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Jun 30, 2015

In honor of Catherine's recent cross-Midwest drive to deliver a child to skate camp and many of our listeners' upcoming drive to see family for the Fourth, we chatted about road-trip entertainment, from new possibilities like audiobooks and Bluetooth and watching MacGyver on your iPad to old-school memories of...


Jun 26, 2015

Word BubbleWe each have our own particular extroverted or introverted approach to our fellow humans, but what about families — can a family be extroverted or introverted? outgoing or in-staying? people people or homebodies? We discussed whether socializing charges or drains our batteries, whether you should push kids (or...


Jun 24, 2015

Kathy CeceriIn honor of the dinosaurs chomping up the box office even as we speak, Terri chatted with Kathy Ceceri, who writes about homeschooling on the All About Homeschooling Facebook page and her site Crafts for Learning, about kids and scary movies. Is it a societal contradiction that we worry about kids playing alone outside...


Jun 23, 2015

Catherine's book club had another meeting, and so she's got another book to talk about, in this case The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. She sets up some of the book's storylines and themes for us -- but don't worry, no spoilers -- and gives it a thumbs-up as a novel tailor-made for book clubs....


Jun 19, 2015

Quote BubbleIn honor of summer vacation and the forced sibling together time that comes with it, we started by talking about sibling rivalry -- both in our households now and in our own childhoods. We looked at the effect on sibling relationships of large age differences, different phases of life, family reconfiguration, chore...