394 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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    • 4.4 • 947 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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    Supporting My Nonbinary Teen

    Supporting My Nonbinary Teen

    On this episode: Elizabeth is joined by Slate’s Rebecca Onion to process the Supreme Court’s decision to overrule Roe v. Wade. Then, Elizabeth is joined by Dr. Joseph Currin. He is a licensed psychologist and assistant professor who specializes in identity development and sex education. They tackle questions listeners had specifically geared towards teens. This is part one of the teen questions. Be sure to tune into Thursday’s episode for part two. 
    Roe Coverage Recommendations:
    Roe Is Overturned. What Happens Now? by Slate Staff
    Slow Burn: Roe v. Wade
    This Is a Blood Issue by Susan Matthews
    Just Doing The Job They Were Put On The Court To Do by Dahlia Lithwick 
    What The F*** Do We Do Now? by Cheyna Roth and Christina Cauterucci 
    My Mother’s Abortion Saved My Life by Jenn Lyons
    The Evolution of Pro-Choice Messaging by Mary Harris
    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.
    Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now at slate.com/momanddadplus to listen and support our work.
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    • 37 min
    Carpooling With the Enemy

    Carpooling With the Enemy

    On this episode: Jamilah, Zak, and Elizabeth tackle a question from a listener who is caught in a carpool conundrum. Splitting the 30 minute drive to school has been a significant help. However, the kid they carpool with is downright rude to our listener’s daughter. What should she do?
    On Slate Plus, the best way to entertain your kids during road trips. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now at slate.com/momanddadplus to listen and 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, Rosemary Belson, and Jasmine Ellis.
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    • 27 min
    The “I Want My Boobs Back” Edition

    The “I Want My Boobs Back” Edition

    On this episode: Zak, Elizabeth, and Jamilah reminisce on some of their parents’ triumphs and fails. Then they tackle a question from a listener who just wants her daughter to stop grabbing her breasts. The daughter is looking for comfort but the constant touching is making the listener uncomfortable. On Slate Plus, Zak and Jamilah talk with Elizabeth’s dad about all things fatherhood and grandfatherhood. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now at slate.com/momanddadplus to listen and 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 Jasmine Ellis. Production help from Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola.
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    • 28 min
    The “Fed-Up Fours” Edition

    The “Fed-Up Fours” Edition

    On this episode: Jamilah, Elizabeth, and Zak answer a question from a dad who is fed up with his four-year-old not listening. For the first time, he lost his temper and swatted her butt. He feels terrible and wants to know how to apologize. But he also wants to know how to get her to listen if a situation arises where something serious is going on and she needs to follow directions.
    Recommendations
    Zak: Letting your little ones pour their own syrup. 
    Elizabeth: Beast Academy Math
    Jamilah: America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice by Treva B. Lindsey 
    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, Jasmine Ellis, and Rosemary Belson.
    Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now at slate.com/momanddadplus to listen and support our work.
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    • 22 min
    The “Perfect Sleep Environment” Edition

    The “Perfect Sleep Environment” Edition

    On this episode: Elizabeth, Zak, and Jamilah have some relatable parenting triumphs and fails. Then Elizabeth is joined by Dr. Rebecca Spencer, principal investigator at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Somneurolab. Dr. Spencer shares some wonderful insight for creating a good sleep environment, navigating napping, and what your kids should (or shouldn’t) be doing right before bed. 
    On Slate Plus, they discuss how even the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge can’t avoid the “f*ck you fours.” Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now at slate.com/momanddadplus to listen and 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 Jasmine Ellis. Production help from Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola.
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    • 34 min
    The “Please Sleep Through the Night” Edition

    The “Please Sleep Through the Night” Edition

    On this episode: Zak and Jamilah are joined by Cheyna Roth, Slate senior producer and occasional host of The Waves. They speak with Dr. Erin Flynn-Evans about all things sleep for parents and kids. She worked in the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital for over 10 years and she’s the co-founder of Baby Sleep Science. Dr. Flynn-Evans is here to answer some questions that will hopefully help you and your kids sleep better. 
    Recommendations
    Jamilah: NYT article 
    Cheyna: Keeping with the sleep theme, The Happiest Baby on the Block
    Zak: White Noise app for adults to drown out their kids crying during the night + The Nap Ministry
    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 Jasmine Ellis. 
    Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now at slate.com/momanddadplus to listen and support our work.
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
947 Ratings

947 Ratings

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diverse voices but prejudiced comments

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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