Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Holiday Hullabaloo Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast gathers the entire family around the microphone to share the hosts’ parenting fails and answer listener questions.


Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: We gathered all of the Mom and Dad are Fighting hosts, kids, and partners around the mic for a holiday party extravaganza. It’s an abundance of chaos and cheer to make up for all of the canceled holiday parties this year. Up first is Triumphs and Fails with a twist. Then the kids and partners answer listener questions about them. Followed by a super silly round of everyone’s favorite—Would You Rather.

In Slate Plus: Everyone is revealing the holiday traditions that they can’t live without. Sign up for Slate Plus.


Alia recommends an adult paint by numbers kit.
Lyra recommends playing Broken Picturephone.
Harper recommends Hello Curls Curl Definer Spray and an Erin Condren academic planner.
Naima recommends watching Speechless, which aired from 2016-2019 and is now streaming on Hulu.
Jeff recommends a Quadrilla Marble Run.
Henry recommends Purrble. A stuffed animal that teaches kids how to calm down.
Oliver recommends tote-a-fort.
Teddy recommends the Radish cooking box for kids.

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Tune in to The Kids Are Asleep, the hilarious Slate Live show hosted by Jamilah. Watch it on Slate’s Facebook or YouTube on Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT.

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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