A blog post titled "5 of Our Parenting Choices People Have an Opinion About" got us ranting about why everyone insists on caring about how other families raise their kids. We judge those who would judge others.
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is back, and so is its general focus on White People Problems. But we're still rooting for Zoey and the gang (especially for the new love interests for Max and Mo). Next: "Zoey's Extraordinary Birthday."
On Veronica Mars, the coach's murder turns out to be merely a case-of-the-week that lasted two weeks. But the bodies keep piling up: Mindy O'Dell's ex, Steve, is dead by the end of the episode, and so is ... Sheriff Lamb! Next: "Papa's Cabin."
When we read "Doctors debunk 16 myths about raising kids," we had to jump in and debunk some of the debunking. After all, our mantra is "every family is different, every child is different" and sometimes that means those myths ring a little bit true.
On Speed-Round Sunday, we share a mini episode from our past for your weekend listening pleasure.
Terri's trip to the Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Expo (now called the Nourished Festival) got us thinking about all the different allergy-accommodating foods available today and whether we really have to have that restriction to enjoy them.
On Second-Listen Saturday, we share moments from past episodes for your weekend listening pleasure.
How does your family manage during power outages? Do you happily play board games by candlelight, or sit in corners clinging to your dead iPhones?
Want more? Listen to the rest of this April 2018 episode.
Roundabout Roundup: Majestic Pure Hair Mask, Eufy RoboVac, and Celestial Seasonings Fruit Tea Sampler
On this week’s Roundabout Roundup: Catherine's beautifying her hair with Majestic Pure's avocado and coconut hair mask. Nicole is loving her new Eufy robot vacuum, and Terri is adding variety to her daily tea menu with Celestial Seasonings' fruit tea sampler.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
We obsess about Reviews.org's offer of cash in exchange for a digital detox (no phones, TVs, computers, video games, smart devices). We think $2,400 is a pretty nice sum for a 24-hour-long nap.
On this week's Round 3, we complain about the possibility of Instagram for Kids. This seems like a good idea for absolutely no one (except marketers looking to sell stuff to pre-teens).
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, Veronica Mars season 3 adds another murder into the mix. But what we really care about is the buddy comedy "Logan and Heather." We also listened to the Veronica Mars Investigations episode "There's Gotta Be a Poughkeepsie Mortem," which pointed out the Dick and Madison ret-conning that's happening this season. Next: Veronica Mars season 3 episodes 14 "Mars, Bars" and Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is back with season 2 episode 7, "Zoey's Extraordinary Memory." We got this wrong in the episode, but plan to watch Zoey instead of a second episode of Veronica so we can discuss both shows on our March 30 episode.
An article listing "14 Signs You're a Good Mom" got us talking about all those dead giveaways that a child lives in your house: toys in the bathtub, random detritus in all kinds of odd places, and so on. We agree with the author's conclusion that these are all signs that a mom has her priorities (if not her stuff) in the right place.
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).