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Feb 26, 2016

word bubbleIt's a week of looking forward at the responsible young adults our kids are becoming and looking back at the really bad TV they (and we) adored in the past. Here's a road map to our conversation:

0:49: What’s New With You? — We’ve got dogs, we’ve got scorpions and tarantulas, we’ve got illicit lizards, and we hope we don’t have bedbugs.

4:22: Big-Kid Milestones — While there's no equivalent of a baby book to enter them in, teens and young adults have plenty of firsts that parents rejoice over. We celebrated Terri's daughter's first solo call to AAA with remembrances of other older-child triumphs.

13:20: TV-Show Resurrections — Hey, have ya heard, there's an update to Full House hitting Netflix today! For kids who grew up loving the Tanners — like Terri's and Amanda's daughters, who have been counting down the days — Fuller House is a major TV event. But what about the family TV of our youth? When will we get our update on the Bradys, the Partridges, the Keatons, the Bradfords? (Though honestly, the less we hear about the horrifying children's TV Nicole grew up with in Canada, the better.)

25:14: Interview of the Week — Amanda talked with her husband, Jon, about IEP tag-teaming. Let's see one of those family sitcoms do that. (For more on IEPs, listen to an interview from last April with Robert Rummel-Hudson.)

36:03: Shameless Self-Promotion — Terri shared her shiny new tumblr blog, Amanda shared "10 Ways to Help Shy Children Self-Advocate," Catherine passed on her water-bottle organizing tips, and Nicole shares actual links to those Canadian TV shows she mentioned, Mr. Dress-Up and The Friendly Giant. Watch at your own risk.

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.

almost eight years ago

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almost eight years ago

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