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Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Nov. 6 2014 11:38 AMShould Teenagers Be Allowed to Bring Their Phones to School?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 9 2014 11:44 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Mom Jeans, Dad Jokes EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on mom jeans and talking to kids about contraception.
The XX Factor
Sept. 11 2014 10:28 PMWatch CBS Sportscaster James Brown Deliver a Powerful Speech About Domestic Violence
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 28 2014 10:58 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “It Costs How Much???” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on talking to kids about Ferguson and how much it costs to raise a child. 
Politics
July 22 2014 11:42 PM“Solidarity With Israel”A Birthright trip convinced an American with shaky Hebrew that he was ready to die for another country.
Slate Picks
June 20 2014 10:53 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Senior Editor Allison Benedikt dishes on her favorite reads from Slate this week. 
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
June 5 2014 10:21 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Trash Can Football” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on teacher gifts and Father’s Day. 
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
May 22 2014 10:41 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Two Kids in a Hot Car” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on college dropout intervention and the ethics of intervening in other people’s parenting.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
April 24 2014 1:37 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “What’s in Your School Lunch” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on school lunches and the stigma of having, and being, an only child.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
April 10 2014 7:31 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting, the “Grand Canyon Heat Stroke” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on paternity leave advice and adventure parenting.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
March 27 2014 10:29 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Live and Let Lice” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about not helping kids with their homework, and lice.
The XX Factor
March 2 2014 10:33 AMA Gender-Flipped Trailer for The Wolf of Wall Street
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Feb. 13 2014 11:47 AMAre American Schools Failing Black Boys?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 16 2014 11:26 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Be Present” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about mindful parenting and the pros and cons of summer camp.
The XX Factor
Dec. 17 2013 11:42 AMThis New Coke Ad Captures the Hell (and Joy) of Parenthood
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 23 2014 4:51 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: Your Own Personal Fantasyland EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on Disney World, allowances for kids, and hot topics from the Mommy Wars.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Sept. 25 2014 3:16 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Should I Even Be a Parent?” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on youth football, books with great female heroes, and ambivalence about having kids in the first place.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Sept. 11 2014 11:26 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Porn Talk EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on talking to kids about porn and the pressure of the family dinner. 
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 14 2014 8:19 AMIs This Eco-Kosher Shamanistic Aromatherapy Mom Better Than You?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
July 17 2014 11:08 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Ethan Hawke in a Minivan” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on the new movie Boyhood and pre-pregnancy contracts. 
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
June 19 2014 10:16 AMPreschool Graduation: Totally Adorable or Utterly Ridiculous?
Slate Plus
May 28 2014 9:17 AMKings County CuisineSlate-sters dish on their favorite Brooklyn restaurants.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
May 8 2014 11:49 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “The Open Heart by Jane Seymour Mother’s Day Necklace” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on campus sexual assault and Mother’s Day.
The XX Factor
April 15 2014 4:20 PMI Am a Mom. I Am a Myth. I Am a Legend.
The XX Factor
March 28 2014 3:40 PMEverything Pink Is Not Lame. Princesses Can Be Cool. Moms of Daughters Need to Chill Out.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
March 13 2014 11:08 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Don’t Be Bossy” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about the revised SAT and Sheryl Sandberg’s “ban bossy” campaign.
Family
Feb. 27 2014 12:44 PMCity vs. Suburbs: Where Is It Better to Raise Kids?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 30 2014 10:35 AMCan I Make My Kids Take a Gap Year After High School?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Dec. 19 2013 10:58 AMI Celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas With My Kids. But How Do I Explain Jesus?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Dec. 5 2013 12:17 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Don’t Test My Kids EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about a movement of parents opting their kids out of standardized tests, and the Disney movie Frozen.

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