Care and Feeding | Slate's parenting show podcast

Care and Feeding | Slate's parenting show

Jamilah Lemieux, Zak Rosen, Elizabeth Newcamp, and Lucy Lopez share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.

Jamilah Lemieux, Zak Rosen, Elizabeth Newcamp, and Lucy Lopez share triumphs and fails and offer advice on parenting kids from toddler to teens.

 

#607

My Kid’s Friend Has Zero Supervision

On this episode: Zak, Lucy and Jamilah help a member of the Slate Parenting Facebook Group who’s torn about her kid’s new bestie. This girl is mostly unsupervised and tends toward naughtiness — ding-dong ditching, messy play, and watching adult YouTube — and that tendency is trickling down to our group member’s son. How can this parent make sure her home is a safe space, but still keep order?  We also dole out a round of recommendations. Then, for Slate Plus listeners – we’re weighing when it’s okay to leave your kid home alone. Zak recommends: See what happens if your kid’s in charge of packing lunch Jamilah recommends: Jersey Mike’s Lucy recommends: [Pick Your Poison] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B8TF6QX9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_SKC3323N1AXXQ39NXSZ3&ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_SKC3323N1AXXQ39NXSZ3&social_share=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_SKC3323N1AXXQ39NXSZ3)   Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Jul 2024

16 MINS

16:13

15 Jul 2024


#606

I Took a Break. Why Don’t I Feel Refreshed?

On this episode: Lucy, Zak, and Jamilah help a listener who wrote in wondering how to soften her landing after taking a break from the kids. She’s grateful for them, and for time away… but why doesn’t she feel refreshed? We’ll also debrief with a round of parenting Triumphs & Fails, and share some of your responses to our [recent episode about shorts under skirts and dresses] (https://slate.com/podcasts/mom-and-dad-are-fighting/2024/07/toddler-dress-codes-slates-parenting-podcast) . Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

11 Jul 2024

41 MINS

41:07

11 Jul 2024


#605

How Could We Better Support Single Moms?

We’re taking it easy after the holiday last week but didn’t want to leave you empty-eared… so we’re very excited to share an extended cut of Jamila’s recent interview with Ruby Russell, author of [Doing It All: The Social Power of Single Motherhood] (https://www.amazon.com/Doing-All-Social-Single-Motherhood/dp/1541602196) .  We’ll be back with a regular episode Thursday — see you then!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Jul 2024

43 MINS

43:24

08 Jul 2024


#604

From Our Friends: How To Take a Gap Year

Hi listeners! We're off from the holiday but wanted to share an episode of another Slate show that we think you'll love: Leo is a high-achieving high school senior on the cusp of graduation. Growing up in a rigorous school environment he faced endless pressure to follow the expected track of attending an elite university and eventually securing a good job. Yet, Leo feels slightly unfulfilled and is curious what an alternative path might look like. On this episode of How To!, Carvell Wallace is joined by [Abby Falik] (https://www.abbyfalik.com/) , founder of [The Flight School] (https://www.theflightschool.org/) , and organization dedicate to helping students and parents rethink and reshape their education. Abby shares her insights and experience guiding students through gap years so they find their own way. If you liked this episode check out: [How To Parent Less] (https://slate.com/podcasts/how-to/2022/07/how-to-help-young-adults-be-independent) Do you have a problem that needs solving? Send us a note at [howto@slate.com] (mailto:howto@slate.com) or leave us a voicemail at 646-495-4001 and we might have you on the show. Subscribe for free on [Apple] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-with-charles-duhigg/id1469631127) , [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/show/2sTpPBvpoGHZlDwgSKI7EZ?si=bD7WdR-vTjuCva13Wdn5qw) or wherever you listen. How To’s executive producer is Derek John. Joel Meyer is our senior editor/producer. The show is produced by Rosemary Belson and Kevin Bendis.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

04 Jul 2024

44 MINS

44:55

04 Jul 2024


#603

Does My Toddler Need Shorts Under Her Dress?

