On this week's Roundabout Roundup, Catherine's watching a cast of smart, funny women in a beautiful setting on Wine Country. Terri's reading Anxious Little Pishy, a helpful kids' book about anxiety. And Nicole is dreaming of her lunch from Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers.
Four Things That Define Us
At The Shop Forward (which Terri recommended recently), you can customize a tote bag with four words or phrases that tell the world who you are. We, of course, would like several bags to be used in different settings. Sometimes we want to proclaim we're moms, and other times we don't!
Summer brings travel, and travel brings us such a lengthy list of to-dos and don't-forgets that maybe it's easier to just stay home.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2: The judges' auditions continue on So You Think You Can Dance, with more of the most! amazing! dancers! (and one token "no thanks").
On The West Wing's season 6 finale, convention wheeling and dealing finally leads to a Democratic presidential nominee, and who that is surprises us not a bit.
Next week, there will not be a new SYTYCD, nor (we think) a discussion of S7E1 on the West Wing Weekly podcast. So we're planning a special episode, with a guest star: Our own Nicole Eredics, who will chat with us about season 2 of Big Little Lies on HBO.
A recent poll of dads finds that many of them feel "shamed" by comments about their parenting. We say "hey, that's our turf! Move along!" And also, we prefer to call it "educating" instead of "shaming."
On this week's Roundabout Roundup, Catherine gives a quick review of the book Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler: Tackling These Crazy Awesome Years--No Time-Outs Required by Jamie Glowacki. Terri had a wonderful time at the New Jersey Special Olympics. Nicole is enjoying following (and shopping from) Emily McDowell, who tells it like it is.
Thank you as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
If you have a lot of high school grads in your life, you're probably spending many a weekend afternoon at a grad party (or several). We obsess about whether these events are strictly necessary and how elaborate they should get.
We attempt to translate all those words kids say that mean everything and also nothing: "Sure." "Okay." "Later." "Whatever." If you want to listen, that's "fine."
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, the So You Think You Can Dance lovefest continued in week three of the judges' auditions. But on The West Wing, "Things Fall Apart" as the Democratic primary remains deadlocked and three astronauts' lives are in jeopardy.
Next week, we'll watch even more judges' auditions on SYTYCD and the West Wing season 6 finale, "2162 Votes."
End-of-Year Awards for Kids
On today's Round 1, we're talking about all those end-of-year awards that kids might get—if we gave them out at home instead of at school. Good job hanging up your bath towel! (Just kidding, they'll never win that one.)
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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