Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: Birthday Parties and Birthday Suits Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast helps a mom whose husband thinks the kids are too old for shared family nudity.

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About the Show

Jamilah Lemieux and Dan Kois share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Jamilah, and Dan yell at some dads! The dad who thinks his wife shouldn’t shower with their little sons, and the dad who won’t pay for birthday parties because “that’s what child support is for.” As usual, we share our triumphs and fails and offer up some recommendations. For Slate Plus, the hosts talk about parental separation anxiety. Sign up for Slate Plus here.


Rebecca recommends the podcast Passenger List.

Jamilah recommends Whoopi Goldberg’s kids’ series, Sugar Plum Ballerinas.

Dan recommends two plays: Mike Birbiglia’s The New One and Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Fairview.

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Podcast produced by Jess Jupiter.