Mom and Dad Are Fighting

The Cross-Country Chaos Edition

How to spend days in the car with your kids and actually enjoy it.


Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Elizabeth, Dan, and Jamilah counsel a mother who is feeling guilty that she’s having a hard time bonding with her second child. She, of course, loves her son very much. But sometimes wishes her family could revert back to happier days when she had only one kid.

Then, you are hopping in the Newcamp minivan to travel from Florida to Colorado and hopefully pick up a few useful tips for the next time you decide to spend days in the car with your kids.

In Slate Plus: Of course they are talking about the Texas mom posed as her seventh-grade daughter for almost an entire day of school. How could they not? Sign up for Slate Plus.

Dan recommends My Begging Chart by Keiler Roberts.
Jamilah recommends Morcheeba’s new album, Blackest Blue
Elizabeth recommends sleeping headphones.

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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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