A survey found that two in five people think they've changed for the better due to the pandemic. We're not ready to go that far, although we can find a few positives.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, first we have an episode that makes us squeamish because of the way it shames girls and gay people ("M.A.D."). And then we have one that makes us squeamish because we have to relive Shelly Pomroy's party via many, many flashbacks ("A Trip to the Dentist"). The only good guys here are Wallace and Weevil. Next week: The season finale, "Leave It to Beaver."
Catherine's daughter virtually graduated, and she gives the report on how it all went, from car parade to YouTube slide show. Mentioned: Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom and her online graduation report.
On Speed-Round Sunday, we share a mini episode from our past for your weekend listening pleasure. This one's from a time when we could travel outside our own four walls.
Maybe we'd feel more excited about a carefully planned-out trip if the work of making that happen didn't always fall to us. As it is ... there's a lot to be said for just seeing what comes, right? Or do you prefer to know what you're doing?
On Second-Listen Saturday, we share some fun moments from past episodes for your weekend listening pleasure.
We're lucky that we haven't faced too many true-crisis situations in our families, but when we do, we tend to be of the "fix it now, fall apart later" type.
Want more? Listen to the rest of this April 2017 episode.
On this week’s Roundabout Roundup: Nicole's Instagram Minute brings us @karensgoingwild (don't be a Karen). Catherine is very pleased with her supremely silly pet portraits from Crown and Paw (also mentioned: Gray Duck Art pet painting kits). And Terri found some jeans made in the USA at Schaefer Outfitter. They're perfect for ranching and also copyediting.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
On our last Second-Listen Saturday, we replayed a discussion about special end-of-the-year awards we think parents should get. So today, we're obsessing about all the trophies, medals, and certificates we'd like to see for the very hard work of parenting during a pandemic.
Summer is upon us and we're stumped. What jobs can our teens or young adults do, when service jobs seem risky (and less available, due to underemployed adults) ? We're looking for answers, so if you have some, send them our way!
On our entertainment-themed Round 2 this week, we're closing in on the end of season 1 of Veronica Mars, but not without a couple more cases of "Bad Things Happen to Neptune Students We've Never Heard Of." Plus, Terri has an intriguing theory about who killed Lilly Kane. Maybe we'll find out if she's right next week on episode 20, "M.A.D.," or 21, "A Trip to the Dentist."
It's Memorial Day, so here comes summer! It's shaping up to be just as weird as spring was, but with even more angry letters to the editor and Facebook posts.
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).