Terri's family recently said a sad goodbye to their 21-year-old Jeep. Yet they shed nary a tear over the loss of a similarly dependable and long-tenured toaster. So we obsessed about what makes some objects meaningful, while others can be kicked to the curb without a second thought. Mentioned: The Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park, where you can visit cool objects like old-fashioned typewriters.
Wall Street Journal columnist Julie Jargon reeled us right in with a story titled "Moms are struggling with burnout. Is it more work to let dads help?." That headline was all we needed to share our own rants about the division of labor in our homes.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2: Girls5Eva season 2 ends with a knock-down, drag-out fight between two unlikely characters, and it's a joy to behold (and is being added to "Janet Kicks Some Demon Butt" on Terri's fire-me-up playlist. This show is a delight and we're in for season 3 if there is one. Mentioned: Interviews with Renee Elise Goldsberry to read and listen to.
Next: Another show we enjoyed is back for season 2: Only Murders in the Building on Hulu. We'll start with the first episode, "Persons of Interest."
Dancing With the Stars pro Sharna Burgess recently did a sexy maternity photo shoot, so that got us talking about whether we'd ever want to do the same (uh, no) and what other milestones should be commemorated by a professional with a big camera. (And if you want to hear Catherine talk about her super non-sexy pregnancy rash, that episode is here.)
On Speed-Round Sunday, we share a mini episode from our past for your weekend listening pleasure.
Nicole brought to our attention an article about American Dream Miami, soon to be the biggest mall in America, but not exactly our dream of the perfect mall. We'd skip the amusement park rides and ice-climbing wall and focus on things like roaming nail technicians, golf carts, and the ability to shop in peace. (Mentioned: Mall of America, West Edmonton Mall, and American Dream Meadowlands, coming soon to Terri's neighborhood, yikes.)
On Second-Listen Saturday, we share moments from past episodes for your weekend listening pleasure. This discussion is from March 2019.
Today, true confessions about obsessions: Not ours, but those of our husbands. Catherine's and Nicole's partners are kindred spirits with a similar level of extra-ness when it comes to kitchen gadgets. Terri's, meanwhile, is happy with an old TV show—but he needs to watch every single one, thank you very much.
On this week’s Roundabout Roundup, Catherine reviews two airplane-watch-quality movies: Death on the Nile and House of Gucci (mostly, she's just proud to have watched two relatively new movies). Terri shouts out Glad You're Here: Two Unlikely Friends Breaking Bread and Breaking Fences, a book by Walker Hayes and Craig Allen Cooper that inspired an episode of the podcast a few weeks back. Mentioned: The Tender Bar, a movie we watched for Round 2, and the book that it's based on.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
Nicole is away this week, and Catherine and Terri are feeling the effects of having been away (read: a ton of extra work). So this week, we're talking, complaining and obsessing about jobs and work by revisiting, and updating, some past discussions on that topic. Today, we turn to a question we first asked in September, 2021: "What's your retirement plan?"
Nicole is away this week, and Catherine and Terri are feeling the effects of having been away (read: a ton of extra work). So this week, we're talking, complaining and obsessing about jobs and work by revisiting, and updating, some past discussions on that topic. Today, we hop back to "The Work-Life Seesaw," from July 2020, and see how it's going on that teeter-totter today.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, we're into the second half of Girls5Eva season 2, and the girls are busy working on their album. Also getting questionable cosmetic procedures, pursuing questionable theories about their lost bandmate Ashley, and staging a questionable Star Search rematch with Mario Cantone. Plus, Daniel Breaker finally gets to sing! Next: The final two episodes of this season, "Returnity" and "Tour Mode."
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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