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Join parenting writers Terri Mauro and Catherine Holecko for a weekly look at the things parents are talking about, complaining about, and obsessing about right now.

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Join parenting writers Terri Mauro and Catherine Holecko for a weekly look at the things parents are talking about, complaining about, and obsessing about right now.

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Episodes

Weekly Roundup: College Saving and Spending, “Reservation Dogs” S2, Ugly Animals, and Admin Club

2/20/2024
On our latest weekly roundup, we discover that Catherine's children need a refresher on what a 529 college savings plan is, and possibly the number of a good attorney. What we're watching: We started season 2 of Reservation Dogs with episodes 1 and 2: "The Curse" and "Run." As we predicted and feared, Jackie and Elora's journey does not go well. Meanwhile, back home, Willie Jack tries to reverse their bad luck with the (questionable) help of Bucky and Brownie. Catherine's library find this week presents two books that kids might really enjoy, but that may teach some unsavory lessons: Ugly Animals by Laura Marsh and Animals That Make Me Say Ewww! by Dawn Cusick. In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed admin club (February 19, 2020); mom friendships (February 19, 2018); and NSFW music (February 22, 2016). Mentioned: HARDY's "Radio Song" and "Ben Franklin's Song" from the Hamilton Mixtape. ​ Next week, we'll watch the next two episodes of Reservation Dogs, season 2: E3 "Roofing" and E4 "Mabel." Until then (and anytime you're in need), the archives are available.

Duration:00:38:47

Weekly Roundup: Valentine’s Day, “Reservation Dogs” S1, Bobo’s PB&Js, and Volunteer Work

2/13/2024
On our latest weekly roundup, we report on our preparedness (or lack thereof) for Valentine's Day. We love you, dear listeners! What we're watching: We finished season 1 of Reservation Dogs with episodes 7 and 8: "California Dreamin'" and "Satvrday." These were both heartbreaking in their own way. We're glad we can roll right on into season 2 and find out what happens to the fracturing friend group next. Catherine's library find this week is not something to read, but something to eat: Bobo's PB&J Oat Snacks, discovered in the break room. They're a tasty cross between an oatmeal cookie and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed the medical test gauntlet (February 15, 2023); what's in our freezers (February 15, 2018); and volunteer work (February 12, 2016). Mentioned: Yasso Greek yogurt bars, the DEF Reset. ​ Next week, we'll watch the first two episodes of Reservation Dogs, season 2: "The Curse" and "Run." Until then (and anytime you're in need), the archives are available.

Duration:00:40:06

Weekly Roundup: New Apartment, “Reservation Dogs” S1, “Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs,” and Game Shows for Parents

2/6/2024
On our latest weekly roundup, it's the conclusion (we hope!) of the renovations and room-switcherooing at Terri's house. What we're watching: We continued with season 1 of Reservation Dogs with episodes 5 and 6: "Come and Get Your Love," which focused on Cheese and Big and introduced the Deer Lady; and "Hunting," a moving portrait of Willie Jack's relationship with her dad. While we missed Bear and Elora, we liked the deeper dive into these other characters, and know that we'll see the others again soon. Mentioned: Vulture recaps of episode 5 and episode 6. Catherine's library find this week is a fractured fairy tale called Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs by Davide Cali. Let's just say parents will relate to the decision Snow White ultimately makes (and the illustrations, by Raphaelle Barbanegre, are amazing). In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed what our kids are watching on TV (February 8, 2023); how kids change their parents (February 2, 2022); and parenting-related reality TV challenges (February 6, 2020). Mentioned: The West Wing Weekly podcast and What's Next: A Backstage Pass to the West Wing, Its Cast and Crew, and Its Enduring Legacy of Service, a forthcoming book by Melissa Fitzgerald and Mary McCormack. ​ Next week, we'll watch the final two episodes of Reservation Dogs, season 1: "California Dreamin'" and "Satvrday." Until then (and anytime you're in need), the archives are available.