On this episode: Zak, Lucy and Elizabeth help a listener whose daycare has requested that her toddler daughter wear shorts underneath skirts and dresses. The listener’s knee-jerk reaction is that it’s unnecessary… but we’ll offer some suggestions about what she could be missing, and why how we dress our kids is important. We also dole out a round of recommendations, and share some stuff you listeners have been loving — and, for our Slate Plus listeners, we’ll talk about [the way we choose baby names] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/interactive/2024/baby-names-trendy-suffixes/?utm_campaign=wp_must_reads&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_mustreads) , and how hard it is to escape the popular name hivemind. Zak recommends: [Lake drawing app] (https://www.lakecoloring.com/) Elizabeth recommends: Shakespeare Insult Generator [ book] (https://amzn.to/3zcg8Zs) or [online ] (https://codepo8.github.io/shakespeare-insult-generator/) Lucy and Amelia recommend: [“The Throne of Glass”] (https://a.co/d/0gK53mFa)   Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

01 Jul 2024

41 MINS

41:30

01 Jul 2024


#602

My Kid Forgot How to Ride a Bike

On this episode: Lucy, Zak, and Elizabeth help a member of the Slate Parenting Facebook group whose daughter forgot how to ride a bike… and is now pretty insistent that she doesn’t want to re-learn. We’ll talk through how to incentivize some bravery and get siblings involved in the process. We’ll also debrief with a round of parenting Triumphs & Fails — including a triumph that wasn’t a triumph until we talked through it. Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at slate.com/careplus to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

27 Jun 2024

39 MINS

39:09

27 Jun 2024


#601

Vacation With a Big Group (Seriously!)

On this episode: Zak, Lucy and Elizabeth talk about the bold thesis statement of [this piece from Romper ] (https://www.romper.com/life/the-secret-to-an-actual-vacation-with-kids-is-to-go-with-another-family?utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=owned&utm_campaign=romperfeed&utm_content=later-43522895) Magazine… arguing that actually, traveling with a big group is the best way to relax on vacation. We’ll talk strategy for booking reservations, handing off kid duties, and casting the perfect vacation collective. We also dole out a round of recommendations for beating the heat — and, for our Slate Plus listeners, we’re taking a trip down memory lane and sharing some travel-themed triumphs and fails. Zak recommends: a hat box so the kids can choose their own Lucy recommends: [Twister Splash ] (https://www.amazon.com/Hasbro-Twister-Splash-Game/dp/B09CWGF82S/ref=asc_df_B09CWGF82S/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=693497516282&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6070695908684386646&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9052452&hvtargid=pla-1650474237566&psc=1&mcid=50562323cd413bdd8a92d8fb5a2d4797&gad_source=1) Elizabeth recommends: [UV Umbrella] (https://amzn.to/45BPTb5) & [Handheld Mini fan ] (https://amzn.to/3RwgFvI) Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

24 Jun 2024

34 MINS

34:05

24 Jun 2024


#600

Preventing the Summer Backslide

On this episode: Lucy, Zak, and Elizabeth help a member of the Slate Parenting Facebook group come up with ways to prevent a summer backslide – and keep school skills fresh over the break. We got some great tips from our audience of parents and educators, too. We’ll also debrief with a round of parenting Triumphs & Fails — including a tale of middle-school heroism involving a very large cockroach. Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

20 Jun 2024

43 MINS

43:00

20 Jun 2024


#599

I Have Five Kids and Can’t Keep My Sh*t Together

On this episode: Zak, Lucy, and Elizabeth help a member of our Slate Parenting Facebook group who’s struggling to keep her head above water. There’s always another deadline, appointment, and thing to do… and when it all piles up, it’s hard to feel like you can dig yourself out. We’ll have some concrete advice for how to move in the right direction — and more importantly, how to feel better. We also dole out a round of recommendations — and, for our Slate Plus listeners, we’re talking about keeping teeth and making jewelry, and whether it’s actually as weird as it sounds. Lucy recommends: Makeup/Skincare shopping with your 12 yr old Elizabeth recommends: [Silicone Nesting Scoops ] (https://www.amazon.com/Inspire-My-Play-Accessories-Multi-Purpose/dp/B0BRNHSRVS/ref=sr_1_1?crid=E3LP5SDL8YH5&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.msevF5ZobNdBmVikBeYzp3HCoGvq2FCfnspxlzQPD4oQGbPZKOBM7yaen761sOddlfk-Z5d4X3uSK_ZkZA2QpWN2P6mQWOeXAiEaKzOKnmclcgwYu_IFBZa-oDdCOLucVH3368JNFYo1D_gJUIDO6q11vupkDK0wJKrr8LaJkEVjVDqIQsAtyMj1FLtoyxPMeM5CYJ8QeIEmg42ZRAebIEMaM_FPSVQnfFtJp0esTA0.tcNUy5KmqSx_JBRIZMgdaqjFlnM1Y4URjkwqTCTtnjg&dib_tag=se&keywords=sensory+shovels&qid=1718087536&s=books&sprefix=sensory+shovel%2Cstripbooks%2C221&sr=1-1) Zak recommends: [Babes] (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt21276958/) Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

