410 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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    Don't Want to Be the Awkward Aunt

    Don't Want to Be the Awkward Aunt

    On this episode: Jamilah, Zak, and Elizabeth dish about a baking disaster, being the non-fun mom while setting up camp, and why cool big kids make summer camp so magical. They then answer a question from an aunt who would love to be more of a presence in her nieces and nephews’ lives and support their kids at games and concerts. The catch? They don’t know how to get invited.
    Then on Slate Plus, they’re discussing their favorite baby gear—a conversation inspired by Kevin Roose’s column in the New York Times called I Was Skeptical of Baby Gear. Then I Became a Dad. 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 Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola. 
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    • 29 min
    How to Address Death

    How to Address Death

    On this episode: Elizabeth and Zak are joined by Slate staff writer, Aymann Ismail. Today they lend advice to a parent who is struggling with the death of a close friend. When it comes to overdoses and suicides is it better to go over the topic with your kids or deal with it more delicately?

    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, Zak Rosen and Kevin Bendis.
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    • 28 min
    Hung Up Over Hanging Out

    Hung Up Over Hanging Out

    On this episode: Elizabeth, Zak, and Aymann, advise a grandparent who really wants her granddaughter and her granddaughter's cousin to get along. Our letter writer’s first attempts haven’t gone too well and she’s even resorted to bribing—to no avail. Should she keep pushing and, if so, how? Or is it time to step back? 
    Then on Slate Plus, they discuss A Toddler Father’s Playbook for Answering Tough Questions by David Ostow. 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.
    Other mentions: My Favorite Controlled Substance is Daycare by Sarah Suksiri. 
    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, Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola, and Zak Rosen. 
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    • 29 min
    Parenting Halfway Around the World

    Parenting Halfway Around the World

    On this episode: Jamilah and Elizabeth are joined by Courtney Martin, author of the book Learning in Public. Today they are helping a parent who has been offered a great job opportunity that can take the family to the next level financially. The position would require them to live overseas. The catch? The family can’t go with him. Is there a way to still be present in your child’s life if you are working away from home?

    Recommendations: 
    Courtney recommends the Rebel Girls app. 
    Elizabeth recommends Professor Noggin card game. 
    Jamilah recommends The Bear. 

    Listener Recommendations: 
    Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
    From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng Thom
    The Longest Shortest Time
    The Principles of Pleasure
    Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski

    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.

    Podcast produced by Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola and Rosemary Belson.
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    • 24 min
    Stepmom In the Middle

    Stepmom In the Middle

    On this episode: Jamilah and Elizabeth are joined by Courtney Martin, author of the book Learning in Public. If you want to hear more about Courtney’s book check out this MADAF episode. Today they’re helping a step-mom who has found herself in the middle of a complicated housing change. Her stepson wants to live with his mom full time, which is a change that has deeply hurt his dad. Now our letter writer finds herself exactly where she doesn’t want to be—in the middle. 
    Then on Slate Plus, they are going to be talking about kids fighting and finding resolutions, inspired by a wonderful piece Courtney wrote for her newsletter. 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 Kristie Taiwo-Makanjuola.
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    • 35 min
    I’m a Prince, Not a Princess

    I’m a Prince, Not a Princess

    On this episode: Zak and Jamilah are joined by Autumn Brown. Autumn is a mother, organizer, theologian, artist, facilitator, and co-host of the podcast, How to Survive the End of the World. They advise a listener wanting to help her kid better understand gender, stereotypes, and their own identity. 
    Recommendations: 
    Jamilah recommends Ace of Hates, a card game created by Dan Kois.  
    Autumn recommends Already Free: Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation by Bruce Tift
    Zak recommends Joni Mitchell’s set at Newport Folk Festival
    Additional Reading: 
    A Kids Book About Gender by Dale Mueller
    Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
    21 Children's Books About Gender Identity And Gender Expression That Should Be On Every Kid's Bookshelf by Pablo Valdivia
    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. 
    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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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
947 Ratings

947 Ratings

warrior possum ,

Great Podcast

Even if you don’t have kids.

gab3124578 ,

PLEASE NO MORE AYMANN

He gives horrible advice. And honestly I find him very grating in general. I love Jamilah, Elizabeth, and Zak. I do wish they wouldn’t be afraid of conflict. For the love of god, please find anyone else but Aymann to be a sub when someone is out.

buthidae2 ,

Like this is like unlistenable like

There are more words than ‘like’ in the English language. Like podcasters should like try to like learning like some of like them.

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