Duration:00:40:41

Weekly Roundup: New Office, “Reservation Dogs” S1, Book Marks, and Making Phone Calls

1/30/2024
On our latest weekly roundup, it's musical bedrooms at Terri's house, and she now has her very own office! What we're watching: We continued with season 1 of Reservation Dogs with episodes 3 and 4 ("Uncle Brownie" and "What About Your Dad"). The kids are having a rough go of it, but the show remains quite enjoyable to watch. We also spent some time discussing the Oscar nominees and not-nominees. Mentioned: Drinks with Broads, the Fug Girls' newsletter that makes for a great accompaniment to, or substitute for, watching awards shows on TV. Catherine's library find this week is not a book, but a website called Book Marks, which is an aggregator of book reviews. Use it to quickly check the critical consensus on a book you're curious about. Or just read the Most Scathing Book Reviews of 2023. In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed support without smothering (February 2, 2023); the misery of making phone calls, volume 1 (January 29, 2020) and volume 2 (February 4, 2019); and teaching kids resilience (January 29, 2018). Mentioned: The EconTalk podcast discussing the book Fluke by Brian Klaas. ​ Next week, we'll watch the next two episodes of Reservation Dogs, season 1: Episode 5, "Come and Get Your Love," and 6, "Hunting." Until then (and anytime you're in need), the archives are available.

Duration:00:39:37

Weekly Roundup: Wintry Weather, “Reservation Dogs” S1, “Cross-Stitch With Cattitude,” and Moms on Call

1/23/2024
On our latest weekly roundup, winter has arrived, and none of our dogs are all that happy about it. What we're watching: We kicked off a new TV series this week, watching the first two episodes of season 1 of Reservation Dogs ("F*ckin' Rez Dogs" and "NDN Cinic"). We can already see that the rave reviews are justified. Mentioned: Primo and Rutherford Falls. Catherine's library find this week goes crafty again with Cross-Stitch with Cattitude: 20 Pawsome Designs by Emma Congdon. Terri was once very into cross-stitching, but she's now holding out for dog themes and the large-print version of cross-stitch. Mentioned: The Old Place by podcaster Bobby Finger and Dust Child. In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed being on call for our kids (January 26, 2022), family-watching (January 27, 2020), and being a grown-up (January 22, 2016). Mentioned: A BuzzFeed listicle and The Divorce Seekers: The Intimate True Story of a Nevada Divorce Ranch Wrangler. ​ Next week, we'll watch the next two episodes of Reservation Dogs, season 1: Episode 3, "Uncle Brownie," and 4, "What About Your Dad." Until then (and anytime you're in need), the archives are available.

Duration:00:43:40

Weekly Roundup: Lost Voice, “The Holdovers,” Artsy Animal Picture Books, and Being Helpful

1/16/2024
On our latest weekly roundup, please forgive Terri's squeaky, scratchy voice. She's not contagious through your podcast player. What we're watching: The movie The Holdovers, which is on an awards-season roll so far, was moving, affecting, and sad. We say you should grab a box of tissues and watch it. Catherine's library find this week is all about the visuals, with picture books starring both adorable and elegant animals: The Perfect Siesta by Pato Mena, Fish and Crab by Marianna Coppo, and Animal Portraits by Lucie Brunelliere. In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed unhelpful helping (January 15, 2020), other people's parenting (January 15, 2018), and texts to new parents (January 17, 2022). ​ Next week, we'll start a series watch of Reservation Dogs (on Hulu) with the first two episodes of season 1: "F*ckin Rez Dogs" and "NDN Clinic." Until then (and anytime you're in need), the archives are available.