17 Jun 2024

38 MINS

38:02

17 Jun 2024


#598

Dads Can Suffer From Postpartum Depression, Too

On this episode: Lucy sits down with researcher and friend of the show [Tova Walsh] (https://socwork.wisc.edu/staff/tova-walsh-phd/) to talk about her work on dads who experience postpartum depression. Paternal mental health is a topic we don’t talk about nearly enough, so we wanted to give you some advice — and some resources to learn more and get help.  Tova wants to share the following: --- [A conversation she hosted about understanding fathers’ mental health] (https://www.irp.wisc.edu/resource/understanding-and-addressing-fathers-mental-health/) --- [Help for dads via Postpartum Support International] (https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/help-for-dads/) --- [A training on paternal perinatal mental health, geared toward care providers] (https://www.postpartum.net/training/paternal-perinatal-mental-health/) --- [And a piece of her research on including fathers in perinatal mental health practice.] (https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/10.1377/hlthaff.2023.01459) Lucy, Zak and Elizabeth will also debrief on our week in parenting with a round of Triumphs & Fails — including ROLY-POLIES. Listeners, we want your advice – and your questions – about how to prevent the dreaded summer backslide. You know where to find us (and if you don’t, keep reading).  Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

13 Jun 2024

40 MINS

40:27

13 Jun 2024


#597

Do We Need a Stroller for International Travel?

On this episode: Zak, Jamilah, and Elizabeth answer a listener question about whether it’s really necessary to lug around strollers and car seats during an international trip. The answer is complicated, but among other tips, we do recommend the following: --- [The City Mini stroller] (https://www.babyjogger.com/strollers/shop-all-strollers/all-terrain/city-mini-gt2-stroller/SP_255263.html) --- [The gb Pockit+ stroller line] (https://gb-online.com/en-us/strollers) --- [The Doona car seat/stroller system] (https://www.doona.com/en-us/car-seat-stroller/discover-doona-plus) --- [The Mifold compact booster seat] (https://mifold.com/) --- [The CARES harness for plane seats] (https://www.amsafe.com/kidsflysafe-com/) We also dole out a round of regular recommendations and share some stuff that listeners have been loving – and for our Slate Plus listeners, we’ll imagine our own personal parenting training montages (shoutout to listener Aili and her son Silas).   Jamilah recommends: A hotel staycation (but voluntary) Elizabeth recommends: [Magic Puzzle Company Puzzles ] (https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Isles-1000-Piece-Jigsaw-Company/dp/B08NDVGJHS/ref=sr_1_11?crid=1KSGPTRLXM4DD&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.2Ml8FfrT2RZfxoeHTXVzIKLf7DyuFTKKmHDwGx4fKwLZgL_CEClsj8FF-edlTxOdDy6IzwRvV_TuXol0uILByd8sUCDzy7ZqivpVXBLIRhkhpjk6HJ88d7z4zR74flhpPuCYpD_A8p_0CaFVRPZT2E1tOhaQ5L8HWX5bf2weiTwtnUI3_fLPpMLuqL9qdl0jGgVe4ht-weO60eIThWBU19wDaAQb7EG8QWvxUUoY-jAV3GzoBWaB53SYR9rgAjvxZjgtLToVR1Mu0pJoI_4Ob6eo9rsOs3U-x0DogHyGanM.lN0f7QAavhcl-Ww9ww5QTqWNBcl4xnZFs2oiwNjZ3c0&dib_tag=se&keywords=Magic+Puzzle&qid=1717482503&sprefix=magic+puzzl%2Caps%2C249&sr=8-11) Zak recommends: [Taki] (https://www.takigame.com/) Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

