Weekly Roundup: Laptop Stickers, “The Afterparty,” “Brothers & Sisters,” Amish Novels, and Family Bonding
On Parenting Roundabout's weekly roundup this week, we chat about the generational divide when it comes to laptop stickers (Terri's sticking with Gelaskins, but Catherine's pondering some individual stickers, like a youth).
What we're watching: We continue with The Afterparty's "Travis," a film noir from the POV of Grace's ex, hat-wearing Travis. Then, on Brothers & Sisters, the Secret Sister plot that drove the story from almost the very first episode is upended, leaving us wondering what we've been doing this whole time.
Catherine's library find brings us to the world of Amish romance novels and mysteries. Who knew? Wanda Brunstetter, for one; she's written over 100 novels set in the Amish world.
In the archives, we revisit chats on competitive mom bragging (July 24, 2019), shared responsibility for projects (July 27, 2022), and family bonding (July 27, 2020).
We'll be back with a new episode next Tuesday. Our TV watch will cover S2 E4 of The Afterparty ("Hannah") and S2 E15 of Brothers and Sisters ("Moral Hazard"). If you miss hearing from us every single day, the archives await you!
Weekly Roundup: New Format, Dorm Decor, "The Afterparty," "Brothers & Sisters," Baby Lit, and the Same Old Same Old
Welcome to Parenting Roundabout 5.0! (4.0? 6.0? Who knows!) Now that we are just a duo, and the last of our collective children has turned 18, we're going to discuss parenting in a more roundabout way. Each week, we'll bring you:
We'll be back with a new episode next Tuesday. Our TV watch will cover S2 E3 of The Afterparty ("Travis") and S2 E14 of Brothers and Sisters ("Double Negative"). If you miss hearing from us every single day, the archives await you!
Nicole is leaving us (sob!), so this week she is sharing some of her favorite episodes from our years (and years, and years!) of podcasting together. Today's farewell memory comes from March 23, 2020. Remember March 2020? This is a historical document!
We check in on life under lockdown in California, New Jersey, and the Midwest. We're united in our lack of toilet paper and our surplus of people in our space while we try to work.
Terri and Catherine are not going away, but they will be changing up the podcast format. Tune in on Tuesday, July 18, for a new episode.
Nicole is leaving us (sob!), so this week she is sharing some of her favorite episodes from our years (and years, and years!) of podcasting together. Today's farewell memory comes from January 8, 2018; we've piled on a lot more episodes since then.
We reflect on our 200 podcast episodes to date. My, how we've changed, and grown, and spent a whoooole lot of time talking.
Nicole is leaving us (sob!), so this week she is sharing some of her favorite episodes from our years (and years, and years!) of podcasting together. Today's farewell memory comes from June 13, 2022.
Nicole's dog, Missy, passed away recently. Since she's been a presence on the podcast over the years, today's episode is all about Missy and her exploits. It won't be the same without her.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, we followed Sally Field from Pasadena to Boston and watched the movie 80 for Brady (also starring Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, and Lily Tomlin). It's pure cameo-filled fantasy, but also a lot of fun.
As usual, Brothers and Sisters was less fun, but both Sarah and Kevin did seem to get a win so we'll take it. Next up, S2 E13, "Separation Anxiety." We'll also get into season 2 of The Afterparty with the first two episodes (dropping July 12), "Aniq 2: The Sequel" and "Grace." After that, we'll watch one episode a week, as they drop. We'll also be dropping a new format next week, so stay tuned for that!
Remember last week, when Nicole mentioned driving all over the state of California? That's due to her new work schedule, and it means she won't be able to podcast with us anymore. So this week she is going to share some of her favorite episodes from our years (and years, and years!) of podcasting together. Today's farewell memory comes from April 12, 2021.
It's our version of the old TLC show "A Baby Story"! Your three podcasters have three very different birth and adoption stories, each with their challenges--but all with a happy ending. Listen for our tales of hives; hyperemesis; planes, trains, and automobiles; and Johnny Depp.
On this week’s Roundabout Roundup: Nicole's listening to the Something Was Wrong podcast on long drives. Terri's keeping her new dog clean with Well & Good Gently Clean Dental Wipes and Deodorizing Dog Wipes. And Catherine's keeping her feet happy with Allbirds Women's Tree Flyers.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
An article about a mom who's taken up skateboarding to share that activity with her kids got us obsessing about how far we would (or, more likely, would not) go to get that quality time. Mentioned: The Finland Ice Marathon.
The blowback from a TikTok video prompted us to complain about people who can't understand why a parent might tiptoe into their child's room once in a while and tidy up a little bit. Just a little!
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