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Sep 23, 2016

Word BubbleOn this week's group chat, we talk about how much we value our oft-neglected routines, figure out what to do with all that clutter our kids bring home, shout out some stuff we like on the Roundabout Roundup, and hear about a new book from our friend Kathy Ceceri. Here's your road map to the episode:

11:08 Kids Aren't the Only Ones Who Value Routine — As moms who work at home, we depend on some semblance of routine to keep us on task, and as much as we love our kids and spouses and want them to be around us every moment, forever and always, they do tend to mess with the way we do things. We talk about our frustration over disrupted workflows and strategize ways to keep things on track. (Mentioned: Stephen Thompson's editing playlist; Wunderlist; iCalgmail Inbox.)

29:17 Speed Round: Awards and Artwork — Don't get us wrong, we sure do appreciate all the rewards and creativity our children bring back from their school and sports days. It's just ... where do you put it all?

37:01 Parenting Roundabout Roundup — Catherine thinks Kaboom Play Everywhere looks cool; Terri enjoys using feedly and thinks you will too; and Nicole is curious about Stranger Things on Netflix. (Also mentioned: Canadian James Hinchcliffe on Dancing with the Stars.)

42:32 Interview of the Week: Kathy Ceceri — Kathy joins us again to tell us about her latest book, Edible Inventions, and some ways to bring the Maker Movement into the kitchen with fun projects like 3D printing with food, molecular gastronomy, and growing your own ingredients. (Mentioned: molecular mixology on Parks and Recreation.)

53:48 Shameless Self-Promotion — Terri invites you to revisit all the live-tweeting she and Catherine have done on Storify; Nicole invites you to a webinar on inclusion; and Catherine invites you to do something about your messy family schedule with some calendar hacks for sports parents.

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