Parenting Roundabout
Parenting Roundabout
Parenting Roundabout
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.
Speed-Round Sunday: Our Dietary Restrictions
Terri's trip to the Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Expo (now called the Nourished Festival []) got us thinking about all the different allergy-accommodating foods available today and whether we really have to have that restriction to enjoy them.
Mar 28
6 min
Second-Listen Saturday: Feeling Powerless
How does your family manage during power outages? Do you happily play board games by candlelight, or sit in corners clinging to your dead iPhones?
Mar 27
15 min
Roundabout Roundup: Majestic Pure Hair Mask, Eufy RoboVac, and Celestial Seasonings Fruit Tea Sampler
On this week’s Roundabout Roundup: Catherine's beautifying her hair with Majestic Pure's avocado and coconut hair mask []. Nicole is loving her new Eufy robot vacuum [], and Terri is adding variety to her daily tea menu with Celestial Seasonings' fruit tea sampler [].
Mar 25
9 min
Would You Do a Digital Detox?
We obsess about's offer of cash in exchange for a digital detox (; no phones, TVs, computers, video games, smart devices). We think $2,400 is a pretty nice sum for a 24-hour-long nap.
Mar 24
14 min
Instagram for Kids: Dislike
On this week's Round 3, we complain about the possibility of Instagram for Kids. This seems like a good idea for absolutely no one (except marketers looking to sell stuff to pre-teens).
Mar 23
13 min
What We’re Watching: Veronica Mars “Postgame Mortem”
On this week's entertainment-themed Round 2, Veronica Mars season 3 adds another murder into the mix. But what we really care about is the buddy comedy "Logan and Heather." We also listened to the Veronica Mars Investigations episode "There's Gotta Be a Poughkeepsie Mortem," which pointed out the Dick and Madison ret-conning that's happening this season. Next: Veronica Mars season 3 episodes 14 and 15, "Mars, Bars" and Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is back with season 2 episode 7, "Zoey's Extraordinary Memory." We got this wrong in the episode, but plan to watch Zoey instead of a second episode of Veronica so we can discuss both shows on our March 30 episode.
Mar 22
23 min
A Messy Mom Is a Good Mom
An article listing "14 Signs You're a Good Mom" [] got us talking about all those dead giveaways that a child lives in your house: toys in the bathtub, random detritus in all kinds of odd places, and so on. We agree with the author's conclusion that these are all signs that a mom has her priorities (if not her stuff) in the right place.
Mar 21
11 min
Speed-Round Sunday: Road Trip Snacks
​Snacks for the road! Two of us advocate for every kind of junk food, diets be darned, while one will allow for apples. We're leaving her at the side of the road.​
Mar 21
5 min
Second-Listen Saturday: Share and Share Alike
A viral post about not sharing [] got us talking about the tricky business of sharing vs. having boundaries.
Mar 20
16 min
Roundabout Roundup: Clubhouse, Glutino Yogurt-Covered Pretzels, and Call the Midwife
On this week’s Roundabout Roundup: Ever the early adopter, Terri has joined Clubhouse [] and is enjoying the conversations there. Nicole surprised herself by liking Glutino gluten-free yogurt-covered pretzels []. And Catherine's found another quarantine watch: Call the Midwife (; available on Netflix).
Mar 18
9 min
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