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A weekly look at the things parents are talking about, complaining about, and obsessing about right now.

A weekly look at the things parents are talking about, complaining about, and obsessing about right now.
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A weekly look at the things parents are talking about, complaining about, and obsessing about right now.

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English


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Speed Round: What Is the Last Thing You Googled?

10/19/2018
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Two of us are ashamed of our searches, while the third just needs a pretty hair-do.

Duration:00:04:11

Speed Round: What Is the Perfect Outdoor Temperature?

10/18/2018
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We try to appreciate those (very few and far between) days when the weather is just perfect.

Duration:00:04:53

Speed Round: What Is Your Ideal Ice Cream Sundae?

10/17/2018
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Our discussion of sundae toppings leads Terri on a walk down SoCal memory lane.

Duration:00:06:36

Round 2: DWTS, DWTS Juniors, The Good Place and The West Wing

10/16/2018
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Your road map to this week's entertainment-themed episode: 00:39 Dancing with the Stars: Trio Night ends on a downbeat note, with excellent dancer Tinashe going home and Grocery Store Joe... not going home. Mentioned: This adorable number from Nastia Liukin and Sasha, and Jordan Fisher's trio performance. 09:50 DWTS Juniors: We are already predicting a buddy comedy for two of the aspiring dancers, because their charm is off the charts. 15:56 The Good Place: In "The Snowplow," time is flying...

Duration:00:31:45

Episode 236: How to Ace a Parent-Teacher Conference

10/15/2018
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00:32 Sanitation Situation: People in Catherine's town have big thoughts and feelings about garbage and recycling bins. 07:04 Meet the Teachers: 'Tis the season for parent-teacher conferences. With many (many, many) meetings in our pasts, we have advice for making them work for you and your kid. 28:14 Speed Round: Parental Controls: You can password-protect the cable box and the router, but how about the linen closet and pantry? 38:23 Roundabout Roundup: Uber Eats; "Classroom-Friendly...

Duration:00:46:34

Speed Round: What's the Longest You've Stayed in the Hospital?

10/12/2018
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We've been pretty darn lucky. Our family members, not so much.

Duration:00:03:44

Speed Round: What Single Thing Makes You Most Nostalgic?

10/11/2018
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Songs and shows from our youth, and the tappity-tap of an old-timey typewriter, bring back beautiful memories.

Duration:00:03:18

Speed Round: Do You Have a Dining Room?

10/10/2018
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Open-concept homes may be all the rage, but at least one of us has a dedicated dining space—sometimes even used for meals!

Duration:00:02:53

Round 2: Dancing with the Stars, DWTS Jrs., The Good Place and The West Wing

10/9/2018
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Your road map to this week's entertainment-themed episode: 00:36 Dancing with the Stars: This season's was a surprisingly upbeat edition of My Most Memorable Year, with fewer sob stories and more enjoyable dances. 15:22 DWTS Juniors: Terri reports on the junior dancers, who deliver an entertaining and positive show. 23:34 The Good Place: We get to see Team Cockroach reunited (yay!) but also infiltrated by a demon wielding lemon bars and novelty sweatshirts (boo!). Next up: "The Snowplow."...

Duration:00:36:13

Episode 235: Beyond Tiger Moms and Helicopter Parents

10/8/2018
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00:31 Hospital Stay: Nicole gives an update on a hospital visit that kept her from podcasting last week. 07:15 The Fill-in-the-Blank Parent: First it was tiger moms, then helicopter parents, then lawnmower parents and even elephant parents. Well, we can come up with click-baity parenting "styles" too! 21:48 Speed Round: Sibling Sharing: Sometimes a brother or sister makes the best teacher (and hey, that's one less thing for mom and dad to do). 30:52 Roundabout Roundup: Nicole's liking ASMR...

Duration:00:39:16

Speed Round: What's the Weirdest Thing You've Found?

10/5/2018
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Inspired by this post at Go Fug Yourself, we tell our tales of finding weird (sometimes disturbing!) items.

Duration:00:07:51

Speed Round: Solids or Prints?

10/4/2018
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When it comes to our clothing choices, are we bold and bright or solid and simple? (Or "whatever hides the dirt"?)

Duration:00:03:01

Bonus Round 2: DWTS Las Vegas Night

10/3/2018
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Instead of our usual Wednesday Speed Round, today we bring you a bonus Round 2 so we can cover Dancing with the Stars' Tuesday night edition. Hear our thoughts on voting, time management, and costuming shenanigans—and even the dancing.

Duration:00:18:52

Round 2: Dancing with the Stars, The Good Place, and The West Wing

10/2/2018
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Your road map to this week's entertainment-themed episode: 00:40 Dancing with the Stars: It was New York Night, which turned out to mean Broadway, the subway, and skyscraper-high scores from the judges. 11:04 The Good Place: We're in our happy place now that The Good Place is back! 19:25 The West Wing: "Eppur Si Muove" did not move us. In fact, it confused and annoyed us. Mentioned: The West Wing Weekly podcast, on which at least one podcaster shared our confusion. Tomorrow, we'll post a...

Duration:00:26:12

Roundabout Replay: Giving Ourselves a Break

10/1/2018
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In lieu of a brand-new episode today, please enjoy this October, 2017, flashback. We'll be back with a new Round 2 tomorrow and new speed rounds for the rest of the week. 01:03 Post-Renovation Debrief: Terri's bathroom reno is complete, but it will never be perfect. Just like our reflections in every mirror we encounter. 05:44 We Could Care, But We Choose Not To: We had a bossy parenting article to discuss, but decide to give ourselves a break on that, along with lots of other things parents...

Duration:00:48:21

Speed Round: How Much Sleep Do You Want?

9/28/2018
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In our dreams, we would get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. But we never dream, because we don’t get that much sleep.

Duration:00:03:49

Speed Round: Are You Happy with Your Phone?

9/27/2018
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Our kids may nag us regularly about upgrades, but we're pretty content with our phones—cracks and all.

Duration:00:03:39

Bonus Round 2: DWTS Elimination

9/26/2018
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Instead of our usual Speed Round, today we bring you a speedy Round 2 so we can cover Dancing with the Stars' Tuesday night edition—in which the first star is sent on her way. Plus, we got a preview of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, coming next month.

Duration:00:10:37

Round 2: Dancing with the Stars and West Wing

9/25/2018
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Your road map to this week's entertainment-themed episode: 00:30 Dancing with the Stars: Season 27 kicks off with an onslaught of sparkles and stars (some starrier than others). 16:10 The West Wing: We found this week's episode, "Full Disclosure," much more watchable than last week's. But the West Wing Weekly's guest was not as palatable. Tomorrow, we'll post a special DWTS Speed Round to talk about this week's elimination(s). Next Tuesday, we'll talk about DWTS, West Wing's "Eppur Si...

Duration:00:29:24

Episode 234: Big Kids, Big Decisions

9/24/2018
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00:31 Traffic Rant: Terri's tearing her hair out over the poor parking etiquette on her street. 13:36 Too Old to Fail: ...but too young to make smart decisions. That's the pickle we find ourselves in as our kids grow up and have to make life-determining choices. 34:34 Speed Round: Pop-Up Playgrounds: In these spaces, kids can build and create with fun materials. So we had some fun dreaming about what a playground for adults might offer. 47:28 Roundabout Roundup: Weight Watchers, tri-tip from...

Duration:00:56:48