On this week’s Roundabout Roundup, Nicole's discovered Monopoly Deal, a card game she says is a big improvement on the Monopoly board game. Terri's Country Music Minute returns with Walker Hayes' two-song set, "Being a Dad and Missing Mine." And Catherine's got another daily word game to recommend: Anigrams.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
On today's episode, we're obsessing about those times (and tasks) that make us feel we're succeeding at our mom jobs. These can be rare, so we have to recognize them when they happen.
A survey that accused parents--especially Gen-X ones, like Nicole and Catherine--of oversharing about their kids on social media got us complaining. Not about oversharing, but about how parents just can't win. Mentioned: Some of the moms we follow on Instagram, like Gabrielle Blair, Witney Carson, and Lindsay Arnold.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, we came to the end of Shrinking's first season with "Closure." While it did tie up many loose ends, it then created a giant problem to deal with in season 2. While we're not thrilled with that, we'll definitely be back to see what happens.
Brothers and Sisters, too, is careening toward the end of season 1, with everything from a stolen kiss to a food fight to an imminent premature birth. Next: S1 E22, "Favorite Son." And since Shrinking is done for now, we'll move to another Bill Lawrence/Brett Goldstein project: Ted Lasso, which is back for a third season. We'll catch up with the two episodes that have aired so far, "Smells Like Mean Spirit" and "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea." and the one that drops tomorrow, "4-5-1."
As we mentioned last week, Nicole was hit by a Facebook hack that caused her to lose her personal account and with it, access to her Inclusive Class business account. Here's the whole cautionary tale. Also mentioned: How to back up your Facebook data.
On Speed-Round Sunday, we share a mini episode from our past for your weekend listening pleasure.
Way back in Episode 97, we patted ourselves on the back for some strong parenting skillz. This time around, we're admitting to what's not going so well.
On Second-Listen Saturday, we share moments from past episodes for your weekend listening pleasure. This discussion is from July 2019.
We talk about this survey of major milestones, and question how big of a milestone "learn how to iron" really is. Along the way, we get a peek at some of our dark secrets (like the real reason Terri learned how to ride a bike, and the anti-vampire dinner party Catherine held).
With Nicole dealing with the aftermath of the Lily Collins Facebook hack, we're taking the week off to revisit some tech talks, complaints, and obsessions of the past. This discussion is from November 2022.
Nicole gave up her landline phones, which got us talking about what tech our households are hanging on to and what we're giving up (and which one of us was a teen princess with her own phone line).
With Nicole dealing with the aftermath of the Lily Collins Facebook hack, we're taking the week off to revisit some tech talks, complaints, and obsessions of the past. This discussion is from March 2021.
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.
With Nicole dealing with the aftermath of the Lily Collins Facebook hack, we're taking the week off to revisit some tech talks, complaints, and obsessions of the past. This discussion is from way back in September, 2017.
On this speed round, we asked: Why do Facebook Messenger, Fitbit, and autocorrect hate us so?
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