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Feb 12, 2016

Word BalloonWe're tired, we're crierd, and we stink at self-improvement. Good thing we have friends to get together and commiserate with (or snark with). Here's your roadmap to our festival of self-recrimination and venting:

0:53: Intros and What's New With You — We recorded this the day before Terri gave up coffee for Lent. So really, what was her excuse for being so snippy?

4:11 Insurmountable Challenges — If you've ever tried to make a major change in your life and failed miserably, you'll feel for us as we share our stories of washing out of the Infomagical Challenge, Yoga Camp, Vegan Before Six, and making friends in new neighborhoods. (How could anyone not immediately want to be buddies with Nicole?)

17:53 Volunteer Fatigue — Kid stuff does not run without parent volunteers, and Catherine's about had it. Are you one of those parents who barely pulls your weight? Duck.

28:51 Interview of the Week — But wait. It's okay! We didn't mean to exclude you from the conversation! Pediatric OT Meghan Corridan makes us rethink all our sniping with a review of the children's book Be a Friend by Salina Yoon and a reminder that Valentine's Day is the ultimate inclusive holiday.

40:52 Shameless Self-Promotion — Amanda shares an older article on ways to volunteer without actually being in the classroom, Terri shares a new article on the 20 Questions You Really Want to Ask at an IEP Meeting, Nicole shares a plea to including everyone in the class when it comes to writing Valentine cards with your kids, and Catherine shares some fun games and activities for Valentine's Day.

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 for the full recap experience.

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