10 Jun 2024

28 MINS

28:54

10 Jun 2024


#596

My Daughter’s Friend Is Just So Loud

On this episode: Jamilah, Zak and Elizabeth help a listener who, for a few reasons, is at the end of her rope with a friend of her daughter’s. The friend is sweet… she’s just LOUD, to the point that the listener doesn’t want to drive the girls around anymore. Where does she go from here? We’ll also debrief on our week in parenting with a round of Triumphs & Fails — including a dip in the creek. Listeners, we want your advice – and your questions – about how to prevent the dreaded summer backslide. You know where to find us (and if you don’t, keep reading).  Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

06 Jun 2024

30 MINS

30:43

06 Jun 2024


#595

How Moms Became Our Social Safety Net

On this episode: Zak sits down with Jessica Calarco, whose new book – [ Holding It Together] (https://www.amazon.com/Holding-Together-Became-Americas-Safety/dp/0593538129) – is out tomorrow. The two walk through the ways in which women, and especially mothers, replace a social safety net in the United States… and, more importantly, why it doesn’t have to be this way. We also dole out a round of recommendations – and for our Slate Plus listeners, we continue Zak and Jessica’s conversation and ask Jamilah and Elizabeth what they think their unpaid labor is holding together.  Elizabeth recommends: [Brain Inflamed] (https://www.amazon.com/Brain-Inflamed-Uncovering-Depression-Adolescents-ebook/dp/B089GVPTBQ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1425YXS4AV3IG&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.Us8J4vxLE8yjUNCT0FIyF6oPo4F_3pXlaSgL4EEmfHwBrrWckbO_hOX56WuQOD4W6j8xV0kKiFijRAgzwPM8ni2d1HvrLFlbZ2dBnkrBDBrUg0j3PVzXi-s5GQALhIYGmuXEWxrkSV91oacAJis7g9GZqvsfkO6JgLVFNtexLteagQQTrLd-tIMB1WmWVy7al3VmRQ9Ovh1R8xGPGBf4pInPY1CPZzn-3Q8RUibETmE.ZAyaLXHlawS3W7EuppyGFJV-Jds6VnOwKxHYH11gMhE&dib_tag=se&keywords=Brain+INflamed&qid=1716900454&sprefix=brain+inflame%2Caps%2C281&sr=8-1) Zak recommends: Play your favorite music videos for your kids. [Like this] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiXg_70rMeM) .  Jamilah recommends: [If (in theaters now!)] (https://www.if.movie/) Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

03 Jun 2024

35 MINS

35:09

03 Jun 2024


#594

Remembering Someone Your Kids Won’t Meet

On this episode: Jamilah, Zak and Elizabeth answer a listener email about how to keep someone’s memory alive. This listener is pregnant for the first time and thrilled, but also can’t stop thinking about her late brother… and all the uncle stuff he won’t get to do. We’ll offer some tips for navigating grief and helping little ones remember family members they’ll never know. We’ll also debrief on our week in parenting with a round of Triumphs & Fails — including a brush with ugly racism that got brushed right off. Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

30 May 2024

31 MINS

31:34

30 May 2024


#593

How Social Media Hurts Youth Mental Health

We're off for Memorial Day, but we didn't want to leave you empty-handed. So: we're thrilled to share this episode of Well, Now — Slate's new show all about health and wellness. If you like what you hear, be sure to [subscribe to Well, Now] (https://slate.com/podcasts/well-now) wherever you listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

27 May 2024

40 MINS

40:51

27 May 2024


#592

Do My Kids Need Their Own Rooms?

On this episode: Lucy, Zak and Elizabeth answer a listener email about whether an 8 and 5 year old should still be sharing a room. The basement is a communal space, and it’s also home to some creepy crawlies… but is it worth making that work in the name of some separation? We’ll also debrief on our week in parenting with a round of Triumphs & Fails — including a postcard from a spat with a sleepy toddler. Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

23 May 2024

43 MINS

43:18

23 May 2024


#591

Should My Kid Stop Wandering Around Naked?

