Join parenting writers Terri Mauro, Catherine Holecko, and Nicole Eredics for a daily look at the things parents are talking about, complaining about, and obsessing about right now.
Second-Listen Saturday: Planners Parents Need
9:30Calendars and planners: every parent needs one (or several), and if we could only find the perfect one, everything would just fall into place, right? We do have some specific ideas for all the planner-makers out there.
Roundabout Roundup: The Spread Newsletter, Hartz Delectables Squeeze Ups, and Dunkin’ Pumpkin Doughnuts
7:18On this week’s Roundabout Roundup: Catherine's enjoying The Spread [https://www.thespread.media/], a newsletter for people who miss print magazines. Nicole's sharing a squeezable treat that her cats go crazy for [https://www.hartz.com/products/cats/treats/squeeze_up/], and Terri reminds us all that is pumpkin doughnut season at Dunkin' Donuts, so act fast [https://www.dunkindonuts.com/en].
What Makes a School Cool
15:16A U.S. News article on evaluating private elementary schools [https://www.usnews.com/education/k12/articles/how-to-evaluate-private-elementary-schools] got us talking about what we look for in a school--which is not always easy to quantify. Also mentioned: Our recent episode on school strategies [https://www.parentingroundaboutpodcast.com/blog/our-best-school-strategies].
Don’t Teach Your Children Well
13:20On this week's Round 3, we're complaining about some of the things we were taught as kids, and that we were expected to teach our own kids. Because some of them just don't make sense.
What We're Watching: Ted Lasso and Only Murders in the Building S1 E4
22:40On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, we continue with our two half-hour comedies. On the sunnier one, Ted Lasso, we got our first look at Rebecca's oily ex, Rupert, and perhaps our last look, we hope, at Keeley and Jamie as a couple. Next: "Tan Lines."And on the slightly darker Only Murders in the Building, it's Sting, playing himself with a very good sense of humor, plus the sad backstory of Steve Martin's character, Charles. Next: Episode 5, "Twist."
Homecoming: Not Just for High School
11:09'Tis the season for #hoco parades, football games. and dances, but why should high-schoolers and former high-schoolers have all the fun? There are a few (a select few) places and groups of people from other times in our kids' lives that we'd like to revisit.
Speed-Round Sunday: Why Would You Ask Me That?
4:33Whether they're questions we don't want to answer in front of our kids to questions that throw us into an existential career crisis, we recall some questions we wish we'd never been asked.
Second-Listen Saturday: Car Trip Complaints
11:35Complaint day is a regular feature on Parenting Roundabout, and this week's subject is car trips with kids. So much to not like: arguments over the stereo system, bringing way too much stuff, the entire state of Indiana.
Roundabout Roundup: Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas, Artful Agenda, and Off the Eaten Path
9:21On this week’s Roundabout Roundup: Nicole shouts out Las Vegas's Hofbrauhaus [https://www.hofbrauhauslasvegas.com/], where it's Oktoberfest 12 months of the year. Terri's found a digital planner that's just as pretty as a paper one: Artful Agenda [https://www.artfulagenda.com/]. And Catherine's enjoying both the name and the flavor of Off the Eaten Path veggie crisps [https://www.offtheeatenpathsnacks.com/products/veggie-crisps].
Family Background Check
14:59Our Canadian was raised to be proud of her Australian roots, two of us are Italian by marriage, and two of our kids were born in Russia but don't recall their lives there. Mostly, we're all-American mutts who enjoy Italian food ... and Vegemite?!