A Buzzfeed listicle on parenting trends did its job, getting us to talk about it by way of complaining about what's included and what's not. Join us for the gentle snark.
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, we flew to Bali for Ticket to Paradise, the George Clooney-Julia Roberts vehicle that was utterly enjoyable and also utterly forgettable.
We also hit the Walker family ranch in Ojai, California, for a few more rounds of "people having sex in inappropriate places" and "extremely awkward dinner-table talk." No Round 2 next week, but on January 3, we'll discuss the next two episodes of Brothers and Sisters: "Mistakes Were Made," parts 1 and 2.
Today, we're talking about a Wall Street Journal article called Even university presidents lose their minds when their teens apply to college. It resonated with Catherine and Nicole, who may not be university presidents, but who are definitely losing their grip on their sanity as three of their kids apply to college and grad school.
On Speed-Round Sunday, we share a mini episode from our past for your weekend listening pleasure.
During a series of "Would You Rather?" Speed Rounds, we take on WYR questions about how we approach life (and chocolate).
On Second-Listen Saturday, we share moments from past episodes for your weekend listening pleasure. This discussion is from June 2019.
Terri's still obsessing over a years-old situation, while Nicole and Catherine have more recent experience: What do you do when you're in a position to bust a kid for bad behavior? Do you tattle, or no? And if so, how?
On this week’s Roundabout Roundup, Terri recommends another Dancing with the Stars side-hustle project: online workouts and dance classes with lots of the DWTS pros at Dance & Co. Nicole has a trusty new Lapacker backpack so she can comfortably travel with her laptop. And Catherine's eyeing Hugimals weighted stuffed animals as a weighted-blanket alternative.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music, which you hear on every episode.
Terri's at her wit's end with minor family bickering, and trying to come up with a way to either stop it, or at least make it more fun for her to referee. So we obsessed about ways to gamify frequent family fights.
In response to a Scary Mommy post called "9 Toys I Can Unequivocally Say Were a Total Waste of Money," we complained about toys our kids had that didn't stand the test of time (and mentioned some that actually did).
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, we checked in on Love Actually, the Christmas movie that's celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Take or leave the anniversary special (it's on Hulu), but do revisit the movie for a little Christmas cheer.
We also continued with our Brothers and Sisters watch, with season 1's "For the Children." The Walker siblings don't stand a chance against Nora's powerful guilt trip, so they all have to attend her annual benefit. Next: S1E8, "Northern Exposure." Plus, we'll check out the new George Clooney-Julia Roberts movie, Ticket to Paradise, which you can stream on Peacock.
In response to a Grown & Flown article (which is a response to this SNL skit from 2021), we talked about all the holiday obligations society places on moms, plus the ones we place on ourselves--and how to just opt out.
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