Inspired by this New Yorker article, we give poor reviews to several parenting experiences we do not care to repeat, from dance recitals to having a high school senior during a pandemic.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is still on hiatus, so we watched season 3, episode 7 of Veronica Mars. This one finds Veronica in extreme peril not once but twice, but first Vinnie and then Logan save the day. We also listened to the Veronica Mars Investigations podcast episode "President Infidelity of Vice and Men," covering three TV episodes.
... who is also trying to work from home. During a global pandemic. We share the behind-the-scenes videos we'd film to tell you we're parenting teens and adults without telling you (à la the current TikTok trend).
On Speed-Round Sunday, we share a mini episode from our past for your weekend listening pleasure.
We do some quick takes on pies vs. cakes. Also cookies vs. brownies, hard ice cream vs. soft, and fruit vs. chocolate. Mentioned: discussions on bake sales, raisins (38:15) and refrigerator freezers (29.12).
On Second-Listen Saturday, we share moments from past episodes for your weekend listening pleasure.
We discuss the anger styles of our kids, our spouses, and ourselves, and how they all mix together into a nice toxic soup.
Want more? Listen to the rest of this March 2018 episode.
On this week’s Roundabout Roundup, Nicole is healing aches and pains with Tiger Balm, while Terri is helping shelter dogs with her purchases of Grounds and Hounds Coffee. Catherine has an Etsy pick for Schitt's Creek fans.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
After reading an article reporting on scientific research about how alike mothers and daughters are, we confess how much--or how little--we resemble our moms.
The New York Times set up a primal scream hotline for moms. Or you can visit screamintothevoid.com to type away your frustrations. But with family members around alllll the time, what we really need is a soundproof room to scream, vent, cry, or throw a personal, private tantrum. Mentioned: Our episode on she sheds.
On our entertainment-themed Round 2 this week, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist takes on racism in the workplace in a thoughtful, well-done episode. Next: The show will be on hiatus until March 28.
In Neptune, Veronica faces (false) accusations of cheating and Keith succumbs to the temptation of a relationship with his married former client, Harmony. And of course, the rapist is still at large. Next: Season 3, episode 7, "Of Vice and Men," and the Veronica Mars Investigations discussion of episodes 5, 6, and 7.
We take a cue from writer Emma Beddington at the Guardian and provide performance reviews for our households, including family members and other important employees (like the dishwasher and the Internet service).
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).