On this week's Roundabout Roundup, Nicole's saving money on hotels with SnapTravel. Terri recommends several Broadway podcasts: Geffen Playhouse Unscripted, Billboard on Broadway, and Little Known Fact with Ilana Levine. And Catherine found another time-wasting game: 1010! (and the hotel she mentioned in Boston was the Revolution).
Thank you as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
On this Fourth of July, we're obsessing about what we're not doing for this holiday and so many others. Things change and that can be hard to face. But as we so often do, we have a solution that's a business idea for someone else to execute.
As if birthdays weren't enough pressure, Terri's facing one that feels like New Year's Day times 60: What should she do to celebrate? And what should she do to make it count and change her life for the better? She needs ideas.
On our entertainment-themed Round 2 this week, a special guest star: Nicole Eredics joins us to talk season 2 of Big Little Lies on HBO. While she very much enjoyed season 1 (we talked about it in April 2017), she's not sold on season 2. We can all agree that the actors are enjoying the heck out of this job, though. And Terri's enjoying reading about the series at Rolling Stone, Uproxx, and Primetimer.
Next week, we'll return to So You Think You Can Dance (with still! more! judges'! auditions!) and kick off the final season of The West Wing with "The Ticket."
Sometimes it's tough to balance our kids' right to privacy with our own need to fill a conversational void. Or our ability to think on our feet when we're caught off-guard.
On this week's Roundabout Roundup, Catherine's watching a cast of smart, funny women in a beautiful setting on Wine Country. Terri's reading Anxious Little Pishy, a helpful kids' book about anxiety. And Nicole is dreaming of her lunch from Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers.
At The Shop Forward (which Terri recommended recently), you can customize a tote bag with four words or phrases that tell the world who you are. We, of course, would like several bags to be used in different settings. Sometimes we want to proclaim we're moms, and other times we don't!
Summer brings travel, and travel brings us such a lengthy list of to-dos and don't-forgets that maybe it's easier to just stay home.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2: The judges' auditions continue on So You Think You Can Dance, with more of the most! amazing! dancers! (and one token "no thanks").
On The West Wing's season 6 finale, convention wheeling and dealing finally leads to a Democratic presidential nominee, and who that is surprises us not a bit.
Next week, there will not be a new SYTYCD, nor (we think) a discussion of S7E1 on the West Wing Weekly podcast. So we're planning a special episode, with a guest star: Our own Nicole Eredics, who will chat with us about season 2 of Big Little Lies on HBO.
A recent poll of dads finds that many of them feel "shamed" by comments about their parenting. We say "hey, that's our turf! Move along!" And also, we prefer to call it "educating" instead of "shaming."
Join parenting and education writers Terri Mauro, Catherine Holecko, and Nicole Eredics for daily chats on parenting teens and young adults (and a little TV-watching too).