Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: Candy Cane Lane Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast debates whether a mother-in-law is stealing all the great Christmas moments with the kids.


Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are joined by guest host Michelle Herman, novelist, professor, and Care and Feeding columnist. They answer listener questions from a parent looking for ways to make Christmas enjoyable and a mother who is feeling left out of mother-child bonding experiences. For Slate Plus, Dan tells Lyra’s favorite new joke. (It’s awful.) Sign up for Slate Plus here.


Michelle recommends asking your kids for advice. And not just tech advice!

Jamilah recommends How to Be a Family: The Year I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together by Dan Kois. Perhaps you’ve heard of it?

Dan recommends “Hush,” a Season 3 episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.


About the Show

Jamilah Lemieux, Elizabeth Newcamp, and Zak Rosen share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.

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