Inspired by cartoonist Annie Kurzweg, we confess all the terrible things we do to torment our children: Looking at them! Looking at their phones! Speaking to them in front of peers! We are the worst.
On today's Roundabout Roundup: Catherine saw Melissa McCarthy in a new light in the movie Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and Terri built herself a brand-new website with Weebly. Nicole saved herself a lot of time and running around with the help of 1-800-Contacts.
As always, we thank Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
A Buzzfeed article obsessing about mom catchphrases naturally led us to do the same. At least one of us has upped her game by adding Broadway show tunes to her catchphrase repertoire.
On this week's Round 3, our complaint is with kids who suddenly need essentials like salt, black shoes, and Revolutionary War-era costumes at the eleventh hour. (And we have some suggested solutions for the business world.)
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, we enjoyed the Valentine's Day fun on One Day at a Time; it was our favorite episode of the season thus far. On The West Wing, new "couple" Josh Lyman and Congressman "Call me Matt!" Santos kicked off campaign season with much bantering and bickering.
Next week: "The First Time" on One Day at a Time and "365 Days" on The West Wing.
We just talked about college decisions last week, but we had to revisit the topic after the Operation Varsity Blues scandal broke. Could it lead to more transparency in the admissions process? (Mentioned: Felicity Huffman on Sports Night.)
On today's Roundabout Roundup, Catherine recaps her trip to the Fixer-Upper mecca in Waco, Texas (mentioned: Chip Gaines' book, Capital Gaines). Nicole shares a Twitter customer service victory (thanks, @Dickeys), and Terri built us our very own Amazon shop! (Mentioned: 4 Things with Amy Brown podcast).
And as always, thanks to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
Today's obsession is sleep, and whether our kids are getting enough of it. Because when the kids aren't sleeping, neither are the mothers. It's quite the vicious cycle.
On this week's Round 3, we complain about those who dare reject our kids (the nerve!). 'Tis the season for college decisions, and it's never easy to console a child who's been inexplicably turned down from one of her top-choice schools.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, One Day at a Time serves up a classic sitcom plot in "Nip It in the Bud" (but at least the episode follows logically from the previous one).
On The West Wing, the change that was a-comin' is here, and we are here for it—despite the grammatically incorrect title "Faith Based Initiative."
Next week: "One Valentine's Day at a Time" on One Day at a Time and "Opposition Research" on West Wing.