Mom and Dad Are Fighting

The All Kids, All the Time Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast debates if you can work with kids, have kids, and remain sane.

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Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Dan and Jamilah are joined by Emily Farranto to answer a question from a listener who works with kids and is thinking about having her own. Is constant contact with kids overwhelming? We also have a question from a mom whose son was hospitalized at 4 months after getting sick. But now her husband’s germaphobia is making daily life difficult. For Slate Plus: what forgotten historical figures would make the best costumes? Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work.


Jamilah recommends preordering the picture book Who Will You Be? by Andrea Pippins.

Dan recommends Love Letter, a fun, fast card game great for two to four people.

Emily recommends Cowboy Magic, a concentrated hair detangler great for horses…and HUMANS!

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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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