Nicole said everyone was talking about Kim Kardashian's bathroom, so we had to, too. The upshot: If we had Kim's kash, we wouldn't spend it on a sink with no basin, soap, or towels.
On this week's Roundabout Roundup: Catherine got to see the beautiful musical Come From Away. Nicole wants you to check out her daughter's beautiful photography. Terri found Overcast, a beautiful new way to listen to podcasts.
And as always, we thank Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
A kid's obsession can build self-esteem, lead to a career, or help you communicate when nothing else works. So what's not to love? After all, as adults we have plenty of obsessions of our own (like, say, podcasting).
This post on the "burden of parent homework" was the perfect prompt for our weekly Wednesday complaint session. No thank you to homework for preschoolers, to homework for bigger kids that requires tons of parental intervention, and to communication tools that don't actually communicate.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, our fave families are fighting. On One Day at a Time, Schneider's mustache-twirling father came to visit, with possibly disastrous consequences. And on West Wing, CJ and Abbey sparred over how to manage President Bartlet's condition.
Next week: "A Penny and a Nicole" on One Day at a Time, and we'll skip West Wing and try out the new show Fosse/Verdon on FX.
On this week's Round 1, we're talking about an article that outlines some of the roles parents need to play to help kids thrive (it's an interview with the coauthor of a new book, The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to raising Highly Successful Children.) We've performed them all, and have several to add to the list.
On this week's Roundabout Roundup: Terri's listening to Jonathan Coulton's "Some Guys" album. Nicole's following an Instagram account that matches her PG-rated mood (see yesterday's podcast). Catherine's just enjoying some awkwardly named soup, which Nicole fears might be packed with sodium.
As always, we thank Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
First we were obsessed with the college application process, then those who cheated on that process. Now, we're wondering how the heck anyone could pay for college once they do get in.
On today's Round 3, we complain about people who doubt our kids' abilities. And then we complain about ourselves for caring so much about proving them wrong.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, two Very Special Episodes of TV. One Day at a Time's "Anxiety" was a well-done depiction of how anxiety really feels. And on The West Wing, we're back on the campaign trail in a documentary-style ep called "King Corn."
Next week: "The Man" on One Day at a Time and "The Wake Up Call" on The West Wing.