Mom and Dad Are Fighting

The “Is Elmo Petty?” Edition

Slate’s parenting podcast on meatless meals, sibling bonding, and Elmo’s feud with a rock.


Episode Notes

On this week’s episode: Jamilah, Elizabeth, and Zak open up their cookbooks and share their favorite kid-friendly vegetarian recipes. They also debate how to help kids form sibling bonds that will last long after childhood. Then, we are joined by Rachelle Hampton and Madison Malone Kircher, hosts of ICYMI, Slate’s podcast about internet culture. They explain Elmo’s viral feud with a pet rock. If you want to hear even more, check out their episode. Elmo also joined our show if you want to take a listen.

In Slate Plus, the hosts are revealing what games and books they can’t live without right now.

Elizabeth recommends writing and submitting poetry. There are additional resources on Poetry Teatime.
Zak recommends using musicals to transition your kids to more grown-up music.
Jamilah recommends checking out her Instagram or Twitter to read her big story that’s being published today!

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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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