Duration:00:38:29

Holiday Recap, “The Boys in the Boat,” “Asteroid City,” Veeps Concerts, Choose Your Own Nightmare, and Parenting Rites of Passage

1/9/2024
On our latest weekly roundup, we catch you up on our winter-break adventures (which were less wintry than in years past). What we're watching: Instead of watching something together, we reported on what we consumed during our time off. Catherine saw the movie The Boys in the Boat in an actual theater with multiple generations of family members. It's exactly the sort of movie that it sounds like it should be from that setup: historical, inspirational, Oscar-bait-y. Mission accomplished, Director George Clooney! Catherine also watched Asteroid City (on an airplane, which seems appropriate for this film set in a space-obsessed 1950s desert town). It's star-studded, with the Wes Anderson Quirk dial turned up to the max. Mentioned: The Afterparty's season 2 episode, "Hannah." Meanwhile, Terri subscribed to VEEPS, a streaming service that allows her to watch live and recorded concerts. She's checked out old favorites like HARDY and discovered new artists too, including The Summer Set and Something Corporate. It's a great value for the money if you love music but in-person concerts are not as fun as they used to be. Catherine's library find this week is a subset of the familiar Choose Your Own Adventure series. Did you know you can Choose Your Own Nightmare?! We'd rather not, but can imagine the appeal this might hold for some tweens and teens. In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed parenting rites of passage (January 12, 2022), empty-nest careers (January 14, 2021), and real-life FastPasses (January 12, 2016). ​ Next week, we'll watch the movie The Holdovers, which you can find on Peacock, Amazon Prime, and maybe even in your local movie theater. Until then (and anytime you're in need), the archives are available.

Duration:00:36:56

Weekly Roundup: Kids Relocating, “Gilded Age” S2 Finale, “Quiz Lady,” “Finlay Donovan Is Killing It,” and 10 Years of Podcasting

12/19/2023
On our latest weekly roundup, some of our kids are moving back and forth from college, and one is moving down to the basement apartment... little by little. What we're watching: On The Gilded Age, there were many winners and a few losers in the season 2 finale, "In Terms of Winning and Losing." While we're sad that the show has not (as yet) been renewed for season 3, we also kind of wouldn't mind letting these characters stay where they landed in this episode. We also watched the movie Quiz Lady, which you can find on Hulu. It stars Awkwafina and Sandra Oh as a pair of sisters, but the twist is that Sandra Oh is the screw-up and Awkwafina is the straitlaced one. The movie also has enough fun little twists (plus dogs!) to make it a lot of fun. Catherine's library find this week is Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano. It's the first in a series about a mom and suspense novelist who gets mixed up in some real-life crime, with her trusty babysitter as her sidekick. In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed parenting trends to take or leave (December 21, 2021), parenting trends of the decade (December 18, 2019), crazy jobs and crazier elves (December 18, 2015), and our very first episode: Holiday Parenting Joys and Jangles (December 18, 2013; be warned that the production quality is best described as "primitive"). ​ We're taking the next two weeks off for the holidays (we think we've earned it, after 10 years!). We'll be back in January. Until then (and anytime you're in need), the archives are available. Happy New Year!

Duration:00:51:02

Weekly Roundup: College Finals, DWTS Finale, “Gilded Age” S2 E7, “The Rings of Jeffrey,” and Paying It Forward

12/12/2023
On our latest weekly roundup, Catherine's stressing through finals week from a distance. What we're watching: On Dancing with the Stars, Xochitl Gomez took home the Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy, so it's another win for the teens. Good for her, but a big fat BOO to the judges for not giving Alyson Hannigan a full set of courtesy 10s for her freestyle dance. On The Gilded Age, season 2, episode 7, “Wonders Never Cease," but neither do big problems like your brand-new husband dying and your son getting scammed out of all your money. This was a very bad week for the Brook/Van Rhijn sisters. Catherine's library find this week is actually a book she copyedited, not one she found on the library shelves. But she hopes you'll check out this warm, lively middle-grade novel starring a tween boy who learns to look at dance in a new way. It's called The Rings of Jeffrey, and it's by Nello McDaniel. In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed how parents can pay it forward (December 14, 2020), holiday gifts for pets (December 14, 2018), and morning woes (December 11, 2015). ​ Next week, our TV watch will cover the Gilded Age season finale, "In Terms of Winning and Losing" (S2 E8). We'll also watch the movie Quiz Lady, which you can find on Hulu. Until then (and anytime you're in need), the archives are available.

