On Round 1 this week, we're talking about apologies. It's not so simple to help our kids learn when and how to say "sorry," especially if we want them to mean it. It turns out, we don't actually care that much about sincerity.
On this week's Roundabout Roundup: Terri has some encouraging words for parents of special needs every day on Soundcloud. Nicole is working on a new collaborative project called Inclusion from Square One, and Catherine recommends the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio to all aviation buffs, or parents of them.
As always, we thank Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
We're still obsessing about college over here, because Nicole's daughter is in the thick of decision time and Catherine's is not far behind. How can you blame us, when the whole process is so inscrutable?
We complain about a kid being rejected for a credit card (come on, Kohl's! Otherwise, we love you!) and discuss how and when they should start building that all-important credit history. Mentioned: The "I have a credit card" scene from The Sure Thing.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, we did not watch the West Wing episode that we promised last week. Instead, we tried out a promising new NBC sitcom, Abby's, starring Natalie Morales and sharing some DNA with our beloved Parks & Recreation and The Good Place.
Over on One Day at a Time, it's one part silly (teen driving) and one part moving (mother-daughter heart-to-hearts) with a healthy dose of Stephen Tobolowsky's Dr. Berkowitz.
Next week: "Anxiety" on One Day at a Time and "King Corn" on West Wing.
Thanks to this roundup of campaign slogans from moms, we brainstormed our own (Nicole had a little help from SloganGenerator.org) before deciding we probably—no, definitely—do not want any job we'd have to campaign for.
On today's Roundabout Roundup, three picks that showcase creativity and inspiration: Momentum Dashboard, Annie Kurzweg on Instagram, and the book The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. (Also mentioned: The Hate U Give movie.)
On today's round 4, true confessions about obsessions: Not ours, but our husbands. Catherine's and Nicole's are kindred spirits with a similar level of extra-ness when it comes to kitchen gadgets. Terri's, meanwhile, is happy with an old TV show—but he needs to watch every single one, thank you very much.
On today's Round 3, it's complaint day, and we set our sights on spring break. The weather's bad, the kids are bored, and the yard is full of dog poop. But Terri says we'll miss it when it's gone.
On our entertainment-themed Round 2 this week, One Day at a Time returns to the sitcom way of tying up very real conversations with an unreal bow (in "The First Time"). On The West Wing, the staff suddenly realizes they have exactly one year left to solve all the world's problems in "365 Days."
Next week: "She Drives Me Crazy" on One Day at a Time and "King Corn" on West Wing.