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Jan 27, 2017

On this week's group chat, we let off some steam with some big rants over small annoyances, imagine what kind of grandparents we'll be, shout out some stuff we like on the Roundabout Roundup, and do some shameless self-promotion. Here's your road map to the episode:

03:50 We Are Not a Crackpots — Borrowing a refrain from the Extra Hot Great podcast, we declare "I am not a crackpot" when we insist that buffets must have more than one item, Terri's dishwasher is freakin' LOUD, and teachers ought to, you know, like children. (For more rants, listen to our first rant-y episode from July 10, 2015.)

16:50 Speed Round: Our Future Grandparenting Style — One day, in the not so very near future, we hope we'll be grandmas. Will we be the supportive loving helpful kind, the meddling guilt-inducing kid-spoiling kind, the kind you hardly ever see, or some combination? Only time will tell.

26:49 Parenting Roundabout Roundup — Terri is finding Google Keep useful for organizing notes, Catherine is finding Google Forms useful for organizing sandwich orders from 96 people, and Nicole is finding the GPS feature on her iPhone's text-messaging app useful for keeping tabs on her kids.

32:18 Shameless Self-Promotion — Terri has resurrected an old post about "If Back-to-School-Night Speeches Were More Like IEP Meetings" on her Parenting Isn't Pretty blog (read more about that Supreme Court case on Friendship Circle); Nicole shares some "Simple Tools to Develop Executive Function Skills" on her Inclusive Class blog; and Catherine questions the healthiness of your child's school on her VeryWell site.

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.