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.)
Calling Out Our Husbands' Habits
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.
Spring Break Sob Stories
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.
Small Screen, Big Issues
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.
14 Ways to Ruin Your Kids' Lives
Inspired by cartoonist Annie Kurzweg, we confess all the terrible things we do to torment our children: Looking at them! Looking at their phones! Speaking to them in front of peers! We are the worst.
On today's Roundabout Roundup: Catherine saw Melissa McCarthy in a new light in the movie Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and Terri built herself a brand-new website with Weebly. Nicole saved herself a lot of time and running around with the help of 1-800-Contacts.
As always, we thank Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
Name That Mom Phrase
A Buzzfeed article obsessing about mom catchphrases naturally led us to do the same. At least one of us has upped her game by adding Broadway show tunes to her catchphrase repertoire.
Last-Minute Shopping Emergencies
On this week's Round 3, our complaint is with kids who suddenly need essentials like salt, black shoes, and Revolutionary War-era costumes at the eleventh hour. (And we have some suggested solutions for the business world.)
New Relationships and Cute Couples
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, we enjoyed the Valentine's Day fun on One Day at a Time; it was our favorite episode of the season thus far. On The West Wing, new "couple" Josh Lyman and Congressman "Call me Matt!" Santos kicked off campaign season with much bantering and bickering.
Next week: "The First Time" on One Day at a Time and "365 Days" on The West Wing.
We just talked about college decisions last week, but we had to revisit the topic after the Operation Varsity Blues scandal broke. Could it lead to more transparency in the admissions process? (Mentioned: Felicity Huffman on Sports Night.)
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