Mom and Dad Are Fighting

New Year, New Us Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast declares some 2020 parenting resolutions.

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Jamilah is joined by former MADAF host Gabriel Roth to talk about their New Year’s parenting resolutions. Plus, they answer a listener question from a mom wondering if her husband’s napping is selfish. For Slate Plus, Jamilah and Gabriel compare the parents they thought they would be with the parents they actually are. Sign up for Slate Plus here.


Jamilah recommends the Creatable World Deluxe Character Set, gender nonconforming dolls from Mattel.

Gabriel recommends building Lego sets with your kids, specifically the Hogwarts™ Whomping Willow™ Lego set.

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Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson.


About the Show

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

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  • Gabriel Roth is Slate's editorial director for audio.

  • Jamilah Lemieux is a writer, cultural critic, and communications strategist based in Brooklyn, New York.