On this episode: Zak, Lucy and Elizabeth answer a question from our Slate Parenting Facebook group about a 7-year-old who’s at home being naked at home. It’s not really a problem right now, but with puberty around the corner… will it be? We also dole out a round of recommendations — and then, for Slate Plus, we offer suggestions for mess-free (or mess-minimal) car snacks. Zak recommends: [The Daily Dad Newsletter] (https://dailydad.com/) by Ryan Holiday   Lucy recommends: [Planet of the Apes] (https://variety.com/2024/film/news/how-to-watch-planet-of-the-apes-franchise-online-streaming-1235990237/) Elizabeth recommends: [Murdle Puzzle Book ] (https://www.amazon.com/Murdle-Elementary-Impossible-Mysteries-Deduction/dp/1250892317/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2VK9MY5KA1LN&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.r5bGp0JssPfYplrmNFDXmbISWlyiFdoXoh8d62YyWi3IXDqnU0DO4-D451IXMmixuA1mrfMsjEKvKQ0ClGKCAfVTBpK6qt_9ncSy5COryNQ65wRvifOuWEzHQ77NQwCl_Aip0zJETY9FtTAOi9Va0YPFldUEuEXZ5QXbHffYo4jUgLjfqX5X3VFVP2SBEbCD7HFV7ketiwOWnEqbMZR6N4FtSwGkn3sJUaPAKOPsKvw.x2YMNLZ4PN24RluS4ctYShb4MiBDVXkybEZYwDNq6Bo&dib_tag=se&keywords=Murdle+PUzzle+book&qid=1715780915&sprefix=murdle+puzzle+boo%2Caps%2C270&sr=8-1) Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

20 May 2024

27 MINS

27:21

20 May 2024


#590

Why I’m Choosing Single Motherhood

On this episode: Jamilah sits down with author Ruby Russell to talk about her new book, [Doing It All: The Social Power of Single Motherhood] (https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/ruby-russell/doing-it-all/9781541602199/?lens=seal-press) . They talk about the ways that single mothers upend the patriarchy — and why that’s a good thing. Lucy, Elizabeth, and Zak also circle up for a round of triumphs and fails — including an epic saga involving a hospital in the Philippines. Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

16 May 2024

41 MINS

41:30

16 May 2024


#589

Conquering the Messy Bedroom

On this episode: Zak, Jamilah and Elizabeth answer a question from our Slate Parenting Facebook group about the eternal struggle of the messy preteen bedroom. It seems like no matter what you do, there just keeps being stuff. Everywhere. So, we’ll offer some practical suggestions to help.  We also dole out a round of recommendations — and then, for Slate Plus, we muse on how anyone expects anyone to manage a summer camp schedule. Elizabeth recommends: 2 Player Games: The Challenge ( [google play ] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.JindoBlu.TwoPlayerGamesChallenge&hl=en&gl=US) & [app store] (https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/2-player-games-the-challenge/id1465731199) )  Zak recommends: Play Cafes like [Kidcadia] (https://kidcadia.com/) Jamilah recommends: the [Slate Parenting Facebook Group] (https://www.facebook.com/groups/slateparenting) Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

13 May 2024

29 MINS

29:44

13 May 2024


#588

Mom Guilt Is Real, but So Is Healing

On this episode: we present two very special segments celebrating the lifelong journey of being a mom.  First up: Dr. Lindsay Cavanagh is back for mini therapy sessions with Jamilah, Lucy and Elizabeth — who each share a nagging guilt they have about being a mom (and a daughter).  Then: Zak, our resident dad, sit down with Luisa, mother of our very own Lucy Lopez. The two talk about maternal instincts, growing up in Cuba, and having faith in the competence of your kids… and yourself.  Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

09 May 2024

41 MINS

41:38

09 May 2024


#587

Should a 6-Year-Old Go on Solo Walks?

On this episode: Zak, Jamilah and Lucy answer a question about a very independent kindergartener. This member of our Slate Parenting Facebook group has a six year old who’s taking solo walks around the neighborhood… and while his parents are cool with it, the neighbors aren’t. How can this mom field questions about why her kid is out by himself – and should he be out, at all?    We also dole out a round of recommendations — and then, for Slate Plus, we debrief on Lucy’s first prom mom experience… and reminisce on proms of yore. Lucy recommends: Having your kids interview older folks Zak recommends: [Kids clothes shopping at Salvation Army] (https://satruck.org/ThriftStore/) Jamilah recommends: [Doing It All: The Social Power of Single Motherhood by Ruby Russell] (https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/ruby-russell/doing-it-all/9781541602199/?lens=seal-press) Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

06 May 2024

23 MINS

23:27

06 May 2024


#586

Kid-Friendly Kitchen Adventures (feat. Priya Krishna)