Duration:00:44:17

Weekly Roundup: Dog Boarding Update, DWTS Semi-Finals, “Gilded Age” S2 E6, Folded Book Art, and Special Skills

12/5/2023
On our latest weekly roundup, we have a happy update to Terri's dog-boarding dilemma. Cousin dog to the rescue! What we're watching: On Dancing with the Stars, we went from a (not so) shocking elimination to a kinda shocking non-elimination, as all five semi-finalists went through to the finale. Go, Alyson and Sasha! And Ariana and Pasha! And Jason and Daniella! And Xochitl and Val! And even Charity and Artem! On The Gilded Age, season 2, episode 6, “Warning Shots" were fired in both the union battles and the opera wars, Ada's honeymoon ended very abruptly, and Marian was put on the spot in the worst way. Catherine's library find this week is both a book and a concept: Folded Book Art. We agree that it looks very cool, but you probably won't find us trying it ourselves. In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed our kids' special skills (December 5, 2022), our own parenting skills (December 4, 2015), and what makes a good-enough Christmas (December 5, 2019). ​ Next week, our TV watch will cover the Dancing with the Stars finale and "Wonders Never Cease" (S2 E7) on The Gilded Age. Until then (and anytime you're in need), the archives are available.

Duration:00:58:12

Weekly Roundup: Creepy Airbnb, DWTS Taylor Swift Night, “Gilded Age” S2 E5, “Got Your Nose,” and Holiday Shopping Influences

11/28/2023
On our latest weekly roundup, Catherine reported on her recent Airbnb stay, which didn't sway Terri at all from her "not for me" position. What we're watching: On Dancing with the Stars, it was Taylor Swift Night and, at long last, the exit of Harry Jowsey. Mentioned: A report that Harry asked to leave in place of Lele Pons, and a theory that Swiftie wrath is what finally took him out. On The Gilded Age, season 2, episode 5, “Close Enough to Touch," things got scary for Peggy (as we predicted), watchful Watson saved Bertha's dinner for the Duke from Turner's amateur-hour machinations, and Aunt Ada got married! Mentioned: The book The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah; the true story of Emily Warren Roebling, who secretly took over her husband's role as chief engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge. Catherine's library find this week is a funny picture book that asks the question: What would happen if Grandpa really did get your schnozz when playing the classic game of Got Your Nose!? In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed how influential we are (December 1, 2022), family splurges (December 2, 2021), and all we want for Christmas (December 2, 2019). ​ Next week, our TV watch will cover the Dancing with the Stars semi-finals and "Warning Shots" (S2 E6) on The Gilded Age. Until then (and anytime you're in need), the archives are available!

Duration:00:54:59

Weekly Roundup: Broken Wrist Update, DWTS Whitney Houston Night, “Gilded Age” S2 E4, Mailboat Suspense Series, and Thanksgiving

11/21/2023
On our latest weekly roundup, we started with an update from Terri on her broken wrist and how her recovery is progressing. She still does not recommend breaking a bone. What we're watching: On Dancing with the Stars, it was Whitney Houston Night and Barry Williams danced his last, after a good long run. Kudos to you, Greg Brady! On The Gilded Age, season 2, episode 4, "His Grace the Duke," saw more Opera Warring, romantic entanglements beginning and ending, and the start of Bertha's takedown of her former maid, Turner. Catherine's library find this week is in the who knew?? category: It's series of thrillers based on the famed (at least locally) Lake Geneva mailboat. It's called, of course, the Mailboat Suspense series. In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed finding positive places online (November 23, 2020), gratitude for those who co-parent with us (November 25, 2019), and what we're thankful for (November 22, 2018). Mentioned: Heidi Wrangles Cats, an Icebreaker-inspired TikTok, and its predecessor, the movie Cutting Edge. ​ Next week, our TV watch will cover Taylor Swift Night on Dancing with the Stars and "Close Enough to Touch" (S2 E5) on The Gilded Age. Until then (and anytime you're in need), the archives are available!

