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Jun 10, 2016

Everybody can hear Terri this week, so already we're off to a better start than last week. Here's a road map of where we go from there.

01:34 Intros and What's New With You — School is done for some of us, not done for others, and one of is just looking forward to the daily school traffic jam by her house being over.

04:11 Have Sports Stopped Being Fun? — An article in the Washington Post on kids quitting sports got us wondering what happened to sports for kids who aren't ever going to be good enough for a college scholarship or a shot at the pros.

14:51 Overnights and Just How Freaked Out We Get — Whether for sports or for camp, sleep-away activities can be fun or traumatic for kids, and pretty much the same for moms.

25:24 Interview of the Week — Catherine and Terri bring their Round 2 talk to the group chat with a conversation about watching live entertainment with our kids, inspired by an article by sportswriter Joe Posnanski about taking his daughter to see Hamilton. (Speaking of which, join us on Sunday night for our Tony Awards live-tweet at #TonysPRP.)

37:42 Shameless Self-Promotion — Amanda wants you to download some ideas for "Fun (and Educational) Summer Vacation Activities" (excerpted from her book On-the-Go Fun for Kids); Terri has two, count 'em two, blog posts — the one on cameras in the classroom that she promised months ago, and one on finding some special-needs resonance in Hamilton; Catherine has some ideas on how to fix youth sports; and although Nicole had disappeared mysteriously from our podcast at this point, she'd still like you to check out her online course on the Kids Included Together site.

Thanks as always to Jon Morin for producing our podcast and for our fun in-and-out music. If you're reading this somewhere without hyperlinks, come to http://parentingroundabout.com for the full recap experience.