
    Zak recommends a narrative podcast series called Mother Country Radicals. 
    Elizabeth recommends cute, fun, and nerdy T-shirts from TeaTurtle
    Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@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. 
    Podcast produced by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola and Rosemary Belson.
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    • 33 min
    The Smoking Conundrum

    The Smoking Conundrum

    On this episode: Zak, Jamilah, and Elizabeth advise a parent who wants to intervene but doesn’t want to break her daughter’s trust. Her middle schooler told her that her friend, who is a frequent visitor to their house, was trying to pressure her into smoking weed with him. Our letter writer isn’t super familiar with the kid’s family. Should she let them know about the smoking? Should she tell her daughter before intervening? Should she talk to the kid herself? 
    Then on Slate Plus, Zak, Jamilah, and Elizabeth relive the funniest places they’ve been lost and the scary moments where they left their own kids behind. 
    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 Mom and Dad are Fighting. Sign up now at slate.com/momanddadplus to help support our work
    Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@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. 
    Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson and Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola.
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    • 29 min
    Sidelined By Negative Self-Talk

    Sidelined By Negative Self-Talk

    On this episode: Jamilah, Zak, and Elizabeth answer a question about a little boy who was super excited to start team sports. However, he has been really hard on himself and has slipped into some negative self-talk, including saying that he’s “the worst” and “will never get better.” They have some advice for making sure the kid enjoys his season, if he wants to continue. 
    Recommendations: 
    Zak recommends Everything Naomi Loved by Katie Yamasaki and Ian Lendler. 
    Elizabeth recommends How To Keep House While Drowning by KC Davis. 
    Jamilah recommends Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul. 
    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 Mom and Dad are Fighting. Sign up now at slate.com/momanddadplus to help support our work.
    Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@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. 
    Podcast produced by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola and Rosemary Belson.
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
950 Ratings

950 Ratings

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One of my very favorite podcasts

I love this show so much!

No shade to the current hosts, but I highly recommend going back to early 2017 when Carvell and Rebecca joined the show and listening through all of the episodes those two are on. They have so many incredibly thoughtful, personal, and funny discussions. The conversations from that time are so comforting, I’ve been listening to them lately when I can’t sleep.

There are now more ads and less content, but I still look forward to this show every week and enjoy the current contributors.

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I unsubscribed today after being a long time listener. I can no longer support Slate or the “Mom & Dad are Fighting” podcast when their contributor (Dan Kois) is repeatedly tolerated in expressing prejudice towards a group of people (disdain for SAHMs) based on their career and parenting circumstances.

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