Duration:00:47:57

Weekly Roundup: Library Movers, DWTS Music Video Night, “Gilded Age” S2 E3, “Big Bad Wolf’s Yom Kippur,” and Mom Flexes

11/14/2023
On our latest weekly roundup, we started by learning about the specialized profession of library moving, and Terri came up with an idea for a new TV show. What we're watching: On Dancing with the Stars, Music Video Night brought us some literal and some more creative interpretations of iconic music videos, plus Paula Abdul judging (we'd like to keep her on the panel, please!). On The Gilded Age, season 2, episode 3, "Head to Head," it's date night at a terrible play and, as Ward McAllister, Nathan Lane plays 19th-century Frogger literally and figuratively as the Opera Wars heat up. Catherine's library find this week is a picture book celebrating a holiday that doesn't get much attention in little-kid lit: Yom Kippur. It's Big Bad Wolf's Yom Kippur by David Sherrin, illustrated by Martín Morón (see a reading on YouTube). In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed unnatural consequences (November 14, 2022), mom flexes (November 15, 2021), and habit-breaking and habit-forming (November 13, 2019). ​ Next week, our TV watch will cover Whitney Houston Night on Dancing with the Stars and "His Grace the Duke" (S2 E4) on The Gilded Age. Until then (and anytime you're in need), the archives are available!

Duration:00:43:18

Weekly Roundup: Dog Boarding, DWTS Monster Night, “Gilded Age” S2 E2, “Jamestown,” and To-Do Lists

11/7/2023
On our latest weekly roundup, we discuss the challenges of dog boarding and the implications for family travel as the winter holidays approach. What we're watching: As always, Dancing with the Stars went all in for Halloween with "Monster Night," with the costuming, hair, and makeup departments working even more overtime than usual (but we still think the scariest dance was when Frankie Muniz played a stalker with very little assistance from hair and makeup). On The Gilded Age, season 2, episode 2, "Some Sort of Trick," featured a great deal of romantical intrigue, with current, past, and possibly future pursuers and partners turning up left and right. Mentioned: The official Gilded Age podcast from HBO. Catherine's library find this week was more TV: A series called Jamestown about the early English settlers in Jamestown, Virginia, from (some of) the creators of Downton Abbey. In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed family to-do lists (November 9, 2022), holiday happenings and headaches (November 10, 2021), and the importance of having a vent buddy (November 7, 2019). ​ Next week, our TV watch will cover Music Video Night on Dancing with the Stars and "Head to Head" (S2 E3) on The Gilded Age. Until then (and anytime you're in need), the archives are available! ​

Duration:00:47:12

Weekly Roundup: Kittens, DWTS Most Memorable Year, “Gilded Age” Season 2, the Food Group Books, and Spooky Situations

10/31/2023
On our latest weekly roundup, Catherine is sorely tempted by some very cute kittens (it's easy because they live 2,000 miles away). Mentioned: Heidi Wrangles Cats on Instagram. What we're watching: It was time for that Dancing with the Stars staple, "My Most Memorable Year." As always, that meant lots of emotional, barefoot contemporary dances (and a bunch of Viennese waltzes) followed by judging that seems extra harsh, what with all the hearts on all the sleeves. We also returned to The Gilded Age with season 2, episode 1: "You Don't Even Like Opera." Once again, there is scheming, secrets, and many, many elaborate hats. Mentioned: Commentary on the show from the Fug Girls (on their website for season 1 and their Substack for season 2) and Alan Sepinwall at Rolling Stone. Catherine's library find this week spotlights a series called the Food Group, from illustrator Pete Oswald and author Jory John. Check out The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, The Big Cheese, and many more. In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed signs of senior-parent-itis (October 31, 2022), Halloween hassles (October 31, 2019), and the scariest places we've been (November 1, 2016). ​ Next week, our TV watch will cover "Monster Night" (Halloween) on Dancing with the Stars, and "Some Sort of Trick" on The Gilded Age. Until then (and anytime you're in need), the archives are available! ​

Duration:00:46:20

Weekly Roundup: An Autumn Fall, DWTS, “Champions,” Historical Farts, and Would You Rather?

