Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “On the Table” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast on toddlers’ beauty obsessions and when to get a vasectomy.

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On this week’s episode: Ruth, Gabe, and Carvell answer listener questions on when to consider getting a vasectomy and what to do when your daughter becomes obsessed with her looks. And as usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. On Slate Plus, Ruth talks about celebrating Easter the Christian way with a 3-year-old.


Gabe recommends frozen dinners such as barramundi with mango sriracha from Love the Wild.

Ruth recommends the Factory Visits videos from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Carvell recommends the young adult novel They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera.

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Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.