On this episode: Zak sits down with Priya Krishna, New York Times bestselling author of Indian-ish, to talk about her new cookbook for kids: [Priya’s Kitchen Adventures] (https://www.priyakrishna.me/) . We’ll talk about formative international foods, picking up new culinary skills, and – of course – how to get picky eaters onboard. We’ll also debrief with a round of triumphs and fails — including a comedy fail, and a Seder community triumph. Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

02 May 2024

41 MINS

41:47

02 May 2024


#585

That Nagging Feeling That You’re Bad at Parenting

On this episode: Zak, Jamilah and Elizabeth give a pep talk to a listener who’s not sure she’s doing this right. Her toddler is behind his peers by a few metrics, and this parent knows it’s not a big deal… but the thought still lingers. We also dole out a round of recommendations — and then, for Slate Plus, Elizabeth has a dilemma. Elizabeth recommends: Can I Recycle This by Jennie Romer ( [Adult Version] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0143135678/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1) & [Kids Version] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0593204077/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1) ) Zak recommends: [When Babies Rule the Dinner Table] (https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/when-babies-rule-the-dinner-table) Jamilah recommends: [Baby Reindeer] (https://www.netflix.com/title/81219887) — and not getting airport gift shop souvenirs. Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

29 Apr 2024

24 MINS

24:20

29 Apr 2024


#584

My In-Laws Have Guns. I Don’t Trust Them.

On this episode: Elizabeth, Jamilah and Zak help a listener who’s worried about firearms in their in-laws’ home. They have a strained relationship already, and a recent argument led to threatening words that are lingering. If this parent wouldn’t let their kids be in a friend’s house with guns, should family be an exception? We’ll also debrief with a round of triumphs and fails — including two triumphs about the beauty of abandoning ship. Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

25 Apr 2024

36 MINS

36:42

25 Apr 2024


#583

When – and Why – Are Teens Using Cannabis?

On this episode: Zak sits down with Dr. Nicole Schultz of UC Davis to talk about teens and marijuana. It’s a different world than when we were growing up — so we have Dr. Schultz share her understanding of why and how teens are using cannabis. Elizabeth, Lucy and Jamilah also share a round of recommendations — and then, for Slate Plus, our mom-hosts circle up to talk about how they remember being talked to about drugs… and whether DARE worked on, well, anyone. Elizabeth recommends: [iHome Slim USB Wall Charger ] (https://amzn.to/49wJZZj) Lucy recommends: Have your kids make a movie Jamilah recommends: [Jane The Virgin ] (https://www.netflix.com/title/80027158) Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Apr 2024

29 MINS

29:42

22 Apr 2024


#582

Ask A Weed Mom

On this episode: Elizabeth, Lucy and Jamilah answer questions from our Slate Parenting Facebook group about using marijuana as a mom. As 4/20 approaches, we decided there was no better time to tackle big-picture questions about substance use… and practical stuff too, like where to hide your stash with kids in the house. We’ll also debrief with a round of triumphs and fails — including two different, unrelated fails involving birds. Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Apr 2024

42 MINS

42:31

18 Apr 2024


#581

Parenting While Polyamorous

On this episode: Elizabeth sits down with Jes Daylover and her metamour, Ash, of the [Remodeled Love ] (https://www.remodeledlove.com/) podcast, to talk all things polyamory and parenting. There are a lot of misconceptions out there about what polyamory is and isn’t — so we think you’ll love hearing about how it works as a parenting co-op. We’ll also share a round of recommendations — and then, for Slate Plus, Jes and Ash stick around for a round of parenting yeas and nays. Elizabeth recommends: [Reusable Water Balloons ] (https://amzn.to/4aLY8Th)   Zak recommends: [Kasey Musgraves’ song, The Architect] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCLhx43ON1s) Lucy recommends: [Grow some stuff in your garden!] (https://www.kindercare.com/content-hub/articles/2015/april/garden-season-is-here-5-easy-edibles-kids-can-grow-and-beyond) Join us on Facebook and email us at careandfeedingpod@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas about what we should talk about in future episodes. You can also call our phone line: (646) 357-9318. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and exclusive content on many shows—you’ll also be supporting the work we do here on Care and Feeding. Sign up now at [slate.com/careplus] (http://slate.com/careplus) to help support our work. Podcast produced by Maura Currie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Apr 2024

46 MINS

46:29

15 Apr 2024