I Celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas With My Kids. But How Do I Explain Jesus?

Slate's parenting podcast.
Dec. 19 2013 10:58 AM

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Holiday Swirl Edition

Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast about celebrating an interfaith holiday season, and the joy of hate-reading New York Times parenting stories.

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In this week’s edition of Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting, Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois are joined by author Susan Katz to talk about the joy and tsuris of celebrating both Hanukkah and Christmas with your children. Then Dan and Allison discuss the rise of the parenting hate-read— articles in the New York Times (and, uh, Slate) that seem designed to enrage parents (but also to keep them clicking).

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Dan notes which songs on Beyoncé’s new album, Beyoncé, are great for kids to listen to, and which are not. He also recommends Jerry Smath’s 2005 picture book Once There Was a Christmas Tree.

Allison suggests an old-fashioned toy that’s still going strong, Simon. Simon is waiting for you.

Email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us what you thought of today’s show and give us ideas for what we should cover in the next edition.

Allison Benedikt is a Slate senior editor. Follow her on Twitter.

Dan Kois is a senior editor at Slate and a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine.