We lament and complain about how moms are always stuck in the middle, mediating between two other family members who clash. Can anyone tell us how to fix this (since running away from home isn't an option right now)?
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, World of Dance wrapped up the junior division duels with another talented rubber band, a semi-professional (?) hip-hop duo, and a troupe with a teen who's getting taller before our eyes. On to the semi-finals!
On Veronica Mars, we always knew that Neptune was a hotbed of terrible parenting, but this episode (cringingly titled "Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner") was really devoted to extremely awful moms and dads. Next: "Ahoy, Mateys!"
It's important to celebrate tiny victories when they happen, so here are our tales of upcycling, repairing, and cleaning success to inspire you. We owe it all (well, most of it) to YouTube. Mentioned: Cleaning expert Vanesa Amaro on TikTok (she's also on Instagram); Terri's jeans from Schaefer Outfitter.
On Speed-Round Sunday, we share a mini episode from our past for your weekend listening pleasure.
We consider the degree to which the cool things of our youth — Walkman! Stirrup pants! The Seventies! — have not fared well with time.
On Second-Listen Saturday, we share some fun moments from past episodes for your weekend listening pleasure.
We talk about the weird ways having money, not having money, spending money, and not spending money can all make you feel ashamed. What's up with that? (Mentioned: Past conversations on kids and money and hotel choices.)
Want more? Listen to the rest of this July 2017 episode.
On this week’s Roundabout Roundup: In her continuing series on Apple products and accessories, Terri shouts out Mophie's handy wireless charging pad. Nicole is dreaming about what she'll delicious thing she'll order first from Goldbelly, and Catherine is listening to the Family Secrets podcast from author Dani Shapiro.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
When it comes to following--or even just noticing--trends, we find that our kids care a heck of a lot less than we did. But we're not necessarily taking that as a win.
We're so grateful that we have the means to feed our families. We're just not sure how it is that they are eating so much. It may be time for a padlock on the pantry.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, the duels continue on World of Dance with the junior division. That means teeny, tiny Savannah Manzel took on the caped ballroom troupe, the contemporary trio MDC3 faced off against a Japanese group, and two hip-hop squads battled it out for a spot in the semi-finals. Next: The final round of junior division duels.
In Neptune, we seemed to time-travel back to Veronica Mars season 1 with the season 2 episode "Rat Saw God." All the bad guys came back, but two out of three were un-creepified this time around. Mentioned: The Veronica Mars Investigations podcast. Next: "Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner."
It's easy to bond with little kids, or it least it seems that way now that we're looking back. But we've found ways to bond with our teens and young adults, too, even as the pandemic narrows and changes our world.
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).