We talked about Halloween last month, and today we're back to follow up on how we plan to observe it. After all, everyone needs candy right now. Mentioned: Coronavirus pinatas.
As this infographic from Scary Mommy shows, the pandemic means that moms have more on their plates than ever before: Remote schooling! Being the hygiene police! Providing constant attention and affirmation to needy family members! It's all too much. Mentioned: Our discussions about moms being the "default parent," having to watch video messages, and online learning dress codes.
On Dancing with the Stars, we question whether Cruella de Vil is as evil as Freddy Krueger, and whether everyone needed to be wearing fake contact lenses along with their fake blood. Overall, we prefer our dances to be horror-free--with a rare exception for this creepy one from Frankie Muniz and pro Witney Carson (2017). Next: Double elimination! (Can Tyra be eliminated? Just wondering.)
In Neptune, two known villains and one recently revealed villain all met their doom in the season two finale of Veronica Mars. Good riddance! Next: "On the Rocks," starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones, on AppleTV+.
After reading "Moms of Teens Need These 14 Gifts to Make Their Lives Easier," we talked about the gifts we wanted and needed when our kids entered adolescence. Also mentioned: The episode where we complained about our family members' shopping habits.
On Speed-Round Sunday, we share a mini episode from our past for your weekend listening pleasure.
Here are all the games we could name from our childhood, with links to the Board Game Geek site to prove we didn't make them up. Not even "Barbie Dream Date."
On Second-Listen Saturday, we share some fun moments from past episodes for your weekend listening pleasure.
Were our parents good parents? We have no complaints. Well, maybe a few tiny ones. Mentioned: Transforming the Difficult Child by Howard Glasser; The Child with Special Needs by Stanley Greenspan; The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley; psychologist Adele Brodkin.
Want more? Listen to the rest of this October 2017 episode.
On this week’s Roundabout Roundup: Nicole has found a calming CBD oil from Lazarus Naturals that works for her needy, anxious dog. Terri's experimenting with iOS 14 aesthetics on Canva. And Catherine recommends painting kits from Let's Make Art.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
We obsess about how to motivate kids to do schoolwork in these strange times, when so many traditional incentives are unavailable to teachers, students, and parents.
On today's Round 3, we complain about paperwork: Filling it out, getting it where it needs to go, and especially, printing it out in the first place. Why are we still using paper at all anymore? Mentioned: Print-on-demand at FedEx and Office Depot.
Dancing With the Stars is humming along, with its agreeable stars making progress and their pros cheering them on. We've had enough of the fake audience cheering for Tyra, though. Next week: Villains Night.
Speaking of villains, we also have had more than enough of the Bad Dads of Veronica Mars season 2, Aaron Echolls and Woody Goodman. Go away, please! Next: "Not Pictured."
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