10/24/2023
On our latest weekly roundup, Terri gives us the low-down on the perfectly pleasant walk that turned into a broken wrist and a bunch of other bumps and bruises--and caused us to skip a week of podcasting for the first time in forever. What we're watching: We quickly discussed two weeks' worth of Dancing with the Stars: Motown Night (aka Wig Night) and Disney 100 Night (aka a car commercial/people in varying degrees of very literal costumes). We also watched Champions, starring Woody Harrelson, Kaitlyn Olson, and a delightful cast of actors with intellectual disabilities portraying a team of basketball players. Shout-out to Kevin Iannucci, Madison Tevlin, Joshua Felder, Ashton Gunning, Matthew Von Der Ahe, James Day Keith, Tom Sinclair, Alex Hintz, Casey Metcalfe, and Bradley Edens. We loved watching them and hope this leads to many more roles for them. ​ Catherine's library find owes a lot to potty humor. We've got The Big Bang and Other Farts: A Blast from the Past by Daisy Bird, along with No One Likes a Fart by Zoe Foster Blake and Butt or Face? by Kari Lavelle. In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed gifts for moms of teens and young adults (October 26, 2020), parenting "Would You Rather?" questions (October 28, 2019), and awards beyond "valedictorian" (October 23, 2017). ​ Next week, our TV watch will cover "Most Memorable Year" on Dancing with the Stars, and we'll return to The Gilded Age: Season 2 debuts October 29. Until then (and anytime you're in need), the archives are available! ​

Duration:00:44:17

Weekly Roundup: Decluttering Success, “Only Murders in the Building,” DWTS Latin Night, Amigurumi Books, and Care Packages

10/10/2023
On our latest weekly roundup, Terri shares some decluttering success stories, including finding a loving home for her vintage record albums. What we're watching: On Only Murders in the Building's season finale, "Opening Night" (episode 9), we learn whodunit (that is, the multiple whos who done it) and question the wisdom of having very serious conversations in the wings while a show is underway on stage. Plus, of course, the next murder in the building happens, so we're ready for season 4. On Dancing with the Stars, it was Latin Night, or as Terri called it, "Dresses with Sleeves Night." Bruno continued to impress (?) with his collection of mesh shirts, and there were quite a few enjoyable, well-done dances. ​ Catherine's library find this week is books on the amigurumi craft craze. Therein, you can find instructions on how to crochet everything from a doughnut-shaped unicorn to Mr. T to a whole family of dinosaurs. In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed how volunteering can be a runaway train (that we've successfully disembarked from; October 10, 2019), care packages for kids (October 9, 2019), and digital hoarding (October 9, 2017). ​ Note: After this episode was recorded, but before Terri edited it, she fell and broke her wrist. So if the editing on this episode is even less professional than usual, have mercy. Next week we will be off while Terri has surgery and recovers. We will be back the week after with stories—you can bet on that. ​When we come back, our TV watch will cover Motown and Disney nights on Dancing with the Stars as well as the movie Champions. While we're gone (and anytime you're in need), the archives are available.​

Duration:00:58:47

Weekly Roundup: High School Logistics, “Only Murders in the Building,” DWTS Premiere, Punny Cozy Mysteries, and What Cheers Us Up

