Beginning and Ending
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, it's the beginning of the end for One Day at a Time. We watched, and enjoyed, its second-to-last episode, "Drinking and Driving."
On The West Wing, it's another campaign episode, "Freedonia," as Matt Santos takes a big leap forward (and we hope Josh soon will too).
Next week: The final episode of One Day at a Time, "Ghosts," and "Drought Conditions" on West Wing.
Target's car-seat trade-in event is happening now, which got us thinking: We have a lot of other kid stuff we'd like to trade in for bigger and better things.
On this week's Roundabout Roundup: Terri recommends a winning podcast called This Had Oscar Buzz, Nicole's playing the Game of Thrones, and Catherine read a book for parents of athletes that was very timely.
'Tis the season for prom, so we're obsessing about that this week. Are promposals a thing of the past? How about going with, you know, a date? Do you snap your own photos or hire a pro? We have questions!
After ignoring it for years, we suddenly started to wonder if dental insurance is a must or a maybe. Our complaint: The math (surprise!) is complicated, at least here in the USA (mentioned: Oscar insurance).
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, we check out FX's Fosse/Verdon, because we can't resist a Hamilton-adjacent project. It takes some homework to put together the Broadway character jigsaw puzzle, but it feels worth it.
Over on One Day at a Time, Penelope meets her doppelganger and we end on yet another Schneider cliffhanger.
Next week, "Drinking and Driving" on One Day at a Time (the second-to-last episode of the season, and likely the whole series), and West Wing's "Freedonia," from season 6.
Nicole said everyone was talking about Kim Kardashian's bathroom, so we had to, too. The upshot: If we had Kim's kash, we wouldn't spend it on a sink with no basin, soap, or towels.
On this week's Roundabout Roundup: Catherine got to see the beautiful musical Come From Away. Nicole wants you to check out her daughter's beautiful photography. Terri found Overcast, a beautiful new way to listen to podcasts.
And as always, we thank Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
Why We Love Our Kids' Obsessions
A kid's obsession can build self-esteem, lead to a career, or help you communicate when nothing else works. So what's not to love? After all, as adults we have plenty of obsessions of our own (like, say, podcasting).
Doing Our Homework
This post on the "burden of parent homework" was the perfect prompt for our weekly Wednesday complaint session. No thank you to homework for preschoolers, to homework for bigger kids that requires tons of parental intervention, and to communication tools that don't actually communicate.
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).
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