On today's Roundabout Roundup, Catherine recaps her trip to the Fixer-Upper mecca in Waco, Texas (mentioned: Chip Gaines' book, Capital Gaines). Nicole shares a Twitter customer service victory (thanks, @Dickeys), and Terri built us our very own Amazon shop! (Mentioned: 4 Things with Amy Brown podcast).
And as always, thanks to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
Today's obsession is sleep, and whether our kids are getting enough of it. Because when the kids aren't sleeping, neither are the mothers. It's quite the vicious cycle.
On this week's Round 3, we complain about those who dare reject our kids (the nerve!). 'Tis the season for college decisions, and it's never easy to console a child who's been inexplicably turned down from one of her top-choice schools.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, One Day at a Time serves up a classic sitcom plot in "Nip It in the Bud" (but at least the episode follows logically from the previous one).
On The West Wing, the change that was a-comin' is here, and we are here for it—despite the grammatically incorrect title "Faith Based Initiative."
Next week: "One Valentine's Day at a Time" on One Day at a Time and "Opposition Research" on West Wing.
Whether we watched him on Beverly Hills 90210 in our college days, John from Cincinnati in the more recent past, or Riverdale today, Luke Perry was a part of our pop culture life. So today we're talking about what he, and his death, means to us.
On today's Roundabout Roundup, Terri's shouting out her public library's handy-dandy printing service. Nicole has revamped and relaunched her professional website (powered by Weebly), and Catherine just wants you to be comfy in this ridiculous hoodie.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode
With her daughter off to college soon, Nicole is obsessed with teaching independence and life skills. Terri and Catherine offer advice, despite having yet to push any of their children out of the nest.
We've tried cute little notes, temper tantrums, and repeating ourselves over and over (and over) again. And yet, our families ignore our wise counsel and basic rules.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, One Day at a Time shows us what a daring sitcom it is by not having a phone go overboard (on "Hermanos"). It also introduces us to yet another relative we've never before seen or heard of.
On our West Wing watch, we pause for a special episode of the West Wing Weekly podcast, which introduced us to a real person we'd never heard of before. In this case, it was a long-time writer for the show who had a lot of good intel for us.
Next week: "Nip It in the Bud" on One Day at a Time and "Faith Based Initiative" on West Wing.
In this episode, we're talking about kids today—or really, kids' activities today and how they're really kids' and parents' activities. Because why wouldn't we want to balance parenting, working, family relationships, and maintaining a home with a full-time job as a soccer mom?
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).