On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, the common thread is "we hated the ending." On Dancing with the Stars, the judges saved the annoying star and sent the cheerful good sport home, and on Rutherford Falls, the writers introduced highly unnecessary, 11th-hour plot twists that will now never get resolved because the show hasn't been renewed. Quit while you're ahead, people!
Next week, the DWTS theme is '90s Night. And we'll kick off a new series watch: Brothers and Sisters, a soapy drama that premiered in 2006 on ABC and is now available on Hulu.
Signs of Senior-Parent-Itis
While Catherine says her son is not allowed to have senioritis, apparently she can have it for him. But when a kid can't coast through his senior year, his parents really can't either.
On Speed-Round Sunday, we share a mini episode from our past for your weekend listening pleasure.
Summer offers delicious food and drink, but then again, so does fall. Don't make us choose!
On Second-Listen Saturday, we share moments from past episodes for your weekend listening pleasure. This discussion is from May 2019.
A recent post on the Today show site got us talking today. It's about "easy" (red flag!) ways to build your relationship with your teenager. Despite its quick-and-easy promise, we did find some good advice within, and shared our own too. Mentioned: Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured-Heart Approach by Howard Glasser.
Roundabout Roundup: Columbia Panorama Jacket, Mustache Munchies, and Taylor Swift’s "Midnights"
On this week’s Roundabout Roundup, Nicole treated herself to a cozy fleece from Columbia, but the plant-based snacks that Catherine recommended, Mustache Munchies Cheddarish crackers, do not sound like a treat to Nicole. Terri's just happy that Taylor Swift dropped a new album.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
What Is Your Self-Care Love Language?
An Instagram post from the Just Girl Project got us obsessing about self-care, the 5 love languages, and what happens when you mash them up together. Let's just say that some of us love ourselves, and self-care, a lot more than others.
New Types of Parents
The fill-in-the-blank (helicopter, tiger, lawnmower) parent genre is rich for revisiting, and complaining about, which we are doing today after reading the latest list of suggestions at the New Yorker.
What We’re Watching: DWTS Michael Bublé Night and Rutherford Falls “Firefighters Pancake Breakfast”
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, foxtrots abounded on Dancing with the Stars, Michael Bublé proved to be a charming judge, and Vinny climbed up out of the bottom two (no doubt thanks to Terri's votes). Next week: Halloween! and the return of team dances.
On Rutherford Falls, election day draws nearer (in fiction as in real life) and Bobbie and Feather battle for votes and public goodwill at a pancake breakfast. Mmmmm, pancakes. Next: The season—and series—finale, "Election."
Holiday Role Reversal
When Nicole got the chance to be her son's guest for Christmas instead of hosting the holiday herself, she jumped on it (maybe too quickly?). That got us talking about how we feel about reversing the roles on holiday traditions and other family routines.
On Speed-Round Sunday, we share a mini episode from our past (in this case, September 2018) for your weekend listening pleasure.
Since Nicole doesn't usually join in on the Round 2 fun, we each give a little report on what's on our TVs these days.
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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