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Dec 11, 2015

It's bad enough getting your child ready to go out the door and to school every morning. Then they have to keep moving that finish line, with delayed openings and early dismissals and half-days and snow days and days with alphabet letters and alternate hours. We gripe about the scheduling creativity that seems to be commonplace these days, while appreciating how useful the extra time is for teachers and wishing there was a high-tech way to get us coordinated.

If such school shenanigans make you nostalgic for your childhood when everybody went to the school at the same time every day, our second topic -- on whether our kids still watch TV or even believe us when we talk about how we used to watch -- will keep you looking back to those olden days when cartoons were only on Saturdays and you had to get up to turn the dial. We chat about your kids' screen habits and our own, and probably get the Love Boat theme stuck in your head too.

Finally, we share our recommendations for the week: Catherine likes a cute new PBS Kids show called Nature Cat, which she reviewed for her site; Amanda wants to point people to the site Angela’s Clues, from Angela Santomero, the educational consultant behind shows like Blue’s Clues and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood; Nicole passes on a guide to finding streaming shows on Netflix; and Terri thinks you might enjoy her Special Needs Christmas Carols.

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