Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The After Sex After Baby Edition

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In this week’s edition of Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting, Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois talk to Kate Cairns, the co-author of Food and Femininity, about the pressure that mothers feel regarding the way their children eat. Then, the confrontation between a Maine diner owner and her customers over parenting choices that has gone viral. Plus, we read some reader emails in response to last episode’s Sex After Baby conversation, and Dan adds his irrelevant and ill-considered opinion.


This week on Slate Plus, Slate Web designer Holly Allen shares a parenting triumph or fail.

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Mom and Dad recommend:

Allison recommends The Longest Shortest Time podcast’s Sex & Parenthood series and its Google Hangout with a pelvic floor physical therapist.


Dan recommends the iOS game app, 80 Days, based on Jules Verne’s classic novel, Around the World in Eighty Days.

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Check out the Panoply show from Real Simple, Adulthood Made Easy, a podcast for anyone who’s trying to figure out the real world—from negotiating your first salary and filing taxes to apartment hunting on a budget and grocery shopping for more than just frozen pizza.

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Podcast produced by Henry Molofsky and Bailey Constas. Our intern is Jessie Chasan-Taber.

*Update, July 30, 2015: This page has been updated to include the names of Kate Cairns’ co-authors on the article published in the Journal of Consumer Culture.