Carvell Wallace
Carvell Wallace

Carvell Wallace is a father, writer, and podcaster in Oakland, California. He is a co-host of Slate’s Mom and Dad Are Fighting and has bylines in the New Yorker, GQ, New York Times Magazine, and others. The complete first season of his podcast on race in America, Closer Than They Appear, is available now.

Care and Feeding
July 11 2018 6:00 AMMy Niece Wears Her MAGA Hat to Family PartiesWhat should I do?
Care and Feeding
July 4 2018 6:01 AMMy Husband Is an Old-Fashioned DisciplinarianYou can’t expect a 4-year-old to follow the rules.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
June 28 2018 2:01 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Summer Break” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on what to do when school’s out.
Care and Feeding
June 27 2018 6:00 AMCan I Parent Without Facebook?I hate the social media company, but how will I stay in touch with parents in my community without it?
Care and Feeding
June 20 2018 6:01 AMMean Girls Are Making Third Grade MiserableMany apology notes have been written, but nothing changes.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
June 14 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Easy Baby Envy” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on those parents who have it easy and how we hate them.
Care and Feeding
June 6 2018 6:00 AMI Think My Mom’s New Husband Is Trying to Groom My KidBut my mom won’t take my concerns seriously.
Care and Feeding
May 30 2018 6:00 AMMy Son Wants to Join the ArmyI’ve seen war and know how ugly it is. How do I convince him to change course?
Care and Feeding
May 23 2018 6:00 AMMy 8-Year-Old Loved Gymnastics—Until It Was Hard WorkDo I push a now-reluctant child back into an activity I think she’d benefit from?
Care and Feeding
May 16 2018 6:00 AMMy Wife Drinks Too Much in Front of the Kids, and I Don’t Know if We Have a Future Together
Care and Feeding
May 9 2018 6:00 AMThe Hardest TalkExplaining death to a toddler.
Care and Feeding
May 2 2018 6:00 AMI Outed My DaughterBut should I have to lie for her?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
April 19 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Falling Piano” EditionMarlo Mack joins Slate’s parenting podcast to answer a question from the mom of a transgender boy.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
April 12 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Reservoir Puppies” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on how to ingratiate yourself as a new stepparent.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
April 5 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Fascist Haircut” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on what to do when strangers ask about your child’s heritage.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
July 4 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Co-Parenting Conundrum” EditionDeadbeat dads, screen time modeling, and more on Slate’s parenting podcast.
Care and Feeding
July 4 2018 6:00 AMMy 2-Year-Old Co-Worker Is Keeping Me From Working at HomeIt’s really hard to get my job done with a toddler in the next room!
Care and Feeding
June 27 2018 6:01 AMMy Daughter Never Turns Down FoodHow can I help her learn the difference between hunger and boredom?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
June 21 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Do More” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on workplace discrimination against mothers and hiding your vices from your kids.
Care and Feeding
June 20 2018 6:00 AMMy Kid Doesn’t Want to Volunteer. Is She Hopelessly Selfish?Should service work be optional, or mandatory?
Care and Feeding
June 13 2018 6:00 AMMy Toddler Takes an Hour to Eat DinnerWe are dying of old age waiting for her to finish her chicken nuggets.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
May 31 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Circumcision Conundrum” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on the unkindest cut of all.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
May 24 2018 2:02 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: “Existential Tantrum” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on manipulative exes and anxiety meltdowns.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
May 17 2018 2:01 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: “Great Grandma Name Debate” EditionDoes a grandma get to name herself “Nema”?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
May 10 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: “Make Your Own Dang Breakfast!” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on morning routines and parenting while depressed.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
May 3 2018 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Four-Wheelers and a Hot Tub” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on teenage sleepovers and annoying texts from fellow parents.
Care and Feeding
April 25 2018 6:00 AMMy Daughter Is a Little Too CompetitiveHow do I make her see that winning isn’t everything?
Care and Feeding
April 18 2018 6:00 AMHow Do I Get My 15-Year-Old to Care?About, like, anything?
Care and Feeding
April 11 2018 6:00 AMShould I Let My Husband Drag My Kids to Church?He’s found religion. I’d happily go the rest of my life never setting foot in a church again. What should we do?
Care and Feeding
April 4 2018 6:00 AMMy Daughter Says She’s Friendless. I Think She’s a Born Complainer.A parent asks how to deal with a tween who can’t see the sunny side.

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