Yes, we want open communication with our kids, but sometimes we need to put our hands over our ears and say "TMI!" So today we're complaining about knowing a bit more than we care to about what's happening in our kids' lives.
On this week's entertainment-themed episode, the season finale of Only Murders in the Building pulls off a triple-switcheroo killer reveal. While you can't look too closely at the plot, the show is always fun to watch and lovely to look at.
We can't say the same for Rutherford Falls--at least this particular episode, which fell flat with its continued use of Nathan as a plot device and punching bag. Next week, we'll finish up season 1 with episode 9, "Stoodis," and 10, "D'Angelos."
A Washington Post article titled “College admissions are stressful enough. Parents, don’t make it worse” got us talking about how to make the application season easier on everyone involved--and some unexpected factors to consider when making that list of possibilities.
On Speed-Round Sunday, we share a mini episode from our past for your weekend listening pleasure.
Doctors whose office is closed when you're sick. Orthodontists who don't keep kid hours. What we wish phone physicians could do. Yep, we've got a few things to say about the availability of medical professionals.
On Second-Listen Saturday, we share moments from past episodes for your weekend listening pleasure. This discussion is from April 2019.
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).
On this week’s Roundabout Roundup, the Instagram Minute is back once again, with a guest recommendation from Terri's daughter: @Dogs, and specifically this video of two puppers spying on their neighbors. Catherine's recommending some different dogs: the truly hideous homes on HGTV's Ugliest House in America.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
The first day of Catherine's son's senior year is looming. Send thoughts, prayers, good vibes, and maybe some chocolate. She's going to need help. Mentioned: The third-grade back-to-school fashion statement pictured at right below and the space-age Covid-testing dome from the high school near Terri's house.
Just last week, a mere 7 days ago, Terri had a problem with her garage door opener and Catherine's basement was about to get torn up for a new drain and sump pump (thrilling). Both of those are resolved now, but that just means that our various appliances had to beg for attention. Mentioned: Cuisinart PerfecTemp electric kettle (which, for the record, can be had for much less than the price advertised).
What We’re Watching: Only Murders in the Building “Sparring Partners” and Rutherford Falls “Rutherford, Inc.”
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, we're coming to the end of season 2 of Only Murders in the Building, which means lots of twist and turns and threads being pulled--and almost all the characters we mentioned last week as being MIA are in fact IA this time. Next week: the season finale, "I Know Who Did It."
On Rutherford Falls, Nathan continues to be a punching bag and a terrible friend to Reagan, which Josh gently points out. And the team of lawyers from Rutherford Inc. is really no match for Terry Thomas. Next: season 1, episode 8, "Skoden."
We once again steal a question from Follow the Herd, and talk about how we'd spend a $10,000 windfall. Travel agents and cheap contractors, help us out! Mentioned: Lyle Lovett in concert.
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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