Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Abstraction of Hooptyism” Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast about vaccinations, day care, and more.

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On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Carvell, and Gabe answer questions from listeners about a day care provider who’s been careless about vaccinations, and about how to decide who to appoint as guardians of your kids. Plus: Carvell has a resounding triumph, Gabe has a disturbing fail, recommendations, and more. And on Slate Plus this week, Rebecca gets personal.


  • Rebecca recommends making photocopies of school forms so you don’t have to fill them out next year.
  • Gabe recommends the iOS game Crazy Gears.
  • Carvell recommends Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.

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Podcast produced by Benjamin Frisch.