10/3/2023
On our latest weekly roundup, we are once again grateful that we don't have to deal with all the logistics surrounding high school events (even though we have a front-row seat to some of them). What we're watching: On Only Murders in the Building's "Thirty" (episode 9), the trio started to close in on Ben's killer (killers?). We were quite proud of some of the predictions and connections we made last week, as well as those discussed over on Drinks with Broads, the Substack from the Fug Girls. We also did get the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars after all, and found it enjoyable even at two and a half hours long. So many dances! Mentioned: Jason Mraz's songs "Lucky" (featuring Colbie Caillat) and "I'm Yours." ​ Catherine's library find this week highlights the cozy mystery phenomenon, especially the punnily titled food-themed books. There's one for everyone! In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed what cheers us up (October 8, 2020), Apple Watch features for parents (October 7, 2019, and October 6, 2022), and children's books we've loved and loathed (October 2, 2015). ​ We'll be back with a new episode next Tuesday. Our TV watch will cover S3 E10 of Only Murders in the Building (“Opening Night,” the finale!) and "Latin Night" on Dancing with the Stars. If you miss hearing from us every single day, the archives await you!

Duration:00:54:27

Weekly Roundup: Celebrity Charity Auction, “Only Murders in the Building,” DWTS Preview, “Pockets” and “Linty,” and What Moms Need to Know

9/26/2023
On our latest weekly roundup, we checked out a celebrity charity auction on eBay. Proceeds are going to support striking actors and writers, but we think the potential for awkwardness is rather high. What we're watching: On Only Murders in the Building, "Sitzprobe" (episode 8), set at a rehearsal for Oliver's musical, was fittingly filled with drama. The highlight was Charles successfully singing the "Pickwick Triplets" patter song, which you can view on YouTube (earworm alert!!). You can also check out the lyrics on Mashable or listen on Spotify. We also previewed the 32nd season of Dancing with the Stars, which is set to premiere tonight (September 26), but is in danger of being disrupted by the aforementioned WGA strike. ​ Catherine's library find this week is a two-fer: For adults, we're intrigued by a niche nonfiction title called Pockets: An Intimate History of How We Keep Things Close by Hannah Carlson. And for kids, who wouldn't want to read about an anthropomorphic ball of lint called Linty? That's Linty: A Pocketful of Adventure by Mike Shiell. In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed parenting in the past vs. the present (September 28, 2020), what our kids do and don't tell us (September 25, 2019), and what reality shows we'd want to be on (September 26, 2017). ​ We'll be back with a new episode next Tuesday. Our TV watch will cover S3 E9 of Only Murders in the Building (“Thirty”) and the first episode of Dancing with the Stars, ​if it happens. If you miss hearing from us every single day, the archives await you!

Duration:00:52:17

Weekly Roundup: Decluttering, “Only Murders in the Building,” “Theater Camp,” “Leslie for Class President,” and Managing Worry

9/19/2023
On our latest weekly roundup, we celebrated some decluttering triumphs (even as we know this is a job that never ends). What we're watching: On Only Murders in the Building, "CoBro" did bring us some more details that we should probably use to figure out what happened to Ben. But we were more excited by the return of some old favorites (Theo! Uma!) and a few superstar guests. Continuing our theatre theme, we checked out Ben Platt and Molly Gordon's Theater Camp, a mockumentary set at ... well, you can guess. It was fun and funny, but not exactly fresh. Mentioned: Return to Me. ​ Catherine's library find this week (speaking of stars) calls back to one of our previous TV watches, Parks and Recreation. Did you know there's a children's picture book called Parks and Recreation: Leslie for Class President? There is! You can also check out The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary. In the archives, we revisit episodes in which we discussed tag-team parenting (September 20, 2021), managing stress and worry (September 19, 2019), and the sacredness of routine (September 23, 2016). The podcast Terri mentioned is the "Overcoming Anxiety" episode of Daily Rosary Meditations. She also mentioned Kitty's Morning Glories daily rosary and the Structured app, as well as Artful Agenda, a digital planner we both use. ​ We'll be back with a new episode next Tuesday. Our TV watch will cover S3 E8 of Only Murders in the Building (“Sitzprobe”) and a preview of the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars. If you miss hearing from us every single day, the archives await you!

Duration:00:45:34